the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Janessa Gutierrez

Janessa Gutierrez, Class Writer

Janessa is a sophomore at Xavier and is a new addition to the XPress team. She absolutely loves writing and creating pieces for others to enjoy. Janessa would love to pursue Journalism in her future and is looking forward to it. Apart from the XPress team, she is a part of the XCP Hot Shots team for archery and loves to spend her time outdoors. She is beyond excited for the upcoming year in Journalism class

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Top Entertainment 2016-2020

Top Entertainment 2016-2020

May 3, 2020


Picture shows inside activites to do when stuck at home
Photo Credit:  Janessa Gutierrez ‘21

Janessas take: COVID-19

April 6, 2020

Once the ‘COVID-19’ hit the news, I don’t think many people truly understood the true impact of it all. However, once everything started going downhill, restaurants began to close, and fast food...

Sienna Martinez ‘21, watching News about the Australia Bushfires taken by Janessa Gutierrez ‘21

Australia Fires

February 10, 2020

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and tsunamis have become part of our world’s routine, affecting 160 million people each year. Here in the sunny state of Arizona, we are lucky that our...

A Now Hiring sign in-front of Chik-fil-a, a common workplace for students. 
Photo Credit: Janessa Gutierrez 21

Students with part-time jobs

November 12, 2019

Today, many students in the United States hold part-time jobs while attending high school. Although some may argue that holding a job in high school, puts too much stress on teenagers, others contend that...

A drawing showcasing different types of self-care. 
Photo credit: Introvert Doodles at RedBubble.

Self-care tips and tricks

October 22, 2019

With holiday festivities such as thanksgiving dinners and Christmas shopping coming up, students tend to forget about ourselves and that we too need some self-care.  When we think of self-care, the...

Teacher Memories of the Class of 2019

May 2, 2019

This is Janessa Gutierrez and Sienna Martinez's video on XCP Senior teacher memories.

Sophomores Imelda Hernandez and Giselle Quiroz (Left to Right) curesty of Sophomore Valerie Loera

The happiest place on earth!

April 1, 2019

Every year Xavier students travel to Disneyland for an annual trip, but this years trip came a bit earlier than usual. Months before the trip, the girls were notified and given time to plan ahead for the...

Picture showing volunteers trying to clear a dam containing plastic bottles and other garbage, near the town of Krichim, Bulgaria.

Put an end to plastic waste!

March 11, 2019

Each year, over 260 million tons of plastic trash is produced, and about ten percent of it, ends up in the Ocean. Here at Xavier, we are kept motivated to conserve with a club known as the XERO club....

(Left to Right) Xavier sophomores Janessa Gutierrez, Reyva Murty, and Gabi Ruiz out in the frigid snow

Lookback on the Father/Daughter Ski Trip

February 13, 2019

Let’s take a look back on the 2019 Father/Daughter Ski trip to Durango, Colorado! The annual Father/Daughter Ski trip took place from Jan. 18 to 21. Xavier takes large buses, one for each grade, and...

Ringing in the New Year is best with sparklers! Celebrating the start of the New Year is great for forcing yourself to start off 2019 with a new outlook on life.

What’s new to 2019?

January 23, 2019

With the new year already here, many are quite excited about the new things that are approaching. Here are five things to look forward to in 2019. Another Royal Baby!? The newlywed couple, Meghan...

Best Christmas Gifts for Friends

Best Christmas Gifts for Friends

December 12, 2018

Christmas is quickly approaching and most people are starting to get into the Christmas spirit as they shop for gifts, hang up lights and assemble the Christmas tree. During the festive season, families...

Sophomore Sienna Martinez, in a thrifted Ralph Lauren Polo from Goodwill, only $4.

The benefits of thrift shopping

November 29, 2018

Never fear, your local thrift store is here! Across the valley, thrift stores, including the Salvation Army and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul have been widely known for their non-profit chains and...

Freshman Emma Valentine, junior Nicole Goldman, sophomore Anna Gomez (Santa), sophomore Janessa Gutierrez and sophomore Brisa Duarte volunteering at the Xavier tent for ZooLights. (Left to Right)

A spectacular night under the ZooLights

November 19, 2018

Around this time of year, late Oct. and early Nov., the nights get cold and most people tend to skip Thanksgiving celebrations, hanging up the christmas tree on November first going straight to the Christmas...

Accountability and Consequences

October 3, 2018
XPress members ask the students of Xavier if adults should be held accountable for their mistakes as teens. 
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