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Revenge of the Jr. Bills; Water Polo captures its 23rd state title
Revenge of the Jr. Bills; Water Polo captures its 23rd state title
Andrew Hunt and Jake Fitzpatrick, Core Staff, Staff

After a blowout postseason run, the varsity water polo team returned the famed state title to the halls of St. Louis U. High for the 23rd time against Parkway Central on Wednesday. The 11-9 victory followed a devastating defeat to the same rivals last year, and saw the superpower teams battle back and forth to the bitter end, where the Jr. Bills solidified their statewide dominance over the sport of water polo.

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Class of 2024 dances one last time at prom
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No other dance at St. Louis U. High compares to Senior Prom, which took place last Friday. In their tuxedos, 223 seniors along with their dates sauntered into the Chase Park Plaza by 7:00.

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Box: DuMont and Isom-Mcall sign for D1 baseball

Senior Andrew DuMont (right) signed his letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Tennessee and Senior Charlie Isom-McCall (left) signed to play baseball at Lindenwood University. Photo I Courtesy of Scott Gilbert

 

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Class of 2024 dances one last time at prom

No other dance at St. Louis U. High compares to Senior Prom, which took place last Friday. In their tuxedos, 223 seniors along with their dates sauntered into the Chase Park Plaza by 7:00.

Time for something new: Deves to depart after nine years

What does it mean to be a St. Louis U. High faculty member? Is it the commitment to their students? Their dedication to clubs and organizations? Or is it just love of the school? Unfortunately the SLUH community is saying goodbye to a man who embodies all of these traits and more, Stephen Deves.

PACES ends successful year with music, food, and community

To the delight of many hungry students of St. Louis U. High and their families, the Parental Association for Cultural Enrichment at SLUH (PACES) held their year-end cookout last Tuesday in the Si Commons with a turnout of roughly 55 people.

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Satire: The 2024 AP Olympics
Daniel Neuner and Jake Fitzpatrick, Staff

When one thinks of the most thrilling time of the year to be a fan, they don’t think of March Madness, the Stanley Cup playoffs, or the Masters. They think of the AP Olympics. Scores. Grades. Futures. It’s all on the line, decided in three grueling hours of pen and paper, televised for spectators across the globe.

Counselors' Corner: Mental Health
Counseling Department

May is Mental Health Awareness month. Ever since its creation in 1949, the folks behind Mental Health Awareness month have sought to increase the awareness of mental illness in America and to decrease the stigma surrounding it. 

De Smet’s plan to have a middle school raises the possibility of SLUH doing the same.
Drew Figge and Micah Doherty, News Editor, Flex Editor

Over the past few decades, St. Louis U. High has grown significantly and will continue to grow. Could this growth be beyond just SLU High? Almost two months ago, De Smet Jesuit High School announced that they would begin a sixth, seventh, and eighth grade for the 2025-2026 school year. Will SLUH follow in De Smet’s footsteps and attempt to start a middle school as well? 

Sports

JV Spring sports recap

Editor's note: This is a collection of summaries for different JV teams during this most recent spring sports season.

Revenge of the Jr. Bills; Water Polo captures its 23rd state title

After a blowout postseason run, the varsity water polo team returned the famed state title to the halls of St. Louis U. High for the 23rd time against Parkway Central on Wednesday. The 11-9 victory followed a devastating defeat to the same rivals last year, and saw the superpower teams battle back and forth to the bitter end, where the Jr. Bills solidified their statewide dominance over the sport of water polo.

Districts Dub! SLUH Track qualifies for Sectionals in 11 events

The St. Louis U. High Track & Field team took on its first meet of the postseason, districts. It is the first step in the road to state, as the top four from districts in each event qualify for the sectional meet, then from there can qualify for state. A normal district meet would have taken one day, however this meet spanned over the course of three days with javelin unable to compete until Monday adding suspense for the entire team. Would they emerge victorious?

Inline's prosperous season comes to an end against Vianney

All good things must come to an end. Last Tuesday, the St. Louis U. High Inline Hocker team was knocked out of the playoffs by Vianney in an upset defeat. The Jr. Bills, the No. 2 seed, fell 7-4 to the seventh-seeded Griffins in an unfortunate first round playoff matchup. Prior to this game, the Jr. Bills had taken on Liberty and readily handled the Eagles, coming out on top with a 10-5 scoreline. 

Golf team falls short in districts; two sophomores place top ten in State

The golfers of St. Louis U. High took to the District Tournament at the Legends Golf Club, ultimately missing a team qualification by fewer than five strokes. However, sophomores Harrison Zipfel and Nick Vilela earned All District Honors, while freshman Parker Anderson also qualified as an individual for the State Tournament. 


 

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