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Plank Article Matt Parks ’21

Ode to social justice

Student in spotlight sitting thoughtfully in folding chair on dark stage.

Jesuit High School Drama’s fall play, “In the Matter of Scott Daniel Warren, or Scenes and Fragments about a Play in the Desert,” challenged a complex reality, leaving an impact on its audience. 

The show, which touched on aspects of immigration, blended Catholic social justice teachings, contemporary influences, and real accounts. Centered around the prosecution of Scott Warren, who provided aid to two migrants, the play dissected the intent behind Warren’s actions.

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Crocker Art Museum Student Show
Outstanding Self-Portrait Submissions by Jesuit into Local Museum Exhibit Win Awards and Accolades

Once again Jesuit High School was very well represented at the Crocker Art Museum High School Self-Portrait Show.

Ed Novinsky ’72, artist and Jesuit Studio Art instructor said, “Oscar Econome ’19 entered the strongest painting a student could paint!”

Jack Minor ’20 took an Honorable Mention for his untitled pen and ink.

And, Parker Sima ’19 won “Best in Show” with Off the Wall a spray paint creation.

Plank Article Matt Parks ’21

Jesuit’s fall play dramatizes social justice

A single black and white poster for Fall Play taped to a wall.

With a keen awareness for topical events, Jesuit High School Drama presents “In the Matter of Scott Daniel Warren, or Scenes and Fragments about a Play in the Desert,” a company-written play that explores and grapples with the realities and morality of immigration. 

Jesuit Magazine Summer 2019

Finding Happiness
Obinna Okoye ’19—my life from athlete to thespian

Candid shot of Obinna walking on campus

I came to Jesuit with one main goal — to play basketball. I wanted to play in high school, college and professionally. It was a dream I’d had since I was 10 years old. So, if you would have told me then that I would have quit basketball by the end of my high school career, I definitely wouldn’t have believed you. As hard as it was at the time, looking back now I realize quitting was the best decision I made as a student at Jesuit.

Plank Article

Lights! Sound! Rain!

Student sitting alone on stage in red arm chair with dramatic lighting and staging.

Vibrant colors flash on a pitch black stage as thunder booms in the background. While the music crescendos, the entire cast of the play gathers downstage, forming a line facing the audience.

Thunder claps again as the lights go white, letting the audience see the falling raindrops soak the awaiting ensemble. The show ends.