the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Catherine Alaimo

Catherine Alaimo, XPress Club Writer

Catherine is an XPress Club writer. She is currently in her senior year and has been in the XPress Club for four years. She is involved in Track and Field, Cross Country, National Honor Society, French Club and French National Honor Society.
This year, Catherine hopes to creatively engage a wider audience from the Xavier community. She also hopes to cover stories from multiple perspectives in order to thoroughly inform readers.
All content by Catherine Alaimo
Claire Zangerle ‘22 presents a penguin statue at the art show. As a senior at Xavier, she took Sculpture, in which she created the above statue.

Gators shine at student art show

April 28, 2022

Xavier’s annual student art show, coined the Student Art Feast, took place Wednesday, April 6, at sunset. Students and parents lined the corridors surrounding the Stark Gallery. They enjoyed complimentary...

Danielle Burr was inspired by the example of strong Catholic women in her life. In turn, she vows to model this to the students who enter her classroom.

Feminine Genius: A modern-day application of Pope John Paul’s letter

February 10, 2022

The term “feminine genius” may connote a domestic meaning, an image of a harried mother bustling around to cook breakfast for her husband and to sweep up her children’s messes. Pope John Paul II...

At the first practice of the year, GG Conti ‘24 started strong by shooting a bullseye with each arrow.

Xavier archers keep aiming for the bullseyes as State approaches

December 2, 2021

Almost every high school in Arizona has tennis teams, soccer teams and basketball teams. Xavier is widely known for its excellence in these popular sports. However, not many Arizona high schools boast...

Erin Bratton ‘13 and Shannon Clancy ‘88 prepare to speak to the auditorium filled with Xavier’s entire student body and faculty - over 1200 people.

X Breakfast: Late start for Gators, great start for Xavier

October 7, 2021

Every school year, Xavier students mark the X Breakfast date in their mental calendars. It is the cherished single day of the school year - save for occasional days during finals week - where students...

The University of California, Berkeley hosted its historical speech and debate competition virtually this year due to Covid-19.

Xavier senior Jordan Baker triumphs in speech and debate invitational

March 30, 2021

This February, Jordan Baker ‘21 delivered a convincing and impassioned discourse that won her first place in the 2021 California Speech and Debate Invitational hosted by the University of California,...

Hannah Wheeling ‘22, a participant in the Elder Outreach Program, checks her email for communication from elderly Xavier alumnae.

The Elder Outreach Program: Two different age groups work together

January 27, 2021

There is no question that the age group most devastatingly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic is that of senior citizens, people aged 65 and older. In October 2020, the CDC estimated that approximately...

Naomi Young ‘23 maintains her speedy pace during the final mile of the sandy 5k course at the Eye of the Tiger meet on October 24, ultimately finishing 16th overall in the Varsity Gold race.

Xavier cross country goes the distance

November 23, 2020

Cross country is the only Xavier fall sport that regularly practices in the morning rather than the afternoon. This is done primarily to avoid the heat of the late summer months.  Consequently, any...

How the Class of 2020 Selected Their Colleges

How the Class of 2020 Selected Their Colleges

May 10, 2020

100 percent of Xavier’s Class of 2020, also known as the “Class of Covid-19”, will be attending college next year. Some girls will be going out-of-state and some girls will be staying in-state. Some...

Keeping the magic of Santa alive

Keeping the magic of Santa alive

December 17, 2018

Most people can remember believing in Santa Claus when they were younger, believing that if they were good all year, they would receive the presents they asked for on Christmas Day. Santa Claus gave us...

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