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.

NHS members volunteer in the morning on Thursday, November 5th, 2019 for the Can Food Drive at Xavier College Preparatory in Bidwells Circle.
Photo Credit: Brianna Butkiewicz 20

XCP Canned Food Drive 2019

Alissa Celaya, Class Writer November 12, 2019

Every year, Xavier College Preparatory makes a generous donation of canned foods and money to St. Vincent De Paul, located in Phoenix, Arizona. St. Vincent De Paul is a Catholic organization that strives...

A pro StopTheStima pin reading Its ok not to be ok
Photo Credit: @Sootmegs on Etsy

Make it OK! Stop the Stigma!

Annabelle Goettl, Editor-in-chief November 12, 2019

Depressed people are lazy and weak. People who have hallucinations are crazies. These are just a couple of the falsely-held negative misconceptions or stigmas that our society associates with mental illness.  Stigmas...

The rewarding celebration screen that accompanies pressing submit on your Common Application. 
Photo Credit: MakingCaringCommon Project

The First of November

Jocelyn Rupp, Class Writer November 12, 2019

If someone were to say the date “November first” to you, what would be the first thing that comes to your mind? You would probably think of fall weather, Halloween, Thanksgiving, sweaters, or cinnamon...

Juniors Emma McCarthy, Sloan Sciarappo, and Simone La Magna (left to right) in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland on November 9! 
Photo Credit: Simone La Magna ‘21

Xavier Gators Love the Annual Disneyland Trip

Emma McCarthy, Connect Editor November 12, 2019

It’s time again for the Xavier Disneyland trip! Once a year, a few hundred Xavier students hop on three or four buses at about two in the morning and drive through the night to Anaheim, California. They...

Sophomores Meghan Shouten, Sharon Cardenas, and Nina McFarland wait in the library until their shadows get dropped off. 
Photo credit: Caroline Hink 20.

What is the Xavier Shadow Program?

Caroline Hink, Managing Editor October 22, 2019

Did you attend 8th Grade Day? Are you a prospective student who wants to attend a full day of classes at Xavier? Or are you wondering how the Shadow Program works? Every October, hundreds of middle-schoolers...

A picture of the curtains before the show began at Xavier College Prep located in Phoenix, Arizona. 
Photo Credit: Sattu Samura 21

Music Man BTS: Cast and Crew Perspective

Sattu Samura, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 22, 2019

The recent production of Xavier’s The Music Man took place on October 2nd, 3rd, and 5th. The Music Man tells the story of a con man by the name of Harold Hill, who travels town to town pretending to...

Mrs. Hubbard and a group of Xavier students visit Inishbofin in Ireland while on the Creative Writing trip this past summer. Photo courtesy of Emmie Halter ‘21.

Xavier Gators Study Abroad

Caroline Hink, Managing Editor September 18, 2019

 Have you ever wanted to travel abroad with your best friends? Have you considered studying abroad in college? Due to the opportunities at Xavier, dozens of students travel abroad each year to Ireland,...

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...

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