Satire: Wait?!?…There Are Benefits to Procrastinating?
Jacob Nolan and Marshall Prost, reporters

Studies show that 9/10 teachers at St. Louis U. High agree that you should avoid procrastinating your school work. But, the question remains, who is that one teacher that just plain doesn't care about their student's work ethic?  Sources have revealed this man to be none other than Timothy O’Neil. 

 Students and faculty fire up with New Year’s Resolutions of hard work, focus
Andrew Hunt, Core Staff

2024: the year of the grind.

  Less social media. More sleep. Better grades. As some of Gen Z begins to embrace the concepts of self-care and routine nationwide, the St. Louis U. High community—young and old—seems eager to use their New Year’s resolutions as a way to catch on.

On all fronts: SLUH students reflect on Israel-Hamas conflict
Grayson Stevenson, Flex Editor

On Oct. 8, Israel declared war against the terrorist group Hamas, primarily located in Palestine. As military tensions continue to rise, with attacks and protests against Israelis reaching New York City, St. Louis U. High students have been able to reflect on the personal impact that the conflict has had as well as the impact it has had on the broader Jewish community.

Alum Tony Adams '17 shines in NFL, sits down with Prep News
Vincent Weinbauer, Sports Editor

I had the privilege of meeting with New York Jets safety Tony Adams ’17 last night after he spoke to the varsity football team at their weekly Thursday night meeting. Adams made the 53-man roster for the Jets last year, but this year he has solidified himself as a key member of the team. 

Steve Snodgrass '65 reflects on time exonerating wrongfully convicted murder
Grayson Stevenson, Core Staff

Steve Snodgrass ’65 recently published his book, The Murder of Angela Mischelle Lawless, highlighting his time working on the exoneration of Josh Kezer in a controversial trial. Snodgrass’s efforts to free Kezer underscores his lifelong devotion to repairing the criminal justice system.

One Class, Four Schedules: Seniors reflect on high school career full of change
Alex Preusser and Lucas Hayden, News Editor, Core Staff

St. Louis U. High has been hard at work to adapt their schedule to the needs of the school community since the pandemic first began. Four iterations have passed since the start of the pandemic, with each one lasting a year. This means the Class of 2023 has experienced a different schedule for each of their years at SLUH.

Commits Corner:  Garret Shearer and Louis Kertz
Daniel Tice, Core Staff

On September 20th, 2022 senior Garrett Shearer announced his commitment to play Division I baseball at Northwestern University. 

Shearer, like most young athletes, grew up playing all the sports imaginable. From basketball to football to baseball, Shearer tried it all. While he found some success on the hardwood as the JV captain his sophomore year, his future was always on the baseball diamond. 

Checkmate! Online Chess takes over student body
Micah Doherty and Otto Reitenbach, Core Staff, Staff

St. Louis U. High has seen a surge in popularity of a classic game: chess. One of the key factors behind the growing popularity of chess at SLUH is its widespread accessibility. Chess has become easily available online and, unlike many online games, is allowed on the SLUH Wi-Fi. Moreover, the game now can be played at different levels, allowing players of varying skill levels to enjoy the game and compete against each other. 

Commits Corner: Parker Guthrie
By Daniel Tice, Core Staff

This fall, senior Parker Guthrie announced his commitment to play Division III baseball at Washington University in St. Louis. 

Women’s History Month: Toussaint competes in power lifting
Alex Preusser, News Editor

There is no shortage of  displays of strength at St. Louis U. High as hundreds of student athletes step on the court and field to start their spring sports. This month, however, we celebrate the success and strength of women in the SLUH community for Women’s History Month. Modern and Classical Languages Department chair Kate Toussaint, though she doesn’t flaunt it, is an incredible model of strength and determination through her involvement with competitive powerlifting.

Commits Corner: Danny Campbell
By Daniel Tice, Core Staff

Senior Danny Campbell's commitment to play Division 1 Lacrosse at Hobart College, and the years of hard work that brought him there.

Commits Corner: Brooklyn Hollander
By Austin Wald, Sports Editor

Prep News explores the illustrious volleyball career of senior Brooklyn Hollander, as he commits to play Division III at Wittenberg University this fall.

Students, faculty reflect on year of war in Ukraine
By Jackson Cooper, News Editor

Twelve months ago today, Russia invaded Ukraine, beginning what has since become one of Europe’s most brutal wars since World War II. Over the last year, St. Louis U. High has seen the impacts of the crisis firsthand, with the invasion dealing blows to Global Ed’s Russian program and allowing students to serve Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

More than a day off? SLUH history lovers discuss Presidents Day
By Luke Duffy and Chandler Brozovich, Editor in Chief, reporter

Mr. President, leader of the free world, Commander in Chief: these are just some of the many titles given to the President of the United States. From 32 days in office to over 12 years, the Presidents have cemented their legacies in history and are honored every year on Presidents Day. For most at St. Louis U. High, Feb. 20 is just another day off, but some in the building challenge us to look further.

A Fond Farewell: Past and present editors recall memories from old PN office
The PN 87 Editorial Board and PN Editor Emeritus Association

This week marks the first issue of the Prep News to be produced in the brand-new Claude Heithaus, SJ Media Center. With this move comes overwhelming sadness, as it means that J220—home to the paper’s office for over two decades—is rendered vacant. The PN moved to the J-wing some time in the late 1990s, and countless memories were forged in the space, which we hope to suggest below, as current and former editors reflect on some of their most notable moments in the PN room.

To many at St. Louis U. High, the Prep News room is one which is seldom visited, if ever at all. It sits on the second floor of the J Wing, an area typically reserved only for art students, lost freshmen, or recipients of an official SLUH tour. For the 20 or so staffers of the paper at any given time, though, it was an effective second home, serving equally important duties of home to production nights and go-to AP/free period hangout spot. It can be said with utmost certainty that the PN room was unlike any other on campus. Its walls were adorned with two decades’ worth of memes, inside jokes, funny posters, and a parade of Indiana University certificates, which were always certain to spark questioning from any first-time visitor. Complete with three couches, a conference table, and several slow-though-functioning Mac desktops, there was no better place to do (or more likely, procrastinate) homework.

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