the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Sienna Martinez

Sienna Martinez, Sports and Fitness Editor

Sienna Martinez is a junior at Xavier and is the Sports and Fitness Editor on the Xpress board. Outside of Xpress, Sienna enjoys playing badminton and taking photos. She looks forward to making more memories with new friends and an exciting second year on Xpress!
All content by Sienna Martinez
Grace Hull 22, Gracie Munk 22, and Jordan Herrera 21 line up on their blocks.

Xavier’s hybrid swim and dive

September 30, 2020

Xavier’s Swim and Dive team has had to undergo a variety of adjustments to adapt to the new challenges posed by Covid-19. Swimming and diving remained closed when sports came to a halt because of the...

Picture shows inside activites to do when stuck at home
Taken by Janessa Gutierrez ‘21

Siennas take: Covid-19

April 6, 2020

A Student’s Perspective of the New Normal After receiving an email from Xavier stating that school would be closed until March 18 due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), an infectious disease caused...

Executive Board runs into the gym dressed in their game costumes! Photo Credit: Sienna Martinez ‘21

Winter Sports Rally

February 10, 2020

Screams and shouts echoed throughout the gym as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors alike vied for the win and recognition of the most school spirited during the most anticipated event of the season:...

Esports hard at work practicing their game tactics! 
Photo Credit: Esports XCP webpage

Introducing Esports!

December 11, 2019

Are you interested in a competitive environment supported by wonderful teammates, but dislike strenuous athletic activities like running or shooting hoops? Maybe Esports is for you! Esports has been described...

Fall Sports Rally Photo Story

Fall Sports Rally Photo Story

September 17, 2019

The Class of 2020 won Xavier’s first Fall Sports Rally with their country themed dance! Pictures by Sienna Martinez ‘21

Teacher Memories of the Class of 2019

May 2, 2019

This is Janessa Gutierrez and Sienna Martinez's video on XCP Senior teacher memories.

Getting girls in leadership roles

Getting girls in leadership roles

April 1, 2019

A new wave of females in leadership positions is emerging in our workforces, schools and our everyday lives, furthering the positive development for women in society. Being an individual with leadership...

Students take the lead in climate marches

Students take the lead in climate marches

March 13, 2019

All across Europe, teens are walking out of classrooms to demand action on climate change. The walk-outs, which are called “Youth Strike 4 Climate” as well as “Fridays for Future,” were founded...

Seniors Growing at XCP

February 19, 2019

Xavier seniors share what they have learned and grown from in the last four years attending a positive campus.

St. Peter’s Basilica’s Dome before sunset. Photo courtesy of Sienna Martinez ‘21 .

Xavier Student Writes Poem Inspired by Trip to the Vatican

January 22, 2019

The Vatican, which is the center of the Roman Catholic church, is the smallest independent state and is also the living quarters for the Pope. Within the Vatican Museum, which contains the most important...

The Phoenix Fire Academy

December 12, 2018
Sienna Martinez shows the behind the scenes of our local heroes: the Phoenix Firefighters. 
Sophomore Sienna Martinez, in a thrifted Ralph Lauren Polo from Goodwill, only $4.

The benefits of thrift shopping

November 29, 2018

Never fear, your local thrift store is here! Across the valley, thrift stores, including the Salvation Army and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul have been widely known for their non-profit chains and...

Sienna Martinez ‘21, stands in front of Loyola University Chicago sign on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

Why visiting colleges is more effective than browsing the website

November 19, 2018

Around this time, many students are visiting several college campuses with their parents to explore the diverse settings that they have to offer for their own college experience. When going on a college...

Accountability and Consequences

October 3, 2018
XPress members ask the students of Xavier if adults should be held accountable for their mistakes as teens. 
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