Jesuit’s 2017 Legend of the Game, Rick Chanove ’89, gives a pep talk to the football team after practice on the eve of the Great American Rivalry game between Jesuit and Holy Cross. Chanove inspired the Blue Jays to keep their focus and energy on the next play, not the previous one. “I don’t care if you’re 1-3 or 4-0,” Chanove said. “Regardless of your record, you must have heart. You have to be able to forget the last play and focus forward.”
Chanove stands out as one of Jesuit’s great athletes of the 1980s. As a three-year letterman in football at quarterback, he was a big factor in the Jays’ victories over the Tigers in 1987 and 1988. After his senior season, he earned All-District and All-Metro honors. Learn more about the Jesuit-Holy Cross Game, Rick Chanove, and other Rivalry Game honorees.
September 27, 2017
The Few, the Proud,…
…the Marines. Senior Kevin Gallagher tests his strength in the Rivalry chin-up contest during lunch. Members of the Marine Corps sent representatives to both Jesuit and Holy Cross to sponsor a chin-up competition for students of each Great American Rivalry school. The school with the highest number of student-recorded chin-ups is the victor. A trophy will be presented to cheerleaders of the winning school at the end of the third quarter of the Great American Rivalry Game on Friday.
September 25, 2017
“Et Tu, Jayson?”
“Et tu, Jayson?” asks a Caesar-clad Mr. Bob Roso at the moment of his assassination during the opening skit for Homecoming Week at Monday’s Morning Assembly. The student council launched this year’s theme – “Romecoming Week” –by riffing on the iconic lines from William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. Here, Caesar is attacked by a group of student council senators and finally stabbed by Jayson before taking his last breath. “Romecoming” activities kicked off Monday at lunch with courtyard jousting and will continue through the week as students and faculty prepare for the Jesuit-Holy Cross football game on Friday.
September 21, 2017
Faith, Fun, and Flores…
“Half and half,” answered campus ministry director Peter Flores ’09, when asked about the tone of the 8th grade retreat held this past Saturday. “It was a great mix of fun activities – like the skit on the life of St. Ignatius and the water balloon launch symbolizing the cannonball that wounded St. Ignatius – and great spiritual moments like praying in adoration and at Mass in our beautiful chapels.” Flores added that the retreat focused on two talks. The first was about Ignatius’ conversion, and the other about Ignatius becoming a Jesuit. The activities concluded with a walking pilgrimage that invited 8th graders to figuratively walk the path of Ignatius in order to grow together as a class, in their faith, and in their knowledge of the founder of the Jesuits.
September 15, 2017
Bring It On…
After winning her sixth point in the Senior-Faculty Table Tennis activity today at lunch, algebra teacher and Mu Alpha Theta moderator Mrs. JoAnn Schexnayder sends opponent Adam Larriviere a message by putting her hands up, almost as if to say, “Bring it on!” No matter the side Larriviere serves it, Mrs. Schexnayder was ready for the return. This Senior-Faculty event serves as a great prequel to the highly anticipated Senior-Faculty football game on Will Clark Field during Homecoming Week.
September 14, 2017
Jesuit’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or MCJROTC, got together on Wednesday, Sept. 13, for some tasty jambalaya cooked by J.R. Piseno, MGysgt., USMC (Ret). While it was no “special” occasion in particular, it was the first of many activities the cadets in the program will enjoy throughout the year. Cadets can take field trips to the National World War II Museum, the annual air show in Belle Chase, the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL, and to Marine Corps bases during the biennial summer orientation trip. Cadets also participate in morale-building activities during the year, such as semester field meets, quarterly cookouts, and an MCJROTC dance. MCJROTC will also celebrate the Marine Corps birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 6 PM.
September 11, 2017
Stars and Stripes…
One lesson of St. Ignatius that rings true is the expression that “love ought to show itself more in deeds than in words.” When it comes to being a “Man for Others,” Jesuit president Fr. Christopher Fronk, S.J., takes the lesson of Ignatius to heart. Fr. Fronk was activated to cover the services during Holy Week last year on board the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in the Persian Gulf, since there were no other priests available for the job. This flag, which is now on display in the second floor hallway across from the Resource Center, was flown on board the ship on Holy Saturday in appreciation for that service. Fr. Fronk had the honor of presenting it to the school community at Morning Assembly on Friday, September 8.
September 5, 2017
Working the Herpetology Club station at Rush Day taking place Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch, pre-freshman William Coy and club moderator Mrs. Helen Swan (front) show off the reptiles that grabbed everyone’s attention. Seniors Benton Moore, Jake Theriot, and Clay Talbot also worked the display table. Here, Moore holds four baby turtles, Coy handles the ball python, and Mrs. Swan lifts the bearded dragon.