The student news site of Jesuit High School

JHS Plank

Academics Plus Newspaper: What We Do and Why

June 29, 2017

Filed under A+ Group 2, A+ Group 3, A+ Group 4, Krusty Krab Chronicle

  This summer, over 200 Academics Plus students partook in a journalism class. They were in charge of brainstorming, pitching, interviewing for, and writing a feature story on a part of Jesuit life that interested them. They learned clear, concise journalistic-style writing. They built their typing skills as they transcribed recorded interviews. But most importantly, the students learned responsibility and professional courtesy as they contacted their emails and watc...

The bottom line to discipline

The bottom line to discipline

June 29, 2017

Most people think that a Dean is out to punish you, but Jesuit High School’s Dean of students Mr. Tim Warren ‘70 is more interested in helping you learn from your mistakes. “The only reason the dean is mean or harsh towards people is so they...

A winning brotherhood

A winning brotherhood

June 29, 2017

The championships. The meet you’ve been waiting for this whole season. You have only lost one meet to Davis High School. Now you are here, ready to make the comeback! The end of the meet is here, and it seems even though the odds were against you, Jesu...

Loving the game

Mason Drake and Marcelo Murduia-Sarin

June 29, 2017

Filed under A+ Group 2

"Football is fun. I suggest playing football because it helps with making friends”, said Jesuit High School Junior Varsity football player Mauricio Murguia-Sarin ‘19, Jesuit High School Junior Varsity football player. Mauricio’s Freshman year, the team did not lose many games, but did not win  many either. “I think it went well because it was my first year and I really enjoyed it and I will come back this year to play again,”  Mauricio said. In the off...

Challenging through coaching

Challenging through coaching

June 29, 2017

For Jesuit High School’s Head Varsity Basketball Coach Jon Rotz ‘92, this is his second year coaching the basketball team, and he wants to challenge his players and create a positive and supportive atmosphere. He tries to push leadership, independenc...

A midfield perspective

A midfield perspective

June 29, 2017

Samuel Pettinato ‘19 plays on the Jesuit High School Junior Varsity Red Soccer team. He is a midfielder. To those who do not play soccer, that means that he plays both striker and defense. Samuel, or what he likes to be called, Sam, is number five....

Engineering our lives

Connor Stout and Will Turk

June 29, 2017

Filed under A+ Group 2

The computer engineering industry has been growing exponentially since its creation. “Because the industry can create a more powerful processor every eighteen months,” said David Grussenmeyer, a computer engineering teacher at the Jesuit High School Academics Plus program. “That has been constantly pushing this industry forward.” The industry has been leading to some big technological breakthroughs and influencing everyday life. “Computer engineering tea...

Wild and delicious meals

Wild and delicious meals

June 29, 2017

The Head Chef of Jesuit High School, Trang Chang cooks up wild and delicious meals for the Academics Plus campers while still keeping it healthy and organic. When he was younger, Mr. Chang used to do chocolates and candies for his parents but ended up bu...

Preparing for the next chapter

Preparing for the next chapter

June 28, 2017

With the upcoming basketball season, Casey Gilles ‘18 plans to avenge the Jesuit High School Varsity team’s loss to Folsom High School in the 2016 - 2017 playoffs. It starts with the practices, which are serious but very enjoyable. Jesuit’s disc...

On the heels of his team’s best season

On the heels of his team’s best season

June 28, 2017

“Jesuit likes to play fast pace and move the ball around a lot, we aren't usually the biggest team so we use our speed and our athleticism to our advantage,” said Kyle Estipular ‘17, who was part of the 2016-2017 High School Rugby National Cham...

Remote underwater exploration

Remote underwater exploration

June 28, 2017

 “We have won first place in international competition three times in a row,” said Cassidy Nguyen ‘17, a team member of the world famous Jesuit High School Robotics Team. Cassidy has worked with teammates that are highly experienced and have a p...

From one sport to another

From one sport to another

June 28, 2017

After game one of the High School Rugby National Championship, Jake Vassar ‘17 and others of the Jesuit High School Rugby A Team came down with the Noro Virus. The B Team had been practicing the entire year. In Game Two of the National Championship th...

The student news site of Jesuit High School
A+ Group 2