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Opinion: Looking back at a crimson and gold decade

Opinion: Looking back at a crimson and gold decade

March 23, 2020

Brightened by a myriad of student accomplishments, the 2010s at Jesuit High School Sacramento were a decade of brilliance and reinvention, filled with stories of thrilling victories, dazzling performances, and breakthroughs that changed our community.  ...

Drivers, drive-ins, and rides

Drivers, drive-ins, and rides

March 16, 2020

Every morning and afternoon, hundreds of students and dozens of teachers and faculty flood in and out of Jesuit High School’s parking lots. For most, the lots are just a symbol of commuting drudgery, a dull back-and-forth between school and home. For ot...

Part-time workers

Part-time workers

March 12, 2020

At Jesuit High School Sacramento, students with paid jobs are few and far between. However, the part-time workers are some of the most hardworking students on campus, choosing to accept the challenge of balancing school, work, and extracurriculars.  ...

Gym overhaul continues

Gym overhaul continues

February 20, 2020

Jesuit High School Sacramento students entered the Fr. Barry Gymnasium last fall to find one major change: air conditioning. This was one renovation in a $2.8 million project that will continue and conclude this summer. The other renovations will include new audio...

“Mr. Worldwide”

“Mr. Worldwide”

November 21, 2019

Amongst being a world traveller and skilled mathematician, Mr. Nicholas Llanos has come to Jesuit High School to bring his active yet relaxed teaching style to the school. After teaching Integrated Math at Grant High School, Mr. Llanos became dissa...

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...

From Jesuit formation to Jesuit High School

From Jesuit formation to Jesuit High School

November 7, 2019

Meet one of Jesuit High School’s newest teachers: Mr. Patrick Brabec.  Mr. Brabec joined Jesuit’s Theology department this summer, but he joined a department and community that he already knew well. His wife Ms. Sara Brabec is the director of...

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...

Mr. Ferrari rolls into Jesuit High School

Mr. Ferrari rolls into Jesuit High School

October 31, 2019

With a name as sleek as he is, Mr. Peter Ferrari is the new teacher cruising into the English department at Jesuit High School this year. After teaching for three years in Las Vegas in the Teach For America program, Mr. Ferrari moved to San Jose to tea...

Homecoming

Homecoming

October 14, 2019

Eight years after graduating from Jesuit High School, alumnus Mr. Jedd Vergara ’11 is returning to campus as Jesuit’s newest physics teacher. Following high school, Mr. Vergara continued his Jesuit education at Fordham University in New York, wher...

Art of an Ignatian life

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...

Far from a still life

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 ...