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the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Dina Gorman

Dina Gorman, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Dina is the Arts & Entertainment editor for the XPress staff. She is a senior at Xavier College Preparatory, where she is on the Varsity Beach Volleyball team, a part of Key Club, and a Student Ambassador. Outside of school she plays club beach volleyball and loves to hang out with her family and friends. This year Dina is excited to continue writing for the XPress, hoping to expand her journalism and editing skills.

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Sejal Patel places second for Outstanding Director Award

Dina Gorman, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 2, 2023

It's not every day that a high school student walks the red carpet, but Xavier College Preparatory’s own junior, Sejal Patel, created an outstanding short film called “Life with the Patels,” that...

Students gather around to learn new techniques and information that will help them in the audition process. Director Mark Stoddard guides them through any questions they have, while providing tips to improve their acting.

Matilda workshop conquers the fear of auditioning

Dina Gorman, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 17, 2022

When thinking about auditioning for a school musical, the first thing that normally comes to a student’s mind is the fear of not being good enough. These self-doubting and degrading thoughts pull students...

Mark Stoddard introduces himself as the director to the audience on September 29. The audience was eager for the play to begin and to learn the backstory of Peter Pan.

New theater team takes on ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

Dina Gorman, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 6, 2022

When going to see a play, people are normally focused on the eye-catching lights, actors and music, and do not tend to think about the numerous hours spent behind the stage. The process of rehearsing,...

On senior night, the 1’s pair wins its match against Hamilton. Xavier ended up sweeping the opponent 5-0.

Xavier beach is playing for another title

Dina Gorman, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

The Xavier beach volleyball team has an outstanding record, winning 8 out of 9 Division I state championships and carrying an overall record of 125-5, all while holding a 5th place national ranking. The...

Cast members block and rehearse their scenes. Rehearsals occur every day after school to help prepare for performances beginning in March.

‘The Sound of Music’ is back on stage

Dina Gorman, Staff Writer February 16, 2022

After a whole decade, Xavier is putting the beloved “The Sound of Music'' back on stage. It is also the anniversary of the first Xavier “The Sound of Music” show fifty years ago. Xavier’s theater...

National Honor Society members collect money and cans on Wednesdays “Can Your Skirt” day. Students are able to wear sweats or jeans for the day if they donate $5 or 10 cans.

Xavier raises thousands of cans for the Canned Food Drive

Dina Gorman, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Every year Xavier holds its annual St. Vincent de Paul Canned Food Drive. Xavier’s staff and students bring in thousands of canned food and money to help feed the less-fortunate and hungry. St.Vincent...

A painting in Xaviers Stark Gallery is displayed for students and staff to admire.

Xavier’s art gallery provides inspiration to young artists

Dina Gorman, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

Xavier’s Stark Gallery showcases multiple art exhibitions throughout the year that each display a different type of artistic technique such as drawing, painting, printmaking and more.  As this year...

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