the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Yacinta Irakoze

Yacinta Irakoze, Class Writer

My name is Yacinta Irakoze and this is my first year with XPress. I'm very excited to share my love for writing and learn all the different parts that come with Journalism. When I have time, I love to watch movies, listen to music, and sleep. I'm apart of the Right to Life club, Liturgical Music club, and part of Xavier Honor Choir!

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PBS Student Reporting Lab Assignment- Citizen Science- Audubon Society -Climate Watch

May 14, 2019

Amy Zimmerman is the Climate Watch Coordinator of the Audubon Society in Flagstaff, Arizona. We gained information about the program from Amy, and we learned specifically about the White-breasted Nuthatch....

Seniors: Future Careers

May 2, 2019

Hannah Shulski and Yacinta Irakoze dive into the possibilities of Future Careers for the XCP Senior Issue!

Catherine Kempton is all smiles for one of her many professional photos! Photos courtesy of  Chateau Studio Photography and Orlando Pelagio.

Student Spotlight: Senior Catherine Kempton

April 1, 2019

Opportunities sometimes come from where you least expect them. For Senior Catherine Kempton, that is a testament to how she started doing something she has wanted to do since she was young: modeling....

Amulet: The Stonekeeper cover with the main character’s 
Emily (top right with the lighted Amulet), her brother Navin (behind Emily) and Miskit, a rabbit robot created by their great-grandfather.

A Gator’s book review: quick reads

March 13, 2019

One thing I have learned is to never check out a book at the library if you are not going to finish it by the time it is due. For this reason, everyone enjoys a fast read, which is why I have collected...

Horoscope charts typically include the sun in the
Middle surrounded by the 12 zodiac signs as seen

Xavier student weigh in on Horoscopes

February 14, 2019

The Encyclopedia Brittanica defines astrology as “The ancient art or science of divining the fate and future of human beings from indications given by the position of stars and other heavenly bodies.”...

Senior Holly Ngo annotates a book for English. Ngo enjoys reading in her free time. Photo courtesy of Helen Innes 19

A Gator’s book review

January 24, 2019

For some people, a movie based on true events is the inspiration to pick up a book and read. Others, like Xavier seniors, say they don’t have time to read outside of class anymore. Sometimes, however,...

Holiday movies that are sure to bring the holiday cheer

December 17, 2018

Kick off this holiday season with movies that will grip your heart and get the whole family laughing.   Many, if not all channels on television, are getting people into the Christmas spirit....

Xavier’s Thanksgiving Traditions

November 20, 2018

Seniors Yacinta Irakoze and Helen Innes interviewed students at lunch about their Thanksgiving Traditions.

Rainy days call for the perfect excuse to sit inside and enjoy the calming weather.

What to do on a rainy day

October 25, 2018

It’s raining, it’s pouring and your day is already boring. You’re trying to rack your brain for anything that can can brighten your day while stuck inside. Finding indoor activities to entertain...

Seniors (from left to right)  Celeste Aldaco, Nichelle Garza, and Andrea Hernadez pose for their 
senior group photo, taken at Manistee Ranch

Seniors smile for solo and group shots

October 4, 2018

Senior pictures and locations are on every Seniors mind this time of  year and the ideas that come with it are endless!   Although seniors have to be wary of Senior picture directives, it’s...

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