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This past summer, the Jesuit swim team had quite exciting news at US Juniors National Swim Championship, especially for one swimmer, Brendan Feehery '16. Brendan qualified for US Juniors through his time standard from his club team, Lakeside Aquatic Club. Brendan has been swimming at the semiannual US Juniors National Swimming Championship for three years, but this past summer was...
This Summer, nine members of our faculty and staff are walking a route in Spain with sites related to the life of St. Ignatius. The following post by Mr. Paul Kolker '03  is the fifth in a series of their reflections. "Why do I do this to myself?" asked Esperanza, one of the fellow pilgrims we did not originally expect to...
At graduation, one should expect to be at least 18 - seems reasonable. Upon graduation from college, one can expect to be at least 22 - so far so good. However, if perhaps, an oracle told you that you will have created and sold your first business and moved into the realm of investing in other companies by the ripe...
Collegiate sports: the next level of athletics that many incoming college freshmen compete to have a position in. Next fall, six of our very own Jesuit seniors will join the coveted elite that make up collegiate athletics across three sports. Marcus Hill ‘18 has signed to the Air Force Academy to play basketball in NCAA Division I. “I had offers...
A few months ago, senior Social Justice and Public Policy (SJPP) classes spent their lunch periods watching a Skype interview between Father Jay Hooks, SJ, and the founder of Cristo Rey Jesuit in Houston, Father TJ Martinez, SJ. Father Martinez had been battling stage IV stomach cancer for seven months. Having worked at Jesuit Dallas during his formation, he was...
https://youtu.be/PeH5ihQjctc Now one of the most "sought after Trial Lawyers in the country," freshman Tom Melsheimer, marked by a stutter and incessant perseverance,  began his Jesuit career with a dream to play college basketball. So how does this seemingly impossible equation produce one of the most decorated trial lawyers of today? Melsheimer not only met these obstacles, but improbably, soared to new heights. Thomas...
If you have walked in the B hallway, you may have seen a tall, dark-haired man infusing his classes with energy or  playing Bruce Springsteen through the smart board. This man is a proud Irish-American and New Jerseyan.   Mr. Colin Hanley teaches various advanced English courses that  range from freshman to senior level,  and acts as the moderator for...
Tuesday, November 12, 2012 was a momentous occasion for ten senior Jesuit athletes as they signed their National Letters of Intent to play college sports. This was the day when all of their hard work came to fruition and their verbal commitments, some of which were made as early as sophomore year, were finally made official.   In one of the...

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