With the lights off and the lab set aglow by neon lights, Mrs. Catalano treated her physical science class to a spooky-themed lecture on the science behind common Halloween decorations. The pre-freshman class discussed black-lights, fiber-optics, dry ice, glow-in-the-dark paint, and plasma balls. Plasma balls are sealed glass globes containing both an electrode and an inert gas (neon, argon, xenon, or krypton). They create an electromagnetic field due to the oscillating electrons inside the energized gas. To test this out Mrs. Catalano brought a fluorescent light tube near the plasma ball without touching it. The electric current in the plasma caused the electrons inside the light tube to oscillate and glow as if it were plugged into a power source.
The 2018-2019 Homecoming Court pose with Jayson during halftime at Friday night’s football game against Destrehan. The Court was formally greeted on the field at Tad Gormley Stadium by Jesuit’s Jayettes, the MCJROTC’s Color Guard, and accompanied by music from the Blue Jay Marching Band. The Senior Maid who was elected 2018-2019 Jesuit Homecoming Queen by the senior class at Jesuit is Ms. Quinn Nugent. Congratulations to Ms. Nugent and every member of the court.
October 26, 2018
A Clue for Caleb…
Quiz Bowl alumnus Caleb Rogers ’17 made a valiant showing in a lunchtime challenge against today’s quiz bowlers. Moderators Kevin Yokum ’14 and Elizabeth Hoodless were on hand to give the questions and keep score. When the dust settled, the Jesuit team of Bradley Fugetta, Garrison Trahant, and Donald and Dex Webster came out ahead in the point total, but not without an impressive performance by Rogers. It was 4 against 1, after all. Rogers took the opportunity during fall break to visit his alma mater and visit his former teammates.
October 25, 2018
Going Once, Going Twice…
Patrick Thompson, of Thompson Auction Service, trained the 28 MCJROTC volunteers to serve as bidding assistants for Jesuit’s upcoming Celebration Auction and Gala. Armed with this newfound knowledge and iPads with the 501Auction.com app, the cadets will be ready to answer any bidding questions or to assist with placing bids. Come out this Saturday, Oct. 27 to Celebration: A Spooky Soirée and have a spooktacular time! For more information, click here.
October 23, 2018
Happy 527th birthday to St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, who was born on October 23 (we think) in 1491! This information was provided by the official Twitter page of the Society of Jesus (@jesuitnews). Jesuit also celebrated the birthday of one its own, DJ Galiano ’07, the school’s events coordinator, who turned 30 years old on the same day (we know).
October 18, 2018
Traditions Courtyard was booming with the sound of fake canon fire as campus ministry seniors Ridge Retif, Gavin Skipper, Gabe Sims, and Braden Bent along with juniors Ben Nguyen and Ben Lirette, took aim and launched water balloons at the 2nd-floor balcony in preparation for the Pre-Freshman Retreat. Rehearsing their “Life of St. Ignatius” skit, the students brought to life the pinnacle moment of St. Ignatius’s injury. The creative parts of the mock performance are to be enjoyed by and explained to 8th graders at tomorrow’s retreat.
October 17, 2018
Every Donation Counts…
Pre-freshmen Lucas Rios, Kobe Hanemann, Tre’ King, Luke Kropog, and KJ Webster, took time during exams to show their appreciation for the thousands of alumni who come together for Alumni Giving Week. Jesuit is blessed with supportive alumni who are determined to keep Jesuit accessible to as many families as possible. Donations from alumni help keep Jesuit…Jesuit, the school that will have a positive influence in the lives of current and future students.