the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


All content by Susan Peters
Molly Luther 17, Katie Clelland 17 and Maddie Walker 17 read their letters.

Senior prayer day 2017 – the end of an era

March 23, 2017

On March 3, 2017, Xavier seniors altered their usual 5th and Highland travel routine and instead drove to Mount Claret for their final prayer day. With a clear blue sky and nice weather, it was a beautiful...

Susans dog Mango

Pet names

October 3, 2016

When I was young, one of my favorite poems was “The Naming of Cats” by T.S. Eliot. It whimsically blends the appropriate procedure for cat naming with themes of identity and individuality. I look to...

Susans Surprisingly  Accurate Predictions

Susan’s Surprisingly Accurate Predictions

May 9, 2016

Aries – A mysterious person will enter your life today…um…that’s all the stars say…weird… Sorry, let me double-check…yeah, they have nothing else. Well, good luck with that. Taurus –...

Voting is a numbers game

Waiting to vote: the arizona preference primary

April 27, 2016
n response to the ensuing outrage, the Arizona Democratic Party asked voters to give details and feedback on the voting catastrophe. Some citizens have given feedback by way of protesting outside the office of County Recorder Helen Purcell, who has taken responsibility for this voting disaster, along with Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan. Now, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating. Chris Herren, the DOJ Voting Section chief requested in an April 1 letter for specific details regarding this fiasco to be sent to him by April 22, as detailed in the “New Times.”
Does big philanthropy generate a greener future?

Can big philanthropy make true progress?

March 24, 2016
As teenagers who have yet to face crippling inequality, it is so easy to ignore our parents when they urge us to eat our dinner because “there are kids starving in Africa.” We don’t flinch when they say this. We hardly understand that this is a reality for people because it feels so far away. To think that people in America live in poverty as well is tough to imagine. Regardless, it is a reality that must be addressed, lest we allow the Easter season to become more about writing a check than the giving of our spirits.
Forgiveness: A Key Element of History

Forgiveness: A Key Element of History

March 21, 2016

When visiting Chiapas State in Mexico recently, Pope Francis asked the indigenous people to forgive those who have caused them suffering. He recognized that they have long faced discrimination and urged...

All the Internets a stage interpretation.

All the Internet’s a stage

January 7, 2016

If you’re a teenager in today’s digital atmosphere, chances are that you have a social media account of some kind. It may simply be a Facebook, which, if you’re being honest, you don’t use anymore....

Edward Scissorhands: A test of time

Edward Scissorhands: A test of time

December 2, 2015

Edward Scissorhands, directed with Tim Burton’s broad imagination and otherworldly whimsy, manages to amaze and inspire in this Frankenstein tale about a man with scissors for hands. The titular character,...

My most-liked Instagram post.


My most-liked Instagram post.

Kiwi birds are an endangered species native to New Zealand.

Endangered kiwi bird gets coverage

November 3, 2015

It is furry, brown and popular in New Zealand. It is also considered delicious by select groups. No, it is not the kiwi fruit. It is the kiwi bird. This small, flightless bird is the national symbol...

Costco sells virtually everything, from groceries to utensils to clothing.

Costco: a home away from home

November 3, 2015

It is a Saturday morning. You wake up feeling refreshed and excited for the weekend. Something about the air is unusually crisp, and you can’t shake the feeling that God has a plan for you today. That...

Susan takes a selfie with her dog.

This is a Blog

October 5, 2015

Oh, hey! I didn’t see you there. Welcome to my blog. Pretty exciting, right? As you might expect, my blog is in its beginning stages right now and is still finding itself. It keeps asking me the same...

It takes time and effort to look perfect on prom night.

When life gives you prom, make promenade

August 20, 2015

What rhymes with “bomb” and is the basis for hundreds of B-grade teen romance films? You guessed it: prom. It’s one of those magical high school events that seem to mark a turning point. The anticipation...

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