The scene at St. Louis U. High was somewhat like a circus on Tuesday, May 5 when faculty and staff welcomed seniors and their families back onto campus for a farewell “Driving of the Bills” parade. Crowds flocked to the Backer Memorial in cars decorated with paint and posters, Social Studies Department chair Kevin Foy and math teacher Craig Hinders juggled for the passing cars, snacks and merchandise were provided to attendees, and announcers livened up the event. The spectacle was surely a memorable one for the 238 attending seniors making one of their last trips to campus before starting college in the fall, and it was one of a few special end of year events that took place over the seniors’ final days.
Monday, March 9, 2020 was a half day at St. Louis U. High—the last day of classes in the third quarter. Deacon Allen Boedeker knew his time as a theology teacher at SLUH was nearing the end, but he had no idea it would be the last day of his 30-year career teaching in-person classes.
A decade at St. Louis U. High comes to a close this May for math teacher Dan Schuler, who will be departing both SLUH and St. Louis to return to his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
St. Louis U. High’s 51st Cashbah was unlike any of the previous 50. With COVID-19 threatening the St. Louis area, SLUH put its usual dinner party and live auction plans on the bench for the year and instead hosted a virtual event that ran on April 3 and 4 which raised over $1,000,000.
SLUHsers Comic Strip
The Editors of the 85th edition of the Prep News.
A few members of the Prep News staff share their experiences during this COVID-19 quarantine.
In a time where new forms of entertainment seem to be wearing thin, senior Logan Florida has found ways to keep himself busy. The future School of the Art Institute of Chicago student has kept himself immersed in the crafts that he is so passionate about—painting and design—by means of a sticker company and a large watercolor painting, all while continuing to juggle the final weeks of school work at St. Louis U. High.
The world of college admissions has not been exempt from the chaos of the past six weeks. This year’s admissions season is shaping up to be like no other as colleges and universities scramble to create experiences that feel as normal as possible in an otherwise chaotic time.
Class of 2020 College Decisions, Listed by College
This year's award winners.
For baseball players and other spring sport athletes, this unprecedented time in history comes with a new set of challenges due to the loss of a full season—their culminating season to prepare for the next level.
For some St. Louis U. High teachers, the radical shift in teaching has dismantled many pre-planned lessons and has forced educators to find new ways to teach interactive disciplines, like dance, lab science, and conversational language, through a screen.
The current junior and senior classes elected rising seniors John Browdy as Student Body President and James Brunts as Student Body Vice President this past Wednesday.
Over the past few weeks, Campus Ministry has been working hard to cater to students' spiritual needs during quarantine.
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