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Opinion: End the Silence

Opinion: End the Silence

June 16, 2020

Silence is arguably the most dangerous weapon. It’s the signifier of complicity. The denial of injustice. The voice of those who stand opposed to change. Now, it’s the language of racism.  Of course, there is a time to speak, and a time to listen. Now i...

Ms. Maureen Pryor, right, with Fr. Kevin Leidich, S.J. in grace court.

Tribute to a beloved Ignatian educator

June 9, 2020

Ms. Maureen Pryor began her career in education after graduating from Loyola Marymount University in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies, and at the conclusion of this school year, Ms. Pryor moved on to her well-deserved retirement. Ms....

Ms. Eileen Woodward (left) at her desk and Ms. Danise Skewis (right) in her office.

No longer business as usual as Jesuit bids farewell to two longtime staff members

May 27, 2020

Acting behind the scenes in the business office of Jesuit High School Sacramento, Ms. Danise Skewis and Ms. Eileen Woodward help keep the school running — the former as a Risk Manager and Accounts Payable Coordinator, and the latter as a Business Of...

From left to right, Charlie Diaz '22 (Mechanical Lead), Alden Parker '21 (Software Developer), Caelin Sutch '20 (Software Developer), Michael Equi '20 (CEO), and Timothy Monroe '23 (Mechanical Engineer).

Technology for the community

May 26, 2020

Despite having a beautiful campus, Jesuit High School Sacramento had been seeing a noticeable increase in trash in the months before the school moved to remote learning. To combat the trash dilemma, Michael Equi ’20, along with the Bytes Robotics t...

When one door closes, another one opens

When one door closes, another one opens

May 25, 2020

“You are never going to walk again; you are never going to move your hands.” On May 6, 2017, a doctor from the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center uttered these words to Robert Paylor ’15, then a sophomore on the UC Berkeley rugby team. Paylor h...

Mr. Tom McGuire, far left, and Ms. Cleann McGuire, far right, with Jesuit High School students in the

Lives joined in service for and with others

May 23, 2020

Two longtime fixtures at Jesuit High School Sacramento, Mr. Tom McGuire and Ms. Cleann McGuire, will be retiring this year after over 50 combined years of serving Jesuit — the former as a teacher and coach, and the latter as a counselor and assistant re...

Jesuit High School Big Brothers during the Freshmen Overnight Retreat in the Fr. Barry Gymnasium.

Senior Memory: Brothers on retreat

May 23, 2020

My favorite Jesuit memory came on Freshman Overnight.  We were tired. It had been a long Saturday, the first day of Frosh Overnight. We had arrived in the morning, before our Little Brothers did. We did our prep work and our activities and our prayers,...

Members of the 2019 Jesuit High School rugby team rush the field after winning the National Championship.

Senior Memory: The last stretch

May 22, 2020

There is no way we can lose, or so I thought as I awaited the whistle that would signal the start of our second rugby game that day. Our first had been in the morning when we won the semifinal game against our longtime rival Gonzaga High School.  Ou...

Jesuit High School students rush the court following Jesuit's victory over Christian Brothers High School.

Senior Memory: Rushing the court

May 22, 2020

During my four years at Jesuit High School Sacramento, many memorable and impactful experiences will stick with me for a long time. One of the most memorable was one that happened this school year, at a basketball game, a few days after New Year’s D...

Embodying Jesuit’s religious spirit

Embodying Jesuit’s religious spirit

May 21, 2020

If you didn’t already know him from his over-the-intercom examen prayers and his readings at Mass, then let us introduce Grant Houle ’20, the religious coordinator for Jesuit High School in Sacramento.  Grant applied to be religious coordinator af...

Making connections in heart and soul

Making connections in heart and soul

May 21, 2020

Director of Liturgy and Theology Teacher Ms. Charlene Cardenas started teaching at Jesuit High School Sacramento in 2002 when the Class of 2020 were infants or yet to be born. Now, as the Class of 2020 graduates, she prepares to retire. Before joining as...

Fencer Dongwhan Park '20, scores a touch at the Fencing World Championships in Poland. Park placed third in Cadet's Men's Sabre.

To properly say farewell

May 20, 2020

Even with Digital Learning Days changing many aspects of life at Jesuit High School Sacramento, the school is doing its best to keep students connected with their end-of-year events. Donghwan Park ’20, this year’s valedictorian, is a crucial part of the effort...