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.

Executive Board hard at work, planning for Catholic Schools Week.

Get ready for Catholic Schools Week!

Kyla Ferry , Class Writer January 22, 2019

In the upcoming week here at Xavier, we have a lot of fun things to be excited for! Next week begins National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. NCSW is the annual celebration of Catholic education...

Xavier students on a Kairos retreat with Notre Dame Prep

Xavier students kick off first Kairos ever

Tatum Dial , Opinions Editor January 22, 2019

For the first time ever, Xavier girls are getting the opportunity to go on Kairos, a Roman Catholic retreat program for high school and college students, from Mar. 26 through 29. For years, Xavier girls...

Juniors Alex Lambesis (left) and Hallie Jonkosky (right) are volunteering at the rams gym by aiding the young athletes in a volleyball practice.

Last Minute Service Hours

Alissa Celaya , Class Writer January 22, 2019

Junior year brings on many new challenges. One of those challenges is finishing the Christian Service Project by the awaited deadline. Juniors at Xavier have to complete fifty hours of service by Mar....

Carmela Palmieri, a local Xavier senior, works at the AZ State Fair as her part time job doing things such as making and serving food

Pros and Cons of Having a Job as a High Schooler

Lily Tierney , Class Writer January 22, 2019

Today, the talk about high school students having a job is controversial. People believe that for high schoolers, education should be their number one priority. The Fair Labor Standards Act, also known...

Xavier students buying and selling everyones favorite, scrunchies.

Christmas Market 2018

Maddy Kunis, Club Writer December 17, 2018

This year at The Christmas Market, there were many students of all grades selling and buying goods. There were three scrunchie stands which were very popular. There was also a variety of food ranging...

Seniors Marybeth Bonner and Mackenzie Bouise study together for finals.

Exam Warmup at Xavier

Marybeth Bonner , Club Writer December 14, 2018

Finals week is right around the corner and it is never too early to start studying. Last Tuesday on Dec. 4, the National Honor Society held their exam warm-up in Founders Hall from 3-4:30 PM. Finals are...

Inside the Christmas Pageant

Inside the Christmas Pageant

Maddie Dinowitz , Campus News Editor December 12, 2018

Every Christmas season, we shuffle in the Performing Arts Center to watch the beautiful Christmas Pageant. But does anyone know what happens behind the scenes? How are those graceful dancers selected for...

The decorated christmas trees at the Bell Tower in early morning. Photo courtesy of Marybeth Bonner ‘19.

Xavier traditions: Student Council’s annual tree lighting ceremony

Emmegale East, Connect Editor December 12, 2018

For 26 consecutive years, when the air gets crisper and sitting outside for lunch gets (much) colder, the Xavier Bell Tower is eventually adorned with four christmas trees of pink, yellow, green and red,...

Seniors Eve Loughran and Lindsay Hubbard pose in their sweans attire, each having donated money to the Damien House cause. Photo courtesy of Johnnie Mitchell.

Xavier raises money for Damien House

Marybeth Bonner, Club Writer December 12, 2018

As the days are getting colder, sweatpants and jeans are the perfect way to stay warm and give back to an organizations that Xavier is very involved with. On Wed. Nov. 28, the buck-a-sweans collection...

Sustainable lights garnish the XPress classroom this holiday season. Photo courtesy of Annabelle Goettl.

How to: be sustainable during the holidays

Annabelle Goettl , Media Editor December 12, 2018

The most magical time of the year is upon us. Sparkling holiday lights flicker in the distance, the smell of fresh pine fills the air and we all count down the days to Christmas. Along with the holidays...

Freshman Emma Valentine, junior Nicole Goldman, sophomore Anna Gomez (Santa), sophomore Janessa Gutierrez and sophomore Brisa Duarte volunteering at the Xavier tent for ZooLights. (Left to Right)

A spectacular night under the ZooLights

Janessa Gutierrez, Class Writer November 19, 2018

Around this time of year, late Oct. and early Nov., the nights get cold and most people tend to skip Thanksgiving celebrations, hanging up the christmas tree on November first going straight to the Christmas...

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