In their first game of the year, St. Louis U. High’s football team lost 40-24 to St. Mary’s in a game where personal fouls and flags flew like 747’s, and a significant injury to SLUH’s new transfer Derrick Baker really hurt the team’s versatility.
Editor’s note: On April 16, Food Service Supervisor Kathy Hylla’s husband John died from COVID-19 in his nursing home. Prep News Editor in Chief Carter Fortman sat down with Hylla to discuss the impact the virus had on her and her family and to discuss her grieving.
As the 2019-20 school year continues, very few things remain untouched by the pandemic. Many events have had to be changed or even canceled for the students and faculties safety. Following this trend, parent-teacher conferences are going to be changed. This year, parents will not come to campus for conferences, but, like their sons, will have to meet teachers over Zoom.
Last March, the world was caught off guard by the rapid succession of events catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes were cancelled, businesses temporarily closed, and millions quarantined in their home to wait out the pandemic. Like many schools in the area, Saint Louis U. High was forced to adapt.
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In its over 200-year history, St. Louis U. High and its faculty have never faced a task as daunting, as challenging, and as stressful, than facing all of the schedule format changes that were implemented at the beginning of the school year.
All teachers are struggling in some way to adjust to the new block schedule and hyflex model that SLUH instituted at the beginning of the 2020 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some struggle with the block schedule, others with how to fill class time, while some struggle with the new technology.
he St. Louis U. High cross country team raced two laps of a 1.5 mile loop in hot and uncomfortable weather last Wednesday. Despite the weather, the program successfully defended its long tradition of victory at the annual Metro Catholic Conference meet, earning both team and individual first place titles at every level of the meet.
The St. Louis U High swim and dive team coasted to another victory, taking down Fort Zumwalt West and Liberty in a tri-meet last Tuesday at St. Peter’s RecPlex. The Jr. Bills broke open the lead early and never looked back, earning 160 points to second place Fort Zumwalt West’s 92.
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The Jr. Bills beat the Vianney Griffins in PK’s last Thursday night, then beat a physical Webster Groves team, 2-1. Vianny was the first MCC rival SLUH has faced this year.
The current sanitizing system, which consists of a spray for desks and a pump bottle for hands, has proven problematic for the bacteria of SLU High, who tend to occupy the hands and desks of the teenage boys that simply wet their hands in the bathroom and call it a day.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed and complicated so many things this year, and the college admissions process is no exception. Colleges are working to make applying more accessible, whether that be through providing more information online or streamlining the application process. SLUH has provided more opportunities for students to demonstrate their academic success by weighting GPAs and hosting the ACT.
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Noah “cool hat guy” Apprill-Sokol
Jacob “live long” Sprock
Sam “jk guys, I” Tarter
Luke “imposter” Altier
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Nathan “cash money” Rich
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Luke “cameraman” Duffy
Jack “EJ” Ryback
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Charlie “the giant” Bieg
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Kathy “periodic table” Chott
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