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(Disclaimer: This is satire) After nine months of arduous labor, that special week once again approaches us. Finals week. The word final comes the Latin “fin,” which means the end or the border, and the Greek “al,” which means through great pain and suffering. Students have spent the entire school year preparing for an hour and a half exam for each...
More than three years ago, I read the Jesuit profile for the first time as I filled out my high school application. While reflecting upon these characteristics of a man for others, I felt confident in my ability to fulfill the ideals of being open to growth, intellectually competent, loving, religious, and committed to social justice. However, one aspect...
https://youtu.be/IawomWs7RZY With masks blocking out half of everyone's faces, and hand sanitizers' use is so common that its smell lingers in the halls. Being with your friends is different now because you can't stand closer than 6 feet to them. Even in the cafeteria, plastic shields divide everyone. If someone said these three sentences 8 months ago, the people around...
Today is May 9, 2015, the day after the 2015 Jesuit Special Games. One day after my last official day at Jesuit College Prep, I feel incredibly bored. I tried checking my favorite YouTube channels, but I could not find any new content. I tried listening to music, but I could not focus. I should probably study for the six...
I never expected to be the lead teacher for 24 middle schoolers at 17 years old.  The Breakthrough Collaborative made this happen. This summer, I worked as a Teaching Fellow at Breakthrough Fort Worth.  In this article, I want to share with you one of the most impactful and rewarding experiences of my life. So what is this amazing program...
1:00 pm at DFW Airport on Saturday, March 9. Ten Jesuit Dallas Students, two faculty members, and one Traveling Sousa boarded a Boeing 777-200 bound to Paris, France. After one final goodbye to our families, American and French, the students walked past the iconic wishbone into the line for security, ready for our excellent adventure. Snacking on the quintessential...
 “Houston, we’ve had a problem.” These famous words from NASA’s Apollo 13 mission to the moon have been quoted innumerably over the years. But what was  Mission Control actually like that night? Luckily Jerry Woodfill, an enthusiastic man was glad to tell us. Mr. Woodfill was in charge of the master alarm system for the Apollo 13 mission, the alarm...
12:47, the clock reads. Your eyelids are faltering, exhausted from the hours you’ve spent studying for your math test tomorrow. Even after spending countless minutes going over the difference between the cosine and sine functions, you still manage to get the practice problems wrong, all the while your looming theology homework sits to the side, untouched, meaning that tonight is...

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