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 Katie Shyman
A pair of bright Nike Zoom Vomeros.

Tennis shoes: for training and style

April 5, 2017

Whether they’re for running, walking, or just lounging around, America has delved full-force into an obsession with tennis shoes. This year, you can spot retro Nikes, stylish Adidas, and comfy Asics...

A prediction for the Final Four on an official CBS Sports March Madness bracket.

March Madness brackets: competitive fun for sports fans

March 27, 2017

With the month of March, some may think of spring break while others think of the great weather. But for sports fanatics, March Madness is one of the first things that comes to mind. College basketball...

Hiking the Arizonan trails is one of the fun activities to do during spring.

Enjoy the weather with these healthy spring activities

March 9, 2017

With spring comes the most beautiful temperatures Arizona has to offer. That being said, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and promote a healthier lifestyle by doing so. If you’re...

The Madison Improvement Club

Gyms around the Valley

February 23, 2017

Working out is an activity that some of us dread, while others love it. Despite your feelings toward it, working out is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Whether it’s doing your own routine at home,...

Xavier seniors sign athletic letters of intent

Xavier seniors sign athletic letters of intent

February 10, 2017

     On February 1, 2017, Xavier witnessed a great day for their soccer stars. Seniors Natalie Duque and Qui Qui Hita signed their letters of intent to play soccer at the collegiate level. Natalie is...

Blackhawks Soccer Club play for the win.

Playing for a team: school vs club sports

January 26, 2017

Playing on a sports team is a great thing to do for both social and health benefits. From club teams to school teams, there are plenty of opportunities to try new sports and play at different levels. Typically,...

Xavier crew tackles the Head of the Charles Regatta

Xavier crew tackles the Head of the Charles Regatta

November 15, 2016

On October 22nd and 23rd, Xavier’s very own crew team made the long trek across the country to compete in the 52nd annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston, a city known...

These participants prepare for the final obstacle in their mud race.

Get muddy in these adventure races

May 3, 2016

Are you tired of your repetitive workout routines and looking for something fun, yet challenging? A fun way to get an intense and exciting workout is by participating in an obstacle adventure race. The...

The Outbound Collective is an app that should be enjoyed by all.

App Review: The Outbound Collective

March 1, 2016

Do you ever find yourself bored and unsure of where to seek fun and new adventures? Perhaps repetitive exercise routines have you in a fitness slump? Maybe you’re on the search for a unique photography...

Fresh fruit makes a fantastic pick me up during or after school.

Get your snack attack on

February 23, 2016

We’ve all fallen victim to the deplorable 10 a.m. snack scenario, when you peer into the contents of yesterday’s crunchy granola bar only to notice that is has now become packaged crumbs. Or perhaps...

Local is the new black

Local is the new black

October 21, 2015

When buying produce, local is the way to go. On Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Ahwatukee Farmers Market, one vendor from Matcha Marketplace was interviewed about the benefits of buying local produce. The vendor...

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