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May at Jesuit is often characterized by a joyous onslaught of Convocation ceremonies, awards, and honors given to those extraordinary in their efforts over the past year. On May 5th, however, the Jesuit Rugby team's banquet came with a shock: the announcement of long-standing Coach Anthony Mattacchione's departure from the team, and more importantly Jesuit. In true May fashion, honor...
It's 3:20 on a Thursday. You are bored in math class, when all of a sudden, you check a friend's Snapchat story. On the story, you see Luka Dončić, a 2019 NBA All-Rookie and probable Rookie of the Year, playing soccer with some fellow NBA friends. As soon as the bell rings, you run toward the field to see...
All Jesuit students know the feeling of anticipation as they shuffle through their mail during the spring of their 8th grade year. They have taken the ISEE, they have received letters of recommendation, they have completed interviews, they have sent in their middle school transcripts. It's hard to imagine a more stressful process for these hopeful young teens, and...
As I drive south down Inwood Lane in my brand-new 1955 turquoise Chevrolet Bel Air, I look in the rear-view mirror and glance out into the open green pastures behind me, unoccupied by any obtruding buildings, devoid of car exhaust. Seven years from now, in the fall of 1962, this cotton field will be the site of the newly...
Have you ever wondered just how perfect you are? Many students found out on November 23, "Fibonacci Day." Jesuit students could participate in a variety of activities pertaining to Leonardo Pisano's sequence of numbers. The event was organized by Mu Alpha Theta, Jesuit's math club, commemorating Pisano's sequence of numbers on 11/23 because those are its first 4 terms in the sequence. "The...
For Americans, there are very few events that define the 21st Century, or to an extent, their entire lives. That is, except for 9/11. The night before, moms routinely tucked their children into bed, firefighters polished their trucks for the nightly inspection, teachers intricately set up their classrooms, restaurateurs prepared the World Trade Center cafeteria's servings, families printed their boarding...
Previously, I showcased my working versions of my two characters to see if anyone was interested in the modeling/rigging/skinning workflow, and I saw enough interest to justify another article. I intentionally left out sculpting, complex character design, and animation, which I will cover here. (I will still be exclusively using free, open source, or student licensed software. The staples are...
Read With Caution, Graphic With the beginning of the new year, the medical society looks to introduce wide-eyed freshman, sophomores, and juniors alike, to the physical wonders of the feline body through a five-week dissection of a domestic cat. The students were given their first glimpse into the upcoming weeks from the moment they walked into the room.  Immediately, their...

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