The Plank

Plank Article Matt Parks ’21

West Coast Jesuit students host meeting on voting: how to and why

On the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 22, in honor of National Voter Registration Day, Jesuit High School Sacramento students were invited to listen to presentations from Jesuit West High Schools including Loyola High School of Los Angeles, Cristo Rey San Jose and Bellarmine College Prep on how they can vote, the importance behind it, and how they can be involved.

Photo gallery Joe Watanabe ’21

ICYMI: Drive-in Movie

In an effort to bring the brotherhood together while still maintaining social distancing rules, Jesuit organized a “Marauder takeover at the Drive-in” event at West Wind Sacramento Drive-in Theater on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Jesuit students, parents, faculty, and staff were all invited to watch “Men in Black” together as a community.

Plank Article Matt Parks ’21

Opinion: End the Silence

Silence is arguably the most dangerous weapon. It’s the signifier of complicity. The denial of injustice. The voice of those who stand opposed to change. Now, it’s the language of racism.

Plank Article Nick Venegas ’22

Tribute to a beloved Ignatian educator

Ms. Maureen Pryor began her career in education after graduating from Loyola Marymount University in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies, and at the conclusion of this school year, Ms. Pryor moved on to her well-deserved retirement.

Plank Article James Fahey ’20

Technology for the community

Despite having a beautiful campus, Jesuit High School Sacramento had been seeing a noticeable increase in trash in the months before the school moved to remote learning. To combat the trash dilemma, Michael Equi ’20, along with the Bytes Robotics team, worked for months on a new robot called “Garbage Bytes” to serve as a mobile trash can.

Plank Article Henry Krueger ’21 Matthew Marsh ’20

When one door closes, another one opens

“You are never going to walk again; you are never going to move your hands.”

On May 6, 2017, a doctor from the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center uttered these words to Robert Paylor ’15, then a sophomore on the UC Berkeley rugby team. Paylor had sustained a spinal cord injury in the Varsity Cup Championship match against Arkansas State University.

Plank Article Jaiveer Gahunia ’20

Senior Memory: Brothers on retreat

My favorite Jesuit memory came on Freshman Overnight. 

We were tired. It had been a long Saturday, the first day of Frosh Overnight. We had arrived in the morning, before our Little Brothers did. We did our prep work and our activities and our prayers, and the day was finally coming to a close.

Plank Article Matthew Marsh ’20

Senior Memory: The last stretch

There is no way we can lose, or so I thought as I awaited the whistle that would signal the start of our second rugby game that day. Our first had been in the morning when we won the semifinal game against our longtime rival Gonzaga High School.

Plank Article Gage Biery ’20

Senior Memory: Rushing the court

During my four years at Jesuit High School Sacramento, many memorable and impactful experiences will stick with me for a long time. One of the most memorable was one that happened this school year, at a basketball game, a few days after New Year’s Day.