As is the long-standing tradition for St. Louis Catholic high schools, the SLUH Admissions Committee sent out high school acceptance letters to over 300 area middle school students last Friday. The prospective students’ long journey to becoming Jr. Bills, filled with Shadow@SLUH visits, family interviews, placement tests, and more, finally culminated with them receiving two official acceptance letters—one physical copy in the mail and one that could be accessed online—and the coveted yard signs which spanned 64 zip codes in the greater St. Louis area.
Fortnite. Among Us. Retro bowl. Many video games have dominated the attention of St. Louis U. High students in recent years. But none have required as much intellectual skill and critical thinking as Wordle, which has flooded into the halls of SLUH over the last few months.
The halls of St. Louis U. High were abuzz with discussion on Monday and Tuesday over whether the administration would call a snow day on Wednesday due to the forecast of inclement weather. The debate was settled on Tuesday afternoon when Assistant Principal for Student Life Brock Kesterson announced that campus would be closed Wednesday and Thursday, and students would not be required to attend online classes.
The choice between Irish Lit and Shakespeare is a difficult one, and now it’s time to make that decision as students begin to pick their courses for next year. As class scheduling options for current sophomores and juniors start to open up, a slightly different approach will be taken to ensure that the process goes smoothly and easily. New Assistant Principal for Academics Kevin Foy is moving the signups to an online form to increase efficiency and accuracy.
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Senior Michael Yemm will be continuing his volleyball career next year at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis. He announced the commitment last August after exploring his options. Carthage, a small liberal arts school, has a lot of upsides for Yemm, including its impressive location on the water and team culture.
Senior Baker Pashea announced his intention to commit to Dartmouth University to run cross country and track on Oct. 31.
The Jr. Bills were out tiger hunting in their most recent quad meet. This past Tuesday, Festus hosted St. James, Orchard Farms, and the Bills for a quad meet and no one was prepared for the SLUH onslaught. Two of the three teams that SLUH faced that night had tiger mascots, which quickly became a rallying cry for the Jr. Bills as they took to the mats.
After a fun and exciting doubles tournament, racquetball wasted no time getting back to work with a busy schedule last week. On Jan. 28, they played Lafayette for the first time this year and three days later, they had a rematch against Lindbergh. SLUH did not lose a single match in the two contests, going 12-0 in match play last week.
The basketball team wrapped up its slate of January games this past week with two MCC games in two days. The Jr. Billikens (14-4) split the pair, losing 71-55 to CBC but then rebounding with a 63-54 win over the Vianney Griffins.
There are three things in life that are certain: death, taxes, and students loving snow days. Students from everywhere have their differences, but they bond together over their mutual love for these days off. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, students had their wish come true and got to experience their first real snow days in a long time.
After the brief two-day snow break, it was time to get back down to business, but on Zoom. While some students embraced the idea of a little extra sleep and not having to make the morning commute, the day brought some flashbacks of Zoom classes in the height of the pandemic.
Chess—the game of patience, strategy, and skill. A timeless classic. And for a group of Jr. Bills, their livelihood, as the SLUH chess team closed out their regular season and prepare for their playoff quest.
Around the Hallways includes snippets that were not quite newsworthy but important to get across to our readers.
St. Louis U. High students are known for their intelligence, and last Saturday, a group of Jr. Bills were able to showcase their brains when the SLUH Scholar Bowl team squared up against tough opponents in the Parkway Patriot Tournament.
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Nathan “mourned Ellen” Rich
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Charlie “did not sleep” Bieg
Luke “counterprotested Jack” Duffy
Jackson “3 am facetimes” Cooper
Louis “didn’t write any articles” Cornett
Jack “riflery” Rybak
Alex “also 3 am facetimes” Preusser
Coby “hit dingers” Spratte
George “watched Elastigirl compilations” Henken
Michael “crossword lessons from dad” Bau-
Ben “watched Devin Booker highlight reels”
Micah “had a sick middle name” Doherty
Thomas “acted like a total Tybalt” Juergens
Mark “watched Braveheart” Wappler
Will “volleyball practice” Blaisdell
Leo “hung out with my cousin” Smith
Theo “watched Olympic curling ” Agniel
Bill “finished my article on time” Albus
Patrick “100% of my schoolwork” Busch
Jack “ran for public office” Evans
Drew “transferred” Figge
Andrew “frolicked” Hunt
Joe “sub-4 mile” LaBarge
Alex “wrestled” Nance
Will “snow angels” Riggan
Charlie “made maple syrup” Vonderheid
Austin “round of golf ” Wald
Vincent “learned Swahili” Weinbauer
Nick “drained some threes” Witcher
Alex “congratulated my sister on Nerinx
Jude “embarked on adventures” Reed
Mrs. Kathy “looked at my periodic table” Chott
Steve “enjoyed the Hamlet-esque weather” Missey
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