Jayson’s Wild Photo

When Mr. Julio Minsal-Ruiz, S.J. is looking for a little spiritual solitude with a view, he sometimes heads up to the Jesuit roof, where he could be found on Monday 
reading Magnificat Magazine. When this photo was taken at 7:22 p.m., the sun 
had disappeared beneath the horizon some 14 minutes earlier, but was still 
strong enough to illuminate downtown New Orleans, bathing the familiar 
skyline in a blueish hue. Mr. Minsal-Ruiz — a Jesuit scholastic who 
teaches theology (Morality and Vocations) to Blue Jays — was 
taking full advantage of the new deck, complete with 
expanded bench seating, that the school’s 
maintenance workers recently built...
naturally, alongside the pool.

Up on the Roof…

Members of the Board Games Club occupy a table in the Student Commons after school on Friday to engage in the relatively lost art of gamesmanship. The club, moderated by Dr. Cyril Lagnavec II, meets every other Friday in the Commons to, well, play board games. Not “bored” games, as a few cynics out there might be thinking, but challenging ones, such as “Betrayal at House on the Hill,” which requires concentration and strategy. Enjoying “a new twist on terror,” as advertised on the front of the box, are game enthusiasts (clockwise from Dr. Lagnavec) pre-freshman Matthew Richards, junior David Senentz, pre-freshman Christian Lacoste, and juniors Jared Ohle, Clayton Lococo, and Douglas Dillon.

Game Faces…

Students who are studying the writings of C.S. Lewis in Mr. Jeremy Reuther’s theology class, met in St. Ignatius Hall Thursday September 5, with Jesuit’s president Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J., who team-teaches the single-semester senior elective course with Reuther, who serves as Jesuit’s director of campus ministry. After spending the first couple of week’s reading “The Pilgrim’s Regress” – Lewis’s first published work of prose fiction – the group turned its attention to the author’s high fantasy novel – “The Magician’s Nephew.”

A Novel Idea …

This quintet of pre-freshmen in the Student Commons (from left) James Mason, Jeremy Poissenot, Ryan Guillot, Blair Loupe, and Evan Alphonso take a break from their homework to smile for the Wild Photographer Wednesday afternoon.

Take Five…

Creating their own stage, seniors Gui Kirsch on saxophone and Patrick Doell on trumpet practice a few tunes in Traditions Courtyard during lunchtime on Tuesday, September 3.

Taking Stage …

One of the joys of being president of Jesuit High School is meeting new Blue Jays.  On any given morning, at lunch, and after school, Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J. can usually be found in the Traditions Courtyard, where in the shade of the oaks, he meets and greets Blue Jays coming and going. After the Mass of the Holy Spirit, students were dismissed for the Labor Day holiday weekend. These four pre-freshmen chatted with Father while waiting for their ride home. From left 
are Will Landrieu, Chris Freibert, Jacob Bordelon, and Brett Power.

Oaks and Folks…

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Al final del día…

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A “Lesson” Well Received…