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.
April 5, 2018
Get Up and Dance…
Freshman Stefan Hernandez-San Martin, with the help of fellow classmate, freshman D.J. Bent, demonstrates the 6-step Salsa and 3-step Bachata dance moves. Students in Mrs. Kate Arthurs-Goldberg’s freshmen Speech I class spent this week performing their “demo” speeches. Each student is required to teach the rest of the class how to do something by demonstrating steps in a process. Food demonstrations were a big hit with Evan Hamilton making his family’s spicy fettuccine alfredo, Hayden Morris making bread dough from scratch, and Brandon Pham making Chicago style mini-deep dish pizzas. While the other students filled everyone’s bellies with good food, Stefan got everyone’s feet moving with his Latin music-inspired dance demonstration. He touched on the history of each dance’s cultural origins and paid homage to his grandmother who taught him how to dance.
April 4, 2018
Blue Jay Election Day…
Juniors Evan Ehrensing and Ridge Retif, along with all the other Blue Jay voters, crowded into the Commons to cast their ballots for the 2018–19 Student Council Executive Board. Results will be announced at the end of the day on April 4. If necessary, a run-off election will be held Thursday, April 5, with the full results available at the end of the week.