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the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Sophia Lopez

Sophia Lopez, XPress Club Writer

Sophia is a second-year member of the XPress Club. As junior, she participates in Key Club, XPress Club, Drama Club, National Honors Society, and Advance Dance. This year, Sophia hopes to have fun, write good articles, and improve her writing skills, especially as a journalist.
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Catherine Ourso, Elina Ferrigno and Sophia Khors are seniors at Xavier College Preparatory. They have demonstrated through their service work what it means to live a life of stewardship.

Stewardship is a lifestyle

Sophia Lopez, XPress Freelancer September 29, 2022

Stewardship is “a lifestyle — it’s not an act, but it’s how you see everyday things and say, ‘What can I do to be a steward?’” said Catherine Ourso ‘23. It can also be described as “taking...

Sophomore Kali Riddell steps inside of Xavier’s Chapel of Our Lady. Kali is a part of five students looking to receive the initiation sacraments of the Catholic Church.

Sacrament initiation through Xavier

Sophia Lopez, Club Writer November 18, 2021

This school year four Xavier students will be completing their sacraments of initiation which are baptism, reconciliation, communion, and confirmation with the help of Xavier’s campus ministry.  Last...

Father Nathaniel Glenn meets Pope Francis with Bishop Olmsted in Vatican City, Rome at the Apostolic Palace, February 10, 2020. Glenn was still a student at the time and accompanied Olmsted for Olmsted’s required Ad Limina visit with Francis every 5-8 years.

Introducing a newer member to the Xavier family: Father Nathaniel Glenn

Sophia Lopez, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

Father Nathaniel Glenn joined the Xavier community last May of 2020. Since he was very young, Glenn always wanted to be a priest. His wish finally came true after nine years of study, learning and traveling. Glenn...

Senior Isabelle Soriano holds her 2nd place trophy. She was recognized for her short film “Mercy” in the Arizona State Student Film Festival.

Xavier senior awarded for short film

Sophia Lopez, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

Isabelle Soriano spent months of planning for her original short film, but her ideas did not come together and she did not know what she was going to do. Then one day on a school night a new idea came...

BVM Sisters’ new dog captivates

Sophia Lopez, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

Some more pictures and videos of the BVM Sisters' new dog, Socks.

Socks poses in her Christmas sweater

BVM Sisters get a new dog for the convent

Sophia Lopez, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

The Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary adopted a new puppy, Socks, on December 4. She is a black and white Poodle Dachshund Schnauzer mix and is loved by all the sisters for her spirited personality.  Socks’...

Candy cane shirts and knit scarves are only a few items in Gator Gears new collection.

Gator Gear releases holiday collection

Sophia Lopez, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

On November 6, 2020, Xavier held its 48th annual auction. Gator Gear, Xavier's clothing store, released a special collection for the auction. Gator Gear is located in upstairs Founders Hall, run by the...

Junior Daniela Rivera makes and designs beautiful homemade jewelry, and has her own small business 
called Sugar Rush. You can see all her products @sugarrush_jewelryy on Instagram.

Gators stayed busy over quarantine

Sophia Lopez, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

The Covid-19 outbreak was a surprise but Xavier took the necessary precautions and bounced back. Adapting to a virtual world was difficult, but that didn’t stop the Xavier students and staff from going...

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