the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Erika Kotlarz

Erika Kotlarz, Class Writer

Erika Kotlarz is a senior a Xavier College Prep. This is her first year on XPress. She loves to write articles, edit videos, and photography. She is excited to share news with the Xavier community.  She is looking forward to her last year at Xavier.

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Ruth Stricklins The River of Life painting for Xavier College Preparatory

Moving up day mass

May 6, 2018

The “Moving Up Day Mass” is an event at Xavier that happens every year. It is a Mass where each class moves to their new respective Mass seat in the AC. For example, the freshman will sit where the...

Even Xavier students have to hydrate, so they are especially generous in giving money for water for those in need to.

NHS water bottle drive

April 23, 2018

The National Honor Society does many things for the Xavier community and the community around us. Most recently, NHS held a water bottle drive. This water bottle drive is very important for people in need...

Representatives from graduating classes at Xavier gather to listen to current Xavier students.

Traditions’ Day 2018

March 8, 2018

Every year at Xavier the students celebrate Traditions Day. A day where alumni come to visit Xavier. The seniors and the sophomores team up to go up against the juniors and the freshman. Team blue vs....

Benefits of going to the computer lab

Benefits of going to the computer lab

January 24, 2018

The computer lab at Xavier has so many various resources that many students may not know about. For one, there are student volunteers, from the Student Tech club, who are available in the computer...

Xavier students preparing for the upcoming finals in Founders Hall.

NHS X-am warm up prepares students for finals

December 14, 2017

During the holidays it is important to give back to the community. Here at Xavier there are many opportunities for giving back. The canned food drive, buck-a-sweans and the X-am warm up are a few of these...

PBS Student Reporting Lab: Honeywell, Kiah Erlich

November 21, 2017

Kiah Erlich, Senior Director for Honeywell Engine and Power System business, tells her story about getting involved with STEM through her love of aviation. She discusses how being a women in STEM can be...

A screenshot of a Canvas dashboard.

Canvas tips and tricks

November 15, 2017

Canvas is a learning management tool that all Xavier students rely on daily. All of the courses a student takes are on one page for easy access. Students can see their grades for the current quarter, as...

Xaviers kitchen staff makes pizzas for lunch.

Maintenance staff appreciation

November 15, 2017

There are many people who make Xavier a great campus. The maintenance crew is a huge part of this. These people work countless hours to make Xavier’s campus beautiful for the faculty, staff, students...

Xavier girls are all smiles on buck-a-sweans day.

Buck-a-sweans Wednesdays

October 12, 2017

The Xavier community has “buck-a-swean” days to raise money for people in need. On these days, if a student pays a dollar they may wear sweatpants or jeans with a Xavier shirt. Recently, there was...

[Video] Veteran teachers give advice to new teachers

September 14, 2017

Bailey Bland and Erika Kotlarz asked a few of Xavier's experienced teachers about themselves and what advice new teachers should know.

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