the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


All content by Emmie Halter
XCP Club’s: A Senior Legacy

XCP Club’s: A Senior Legacy

Emmie Halter May 3, 2020

Xavier College preparatory has always been known for its stellar clubs and honor societies. With an array of clubs to choose from and a multitude of school-sponsored events students can volunteer in, every...

Savannah Dersam 21 and her exchange student, Mia, at the Grand Canyon.
Photo Credit: Savannah Dersam 21

Xavier Goes Abroad: Germany Edition

Emmie Halter , Club Writer December 10, 2019

Traveling to Europe is a dream for many high school girls, who see this trip in Hollywood movies and on their Instagram feeds. Unfortunately, this dream can be very expensive, time consuming, and altogether...

Xavier College Prep Jaden Campbell 21 at the 2019 Camp Civitan with her friend, Ross. 
Photo Credit: Ella Petrine 21

Camp Civitan: A New Way to Volunteer

Emmie Halter , Club Writer October 22, 2019

Getting fifty Christian Service hours your junior year seems like a daunting task, and given all the incredible organizations in the valley, most students don't know where to start. If you are someone...

Xavier Spiritline Pom performs their Jazz routine at the Spring Sports Rally. Students and staff alike loved watching their beautiful perform and were left in awe of the talent of Xavier’s finest dancers. Photo by Emmie Halter ‘21.

Spring Sports Rally: A Tradition

Emmie Halter, Club Writer April 1, 2019

Every Xavier girl leaves XCP remembering the rallies. Students participate in rally dances, student council performs in skits and students cheer their class on in the stands. A school favorite rally is...

Fitness of the Mind and Body is a one-semester elective offered to Xavier Juniors and Seniors. Throughout the semester, students learn yoga poses, breathing techniques, and meditation practices. Photo courtesy of Bridget Wickers ‘20.

Getting Fit at School: Xavier’s Take on Popular Fitness Electives

Emmie Halter, Club Writer March 11, 2019

Fitness classes can be expensive and inconvenient after a long school day. Luckily, Xavier offers a variety of fitness classes that are available for students to take as one of their electives during the...

Sophomore Taryn Maher celebrates reaching the top of Camelback Mountain via the Cholla Trail, a popular hike on weekends in Arizona. Photo by Elyse Gifford ‘21.

Gators Were Meant to Hike and Climb

Emmie Halter, Club Writer February 13, 2019

While the weather is still cool and the New Year has just started, hiking is the perfect activity to jumpstart your New Year’s goals and enjoy the outdoors. Phoenix is known for its numerous hiking trails...

Junior Megan Onofrei, Senior Lindsay Hubbard, and Senior Sadie Wintergalen enjoyed the atmosphere of the Brophy Hoopcoming Basketball Game. Although the Broncos came up short in the game this year, Hoopcoming was a fun time for all.

Hoopcoming: A Tradition Like No Other

Emmie Halter, Club Writer January 22, 2019

Hoopcoming is not only one of the best dances of the school year, but is also one of Brophy’s biggest sporting events. After seeing the talented Bronco basketball players dribble their way to victory,...

Sophomore Emmie Halter attends Orangetheory regularly and aside from fitness classes, Orangetheory offers special things, like juice cleanse trials. Emmie tried some juices from Nekter after her most recent class.

Starting the New Year with New Goals

Emmie Halter, Club Writer December 13, 2018

Although health should be a year-round priority, most Americans have a reality check in the new year and start making health conscience goals. A study from Forbes estimates that about 40% of Americans...

Pictured is Xaviers golf team winning the Division 1 Girls Golf Championships. Congrats to the golf program on their 36th state title! Photo courtesy of Eve Worden ‘19.

Fall Sports Recap

Emmie Halter, Club Writer November 20, 2018

Xavier is known for its challenging academics and athletic success. The close of the fall sports season ended with great triumph and three state titles for Volleyball, Cross Country, and Golf. Swim and...

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