the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Holly Ngo

Holly Ngo, Class Writer

Holly Ngo is a junior at Xavier. This is her first year as a part of XPress and she cannot wait to show everyone what is in store for the year. Holly enjoys writing, traveling and editing videos. She spend most of her time with friends and family, since they are an important part of her life.

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PBS Student Reporting Lab Assignment- Citizen Science – AZ Desert Bighorn Sheep Society

May 14, 2019

The Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society is an organization dedicated to the conservation and population enhancement of bighorn sheep in the state of Arizona. The mission of the Arizona Desert Bighorn...

Senior Abbey Alexander and her mother spending time together at the Fashion Show before the Senior Class of 2019 graduate. Photo courtesy of Abbey Alexander 19.

Mothers bid farewell to the Class of 2019

April 1, 2019

With only a few days of school left, the Class of 2019 prepares to bid their farewells. On April 6, the Class of 2019 and their mothers are all invited to the Senior Mother-Daughter Mass and Breakfast....

In the second quarter, students utilize their skills they learned in the first quarter to create their own projects. Senior Holly Ngo built a vanity mirror table as her final project. Photo courtesy of Holly Ngo ‘19

Hidden Gem Classes at XCP that require handiwork

March 12, 2019

As Xavier students prepare to choose their schedule for the upcoming school year, choosing classes can certainly be a challenge, especially when students are not fully aware of the classes that Xavier...

Poetry Out Loud 2019

February 24, 2019

A review recording of the Poetry Out Loud Competition at Xavier College Prep. 2019.

Alumnae Spotlights at Traditions Day

Alumnae Spotlights at Traditions Day

February 13, 2019

This year at the Traditions Day Assembly, Xavier College Preparatory will be welcoming Tania Torres ‘96, and Michelle Lowenberg '01, both of whom will be awarded Xavier's Dynamic Woman of Tradition Award....

Phoenixs high school students have been assigned their sister city that they will be going to in the summer. Photo courtesy of Isabela Evans 19

Xavier visits Phoenix Sister Cities

January 24, 2019

As the new year begins, Phoenix Sister Cities started applications to prepare for their annual summer youth program. Applications were due Jan. 12, 2019 and interviews take place on Feb. 8-9 that will...

Xavier Students Try “Weird” Candy Canes

December 13, 2018

XCP students try some strange candy cane flavors before Christmas hosted by Holly Ngo.

A flyer for the upcoming ESports club meeting hangs in upstairs Founders Hall. Xavier now implements an Esports League featuring League of Legends and Rocket League.

Paving the way for STEM: ESports Comes to Xavier

November 19, 2018

Xavier has always, and continues to be, a STEM advocate school. Having the resources to teach students about STEM and encouraging women to take part in it, Xavier is now becoming one of the pilot schools...

At Futuro, the mocha is decorated with creamy milk latte art in the Phoenix, Arizona location.

Fall drinks review

November 19, 2018

Starbucks: Pumpkin Spice Latte The drink that everyone seems to wait for when Fall comes is finally back. The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is a holiday favorite drink for the Fall. As if a normal latte...

Courtesy of CNN.

First Japanese Woman to Win Grand Slam Title – Naomi Osaka

October 3, 2018

Naomi Osaka took on Serena Williams, the number one American professional tennis player, in the women’s final for the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center...

Phoenix PD escorts the McCain family down Central Avenue.

John McCain stays forever in our hearts

October 2, 2018

Senator John McCain died Aug. 25, 2018 from Glioblastoma, a malignant tumor that affects the brain or spine. McCain was a big sponsor and supporter of the Xavier Community, and he cared deeply about Xavier. Xavier...

[Video] Agape latte with Dean Macrina

May 7, 2018

Dean Macrina spoke to students during lunch on April 30, 2018.

[Video] Phoenix Night Market

May 2, 2018

Phoenix held its first Asian night market on April 21 to 22, 2018. The informational event offered asian-influenced food, performances and games. From waiting for an hour to get into the festival to eating...

What are gratitudes?

What are gratitudes?

April 25, 2018

Every morning Xavier’s Honors Chemistry teacher Mr. Mercier asks his classes what they are most thankful for. This allows students to clearly think about and realize what we take for granted. Students...

[Video] Xavier makes history: Xavier state basketball game

March 21, 2018

Reporters Helen Innes and Holly Ngo were on the court to gather footage for the monumental Xavier state basketball game.

Cast of Into The Woods

“Into The Woods” Review

March 8, 2018

Xavier College Preparatory's Theatre Department came back last week with a spring musical production of the Grimm Brothers fairy tale, "Into The Woods." "Into The Woods" brings several fairy tales into...

Agape Latte: Ms. Rhonda Golden

March 7, 2018

Rhonda Golden shares her story of how Christ has become a part of her and her family's lives.

[Video] 2018 Xavier Poetry Out Loud

February 15, 2018

The annual Poetry Out Loud competition hosted at Xavier. The winner moves on to the next round.

The Party Ball

Restaurant review: Sunny’s Snowballs

February 14, 2018

Ice. Literally ice with flavored sugar. What's the big deal anyways? At Sunny's Snoballs, everyone can enjoy their shaved ice with various toppings and a wide range of flavors. Sunny's Snoballs is...

Junior Marybeth Bonner and her dad enjoy time together at the Dads Club ski trip.

Father-daughter bonding activities at Xavier

January 24, 2018

The Xavier Dads' Club hosted the annual father-daughter ski trip, which is a yearly reminder of the importance of the connection between a dad and daughter. The Xavier Community is glad to have the...

[Video] Holiday Edition: Where around the world are Xavier students?

December 14, 2017

Xavier students talk about their fun holiday season vacations and where they are going over the break! Have fun and be safe!

[Video] 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...

The Arizona state fair

The Arizona state fair

October 26, 2017

It's that time of the year again: the annual State Fair, when kids and adults alike can enjoy food and rides. From Oct. 6 to Oct. 29, everyone can enjoy any fair activity they want, from a delicious funnel...

Sophomores Shea Nowicki and Carmen Villalba pause for a smile on the BeLoved Retreat.

The BeLoved Retreat

September 28, 2017

On Sept. 15, 2017, Fr. Kevin Grimditch and Ms. Looker hosted sophomores, juniors and seniors at a retreat in Prescott. Every year, Xavier holds a BeLoved Retreat to give students a space of their own,...

A poster depicting a doorway with text below reading André House of Hospitality.

Volunteering at Andre House

September 14, 2017

Andre House of Hospitality, located at 213 S 11th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007, provides dinner, showers, laundry, clothes, phone calls, basic necessities, medicine and blankets to the homeless people in Phoenix....

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