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After a brief stint of being mask free, SLUH returns to Condition III
Jack Figge, Editor in Chief

On Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., families of St. Louis U. High were once again notified of a change to the school’s Covid response policy. Beginning on Monday, Oct. 25, the school would shift to Condition III, most notably signaling that the school would once again require all students and faculty members to wear masks while indoors.

SLUH steamrolls McCluer in record setting offensive showcase
  • Sports
Coby Spratte and Jack Rybak, Core Staff

St. Louis U. High wrapped up the 2021 regular season with a commanding 76-36 win against the McCluer Comets last Saturday. The game was an offensive spectacle as the Jr. Bills scored their most points in a single game since September 29, 1921 and featured the most combined points (112) scored in a single game in SLUH football history. 

Hallloween memories spark joy in hearts of students and faculty
  • Features
Luke Duffy and Alex Preusser, Web Editor, Core Staff

Whether it was watching the scariest movie that your parents would allow or trick-or-treating until your pillowcase was practically bursting with candy, Halloween is a time of rich memories for students and faculty alike. Since this school year’s theme is joy, the Prep News gathered stories from around Backer Memorial Campus to highlight the various joy-inspiring experiences of this beloved holiday.

SLUH’s annual Drive for the Homeless collects 500+ donations
  • News
Michael Baudendistel and Ben Croat, Staff, reporter

Campus Ministry has been hard at work promoting and running the annual Drive for the Homeless this past week. The junior pastoral team, with the help of Fr. Matthew Stewart, S.J., has taken hundreds of donations from all classes in an exciting competition format similar to the recent Food Drive.

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SLUH esports team takes down Lafayette
  • Sports

The Varsity White Rocket league team fell in a game five overtime loss to Lafayette High School in a heated matchup, eliminating them from playoff contention last Tuesday.

Swim snags John Buroughs Invitational; seniors shine against Chaminade
  • Sports

After four full years of fighting, the SLUH swimming elders have claimed victory in their final duel, and look to soon walk home from their last war in triumph. The squad dominated at the John Burroughs Invitational last Saturday, securing first place while leaving the second place team with a 196-point deficit. On Monday, the seniors got their last hurrah at the last dual meet of their high school careers, this time against Chaminade. The boys in blue blew the Red Devils away, winning 134-50. 

After a strong senior night win, players reflect on historic season
  • Sports

As the 2021 regular season enters the history books, players and fans alike can confidently say that it has been one of the greatest in the history of SLUH Soccer. With a total of 21 wins, 89 goals and 14 shutouts, this year’s Jr. Bill team boasts an incredible stat line. They now head into Districts confident they can make a deep run in the State Tournament.

Annual Mother-Son Mass raises appreciation for SLUH moms
  • News

Do you know who never gets enough praise? Moms. No matter how much is given, they always deserve more, and the students of St. Louis U. High had the opportunity this past Sunday to properly thank their moms for all of their hard work and love. 

Gibbons and Carruthers go to Houston for JSN conference
  • News

Eagle-eyed students may have noticed two high-profile faculty absences in the early days of last week: Principal Ian Gibbons, S.J., and President Alan Carruthers. The reason for their absence was a Jesuit Schools Network (JSN) conference in Houston, which allowed the principals and presidents of all 63 American Jesuit high schools to gather together for the first time ever.

Strategic Summit update: Grading Policy Committee
  • News

Grades are never far from the front of students' minds during the school year. Now, with the help of the Strategic Summit Grading Policy and Communication, SLUH is looking to update its grading policy for the first time in over 30 years. Led by committee chair Steve Missey and co-chair Mary Russo, the group also includes fine arts teacher Addie Akin, theology teacher Mike Lally, college counselor Kate Kindbom, and math teacher Nicholas Ehlman. The committee’s work involves creating a new grading policy that accuracy, fairness, and student motivation.

Talented students present their art in the J Wing art gallery
  • News

Have you been to the J-Wing art gallery recently? If so, you might have noticed the impressive work done by the St. Louis U. High Art Department.  The exhibit contains close to two dozen self portraits that exemplify a depth that pushes further than just the face.

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PN 86 Credits

“What is your Halloween costume?”


Editor in Chief

Jack “a young Mr. Missey” Figge



Nathan “ginga ninja” Rich


News Editor

Roarke “Big Papi” Unrau


Visual Editor

Charlie “a piece of art” Bieg


Web Editor

Luke “Carter J. Fortman” Duffy


Core Staff

Jackson “Alex Preusser” Cooper

Louis “Rudy” Cornett

Jack “Jenna Rae” Rybak

Coby “Scooby-Doo” Spratte

Alex “Jackson Cooper” Preusser

George “elastigirl” Henken 



Michael “my dad’s crosswords” Baudendistel

Mark “Jim Morrison” Wappler



Austin “Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson” Wald

Andrew “Loch Ness monster” Hunt

Lucas “Donkey Kong” Hayden

Ben “Devin Booker” Croat

Charles “healthy shoulder joint” Turnell

Daniel “a mallard” Tice

Thomas “A creeper (ah man)” Juergens

Micah “adenosine triphosphate” Doherty

Jack “the lizard king” Evans



Jude “leg lamp” Reed

Colin “Voldemort” Schuler

Alex “WebAssign login process” Deiters



Steve “Don Jon” Missey

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