Xavier crew tackles the Head of the Charles Regatta

Xavier crew tackles the Head of the Charles Regatta

Katie Shyman, Writer

November 15, 2016

On October 22nd and 23rd, Xavier’s very own crew team made the long trek across the country to compete in the 52nd annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston, a city known for its rich history, North End, and lobster rolls, hosts a regatta every year along the Charles R...

Lamar-Reneé Bryant: coaching for the win

Lamar-Reneé Bryant: coaching for the win

Skylar Smith, Sports & Fitness Editor

November 8, 2016

Lamar-Reneé Bryant is the Head Coach of the Varsity Volleyball team at Xavier. She has been coaching at Xavier since 2004 and was the 2015 National Federation of State High School Association Coach of the Year for Arizona. Here is a quick interview with the coach herself:   Q: What is your favorite thing about coaching vo...

Fitness on social media

Katie Shyman and Skylar Smith, Writer and Sports & Fitness Editor

October 26, 2016

It’s safe to say that almost all young adults in this generation are on social media. Many follow “fitness gurus,” who are known for their workout and healthy eating inspiration. One of the most popular “fitness gurus” isn’t a person, but the well-known athletic brand Lululemon (@lulule...

SOUPer Eats

Bailey Bland, Writer

October 23, 2016

Soup is easy and pretty fun to make. You can add all kinds of things and have a great time experimenting with different flavors. As a vegetarian, soup is a great way for me to easily fill my dietary needs. I know it sounds silly and boring, but I assure you it is quite the opposite. Let’s start...

September: Prostate Awareness Month

Molly Kuhl, In-Class Writer

October 4, 2016

The month of September is known as Prostate Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is located in a man’s prostate, which is a walnut-shaped gland that is used to produce seminal fluid. Prostate cancer is a very scary, serious cancer, just like many, but is found commonly in older men. Prostate cancer, eve...

Quick workout routines

Quick workout routines

Skylar Smith, Sports & Fitness Editor

September 29, 2016

Homework and studying: these are the two things that take up most of a Xavier student's time. With the many activities on one's plate, it can be difficult to find time to take care of one's body by exercising. However, there are many simple workout routines that require less than 10 minutes and no equipment...

Robotics team attends First Tech Challenge

Skylar Smith, Sports and Fitness Editor

September 27, 2016

On Sept. 10 the Xavier robotics team attended the First Tech Challenge (FTC). The FTC kickoff was held at Arizona State University (ASU) where they met other teams and discovered the 2016-2017 theme while learning new information at various seminars. Junior Alondra Ramos, the head programmer for the team, describe...

Stress: How it affects your body

Rebecca Jordan, Sports & Fitness Writer

September 19, 2016

Stress is something we as humans are more than familiar with in our daily lives. It is a state of emotional and mental tension that builds up and makes us want to burst inside, depending on how we deal with stress. According to WebMD, stress is, “...any change in the environment that requires your ...

Cross Country: The start of a new season

Helen Innes, In-Class Writer

September 19, 2016

Last Friday was the first meet for the Xavier cross country team. The meet, Desert Solstice, was in Tucson and featured the best runners from the state. Under darkening desert skies and in a rattlesnake infested golf course, the Gators swept the competition off their stride to secure second place. Wit...

Fitbit Fun: The activity tracker on everyone’s wrist

Fitbit Fun: The activity tracker on everyone's wrist

Skylar Smith, Sports & Fitness Editor

September 11, 2016

With all of the technological advances of today’s society, it’s no surprise that there is a device for health and fitness. The Fitbit is one of the most popular activity trackers in the nation, and here at Xavier. With its sleek look and futuristic functions, many students are now strapping it o...

Kicking off football season

The student section at the game cheers on the Broncos.

Tori Tanigawa, Media Editor

September 9, 2016

The first football game of the 2016-2017 season brings along with it the excitement of a new school year. For freshmen, their first experience in the stands, cheering on the Broncos and witnessing the talents of Xavier's cheer and pom teams. For the sophomores and juniors, it is like a return home...

Pokemon Go: the surprising new fitness trend

Pokemon Go: the surprising new fitness trend

Skylar Smith and Maddy Todd

August 29, 2016

Whether you enjoy walking through parks or hiking up mountains, you are bound to see someone trekking along with their nose in a phone since Pokemon Go hit the app market. This new game is such an elusive phenomenon that most people are still in shock of its popularity. Is this due to the nostalgia of...

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