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.

Pictured is the Apple Watch Series 3. The Apple Watch Series 3 showcases the qualities implemented in the watch that monitor daily physical activity and its many qualities. Photo Courtesy of

Holiday Gift Guide

Megan Onofrei, Sports and Fitness Editor December 12, 2018

The Holidays are the greatest time of the year. However, Christmas shopping can be super stressful with having to find the perfect gift for your family members and loved ones. Below is a guide to amazing...

Junior Megan Onofrei is getting excited for the Christmas season and upcoming basketball games. Photo by Kit Blouin.

Should Professional Sports Leagues Schedule Games on Christmas Day?

Caroline Hink, Class Writer December 12, 2018

For decades now, professional sports teams have been playing games on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. One of the biggest professional sports leagues in the United States, the NBA, regularly schedule...

Pictured is Xaviers golf team winning the Division 1 Girls Golf Championships. Congrats to the golf program on their 36th state title! Photo courtesy of Eve Worden ‘19.

Fall Sports Recap

Emmie Halter, Club Writer November 20, 2018

Xavier is known for its challenging academics and athletic success. The close of the fall sports season ended with great triumph and three state titles for Volleyball, Cross Country, and Golf. Swim and...

Teenagers often stay up late at night and lose sleep through the use of technology. Watching Netflix and Facetiming a friend are 2 very common ways to lose sleep. Photo Courtesy of Megan Onofrei

How do cell phones affect your sleeping pattern?

Megan Onofrei, Sports and Fitness Editor November 18, 2018

Teenagers are attached to their cell phones and it seems like everything about their lives is on such a small device. From schedules to social media to unlimited information, these small devices are utilized...

Xaviers varsity volleyball team for the 2018-2019 season. Pictured before they won their 2nd consecutive state championship. 
Photo Courtesy of Kristin Hayward & Robertson Family.

Varsity Volleyball Defends Their State Title

Megan Onofrei, Sports and Fitness Editor November 12, 2018

The varsity volleyball team had a successful season, with 13 wins and 4 losses within their league. While participating in tournaments such as the Nike TOC Tournament and the Durango Fall Classic, the...

Senior Jane Tiffany at Badminton Senior Night on Oct. 4. Photo by Kyla Ferry.

Badminton Senior Night

Kyla Ferry, Class Writer October 16, 2018

Athletics and sports play a huge role in the lives of Xavier College Prep students. Athletes put in hours of work every day to prepare themselves for their games, matches, and tournaments, and as the season...

Photo of Kit Blouin 20 and Caroline Hink 20. Courtesy of Megan Onofrei 20.

Ways to De-stress at Xavier

SRS October 3, 2018

With the school year starting off, it can be easy to get stressed and caught up in the rigorous workload, plentiful clubs, and the multitude of activities that Xavier provides. And with this newfound stress...

Courtesy of CNN.

First Japanese Woman to Win Grand Slam Title – Naomi Osaka

Holly Ngo October 3, 2018

Naomi Osaka took on Serena Williams, the number one American professional tennis player, in the women’s final for the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center...

Flower Child Menu. Courtesy of Megan Onofrei 20.

Healthy Food Options in Uptown Plaza on Camelback and Central

Megan Onofrei, Sports and Fitness Editor October 2, 2018

After a long day of school, Xavier and Brophy students are usually very hungry and desperate for a snack. Luckily for us, the Uptown Plaza on Camelback and Central offers a variety of different restaurants,...

Photo courtesy of Caroline Hink

Lifelong Benefits of Tennis

Caroline Hink and Megan Onofrei October 1, 2018

On Sept. 18, the radio station KTAR News 92.3 interviewed Xavier’s tennis coach, Laurie Martin. Coach Martin was asked to speak about the lifelong benefits of tennis and why everyone should consider...

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Bottom: Abby Hubbard, Madeline Warren, Kinsey Ehmann, Hannah Hale

February 7, 2018, National Letter of Intent Signing Day at Xavier College Preparatory

Xavier athletes going on to play collegiate sports

Megan Onofrei, Club Writer May 8, 2018

Xavier College Prep has such an excellent athletic program that teaches athletes the tools of teamwork, work ethic, and discipline which is extremely helpful to athletes that wish to pursue their athletic...

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