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Annabelle Goettl

Annabelle Goettl, Editor in Chief

Annabelle Goettl is Editor-in-Chief of XPress for the 2019-2020 school year. This is her third year joining the XPress and last year served as the Media Editor. Annabelle loves visual storytelling through means of photography, videography, and music. Annabelle is so excited for this year and can't wait to bring new and unique ideas to the newspaper!

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Senior Editorial: Annabelle Goettl

Senior Editorial: Annabelle Goettl

May 3, 2020

Before entering into high school, I thought I had my life planned out perfectly. Turns out, I was so wrong. Stepping onto the Xavier Campus I knew almost nobody. To fix this, I jumped right into what...

A poster made in remembrance of the 17 victims from the Stoneman Douglas Highschool shooting. Photo Credit: Local10News

Stoneman Douglas Highschool: 2 Years Later

March 9, 2020

Soccer player, geography enthusiast, chicken nugget lover. These are just three personalities among the 17 Florida individuals that fell victim to the shooting massacre on February 14, 2018.  Two years...

Jesus is King poster designed by Jacob Akpene at Lasgidi Online
Photo Credit: Jacob Akpene

Kanye West: Rapper to Theologian

December 10, 2019

Rapper Kanye Omari West, born in Atlanta, Georgia, has gospel music in his blood. West previously shared hints of his viewpoints on religion in his 2016 album, Pablo. But he hasn’t been shy about his...

A pro StopTheStima pin reading Its ok not to be ok
Photo Credit: @Sootmegs on Etsy

Make it OK! Stop the Stigma!

November 12, 2019

Depressed people are lazy and weak. People who have hallucinations are crazies. These are just a couple of the falsely-held negative misconceptions or stigmas that our society associates with mental illness.  Stigmas...

ASMR Fall Candles

October 22, 2019

XPress End of the Year Video

May 14, 2019

Annabelle Goettl '20, put together a highlight video showcasing the cherished moments that we experienced in the 2018-2019 school year in XPRESS!

PBS Student Reporting Lab Assignment- Citizen Science – AZ Desert Bighorn Sheep Society

May 14, 2019

The Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society is an organization dedicated to the conservation and population enhancement of bighorn sheep in the state of Arizona. The mission of the Arizona Desert Bighorn...

A cartoon of the common teen-aged student. Illustration courtesy of Annabelle Goettl.

How school encourages my technology obsession

April 1, 2019

I have a confession. I have an addiction to electronics. Everyday I spend around 5 hours staring at either my computer or phone screen. I have concluded this by considering and calculating the amount...

Red Carpet attire becoming political

Red Carpet attire becoming political

March 11, 2019

The Red Carpet entrances have historically been a time for America's favorite Hollywood idols to pass the flashing cameras, showcasing their beautiful, extravagant outfits as they head into an award show...

The History of Pixar’s Short Stories

The History of Pixar’s Short Stories

February 13, 2019

Pixar is a movie company that has produced Oscar worthy feature films such as Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Inside Out, to name a few. Everytime a new Pixar film hits the theaters, people get excited...

The main character, Stefan Butler, surrounded by yes and no choices


January 23, 2019

Netflix recently came out with an interactive episode as an addition to their famous techno-paranoid Black Mirror series. Collaborators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, were able to create one of the...

Sustainable lights garnish the XPress classroom this holiday season. Photo courtesy of Annabelle Goettl.

How to: be sustainable during the holidays

December 12, 2018

The most magical time of the year is upon us. Sparkling holiday lights flicker in the distance, the smell of fresh pine fills the air and we all count down the days to Christmas. Along with the holidays...

Creepy and crawly: the plethora of horror movies put in theatre each year affect every person differently.

The psychology of fear

November 25, 2018

Fear is an instinct wired in each of our brains, which enables our subconscious to avoid harm. When we are faced with fear our adrenaline rockets, our hands sweat and our hearts race. So, why do some people...

The XPress Takes on Voting

October 2, 2018
The XPress Team discusses their opinions on voting. They talk about voting ages being lowered, and the reasons behind why younger representation matters to them. 

[Video] Xavier responds to #Red for Ed

May 7, 2018

Arizona teachers walked out of their schools on April 26, demanding more funding for public education, and picketed for six days. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, Arizona teachers...

[Video] Advice

May 2, 2018

Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students give advice about the year they just faced. A guide of what to do and what not to do.

When Junior Holly Ngo thinks of opportunities, she thinks of opening doors. This picture symbolizes the power of saying yes.

The “yes” theory

April 23, 2018

What would happen if you spent your life saying “yes?” Not just to simple things that are an easy “yes,” but to things that make your stomach swirl with the word “no.” Everyone explores the...

[Video] Hope-A-Thon 2018

March 7, 2018

Picture story showing Xavier students at the annual Hope A Thon, cancer walk, put on by Xavier Key Club.

Monochrome art with a pop of color draws attention to the art scene of Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix photo story

February 15, 2018

Downtown Phoenix is home to a large “artsy” community. The infamous First Fridays take place there, bringing together all types of people to appreciate art at its finest. Roosevelt Row is the best...

[Video] Catholic schools week: Xavier style

February 14, 2018

Catholic Schools week is the week that Xavier celebrates our amazing teachers, and faith.

Xavier/Brophy students perform in Elf Jr at Greasepaint Youth Theatre

Holiday shows in the valley

December 14, 2017

ELF Jr. The Musical The famous Christmas movie, “Elf,” has been turned into a musical and it’s not one to miss. The story follows a young orphan, Buddy, who mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag...

[Video] Xavier girls and the Herberger Theatre

November 9, 2017

Xavier girls backstage at the Herberger Theatre Center. Tatum Dial '19 speaks about what it is like performing and spending time at Herberger.

German exchange student Q&A

October 26, 2017

A question and answer video filmed when the German exchange students were in Arizona.

The Arizona lantern festival

October 26, 2017

A video on the Lantern Festival in Casa Grande and the many activities each person did. A super fun and eye-opening event.

Top horror movies to watch this fall

Top horror movies to watch this fall

October 20, 2017

The fall season is upon us. The temperature has dropped, the pumpkin patches and haunted houses have opened, and best of all, horror movies are resurfacing. The idea of snuggling in a fluffy blanket on...

[Video] What makes Xavier happy?

September 28, 2017

Interviews with Xavier girls about what makes them happy.

Managing stress in the new year

Managing stress in the new year

September 7, 2017

The days of sitting on the couch, eating popcorn and sleeping till noon are behind us. Since it is now past the date of Aug. 8, (also known as the dreaded first day of school) we are all forced against...

A healthy breakfast can often lead to a stress-free day.


A healthy breakfast can often lead to a stress-free day.

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