Monday marked the beginning of the most beloved week of the school year: Spirit Week. With different themes and events everyday, the student body readily jumped at the opportunity to show school spirit.
This school year at St. Louis U. High is the first to feature a revamped approach to the school’s Presidential Scholarship program, which now aims to reward students in need of financial aid for their excellent showings in both academics and extracurricular involvement.
Ten adventurous men of the St. Louis U. High Outdoor Adventure Club piled into vans in early July and embarked on a mountain biking adventure. They biked on the San Juan Hut System from Telluride, Colo. to Moab, Utah, covering 30 to 35 miles a day. In total, the group biked around 220 miles over the course of the seven days they were on the trail. Tired, yet filled with great memories and even better photos, the mountain bikers spent two days in Moab before returning home to St. Louis on July 19.
Senior Project has been a senior tradition at St. Louis U. High for the past 50 years. Every year, seniors look forward to going out into their communities and serving the most vulnerable. However, due to complications of the Covid-19 pandemic, seniors had to switch last year to an advocacy project called the Grande Project. This year, due to the remaining risk of the pandemic, the Grande Project will once again replace traditional senior projects.
Anticipation soared as the SLUH cross country team prepared to face off against fierce competition from across four states including the best teams in Missouri at the Forest Park Cross Country Festival (FPXC) last Saturday. The team put up impressive performances across the board, including the first Forest Park JV victory and first individual winner in several years.
Claiming victory at their first battle royale, the St. Louis U. High swim team absolutely eviscerated their enemies in Ladue’s water-filled coliseum. The tenth place team got 2 points, the second place team earned 337 points, and the Jr.Bills felt a tad chilly sitting on their throne so high up with 713 points.
In their past six games, SLUH soccer has scored 25 goals. Their opponents have scored just three. In summary: this year’s Varsity team is good, and they're off to a dangerously hot start. Four additional wins over the past week have the team at 6-0-1 on the season and poised to turn heads at the CBC tournament.
Two thousand ninety-six. That’s how many days it had been since SLUH had beaten Chaminade before their 35-26 win in their MCC opener this past Friday night.
My life changed the moment I stepped across the border in Nogales, Arizona. I knew I would return from the Kino Border Initiative trip with a better understanding of migrant issues, but I never could have anticipated how I would encounter God during my time there.
Local senior sensation Gus Tettamble has recently begun a podcast titled Shooting the Stuff with Gus showcasing his charisma, humor, and coolness while talking to some of SLUH’s heavy hitters, such as Assistant Principal for Student Life Brock Kesterson, and math teacher Tracy Lyons.
If you ever find yourself stuck at St. Louis U. High and are in need of some herbal tea, senior Sam Zychinski is your man. Since this past June, Zychinski has owned and operated his very own tea-themed business. Called Gateway Tea, his brand is all about starting the tea revolution.
St. Louis U. High welcomes two new Alum Service Corps members: Chandler Love, ’17 and Christopher Stahl, ’16, to this year’s faculty. Coming from unique roots, Love and Stahl are excited to bring their experiences to the classroom this year.
Social Studies Tom Wilson returned to class on Sept. 7 after missing the first three weeks of school due to a major kidney surgery.
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Editor in Chief
Jack “PN room key” Figge
Nathan “Yearbook room” Rich
Roarke “the S.F.L.A.C. room” Unrau
Charlie “Senior Project” Bieg
Luke “Mr. Baud’s ancient physics toys” Duffy
Louis “Stuco chair” Cornett
Jack “high school diploma” Rybak
Jackson “Oakland Ave.’s potholes” Cooper
George “volleyball net” Henken
Coby “Brooké’s heart” Spratte
Alex “John Posey’s Fedora” Preusser
Austin “the Jr. Billiken mascot” Wald
Joe “compostables for my garden” Simeri
Mark “a bathroom stall” Wappler
Thomas “everyone’s lanyards” Juergens
Sean “XC state titles” Kellogg
Micah “the omelet bar” Doherty
Ben “Leo’s rugby ball” Croat
Charles “the hand sanitizing containers” Turnell
Michael “dad’s crossword skills” Baudendistel
Alex “the swim lane lines” Wentz
Ben “lacrosse goals” Ortmann
Vincent “cafeteria utensils” Weinbauer
John “the clock tower” Bytnar
Drew “my big brother” Figge
Joe “Coach Porter’s logistics” LaBarge
Chase “the Jr.Billiken statue” Hatch
Charlie “everything in Lost and Found” Vonderheid
Ted “the Visitu kiosk” Williams
Mrs. Kathy “Periodic table” Chott
Nick “Canon EOS 70” Sanders
Steve “Curdt’s blue crayon” Missey
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