The Real Man in the Moon: My Conversation with Buzz Aldrin //

July 20, 2019, will mark the 50th anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon. Those that witnessed the landing likely remember exactly where they were during this epic event. I recently had the honor of meeting Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the pilot of the Eagle, whose fellow astronaut, Neil Armstrong, uttered the immortal words upon first stepping onto the moon: “ That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. Buzz attended “Earth X” at the invitation of Dallas resident and Founder,

A Humble Man with an Extraordinary Calling: My Conversation with Bishop Burns //

A core reason why many of us attend Jesuit is due to the school’s excellent faith-based education. The Jesuit “Profile of the Graduate” describes the characteristics of a man who ‘seeks the fullest development of his God-given talents and puts his faith in action.’ That’s a lofty aspiration that inspired me, so I was interested to learn more about the views of our most senior local spiritual leader, His Excellency Bishop Burns. As a relative newcomer to Dallas, not many of us know much about th

Lessons in Leadership: My Conversation with Congressman Pete Sessions //

Leadership. Our world seems in critical need of good leaders. Do you ever wonder where our journey out into the world will lead us? How will we become productive citizens and make a positive impact as leaders? I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to intern for Congressman Pete Sessions in Washington D.C. While I was low man on the totem pole, I learned about how our government works, what it’s like to put in a solid 10 hour day, and even some valuable lessons about office politics

The Father of Aerobics - My Interview with Dr. Ken Cooper //

Have you ever discovered an idea that you believed in “heart and soul” to be right and worthy, but your peers rejected your beliefs and perhaps even ridiculed you? Still you managed to endure the naysayers and hold fast to your conviction — until gradually, over time, you were proven right? Such was the personal experience of Dr. Kenneth Cooper, Founder and Chairman of the internationally renowned Cooper Clinic and The Cooper Institute. He is affectionately known as “The Father of Aerobics” fo

Crossing The Line: My Experience on The El Paso Border Immersion Trip //

Borders represent several things to us. A border defines a nation’s geographic territory and sovereignty. It can create a sense of safety, security and belonging to a nation and its citizens. As citizens of the U.S., we all descended from immigrants at some point during our family history. But who lives in, and enjoys our nation, is the subject of much intense debate today. Should we be a more compassionate nation of open borders allowing anyone to enter? Or should we protect our borders and bet

The World Comes to Jesuit: Science on a Sphere //

Have you noticed the giant omni-globe in the Info Commons? Jesuit is now the official host to a fascinating static display called Science on a Sphere, on loan courtesy of Trammell S. Crow, Founder of EarthX. The globe is a three dimensional, interactive display showcasing numerous developments and statistics that impact our planet. “One of the most exciting things so far has been watching students engage with the sphere on their own, and looking at data sets and how they apply to their lives” s

Leading from the Front: My Conversation With Jesuit Alum and Former Navy SEAL Pat Dossett //

Many young men have passed through the halls of Jesuit and gone on to lead accomplished and distinguished lives. As students, we cannot fully appreciate what being “a man for others” means, nor how the many experiences that we share at Jesuit will influence us until later in life. I recently met one Ranger alum that captured my interest: a former US Navy SEAL. I was eager to learn how one embarks on such a challenging adventure full of risks and uncertainty when other safer choices exist. Now a

Warrior Dogs //

The term “man’s best friend” takes on a new meaning when it comes to protecting our freedom. Military Working Dogs (MWD) have played a pivotal role in helping our armed service members perform specialized missions while deployed in war. Our canine warriors were at the forefront of the capture of the infamous Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last October, and Osama Bin Laden in May of 2011 in Pakistan. Military Working Dogs are generally comprised of three breeds: Belgian Malinois, Dut

The Ad Man: My Conversation with Stan Richards //

If I showed you a cartoon of cows holding signs that say “Eat Mor Chikin,” what restaurant do you think about? Or if you heard the phrase “We’ll leave the light on for you,” what motel comes to mind? Have you ever stopped to wonder why you gravitate towards a particular product or service? We are all influenced by advertising. It permeates every aspect of our waking lives and is present everywhere: on YouTube, social media, radio, television, billboards, and even supermarket aisles. Stan Richar

Mean Streets //

Getting your driver’s license has become a celebrated rite of passage for anyone who turns sixteen. This new-found freedom that comes with driving opens up a new world to a teen. However, the statistics of traffic-related deaths are alarming and are a call to action. Deaths among 15-22 year olds by traffic incidents represent twice the amount compared to death by disease and criminal offense combined. Twenty percent of deaths among vehicle passengers of all ages occur while a teenager is driving

The Mastermind Behind the Super Bowl Halftime Scenes: My Conversation with Lara Beth //

When Justin Timberlake performs the halftime show during the Super Bowl, who does he call to stage this important event? Or when Dirk Nowitzki throws his All-Star celebrity event party who’s going to plan the event? Lara Beth is the go-to event planning “force of nature” for a who’s who of list celebrities and sports stars. She is on a mission to create authentic and unique experiences. After graduating from LSU, Lara Beth was asked to plan an after party for the 1990’s pop band “*NSYNC” who

How Horses Can Make a Difference //

Man has a long and colorful history with horses. Whether used as a means of transportation, exploration, war, agriculture, ranching or just a fun trail ride, we have established a very strong relationship. One that now has evolved into even more profound and meaningful ways in the field of healing. Equine therapy is a relatively new area of humans interacting with horses with some astounding results. Thirty-seven years ago Susan Schwartz volunteered at an equestrian club where she rode horses.

Jesuit Welcomes Mrs. Molly O'Sullivan //

Molly O’Sullivan is Jesuit’s new Assistant Principal of Academics who brings a wealth of experience and talent to the school. She spent the past four years as principal at Prince of Peace and prior to that at Bishop Dunne for 16 years where she was recently assistant principal. I sat down with Ms. O’Sullivan to recently to ask her about her new role at Jesuit and to know her better. First of all, welcome to Jesuit. What are some things you would you like people at Jesuit to know about you? I f