Upcoming student council president Dowen Fife and senior class president Langston Goldenberg announce freshman Josh Schmidt as the winner of the Student Council’s “Once de Mayo Churro Dunk-off.” Donning a Pistol Pete jersey and a luchador mask, Shmidt stole the show when he dunked not once, not twice, but three times! The Traditions courtyard was boisterous with the sound of the crowd cheering his name, as he was voted best slam dunk by the panel of judges—former student council president Paul Treuting, Coach Earl Johnson, and Fr. Kevin Dyer, S.J.—and awarded a $25 Best Buy gift card for his victory. Students were encouraged to wear their favorite basketball jersey and enjoyed free churros and chocolate dunk sauce while they watched the dunk-off competition.
May 9, 2018
It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s 3D Printed Rocket…
In the final days of senior classes senior Ryan Guillot made preparations to launch his 3D-printed rocket across Will Clark Field. Mr. Kyle White’s engineering class took to the skies after spending two weeks designing their rockets on SolidWorks Software and translating their designs to the LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer. Made from polylactic acid (PLA) and powered by pressurized air from a bike pump, some rockets traveled the entirety of Clark Field while others fell apart on their ascent. Seniors Will Sheill and Matthew Richard were victorious with their rocket design, named “Mark I,” as it went the farthest out of the five designs tested.
May 8, 2018
May the Month Be Mary…
Pre-freshman Connor Campbell places a crown of flowers on the head of the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at assembly on Monday morning. “May Crowning” is a traditional Roman Catholic ritual that honors the Virgin Mary as “the Queen of May”. The Marian statue at Jesuit is located at the heart of Traditions Courtyard, where students meet for assembly every Monday and Friday.
Seniors Gabe Dupuy and Christopher Vasquez take their turn on the slip’n slide for the third day of Senior Week. A newer Senior week tradition, the slip ‘n slide has become the perfect way to beat the heat during the increasing warmer days as summer closes in. Just one more day of full classes for the Class of 2018!
May 1, 2018
“It Could Be, It Might Be…It Is! A Home Run!”
Everyone’s eyes went skyward as senior Grant Saunders hit his third home run hit in a row. The second day of Senior week was a day for eating jambalaya and hitting cabbage balls. The seniors ate jambalaya made by Mr. Bill Poynot and participated in a Cabbage Ball Home Run Derby. The rules were simple—hit as many home runs as you can before you get three strikes, then you were out! Although Saunders made a valiant effort, he was bested by classmate Dylan McKeough who hit four home runs in a row and was crowned the king of the derby.
April 30, 2018
Show of Hands…
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.