On Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., families of St. Louis U. High were notified of a change to the school’s Covid response policy. Beginning on Monday, the school shifted from Condition 3 to Condition 2, signaling most notably that the school would move from masks required to masks recommended.
The halls of St. Louis U. High were abuzz with talk about a video circulating throughout the school this past Tuesday. Yet, the video was not of the newest Tik Tok trend or a viral video, but a news report from the news outlet KMOV that had aired on Monday’s 10 p.m. news.
Last Wednesday, Oct. 13, the senior class kicked up their feet and took time together to relax from their hectic school lives to enjoy a class fun day, while the freshman class had no classes and the sophomores and juniors took the PSAT.
Lights, 360 camera, action. After almost eighteen months of not having any dances, the Fall Ball has finally returned in an unusual fashion. On Saturday, Oct. 16, juniors and seniors sauntered down to the Drury Plaza for their dance, while the teacher lot was used for the freshman-sophomore dance. Underneath the cafe lights, cool 60 degree weather, students thoroughly enjoyed this legendary event.
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Last Sunday, the administration of St. Louis U. High announced a new change to their current Covid protocols, sparking much outrage among the students and faculty of SLUH.
SLUH’s Varsity Blue team lost a tough matchup against CBC Black this past week, losing the series 3-2 while struggling with controller issues.
Last week, I concluded reading the Great American Novel in my American Lit class: The Great Gatsby. Gatsby is a riveting novel commentating on the culture of American society in the 1920’s and while it was written almost a century ago, many of those central themes still resonate in our current culture today. One such theme is love and marriage.
Over the past 2 weeks the SLUH XC team traveled twice to Jefferson Barracks to run in both the MCC and Hancock Invitational, and brought back just as many team titles. Despite having to deal with sloppy conditions the Jr. Bills were still able to flex their incredible depth in both meets.
The magic is coming back at just the right time for SLUH Soccer. In the six games they’ve played since their heartbreaking loss to Chaminade, they’ve scored 28 goals and allowed just one: an unprecedented ratio, even by SLUH standards. Now, with 7 straight wins under their belt, the Jr. Bills (21-1-1) are gearing up for districts and preparing to make history in the process.
The last two games for SLUH football have been two very different experiences. After dealing a blowout two weeks ago against Vianney and suffering a tough loss against De Smet, the Jr. Bills sit at 4-3 and are preparing for the postseason.
Playing in the shadow of the nationally ranked varsity team, JV Soccer has managed to maintain an impressive record of 11-3-2 in the fall season. Led by Coach Tom McCarthy, the team has performed beyond many players' expectations.
The SLUH Freshman soccer team has many bright spots in a season filled with ups and downs, led by spirit and teamwork. The team is hovering just above .500 (11-9), coming off a valiant win against Chaminade last Wednesday. Leading scorer on the team, striker Nico Voijic, scored his 13th goal of the season, leading the Bills to a 1-0 win. Voijic credits his scoring success to his team’s hard work.
An often overlooked part of our masthead each week is a phrase that has become synonymous with the Prep News: “If Nothing Else, Value the Truth.” It may seem pretentious for a high school newspaper to be stressing the truth above all else, but it’s a standard we strive to live by. Even in our small(ish) SLUH community the difference between a true story and a ‘mostly’ true story can be significant. Take, for instance, the report of the first Covid case transmitted on campus last year. Accuracy on reporting that issue was important for students, faculty, and parents alike.
On Oct. 8, senior John Peretz went down to Lynn Creek near Lake of the Ozarks for a trapshooting competition, with nothing more than the clothes on his back and his browning citori 725. He came back to St. Louis U. High with a medal in his back pocket.
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“What did you do after Fall Ball?”
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Jack “had a catho-lit time” Figge
Nathan “I don’t know” Rich
Roarke “I caught the Brady” Unrau
Charlie “when is fall ball?” Bieg
Luke “cried about Ben” Duffy
Jackson “evaded the 5-O” Cooper
Louis “making curfew” Cornett
Jack “hit the gym” Rybak
Coby “got a good night’s sleep” Spratte
Alex “ate an entire cookie cake” Preusser
George “house tours” Henken
Mark “ate a slinger” Wappler
Jack “I like parties” Polansky
Andrew “ironed my suit” Hunt
Charles “partied with one arm” Turnell
Austin “solved quadratics” Wald
Lucas “did all the reporters’ reads” Hayden
Thomas “racquetball in my suit” Juergens
Micah “drank a 32 oz milkshake” Doherty
Michael “made crosswords” Baudendistel
Ben “cried about Luke” Croat
Drew “did not talk to my date” Figge
Theo “dunked’” Agniel
Alex “asked Jackson for psat answers” Deiters
Jude “made SLUHsers for the next 72 weeks” Reed
Will “returned my rented suit” Blaisdell
Mrs. Kathy “didn’t take photos” Chott
Dr. Brock “looked for Keegan” Kesterson
Mr. Stephen “listened to Taylor Swift” Deves
Steve “graded essays” Missey
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