Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Mission/Immersion

News Coverage of Jesuit Mission/Immersion Trips

The Jesuit Medical Mission team—comprised of Jesuit faculty Mrs. Jan Jones and Mr. Ben Kirby; students Spencer Adamson ‘11, Peter Chung ‘11, Synyoung Li ‘11, Philip Morton ‘12, Jimmy Nawalaniec ‘11, John Simion ‘12, and Vinay Srinivasan ‘12; social worker Ms. Kathy Bennett; and Dr. Rana Pasco, Dr. Rhonda Walton, and Dr. Yolanda Brady--are now two months away from the Medical Society’s medical mission...
Lost in the rubble of what one Jesuit student has labeled “Snowmageddon 2011,” Director of community service Mr. Rich Perry has announced that he, along with junior and senior counselors Mr. Paul McDaniel and Mr. Jack Fitzsimmons, respectively, will lead 20 to 25 students on Jesuit’s second annual Nicaragua service and immersion trip. Lasting eight days this summer – from...
When you think of the border situation with Mexico, what do you think of? Poverty, violence, drugs? For many, it’s a distant issue that you’ll talk about in a Social Justice class and never really commit a lot of thought to since it seems so far away. Taking a trip to El Paso to show people what the issue of...
Nearly scraping the Arctic circle and only miles away from Russia, sunny skies and frigid temperatures characterize, Bethel, a conglomeration of towns in southwest Alaska which service about 75 running fishing villages that range up to 4 or 5 hours upriver. As the ninth-most populous city in Alaska, with just over 6,300 people, this may seem like an unordinary...
Day 7: Community + Waves It’s the last day of dry Cocoa Puffs for breakfast. The people of Nicaragua look forward to playing some football (no, not American football – this is Central America.) With that into account, today will partially be a day of football with the Nicaraguans living in Rincon De Garcia. After the excruciatingly long bus ride, I...
While most Jesuit students were enjoying the luxuries of electronics, filling food, air conditioning, and even a comforting bed, a group of eighteen sophomores spent their weekend deprived of these opulent resources during the Waco Poverty Immersion Trip. The students did not even get to use their phones (Crazy, right?!). The trip simulated the Jesuit students as impoverished from February...

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