The Plank

Plank Article Harley Sherman ’22 Kevin Mun ’22

Jesuit football beats Davis High School and Sheldon High School in the run up to playoffs

On Saturday, Oct. 28, the Jesuit High School Sacramento varsity football team beat the Davis High School Blue Devils 41-15. This win gave Jesuit a record of 8-1 and brought their winning streak to eight. 

The team continued to command the field, particularly quarterback Trenton Dewar ’23, who threw for 147 yards. Another standout performance was running back and linebacker Tatum Pappas ’23 who rushed 92 yards, recorded five tackles, and scored a touchdown. By the end of the first half, the Marauders amassed a 35-0 lead. 

Plank Article Oliver Leinberger ’23

Jesuit technology team and buildings and grounds crews played a major role in stopping the floods

An intense storm brought power outages, flooding, and the cancellation of classes on Monday, Oct. 25 at Jesuit High School Sacramento. Through a lot of hard work and dedication from Jesuit’s Technology Office and our Buildings and Ground crews, the school was able to invite students back to campus the next day. 

Many staff members, one being Plant Manager Paul Speers, played a major role in stopping the floods and finding a way to turn the power back on. He explains what happened when the issue started and what they did to fix it. 

Plank Article Samuel Gosal ’22 Braden Acosta ’24

Ms. Hilary Ahl uses her expertise to help Jesuit students in the Academic Support Center

The newest addition to the Jesuit High School Sacramento Academic Support Center this year is Ms. Hilary Ahl, the new Assistant of the Academic Support Center. 

Before coming to Jesuit, Ms. Ahl had her own tutoring business where she helped students of all ages in math, science, and SAT prep. She found it very satisfying to see growth in students from not being well organized to finding a focus. 

Plank Article Oliver Leinberger ’23

Jesuit works to give students opportunities to build community

After being unable to fully come back to campus during the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19, students at Jesuit High School Sacramento returned this year to fully in-person activities with an eager desire to come together and grow the relationships they have formed in the Jesuit community. 

As students adjust to in-person learning and activities this school year, one of the most important aspects Jesuit has been focusing on is building community and coming together to form new relationships.

Plank Article Andrew Maulino ’24 Lucas Rucker '24

The North American Martyrs embody the spirit of being a “Man for Others”

Oct. 19, marked the celebration of the Feast of the North American Martyrs. These patron saints of Jesuit High School Sacramento serve an important role in our community, to Jesuits, and to Catholics everywhere.

The group consists of eight saints: Saint René Goupil, Saint Isaac Jogues, Saint Jean de Lalande, Saint Antoine Daniel, Saint Jean de Brébeuf, Saint Noël Chabanel, Saint Charles Garnier, and Saint Gabriel Lalemant. These saints were all French Jesuits who died on a mission to North America in the 1600s. 

Jesuit gets back-to-back victories over Cosumnes Oaks and Elk Grove

On Saturday, Oct. 9, the Jesuit High School Sacramento varsity football team beat the Cosumnes Oaks High School Wolfpack 41-6 at Jesuit High School, continuing a six-game winning streak and boasting a record of 6-1.

Jesuit started off with a touchdown in the first three minutes of the game. Only two minutes later, Jesuit scored again on a 70 yard rushing touchdown. By the end of the first half, the Marauders recorded two more touchdowns for a total of 28 points and were able to hold COHS to 6 points.

Plank Article Klarenz Basco ’22

Celebrating Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month

Beginning in 1968, Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month is a month dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the history, achievements, and culture of Hispanic people and the impact they have had on the culture of the United States. The month is celebrated each year beginning on Sept. 15 and ending on Oct. 15. 

During the month, Latinx and Hispanic students and teachers from Jesuit High School Sacramento answered and explained what the month means to them, who some of their Latinx role models are, and why they believe it is important to celebrate the month. 

Plank Article Evan Mayers ’22

Kairos 151 initiates the Kairos season

Jesuit High School Sacramento seniors are currently preparing to take part in Kairos 151, a traditional spiritual retreat held multiple times throughout the school year. 

The goal of Kairos is to bring together the seniors in a continuation of building the Brotherhood while also allowing each student the opportunity to explore their own personal relationship with God. 

Plank Article Luke Kriss ’23

Review: 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 Andrew Maulino ’24

Jesuit football increases win streak with strong victory against Franklin

On Friday, Oct. 1, the Jesuit High School Sacramento Marauders varsity football team earned a win against Franklin High School, adding another victory to their win streak with a score of 47-16, making their record 5-1 for the season. 

The game started off close, with Jesuit winning 13-8. But, the Marauders had an outstanding second quarter scoring 3 TD. The Marauders completed the game with 379 total yards which included 6 rushing TD and 1 receiving TD while holding Franklin to 2 TDs.

Plank Article Lucas Rucker '24

Cam’s Team take the victory at Jesuit’s 3v3 Intramural Basketball Tournament

Nearly every year, Jesuit High School Sacramento hosts an intramural basketball tournament where students from all grade levels compete. With the return of in-person school, this annual event returned as well.

The event was set up by the Students Activities Office in collaboration with Student Council and took place during Community periods starting on Aug. 31 and ending on Sept. 23.

Plank Article Harley Sherman ’22 Cole Beckman ’22

Jesuit hosts successful Homecoming at Haggin Oaks

On Saturday, September 25th, 2021, Jesuit High School Sacramento’s annual Homecoming Dance took place at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. With last year’s homecoming being canceled due to COVID-19 related reasons, this homecoming was more important than usual. 

Lots of change had to occur in order to allow Jesuit’s Homecoming Dance to take place. One of the largest changes was the change in venue for the dance. 

Plank Article Matthew Herold ’22 Luke Kriss ’23

Mr. Daniel Mascarenhas: Teaching Jesuit Students on the Path to Priesthood

Mr. Daniel Mascarenhas, S.J. is a Jesuit scholastic who came to Jesuit High School Sacramento this year as part of his path to priesthood. After studying philosophy at St. Louis University in Missouri, Mr. Mascarenhas was assigned to the Golden State where he had previously worked as a mechanical engineer in Silicon Valley.

Mr. Mascarenhas was born and raised in Western India where he attended a Catholic school from 1st to 10th grade. His normal routine in India does not sound much different than what students at Jesuit experience every day.

Plank Article Rowan Craig '23

Review: “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 Harley Sherman ’22 Nick Ferguson ’22

Jesuit football shutout Inderkum in Homecoming game

On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Jesuit High School Sacramento Marauders had a tremendous 45-0 victory over Inderkum High School in their Homecoming football game.

The Marauders started off hot with a 12 yard TD pass just five minutes into the first quarter by quarterback Trenton Dewar ’23 to running back Kai Santos ’22, to go up 7-0. With five minutes to go in the second quarter, cornerback Jackson Hagopian ’22 made the game 14-0, with a massive 62-yard pick six. 

Plank Article Michael D'Incecco ’22

Do’s and Don’ts of Homecoming 2021

Homecoming Dances can be a very stressful time with trying to find someone to ask to the dance, a pair of shoes that fit, and even the best place to take pictures. 

After not having a formal dance in almost two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of the Homecoming Dance have changed. Student Activities Director Mr. Peter Ferrari, who is in charge of homecoming, describes the multiple changes. 

Plank Article Andrew Maulino ’24

Jesuit Parades Into Homecoming at Haggin Oaks

This Saturday, Sept. 25, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jesuit High School Sacramento will have their Homecoming Dance at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. The Homecoming Dance ends Spirit Week with a fiesta.

The theme for the dance is Mardi Gras. It was inspired by the recent Hurricane Ida in New Orleans and Jesuit’s call to help with disaster relief there. Student Activities Director Mr. Peter Ferrari gives his reasoning for the theme.