the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Sophia Lopez

Sophia Lopez, Staff Writer

Sophia is a sophomore and it is her first year on XPress. She participates in acting, dancing, and singing, as well as in art. She is excited to challenge herself this year and write factual pieces.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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