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Everyone knows that a dog is a man’s best friend, but besides having a cuddly buddy to keep you warm at nights, how else do we benefit from them? According to the American Veterinary Medical Associations, approximately 36.5% of American households own dogs, and with that many canine companions, it’s not hard to see the effects. Studies have commonly shown...
The Jesuit Medical Society, which originated around 2000 courtesy of Mrs. Jan Jones (current freshmen biology teacher) and Mrs. Linda Messer (a former Jesuit teacher), organized its first mission trip in 2002, then to El Salvador. This first trip only happened due to the work of Dr. Michael Tolle ’82, a student of Mrs. Jones in 1978 who asked...
Poverty terrorizes people and families in America.  People struggle to provide food for children, make payments on a house, or simply keep running water in their systems.  Poverty has become an increasingly prominent issue and affects people's everyday lives. However, despite the immense poverty in America, most countries suffer far more than we do.  Regardless of our desire to help...
The crisp morning air swirled past the Jesuit student’s face. He gazed out over the lush green forest sprawled out beneath him, his jaw hanging open in amazement at the world he saw before him. He turned his head, glancing at the endless miles of fortress cutting through the canopy. This was the scene before Jesuit students and teachers...
As the bus skittered to a halt, the student’s eyes fling open, awoken from his nap. “We’re here,” he realized, as he stood up with 20 of his Jesuit brothers and faculty, all of them filing off the bus. In front of them, a sidewalk ran up to a worn-out, aged school that doubled as an orphanage for girls, ages ranging from...
On February 18th and several days following, eight Jesuit Dallas juniors embarked on a mission and experienced things that most people won't experience otherwise. These juniors traveled to Waco, Texas to participate in a poverty simulation with a local organization. Jesuit first participated in the Waco Poverty Simulation in February 2014 with seniors and juniors acting as alternates making the trip...
When it comes to community service and immersion, Jesuit Dallas has been recognized as an excellent model of an institution that brings awareness of the social injustices and socioeconomic issues that many people face. Jesuit Dallas has offered the Nicaragua trip for a while and has only recently opened the South American trips. These trips offer students the chance for...
“Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth...these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.” (Ban Ki-moon) The Trip From June 2nd until June 9th, a group of sixteen Jesuit students...

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