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Fahey’s Film Reviews: There Will Be Blood

May 5, 2020

There Will Be Blood can be viewed with a Netflix subscription or rented on Amazon Prime for $3.99. The pursuit of prosperity and power led to the boom of the American economy, but it was not without its corruption. The period epic There Will Be Bl...

The Role He was Born to Play

The Role He was Born to Play

April 29, 2020

“Could you do anything else?”  This was an important question posed to Riley Shanahan ’10 in a New York City Starbucks many summers ago when he was still a student at Jesuit High School Sacramento.  The person asking the question was a J...

Kevin Sheahan '20 surrounded by fellow cast members in the 2019 Spring Musical,

A Home on the Stage

April 28, 2020

The transition to Jesuit High School Sacramento for many freshmen is a crossroads for self-discovery and change. For Kevin Sheahan ’20, the Black Box Theater is the place where he found his passion and voice.  Initially, Kevin had wanted to go out for so...

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Fahey’s Film Reviews: 1917

February 20, 2020

Trench warfare is a hellish nightmare, and Sam Mendes’ film “1917” captures that terror and anxiety with its harrowing long takes and immersive set design. Yet, where visuals and sound prevail, the story declines. The enemy in this film is not the retreating...

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Fahey’s Film Reviews: Parasite

January 2, 2020

Everyone knows the famous saying “the grass is greener on the other side.” This proverb, however, is challenged by Korean director Bong Joon-ho in his film, “Parasite,” which pits the different classes of society together in his darkly comedic t...

Ode to social justice

Ode to social justice

November 12, 2019

Jesuit High School Drama’s fall play, “In the Matter of Scott Daniel Warren, or Scenes and Fragments about a Play in the Desert,” challenged a complex reality, leaving an impact on its audience.  The show, which touched on aspects of immigr...

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Review: Introducing Endtroducing…..

November 12, 2019

It’s very rare for a new artist’s first album release to end up being their best release, but for Josh Davis, aka DJ Shadow, this rarity came true. His album, “Endtroducing.....,” skyrocketed him into the stratosphere as one of the most well-respect...

Jesuit's fall play dramatizes social justice

Jesuit’s fall play dramatizes social justice

October 31, 2019

With a keen awareness for topical events, Jesuit High School Drama presents “In the Matter of Scott Daniel Warren, or Scenes and Fragments about a Play in the Desert,” a company-written play that explores and grapples with the realities and morality...

Preparation for the play

Preparation for the play

August 29, 2019

Each year, Jesuit High School Drama puts on two shows in the Black Box Theater — a fall play and a spring musical. Production for each of these shows requires hours of dedication from actors and technicians to create polished and memorable performances. Drama...

David Bischoff '79 poses for a playful picture with Travis Bell '16 on Kairos 130.

Art of an Ignatian life

May 17, 2019

Men like Mr. David Bischoff ’79 don’t appear often. A celebrated art curator who attended Jesuit High School and later came back to teach art and art history for 26 years, Mr. Bischoff has spent countless years cultivating not only his love f...

Greg Woollgar '13 stands in front of the Bridge of Sighs at St John's College in Cambridge University

Far from a still life

May 17, 2019

Two years ago, Mr. David Bischoff ’79 retired from Jesuit High School. Although many current Jesuit students are unfamiliar with this renowned art teacher, his expertise in art history has inspired many former Jesuit students to pursue a future in ...

Lights! Sound! Rain!

Lights! Sound! Rain!

May 15, 2019

Vibrant colors flash on a pitch black stage as thunder booms in the background. While the music crescendos, the entire cast of the play gathers downstage, forming a line facing the audience. Thunder claps again as the lights go white, letting the audience...