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Rolling to Recovery

Rolling to Recovery

February 5, 2013

After two surgeries in two years to repair a torn meniscus in her left knee, robotics magnet senior Sarah Crosby struggled to get around the school, which sparked an idea in her robotics class. Robotics Magnet director Max Morales said the idea for a wheelchair that would resemble a classroom desk...

Humanities Class Celebrates Twinkie Day

Humanities Class Celebrates Twinkie Day

January 28, 2013

The humanities students stood around teacher David Townsend as they were debriefed on what "experiments" they would be performing on the packaged pastries. They listed out that they would test weathering on the Twinkie, gravitational pull, solubility, thermal conductivity and more. "Twinkie Day is...

Friends of Injured Football Player Form “Qudus Qrew”

Friends of Injured Football Player Form “Qudus Qrew”

November 13, 2012

Senior Qudus Odusanya spends every Friday night in his football uniform, but he never leaves the sidelines. After he tore his ACL last year in the Spring Game, Qudus’ doctor said football was out of the question for him. Despite the fact that he hasn’t had a second of playing time all ...

Flipped Side of Teaching

Flipped Side of Teaching

November 13, 2012

Senior Jackie Chao used to log onto YouTube to watch music videos of Nicki Minaj. Now, she uses it to learn BC Calculus through the “flipped classroom” method of teaching. “The flipped classroom approach is amazing, and I learn dramatically quicker than just taking notes in class,” Chao said. The...

A Whole New World

A Whole New World

November 13, 2012

About 80 percent of the students taking part in the Rotary Club’s foreign exchange program were going to see the cathedrals and castles of Europe. About nine percent were going to eat sushi in Asia. Another ten percent were going to venture into the rainforests of South America. Grace Guthrie, who ...

Dancer overcomes adversity

Dancer overcomes adversity

May 18, 2011

When Laura Ball’s doctor told her that she broke her back she didn’t ask him if she was going to be ok. She didn’t ask him for pain killers to numb the shooting pains moving up and down her spine. She didn’t ask him, “why me?” She asked him if she was going to be able to dance. He told...

Eaglette Revue

Eaglette Revue

April 29, 2011

On April 1-2, the Eaglettes took their audience on a trip around the world during the 54th annual Spring Revue – "Eaglettes Take a Vacation." Under the direction of Lizbeth Thompson and Whitney Hamiter, the Eaglettes performed dances they have worked on all year - each with a different des...

Homecoming heartbreak

Homecoming heartbreak

October 29, 2010

Jesuit’s high powered offense proved to be too much for the Eagles, as they lost Friday night 31-16 in front of Richardson’s homecoming crowd. Andrew Buckmeier’s 43-yard field goal put the Eagles up 3-0 in the 2nd quarter, but that was the last time the Eagles held the lead. Jesuit responded by moving the ball down the field with surgical precision, using 10 pl...

Girl Meets Boy

Girl Meets Boy

October 28, 2010

Zackary Jargowsky hates pronouns. He hates the “she” that sometimes slips out when he’s playing Quidditch with his friends and the “it” he’s been labeled by the ones who don’t understand. He hates the prolonged stares as people try to figure outwhat is going on beneath his “Nightmare Before C...

Inked: Students show off Tattoos

Inked: Students show off Tattoos

December 1, 2009

Shirley Gitucha People constantly search for ways to keep those important to them close to them at all times. Shirley Gitucha has 10 tiny toes climbing up her back that do just that. Gitucha will always have her daughter near her heart thanks to the tattoo drawn across her back. A reminder of her c...

Interview with a Novelist

Interview with a Novelist

November 6, 2009

Fifty-one years ago, a student walked through these halls uncertain of her future and unaware of the fame yet to come. Anne Rice, former Talon staff member and a best-selling novelist, has experienced major success and deep pain while writing subjects ranging from vampires to religion. Rice was...

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