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Ashten Wheeler

Ashten Wheeler, Faith In Action Editor

Ashten Wheeler is a senior at Xavier College Prep. This is her first year being a part of XPress and she is very excited to share news from around the campus. Along with writing, Ashten enjoys teaching and practicing yoga, photography and spending time with friends and family. She is looking forward to making her last year at Xavier the best year yet!

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Brophys Blackbox Theatre serves as a holder of many memories for Xavier students

Xavier Seniors say goodbye to their favorite memories and Phoenix spots

May 10, 2018

As the seniors begin the final countdown to graduation, we spoke to a couple to hear about their favorite memories from their time at Xavier. When given the time, the seniors barely even mentioned the...

The Farewell Episode | That’s Cool, Episode 6

May 2, 2018

Helen and Ashten react to past episodes and say goodbye to our viewers!

I Like It Like That: Spring Dance Show

April 18, 2018

This Thursday, April 19th, at 6:30 pm Xavier Advanced and Performance Dance Company has their Spring Show, in the Performing Arts Center. The show is titled Light it Up! Tickets are $5 at the door.

[Video] Holy moly guacamole! That’s Cool Episode 5

April 16, 2018

Watch Helen and Ashten make guacamole in preparation for Cinco de Mayo - and watch the XPress team taste test it!

Seniors Ashten Wheeler and Katie Lopez representing the advanced dance class in the Senior Fashion show

Xavier’s spring dance shows

April 12, 2018

According to the Xavier website, the Xavier Dance Department offers a “variety of classes focusing on educating dancers in ballet, modern, and jazz technique, history, improvisation, and choreography.”...

Debt! | That’s Cool, Episode 4

April 9, 2018

Lily Gonzales '18, Ashten Wheeler '18 and Helen Innes '19 give debt a piece of their minds.

Xavier students donating canned goods and money for the annual food drive at Xavier College Prep on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.

National Honor Society: Why we serve

March 22, 2018

At Xavier College Preparatory there is a strong sense of community, whether it is in the hallways or out in the world. There are also so many different clubs around campus that are directed towards service,...

Parkland shooting reactions

March 7, 2018

This week hosts, Helen and Ashten, discuss the tragic Parkland shooting and the aftermath of the massacre.

Ms. Herdings period 7 Advanced Dance class.

Endless electives at Xavier College Prep

February 28, 2018

As soon as I opened my letter of acceptance,  my first thought was, “what classes will I take?” Many of my friends that were already at Xavier told me what electives they had enjoyed, which was really...

Senior basketball girls are posing on picture day. Mary Long, Katie Hassett, Isabel Wirth, Payton Davis and Montana Oltrogge are ready for State.

Four years of sports, advice from the seniors

February 14, 2018

Sports and athletics is a huge part of the student life at Xavier College Prep. From the moment one takes a step onto campus, they may see the large variety of state championships and national titles that...

Senior Remy Feagles is working hard on keeping her new years resolutions strong in the gym.

It is never too late to set healthy resolutions

January 25, 2018

As the end of January approaches, many people are still making resolutions, setting intentions and reevaluating their habits for the new year. However, there are still a handful of people who have not...

Kombucha Culture

January 24, 2018

Watch hosts, Helen Innes and Ashten Wheeler discuss Kombucha, super models and the tide pod challenge!

Seniors Hannah Hale and Molly Kuhl volunteer at Phoenix Childrens Hospital during the holiday season.

Volunteer opportunities around the holidays

December 14, 2017

Opportunities are endless for volunteering around the Phoenix area, especially during the holiday season. Many organizations are preparing for the busiest time of the year. It is often easy to get wrapped...

Beaded necklaces are a great gift for your loved ones or even yourself.

Xavier Christmas Market

December 14, 2017

In this holiday season, there are so many outstanding events and activities going on at Xavier. An annual tradition for the past three years, the Xavier Christmas Market, will be happening on Friday, Dec....

Xavier students talk about their Thanksgiving Day traditions

November 21, 2017

Xavier students and teachers tell us about their favorite Holiday traditions!

PBS Student Reporting Lab: Wild at Heart, Dr. King

November 21, 2017

Watch what Xavier teacher, Dr. King, does for Wild at Heart, the raptors and her students.

Agape Latte: Coach Jennifer Gillom

November 12, 2017

Coach Jenifer Gillom- "Believing Makes It Possible, Faith Makes It Real" Coach Gillom speaks at Agape Latte about her basketball career which brought her closer to God.

Try using cinnamon to top off any autumn recipe, it is the prefect smell and taste of the season.

Guiltless autumn recipes

November 9, 2017

Fall is finally here and there are so many ways to celebrate. One of the best ways is to bake treats with friends and family. Comfort food is not known as being the healthiest, but there are plenty of...

The beautiful tapestry in the Activity Center.

Grandparent’s Day at Xavier

October 12, 2017

One can never be “too cool” to bring her grandparents to school. Grandparents are interested in their grandchildren's lives and want to know what their normal day looks like. Here at Xavier, Grandparent’s...

DACA: What is it and who is it affecting?

DACA: What is it and who is it affecting?

October 3, 2017

The DACA program, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was created by an executive order from former President Barack Obama in 2012. This program allows certain people, termed “Dreamers,”...

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