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A quality above all others: sportsmanship

Sportsmanship is an essential aspect of athletics and everyday life.

Helen Innes, Writer

August 25, 2016

Sometimes when people think of the Olympics, winning medals might come to mind. However, what ever happened to the true importance of sportsmanship? One might argue that sportsmanship has been overlooked in past Olympics, as gold medal winners skip congratulating fellow participants in a race or dopin...

Senior Athletes Showcase

These are just seven of the seniors who committed to continuing their sport into college.

May 4, 2016

As more Xavier seniors open college acceptance letters and decide where to spend the next four years, they take many factors are into account. For some of Xavier’s star athletes, this includes finding a school to pursue both athletics and education. Due to their Division 1 status and top notch coaches,...

Get muddy in these adventure races

These participants prepare for the final obstacle in their mud race.

Katie Shyman

May 3, 2016

Are you tired of your repetitive workout routines and looking for something fun, yet challenging? A fun way to get an intense and exciting workout is by participating in an obstacle adventure race. The following two races are adventure races that anyone can partake in.   The Spartan Race ...

The Olympics are muddying the waters in Rio – literally

The notorious Olympic Rings represent the sporting event that unifies the world.

Macy Gordon, Writer

April 5, 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics are right around the corner and about to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Although the Zika virus, safety concerns and other environmental issues are in the spotlight, another prominent concern is the water safety in Rio. The waters around Rio de Janeiro have been questioned...

Time to hit the rapids

The Colorado River is one of the most famous rivers for whitewater rafting.

Katie Russell

March 22, 2016

When the spring and summer weather heats up, a fun way to cool down is white water rafting. In Arizona, there are many great places to do this, but one especially renowned place is the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon white water rafting trips can last a day, a few days and even up...

At the cost of a lung

Smoking poses a myriad of health detriments to one's well being.

Rebecca Jordan

March 10, 2016

Smoking is more harmful to the body than one may think. It causes numerous diseases and damage to health and the body. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. A shocking 480,000 people die from smoking e...

App Review: The Outbound Collective

The Outbound Collective is an app that should be enjoyed by all.

Katie Shyman

March 1, 2016

Do you ever find yourself bored and unsure of where to seek fun and new adventures? Perhaps repetitive exercise routines have you in a fitness slump? Maybe you’re on the search for a unique photography niche? The app “The Outbound Collective” solves all of these problems. After creating a profile,...

14 girls, one peak

The Xavier Cross Country team takes on the highest peak in Arizona.

Abbie Conrad

March 1, 2016

Last summer, while some were laying by the pool or vacationing with family, the Xavier Cross Country team took on Mount Humphrey’s Peak in Flagstaff. It was a breezy day and a storm was forecasted, but the Gators were ready for the 10 mile uphill adventure. Accompanied by some sandwiches and an...

Get your snack attack on

Fresh fruit makes a fantastic pick me up during or after school.

Katie Shyman

February 23, 2016

We’ve all fallen victim to the deplorable 10 a.m. snack scenario, when you peer into the contents of yesterday’s crunchy granola bar only to notice that is has now become packaged crumbs. Or perhaps when you come home from school, one scoop of ice cream turns into one pint of ice cream and po...

It’s a workout, it’s a sport, it’s kickboxing

It's a workout, it's a sport, it's kickboxing

Macy Gordon

February 18, 2016

As everyone knows, life can get a little overwhelming and stressful at times. Many people have no idea how exactly to release this stress, and let it just build up over time. It’s exhausting to carry stress around all the time while still being expected to be a pro at life. We have all been there....

Congratulations Xavier Soccer

The Xavier varsity soccer team celebrates an incredible season.

February 11, 2016

Congratulations to the Xavier varsity soccer team, who completed their season this Tuesday after an incredible game. Xavier is incredibly proud of you and all your accomplishments.

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