Monday’s Senior Week activity had members of the Class of 2018 enjoying a senior lunch from 5 Happiness and sporting a shirt from their chosen college while class leaders distributed the “Superlative Awards.” When the award for the biggest hands was given out, senior Drew Black thought it only fair to test the validity of the award by going hand-to-hand with the winner, Michael Gieseler. At the end of the challenge, it was known by every senior that Geiseler, hands down, has the largest mitts in the class.
April 27, 2018
Rise and Shine…
On a bright and shiny Friday morning, members of the the Class of 2019 (soon to be rising seniors) pile into the Jesuit auditorium for the start of their junior class field trip. The junior class met in the auditorium for a presentation by Loyola professors Kate Duncan and John Snyder about careers in the music industry. After the presentation, juniors loaded buses for the day of tours.
April 26, 2018
My Cup Runneth Sparkling…
The Sparkling Water Society’s E-Board, William Shropshire, Bo Bell, Andrew Gruntz, Andrew Bechtel, Gabe Dupuy, and Mr. Smith raise a fizzy toast to the carbonated water of which they are so fond. The Jesuit Sparkling Water Society (S.W.S) was born from curiosity about Mr. Smith’s love of sparkling mineral water and was created to spread the appreciation for the finer things in life. The society was founded on these four principles: hydration (water is key), common sense (water and carbon are the foundations of life), elitism (sparkling water is far superior to regular water), and health (good alternative to sugary sodas). This day marked their second meeting as a group and boasted more than 20 students – a few of whom had never had the pleasure of sipping seltzer. The S.W.S served up a variety of H2O with big names like S. Pellegrino and lemon La Croix, and lesser-known bubblies like H.E.B variety, lemon-lime Central Market, and lemon Bubly. Some newcomers were enthusiastic about the fizzy water they sampled while others left unimpressed. But, Mr. Smith encouraged the soda water doubters saying, “Like most of the finer things in life, you have to acquire a taste for it.”
April 25, 2018
The Jesuit Sodality hosted alumus Seth Chauhan’13 to speak to members about evangelization on Wednesday. Chauhan, who attended the University of Alabama, is spending two years as a missionary with FOCUS, a Catholic collegiate outreach whose mission is to share the hope and joy of the gospel with college and university students. Sharing stories from his experience serving at the University of Southern Mississippi, Chauhan encouraged Sodalists not to be afraid to reach out to fellow students, especially those who seem like they need someone to talk to, and to share their faith as a means of support.
April 23, 2018
Extra! Extra! Read All About it…
Adam Francis, Remy Lavie, Carson Keller, Dowen Fife, Marseyas Fernandez, Kel Villarubia, John Hamilton, and Jack Saucier were just eight of the many students who picked up the newest issue of the TheBlue Jay, Jesuit’s studentnewspaper.
Staff members of TheBlue Jay participated earlier this semester in the Journalism Education Association conference at Loyola University’s School of Mass Communications. The newspaper placed second in the Best Headline category, and five Blue Jays won top three individual honors.
April 21, 2018
Prior to the Friday’s Senior Night varsity baseball game against Chalmette at John Ryan Stadium, another group of seniors took to the diamond to battle it out with the faculty and staff. In a game that was far from close, the seniors proved themselves kings of cabbage-ball, defeating their elder opponents 8-1. Senior Mat Frischhertz leads the senior line in shaking hands with the deflated faculty and staff team, then enjoying the thrill of victory. Post-game jambalaya was served in Pontiff Pavillion, and seniors heard words of encouragement from Wally Pontiff, Sr., who watched the game with his family.
April 17, 2018
Any Final Remarks?
In one of the last student council meetings for the current leaders, seniors John Howell and Paul Treuting react to the amount of hands raised from class-level senators. The student body treasurer and president opened the floor for discussion and questions, but the two did not expect the overwhelming response from these officers who are also nearing the end of their senatorial terms. Elections for Class Level Officers take place during the school day on Tuesday and Wednesday to elect new leaders for 2018-2019.
April 11, 2018
Senior Christian Edwards knows it’s that time of the year as he gets fitted for his graduation tuxedo. Graduating seniors filed in to Room 329 during lunch on Wednesday for the tuxedo fitting session. They were also reminded earlier in the week about the 17th annual Commencement Luncheon, scheduled for May 4 in the Bienville Room at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome!
Jesuit alumni may register for the luncheon by April 27.