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XPress

the student news site of xavier college preparatory

XPress

the student news site of xavier college preparatory

XPress

Lily Tierney

Lily Tierney, Class Writer

Lily Tierney is currently a senior. This is her first year on XPress and she is very excited to further her journalism and broadcasting skills. Lily is apart of the National Honors Society, French National Honors Society, and the Student Ambassadors club. She has a passion for music and writing. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Lily is excited to be apart of XPress for her last year at Xavier.

All content by Lily Tierney

PBS Student Reporting Lab Assignment- Citizen Science- Audubon Society -Climate Watch

May 14, 2019

Amy Zimmerman is the Climate Watch Coordinator of the Audubon Society in Flagstaff, Arizona. We gained information about the program from Amy, and we learned specifically about the White-breasted Nuthatch....

Xavier College Preparatory local gym. There are many ways teenagers can incorporate exercise into their lives, even during school. Taking a few minutes out of lunch to get some exercise in is an easy way to assimilate exercise in. Photo Courtesy of Lily Tierney 19.

The Importance of Exercise

April 1, 2019

Exercise is often overlooked in teenagers’ busy lives, but it is one of the most important activities that teens require. Exercise not only controls weight and benefits every part of the human body,...

Pictured above is an assembly of common distractions that disrupt Xavier students sleeping schedules. This consists of technology and homework. Photo courtesy of Lily Tierney 19.

Sleep Deprivation in Teenagers

March 11, 2019

Sleep deprivation is a serious problem that is seen amongst many teens nowadays. According to Nationwide Children's, on average, a teenager needs 9 to 9 ½ hours of sleep a night, but are only getting...

Various items from Xavier students’ lunches. It is important to eat a balanced diet from the five major food groups. Photo Courtesy of  Lily Tierney 19

The Dangers of Eating Sugar

February 13, 2019

Nowadays, Americans are consuming much more sugar than ever before. When people think of addiction, sugar addictions are often overlooked. This is the reason why sugar is so dangerous: it is more destructive...

Carmela Palmieri, a local Xavier senior, works at the AZ State Fair as her part time job doing things such as making and serving food

Pros and Cons of Having a Job as a High Schooler

January 22, 2019

Today, the talk about high school students having a job is controversial. People believe that for high schoolers, education should be their number one priority. The Fair Labor Standards Act, also known...

Xavier senior Talle Donley strikes a fun pose on the runway.

Local Xavier Seniors Take on the Board of Visitors Fashion Show

December 12, 2018

On Dec. 8, 2018, the annual Board of Visitors (BOV) fashion show took place at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. BOV is Arizona's oldest women's charitable organization that has been raising...

On November 5, 2018, Denise Macrina, the Dean of Xavier College Preparatory, speaks about kindness on the campus in her office to Senior Lily Tierney. Photo courtesy of Lily Tierney ‘19.

Dean Macrina speaks about kindness on campus

November 26, 2018

Xavier College Preparatory does not tolerate bullying.With the upcoming season of thankfulness and merriness, kindness should be seen all around. However, regarding high school students, being kind is...

Xavier Thanksgiving 2018

November 19, 2018

Xavier students talk about what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving as well as what they are grateful for this year. Thanksgiving is a time where people reflect on what they are thankful for and spend...

On November 5, 2018, Denise Macrina, the Dean of Xavier College Preparatory, speaks about kindness on the campus in her office to Senior Lily Tierney. Photo courtesy of Lily Tierney ‘19.

[Photo] The Political Power of Celebrities

November 20, 2018

On November 5, 2018, Denise Macrina, the Dean of Xavier College Preparatory, speaks about kindness on the campus in her office to Senior Lily Tierney. Photo courtesy of Lily Tierney ‘19.

Senior Brisa Footit leaving the Xavier College Preparatory campus

Should seniors be allowed to leave school at lunch to get food?

November 7, 2018

The question of whether seniors should be allowed to leave campus at lunch is a broad issue that most high schools face. When senior year comes around, many students want the privilege of leaving campus....

Study tools for the ACT and SAT

Do You Think the SAT/ACT is an Accurate Representation of Your Abilities?

October 2, 2018

"Stop. Put your pencil down. Close your test booklet." Any student who has ever taken the SAT and/or ACT is familiar with these daunting words. Taken by high school students across the nation, standardized...

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