the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory



Julia Bonilla, Staff Writer

Joyful Julia is a first-year staff writer for the XPress. She is a sophomore at Xavier, where she participates in Crew Club, Student Ambassadors, and Key Club. Julia is hoping that by being part of the XPress she will be able to attend more events at Xavier. She can't wait to get involved and learn about Xavier's unique activities.

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Sophomore Arya Banks ‘24 looks at her final exam study packet that she created. Arya, along with many other students, is starting to prepare for finals so that she can study with an eased mind.

Xavier Gators start to reboot for summer

April 28, 2022

Towards the end of the school year, it is not uncommon for students to feel burnt-out and in desperate need of a break. In these last few weeks, it is important that students continue to push academically,...

Students can go to Virginia Piper Center (VPC) 103 to ask technology experts like Director of Technology Erika Peinado about their issues at any time during the school day. They have extra screens, keyboards, mouses or anything else a student might need.

How Xavier Gators can solve technology issues

February 17, 2022

Wi-Fi problems? Failing LockDown browser? Computer viruses? Lots of students at Xavier run into a variety of problems during class time and immediately rush to the Information Technology (IT) room located...

Sophomore Bryce Mueller ‘24 goes to AJ’s Fine Foods to get items for a Valentine’s Day party with her friends. She searched for balloons, red and pink treats and anything else to make the holiday special.

Xavier community prepares for Valentine’s Day

February 3, 2022

Love is already in the air for Xavier Gators! If anyone is struggling with what to do or what to get that special person for Valentine’s Day this year, XPress is here to help. Many teenagers are conflicted...

Xavier’s annual tradition at ZooLights was back this year, which allowed people to celebrate the Christmas season. If you missed the event (or even would just like to go again), the displays are still up and admission is $20-30.

ZooLights continues to be a favorite Xavier tradition

December 9, 2021

“ZooLights has always been one of my favorite ways to start the holiday season, and it was the best yet this year,” said Neva Nemanic ‘24. On November 20, Xavier held its annual ZooLights event where...

Joan Walton ‘23 (left) and Sonya Colattur ‘24 (right) walk on stage to receive their checks for being finalists in the 2021 BBB Ethics Essays Competition. Their essays were inspiring to many.

Two Xavier students win awards for outstanding ethics essays

November 18, 2021

“If something matters to you, just focus on the why, not the how,” said Jodi Low, founder and CEO of UandImproved and Torch Award winner of Category I. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) encouraged local...

Xavier sophomores utilize their break outside to enjoy each other’s company. They listen to music, talk with each other and reset their minds for their next classes.

Part 1 of 3: Prioritizing mental health creates a healthier student lifestyle

September 23, 2021

This year, Xavier’s administration has decided to conduct in-person learning without any virtual learning. This decision will impact all students as the past year-and-a-half has been primarily virtual...

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