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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...

Thirteen years of dedication

Hunter Howell, Tyson Smale, and Kyle Norris

June 29, 2017

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Jesuit High School Varsity Soccer player Andrew Norris ‘18 has been playing soccer since he was four and is excited for next season to start. He has played competitively for seven years and at Jesuit for three years. “I have to put a lot of time and hard work into playing soccer,” said Andrew. Next year, Andrew will play defense and help stop the opposing team from scoring by being vocal and telling his teammates what to do. But he wants to make life difficult fo...

Overcoming the adversity

Overcoming the adversity

June 29, 2017

Head Varsity Basketball Coach Jon Rotz ‘92 just finished his first year coaching the Jesuit basketball team. “Last year was a challenge, just like every year,” Coach Rotz said. “There were a lot of young players. We tried to get them minut...

Playing to his strengths

Playing to his strengths

June 28, 2017

As a young kid, Alumni Elijah Berry ‘17 hated soccer because of his coach but he stuck with it and is a very valuable member of the Jesuit High School Varsity soccer team, whose record was 24-2-1. “We could have been better but we were good enough to win,” ...

Record breaker

Record breaker

June 28, 2017

Last season, two year Jesuit High School Varsity swimmer Liam Johnson ‘17 assisted in breaking the Medley Relay team record which he thinks will also get broken next year due to the team bringing back several very good swimmers. Even though two other...

Driving into his final season

Driving into his final season

June 28, 2017

 Casey Gilles '18's favorite memory from his 12 years playing basketball came last year in Jesuit High School’s rivalry game against Christian Brothers High School. They won 70-59 and Casey had nine points. After the game they were getting very exc...

Former camper, current counselor

Former camper, current counselor

June 28, 2017

Nervous and excited, Garrett Kenison walked into his first day at camp. Garrett started Academics Plus when he was going into seventh grade. He went to Academics Plus for two years as a camper. Garrett had fun most of the time because he liked the competitio...

The Jesuit baseball experience

The Jesuit baseball experience

June 28, 2017

Jesuit High School baseball is a meaningful experience in the lives of Marauders past and present. The Head Jesuit Varsity baseball coach, Joe Potulny ‘76, has been coaching the Marauders for 31 years. Coach Potulny has dedicated his whole life t...

Fulfillment in the water

Ethan Smith and Kaleo Nabeta

June 28, 2017

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Mr. Brian Nabeta, an Olympic Trials coach, has coached for Jesuit High School, Golden Bear Swim Club, Arden Hills, American River College, and DART Swimming in Sacramento. He himself has been competitively swimming since his elementary years. He coaches the Jesuit Varsity team, and is very proud of his swimmers and wishes them the best as they leave for college. “I watch them leave the program as young adults, hopefully off to four year universities and colleges, that the...

The Academics Plus difference

The Academics Plus difference

June 28, 2017

“The Energy!” said Director of Admissions Mr. Joshua Palone ‘99. That's what sets Academics Plus apart from other camps. Started two decades ago, Academics Plus has evolved to 300 campers this camp gives a contrast between sports and classroom...

A career on the track

A career on the track

June 28, 2017

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 ...

io games: a new trend [blog]

Thomas Hoernlein, Hunter Howell, and Jonathan Gonzalez

June 29, 2016

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Diep.io is a game of legends -- it's better than any other io games. It's an online exclusive game with real players. You start off with one cannon, a circle connected to a rectangle, and shoot circular round balls. Every 15 levels you can upgrade your  cannon. If you stay as a basic till level 30 you can become a smasher. At level 15 there are four different upgrades excluding smasher. The 4 different upgrade paths are twin, flank guard, sniper, and machine gun. Within...

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