Current juniors share tips for incoming juniors

Juniors Jackie Ganem, Natalie Vitols, Mackenzie Bouise, Emily Good and Bebe Katsenes show the stress of junior year but warn sophomores with a few tips.

Marybeth Bonner, Class Writer

May 2, 2018

Dear incoming juniors, As the year is coming to a close, students of the junior class reflect on their experiences giving tips and different to incoming juniors. Many people regard junior year as the hardest year of high school, so it is important to get in the right mind-set. There are both pros a...

#RedForEd: Why Arizona educators are protesting

#RedForEd: Why Arizona educators are protesting

Bailey Bland, Class Writer

May 1, 2018

Walkouts among Arizona’s public educators are happening this week and support for #RedForEd is becoming stronger day by day. Schools are closed all over the state, such as Madison Traditional Academy on Maryland and 12th Street. Protesters have been standing in front of the school for several weeks...

Xavier Athletic Trainer Laurie White rewarded for achievement

Xavier Athletic Trainer Laurie White rewarded for achievement

Hannah Shulski, Club Writer

April 30, 2018

Every so often, Xavier faculty and staff are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in education and beyond. Recently, Mrs. Laurie White, the Xavier athletic trainer, has become a recipient of the National Athletic Trainers Association's Service award. This honor was bestowed upon her because ...

What are gratitudes?

What are gratitudes?

Holly Ngo, Class Writer

April 25, 2018

Every morning Xavier’s Honors Chemistry teacher Mr. Mercier asks his classes what they are most thankful for. This allows students to clearly think about and realize what we take for granted. Students are called up at random and asked to give unique gratitudes. Normal answers include their family and ...

NHS water bottle drive

Even Xavier students have to hydrate, so they are especially generous in giving money for water for those in need to.

Erika Kotlarz, Class Writer

April 23, 2018

The National Honor Society does many things for the Xavier community and the community around us. Most recently, NHS held a water bottle drive. This water bottle drive is very important for people in need of water, especially in Arizona. With summer fast approaching, the hot and dry weather is especial...

Resources for mental health at Xavier

Mrs. Ryan's office is by the other counselors' offices in downstairs Steele. She is always open to visitors!

Tatum Dial, Class Writer

April 18, 2018

As high schoolers facing new challenges regarding friendships, college decisions, family difficulties and more, Xavier students can experience heightening stress levels. No matter the extent of the issues Xavier girls face in their day to day lives, every student should be aware of the resources Xavie...

Prom 2018 theories

Seniors Mady Chait, Madeline Warren and Aydyn Fernandez at Prom in 2017.

Emmegale East, Connect Editor

April 16, 2018

What is four letters long, requires black-tie attire and is going to be an unbelievably good time for Xavier and Brophy upperclassmen two weeks from now? Prom! Attention all Xavier and Brophy juniors and seniors, Prom is at 8 p.m., in Brophy’s Great Hall, on April 28, and we here at XPress have the ...

Xavier’s spring dance shows

Seniors Ashten Wheeler and Katie Lopez representing the advanced dance class in the Senior Fashion show

Ashten Wheeler, Faith in Action Editor

April 12, 2018

According to the Xavier website, the Xavier Dance Department offers a “variety of classes focusing on educating dancers in ballet, modern, and jazz technique, history, improvisation, and choreography.” A tradition within the Dance Department is that each class performs a show in the spring. These shows d...

XCP’s Prayer Service National Walkout

March 26, 2018

On March 14, 2018, the Xavier community walked out of classes and headed to Petznick Field to pray for the victims of gun violence in this country. We wanted to express our sorrow and stand in solidarity with schools across the country. We believe all students deserve a safe place to learn. It was a...

Hydrate! Motivate! Feel Great!

Hydrate! Motivate! Feel Great!

Mary Long, Campus News Editor

March 21, 2018

This generation has spearheaded a push on hydration. Companies such as Hydro Flask, S’Well, Yeti and Nalgene have created a fun and personalized culture around staying hydrated. A variation of color, size and shape has made water bottles a daily accessory to the everyday millennial. Over the past...

How Tech Lab Assistance can “save the day”

Student Tech Advisors provide assistance in the computer lab to guide students through tricky computer programming assignments.

April Platt, Club Writer

March 21, 2018

One program under-utilized in the Xavier community is the Tech Lab Assistant program. Through this program, students in computer programming, at any level, can receive help. Tech Lab TA’s are available every day before school, at break, lunch and after school. But where do you find this help? Look to ...

Traditions’ Day 2018

Representatives from graduating classes at Xavier gather to listen to current Xavier students.

Erika Kotlarz, Class Writer

March 8, 2018

Every year at Xavier the students celebrate Traditions Day. A day where alumni come to visit Xavier. The seniors and the sophomores team up to go up against the juniors and the freshman. Team blue vs. team white. The white team is the graduating classes with odd numbers, Class of 2021 and 2019. The blu...

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