the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Alissa Celaya

Alissa Celaya, Class Writer

Alissa Celaya is a Senior at Xavier and this will be her second year on XPress. She has always been interested in writing and would like to be involved in today's world. She hopes to pursue journalism in the future. Alissa finds editing videos and taking photos are one of the best things to do in journalism, besides writing. She is looking forward to learning how to improve my writing and other new tips!

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Senior Editorial: Alissa Celaya

Senior Editorial: Alissa Celaya

May 3, 2020

High school was a long passage. Xavier has taught me many new things about people. I learned to always trust who you are and never change yourself. Although high school can be rough, it will all come to...

To the right is Alissa Celaya 20’ and her mother Allana Cardenas at Xavier College Preparatory Mother/Daughter Farewell event holding a baby picture of Alissa Celaya 20’ on February twenty-ninth, twenty-twenty. 
Photo Credit:  Alissa Celaya 20’

Xavier’s Mother Daughter Mass 2020

March 9, 2020

The seniors at Xavier College Preparatory are saying farewell to their mothers as the end of the 2020 school year closes. Every year Xavier has held this special event for seniors to participate in with...

Delainey Maxwell 20’ is studying for her College Algebra final on December 4, 2019.
Photo Credit: Alissa Celaya ‘20.

Gators Study for Finals

December 10, 2019

Every year, over a three-day period during the month of December, Xavier College Preparatory students must take all their finals in order to earn their final semester grade. These three days are some of...

NHS members volunteer in the morning on Thursday, November 5th, 2019 for the Can Food Drive at Xavier College Preparatory in Bidwells Circle.
Photo Credit: Brianna Butkiewicz 20

XCP Canned Food Drive 2019

November 12, 2019

Every year, Xavier College Preparatory makes a generous donation of canned foods and money to St. Vincent De Paul, located in Phoenix, Arizona. St. Vincent De Paul is a Catholic organization that strives...

ASMR Fall Candles

October 22, 2019

Xpress welcomes its new members into the class. Shot by Alissa Celaya-2020, Pictured from left to right is Senior Mia Parham, Junior Emma McCarthy, Senior Delainey Maxwell, Sophomore Maia Weingard, Junior Zoelyn Mulloy, and Senior Jocylen Rupp.

Welcome to XPress

September 17, 2019

XPress is a student-run newspaper that allows students to focus on their journalism skills that consist of writing and broadcast journalism. The XPress team helps students focus on preparing for their...

PBS Student Reporting Lab Assignment- Citizen Science- Audubon Society -Climate Watch

May 14, 2019

Amy Zimmerman is the Climate Watch Coordinator of the Audubon Society in Flagstaff, Arizona. We gained information about the program from Amy, and we learned specifically about the White-breasted Nuthatch....

The perfect prom dress

The perfect prom dress

April 1, 2019

Prom season is here and many Xavier girls are preparing for prom. Prom is important for many girls because it may be their last high school dance, but they might become overwhelmed because there is a lot...

Juniors Alex Lambesis (left) and Hallie Jonkosky (right) are volunteering at the rams gym by aiding the young athletes in a volleyball practice.

Last Minute Service Hours

January 22, 2019

Junior year brings on many new challenges. One of those challenges is finishing the Christian Service Project by the awaited deadline. Juniors at Xavier have to complete fifty hours of service by Mar....

Phoenix offers a plethora of light shows during the holiday season.

Arizona Winter Activities

December 12, 2018

In the dry, desert state of Arizona, many Arizonans might believe that there is not to do to get in the holiday mood. In order to get people into the holiday spirit, Phoenix has many winter activities...

A family spending time together during Thanksgiving. The whole family is in charge of preparing their own dish.

How Black Friday is changing Thanksgiving

November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are two events that collide with each other. As a result, a lot of families struggle with Black Friday being the day right after Thanksgiving. This is mostly because some...

A road in Sedona that expresses the fall season with the yellow colored leaves

All the Dos and Don’ts of Fall

October 22, 2018

The first day of fall has arrived. This fall has brought a quick change in weather, causing sweater weather to approach faster. Arizona may not have a visible fall season but there are still many activities...

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