Updated Senior Advisor role concludes following semester of bonding
By Leo Hahn, Core Staff

In the end, it’s the beginning that counts. For many freshmen, the familiar faces of their Senior Advisors will soon be gone as Saint Louis U. High’s first semester ends. This marks the end of the line for the many seniors who worked endlessly from the beginning of the summer to now on building a connection with their group of six freshmen. 

SLUH finds new ways to celebrate Advent amidst the chaos of exams
By Drew Figge and Patrick Byrne, News Editor, Staff

Hope, peace, joy, and love. Amidst the chaotic preparation for the Christmas season as well as the frantic work leading up to exams, St. Louis U. High has stepped back to focus on helping students appreciate the importance of Advent.

The pen is mightier than the sword: students participate in National Novel Writing Month with the help of Scarpino
Micah Doherty, Flex Editor

Over the course of November, students at St. Louis U. High have been able to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) thanks to English teacher Andrea Scarpino. For the month, Scarpino opened up room M206 during Activity Periods for any interested students to have a place to write and work on their own creative works of literature.

Advisories celebrate gratitude before Thanksgiving with first school-wide letter writing activity
Leo Hahn and Max Marnatti, Core Staff, reporter

Time marches on, especially in the life of a busy St. Louis U. High student, which can make it difficult to take the time to count your blessings. However, the last Advisory period before Thanksgiving break saw the entire school participate in exercises that focused on gratitude and included a chance for students to write letters expressing their gratitude to family members, friends, and teachers and coaches. 

Principal Stewart joins other Jesuit school principals at JSN conference; discusses issues like A.I.
Lucas Hayden, News Editor

Principal Matthew Stewart, S.J. spent the first part of Thanksgiving week attending the Jesuit Schools Network (JSN) Principals Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference, which took place from Monday, Nov. 21 through Thanksgiving morning, hosted principals from nearly every Jesuit school in North America, and served to help get new principals situated, encouraging dialogue between schools, especially about an increasingly prevalent issue: AI. 

A bite of the Big Apple! Choir takes pre-Thanksgiving trip to New York
Thomas Juergens and Patrick Byrne, Core Staff, Staff

New York, New York, it’s a heck of a town! And just before Thanksgiving, the St. Louis U. High choir got a chance to experience the wonders of New York, singing at various locations. The choir took a three-day trip to the city, where they sang in the choir at several big churches and caroled as they walked through the streets.

Order in the court: SLUH MOYAG has a record breaking year in all three branches
Grayson Stevenson, Micah Doherty, Flex Editors

St. Louis U. High students ventured by both car and bus to attend the annual YMCA Missouri Youth and Government conference last Thursday in Jefferson City. The group was divided between the Legislative, Judicial, and newly added Media branches to introduce and pass legislation, debate appellate cases and publish digital content from the three day convention.

Roll call! Dauphin players conclude successful weekend productions of Hairspray
Andrew Hunt, Core Staff

Big, blonde, and beautiful: the Dauphin Players of St. Louis U. High put on the colorful musical Hairspray for four shows last weekend, one of the biggest and most technical performances the Schulte Theater has held in years, with an important message about the power of love and diversity.

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