The St. Louis U. High Racquetball team traveled to Portland, Ore. last weekend to compete for their 16th overall and 12th consecutive National Championship. SLUH brought 28 players, but after a loss at state, Nationals would be an uphill battle against Kirkwood’s team of 41. Would SLUH have enough skill to continue their Nationals win streak, even in the face of a larger team?
There is no shortage of displays of strength at St. Louis U. High as hundreds of student athletes step on the court and field to start their spring sports. This month, however, we celebrate the success and strength of women in the SLUH community for Women’s History Month. Modern and Classical Languages Department chair Kate Toussaint, though she doesn’t flaunt it, is an incredible model of strength and determination through her involvement with competitive powerlifting.
With Chapel renovations under way, Saint Louis U. High’s daily Mass has sought sanctuary in the Theater Loge, allowing for the continuation of the morning Masses so important to many in the community.
The St. Louis U. High Mothers Club hosted its 13th annual Mother-Son Trivia last Saturday. Over 700 guests attended the festivities, held in the Si Commons.
SLUHsers Comic Strip
Two teenage boys sitting on an old wooden desk, a bright light shining in their eyes, a camera pointed toward them. Their classmates ventured up to see the spectacle, intrigued by the offer presented to them. They were not disappointed.
To the editors:
I have had occasion to attend several basketball games this season, and most of the hockey team’s run to the Challenge Cup final match. Congratulations to both of those teams for their successful seasons this winter. I have been impressed over and over again by the spirit and class shown by our fans. One cheer sticks out though, and anyone who’s seen me frantically trying to silence it knows what I’m talking about. I want to explain why I believe SLUH fans should not cheer the “tomahawk chop.”
MICDS has won 8 straight state championships. The Saint Louis U. High lacrosse team (1-0) has one main goal this season, and it’s quite simple: Beat MICDS. Their first stop on the long journey ahead was a battle with the Priory Ravens (0-1) in the season opener. SLUH worked through some first game mistakes and took home a 13-7 victory.
The St. Louis U. High Rugby team traveled to Lindenwood University last weekend for their annual regional tournament, where the team competed against two top teams from the Kansas City area: St. Thomas Aquinas (23rd nationally ranked school) and the Kansas City Jr. Blues (25th nationally ranked club). SLUH’s nervous play and struggles with turnovers lost them both contests, 27-5 to the Jr. Blues and 10-5 to Aquinas.
The St. Louis U. High basketball team (16-11) had its season come to an end at the hands of the Chaminade Red Devils (20-8) in the District Semifinals on Friday. Zach Ortwerth led all scorers with 13 points in the defensive slugfest, and Chaminade emerged victorious in a tight 45-43 game.
St. Louis U. High’s hockey season came down to one game last Friday, as the Jr. Bills took on De Smet Jesuit in the Challenge Cup Final for the second year in a row. In an agonizing and gritty contest, the Jr. Bills were unable to best the Spartans, who took a 2-1 win in sudden-death overtime despite a last-minute SLUH equalizer.
Julie Purschke, mother of senior Nicholas Purschke, appeared on KMOV last week to discuss her family’s organization, Knockout ALD, which raises money for research of adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). The TV interview was organized after Missouri added ALD to newborn screening. Purschke spoke on the news about the work Knockout ALD has done to get to this point and their plans for the future.
Seven St. Louis U. High seniors traveled to the campus of Saint Louis University after school last Wednesday to participate in the Academic WorldQuest competition, held by the World Affairs Council of St. Louis.
If you live in or around St. Louis, chances are you have encountered one of Brooks Goedecker’s projects. Drive under one of the Grove signs that stretch across Manchester? Watch a game at the new City Armory? Enjoy a meal at the City Foundry? All of these projects resulted in part from Goedecker’s dedication to improving St. Louis. Young Urban Planners hosted Goedecker, a 1998 graduate, on Monday to teach students about these large redevelopment projects and what they mean for the city.
Prep News – the weekly student-run newspaper of St. Louis U. High
Copyright ©2020 of St. Louis U. High's Prep News
No material may be reprinted without the permission of the editors and the moderator.