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The St. Louis U. High Robobills took great strides in a comeback at the FIRST Robotics Competition at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday, March 21.

 

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Construction on Oakland Avenue during spring break resulted in the change of one of the street’s two lanes into a bike lane, which has helped create a safer passage for bikers on the thoroughfare but has also left many students worried about increased traffic delays.

 

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Forty-eight students in the symphonic, orchestra, and jazz bands, along with band teacher Jeff Pottinger, English teacher Tim Curdt, and some parents, loaded a bus and traveled to New York City to participate in the World Strides Heritage New York City Music Festival on Saturday, March 14.

 

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When President David Laughlin spoke at the Imagining 18 closing convocation on Feb. 20, endowment growth was one of the main areas of strategic direction for SLUH as it enters its third century of existence. The goal is to raise SLUH’s endowment by $27 million by 2018, according to a pamphlet given to attendees of the convocation, with a focus on maintaining the school’s commitment to needs-blind admission and financial assistance.

 

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St. Louis U. High students and teachers spent last week hurling dodgeballs, shaving heads, and reading poetry all for a good cause—the 5th annual STUCO-sponsored Mission Week. According to STUCO moderator Kate Toussaint, the school raised nearly $20,000 without the help of the annual Mission Week mixer, which was canceled because of inclement weather.

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In order to generate donations from more recent St. Louis U. High classes, Associate Director of Annual Giving John Penilla, ’99, created a program called February Frenzy, where the alumni from the classes of 1990 through 2010 would have one week to gift a certain amount to the SLUH community.

 

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Math teacher and Assistant Principal Tom Becvar received the 2015 M. Cathlin Casey Award for Teaching Excellence—which is the highest honor for a teacher in the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program—at the annual 1818 Award and Appreciation Dinner Tuesday.

 

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The Jesuits aren’t the only ones getting a new home next to St. Louis U. High’s community garden. In an effort to generate awareness and participation in the SLUH garden, the Sustainability Club is accepting student-made designs for an eco-friendly bird bath for the garden.

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The St. Louis U. High RoboBills, seeking to give back to the community with recently-awarded grant money, hosted a workshop for teachers and principals of local grade schools in the robotics room on Sat., Feb. 28 as the most recent stage in their effort to introduce technology programs to students in area schools.

 

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Volume 79 Staff

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