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COVID-19 has presented a tremendous challenge for Saint Ignatius High School to balance our mission of providing an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit education along with the health and safety recommendations of leading healthcare experts. On Monday, March 15, students returned to full-day, in-person learning.

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Etymology Word of the Week

Director of Admissions Pat O'Rourke '90, a self-proclaimed "word nerd," brings you his Etymology Word of the Week. Every other week he presents an online Etymology lesson just for fun!
Confiscate - "To seize by or as if by authority OR to appropriate, by way of penalty, for public use.” From the Latin verb confiscare meaning “to deposit in a bank”, which itself comes from the Latin prefix con- or com- meaning “with, together” and the Latin noun fiscus meaning “wicker basket, money box, state treasury.” (All information is from, and/or


Sample sentence“The teacher confiscated the student’s iPhone when she saw him using it to text his friend answers to the test.”

GUESS THE APHORISM: He who hesitates... (scroll for answer)

A: Is lost.