the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory



Layla Torres, Editor-in-Chief

Layla is the new Editor-in-Chief for the 2021-2022 school year. Layla is a junior at Xavier College Preparatory, where she participates in XPress Journalism Club, President's Council, and NHS. This year, she hopes to make the XPress a reliable and fun way for students to learn more about Xavier College Preparatory and all its events.

All content by Layla Torres
The Xavier faculty triumphantly dominates the court with their “Pirates of the Caribbean” themed dance. In participating, the faculty not only joined the fun, but allowed the students to get to know them through their enthusiasm and school spirit.

Gators leap into the new school year with fall sports rally

September 23, 2021

“We’re soarin’, flyin’.” There’s no star that Xavier Gators can’t reach. Once again, Xavier started off its school year on a high note - this time by incorporating an amazing rally into...

Elayna Pennell and her mother Tiffany Albers ’89 pose by the Bell Tower. During their interview at Xavier, Albers reminisced as she compared the physical structure of Xavier from when she attended to now.

Xavier continues mother-daughter legacy

May 11, 2021

When the word tradition strikes someone’s ears, they might think about a certain fiddler on a roof. They might think about songs, music and what it means to have or participate in a tradition.  As...

Bruce, Ginger and Winston Richter pose in their fashionable scarves.

Xavier Gators love their furry friends

March 30, 2021

An emotional safe haven. “The wind beneath my wings.” Easy to talk to and trustworthy. Always excited when one gets home. All of these names have been used to describe a certain comrade.  He or...

Junior Allegra Wilga reflects on her success in swimming 100 yards for the Swim for the Light fundraiser at Brophy’s pool on December 6, 2020.

Gators were made to swim for light

January 27, 2021

Throughout the year, Xavier’s Gators constantly proved loyalty to goodness in kindhearted and thoughtful actions such as donating cans for food drives, volunteering in humanitarian organizations and...

Sister Joan’s dedication and love for Xavier earned her the Phoenix Business Journal’s Most Admired Leaders Award.

A standing ovation in order for Sister Joan

December 10, 2020

Through a virtual ceremony on December 1, 2020, Sister Joan Fitzgerald was awarded the Phoenix Business Journal’s Most Admired Leaders Award. This award is given to the most outstanding individuals recognized...

Near Bidwill Circle, a Xavier student logs in her cans on an online Google survey as evidence that she did participate in the food drive. NHS members worked shifts in the morning to monitor the logging-in of cans.

Xavier holds annual St. Vincent de Paul Canned Food Drive

November 23, 2020

Google defines charity as “an organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need.” Xavier College Prep demonstrates this simple definition with its own service project: the annual...

Señora Santaella in her classroom, ending the day in a virtual mode. 
Santaella is thrilled to join the Xavier community this year and to have students back on campus. She prepared 
to teach online by attending an online program.

New teachers and students crushing start of year with spirit

September 29, 2020

“Back to school.” This phrase is usually, and understandably, responded to with sighs from students and teachers. However, this year is anything but normal given the circumstances of online learning,...

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