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Class of 2024 dances one last time at prom
Drew Figge, News Editor

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.

Hannan bids farewell to SLUH after one year of ASC service
Jens Istvan, Core Staff

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2). With his heart open and his mind changed, ASC Kyle Hannan departs Saint Louis U. High after one year of service.

Time for something new: Deves to depart after nine years
Vincent Weinbauer, Sports Editor

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
Lucas Hayden and Theo Agniel, News Editor, Core Staff

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.

Staley departs after year of work in chemistry department
Micah Doherty and Aiden Erard, Flex Editor, Core Staff

After one year of teaching under the Alum Service Corps (ASC) program, volunteer Chris Staley is set to leave St. Louis U. High to pursue an education degree through the Billiken Teaching Corps at SLU.

Sophomores dance with dates and friends in SI Commons
Leo Hahn and Kane Luchun, Core Staff

The St. Louis U. High sophomore class filled the Si Commons with laughter, dancing and friendship last Friday night in their spring Sophomore Dance. Aside from the retreat earlier this spring, the sophomore dance has been one of the only exclusively sophomore events of the year.

Seniors let off end of year stress, host annual senior follies
Drew Figge, News Editor

Jokes, music, skits and more! The annual Senior Follies show managed to pack the house, inviting other students, parents, faculty and all in the St. Louis U. High community to enjoy the show performed entirely by seniors.  

Doc or Doctor? Schaeperkoetter earns doctorate degree in Catholic Educational Leadership
Hendrix Fyvie and Lincoln Shorley, reporters

Theology teacher Andrew Schaeperkoetter has recently earned his doctorate in Catholic Educational Leadership. Over the last two years, along with teaching theology here at St. Louis U. High, Schaeperkoetter spent his Saturdays in classes at St. Louis University and many nights working on homework and essays in the process of earning this degree. 

Choir and Dance program wows the audience in the annual spring concert
Jake Fitzpatrick and Madhavan Anbukumar, Staff, reporter

The St. Louis U. High Dance and Choir programs shined bright under the big lights in the culmination of a semester’s hard work on Sunday, May 5, celebrating the seniors' last hurrah and hopes for the choir and dance programs in the future.

SLUH “Pilliken” team wins WashU biomedical engineering competition
Andrew Hunt, Core Staff

Five members of the St. Louis U. High biomedical engineering (BME) team presented their winning pill dispenser design project, dubbed “The Pilliken,” last Monday at Washington University in St. Louis as part of the WashU Biomedical Engineering Competition (BMEC). 

Asian Student Alliance celebrates AAPI month with food trucks and multi-language prayers
Aiden Erard and Madhavan Ambukumar, Core Staff, reporter

What has boba tea, trivia, and poke bowls? You got it: the St. Louis U. High Asian Student Alliance celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage month. The ASA hosted a variety of events last week that intrigued the SLUH community in many ways.  Moderators biology teacher Nhan Pham and Spanish teacher Myriam Aliste helped plan out the week and make it a huge success. 

SLUH hosts annual Clavius Jamboree to get middle schoolers interested in STEM
Patrick Byrne and Hendrix Fyvie, Core Staff, reporter

Hundreds of middle school students, armed with Lego robots, came together last Saturday in the Danis Field House to compete in a series of robot obstacle courses. This annual event, known as the Clavius Jamboree—was the culmination of months of work by both the students and St. Louis U. High volunteers. 

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