the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory



April Tanner, Staff Writer

Admirable April is a second-year writer on the XPress staff. She is a junior at Xavier College Preparatory and is involved in several clubs such as National Honor Society, Computer Science Society, Yearbook, and Key Club. This year, April aspires to compose interesting articles and take photos that capture the true essence of a story.

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Alexis Quintero (far right) prepares food along with her two sisters and mother. In 2020, she missed her family’s yearly trip to Mexico for the first time.

Xavier faculty pursues summer vacation

April Tanner, XPress Staff Writer May 10, 2022

Summer vacation is a time for visiting family and friends, relaxing, keeping up with traditions and enjoying a break from school. With the end of the school year approaching, Xavier faculty plans their...

Xavier College Prep’s superb basketball season

April Tanner, Staff Writer March 6, 2022

Led by Olympic medal-winner Jennifer Gillom, Xavier basketball had remarkable success this winter season.

Xavier hosts the college fair on its campus inside Founder’s Hall after school hours. For attendance, 74 colleges and over 500 students and parents were there

Xavier hosts 2021 college fair

April Tanner, Staff writer November 18, 2021

As another school year begins, Xavier College Preparatory continues to prepare students for college and the college application process. Xavier and Brophy College Preparatory work together to hold a...

The Rocket League team plays its first game of the season against Horizon High School. Although they lost, players overcame first-game jitters.

Xavier esports expands

April Tanner, Staff Writer October 7, 2021

With the fall sports season underway, esports begins its third official season at Xavier. Xavier esports had its dry-run season during the 2017-2018 school year and started officially with the Arizona...

Freshmen Angel Moreno Martin, Elise Kindle, Kirby Maitra, Emily Barlett and Claudia Bocanegra perform their fractured fairytale of “Sleeping Beauty.” In order for their performance to go live, the freshman students had to perform their adapted fairy tale during their class period.

Frosh follies take the stage

April Tanner, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

This year’s production of the Frosh Follies, performed by the freshmen Introduction to Theatre classes, have been altered.  Generally, during the spring semester, students participated in a one-act...

Xavier’s dedicated varsity lacrosse team practices into the night to take it to the next level for an upcoming game.

Spring sports start off strong

April Tanner, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

With the winter sports season coming to an end, spring sports teams at Xavier are beginning to prepare for their upcoming season. The season typically begins on February 8, but this year, due to the...

As the 8th graders begin to arrive to take their High School Placement Test at Xavier, Student Ambassador Kennedy Mehr waits to greet them at the Circle

8th grade Xavier applicants take HSPT

April Tanner, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

To prepare for entrance into a Catholic high school, 8th graders take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at a school they wish to attend. This test was administered on January 9 and 23 at Xavier College...

A summer sun sets behind a mountain on Lake Pleasant and reflects on the lake’s water.

Traveling throughout Arizona

April Tanner, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

Running out of things to keep you busy? Arizona’s scenic nature provides many trails to hike, lakes to swim in or views to look at.  As cooler weather approaches, Arizona has many different activities...

Xavier’s varsity volleyball players along with the coaches start off their practice in a socially-distanced group circle.

Xavier volleyball earns AVCA Academic Award

April Tanner, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

On July 20, 2020, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (ACVA) announced that the Xavier College Preparatory’s varsity volleyball team, along with 1,324 other volleyball teams in the United States,...

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