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Beauty and the Beast Jesuit Wrestling It’s that time of the year when the Marauders own the mat. Page Seven. The Oscars will be here soon... The Black Box is preparing for another big show! Page Four. See Brien Griffin’s predictions on Page Five. February 2014 - Jesuit High School - 1200 Jacob Lane Carmichael, CA 95608 - National Letter of Intent Signing On February 5, 2014, the following Senior athletes signed national letters of intent to play collegiate sports: Anthony Ayala- Soccer (Seattle University) Nick Baltar- Crew (UC San Diego) Evan Barrett- Soccer (UC Davis) Tucker Bone- Soccer (US Air Force Academy) John Bovill- Soccer (Saint Louis University) Jason Elenberger- Football (US Air Force Academy) Anthony Geremia- Baseball (Santa Clara University) Kannon Kuhn- Soccer (Chapman University) JUG 3,000 Miles Away By Charles Webb ‘15 Editors Note: This article is per at Boston College High on the East Coast. It is mission of its author and taken from the newspaSchool, a Jesuit school reprinted with the perThe Eagle newspaper. As BC High enters its 151st year it is good to look back on the institutions and principles that have made the school the success that it is today. One of the most recognizable of these institutions is, of course, JUG. Although it is often mistaken as an acronym for “Justice Under God” JUG is actually derived from the Latin “iugum” meaning literally “yoke.” To be sent under the “yoke” was an ancient form of supplication usually forced upon a surrendering army. JUG as we know it today has also been around for quite a while. My grandfather recalls a certain member of his class who frequented JUG almost seventy years ago. Yes, even Patrick Cadigan class of 1952 used to commit a JUGable offense every so often. However, as is especially clear from the example of Dr. Cadigan, JUG is a necessary step in BC High’s process of creating “young men of character.” For this article I decided to interview the foremost expert on JUG at BC High. I found Mr. Miranda on Friday afternoon in his usual spot in Q205 presiding over a JUG with only one student. Such dedication to JUG is a powerful indicator of its importance to Mr. Miranda and to the school as a whole. When asked about what he thought of JUG and whether he thought it was effective at accomplishing the objective of creating young men of character he had a lot to say. First and foremost he said, “JUG is meant to hold students accountable” and “it shows students that there are consequences for their actions.” As an alumnus of BC High himself Mr. Miranda sympathizes with students, as he realizes that JUG “disrupts their afternoon” and that while he was sitting in those chairs even he thought that it was “ridiculous.” Mr. Miranda still contends, however, that having a consequence for his actions prepared him not only for college but also “set [him] up for life.” In the words of Mr. Miranda “BC High is a microcosm of the real world.” In the real world there are also consequences for your actions and no matter how small the infraction, these consequences will catch up with you. Mr. Miranda says that it is for this reason he is sure to track down students who miss JUG as quickly as possible. These lessons are intended to demonstrate to students the harsh truth that you are personally responsible for your actions and if you do not control yourself others will be forced to control you. Finally one of the most resounding points that Mr. Miranda touched on was that “JUG is a team effort.” Every teacher at BC High has the power to JUG and unless they are consistent, then it will be very difficult to convey the correct message. For example, it is very hard to correct a student who has a hat on when they have just exited a class where the teacher does not say anything about it. In my view the “team effort” must also include us, the students. If we help each other out by alerting each other to the simple things, like an untucked shirt or a hat, we will all be able to avoid spending our afternoons in JUG. And, more importantly, if we speak up when we see something major, like bullying, we will create an environment in which everyone is able to fully participate and learn in our little “microcosm.” Lake Lutes- Basketball (US Air Force Academy) Alec Moen- Lacrosse (Seton Hill University) Matthew Nemeth- Soccer (Seattle University) Ben Parietti- Lacrosse (University of Richmond) Keegan Shuping- Swimming (University of Arizona) Andy Snow- Baseball (Arizona State University) Tyler Valicenti- Crew (Princeton University) Chris Wieser- Swimming (University of Arizona) Why you Came to Jesuit By Jackson Cline ‘17 As you all know, the incoming freshmen interview is nerve wracking. We all remember the “will they or won’t they pick me” feeling we got from it. Due to these recent interviews, I asked four students about why they made the decision to attend Jesuit High School. As you can tell, we all cross paths here for different reasons. Freshman Tim Brannon wanted to come to Jesuit because he was Catholic and lived nearby, so it wouldn’t be a problem. Sophomore Luke McCarthy wanted to attend because he wanted the private school environment and the religious experience. He also liked the swim program. Junior Vincent McCarty transferred to Jesuit because he saw more opportunities here than at Franklin High. Senior Daniel Larmer Virgin chose Jesuit simply because his friend went here and he was Catholic.

The Plank - February 2014 Issue

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