News

English teacher David Callon is on sabbatical this semester to research and write a memoir about his childhood and his parents.

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Two Chinese exchange students arrived in St. Louis from the Nanjing Foreign Language School on Jan. 4 to begin their semester at St. Louis U. High. This year, the 22nd for the program, SLUH is hosting Li Yizhang and Li Ruiyi, who have adopted the names Lancer Li and Linda Li, respectively.

 

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St. Louis U. High students piled into a car after the third exam on Dec. 18, headed for snowy slopes in Dillon, Colo. The trip was moderated by Patrick Zarrick and Dave Earickson, father of freshman Nick Earickson.

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Annunziata

The mission of Annunziata Catholic school in Ladue is to give children of diverse backgrounds throughout St. Louis in first through eighth grades a quality education tailored specifically to every individual need. The school has attracted seniors Jack Gallagher, Mason Ryan, Austin McCollom, and Colin Voigt, who have elected to dedicate their time to those students as their Senior Project.

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Theology teacher Chris Keeven recently got the idea to change the color of his classroom, M115, from the standard beige to a more vibrant palette. After an okay from the Main Office, Keeven invited junior Sam Perry to help paint the room over two days during Christmas break. Perry extended the invitation to four other students: juniors Andrew Murphy, Jack Perryman, and Tim Tierney, who were all in class with Keeven.

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Sometimes photography is all about taking a different angle. That’s the goal of the newly-formed Artistic Photography Club, started by junior Derek Rieke.

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The St. Louis U. High chess team won its second match of the year, against St. Louis Metro, a team they hadn’t beat since 2011. The final score was 16-14.

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Senior Thomas Hogan took first place in St. Louis U. High’s ninth annual Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition on Tuesday with his recitation of “The Windhover” by Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.

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Principal John Moran sent an email to faculty and parents last week announcing that freshmen and sophomores will be required to have iPads for the 2015-16 school year, transitioning over the next few years to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program for juniors and seniors. Over the past week, the Prep News has talked to students and teachers to guage their reactions to the decision.

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Volume 79 Staff

Editor-in-Chief
Sam Fentress

News Editor
Jack Kiehl

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Marty Johnson
Kevin Murphy

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