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Ash Wednesday and Lent: A Christian Practice

Ash Wednesday and Lent: A Christian Practice

Alexa Vega, Writer

April 9, 2019

Ash Wednesday is an important day for Christian Catholics and Protestants alike. It is the beginning of a new liturgical season known as Lent. Ash Wednesday and Lent is a time period where people prepare for Easter by fasting, avoiding meat every Friday during lent, praying, and doing penance. Conte...

#Summit’19: How Does our Food Reach Us?

#Summit’19: How Does our Food Reach Us?

Cambria McCalla, Writer

April 9, 2019

In today’s fast-paced world we seldom think of where our food comes from. We are more interested in fast and convenient options as well as getting what we want when we want it regardless of the growing/harvesting season. Efficient shipping methods allow us year-round fresh produce of every imaginab...

The Season of Lent at Xavier

The Season of Lent at Xavier

Jolie Morrison, Writer

April 9, 2019

Following the Liturgical Calendar for the Diocese of the United States of America, the season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Holy Saturday. This year, Lent began on Wednesday, March 6th and will end Saturday, April 20th, one day before Easter Sunday. Derived from the Anglo Saxon wo...

Our Last Quarter at Xavier Saints

Our Last Quarter at Xavier Saints

Rylee Mangan, Writer

April 9, 2019

The Class of 2019’s high school experience is coming to an end. We pulled countless all-nighters, stressed over essays, and turned in assignments within 30 seconds of the deadlines. But we have also made some of the best memories and friends imaginable. Four years ago we walked onto Xavier’s campu...

Tresed eht ni Retniw: Winter Was A Bit Crazy

Tresed eht ni Retniw: Winter Was A Bit Crazy

Soni Rakipi, Writer

April 9, 2019

It’s not a surprise that there would be an article for the crazy weather the desert had this winter. If you are like most 'desert rats', you might not like the cold weather. If you are a beach-vibe kind of person, then you might not really mind this winter's weather. And just in case you were livin...

The Climate is Changing, Why Can’t We?

The Climate is Changing, Why Can’t We?

Olivia Quagliani, Co-Editor

April 9, 2019

Climate change is rapidly occurring, and there is a lot that can be done to prevent it from progressing. There are many misconceptions of climate change that are widely accepted by the public. First, climate change does not necessarily mean that all the weather in all of the world will become hotter...

Breadth Event: A Stunning Visual Experience

Breadth Event: A Stunning Visual Experience

Miranda Lopez, Writer

April 9, 2019

The 9th annual Breadth Event was an art show created by Xavier Saints who take the College Board Advanced Placement Studio Art courses. This year's Breadth Event was an opportunity for Xavier's AP Studio Art students to present their twelve Breadth pieces to an audience and share the ideas of what ins...

Summit ’19: The Bread We Break

Summit ’19: The Bread We Break

Brooklyn Bergmann, Co-Editor

April 9, 2019

Summit Week is a Xavier tradition wherein the community is invited to 'do school' in a different way. Summit offers students a chance to find a voice around topics that manifest a range of social justice issue. Many students find opportunities to speak out against an injustice we witness in our own neigh...

It’s The Festival Season!

It’s The Festival Season!

Carlos Haggar, Writer

April 9, 2019

On February 23, Coachella Valley had its first ever KIND festival. This festival was hosted on the Tyson Ranch, which is owned and ran by Mike Tyson, former American boxer from 1985-2005. The first ever KIND festival had big-name performers, such as Miguel and ASAP FERG. The music festival was consider...

Compassion: Only Thirty Minutes Away

Compassion: Only Thirty Minutes Away

Bree Oandasan, Writer

April 9, 2019

Xavier provides a plethora of options for students to participate in service. With each grade level possessing a unique requirement, every Saint fulfills the Grad at Grad of being Committed To Justice. The Junior class’s service encourages them to focus on connecting with the marginalized. This dir...

Leading By Example in Spring Sports

Leading By Example in Spring Sports

Justin McWay, Writer

April 9, 2019

Spring is the final sports season of the 2018-2019 school year. Xavier's Spring athletes have had the summer, fall, and winter to prepare. The Captains and leaders set an example for their teammates, and their teammates willingly follow their lead. The team Captains encourage their peers when times are good...

Dites Bonjour à Nos Amis Français

Dites Bonjour à Nos Amis Français

Adele Benson, Writer

April 8, 2019

Our annual French Foreign Exchange Program recently brought a new group of students to our Xavier campus for two weeks. This year’s bunch was from St. Bruno, a school near Lyon, France. All of the students were Freshmen and were younger than those who have previously visited Xavier. So, their confi...

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