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Welcome back! Inperson classes resume after virtual week
Jack Figge, Editor in Chief

As you know if you are reading this article somewhere on the Backer campus today, St. Louis U. High students will once again return to Oakland Avenue to resume in-person learning after a brief three-day stint of attending classes via Zoom last week.

“I’m too sexy”: teachers wow at annual Teacher Karaoke
  • News
Alex Preusser and Charles Turnell, Core Staff, reporter

Sometimes, in the midst of exam week preparations and stress, all you need is an opportunity to kick back, relax, throw out some dollar bills, and watch your favorite economics teacher’s cover of “I’m Too Sexy.”

A Grande start to the year: seniors begin their advocacy projects
  • News
Mark Wappler and Ben Croat, Staff

After a chaotic morning filled with the scent of hot coffee and the sounds of unwanted alarm clocks, the senior class congregated in the Si Commons last Monday morning to kick off their anticipated Grande Project. After many months of preparation and contemplation, the seniors officially began their three-week-long endeavor to complete their social justice action research project. Being guided and sent off with the wise words of Fr. Tom Greene, SJ, the seniors finished off their first week of the project through virtual and asynchronous assignments while hearing from a number of special guests along the way.

Poll: How does SLUH feel about Omicron , virtual week?
  • News
Luke Duffy, Web Editor

Just over one week ago, on Dec. 31, marked two years since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in Wuhan, China. In early 2020, many speculated about how long the pandemic would directly impact our lives. Some said it would all be over once there was a vaccine; others argued it wouldn’t end until herd immunity was reached. Whatever the expectations were, the emergence of the Omicron variant has had an unprecedented effect on the world and on the St. Louis U. High community.

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Scharff commits to swim at Wisconsin next year
  • Sports

After becoming a two-time All Metro Swimmer of the Year, amassing 7 State meet gold medals, 3 State trophies, and cementing himself in infamy on the record board, senior Cooper Scharff will be continuing his swimming conquest at the University of Wisconsin next year. For Scharff, the transition to college athletics is the next stepping stone towards his ultimate goal of Olympic trials. 

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Going into Christmas break, St. Louis U. High’s varsity hockey team prepared to enter a difficult stretch of games that was primed to define their season regardless of results. Five matchups against four teams in the top half of the Mid States Club Hockey standings awaited the Jr. Bills, who looked to build off of a strong start to the season that featured just one loss and one tie. 

New year, new me: time for resolutions
  • Features

The clock strikes twelve, the ball drops, and people around the world celebrate another trip around the sun. Thus closing out the year 2021 and beginning 2022, a year full of possibility. For many, the new year is a time to reflect, and to try and improve, or make a resolution for the new year. A New Year's resolution can be anything from trying to go to the gym at least once a week to buying new socks. Whatever it may be, New Year’s resolutions are made, but often not followed through, by many. 

Virtual week aimed to act as a buffer to prevent spike in cases
  • News

The St. Louis U. High community was greeted by an unexpected email from Principal Ian Gibbons, SJ on Friday, Dec. 31 announcing that SLUH would be going virtual for at least the week following Christmas break. This virtual switch resulted in students receiving the day off on Monday and Tuesday and attending class from the comfort of their own homes over Zoom Wednesday through Friday. 

1540 List to showcase alumni who are making impact after graduating
  • News

The values of Jesuit Education are central to life at St. Louis U. High: students are frequently reminded to be men for others, taught to work toward the Grad at Grad, and trained to be their best selves throughout high school and beyond. To recognize the impact of young SLUH alums trying to live out these ideals, the Advancement Office conceived of the 1540 List to recognize 15 alumni under the age of 40 who have made a difference in their communities. 

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PN 86.15 Credits

What Covid-19 symptom are you experiencing right now?


Editor in Chief

Jack “a love life” Figge



Nathan “looking super hot” Rich


News Editor

Roarke “fatal loss of motivation to do grande project” Unrau


Visual Editor

Charlie “forgetting which day christmas is” Bieg


Web Editor

Luke “conservatism” Duffy


Unofficial Junior Sports Editor

Jackson “metal bar back in chest” Cooper


Core Staff

Michael “prefers word searches over crosswords” Baudendistel

Louis “inability to complete PN work” Cornett

George “elastigirl syndrome” Henken

Alex “feeling left out” Preusser

Jack “heartbreak” Rybak

Coby “unable to speak french” Spratte 



Ben “sudden change in hair color” Croat

Micah “JULIUS” Doherty

Thomas “extreme fingernail growth” Juergens

Mark “need to watch Narcos” Wappler



Bill “everything tastes like cheesecake” Albus

Jack “loss of guitar skill” Evans

Lucas “loss of limb”‘ Hayden

Andrew “experiences pain walking on tiptoes” Hunt

Alex “ability to bench press 500 pounds” Nance

Charles “shoulder pain” Turnell



Alex “can’t stop eating carrots” Deiters

Will “overstimulation to color” Blaisdell



Mrs. Kathy “periodic table” Chott



Steve “lethargy” Missey

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