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Emmegale East

Emmegale East, Connect Editor

Emme is a Xavier Prep junior who is loving her second year as an XPress member. This is her first year in the Journalism class. An avid news consumer, she is ready to write about the news instead of just reading it. Apart from working on the newspaper, she loves books, country music, and spending time with friends and family! She is excited to further her writing abilities in the creative XPress environment!

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The sitting and future Executive Boards pose together after election day. The 2018-2019 Executive Board is in the back row with the new board standing in front of them with flowers. Photo courtesy of Mackenzie Bouis ‘19.

The new Executive Board: saying goodbye to our Seniors

April 1, 2019

On Mar. 15, 2019, all four grades at Xavier College Prep. elected the Executive Student Council for the 2019-2020 school year. After live speeches made by each candidate on the announcements, Xavier voiced...

Xavier girls pose with each other and their German exchange students at various spots around Aachen, Germany. Photos courtesy of Janna Hynds ‘19.

Xavier students travel to Aachen, Germany

March 11, 2019

This past month, from Feb. 19 to 24, 11 Xavier girls and two teachers, Mrs. Wendy Mostoller and Mrs. Ileen Welty traveled abroad to Aachen, Germany. This was Xavier’s second interaction with its...

Mr. and Mrs. Wyman lead students to Panama for World Youth Day 2019

Mr. and Mrs. Wyman lead students to Panama for World Youth Day 2019

February 13, 2019

World Youth Day 2019 was held in Panama City, Panama, from Jan. 22 to 27. Among the crowd of 700,000 in attendance stood eleven Xavier students alongside teachers and trip leaders Mr. and Mrs. Wyman....

Con politics at award shows

January 30, 2019

In today’s modern world, one saturated by the entertainment industry and overrun by intense political contrast, popular culture presents a line where these two extremes must blend. On a national scale,...

The decorated christmas trees at the Bell Tower in early morning. Photo courtesy of Marybeth Bonner ‘19.

Xavier traditions: Student Council’s annual tree lighting ceremony

December 12, 2018

For 26 consecutive years, when the air gets crisper and sitting outside for lunch gets (much) colder, the Xavier Bell Tower is eventually adorned with four christmas trees of pink, yellow, green and red,...

Democratic Headquarters volunteers, Maddie Dinowitz and Mackenzie Bouis ‘19, pose with a handmade sign for the campaign effort. Photo courtesy of Maddie Dinowitz.

Midterm Elections 2018: Xavier students voice their vote

November 19, 2018

On Tues., Nov. 6, 2018, Americans of all parties, opinions, and legal voting ages took to the polls to use their voices in the country-wide midterm elections. Xavier students were among the voters. This...

X-Breakfast 2018: kindness comes to campus

October 19, 2018

Sep. 27, 2018, Xavier’s campus gave a warm welcome to Kathryn Post, ‘07, and Jeannette Maré: the 2018 X-Breakfast guests of honor. Post spoke about her academic ventures into the world of neuroscience,...

Photos of Inishbofin, Howth, and trip members writing in a Victorian cemetery, courtest of Emmegale East, ‘19.

Why you should travel to Dublin, Ireland

October 17, 2018

Ireland is calling, and we all think you should answer. And this call is not only for freshmen through juniors because this summer will be the second chance for graduated seniors to join in on the...

Sophomore, Joey Hernandez Mena poses in her uniform.

Meet our newest club writers!

October 1, 2018

Anna Kolbe My name is Anna Kolbe, I am a freshman this year, and this is my first year on XPress! I am so excited to contribute to XPress this year and write pieces about nearly everything! Sophia...

[Video] Julia Crippen ’19- Local Hero

May 15, 2018

Talk about being in the right place and just the right time! This past Thursday, Julia Crippen '19, a senator with the Senior class student council, saved a young child's life! She was at the house of...

[Video] Girls Have It Day

May 7, 2018

All age group explaining the importance of GHIT and the amazing opportunity it gives younger girls.

Xavier/Brophy Prom 2018 theories podcast

April 16, 2018

What is four letters long, requires black-tie attire and is going to be an unbelievably good time for Xavier and Brophy upperclassmen two and a half weeks from now? Prom! For theories, commentary, opinions...

Seniors Mady Chait, Madeline Warren and Aydyn Fernandez at Prom in 2017.

Prom 2018 theories

April 16, 2018

What is four letters long, requires black-tie attire and is going to be an unbelievably good time for Xavier and Brophy upperclassmen two weeks from now? Prom! Attention all Xavier and Brophy juniors...

[Video] Gators go South for Me to We

March 8, 2018

Hear what Ms. James, the trip moderator, and Xavier girls thought about this once in a lifetime Me to We experience in the rural heart of Southern Arizona

From the Me to We informational website, this is a sunset at the trip location of The Windsong Peace and Leadership Center, in Patagonia, Arizona.

Gators go south for Me to We

February 15, 2018

This coming Presidents’ Day weekend, from the Feb. 15 to Feb. 19., a select few among the Xavier community will be traveling to Southern Arizona on a service mission. Through the nonprofit organization,...

New year, new me… 2018 resolutions

January 24, 2018

Xavier faculty and students share their New Year's Resolution.

PBS Student Reporting Lab: Bridging the Gap, Lisa Hunter

November 21, 2017

Lisa Hunter talks about her job with Prisma Technology Solutions, as well as how she bridges the gap between coders and consumers.

A photo of the White House, the residence and office of the President of the United States as well as White House officials, taken in April of 2013. Every President since John Adams has lived in the White House, even after the burning of the original “Presidential Mansion” by the British in the War of 1812.

Positivity towards the POTUS

October 26, 2017

As of Nov. 8, 2016, a large majority of United States citizens have been waging a political uproar centered around the elected victory of President Donald J. Trump. Since then, our country has seen protests...

Thinking about going Ivy?

Thinking about going Ivy?

October 12, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, two Ivy League schools, in addition to three “mini-Ivies,” came to Phoenix, to tell hopeful young high school students more about their dream colleges. The event was held at the...

What Xavier students think about summer reading

August 31, 2017

Xpress members Maddie Dinnowitz and Emme Eagle walk around campus to interview some students about their opinions on summer reading.

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