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Toasters, Robots, and Whimsy

Toasters, Robots, and Whimsy

May 15, 2019

When he first joined the Black Box, Josh Clark ’19 was a rather shy freshman with a knack for building and experimenting. Josh, unlike Scott Tooley ‘18 [see page 8], left little impact during his first show. “I remember joining because it was somethi...

Artwork worth a name

Artwork worth a name

May 15, 2019

In the quad outside the library, one can often see towers of stones stacked one on top of the other. Some rocks are stacked at unnatural angles, seemingly defying gravity. They’re a striking part of campus that impresses anyone who takes a moment to lo...

Obinna Okoye '19 during rehearsals for

Who is the elephant man?

November 2, 2018

Yesterday (Nov. 1) Jesuit High School’s adaptation of the play “The Elephant Man” premiered in our very own Black Box Theatre. The play deviates from other performances Jesuit has produced in the past. Jesuit Drama Artistic Director Ed Trafton ...

What is “The Elephant Man”?

What is “The Elephant Man”?

October 18, 2018

Jesuit High School Drama has been engrossed in preparing for the fall play, “The Elephant Man.” Most students, however, have never heard of the play nor much of its origins, so what is “The Elephant Man”? Bernard Pomerance, an American playwright, c...

Artist Kevin Zeller '18 portrays Greta Gerwig's character Lady Bird with a spray paint on canvas painting.

And the award goes to…

May 17, 2018

Saint Francis High School Alumnus Greta Gerwig made a historical run during this year’s award season. She is now the fifth woman nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. In light of Gerwig’s success, Lady Bird has directed plenty of focus on St. F...

Space to shine

Space to shine

May 17, 2018

Jesuit High School has had many student-artists come and go, but none are more iconic to the Jesuit scene than Jake Melavic ’16, whose art can be seen all around campus. Jake’s artistic career began in elementary school and continues to this day. ...

Why not try out?

Why not try out?

May 17, 2018

Donovan McGuire ’18 earned the lead role of Willy Wonka in this year’s Spring Musical. This is a tremendous accomplishment in itself considering it was his first drama attempt. Prior to the Spring Musical, Donovan had little to no experience in acting. His inv...

Casey Honaker '18 working in the board for Jesuit Drama

Behind the scenes, literally

May 17, 2018

As actors light up the stage during each Black Box Theater production at Jesuit High School, Casey Honaker ’18 works hard to ensure that the lights and sound run smoothly for the show. Though behind the scenes, his help is crucial for the livelihood o...

Left to right: Joe Turgeon '19, Donghwan Park '20, Sam Dyer '20, Caelin Sutch '20, and Todd Russell '19 at the annual Folsom Jazz Festival

Bass trombonist hits musical zenith

February 27, 2018

As students roam the halls of Jesuit High School, they may identify a familiar face in the middle of the Zielke Breezeway: Joe Turgeon ’19. Joe may not always be sitting on a bench or eating his lunch there, but a life size portrait of him always han...

Isaiah Says, We Listen

Isaiah Says, We Listen

November 2, 2017

Jesuit High School Drama has been beyond busy in the months leading up to this year’s fall play, Isaiah Says, which is unlike anything we’ve seen out of the Black Box in recent years. Isaiah Says is a documentary play about one of the most prevalent...

Presidencies Performed

Presidencies Performed

November 29, 2016

This year’s play “44 Plays for 44 Presidents” was an excellent insight to the history of the United States and it’s leadership, capturing each president and his mark on history in just two minutes apiece. It managed to display the importance of th...