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Plank Article Jackson Sloat ’23

Breaking down the 2021 Oscars

The Oscars are a once-a-year event presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that recognized the finest in film making in the past year.  This year’s ceremony will take place on April 25 at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Plank Article Matt Parks ’21

The Gender Wage Gap, an inequality that still exists

The following is the next installment of a series of articles written around women’s voices on campus at Jesuit High School Sacramento. This third edition explores the nuances of the gender wage gap, its historical beginning, why it’s still present, and what the standard of pay equity means. ​

Plank Article Jackson Sloat ’23

Opinion: Improvements make “NBA2k21” almost a slam dunk

Released on Sept. 4, 2021, the Current Gen version of “NBA2K21” is developed by Visual Sports and 2K sports. There’s also a Next Gen version of the game that is only accessible for PS5 and Xbox Series X, but this review focuses solely on the Current Gen edition that can be played on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Stadia, and PC platforms.

Plank Article Matt Parks ’21

Jesuit students define what it means to be a Marauder

This latest edition of the “What it means to be a Marauder?” series comes from current students, who answer the question as it relates to them today. 

Since the establishment of Jesuit High School Sacramento in 1963, the school’s mascot has been the Marauders. Now, 57 years later, in 2020, what does it mean to be a Marauder for students?

Plank Article Matt Parks ’21

“What does it mean to be a Marauder?”: Teachers weigh in on the complex

In 1963, Jesuit High School Sacramento’s mascot was chosen to be the Marauders when the school was founded. This fall the significance and meaning of that mascot was explored by various perspectives within the Jesuit Community  — each member asked a variation of “In 2020, what does it mean to you to be a Marauder?” In this edition, teachers reflect on the different ways 2020 has challenged being a Marauder.

Plank Article Matt Parks ’21

Jesuit Administrators and Program Directors reveal what it is to be a Marauder amid 2020 challenges

Jesuit High School Sacramento’s mascot was chosen to be the Marauders when the school was founded in 1963. This fall the significance and meaning of that mascot was explored by various perspectives within the Jesuit Community  — each member asked a variation of “In 2020, what does it mean to you to be a Marauder?” This second edition explores the insights of Jesuit’s administrators and program directors.

Plank Article Matt Parks ’21

Coaches discuss what it means to be a Marauder in 2020

Established in 1963, Jesuit High School Sacramento’s mascot was chosen to be the Marauders. This fall the significance and meaning of that mascot was explored by various perspectives within the Jesuit Community  — each member asked a variation of “In 2020, what does it mean to you to be a Marauder?” Over the next few weeks, the responses will be released in a series of articles  — this first one visits the perspectives of Jesuit’s coaches.

Plank Article Matt Parks ’21

Opinion: Why a small change to our motto would make a big difference

Our motto, “Men for Others,” symbolizes brotherhood and community — the responsibility of asking not what you can do for yourself, but what you can do for others. While serving others is certainly an integral component for any community, we also must follow our calling to stand in solidarity as an act of justice, peace, and understanding — to be with one another. So, why not change our motto to “Men for and with Others?”