As the weather starts to cool down, the Jesuit Blue Jay Newspaper is heating up with its first in-person meeting in the Jesuit conference room. Newspaper moderator Fr. Sean Salai S.J., instructed the editors of the paper on journalistic principals, and Communications Director Christian Bautista ’06 prepared a keynote presentation that covered writing, photography, and workflow. The student-run paper will cover sporting events, news, art, and much more. Stay tuned to the website for fun and informative articles on all things Jesuit written by passionate students.
October 9, 2020
Learning God’s Love…
The class of 2024 enjoyed a special treat on Oct. 9 as Jeremy Reuther ’01 illustrated the importance of the love of family. Reuther was not the only tremendous speaker at the retreat as Daniel Augustine ’15 explained the obstacles of love, Roger Bacon ’10 talked about the love of friends, and Fr. Andrew Dyer, S.J., and Palo Taffaro led the freshman in a guided mediation, Adoration, and Benediction. One of the characteristics of a Jesuit graduate is “Religious,” and these freshman received religious guidance on the many facets of God’s love that can be leaned on until graduation and beyond.
October 2, 2020
Whose Line is it Anyway…
Mr. Dardant, coach of Jesuit’s J-Troupe improv comedy team, spared no expense when instructing Mrs. Arthurs-Goldberg’s speech class on the importance and regularity of improv. Dardant explained the five main rules of improv and even had multiple volunteers perform an excerpt in front of the class that led to stories about Jurassic Park and two co-workers who found themselves in a volcano. As the saying goes, time flies when you are improvising.
September 30, 2020
To prepare for the performance of The Tempest in November, Jesuit Philelectic Society alumni Jamal Jordan ’17 (right), Dusty Doll ’19 (center), and Stephen Thurber ’87 organize the prop room in the main atrium of the auditorium. The Phils were excited to put on Brigadoon in March, but COVID-19 unfortunately would not allow for such festivities. While putting on a play might be more difficult than in years’ past, Mrs. Kate Arthurs-Goldberg and the rest of the Phils are looking forward to the challenge and opportunity of putting on another spectral play come November.
September 24, 2020
Keep Moving Up…
If you looked up in the Jesuit Traditions Courtyard today, you would have seen this hardworking member of the Ryan Gootee General Contractors, L.L.C team as he worked on the courtyard side of the new administrative building. Various types of noises can be heard throughout the school day as the impressive structure continues to improve day by day.
September 17, 2020
Always There to Serve
As the saying goes, jambalaya is a dish best served hot. Maj. Jarrod Friloux, USMC (Ret) and MGySgt J.R. Piseno, USMC (Ret) have always known how to serve, and today at lunch was no exception. In the middle of a hot afternoon, both men baked a massive pot of delicious jambalaya and handed it out to MCJRTOC members during both halves of lunch.
September 11, 2020
Jayson Shows Off His Voice…
Birds have beautiful voices, and Jayson is no exception as he strolled into Mr. Delatte’s 8th grade theology class to orchestrate the singing of the Jesuit Alma Mater. All 8th grade theology classes learn the creed and examine its rich tradition and meaning because the message of the song is just as important today as it was in 1934 when Michael Cupero composed the hymn. Of course, Jayson wore his face-shield to ensure the safety of all students and birds alike.
September 10, 2020
Fight or Flight…
During the second event during welcome week, Jesuit students had a choice: fight back or let ZOVID-2020 win. In an outstanding display from the third and second floors, Jays threw water balloons at the infected and successfully defeated the virus. This particular zombie thought he could handle the students, but they quickly showed that power comes in numbers.