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Academics Plus Newspaper: What We Do and Why

June 29, 2017

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  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...

A love for running

Gavin Bowman and Nolan Kincaid

June 29, 2017

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Hunter Smith ‘19 began running track his Freshman year and has had a love for running ever since. He decided to run cross-country his Sophomore year and his running has gotten better.   “Running has changed my life because it really gave me like a purpose and a place,” Hunter said. In his Sophomore year, he started running two miles races, which usually took him 11-12 minutes. But now that he is more experienced and better at running, he will join the three mil...

Cooking with a purpose

Cooking with a purpose

June 28, 2017

In comparison to past years, the quality of Jesuit High School’s food has improved. Unlike other schools, Jesuit’s food is not shipped in; it is made entirely from scratch, from local ingredients.The one that makes it all possible is Head Chef at...

Coaching his former team

Coaching his former team

June 28, 2017

After graduating Jesuit High School, Coach Marquese Smith ‘05 got a scholarship to Sacramento State University playing football.   “It was wonderful,” Coach Smith said. “I ended up playing as a true Freshman and I played all four years that I...

Year-round learning

Year-round learning

June 28, 2017

Most teachers have summer off, but some like Jesuit High School Social Sciences teacher Mr. Michael Solander ‘92 choose to teach summer school. Jesuit summer school contains about 700 students who want to prepare themselves for the next year, but it also ...

Prepped for the future

Prepped for the future

June 28, 2017

Max Thompson ‘17, a recent graduate of Jesuit High School has big plans for the future. However he loves the school so much he comes back to help out the campus by working at Academics Plus during the summer. Max Thompson has been a student at Jesuit fo...

Coaching team culture

Coaching team culture

June 28, 2017

In his Senior year at Jesuit High School,  Head Varsity Basketball Coach Jon Rotz ‘92 played against NBA Hall of Famer Jason Kidd in the Norcal Championships. They lost that game to St. Joseph Notre Dame by five points. “I think it is really cool to know that ev...

A lifeguard’s life

A lifeguard’s life

June 28, 2017

At a young age, Jesuit High School student Colin O'Donnell ‘18 wanted to try swim but his mom wouldn’t let him because his other sports took up too much time. When she finally let him do swim he loved it so much he quit his other sports to focus ...

Out of his shell

Out of his shell

June 28, 2017

Jesuit High School’s  confident director of admissions, Mr. Palone ‘99, was actually shy in high school. “In high school, I was somewhat introverted,” Mr. Palone said. “I found my passion was athletics. I played basketball and soccer he...

My Top 5 Favorite Cars [blog]

Sam Kesich, Academics Plus

June 29, 2016

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Image credit: Jeff Tenebaum 1967 Chevy Impala The Chevy Impala is a beautiful car that looks both fast and nice. It is famous from such shows as Supernatural. It has a 275 hp engine and can get to 60 miles an hour in 9.1 seconds. It comes in 22 colors including black and bolero red. 1968 Mustang The ‘68 Mustang is a nice car that looks good in every color as a show car and is great for drag racing or any other type because of it’s speed. It has a 325 hp engi...

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