Blueprint is the student newspaper of St. Xavier. It is published eight times during the school year. Headed by a student editor-in-chief, the paper consists of four sections: News, Viewpoints (editorials, opinion columns and letters), Sports and Backside (creative writing, reviews and cartoons). Students participate by being section and layout editors, news and sports reporters, photographers, artists and copy editors. Being a member of the Bluprint staff requires teamwork and creativity.
Those who are intellectually curious, have a questioning attitude and enjoy writing are needed and welcome to join Blueprint. Moderator: Mr. Rouse (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Expressions is the St. Xavier literary magazine founded in 1964. Published each May, it features poetry, plays, descriptive sketches and short stories. The selections published are the result of the judgments of the editors and the moderator. Freshman are at a bit of a disadvantage, for they often need to develop more depth and achieve more maturity to compete with the best writing that even a talented sophomore can offer. Freshman, however, are encouraged to submit work and to discuss it with the moderator. Moderator: Mr. Hussong (email@example.com).
St. Xavier High School is in the second sports season of its program for Student Sports Information Directors (SSID’s), which began in August of 2004. SSID’s maintain athletic websites, interface with media outlets, and write feature articles for St. Xavier publications. The students who are chosen to participate receive many benefits, including the opportunity to be part of a team, electronic journalism experience, technology training, a field trip to a major college sporting event, and the opportunity to earn an athletic letter. The SSID program is a joint project between the Athletic and Public Relations Departments of the school. Inquiries about the SSID program may be sent to the coordinator of the program, Mr. Tony Schad (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The X-Ray is the school's yearbook, produced by select members of the student body. It is an after school extracurricular club that meets on a weekly basis over the entire school year. The main goal of the organization is to produce a quality publication that chronicles the major events of the school year. Students are taught the principles of desk top publishing, photography, layout and design. Positions of leadership are assigned to those individuals who have demonstrated understanding of and responsibility for previous yearbook experience. No experience is needed except the willingness to learn about producing a quality yearbook. Moderator: Mr. Ted Mechley (email@example.com).