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.

Introducing Your 2019-2020 Executive Board

Introducing Your 2019-2020 Executive Board

Jocelyn Rupp, Class Writer September 17, 2019

     Here at Xavier, one of the most anticipated events is rally day.  The anticipation for rally day augments over weeks. The reason is the awesome production values instilled by the Executive Board,...

Xpress welcomes its new members into the class. Shot by Alissa Celaya-2020, Pictured from left to right is Senior Mia Parham, Junior Emma McCarthy, Senior Delainey Maxwell, Sophomore Maia Weingard, Junior Zoelyn Mulloy, and Senior Jocylen Rupp.

Welcome to XPress

Alissa Celaya, Class Writer September 17, 2019

XPress is a student-run newspaper that allows students to focus on their journalism skills that consist of writing and broadcast journalism. The XPress team helps students focus on preparing for their...

Taylor Garman ‘20, Emma Elsbecker ‘20, and Angelina Abdeen ‘20 giggle while embracing the lighthearted nature of Senior Prayer Day. This picture was taken during Activity A with Ms. Cavnar as the girls did a warm up activity to become even more familiar with their peers. Photo Courtesy of Meghan Galbreath ‘20.

2019 Senior Prayer Day

Megan Onofrei, Photo Editor September 17, 2019

Seniors at Xavier College Prep wait three years to receive the privileges of being the top-dogs of the school. One of those privileges is having two Senior Prayer Days at the Mount Claret Retreat Center...

Mrs. Haley Scott DeMaria during her time swimming for Notre Dame, photo credit: What Though the Odds

Haley Scott: Tragedy and Triumph

Emma McCarthy, Connect Editor September 17, 2019

This summer’s reading assignment included a book by an amazing Xavier College Prep alum, entitled What Though the Odds. The book and its author tell an engrossing story of despair and courage, along...

Fr. Daniel Cruz will be serving as parochial vicar of St. Joan of Arc Parish effective July 1. (Billy Hardiman/CATHOLIC SUN)

Welcome, Father Cruz!

Janessa Guiterrez, Faith in Action Editor September 17, 2019

Here at Xavier, we are all one big family! We thrive to inspire, encourage and assist each other. At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, we were introduced to Father Daniel Cruz, our new and beloved...

Seniors get cozy in their sweans for their final Prayer Day

Make your last Senior Prayer Day count

Maddie Dinowitz , Campus News Editor April 1, 2019

Whether we have written letters, scribbled notes on eachothers backs, or acted out hilarious skits, we have all been to a Xavier Prayer Day. On Mar. 22, the seniors traveled to Mount Claret to complete...

Senior Abbey Alexander and her mother spending time together at the Fashion Show before the Senior Class of 2019 graduate. Photo courtesy of Abbey Alexander 19.

Mothers bid farewell to the Class of 2019

Holly Ngo , Managing Editor April 1, 2019

With only a few days of school left, the Class of 2019 prepares to bid their farewells. On April 6, the Class of 2019 and their mothers are all invited to the Senior Mother-Daughter Mass and Breakfast....

Sophomores Imelda Hernandez and Giselle Quiroz (Left to Right) curesty of Sophomore Valerie Loera

The happiest place on earth!

Janessa Gutierrez , Class Writer April 1, 2019

Every year Xavier students travel to Disneyland for an annual trip, but this years trip came a bit earlier than usual. Months before the trip, the girls were notified and given time to plan ahead for the...

The Xavier/Brophy Orchestra.

Get Groovy in the Brophy Chapel

Hannah Shulski, Faith In Action Editor April 1, 2019

Have you ever wanted to hear a choir sing a beautiful rendition of "Africa" by Toto? If so, now you're in luck! The Brophy Honor Chorale, the Brophy Freshman Choir, the Brophy Concert Choir, and the Xavier/Brophy...

This year, team white took back the illustrious traditions day trophy.

Traditions week recap

Lauren Brown, Class Writer March 13, 2019

Starting on Feb. 25, Traditions Week was set into full swing along with an abundance of activities. This annual tradition focuses on celebrating Xavier alumnae and reflects on the many traditions that...

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....

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