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Pro Bowl 2017: an American tradition

Pro Bowl 2017: an American tradition

Maddy Todd, In-Class Writer

February 10, 2017

     The Pro Bowl has been an American tradition for many decades. It has held the airing time the Sunday prior to the Super Bowl since its commencement in 1951. According to HowStuffWorks, its purpose is to "bring together the most outstanding players at each position to play what amounts to a compe...

Xavier seniors sign athletic letters of intent

Xavier seniors sign athletic letters of intent

Katie Shyman, Sports & Fitness Writer

February 10, 2017

     On February 1, 2017, Xavier witnessed a great day for their soccer stars. Seniors Natalie Duque and Qui Qui Hita signed their letters of intent to play soccer at the collegiate level. Natalie is committed to play at Benedictine University in Illinois, while Qui Qui is committed to the University of ...

How to stick to your New Year’s fitness resolutions

How to stick to your New Year's fitness resolutions

Skylar Smith, Sports & Fitness Editor

January 26, 2017

When the new year arrives, we all make resolutions to become a better person, most are health and fitness related. However, after a month or two, we abandon these plans and revert back to our previous habits. Here are a few tips on how to keep your fitness new year’s resolution. Grab a friend....

A look at 2016 sports

The Xavier soccer team battling it out on the field for another win.

Rebecca Jordan, Sports & Fitness Writer

January 26, 2017

2016 was a huge year for sports, both Xavier and nationwide. This includes a wide variety of sports, like soccer, basketball, lacrosse, tennis, softball, swim, track and field, and more. There are some very impressive players on behalf of Xavier and nationwide as well, showcasing their skills in the ...

Playing for a team: school vs club sports

Blackhawks Soccer Club play for the win.

Katie Shyman, Sports & Fitness Writer

January 26, 2017

Playing on a sports team is a great thing to do for both social and health benefits. From club teams to school teams, there are plenty of opportunities to try new sports and play at different levels. Typically, both school and club sports demand a few hours of time per week for practice and games...

Q & A: the flu

Q & A: the flu

Helen Innes, Opinions Editor

January 4, 2017

Catching the flu is anything but fun, especially for a busy Xavier girl who is forced to handle hours of seemingly never-ending homework. Not to mention, it is just the start of the semester and tallying up absences now is not a good way to finish the year. If you have already read and stuck to the g...

Gifts for the fitness enthusiasts in your life

Gifts for the fitness enthusiasts in your life

Skylar Smith, Sports & Fitness Editor

January 4, 2017

2017 is finally here and with it comes a whole new year of birthdays, requiring the perfect birthday present (which can be extremely difficult to find). However, for the fitness guru in your life, there are a plethora of gifts that will keep them active all year. The first gift, though it may sound strange,...

Breaking the “curse”: Cubs and the World Series

Maddy Todd, In-Class Writer

December 7, 2016

On Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, the Chicago Cubs claimed their first World Series Title in 108 years. Led by National League MVP and third baseman Kris Bryant, the Cubs trounced the decades-long “billy goat curse” in their seventh game victory over the Cleveland Indians. It was a nail-biting finish in ext...

XCP/BCP mountain biking team

Maddy Todd, In-Class Writer

December 7, 2016

Looking for an XCP/BCP club activity that participates in off-campus events and offers great opportunities for college athletic scholarships? Then the mountain biking team might be the one for you. Introduced to the Xavier roster of clubs last year, it supplies ample opportunities for meeting new people, making ...

Xavier Cross Country takes sectionals

Xavier Cross Country takes sectionals

Helen Innes, Opinion Editor

December 1, 2016

On October 28, the Xavier Gators competed in the sectional cross country meet to qualify for state. The sectional meet has an assortment of high schools in the general vicinity of other nearby schools. There are many sectional meets in Arizona to see who qualifies for state with the top half being d...

Quick and healthy snack recipes

Skylar Smith, Sports & Fitness Editor

November 27, 2016

A healthy Thanksgiving

Bailey Bland, In-Class Writer

November 24, 2016

For many, Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday simply because of the delicious homemade meal. But, unfortunately, the meal is not always the healthiest. However, there are many ways to make your turkey, stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes healthier and still taste amazing. The average roasted turkey, according to eat...

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