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WINTER FORMAL SPIRIT WEEK #2

WINTER FORMAL SPIRIT WEEK #2

Brooklyn Bergmann, Co-Editor

February 6, 2019


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The students of SLC decided to have a second Spirit Week for this year’s Winter Formal, to excite and energize all students for the dance on February 2nd! At the end of Spirit Week students and faculty were asked what they wore and why. A lot of the students expressed their true colors through cloth...

Extra Extra! Extra-terrestrials?

Extra Extra! Extra-terrestrials?

Soni Rakipi, Writer

February 6, 2019


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The blue sky at night in New York on December 27th, 2018 was a quiet phenomenon that happened instantly. As quick as it appeared, it disappeared, and just like that the unusual event became immaterial, a non-event, in many people’s eyes. So why even talk about an event that no one has heard of? Bec...

Xavier Saint Adds Art to the Palm Desert Civic Park

Xavier Saint Adds Art to the Palm Desert Civic Park

Olivia Quagliani, Co-Editor

February 6, 2019


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Jacqueline Scibona, Senior '19, is the first high school student to have her art presented in the Palm Desert Civic Park. She called her artwork “Off the Wonderland Trail”. She initiated this process on her own when she approached City Hall in June of 2018. Jacqueline Scibona shared how she came abo...

Coachella Time!

Coachella Time!

Adele Benson, Writer

February 6, 2019


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With the recent posting of the Coachella lineup, the excitement surrounding the music festival has started to boil. Coachella, a staple of desert life, is the highlight of life as a teenager living in the Coachella Valley. This year’s Coachella lineup includes headliners Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, ...

Verbum Dei: Solidarity through Service

Verbum Dei: Solidarity through Service

Jolie Morrison, Writer

February 6, 2019


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For over five years, Xavier College Preparatory has partnered with Verbum Dei High School to create an economic and socially immersive program known as the Verbum Dei Immersion. Xavier Juniors who apply and are accepted spend three days lodging on Verbum Dei Campus with twelve Verbum Dei students. Located...

Senior Winter Sports: Final Season

Senior Winter Sports: Final Season

Justin McWay, Writer

February 5, 2019


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After finishing a successful Fall season of sports, it is time for the Xavier Athletic Program to move into the Winter season. At this point in the year, these athletic competitions are among the last few times Seniors will be able to play high school sports. This is their last chance to make a statement...

Would You Believe Me?

Would You Believe Me?

Marni McDowell, Writer

February 5, 2019


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What are you doing at this exact moment in time? Reading my article, certainly, but what led you here? Did you choose to click on Xavier’s Examiner? Did my article, in particular, catch your eye? Was it your own free will that brought you to read this? You could have chosen to read a different arti...

Battle for the Crown of Cook Street

Battle for the Crown of Cook Street

Carlos Haggar, Writer

February 5, 2019


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On January 9 and January 25, Xavier Boys Basketball Team played against their rival from down the street, Palm Desert High School. The games were heavily anticipated by both schools, bringing a large crowd from both Xavier and Palm Desert. Although the tension was high, these rivalry games were kept f...

College Acceptances and Commitments

College Acceptances and Commitments

Miranda Lopez, Writer

February 5, 2019


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Now that college applications are in, Seniors are starting to hear back from the colleges to which they applied seeking early action or early decision. Xavier students Jenna Braun, Kyle Cenicola and Jackson Castillo are a few of the many people who have been accepted. Jenna Braun is a Varsit...

The Instagram Book Exchange

The Instagram Book Exchange

Andres Arias, Writer

February 5, 2019


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The Instagram Book Exchange was a social media event that happened on Instagram for a couple of months. The rules were simple: just look for anyone who has put this on their Instagram story “I'm looking for people to participate in a huge book exchange. Just buy your favorite book and send it to ...

Saints with Scholarships

Saints with Scholarships

Bazil Martinez, Writer

February 5, 2019


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As the 2018-2019 school year enters its final semester, Seniors are bidding farewell to their sports teams. There are, however, a select amount of Seniors that are not just done yet with their career in athletics. These students vary from within the gridiron to the soccer pitch. They exemplify excellenc...

The Truth Behind New Year’s Resolutions

The Truth Behind New Year’s Resolutions

Rylee Mangan, Writer

February 5, 2019


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According to Forbes Magazine, 40% of Americans create New Year’s Resolutions. About 80% of these people fail within the first 30 days of the year. Why do we find it so difficult to maintain these resolutions? Many people are inspired by the ‘new year’ and resolve to change their poor habits. Ho...

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