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the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Maddie Dinowitz

Maddie Dinowitz, Class Writer

Maddie is a junior at Xavier and this is her first year on XPress. Maddie has always loved writing and is excited to learn more about journalism and reporting. At Xavier, she has been involved with student council, lacrosse and student ambassadors club. Maddie likes to cook, spend time with her friends and try new restaurants (and write about them!). She aspires to have a career in journalism where she can travel and bring joy to people through the media and press.

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Seniors get cozy in their sweans for their final Prayer Day

Make your last Senior Prayer Day count

April 1, 2019

Whether we have written letters, scribbled notes on eachothers backs, or acted out hilarious skits, we have all been to a Xavier Prayer Day. On Mar. 22, the seniors traveled to Mount Claret to complete...

Misaal Irfan 19 teaches middle school students the importance of computer coding

Girls Have IT Camp: an exciting STEAM opportunity

March 11, 2019

You may be familiar with Xavier's Girls Have IT Day, a day dedicated to teaching middle school girls about the importance of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Each year, Xavier holds GHID...

Members of the Black Student Union at Xavier include seniors Caitlin Johnston and Paris Rasheed-Moore

Xavier welcomes Black Student Union to campus

February 13, 2019

New to campus, Xavier students are teaming up with the neighboring Brophy Broncos to welcome the Black Student Union for all who are willing to join. Black Student Union, or simply BSU, is a club that...

Inside the Christmas Pageant

Inside the Christmas Pageant

December 12, 2018

Every Christmas season, we shuffle in the Performing Arts Center to watch the beautiful Christmas Pageant. But does anyone know what happens behind the scenes? How are those graceful dancers selected for...

Senior Misaal Irfan started @Millenialbrown. The Instagram account focuses on current political issues.

Student spotlight: Misaal Irfan, the Instagram Activist

November 19, 2018

Do you follow Millennial Brown on instagram? Fellow Xavier senior Misaal Irfan has created an instagram identity entitled "Millennial Brown", which comments on political issues through a feminist lense....

2018 Brophy/Xavier Frosh Mixer

October 2, 2018

Emme East, Tatum Dial, and Maddie Dinowicz interview the 2018 Frosh at the annual Frosh Mixer.

Friends swimming at Fossil Creek

Things to do before the heat wave

May 3, 2018

We all dread the Arizona heat, but there are still a few more weeks before that flame-like weather to be in full swing. Appreciate our awesome AZ weather while you can with these exciting activities. Locally: Hike...

How to survive junior year

May 2, 2018

Attention all incoming juniors: as the year is coming to a close, we have gathered up all of our knowledge to give you the best advice on how to survive junior year. Listen to what we have to say about...

Junior Natalie Vitols selling a variety of produce at the Camelback Market

Vincent’s Farmers Market

March 22, 2018

Sunday brunch is overrated, spending your Saturday morning at a farmer's market sounds a lot better, doesn't it? Come to Vincent's Camelback Market every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and get...

This years XPress Broadcast Journalism class poses in their PBS t-shirts.

Consider taking Broadcast Journalism, the XPress class

February 26, 2018

Offered as a year long, first period course, Broadcast Journalism is a really awesome way for you to enhance your writing skills and get involved in Xavier's own newspaper. Setting your schedule for next...

A safe haven for women in Phoenix

A safe haven for women in Phoenix

February 14, 2018

Hope Women's Center is an amazing organization helping women in Arizona who are in any crisis situation. Many of these women have faced domestic/sexual abuse, unemployment, homelessness, alcoholism or...

A beautiful poster painted by one of the many young women at the rally.

Xavier students show their support for women at the Women’s March in Phoenix

January 24, 2018

Thousands of women and men alike gathered at the Phoenix Women's March on Jan. 21, to use their voices to stand up to the polls. Regardless of race, orientation, age and even gender, mobs of empowering...

New year, new me… 2018 resolutions

January 24, 2018

Xavier faculty and students share their New Year's Resolution.

Must-see film Lady Bird is up for several nominations.

Must see movies before Awards Season

January 24, 2018

'Tis the season for the best new and exciting movies! With awards season just around the corner, there's a plethora of phenomenal films you'll want to catch before they're gone. Whether you're going to...

A picture of Boston University in the fall. The leaves were beginning to change color along with the cold, fall air.

A ‘how to’ guide to college visits

November 21, 2017

By clicking on this article, it is proof that your college visits have begun. Whether looking to apply in or out of state, planning ahead and visiting a potential school now is always better than later....

PBS Student Reporting Lab: Honeywell, Kiah Erlich

November 21, 2017

Kiah Erlich, Senior Director for Honeywell Engine and Power System business, tells her story about getting involved with STEM through her love of aviation. She discusses how being a women in STEM can be...

Junior Kate Shein shows off her makeup as Flotsam, Ursulas evil eel companion in The Little Mermaid. The dark green lips and sparkly eyes made this wicked character stand out on stage.

Hair and Makeup for “The Little Mermaid”

October 26, 2017

If you're a fan of the theater but prefer to be backstage, the hair and makeup department may be for you. Whether you're curling hair, painting faces or helping to put on wigs, the hair and makeup...

Vegan cinnamon roll from Nami

Eating vegan in the valley

October 15, 2017

For some vegans, it's pretty difficult to find places that serve to their accommodations, but luckily, Phoenix has some great spots. Just as a reminder: vegans do not eat any animal products such as meat,...

Vegan donut from Lux Coffee Shop

Becoming Vegan: A Monthly Challenge

September 28, 2017

At the start of September, I decided to go vegan. Being vegan does not automatically make you an earth-loving-hippie who eats leaves. It just makes you a healthier eater, with no consumption of animal...

Mass crowds at a Chance The Rapper concert

Upcoming concerts in Phoenix

September 14, 2017

Whether it be alternative, pop, or country, Phoenix is getting ready for concert season and its upcoming shows feature all of the genres. September: In September, the band Imagine Dragons is making...

Melt Ice Cream: sweet treats with a twist

Melt Ice Cream: sweet treats with a twist

September 13, 2017

Melt Ice Cream understands that the same old scoops of vanilla and chocolate can get pretty boring. That is why they have mastered serving up interesting flavors in an even more unique way. Located...

What Xavier students think about summer reading

August 31, 2017

Xpress members Maddie Dinnowitz and Emme Eagle walk around campus to interview some students about their opinions on summer reading.

Courtesy of Maddy Dinowitz 19

What is Dim Sum?

April 24, 2017

Everyone loves Chinese food, whether it's tangy orange chicken or your favorite chow mein noodles straight from the take out box. But, how often do you really get to enjoy traditional chinese food right...

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