The St. Louis U. High community celebrated the annual StuCo-led Mission Week this week, which aims to inspire the generosity of students and faculty each winter. This year’s beneficiary, The Little Bit Foundation—an organization that aims to promote education in under-privelaged communities—has received immense support from the SLUH community through a variety of different activities. Thanks to the pandemic and the block schedule, StuCo faced significant challenges involving times and locations for their events. With sports like basketball taking up the Field House after school and no activity period this year, StuCo had to be creative to plan events. However, the events of the week still continued as a testament to SLUH’s strong, generous spirit, and StuCo Co-Moderator Megan Menne was grateful for the continued student support.
The number of eligible bachelor and bachelorette faculty members has taken a dive the past few months as seemingly endless amounts of teachers get engaged . Among those who will be tying the knot in the near future are Theology Teacher Mike Lally, Science Teacher Bradley Mueller, and Campus Minister Julie Anderson.
“Time and tide wait for no man,” wrote English poet Geoffrey Chaucer. No matter how much one can hope that the insurmountable foe of time will halt in its tracks, time will always continue ticking. As pandemic life continues, time seems to hold even greater significance, as opportunities like grains of sand slip through one’s fingertips—there one day and then gone the next.
The Saint Louis U. High racquetball team won its 21st state title in the program's history this past Saturday. After winning a total of four out of the seven brackets, SLUH clinched the win with a total score of 545 points, topping both Lindbergh and Parkway West, who got second and third place respectively. “I think the team did very well,” exclaimed Coach Hoffman “we won most of our divisions and went to tiebreakers in many matches but luckily we were able to come out on top.”
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Few know the immigration story of Biology teacher Nhan Pham. It is a story that often goes unspoken in the halls of Saint Louis U. High. Only his students and close faculty members are even aware that he hails from Vietnam, and even fewer know that he and his family fled Vietnam as refugees due to political persecution. Hidden under his quiet and shy demeanour is the story of hardship and tragedy but also resilience and hope.
In February, the underclassmen St. Louis U. High basketball teams—B (sophomore)team, C-team blue, and C-team white—concluded their seasons. All three teams, despite the up and downs, had spurts of success this season, showing glimpses of a bright future of the SLUH basketball program.
If you were still wandering the halls of St. Louis U. High on the night of Feb. 25, you would have heard cheers and applause from five pumped up seniors and one incredible politics teacher roar from room M114. In the end, it all came down to Uzbekistan.
Mass hysteria has overcome St. Louis U. High as “The Mad Duckster” runs loose. Throughout the school year, an anonymous graffiti artist has defaced whiteboards with nearly identical duck drawings. The Prep News has uncovered the secrets of The Mad Duckster and his motives in drawing these creatures.
History has been made in the courtroom for St. Louis U. High. The SLUH Mock Trial team will be heading to the state competition in April to compete at the second highest level after garnering much success during their second preliminary trial two weeks ago. While it is a huge honor to qualify for the state trial, the success is especially punctuated by the rarity of the occasion.
I. Love. Shrimp. My favorite movie quote: Bubba’s shrimp monologue from Forrest Gump; my favorite seafood or pasta meal: Shrimp Scampi; my favorite characters from Happy Feet Two: Will and Bill the Krill (voiced by Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, respectively). When I was a toddler, there were two things my mother would feed me when I couldn’t eat anything else: blue cheese ... and shrimp (separately, of course … I hope).
After a long hiatus, I am back. I know, I know, it has been a while. However, it has also been a while since any fast food restaurant has released something interesting. That being said, if anyone has any suggestions I am all ears!
Last week, the Saint Louis U. High wrestling team competed in the Sectional tournament, the second leg of the postseason. Following success at Districts, where the team secured two #4 seeds, two #3 seeds, one #2 seed, and two #1 seeds, the Jr. Bills were eager for the chance to wrestle in the State Tournament in Independence, Missouri, during the second week of March.
The St. Louis U. High basketball team fended off Hazelwood Central in the Class 6, District 5 semifinals Tuesday, with a 41-38 win over the Hawks at the Danis Field House. After struggling early, SLUH battled back to maintain at least a one-possession lead for much of the game before a late push from Hazelwood Central threatened to send the game to overtime.
Originally started at Priory, the St. Louis Teens Aid Refugees Today organization has come to SLUH. START Inc is a non-profit charity organization founded by two teens at St. Louis Priory School—Adam Saleh and Luke Braby—to assist refugees living in the St. Louis area. The parent organization is Welcome Neighbor STL, which mainly assists refugee families with financial aid, moving in, and other hurdles that come with living in a new country.
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