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With political ads and memes everywhere, most Americans have some bearing on the 2020 presidential election. Fewer Americans, however, follow the important Congressional elections that will also take place in November, including those for all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 seats in the Senate. Republican Texas Senator John Cornyn is among those up for election. Senator...
Many young men have passed through the halls of Jesuit and gone on to lead accomplished and distinguished lives. As students, we cannot fully appreciate what being “a man for others” means, nor how the many experiences that we share at Jesuit will influence us until later in life. I recently met one Ranger alum that captured my interest: a...
A top-notch athlete has many different characteristics that drive his or her success on the field. Perseverance. Tenacity. Attention to detail. Drive. Character. These qualities take them above and beyond other athletes, allowing them to stand out in front of the crowd under great pressure. E.J. Smith is clearly the perfect example of a top-notch athlete, as shown through his...
While playing any sport growing up or while in high school, most athletes have heard the common phrase “Only 1% of high school athletes go on to play in college... so you better be working hard and not take anything for granted.” While the number is actually closer to 7%, the statistic alone reveals the importance of the message....
On the weekend of September 7th, Dr. McFarland, a debate coach and teacher at Jesuit, received the Grapevine Debate Classic Coach of the Year Award. Given annually, the award recognizes coach-educators nationwide that demonstrate a commitment to education and debate. At the tournament awards ceremony, Jane Boyd, the 31 year debate coach at Grapevine, recognized Dr. McFarland for her...
Ask any of the Jesuit faculty, and they will tell you being a teacher is hard work. From writing curriculum to grading, Jesuit teachers work tirelessly to provide the best education possible. It is because of this commitment that when a faculty member does something beyond teaching, it is truly unique. Mr. TJ Howard embodies this idea. While he is...
Molly O’Sullivan is Jesuit’s new Assistant Principal of Academics who brings a wealth of experience and talent to the school. She spent the past four years as principal at Prince of Peace and prior to that at Bishop Dunne for 16 years where she was recently assistant principal. I sat down with Ms. O’Sullivan to recently to ask her...
Parents everywhere perhaps caution their kids from pursuing English degrees. Common criticisms include, "It's just not practical" or "It's a waste of money" or "It'll land you a job at the Wendy's down the street." Jesuit alumnus Jeffrey Miller defies this perception. An English major himself, Miller recently won the $625,000 MacArthur 'Genius' Grant this past Wednesday, September 25, 2019. About...

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