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Celebrating Hispanic culture: Hispanos y Latinos Unidos hosts week of festivites for Hispanic Heritage Month
Alex Preusser and Micah Doherty, News Editor, Core Staff

St. Louis U. High has spent the last week celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Events like the Food Drive and Spirit Week pushed the start of SLUH’s focus on the celebration to this week, Hispanos y Latinos Unidos, the student-led club dedicated to Jr. Bills of Hispanic and Latino heritage, has begun activities to promote recognition and representation to the SLUH student body.

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St. Louis U. High’s Global Education program will be sending students abroad to explore and service communities across the world. Throughout this school year and into summer break, students that participate in these trips will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in different cultures and have the chance to apply what languages they have been learning in the real world.

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St. Louis U. High hosted its first ever Archdiocesan High School Night on Monday, Oct. 3. The event was spearheaded by Director of Admissions Ann Murphy and Assistant Director of Admissions Jennifer Thomas, featured 20 schools in attendance and was well-attended. 

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Fall Ball is returning to St. Louis U. High tomorrow night. Historically a dance for upperclassmen at SLUH, this will be the second annual Fall Ball open to the whole student body. The school hopes for an exciting start to the autumn season with a celebration for the entire community.

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Former math teacher Tom Flanagan joins son Jeff Flanagan for tardy check-in last Friday. Photo: Kristin Rea

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St. Louis U. High’s Global Education program will be sending students abroad to explore and service communities across the world. Throughout this school year and into summer break, students that participate in these trips will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in different cultures and have the chance to apply what languages they have been learning in the real world.

It was a beautiful afternoon on Monday, Sept. 26, at the Bogey Golf Club in Ladue, Mo. The course was in perfect condition for the 11th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic, and that’s exactly what 19 groups of St. Louis U. High golfers planned to attend. The stakes were high too, with the shiny 2023 Acura Integra that had been sitting on the turnaround for weeks finally about to meet its new owner. In addition, eight par-three holes were included in the tournament, and any hole-in-one would earn the player $40,000. The best group per hole would be able to enter the shootout to win the Acura. 

Celebrating Hispanic culture: Hispanos y Latinos Unidos hosts week of festivites for Hispanic Heritage Month

St. Louis U. High has spent the last week celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Events like the Food Drive and Spirit Week pushed the start of SLUH’s focus on the celebration to this week, Hispanos y Latinos Unidos, the student-led club dedicated to Jr. Bills of Hispanic and Latino heritage, has begun activities to promote recognition and representation to the SLUH student body.

St. Louis U. High hosted its first ever Archdiocesan High School Night on Monday, Oct. 3. The event was spearheaded by Director of Admissions Ann Murphy and Assistant Director of Admissions Jennifer Thomas, featured 20 schools in attendance and was well-attended. 

Fall Ball is returning to St. Louis U. High tomorrow night. Historically a dance for upperclassmen at SLUH, this will be the second annual Fall Ball open to the whole student body. The school hopes for an exciting start to the autumn season with a celebration for the entire community.

Sports

This week I had a quiet conversation with senior Diego Torrez in the Robinson Library. Torrez is a left guard and center on the St. Louis U. High varsity football team.

The St. Louis U. High cross country team showed its deep talent once again this past Saturday, this time at the Parkway West Dale Shepherd Invitational. The varsity team took on competition from O’Fallon (Ill.) and some District rivals, but still swept three of the races with a very close second place finish in Varsity. Although the team is still far from perfect heading into the final month of the season, the positive results—at least six runners received medals in each race—experienced at Parkway West indicate that the runners are beginning to hit their stride as the push for the postseason looms.

The St. Louis U. High soccer team continued its dominance this past week, this time in the Jr. Billiken Classic, claiming the title for the second year in a row. After starting out the tournament with a sizzling 4-0 win against Fort Zumwalt South, the Jr. Bills slaughtered the Parkway South Patriots 7-0 last Thursday for a huge boost in points for the tournament. The final and deciding contest of the tournament was against Mehlville the following Saturday. The Jr. Bills were faced with more of a struggle but were able to pull away with a 3-1 victory to retain their title for the second year in a row. 

The St. Louis U. High football team faced off against the De Smet Jesuit Spartans under the Friday night lights of Oakland Avenue. Following Spirit Week and a successful pep rally by StuCo just hours earlier, the Jr. Bills were ready to make a statement last Friday night.


 

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Features

Pastoral Leader Fahim shares process behind daily prayers
Luke Duffy, Editor in Chief

Many in the St. Louis U. High community may have noticed that afternoon prayers this year are longer and more immersive. The student behind these faith connecting exercises, senior Anthony Fahim, has a motive for his recent change to the historically brisk prayers.

Advisory period provides time for programming, quarterly religious events, and community building activities
Vincent Weinbauer, Core Staff

Students of St. Louis U. High have seen many changes over the past four years. There have been mask mandates, the dress code has been altered, and students could have backpacks throughout the school day at one point. The school day schedule has also been in constant flux. The seven-period schedule of pre-Covid was altered to a block schedule that has been evolving ever since. New periods have been added to the schedule such the short-lived Faber Days, Studium, and now Advisory. 

SLUH Center for Mindfulness continues into second year, aims to help students relax, be more present in their daily lives
Thomas Jeurgens and Joe Murphy, Core Staff, reporter

It’s always been stereotypical of St. Louis U. High to have hard-working, even stressed-out students and teachers. However, with the SLUH Center for Mindfulness heading strong into its second year, students and faculty alike are given a weekly opportunity to enjoy each others’ company and take a break from the pace of a busy week.

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