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A little football and a lot of rugby

A little football and a lot of rugby

July 19, 2018

At the 2016-2017 National Championship in Kansas City, the Jesuit High School varsity rugby team faced some challenges. Before the tournament, many of their key players started getting food poisoning and battled dehydration. Their chances of bringing home ...

Opinion: Beckham Jr. is (almost) the best wide receiver in the league

Opinion: Beckham Jr. is (almost) the best wide receiver in the league

July 19, 2018

When I think of the wide receivers that have made the most impact on the NFL in such a short amount of time, three names come to my mind: Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, and Odell Beckham Jr. I know the last one’s crazy because Beckham Jr. is still playing in...

Defender reflects on the season

Defender reflects on the season

July 19, 2018

By their standards, Jesuit High School varsity soccer team started off slow last season, losing three games early on. For defender Grant Gini ’19, the low point of the season was the 0-1 loss to Folsom High School. “It’s tough overcoming a loss,” said G...

A team’s responsibility

A team’s responsibility

July 19, 2018

Devin Flores ’18, the safety and punter for the Jesuit high school varsity football team, brings a versatile level of skill to the team, no matter what position he is playing. But even with skill, playing football isn’t an easy sport. Cooperation is e...

When the tough gets going

When the tough gets going

July 19, 2018

In the last game of the season, soccer star Grant Gini ’19 helped Jesuit High School’s varsity soccer team fight against McClatchy High School by playing strong defense. But even with their best efforts, they still lost 2-1. “We should have...

Coding, building, and going through the motions

Coding, building, and going through the motions

July 19, 2018

When James Whitcomb Weston ’19 was in 6th grade, he went to the Jesuit High School open house. He saw the robotics program and since then, had always wanted to be on the team. Eight years after, James is now the head of the Jesuit robotics mechanical t...

A flyhalf and his brothers

A flyhalf and his brothers

July 19, 2018

Jack Marchant ’19 wanted to play rugby because his older brother played before him.  At the start of the season, he went out to one of their practices, and he loved it. Now, in his senior year, Jack loves the game, but he loves his rugby brothers...

Reflecting on the last season

Reflecting on the last season

July 19, 2018

As point guard of the Jesuit High School varsity basketball team, Casey Gilles ’18 liked to take control of the court by running the plays that they worked on in practice. At the start of the season, Casey was excited when he got on the Jesuit v...

Testing under a time limit

Testing under a time limit

July 19, 2018

’Twas the night before the M.A.T.E competition, or the Marine Advanced Technology Education competition. The Jesuit High School robotics team was testing Lazareth, Jesuit’s underwater robot, in the hotel pool. But there was a problem with the thrust...

Superstar sensation heads off to college

Superstar sensation heads off to college

July 19, 2018

Baseball alumni Tyler White ’20 has finished his fourth and final year at Jesuit High School. His commitment to the sport has led him from being a six year old teeballer to a now college level athlete. “I think baseball is important to me becau...

Stronger by swimming

Stronger by swimming

July 18, 2018

Jesuit High School varsity swimmer Adam Olsen ’19 has been swimming since he was four years old. Before Jesuit, he swam on a recreational team called the Arden Park Dolphins. Years later, he moved to the Glen Oaks Sea Lions and still swims there whe...

Chocolate-y drama

Chocolate-y drama

July 18, 2018

Even though Gabe Rogers ’19 is 17 years old, he played as a 96 year-old Grandpa Joe in Jesuit High School’s latest production, Wonka. The main character of Wonka, Charlie, lives with his grandparents and parents in a shack next to a chocolate factory...