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Takeaways from a professional perspective

Takeaways from a professional perspective

February 6, 2019

Among the many speakers at this year’s Social Justice Summit, Dr. Frances Broghammer will be drawing from her own personal and professional experiences to give advice on how to deal with mental illness. Currently, Dr. Broghammer is working on the ...

What is mental wellness?

What is mental wellness?

February 5, 2019

Mental wellness keeps us going. It’s what gets us through each day and motivates us to push through tough times. That’s why it’s disheartening to see many ignore the importance of mental health in our day-to-day lives. During the Social Justice Summit, Jesuit Hig...

From saved to savior

From saved to savior

February 4, 2019

“You must die; you must jump now; jump now!” This internal monologue catapulted Mr. Kevin Hines off the Golden Gate Bridge and four seconds later, he was 70 feet deep in the frigid Pacific Ocean. Only 19 people have survived this fall; he is...

Conversations that heal

Conversations that heal

February 4, 2019

A startling lack of conversation surrounds mental health and substance abuse in our society, and the stigma is perhaps most prevalent among men and boys. This year’s social justice summit at Jesuit High School is focused on combating the absence of di...

Full athlete, full person

Full athlete, full person

February 4, 2019

Athlete. Conductor. Son. Teacher. Actor. Student. Coach. Brother. Priest. You probably fill more than one of these roles, perhaps even three or four, but what happens when you only commit to just one? Mr. Aaron Taylor, an advocate for mental health in athletes, wou...

Taking a stand on mental health

Taking a stand on mental health

February 1, 2019

Jesuit High School understands that many members of our community struggle with mental health, and in order to offer support to students dealing with these issues, Jesuit has recently implemented the Wellness Center, a place for students to get help ...

Faces of Mental Health

Faces of Mental Health

February 1, 2019

Many teachers, speakers, and students both in and outside of the Jesuit community will be helping with this year’s social justice summit, which is focused on mental health and wellness. One of the teachers involved with the social justice summit is M...

Food drive: we can do better.

Food drive: we can do better.

December 4, 2018

Jesuit High School is currently halfway done with its annual Food Drive, “Operation Cratchit,” which it hosts from Nov. 26 to Dec 7. All proceeds go to Stanford Settlement, a charity that provides food to low-income families. Participating is a gr...

Finding joy in a garbage dump

Finding joy in a garbage dump

October 4, 2018

Upon entering Guatemala City, our immersion team knew we were going to see a whole new level of poverty. We went in thinking our goal was just to help the poor, but none of us knew how much the service would teach us about ourselves and how we would gain...

Lessons on simple living

Lessons on simple living

October 4, 2018

In Kansas City, Mo., a small group of Jesuit High School students and faculty worked with Jerusalem Farm, an organization that practices simple, sustainable living with a focus on human relationships and the seven points of Catholic social teaching. ...

Complexity at the southern border

Complexity at the southern border

October 4, 2018

A massive rusted steel fence, anywhere from 18 to 30 feet high, undulates in the hills of the Patagonia Mountain range, dividing in two what was once the united city of Ambos Nogales, Arizona and Sonora. Though the gates in the wall are opened to t...

Epiphany in the city of angels

Epiphany in the city of angels

October 4, 2018

I’ll be the first to admit that I was hesitant to go on a Jesuit High School immersion to Skid Row in Los Angeles. Though I knew I would be going through the experience with close friends, I didn’t know what to expect. The night before my group was scheduled to d...