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Rocking around the Christmas Tree Lane

Rocking around the Christmas Tree Lane

December 13, 2018

Although Jesuit High School students regularly hear about Christmas Tree Lane (CTL), many have no idea what CTL is and why Jesuit puts on the show every year. CTL is a major fundraiser event hosted annually by Jesuit. The fundraiser was the Loyola Guildâ€...

Strawn’s Return to Jesuit

Strawn’s Return to Jesuit

December 11, 2018

This year, Mr. Peter Strawn ’04 returned to the Jesuit High School family as an AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, and Algebra 1 teacher. After graduating from Jesuit in 2004, Mr. Strawn attended the University of San Diego t...

Same mission but new position

Same mission but new position

December 11, 2018

Take the sidewalk on the east side of the campus, overlooking the baseball fields, and once you get to Goupil Hall, you’ll find a door on the side of the building. The door opens into the office for someone who works at Jesuit High School but not f...

Voting for the first time

Voting for the first time

December 6, 2018

Last month, our country held midterm elections. Most citizens had the opportunity to vote on important issues and decide who would be representing them on the state and national level. Since a majority of Jesuit High School students have not reached...

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...

Restructured Freshman Service

Restructured Freshman Service

November 29, 2018

Jesuit High School freshmen have always been able to choose when and where they do their service hours, and for many former freshmen, it was a stressful task. To help relieve this anxiety the Christian Service Department changed the way freshmen do t...

Man for all jobs

Man for all jobs

November 13, 2018

Educators tend to wear a diverse set of hats. But few have had more experience in different aspects of campus life than Assistant Dean of Students Mr. Keegan Smith. Before working at Jesuit High School, Mr. Smith had worked at multiple schools in the...

Unapologetically joyous

Unapologetically joyous

November 8, 2018

Before my immersion, I viewed my scheduled week at Camp ReCreation as a way to finish up my Christian Service requirements; however, the week turned out to be a transformative experience that redefined how I saw the disabled community. Since 1983, Camp...

Opinion: Why the new dress code?

Opinion: Why the new dress code?

November 6, 2018

We have a new dress code here at Jesuit High School. While many have been saying that the changes are relatively drastic, realistically they’re not. We have gone from having to wear a collared shirt to a Jesuit collared shirt, and the pants policy is ...

Who is the elephant man?

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 â€...

Why no Halloween costumes?

Why no Halloween costumes?

November 2, 2018

Summer has come to an end. As the days become shorter and the air begins to chill, anticipation for the coming autumn and winter holidays mount ever greater, starting with Halloween. Both Christian Brothers High School and Saint Francis High Schoo...

New set of eyes

New set of eyes

October 31, 2018

At the Dean’s Office at Jesuit High School, Mr. LaRoddric Theodule works with a sense of optimism as he navigates his first year as the new Dean of Students. The new face of the Dean’s Office brings many years of teaching and coaching experie...