the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Lauren Brown

Lauren Brown, Class Writer

Lauren is a senior at Xavier College Preparatory. She has been in the XPress Club since her junior year and is now an official member of the Broadcast Journalism class. She is also involved in National Honor Society, Key Club, Unity in Diversity Club, and Spanish Club. In her free time, Lauren loves to spend time with her friends, family, and dog. She is excited to improve her writing skills throughout the 2018-2019 school year!

All content by Lauren Brown

Goodbye to the Class of 2019

May 2, 2019

Underclassmen friends and siblings come together to say their goodbyes and offer their love to the Class of 2019 as they embark on a new chapter of life.

The Fiat 40 website guides its participants throughout their Lenten journey. Photo courtesy of Lauren Brown 19.

Lenten promises: Xavier’s own Fiat 40

April 1, 2019

Every year, as winter slowly transitions into spring, the time comes for Lenten promises and spiritual reflection. Starting with Ash Wednesday on Mar. 6, the Lenten season will last until Easter Day. While...

This year, team white took back the illustrious traditions day trophy.

Traditions week recap

March 13, 2019

Starting on Feb. 25, Traditions Week was set into full swing along with an abundance of activities. This annual tradition focuses on celebrating Xavier alumnae and reflects on the many traditions that...

Catholic Schools Week Vlog

February 13, 2019

Seniors Lauren Brown and Kyla Ferry vlog Catholic Schools Week around Xavier's campus, showcasing all of the fun activities and daily themes.

Senior, Marybeth Bonner smiles in her natural habitat: nature! Photo Courtesy of Molly McElenney Photography.

Student Spotlight: Marybeth Bonner ’19

January 22, 2019

With both the new year and second semester just starting, it is now the time to organize our lifestyle choices and get back into the groove of things. With so much chaos taking place at the start of a...

Holiday ASMR

December 17, 2018
Following in the footsteps of fellow XPress members Maddie Dinowitz and Emmegale East, seniors Lauren Brown and Kyla Ferry collaborate to create an ASMR video featuring holiday items and treats.
Junior Shea Nowicki posing in front of the fountain outside of Founders Hall. She is currently the president of History Club. 
Photo Courtesy of Angelica Villalba 20.

Student Spotlight: Shea Nowicki

December 12, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, students continue to make their mark and stand out in the Xavier community. One student in particular, Junior Shea Nowicki, has gone above and beyond in contributing her hard...

Laura Lu 19. Photo courtesy of Jessica Phillips, a marketing intern and friend of Lu.

Meet Laura Lu

October 18, 2018

From playing on Xavier’s competitive golf team to holding leadership positions in three campus clubs, senior Laura Lu does it all. Over the past few months, she has kept busy with activities both inside...

Xavier Freshman sporting their pink

Get your pink on

October 1, 2018

Happy October! Now that September has come to an end, it is time to look ahead and reflect on what’s to come. Annually, breast cancer prevention and awareness is internationally promoted throughout the...

Rise tells the story of high schoolers finding themselves in their passions

Pilot season’s newest TV shows

March 21, 2018

As Xavier students, it can be difficult to balance our work load with free time in general. However, when spared the opportunity, many of us turn to binge-watching an entire television series until the...

Junior Sydney Dean has an Amazon Echo. She, however, does not believe the Echo is connected to the CIA.

Does the Amazon Echo retrieve information for the CIA?

November 20, 2017

Over the past year, rumors have continued to circulate around whether or not the Amazon Echo is linked to the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The Amazon Echo, commonly referred...

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