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.

Various items from Xavier students’ lunches. It is important to eat a balanced diet from the five major food groups. Photo Courtesy of  Lily Tierney 19

The Dangers of Eating Sugar

Lily Tierney, Class Writer February 13, 2019

Nowadays, Americans are consuming much more sugar than ever before. When people think of addiction, sugar addictions are often overlooked. This is the reason why sugar is so dangerous: it is more destructive...

Brophy and Xavier students gather to watch Super Bowl LIII on Sunday Feb 3. Food was provided on the table, while the game was going on. As well as a friendly betting board located to the far right of the image. Photo Courtesy of Junior Sophia Salome.

Super Bowl LIII Traditions: Delicious Food, Friendly Betting, Halftime Show, Hilarious Commercials

Megan Onofrei, Sports and Fitness Editor February 13, 2019

The Super Bowl has been a great tradition among football fans all across America. It is the annual game for the National Football League, or NFL, where one team is given the championship title as well...

Sophomore Taryn Maher celebrates reaching the top of Camelback Mountain via the Cholla Trail, a popular hike on weekends in Arizona. Photo by Elyse Gifford ‘21.

Gators Were Meant to Hike and Climb

Emmie Halter, Club Writer February 13, 2019

While the weather is still cool and the New Year has just started, hiking is the perfect activity to jumpstart your New Year’s goals and enjoy the outdoors. Phoenix is known for its numerous hiking trails...

Many people do not know that Xavier has its very own spin and yoga rooms. They are located in the upstairs of the Activities Center next to the dance room.  Yoga classes are held during 1st, 6th, and 7th period as elective in the yoga room and the spin room is used by the mountain biking team and Dean Macrina for “Get Lean with the Dean”. Photo by Taylor Brown ‘20.

How do Xavier girls stay active?

Caroline Hink, Sports and Fitness Editor February 13, 2019

Xavier is well known for its athletic success and though many Xavier girls have participated in at least one club or sport at some point, some find other ways to stay active outside of school-related activities....

Senior Shannon Shields is now the fourth Xavier Gator to be named the Gatorade Arizona Volleyball Player of the Year. In her senior season, she led the Gators to another 6A State Championship and signed to play NCAA Divison 1 Volleyball at the University of Louisville. 
Photo courtesy of Shannon Shields 19.

Shannon Shields: Gatorade Arizona Volleyball Player of Year

Caroline Hink, Sports and Fitness Editor January 22, 2019

Congratulations to Xavier’s very own Senior Shannon Shields who has just been awarded the Gatorade Arizona Volleyball Player of the Year! She is the fourth Xavier Gator to win this award and it is a...

Another couples pose similar to a totem pole of Kit Blouin ‘20, Olivia Petrine ‘20 and a fairy-unicorn goat. This is one of the more simpler poses that one can perform with the goats. Pictured by an unknown yogi.

Goat Yoga: The Solution to Your New Year’s Resolution

Kit Blouin, Class Writer January 22, 2019

As the new year has begun and the idea of achieving the “New year, new me” lifestyle you had in store for 2019 becomes more intimidating, an easy way to start your journey is by finding fun, inventive...

Junior Megan Onofrei, Senior Lindsay Hubbard, and Senior Sadie Wintergalen enjoyed the atmosphere of the Brophy Hoopcoming Basketball Game. Although the Broncos came up short in the game this year, Hoopcoming was a fun time for all.

Hoopcoming: A Tradition Like No Other

Emmie Halter, Club Writer January 22, 2019

Hoopcoming is not only one of the best dances of the school year, but is also one of Brophy’s biggest sporting events. After seeing the talented Bronco basketball players dribble their way to victory,...

Xaviers Varsity Basketball team with the senior captains Leilani McIntosh, Addie Putnam, and Paris Rasheed-Moore featured in the front row. Photo courtesy of Duke Photography.

Xavier Basketball: Leading by Example

Caroline Hink and Megan Onofrei January 22, 2019

After last season’s run to the State Championship game, Xavier Varsity Basketball continues to dominate the 6A division and are currently ranked 3rd in the state by AZPreps365, behind Hamilton and Pinnacle....

Sophomore Emmie Halter attends Orangetheory regularly and aside from fitness classes, Orangetheory offers special things, like juice cleanse trials. Emmie tried some juices from Nekter after her most recent class.

Starting the New Year with New Goals

Emmie Halter, Club Writer December 13, 2018

Although health should be a year-round priority, most Americans have a reality check in the new year and start making health conscience goals. A study from Forbes estimates that about 40% of Americans...

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...

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