In her 27 years at Jesuit High School Sacramento, Ms. Kathy Van
Liefde has served as a math teacher and, in her current capacity,
as a guidance counselor. In all her responsibilities, she has
maintained a positive attitude and a focus on her students’
Landon Darling ’25, a sophomore at Jesuit High School Sacramento,
has recently decided to pursue his interest in Rodeo, a unique
and competitive sport that involves intensive training and
rigorous work with horses.
This year’s California Advocacy Day on March 28 invites and
encourages students from Jesuit High School Sacramento to visit
the California state capitol in downtown Sacramento and
participate in faith-based advocacy.
Cornell University is a private Ivy League school located in
Ithaca, New York that is well known for its Computer Science,
Medical, and Hotel Management programs. Cornell is also famous
for being the second largest school in the Ivy League with 15,000
Over his years at Jesuit High School Sacramento, Daniel Sokoler
’23 has distinguished himself as a “Man for Others” through his
involvement in the community and his leadership of Jesuit’s
Jewish Student Union.
Jacob Swanson ’23 is perhaps the most well-known student on
campus; he’s widely regarded as a hard worker and a great leader,
especially when it comes to his four year contribution to student
government at Jesuit High School Sacramento.
Bassem Mansour ’23 is known for his generous spirit and joyous
personality. Bassem, however, feels that the community at Jesuit
High School Sacramento has been just as generous to him,
especially in the aftermath of the accident that changed his
Georgetown University is a private Jesuit institution and
research university located in Washington, D.C. It offers the
opportunity for Jesuit High School Sacramento students to
continue their Jesuit education in the nation’s capital, with
access to a multitude of internships and a beautiful campus.
Recently, a wave of bathroom vandalism has swept across Jesuit
High School Sacramento, leaving hundreds of students with
compromised restroom availability and forcing the school to spend
thousands of dollars to repair the damage.
Jesuit High School Sacramento’s Freshman Retreat is an event that
every Jesuit freshman attends to make their transition to high
school smoother while inspiring a sense of brotherhood among
The 53rd annual Holy Bowl is this Saturday, Sept. 10, at
Sacramento City College’s Hughes Stadium. After last year’s
lopsided 44-0 victory against Christian Brothers High
School, Jesuit High School Sacramento is ready for another great
On Feb. 18, 2022, “Uncharted” was released in theaters. The film
stars Tom Holland as Nathan Drake, Mark Wahlberg as Victor
“Sully” Sullivan, and Sophia Taylor Ali as Chloe Frazer. It
opened to overwhelmingly negative critical reviews, and
underwhelming box office results, making only 51 million dollars
in its opening weekend and one of very few movies to make less
than a 1 thousand dollar-per-theater average.
On April 13, Jesuit High School Sacramento announced that Matthew
Mellas class of 2022’s valedictorian and that J.P. Leatherby ’22
will serve as the salutatorian. These leaders of the senior class
received these honors not just for their stellar academics, but
also for their involvement in the Jesuit community.
For the first time in over two years, students can choose to
attend classes without wearing face masks. This is due to a
change in the Jesuit High School Sacramento masking policy on
March 7, 2022, which states that “masks are now recommended but
“Don’t Look Up” was released on Dec. 5, 2021 on Netflix and in
theaters. The film follows Leonardo Dicaprio as Dr. Randall
Mindy, a socially anxious, good hearted astronomy professor, and
Jennifer Lawrence as doctoral candidate Kate Dibiasky.
Golf is a staple of the Jesuit athletic community, and with this
year’s season teed up, the team is ready to drive, with their
first competition being the De La Salle tournament at Diablo
Country Club today, March 7.
This year marked the founding of Jesuit’s Photography Club. The
Photography Club is a place for Jesuit students who are
interested in photography to take interesting photos and compete
in competitions. It is also a place for budding photographers to
sharpen their skills with the help of a community of other Jesuit
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.
“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, &
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
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.