the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


News encompasses the most important events concerning Xavier.

In the second quarter, students utilize their skills they learned in the first quarter to create their own projects. Senior Holly Ngo built a vanity mirror table as her final project. Photo courtesy of Holly Ngo ‘19

Hidden Gem Classes at XCP that require handiwork

Holly Ngo, Managing Editor March 12, 2019

As Xavier students prepare to choose their schedule for the upcoming school year, choosing classes can certainly be a challenge, especially when students are not fully aware of the classes that Xavier...

Picture showing volunteers trying to clear a dam containing plastic bottles and other garbage, near the town of Krichim, Bulgaria.

Put an end to plastic waste!

Janessa Gutierrez, Class Writer March 11, 2019

Each year, over 260 million tons of plastic trash is produced, and about ten percent of it, ends up in the Ocean. Here at Xavier, we are kept motivated to conserve with a club known as the XERO club....

Cast members huddle up to take a mirror selfie backstage before their matinee show.

Information behind Xavier’s spring musical Working

Tatum Dial , Opinion Editor March 11, 2019

Xavier’s spring musical, Working, is one of most unique performances Xavier has ever done. Unlike The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, and In the Heights, this musical did not have a main character and...

Misaal Irfan 19 teaches middle school students the importance of computer coding

Girls Have IT Camp: an exciting STEAM opportunity

Maddie Dinowitz , Campus News Editor March 11, 2019

You may be familiar with Xavier's Girls Have IT Day, a day dedicated to teaching middle school girls about the importance of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Each year, Xavier holds GHID...

Alumnae Spotlights at Traditions Day

Alumnae Spotlights at Traditions Day

Holly Ngo, Managing Editor February 13, 2019

This year at the Traditions Day Assembly, Xavier College Preparatory will be welcoming Tania Torres ‘96, and Michelle Lowenberg '01, both of whom will be awarded Xavier's Dynamic Woman of Tradition Award....

(Left to Right) Xavier sophomores Janessa Gutierrez, Reyva Murty, and Gabi Ruiz out in the frigid snow

Lookback on the Father/Daughter Ski Trip

Janessa Gutierrez , Class Writer February 13, 2019

Let’s take a look back on the 2019 Father/Daughter Ski trip to Durango, Colorado! The annual Father/Daughter Ski trip took place from Jan. 18 to 21. Xavier takes large buses, one for each grade, and...

Seniors Caitlin Johnson, Sadie Wintergalen, Emily Chiao, Lindsay Hubbard, Katie McGee and Allie Broderick, Karla Alvarado, and Kelli Rasmussen pose pre-game.

Xavier’s soccer team celebrates their seniors

Kit Blouin , Class Writer February 13, 2019

Year after year each Xavier sports team celebrates the tradition of senior night. Players, parents, and coaches join together to cherish the memories of the seniors from the last four years. Recently the...

Members of the Black Student Union at Xavier include seniors Caitlin Johnston and Paris Rasheed-Moore

Xavier welcomes Black Student Union to campus

Maddie Dinowitz , Campus News Editor February 13, 2019

New to campus, Xavier students are teaming up with the neighboring Brophy Broncos to welcome the Black Student Union for all who are willing to join. Black Student Union, or simply BSU, is a club that...

The group of students at the Walter Cronkite Summer Journalism Institute at ASUs downtown campus in 2018. Photo courtesy of Helen Innes 19

Need a summer camp? Apply to the ASU Summer Journalism Institute

Helen Innes, Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2019

Last summer I attended the Cronkite Institute for High School Journalism: Student Journalism Institute at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism. Not only was this one of the best experiences...

Phoenixs high school students have been assigned their sister city that they will be going to in the summer. Photo courtesy of Isabela Evans 19

Xavier visits Phoenix Sister Cities

Holly Ngo, Managing Editor January 24, 2019

As the new year begins, Phoenix Sister Cities started applications to prepare for their annual summer youth program. Applications were due Jan. 12, 2019 and interviews take place on Feb. 8-9 that will...

Ringing in the New Year is best with sparklers! Celebrating the start of the New Year is great for forcing yourself to start off 2019 with a new outlook on life.

What’s new to 2019?

Janessa Gutierrez, Class Writer January 23, 2019

With the new year already here, many are quite excited about the new things that are approaching. Here are five things to look forward to in 2019. Another Royal Baby!? The newlywed couple, Meghan...

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