The Jesuit High School Sacramento varsity basketball team played
a string of three games from Jan. 26 to Jan. 29. The Marauders
won every game during this span creating a three-game win streak
that raised their record to 10-11.
Varsity Football player Garrett McGriff ’22 of Jesuit High School
Sacramento just finished a great season leading his team to the
playoffs and boasting impressive individual statistics. His
excellent season as a running back and safety has proved that he
is a great prospect for high-level Division 1 schools. Today, his
efforts culminated in his commitment to The United States
Military Academy at West Point where Garrett will continue to
pursue his dreams.
One of Netflix’s Original limited series, “The Queen’s Gambit,”
was first released on Netflix on Oct. 23, 2020. This captivating
show directed by Scott Frank and starring Anya Taylor-Joy has won
11 Grammys and is critically acclaimed among many.
From Jan. 14 to Jan. 21, the Jesuit High School Sacramento
varsity basketball team played four games. They went 1-3 during
this stretch changing their record from 6-7 to 7-10.
The Jesuit High School Sacramento athletic program is home to
many accomplished student-athletes, who are known throughout the
Sacramento area for their effort and excellence on and off their
field. One such student is quarterback Trenton Dewar ’23.
The Muslim/Arab Student Union is the newest Heritage Club at
Jesuit High School Sacramento. Similar to the other heritage
clubs on campus, the Arab/Muslim Student Union works to give
students another place where they can feel welcomed.
The mobile video game “Retro Bowl” is an 8-bit American football
game with graphics that emulate nostalgia of the 80’s phenomenon
“Tecmo Bowl” on mobile devices everywhere.“Retro Bowl” was
created by British video game developer, New Star Games, who have
published a multitude of sport-based games in the past.
Many upperclassmen at Jesuit High School Sacramento remember Mr.
Shahamiri for his engaging Theology 1 classes and his general
Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” came out on Oct. 22, 2021, and made
$40.1 million in the box office. This would not classify the
movie as a hit by any means, but it’s still respectable. The book
“Dune” from 1965 served as the influence for the “Dune” film, as
well as “Star Wars” and “Star Trek.” I chronicled much of Dune’s
rich filmography in another article. However, the focus of this
piece is on only one part of Dune’s filmography, the newest
quagmire in the Dune franchise, Dune 2021.
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” was released by Sony Pictures on Nov.
19, 2021, and is produced by Columbia Pictures. The film is
directed by Jason Reitman, written by Gil Kenan, Jason Reitman,
and Dan Akyroyd, and stars Paul Rudd, Mckenna Grace, Finn
Wolfhard, and many more.
“Eternals” was released in the United States on Nov. 5, 2021. The
film was directed by Chloe Zhao and released and produced by
Marvel Studios. The film stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Salma
Hayek, Angelina Jolie, and many more.
The “Yakuza” series is one of the oldest and most beloved
creations in the gaming industry. Created by the industry titan,
SEGA, in 2005, the series created its own bizarre style that
continues to draw people in, and no game has been able to
successfully copy it yet. With the 16 year anniversary of the
series drawing closer, now feels like the right time to look back
on the Yakuza franchise as a whole and to explore why it’s so
beloved to such a wide range of people.
One of my colleagues, Rowan Craig ’23, wrote an
opinion for The Plank calling the video game “UFC 4” a
fun installment in the “UFC” video game franchise. As a
distinguished video game reviewer, I was offended, because “UFC
4” is not fun at all; in fact, it’s a really boring game.
Among Jesuit High School Sacramento’s clubs and after school
activities stands the Dungeoneer’s Club. In the Dungeoneer’s
Club, Jesuit’s “Dungeon and Dragons” adventurers play the
interactive game with their peers.
On Nov. 13, the Jesuit High School Sacramento marauder band had
their long-awaited field show at their home football field. The
band played the song “Glory Days” from the 2004 Pixar film “The
Incredibles.” A multitude of people attended the event, which the
student-led band had been practicing for months.
Over the past 18 months, COVID-19 has at times changed finals or
at other times obliterated them entirely. This year, however, the
school made finals real once again.
On any given day at Jesuit High School Sacramento, about 20 to 40
students are absent. But due to the sudden resurgence of COVID-19
through the Omicron strain of the virus, over 100 students were
absent each day from Jan. 3-7.
The Jesuit High School Sacramento varsity basketball team is
already 13 games into their season and have had mixed results,
amassing a record of 6-7.
The mainstream video game developing studio, Psyonix, just
released a new mobile spin off of their poster game, “Rocket
League.” “Rocket League Sideswipe” has been available on IOS and
Android for Psyonix’s North American audience since Dec. 2, 2021,
and players are loving it.
“You,” the intense thriller and drama series available on
Netflix, released its long-awaited third season on Oct. 15, 2021.
This captivating show that first released on Sept. 9, 2018, has
grown immensely in popularity and is a big hit among many
teenagers and adults.