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Authors Articles by Payton Bilgere '19

Payton Bilgere '19

Payton Bilgere '19
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A thick smog coats the skyline, smearing the clouds and swallowing the towering San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles. We walked single-file, cautiously, further and further south of downtown. As we proceeded, we watched as city blocks became more barren. It didn’t seem like street sweepers even bothered. In-N-Out napkins and heroin needles alike were sprinkled along street gutters. When...
Jesuit Dallas is a unique place. No other school in the area manufactures a culture quite like this school's, a community bound by faith and brotherhood. And there's no better way to celebrate this community than Jesuit's annual Ranger Day. Ranger Day is a school-wide celebration the morning of the homecoming game. Jesuit's campus teems with amusement as Jesuit and Ursuline...
Junior year isn't just any other year of classes, grades, and finals. Junior year is a call to be answered, a call to grow as a person and find a place where one belongs. In particular, for Jesuit students, it is a call to learn what fulfilling the profile of the graduate actually entails. Aidan Smith '19, recipient of the...
If you don't spend morning announcements buried in your phone, then you've most likely heard the anime club's infamous tagline. "Are you tired of watching anime alone? Come down to Room B201 for the anime club." The club has been dormant for most of the semester, but they returned just in time to offer its members a reprieve from finals....
While many varsity baseball teams are experiencing some mid season blues this time of year, the varsity Rangers keep rockin' socks relentlessly. With hard work and dedication, making it to playoffs seems like a sure thing. Hopefully, our Rangers can make it to state and beat out the more competitive teams that have challenged us all year. On Saturday, April...
The crack of sluggers in the afternoon air, the flying turf beads, the breeze flowing across the outfield, the afternoon clouds hanging overhead. This was the atmosphere of Jesuit Varsity Baseball's first game against Lake Dallas on that last cold day of February. On Friday, February 23rd, Jesuit played their first inning in a stunning fashion, batting in 3 runs...
This semester, the Jesuit tennis team brought their all in the second half of their season, with little opposition. The team faced only one defeat in the season's latter half against Highland Park. The Jesuit tennis team started the month of October with an 8-0 sweep against Berkner, with strong showings from Kota Ueshima '19 and Christopher Reynders '18 in...
Sprinting up and down the court, painting the lines with their calculated shots, Jesuit tennis amazed in September, coming out victorious. They left with an undefeated record, winning all seven of their preliminary matches. Treating this first half of the tennis preseason as a trial run, Coach Paul McDaniel has decided to schedule the tougher matches in the spring. This...

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