Representatives from The Blue Jay student newspaper, yearbook, and Model United Nations Club meet in Ignatius Hall with members of the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council. The council is a nonprofit organization that arranges professional appointments and cultural activities for over 500 international leaders. Members are sent to New Orleans annually by the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program and other programs. During fourth period, 22 international visitors from several countries (all English-speakers) accompanied by four International Visitor Liaisons interacted with students and teachers at Jesuit about its award-winning, student-run school newspaper.
November 10, 2017
All The World’s A Stage
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”— a line made famous in William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, now playing on the Jesuit Philelectic Society stage. Here we see Rosalind (Carlie Goodlet) and Celia (Audrey Owen) meeting Touchstone the Fool (senior Thomas Sagona). For their 156th fall season, the Phils are capturing the spirit of Shakespeare with two separate performances, the other being Twelfth Night, which runs this week. As You Like It concluded this past weekend with Friday’s performance at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee show on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. For tickets and info, visit the Phils page.
November 10, 2017
When it comes to rooting for the Jesuit football team, senior Aubert Waguespack is all in. In fact, Waguespack has not missed a single game, faithfully present and cheering in Jesuit’s student section, affectionately known as “the Gizzard,” all season long. At Morning Assembly on Friday, Waguespack ascended the podium and inspired all students to be there for the first round playoff game between Jesuit and St. Augustine. He called out the “pre-freshmen… freshmen… sophomores… and juniors…,” ending the fervorino with the encouraging thought, “Seniors will lead you.”
November 9, 2017
Junior wrestlers Michael Fitzsimmons, sporting his buttoned-up letterman jacket, and Jack Grady (right) stay bundled up during a windy lunch hour on Thursday in Traditions Courtyard. Wrestlers opened their season in the first weekend of November at the Warrior Open in Baton Rouge and look ahead to their first dual meet against Rummel on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Keep up with the Blue Jay wrestling team and other winter sports by visiting the Athletics Schedule. Stay warm, Jays!
November 6, 2017
Flyin’ Blue Hawaiian…
Jacob D’Amico, Ethan Devlin, Tyler Westfall, Brett Steele, and Sebi de Gracia enjoy lunch on Friday’s Blue and White Day, where students wore a blue, white, or a blue and white shirt to school. Ethan Devlin chose the third option as he sported a blue and white hawaiian shirt. But this wasn’t just any hawaiian shirt! This particular shirt was graced with the Philelectic Society patch on the upper-right portion. Devlin and his friends are getting excited about the upcoming shows for the 2017 fall season as the Phils present William Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Twelfth Night. Check out the times of each show.
November 1, 2017
Math teacher Mrs. Andrea Mika takes time after school to give extra help every Monday and Wednesday in Room 224. In fact, free After School Tutoring is offered to every pre-freshman or freshman in need of extra help in math, science, English, and Spanish. From 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., a teacher from each of these subjects is available on different days and in different classrooms, depending on the subject. View the After School Tutoring Schedule online, which is also posted in the hallways on every floor in the school building.
October 31, 2017
During the second half of lunch today, students in Kate Arthurs-Goldberg’s public speaking class gave a ghoulish Halloween-themed radio theatre performance of Edgar Allen Poe’s short story, “The Cask of Amontillado” and Rudyard Kipling’s “Mark of the Beast.” While a handful of students read the story, others used props to create spine-tingling live Foley sound effects, like glass breaking and doors slamming. Left to right are seniors Seth Silva, Wyatt Candies, Patrick Calhoun, and junior Payton Hedrick.
October 26, 2017
Blue Jays Go Green…
In an effort to be better stewards of the environment, members of the National Honor Society earn service hours by collecting recycling every Thursday afternoon. Jesuit recycles plastic, paper, cardboard, and aluminum. Recycling bins are available throughout the school, in classrooms, offices, the cafeteria, and the Student Commons. Pictured here are Jonathan Arnold, Jacob Schenck, William Costanzo, Manuel Molina, Brenner Rauch, Evan North, Christopher Wormuth, Miller Goldenberg, and Luke Sisung doing their part to pitch in.