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Plank Article Luke Kriss ’23

Opinion: Can Dune deliver a blockbuster…finally?

“Dune,” the upcoming $165 million blockbuster by Legendary Pictures, is based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 book of the same name. Released on October 22, 2021, and directed by Denis Villeneuve, this film includes actors Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, & Stellan Skarsgård.

Plank Article Rowan Craig '23

Opinion: “Hollow Knight” has an immersive map and unique experiences for metroidvania players

The new videogame “Hollow Knight” is a new take on the classic metroidvania subgenre that delivers a completely different experience from any other video game in the genre. Created and released by the small Australian indie studio Team Cherry, “Hollow Knight” shows some of the best that the indie gaming industry has to offer. 

Despite only having a small development team of four and a small budget of 50 thousand dollars, “Hollow Knight” easily puts many AAA Games to shame with its incredible gameplay, soundtrack, and stunning visuals.

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.