The Plank

Plank Article Harley Sherman ’22
Rower and Jesuit High School student Louis Gallia '20 competing in the 2019 Head of the Charles Regatta in the Charles River, which separates Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Ready, Set, Row

Rowing is one of the oldest collegiate sports and has been a part of almost every Olympic Games. The first American regatta, or rowing race, took place in 1762 and now crew athletes compete in races held all over the country.

Plank Article Nick Venegas ’22
Jesuit High School Wrestler Clark Perry '21, left, wrestles in dual against Cosumnes Oaks High School in Fr. Barry Gymnasium last season.

On and off the mat

Being one of the best wrestlers at Jesuit High School Sacramento, Clark Parry ’21 has tousled with the best. Placing first in his most recent tournament, it seems like nobody can take him down.

Plank Article Jaiveer Gahunia ’20
Student Carter Wink '20 participates in Jesuit's annual Blood Drive.

Students donate 46 pints of blood in annual Blood Drive

The Blood Drive is Jesuit High School’s annual tradition of giving blood. This life-saving practice has been at Jesuit for more than 20 years, and its most recent entry was last Thursday, Jan. 16.

This year, Jesuit collectively donated 46 pints of blood. This number is lower than previous years, with last year’s Blood Drive collecting 70 pints of blood. 

Plank Article Nick Venegas ’22
Student Obinna Okoye '19 speaks at last year's  Mass for Peace and Justice

Jesuit to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in liturgy

The Mass for Peace and Justice in the Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. has been a long-standing tradition for Jesuit High School. 

In typical fashion, the mass plans to highlight the accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. There will be quotes displayed from the famous activist as students and teachers enter the gym. 

Plank Article Sam Thompson ’22
Jesuit guard Isa Silva '21 dribbles around defender against Franklin High School

Jesuit suffers first Delta League loss to Franklin

Looking to keep a perfect Delta League record, the Jesuit High School Marauders came up short in a 70-59 loss to the Franklin High School Wildcats on Wednesday. 

The result marks Franklin’s second straight Delta League win as the team defeated Pleasant Grove High School last Friday. 

After being down 8 points at halftime, Franklin outscored Jesuit 45-26 in the second half. 

Plank Article Matt Parks ’21
Elijah Beverley '21 warms up before a game.

Jesuit soccer readies for Davis showdown

On the afternoon of Jan. 15, the Jesuit High School Marauders will battle the Davis High School Blue Devils at Playfields Park in Davis.

The Marauders look to continue their success after amassing a perfect league record with wins over Elk Grove High School, Sheldon High School, and Cosumnes Oak High School.

Davis has also started the season well, holding a 6-2-1 overall record. Aware of the looming threat that the Blue Devils will present, defender Michael Roush ’21 notes that a favorable outcome will rely on the team full effort.

Plank Article Henry Krueger ’21
Jesuit player #4 dribbles around two CB players during game.

Jesuit defeats Christian Brothers in overtime thriller

In arguably the Sac-Joaquin Section’s most thrilling game this season, the Jesuit High School Marauders pulled off a 60-59 overtime win against the Christian Brothers High School Falcons on Saturday.

The win marks Jesuit’s fifth consecutive victory against its longtime rival and improves the team’s record to 10-3.

Plank Article James Fahey ’20
Blurred images of people with censor strips over their eyes standing and laying in lounge chairs  in a backyard.

Fahey’s Film Reviews: Parasite

Everyone knows the famous saying “the grass is greener on the other side.” This proverb, however, is challenged by Korean director Bong Joon-ho in his film, “Parasite,” which pits the different classes of society together in his darkly comedic thriller.

The main focus of the film, the Kim family, represent the poor of society, scavenging for free Wi-Fi and desperate for work. Their cluttered and rundown semi-basement apartment exploits their destitute conditions.

Plank Article Matthew Marsh ’20
Three students smiling in formal dress  by the chapel.

Renewed emphasis on the Grad at Grad

For several years at Jesuit High School, the Examen has been a capstone to each afternoon, closing every school day with a reflection rooted in Ignatian spirituality, but this past year, the Daily Examen has seen a change.

In the first reflection of each week, usually a Monday, students are now given a guiding question to direct their daily contemplation. Throughout the week, students are reminded of the guiding question with additional questions that explore the week’s themes.

Plank Article Lincoln Marks ’20
Banner on campus with statement "Developing as a leader".

Promoting our ideals

Looking around the expansive campus of Jesuit High School, students might notice the new signs that decorate the campus, promoting Jesuit’s ideals and identifying specific locations. 

Plank Article Harley Sherman ’22
Group of young boys walking on campus and smiling.

Glimpse of the Brotherhood

Each year, Jesuit High School hosts several Shadow Days that allow potential Jesuit students to “shadow” a current student for a day. Prospective students get a glimpse of what life is like on campus and in the classrooms during a typical school day.

Plank Article James Fahey ’20 Jason Reyna ’20

“Mr. Worldwide”

Amongst being a world traveller and skilled mathematician, Mr. Nicholas Llanos has come to Jesuit High School to bring his active yet relaxed teaching style to the school.

After teaching Integrated Math at Grant High School, Mr. Llanos became dissatisfied with the personal interaction with the district, causing him to look for opportunities elsewhere.