Today—Thursday, February 17, 2022, almost two years since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic—students will not be greeted by the stark appearance of masks covering their fellow classmates’ faces, but the joyous, unmasked smiles of students reveling in the administration's decision to move to Condition II.
Faculty members gathered on campus on Monday morning for an update on progress made by the five Strategic Summit subcommittees. The Graduation Requirements, Grade Level Guides, and Schedule and Calendar committees all presented their proposed changes, while the Grading Communication and Faculty Formation committees gave brief updates on their progress.
STUCO sent out an email to the student body last Saturday saying there was no better way to spend a Saturday night than to attend the SLUH vs. Francis Howell hockey game. Those who instead spent the night moshing at their fellow Jr. Bills’ rock concert, though, would have to disagree.
Increases in tuition are no new occurrence, announced annually in order to respond to fluctuations in our nation’s economy. Following increases in the previous two years of 2.86 percent and 3.89 percent, the tuition for next academic year will be increased by 5.61 percent, or $1050, which will put the tuition at $19,750. In addition, financial aid will also be increased.
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The rec room used to be a lot different from what it is now. Alongside the pool and ping pong tables there used to be metal hoops that lined the walls, utilized for a sport from days long ago: wall ball. Wall ball, which used to be the biggest thing at SLUH, was a game that everyone played when they had a few minutes of free time. But eventually the popular pastime had to go when one student almost lost his finger playing.
Trucks on fire and failed senior skip days. Take a dive into the the hallway discussions of St. Louis U. High.
The St. Louis U. High basketball team suffered a crushing defeat last Friday night at Chaminade, falling 60-48 to the Red Devils, and they dropped their following contest at CBC 64-45.
After over two weeks of waiting, St. Louis U. High’s varsity hockey team took to the ice for a two-game series this past weekend against the Francis Howell Vikings in the quarterfinal round of the Challenge Cup. The second-seeded Jr. Bills wasted no time dispatching the Vikings, who were utterly dominated in both games as SLUH clinched a semifinal berth for the first time since winning the Cup in 2019.
When the SLUH Wrestling team stepped up to the mats at Northwest High School for the District Tournament last weekend, they had no idea of the brutal adversity they would face. For two straight days, the Jr. Bills fought relentlessly against tough competition, sustaining several injuries and ultimately ending their season in heartbreaking fashion.
After a pair of easy victories over Lindbergh and Lafayette, the St. Louis U. High racquetball team aimed to close out the regular season on a high note against Parkway West last Friday and Kirkwood on Tuesday. Over the two sets of matches, the varsity squad posted eleven wins and three losses.
It’s a tale as old as time. Each year, SLUH students gather together to watch the big game, just like millions of other Americans. The play calls are scrutinized, the commercials are ranked, and the halftime show is either thoroughly enjoyed or berated for not living up to the hype. Overall, the night is fun, except for one thing: the looming threat of a Monday morning at school. Jr. Bills dread few things more than school.
Recently a new face has been seen around the halls of SLUH. Sarah Ritchie is a senior at Saint Louis University studying theology and education. For her final semester in college, Ritchie is working with Rob Garavalgia in his theology classes as a teaching assistant.
Members of SLUH’s administration and Global Ed program, along with representatives from Jesuit schools all over the Central Province, convened at the annual High School Leadership Group meetings in Kansas City at Rockhurst High School last weekend.
For several years now, Jesuits in St. Louis have been working to tell a story that was buried in the past. This story is not a pretty one, and reveals a dark part of St. Louis U. High’s history, but it needs to be told. This is the story of the reconciliation and history of the school’s slaveholding past.
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Jack “Not Stuco” Figge
Nathan “the handsome QB” Rich
Roarke “The Palo Alto Campanile is bad” Unrau
Charlie “hats” Bieg
Luke “Jenna Rae” Duffy
Jackson “The Washington Redskins” Cooper
Louis “Stan Kroenke” Cornett
Alex “the makers of Taylordle” Preusser
Coby “Money” Spratte
George “I just hope everyone has fun” Henken
Michael “The crossword club” Baudendistel
Ben “my beautiful gf” Croat
Micah “Angus MacMorrow” Doherty
Peter “The JV cross country team” James
Thomas “The SLUH Racquetball team” Juergens
Austin “my jump shot” Wald
Mark “the St. Louis Rams” Wappler
Will “The Ballerinas of Sudan” Blaisdell
Leo “Ellen Degeneres” Smith
Bill “Steve and Alex” Albus
Charlie “Charlie Doherty” Dougherty
Jack “Snow White” Evans
Drew “The Kirkwood cross country team” Figge
Andrew “the St. Louis Rowing Team” Hunt
Brody “the Billikens” Nester
Charles “Kanye West” Turnell
Vincent “The Roman Catholic Empire” Weinbauer
Charlie “Patrick Mahomes :(” Vonderheid
Alex “Not Eminem” Nance
Mrs. Kathy “Dmitri Mendeleev” Chott
Steve “Joe Christmas” Missey
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