Disaster struck last Wednesday when Roosevelt High School canceled the football game scheduled for Friday night, putting the Running of the Bills tradition in jeopardy. Through some skillful reorganization and last-minute adjustments, the Class of 2025 was initiated into the St. Louis U. High community, becoming the first class to participate in Running of the Bills at a soccer game since the event became a freshman tradition.
Freshman Sean Powers walked into his homeroom where he was enthusiastically greeted by his senior advisor Dan Becvar. English teacher Chuck Hussung casually prepared for his first period class in J128. Athletic Director Dick Wehner stopped Social Studies teacher Tom McCarthy in senior hallway for a quick chat. And like always, St. Louis U. High’s president Fr. Paul Sheridan S.J. arrived at his office early in the morning to get a jump start on the day. September 11, 2001 seemed like any other normal day, until it wasn’t.
When planes crashed into the twin towers in New York on September 11, 2001, the explosion echoed throughout the country. However, the students walking the halls of Saint Louis U. High today are a new, post-9/11 generation of kids who only know of the terrorist attacks from secondhand accounts. While they weren’t alive to witness the devastating moment in history, SLUH students still feel the effects of September 11th twenty years later.
Following the attacks of 9/11, the current Editor in Chief Andrew Ivers wrote a commentary about his personal experience from the day. This is the original commentary published on the front page of Prep News Volume 66 Issue 3, almost 20 years ago to the day.
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Having donned new armor, the St. Louis U. High swim team went to battle for the first time this season against Francis Howell Central last Friday. The Jr. Bills' unrelenting ferocity in the water allowed them to conquer their opponent in dominant fashion, 150-25.
SLUH cross country kicked off their season last Saturday at the rain-soaked Granite City Invitational, on a day where the roster’s extraordinary wealth of talent was put on full display.
SLUH Soccer is rolling right now. After scoring 10 goals in their past two games, head coach Bob O’Connell’s varsity squad is an entertaining team to watch. Back to back wins have the Jr. Bills sitting at 3-0-1 after four games.
St. Louis U. High students participated last month in the Junior 500, a race hosted by the Gateway Kartplex at the World Wide Technologies Raceway. The Junior 500 is an annual event where students from the St. Louis region race go karts built by a local company and learn about the science behind their karts.
Justin Danzy never imagined that he would be teaching high school English. In college, he thought that he would pursue a career in the business world. Yet this year he joined the St. Louis U. High English Department to teach three sections of freshman English and the Shakespeare senior elective course.
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Jack “@itsbrookebierhaus” Rybak
Jackson “John Brown” Cooper
Peter “William Howard Taft” James
Coby “Yadi” Spratte
George “Kerri Walsh Jennings” Henken
Alex “Lil Nas X” Preusser
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Thomas “Dwight Schrute” Juergens
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Nick “Colonel…” Sanders
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