the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Campbell Linaman

Campbell Linaman, Managing Editor

Campbell is a senior at Xavier College Prep. She is the Managing Editor of XPress and has been writing for XPress since she was a sophomore. Campbell plays tennis and is in Key Club and French Club. Her favorite part about writing for XPress is interviewing new people, and she is excited to further improve her writing skills this year. Campbell is a Best of SNO award-winning writer.

All content by Campbell Linaman

Xavier senior-athletes Annie Dawson, Bella Leonard and Summer McCann on Signing National Letters of Intent

December 2, 2022

On this episode, Annie Dawson, Bella Leonard and Summer McCann, who all recently signed national letters of intent, discuss their process of committing to play their sports collegiately.<iframe title="Xavier...

How to manage pressure as a student with Katie Gannon, Olivia Long and Layla Torres

October 20, 2022

In this episode, XPress will talk with Katie Gannon, the head of counseling at Xavier; Olivia Long, AP Psychology teacher at Xavier; and Layla Torres, a senior at Xavier, to hear insights about managing...

Xavier’s varsity softball team holds up its state championship trophy in celebration after winning the championship against Hamilton 13-0.  That was the fourth win of the season against the Huskies, sweeping them.

Softball sweeps state championship

May 17, 2022

On Saturday, May 14, Xavier’s varsity softball team won the state championship with a score of 13-0 against Hamilton High School. The game finished after only 4 ½  innings, as Xavier was winning by...

Landree Coats ‘22 and Summer McCann ‘23 pose with their medals after winning the beach volleyball pairs state championship on May 5.

Gators win beach volleyball pairs state championship!

May 12, 2022

Last week, senior Landree Coats and junior Summer McCann took home the state title for Division I Beach Volleyball Pairs. The championship took place on Thursday, May 5 at Casteel High School, where the...

Petznick Field on Xavier College Prep’s campus is set up for a softball game. The field currently has lines for soccer, softball and lacrosse, but it is being redone this summer and will not only include these lines, but also lines for flag football.

Girls’ flag football: The next big high school sport?

April 7, 2022

Football is a defining American sport. Each year millions of households watch the Superbowl, and Friday night lights are often viewed as an integral part of the high school experience. While boys’ football...

During the first semester, robotics students, with the help of Leon Tynes and the Xavier maintenance staff, worked to set up and upgrade the new robotics room downstairs in the Virginia Piper Center.

Robotics returns to Xavier

January 28, 2022

Xavier College Prep requires each of its students to take a computer science class, putting emphasis on the subject due to the ever-increasing importance of technological knowledge in today’s world....

13 Gators sign national letters of intent: What exactly does that mean?

November 12, 2021

This fall, 13 seniors from Xavier College Prep signed national letters of intent to play their sports at the collegiate level. While many recognize that this signing is an incredible honor and opportunity...

Jeanne Collier, who graduated from Xavier College Prep in 1964, poses with her silver medal for diving after the Tokyo Olympics medal ceremony in 1964.

Success in sports: Xavier alumnae have excelled in athletics across generations

September 30, 2021

“Women of faith pursuing excellence” (Xavier College Prep’s motto) is not just a saying. Xavier students, with the support of the faculty, truly strive for and achieve excellence across many fields,...

Xavier varsity softball wins state championship

Xavier wins softball state championship

May 20, 2021

The Xavier softball team celebrates after making history winning the softball state championship for the first time in Xavier’s history on Monday, May 17. The Gators’ victory came with a score of 10-0...

Xavier sports excel despite challenges in 2020-21 school year

May 11, 2021

The 2020-21 school year was an exciting time for Gator sports. With back-and-forth sports shutdowns due to Covid-19, more girls trying out for sports than in previous years, and many impressive wins, Xavier...

2020-21 sports wrap-up video

May 11, 2021

Xavier's volleyball, soccer, and beach volleyball teams executed amazing plays during games this year.

On Friday March 19, at Campo Verde High School, the Xavier varsity soccer team celebrates their state championship win.

Xavier varsity team wins soccer state championship

March 30, 2021

On Friday, March 19, at Campo Verde High School the Xavier varsity soccer team won the state championship game in a decisive victory over Chaparral High School, the defending state champions. The Gators,...

Bridget Donahey, who was recently ranked the 17th best softball player in the class of 2022 in the nation, poses for her softball picture on Petznick Field at Xavier College Prep.

Bridget Donahey: Softball star

March 30, 2021

Bridget Donahey, a junior at Xavier College Prep, has been nationally recognized as one of the best softball players in the class of 2022, and in February, Donahey was officially ranked the 17th best high...

On November 18, 2020, seven students, Macy Lee, Mia Rankin, Serena Turner, Elizabeth Woudenberg, Anahi Cardinal, Mary Beth Doss, and Lauren Garcia, pose after signing national letters of intent at a signing event in the Performing Arts Center.

Students sign national letters of intent

January 26, 2021

On November 18, seven senior student athletes of Xavier College Prep signed national letters of intent at an event held on Xavier’s campus. By signing letters of intent, the students committed to attending...

Father Glenn and the altar servers celebrate mass in the Xavier chapel.

All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day

November 23, 2020

Fall is an exciting time for many people. It brings cooler weather, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the excitement of the holiday season. This time of the year is also a special time in the Catholic church...

Students have learned to stay organized and manage their time better while in quarantine.

Students formed positive habits during pandemic

September 29, 2020

Months after initially going into quarantine and transitioning into online school, students are finally getting to come back to school while maintaining social-distancing and participating in a split schedule....

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