the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Sports covers the never-ending games, championships, and awards that Xavier receives and participates in.

The Xavier Gators take on Red Mountain in an intense game.

Slam Dunking to State

Halle Lewis February 2, 2016

This season, the ball is in the court for the Xavier Basketball team. The team is having a phenomenal season, with a 13-8 record. The gators are working hard and hope to get to the state championship. Xavier...

After running 3.1 miles, participants celebrate in color.

3.1 miles of color

Jane Miller January 27, 2016

There is no better way to spice up a boring old run than with over 10,000 pounds of multi-colored cornstarch. On Feb. 20, Phoenix is hosting the Color Fun Fest 5k at Ak-Chin Pavilion. Color runs are an...

Views from Sedonas Bear Mountain.

Students embrace the #OptOutside motto

Katie Russell, Writer January 7, 2016

Recently, the outdoor store REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) has taken up the slogan #OptOutside to encourage people to get outdoors. The trending hashtag began on Black Friday, when REI shut their doors...

Khalia Lanier receives the most prestigious high school athletic award in the nation.

Khalia Lanier receives Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year

Katie Harris December 10, 2015

Yesterday afternoon, the entire Xavier community congregated in the PAC for a surprise assembly. Rumors had already spread throughout the school: is Sr. Lynn resigning? Malala coming to school? Xavier...

Not your average sports match

Not your average sports match

Abbie Conrad December 7, 2015

Although they may not win banners to display next to those of volleyball and golf, unusual sports are on the rise. These odd activities, hobbies and sports appeal to the hidden talents and unsuspecting...

Kara Barberich stretches before track hurdles.

Off season – but not off practice

Katie Russell, Writer December 1, 2015

Here at Xavier, there are many exceptional athletes, all of whom have one thing in common that fuels their greatness – off-season training. You may ask, “What exactly is off season training?”...


Roughing it on Phoenix trails

Jane Miller, Writer November 12, 2015

With the help of the brand new spin rooms, the Brophy/Xavier mountain biking club has recently gained new members and more recognition. Sophomore Lucy Lawler began mountain biking in eighth grade with...

Local is the new black

Local is the new black

Katie Shyman and Abbie Conrad October 21, 2015

When buying produce, local is the way to go. On Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Ahwatukee Farmers Market, one vendor from Matcha Marketplace was interviewed about the benefits of buying local produce. The vendor...

Were in an Arizona state of mind

We’re in an Arizona state of mind

Macy Gordon, Writer October 13, 2015

The beloved Grand Canyon State: stereotypes might cue images of sweltering heat waves, road-crossing rattlesnakes and horseback-riding cowboys galloping through dusty fields. However, discovering Arizona's...

Gator Golfers drive their way into the record books

Gator Golfers drive their way into the record books

Katie Russell, Writer October 5, 2015

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 was a day for the Gator golf history books.  On this day, the golf team broke the record for their lowest score ever on a nine-hole course, shooting a 131 at Phoenix Country Club....

Xavier yoga students practice their asanas.

Got Yoga?

Halle Lewis , Writer October 5, 2015

Ohmm…Ohmm…Ohmm. Namaste. These are frequently repeated phrases and sounds that are heard and said in a yogi’s daily life. Yoga has been around for centuries and is increasing in trendiness each...

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