Volume 78, Issue 18
St. Louis University High School | Thursday, February 13, 2014
Luck be a lady: Guys and Dolls opens fast-paced four-day run
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DICE ROLL: The cast of Guys and Dolls gathers for a song. The play, which opens this Thursday and stars seniors Tom Fields and Sam Krausz, follows two gamblers who find love in New York. BY Jack Sinay and Matt Godar REPORTERS
he fast, rollercoaster world of gambling meshed with a trip to Cuba will take the stage during this weekend’s production of Guys and Dolls in the Schulte Theater tonight, Friday, Saturday, and twice on Sunday. The story follows two rampant gamblers, Sky Masterson (played by senior Tom Fields) and Nathan Detroit (played by senior Sam Krausz), who find love in New York—or Runyonland, as it’s called in the musical— and each takes his own path toward happily-ever-after. For Detroit, it begins with a shoo-in bet on a horse and a 14-year overdue wedding ceremony with his fiancée, Miss Adelaide (played by Visitation junior Abigail Isom). However, with no money, he makes a bet with Masterson. In the bet, Sky would win by travelling with an anti-gambler known as Sarah Brown (played by Nerinx Hall senior Berklea Going) to Havana, Cuba. The musical focuses on the relationships of Detroit
and Masterson, who, according to Fields, are “polar opposites”. “It’s really the story of why people do certain things when they fall in love,” Fields said. Director Joe Schulte, who has directed Guys and Dolls a total of seven times (five at SLUH, two at The Muny), explained that the most trouble he had was trying to make the play seem fresh. “Well, it needs to be fresh for me so that the audience and actors can feel the freshness,” said Schulte. “The other difficulty is that these are comic characters, and not to make them stereotypes, it is very hard to find a reality with them.” Fields said, “Sky is kind of this cool, smooth guy, and I’ve got to find that within myself and what I’ve discovered is that there’s a lot more to Sky than that.” For this task, Schulte has advised certain members of the cast to read the published material of Damon Runyon, the writer of the short story which the musical was based upon. These stories, which
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Follow the leader: Chinese program Twitter, two years later celebrates Near-abandoned by freshmen, 50 years Facebook lives as senior legacy BY Jacob Hilmes FEATURES EDITOR
efore any Jr. Bills traveled to the sister city of Nanjing, or the freshman hallway filled with early-year chirps of “Ni Hao,” Andrew Chang taught St. Louis U. High’s first Chinese class in the 1963-64 school year. The class eventually influenced its students far beyond their expectations, some unknowingly following a path that would lead them to future careers, experiences, and spouses. “Deciding to be one of the first students in the Chinese program at SLUH really set me on a life path that I could not possibly have imagined back in 1964,” said Tom Spies, ’65, in an email to the Prep News. Initiated as a collection of junior and senior transfers, the class was comprised of honors students that had
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Beatlemania 50 years ago last Sunday, The Beatles broke into the American scene with an appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. Noah Weber writes about how we relate to music now. Page 7 Sports
Shortcomings, high hopes Despite a disappointing end of the season, hockey’s skilled young players give the coaches high hopes for the future of SLUH hockey. Page 9
BY Jack Kiehl CORE STAFF
Campus Ministry & Jesuit Identity
and what is believed to be an up and coming site may show BY Sam Fentress n two years, a social net- to have gained little popular- CORE STAFF working site can go from ity. Two years ago, the Prep the height of its popularity to News surveyed St. Louis U. “ hat do we need to do being virtually unused as it is High students on their Twitto model faith formareplaced by a newer and dif- ter usage, and found that ap- tion?” ferent form of social media continued on page 8 That’s one broad question asked by the Campus Ministry/Jesuit Identity group, one of the six committees that makes up the Imagining 18 visioning process. The group has spent its two meetings looking for ways to Applicant numbers, which often model St. Louis U. High as an fluctuate, decline from 351 last year example for the “intellectual, moral and spiritual growth of … scholars while emphasizBY Keith Thomas Two hundred sixty four ing social justice and the value CORE STAFF of the accepted 286 students of becoming ‘men for others,’” wo hundred eighty six came from Missouri, while as stated on the Imagining letters were sent to eighth 21 students reside in Illinois. 18 website. The group is cograders last weekend to notify One student who was accept- chaired by campus minister them of their acceptance into ed came from a state that was Nick Ehlman and John Wunthe St. Louis U. High class of not Missouri or Illinois. In all, derlich, ’66. 2018. students hailed from 68 dif“We have this goal for
Of 323, 286 accepted into class of 2018
Tercentennial Tomorrow is St. Louis’s 250th anniversary. From the archives: see how the Prep News reported on the city’s bicentennial, in 1964. Page 5 Opinion
Letter The Counseling Department has submitted a letter to the SLUH community about how to identify and react to signs of suicide in light of the recent death of a DeSmet senior. Page 3
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Valentine’s Day Read about Jacob Hilmes’s interview with a man who found love in the Prep News office more than 60 years ago. Page 4 Sports
Par for the course SLUH grad Tom O’Toole ’75 was recently elected president of the United States Golf Association. Stephen Lumetta discovered what this position will require of him and how he got there. Page 5
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INDEX P.2 RECHARGE musicians Mission Apparel Campus Ministry Survey P.3 Letter Speech meet Final Chess Meet P.4 Chinese feature Bicentennial (archives) P.5 Valentine’s Interview Alum runs USGA P.6,7,8 p.1 continued P.9 Racquetball Basketball Hockey Wrestling P.10 p.9 continued P.11 Underclassmen Sports
Prep News Volume 78, Issue 18
February 13, 2014
Group will RECHARGE Campus Ministry sorts through survey results with musical worship
BY Scotty REPORTER
reaching the Word of God through music— that’s what junior and RECHARGE worship leader Scott Nguyen had in mind when he formed the Recharge group last year. Originally a segment of the Pastoral Team, RECHARGE developed into something more when Nguyen and the other members— juniors Isaac Martel, Drew Koetting, Sam Gerbic, Nick Doerr, Rick Garner, Nathan Price, and Andrew Fix—decided that working within the confines of the Mass was too limiting. So, during the beginning of 2013, they formed RECHARGE. “I describe (RECHARGE) as a music ministry,” said Nguyen. “I’ve always had a love for singing songs to Christ; I’m a youth worship leader up at my parish, St. Norbert. So I prayed about it.” Nguyen said that through his prayer, God led him to the drafting of Martel, Koetting, Gerbic, Doerr, Garner, Price, and Fix. Of the name RECHARGE, Nguyen said, “that word just randomly popped into my head. But the beautiful thing about it is that our mission statement and core values about worshipping God comes from it.” According to Nguyen, the name stands for:
BY Leo Heinz CORE STAFF
Reliving the Story Experiencing the Journey with Him Changed by Grace Humbled by Mercy Adore the King Revived by Love Glorifying Him through song Encountering Christ “Even though we are what you’d call a ‘worship band,’ the thing that is kind of separates us from other bands is that even though we want to sound our very best and appear our very best, we are in truth,” said Nguyen. “Trying extremely hard to fade out and let God take center stage and do what He will and to let others and ourselves just be in His presence and have their own personal encounter with Him.” Last March, RECHARGE led their first big night of worship, called “Give us Rest,” at St. Norbert in Florissant. Over the summer, they led worship at Southside Youth Ministry. Nguyen has become the official Saturday evening worship leader at St. Norbert, and the rest of the team joins him frequently. The group has also worked on a Luke 18 retreat, and done several other small jobs. The next big RECHARGE event is on Feb. 22, and is called “Let the Future Begin.” It will be located at St. Mary Magdalene at 7:00 p.m.
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t. Louis U. High’s Campus Ministry Department has begun processing the feedback from a fall survey of faculty and students regarding various programs and events. The survey featured questions about three main categories: liturgy and prayer, retreats, and service. The majority of the total questions consisted of rating various events and programs on a scale of one to five. “Because there hadn’t been anything like this in a long time, I think one of our objectives was to get a sense of how people feel about the things we do, such a big part of life here at SLUH,” said campus minister Meg Beugg. “We wanted to see what was working well, what we could improve, and to hear from the types of people that we normally wouldn’t hear from.” The survey also included 15 free response questions, a chance to explain the ratings. In terms of common themes on the survey, Campus Ministry chair Nick Ehlman hesitated to comment on specific programs since many people commented negatively and positively on the same program or event. One overarching theme
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minister Shane Monaghan, who wrote the survey. “That’s definitely the next step: taking what we’ve found and beginning conversations.” Ehlman hopes to have these conversations before the end of the year. The free written responses added context and explanation to the ratings of various events and programs. Students were given a ten-to 15-minute window in theology class to complete the survey. With close to 1,000 people partaking in the survey, scanning and sorting the free responses has been a large task. Math teacher and statistics guru Craig Hannick has used software called FileMaker Pro to create a layout in which individual responses to the whole survey can be seen. Beugg said that it’s helpful to look at the survey results on the individual basis since patterns can be seen or a more coherent understanding of the person’s feedback can be drawn. By sorting the free-written responses of the 924 students and 38 faculty members, Ehlman hopes to share the responses with various faculty members who are involved in campus ministry programs such as freshman service, senior project, and the retreats. That way, meet-
ings can occur in smaller focus groups to discuss possible changes to these programs for next school year and beyond. After finalizing discussions about November’s survey, Campus Ministry hopes to implement some possible changes next year. Smaller changes to masses or prayer services could be implemented as soon as next school year. Changes to retreats will take a longer process to discuss and plan. “I think next year would be kind of a working year to plan what we could do next, and then hopefully implementation the following year,” said Anzalone on possible changes to the retreat program. The survey will be used as a starting point for other feedback means to come. With the November survey taking place before both Senior Project and several retreats, Ehlman mentioned that he could see the timing of future surveys being moved to the early spring or the end of the year to better accommodate people’s reactions to events and programs. Ehlman said ideas for gathering instant feedback after retreats has also been talked about in the past.
Some mission week apparel will be U.S.-made BY Connor REPORTER
Ehlman noted was the level of student involvement in campus ministry, which Ehlman attributed to the advent of grade-level pastoral teams. He also noted the mostly positive responses about retreats, masses, and service programs. Campus minister Simonie Anzalone said that there were several comments expressing that retreats have improved over the past few years. “One of the overwhelming responses was that students just felt so overwhelmed with school and other activities that they felt like they couldn’t miss three days,” said Anzalone. “That’s something we’re definitely going to explore with the administration to figure out how we can somehow manage to prioritize the retreat for students.” People heavily criticized sophomore retreat, though it didn’t come as a surprise to Anzalone, who has been aware of complaints against the retreat before. “It’s an ongoing process for us to figure out what’s going to work for the sophomore year,” said Anzalone. “Based on what we saw from the results, the next step is to talk to each one of the teachers who is involved with the programs,” said campus
tudent Council released its Mission Week apparel design this week, which will feature a modified St. Louis flag and a number of fair trade choices. “The thought process was that we’ve been doing the same design for a couple years now, and it was time to switch it up,” said junior STUCO member Sam Sextro who designed the logo. “I started with the Saint Louis flag and switched the red in the flag with Carolina blue that fits the school better.” STUCO focused on ordering the clothing from manufacturers who placed an emphasis on fair trade apparel.
“We had a conversation about how we could make a compromise that moves towards fair trade apparel but still keeps in mind that we are still trying to raise money for Mission Week” said STUCO moderator and theology teacher Danielle Harrison. Representatives from Pax Christi, the Sustainability Committee, and STUCO met to discuss a middle ground between fair trade and profit. “We ended up with the sweatshirt and t-shirts being American made, (but) the sweatpants and shorts are not guaranteed American made,” said Harrison. “Also, we made sure that whether or not certain items are fair trade or not is clearly stated
on the order form.” “Fair trade made in the U.S.A. is a fairly new concept, and the companies are not far enough along to offer competitive prices and quality products,” said Sextro. “We decided that the fair trade sweatpants were too expensive, and much less money would be raised for the mission.” “We are definitely moving toward a full fair trade,” said Harrison. “And I think as more and more companies get their products out there, we will move to full fair trade. I think it’s important; it’s where the school is moving toward as well.” The process began in November with a STUCO meeting discussing the plan-
ning of this year’s Mission Week, scheduled for Feb. 24-28. A subcommittee for designing the apparel was chosen at that meeting. The underclassmen in STUCO spent January planning for Mission Week. “Although there wasn’t much work to do, we stepped up and let the seniors focus on their projects so they didn’t have to worry about STUCO planning,” said Sextro. “I will say that the American Apparel sweatpants were just too tight,” said Harrison. “So it would’ve been very inappropriate, I believe, for us to be wearing those.”
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As seen from the faculty parking lot, the snow covered football field is unusbale for the time being.
From left to right: the Mission Week sweatshirt, long sleeve t-shirt, short sleeve t-shirt, athletic shorts, and sweatpants. The first three are guaranteed U.S. made.
February 13, 2014
Couseling Department offers help in wake of suicide To the editor: As you have heard, a senior at DeSmet took his life last weekend. Some of you may have known this young man or may know someone who is hurting because of his death. The Counseling Department would like to extend an open invitation to anyone who may be affected by his death. It is very normal to experience emotional and physical side effects because of such an event. You may not be experiencing the effects now; it may be weeks from now, but it is very normal. Please see your counselor if you want to talk. As we pray for the DeSmet community, we also want to take the opportunity to educate the SLUH community about suicide. There are many warning signs, both behavioral and verbal, that may indicate that a person needs help. Behavioral clues may include giving possessions away, not eating or sleeping, self-mutilation, obsession with guns and/or knives, risky and/or rebellious behavior (i.e. reckless driving, trying to beat the train at RR crossings, etc.), preoccupation with death/violence, withdrawal from family and friends, violent actions, loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable, drug
and/or alcohol abuse, and unusual neglect of personal appearance. Verbal clues may include phrases such as “I shouldn’t be here,” “I’m going to run away,” “I wish I were dead,” “I want to escape,” or “Life’s not worth the effort.” While it is normal to feel sad or down at times, recurring sadness or a plan of hurting yourself is very serious and needs immediate attention. If you are ever feeling suicidal, please talk to someone. Tell a friend, talk to a parent, coach, teacher, or priest or call KUTO at (314) 644-KUTO (5886) or Life Crisis Services at (314) 647HELP (4357), which is available 24 hours a day. Take care of each other. If your friend has told you he or she is suicidal, please tell an adult immediately. You can save a life. If you have questions or would like more information on suicide prevention, please stop by the Counseling Department.
Father’s Club Upcoming Events
The Father’s Club will be holding Father/Son Rec Night on Monday, Feb. 17 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. No RSVP is necessary. Events include dodgeball and a 3-point basketball competition. The Father’s Club will also be holding a Father/Son Service Project from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 29 at the Lift for Life Gym project and Saturday, April 12 at the Most Holy Trinity project.
Volume 78, Issue 18
BY Daniel Lally and Dan Walsh REPORTERS
he St. Louis U. High speech team competed Sunday at Cor Jesu and learned which of its members are advancing to the finals, which are a little more than a week from today. Team moderator Kathryn Whitaker is pleased with how they performed, especially because they missed a lot of practice time due to inclement weather. After last week’s meet, SLUH has a speaker going to finals in almost every category, which includes genres such as Radio Broadcasting, Duet Acting, and Poetry. Senior Jacob Wobbe will be performing in the finals of Prose, in which one picks an excerpt from a book from a list of authors and reads it within an eight minute time
period, at finals. Wobbe said, “(I was) kind of nervous right before I presented my speech.” Because Wobbe’s category is mainly about the style of the reading as well as the choice of words, he said he is anxious that he might “fumble all of my words together, but I just take a deep breath and talk slowly.” Senior Michael Schimmele has a similar experience during his performance of a prose piece. But he said he has learned to conquer this feeling. “I work hard at relating the concept of the speech to my own experiences, which helps me understand the meaning. And when I understand what the words mean, I can more easily pass on that idea to the audience, including the judges,” said Schimmele.
Although Schimmele performed a prose piece at the preliminary meets, he will not be performing one at finals. However, he will be performing a duet, an excerpt from “Master Harold”...and the boys, with senior Kevin Harris. In this scene, Schimmele will be playing Hally, a teenage white male in South Africa sometime during the apartheid period. His partner, Harris, will act as Sam, a middle-aged black employee at Hally’s family’s business. In the duet, they must act out the complex relationship between the characters. Schimmele said, “The most important thing of this scene is to have a connection with my partner, which comes with a lot of preparation. If you understand your partner as well as the character he is portraying, then you should be able to communi-
cate with the audience with greater clarity. If you do this well, then you should do well in the meet.” The speech team has only competed in two meets, having missed one due to inclement weather. They still have managed, incredibly, to make it to finals next week. Finals will take place on Feb. 23 at Ursuline Academy. SLUH is currently in second place, only one point behind St. Joseph’s Academy. Senior Tom Fields said that the team took a risk by not going to its second meet. The SpeechBills had to get all their points in what would have been the third meet. Schimmele and Whitaker said that they have a very good chance of winning the finals this year.
Checkmate: Chess falls to Vianney Close match closes out season BY Sam Chechik REPORTER
he ChessBills had their last match of the season on Tuesday against Vianney in the Ignatian Conference Room, losing a close match, 16-14. Senior Alvaro Gudiswitz won on board one while senior John Esswein lost on board two. Freshman Will Kelly won on board three while junior Lewis Kelley lost on board four. Sopho-
more Michael Brennan lost on board five, filling in for Sergio Goodwin. “I was just doing my work grant up in the art wing, and a senior walked in and said, ‘Hey, who knows how to play chess in here? We are short a player.’ I had a little bit of free time after wrapping up work grant so I said, ‘Sure, I’ll play,’” said Brennan on how he ended up playing on fifth board for the match.
Brennan also said that he enjoyed the match, and that he thought that it was a close game and that he played pretty well compared to the Vianney player. “Sergio didn’t get the email, so him not coming might have cost us the match since the match started early,” said Gudiswitz. “I honestly think that the last match was fun because we knew Vianney’s coach, and he’s a cool guy.
We had a good time, and Alvaro and John had their last match since they are seniors,” said Kelly. Gudiswitz played quite well according to Kelly, and so did Esswein, ending their SLUH chess careers on a good note. “The guy I was playing made one little mistake, and then I jumped on it. I didn’t see anyone else’s matches because I was the last, like always,” said Gudiswitz.
Photo | Patrick Enderle
Photo | Patrick Enderle
Freshman Will Kelly studies the board at Tuesday’s run in with Vianney. Sophomore Michael Brennan at Tuesday’s match against Vianney
Speech team members move on to finals
The Counseling Department Dennis Dougan Ken McKenna Mary Michalski Dave Mouldon Nina See
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February 13, 2014
Fifty years later, members of SLUH’s first Chinese class look back (continued from page 1)
dropped their current foreign language in favor of Chinese. (See last week’s article, Volume 78, Issue 17.) Reasons for taking the course varied from curiosity to college requirements. “Well, it was new and different,” said John Mundwiller, ’65. “And the thing was, I had taken three years of Latin and two years of Greek, and really didn’t have any conversations in foreign languages with people. So I thought that rather than studying the classics, it was time to do something that may benefit what’s going on in the modern world rather than in the classic languages.” Even in the early ’60s, Chinese was emerging in American education as a modern foreign language, and Mundwiller’s deduction reflects that of current SLUH students, both in interest and later confusion. “When you got to the Chinese characters, it was a lot of different squiggly lines that initially you look at and say ‘My gosh, what is this,’” said Mundwiller. Another student of ’65 and friend of Mundwiller, John Kovarik enrolled for more pressing reasons. Kovarik explained that the pressure hit because of a college application for Georgetown University. While navigating through the application’s wordy demands for publications and leadership, he found that his high-Honors lifestyle and Latin commitment missed the mark. “I went to Principal Gerald Sheahan and said, ‘All I can do is fill in my name and the date on this program. Let me show how good I really am to Georgetown.’” Once in the program, students engaged in classroom routines similar to today’s curriculum, such as memorization of characters, translation, and conversation. Mundwiller recalls a meeting between SLUH’s Chinese class and Nerinx Hall’s also
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Clockwise from top right: Thomas Spies, Mr. Andrew Chang. John Mundwiller, John Kovarik
Andrew Chang, SLUH’s first Chinese teacher.
newborn program, though any attempt to maintain Chinese conversation quickly dwindled. Kovarik and Spies quickly fell in love with the language and became immersed in Chinese beyond SLUH. Kovarik was fascinated by the accessibility of the ancient, almost unchanging language. “In contrast, when we study the history of English, we have to learn new spelling and new words before we can even begin to read 14th century Chaucerian English of 600 years ago. But a student of Chinese can read books two and three times as old with only a basic introduction to ancient literary Chinese grammar,” said Kovarik. “Thus, all of Chinese literature is open to any willing student—from antiquity to the present.” While Mundwiller dropped his study of Chinese after graduation, Spies and Kovarik continued their studies. “So, I went along with Mr. Chang’s suggestion and
applied for a National Defense Foreign Language (NDFL) Fellowship to attend a ten-week intensive program at Washington University the summer after graduation,” said Spies. “Somewhat to my surprise, I got one of the fellowships and spent the summer studying Chinese.” For their freshman year of college, both students took on the full-course load of St. Louis University, while also driving to Washington University five days a week for a third-year Chinese course. “I decided that commuting between the two schools didn’t make sense, so for my sophomore year I transferred to Wash U. full-time,” said Spies. Spies decided to make Asian Studies his major, requiring him to choose a second language. He chose Japanese, resulting in a second NDFL summer program, where Spies also met the student he would remain married to for more than 44 years. Spies’s plan to graduate from the University of Arizona and Kovarik’s from
the University of Wisconsin Madison both were interrupted when the men were drafted into the Vietnam War. Spies spent an almost three-year stint in Korea, while Kovarik’s overseas assignment landed him in intelligence work in Vietnam, which Kovarik explained generally consisted of translating and transcribing. “Chinese characters provide a whole different way of expression, of communicating and using pictures,” said Kovarik. “It was like solving puzzles.” While in Vietnam, Kovarik was offered a job in the Foreign Language department in the military—an offer he recalls as coming across as “We’ll pay you real nice.” Though he refused, Kovarik would later find himself working for the U.S. government as a civilian. He received a Master’s degree in Chinese language, literature, and linguistics from the University of Wisconsin in 1969. “I worked over 40 years for the U.S. Department of Defense serving as a Chinese Language Analyst in a variety
Love, found in the Prep News office married. Sometime in mid-September of 2013, Features Editor Jacob Hilmes made a phone call to Harold Erbs, ’50, for an interview regarding Along the Corridors (see Volume 78, issue 7). Erbs gave an overall informative and pleasant interview. However, before Hilmes could bring the interview to a close, Erbs turned quiet and mysterious. He shared the story of how he met his wife, St. Joseph’s Academy sophomore Marilyn Metcalf, through the magic of journalistic integrity. The following is a transcription of Erbs’ story. Well, would you want to
know a secret?
A girl’s view of the perIn my mind, the boy’s fect boy. eye view of the perfect girl was her, and if you were here She came to St. Louis U. and saw a picture of her, what High to see the Principal, who she looked like when she was at that time was Father Mau- fifteen years old, you’d underrice Backren. He brought her stand why I’d form that opinto me. He walked into the Prep ion. News at about four o’clock one day and said, “Here’s a young Just be careful, you never lady from St. Joseph’s Acade- know what these girls are my and she asked to interview gonna do to catch you! Six you. I would appreciate if you years of chasing! would take care of her and then walk her to the bus stop when you’re finished.” At about five o’clock I walked her to the bus stop Did you write that down? and six years later we got
I’ve been married sixty years on February 6th of this year. My introduction to my wife, who was a student reporter for St. Joseph’s Academy. She decided that that’s a girl’s school and we’re a boy’s school, and for whatever reason, she didn’t want to go to CBC. But she decided that the girls would like to know more about the SLUH boys. And so she decided to write an article for her newspaper on the “Girl’s eye view of the perfect boy.”
of positions,” said Kovarik. “Along the way I learned computer programing and studied Computational Linguistics at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Cognitive Science as well as at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.” In 2003, Kovarik was awarded the Exceptional Civilian Service Award and in 2005, he earned the title Senior Language Technology Authority and was promoted to U.S. government senior ranks as a Defense Intelligence Senior Leader on the basis of his technical skills. “Working in that position as a Computational Linguist, I researched and developed new computer applications to assist language analysis in Chinese and other languages,” said Kovarik. Kovarik retired in 2009. As for Spies, after earning a Master’s in Japanese at the University of Arizona, he was hired by the National Security Agency as a Japanese language analyst. “I had a wonderful, chal-
lenging, and rewarding 35plus year career there (only a portion of which was spent as a language analyst) before retiring six years ago,” said Spies. Mundwiller, dropping his Chinese after SLUH, found work at McDonnell Douglas after graduating from the now-Missouri University of Science and Technology. Mundwiller worked for over 20 years with computer technology, and continues to work with computer technology and fantasy sports. “Now, they work for the government—they couldn’t really tell me what they did, so I guess it was one of those secretive organizations—but we took that class, and that class was the start of their careers in life, and now they’re both retired,” said Mundwiller. “So it was a great move on the part of St. Louis U. High, at least in their eyes, in their career, but the fact that is been going on for 50 years is another banner on the people in charge of picking classes back then in 1964.”
FEATURES Prep News Volume 78, Issue 18 Tom O’Toole, ‘75, now president of US Golf Association February 13, 2014
BY Stephen NEWS EDITOR
om O’Toole, Jr., ’75, father of freshman Zach O’Toole, took over as the 63rd president of the United States Golf Association (USGA) on Saturday at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in North Carolina. The USGA runs the U.S. Open and several other golf tournaments and helps set and administer the rules of golf around the world. O’Toole will be splitting his time between his USGA duties and his law practice. “I would probably spend about 50 percent of my time being president of the USGA, which would include … a lot of corporate and governance type duties that go along with the dignitary ones, so you
kind of have to balance both,” said O’Toole. O’Toole, who played tennis, hockey, and football, but never golf, while at St. Louis U. High, golfed recreationally as a kid. He became more serious about golf when he started caddying for Jim Holtgrieve in the mid-1970’s. Holtgrieve became a very good amateur, and O’Toole caddied in a U.S. Open, two Masters tournaments, and several U.S. Amateur Championships up until the early 1980’s. Later, O’Toole officiated at golf tournaments. He has served as a rules official at every U.S. Open since 1990. In 2008, O’Toole was named to the executive committee of the USGA. He
served as chairman of the championship committee from 2010-’14. The committee was responsible for organizing all of the USGA’s championship tournaments, including the U.S. Open. O’Toole served four years in the position instead of the normal two. “That’s because I spent my life running golf tournaments,” said O’Toole. In addition to running the USGA’s tournaments and overseeing general governing of the game, O’Toole said he wants his term as president to be used to ensure that the game of golf overall is healthy. “I don’t think our responsibility is to grow the game, but we need to make
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sure that the game has a solid nucleus so that those people who are responsible for growing it ... have the best opportunity, the best product to allow it to grow,” said O’Toole. O’Toole said that golf needs to be more welcoming, and he wants to improve access to it. “(Access) means making the game more welcoming. And that means (a) diverse set of constituents: minorities, juniors, women, and golfers with disability. Those are things that we’ll really have to focus in on,” said O’Toole. O’Toole already has experience helping to expand access to golf. In 1991, he started the St. Louis Metropolitan Amateur Golf Championship. It was the first
local championship which specifically allowed players to compete against each other without regard to race or socioeconomic background. A year later, he started the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association (MAGA), the first organization in St. Louis that allowed public courses to become members. According to O’ Toole, making sure that a diverse set of constituents has access to golf is important to the game’s health. “If we’re not going to be concerned with the game’s health, then we’re not going to have a game to govern. So if we are really leaders in the game, we must be concerned about the sustainability piece too,” said O’Toole.
There was one question that still had to be asked: what was O’Toole’s favorite golf course? Pine Valley Golf Club, which has been ranked the best golf course by Golf Magazine for the last 15 years, was a good one, according to O’Toole. “Do you like steak every night for dinner or sometimes do you like chicken? There’s a variety of intrigue and interest in golf courses, and I have many favorites. But if I had to play one last round of golf in my life: Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida,” said O’Toole.
Phone-A-Bill photo | Leo Heinz
omorrow is the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city of St. Louis. Fifty years ago was the bicentennial, which was marked by this article from February 17, 1964.
Two days ago, February 15, marked the 200th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis. It was only 200 years and two days ago that Pierre Laclede crossed over the Missouri River and landed on the spot where this thriving metropolis now exists. Since the days of Laclede’s threebuilding trading settlement, St. Louis has expanded into a sprawling 75 sq. mile industrial site and business center; and even in the age of suburbia, St. Louis is still “home” to 800,000 people. Last Saturday commenced the many celebrations commemorating this historic milestone, and soon to be completed is St. Louis and everyone’s favorite birthday present, the Gateway Arch. But amid all these city-
wide festivities, on a more personal level, checking into St. Louis’s history it was found that this very high school had quite a role in the development of this city. After all, this institution has grown side by side with St. Louis for nearly the last 150 years. This school had its beginning in 1818 when Bishop Du Bourg opened a Latin School for boys known as St. Louis Academy. Two years
he Prep News once approached Valentine’s day with a multi-page extravaganza. Here is some artwork, a legacy of those issues.
later, it moved from its Third and Market Street location to Second Street between Walnut and Market Streets and besides this location change in 1820, it was also dignified with the name of College. Through 1829, the date the Jesuits assumed control, to 1887, what is now St. Louis University and what is now this high school were actually one school demanding six years of combined second-
ary and collegiate instruction. From 1888 on, the high school aspect of St. Louis College became more sharply defined. The early 1900’s gave St. Louis a clear-cut secondary educational institution very similar to today’s high school preparing its students mainly for college. 1924 gave the high school its present location and name, thanks of Sophomore Alex Wang calls a future freshman from the class of course to a generous gift from 2018 yesterday. Freshman orientation is next Tuesday, Feb. 18. Mrs. Anna F. Backer.
Cheesy Pancakes photo | Leo Heinz
Art teacher extraordinaire crafts his delicacy, cheesy pancakes, as a farewell to his freshman Fine Arts Survey classes one third through the semester. The treat: expertly-made miniature pancakes layered with delectable cheese. Why does the Prep News publish so many pictures of him making these? Is it his constantly sunny disposition? A hope that a few more of the golden flapjacks might be steered our way? Or is the fact that it takes (count ‘em) five steps to reach his room from the photography office?
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Luck be a lady: Dauphin players open four-day run of Guys and Dolls (continued from page 1)
feature similar characters who live on the edge of society, provided background for the actors and actresses. Fields was one of the actors advised to read Runyon. He cited specifically how The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown helped him understand his character: “It really made him go from a 2D guy and what you see on stage to a person who has a backstory and character.” The book also helped Fields understand some of Masterson’s quirks in the play, such as how he never wears a watch or only owns two suits. One of the most well known productions of Guys and Dolls features Nathan Lane (better known as the voice of Timon in The Lion King) as Nathan Detroit. Krausz, who portrays Detroit in this production, has tried to focus on the character and not just the way Lane portrayed him. “That’s kind of the trend. Everyone tries to be Nathan Lane nowadays with their character, and I made sure to not do that,” said Krausz. In the production, Detroit is one of the main co-
medic characters, but Krausz thinks that one of the best parts of the production is finding the middle ground between comedy and Detroit’s humanity. “It’s fun to laugh at all the misfortunes that happen to him in the story, until it reaches a point where you really have to feel for him, said Krausz. “It’s been fun trying to balance the part that’s comedic and where he actually has a heart.” The dance numbers, choreographed by dance teacher Simonie Anzalone, are also aimed to impress. Fields said, “They tell a story, they’re not just the standard step, touch, thing— they really put their best foot forward.” Both Krausz and Fields agreed that the production has an all-star cast, full of people who can perform at a high level. “Everywhere you turn you’ve got another amazing voice, another amazing dancer, another amazing actor. It’s a stacked cast that you couldn’t find at any other high school,” said Krausz. “Everyone pushes each other so hard. It’s just incred-
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Seniors Peter Salsich, Michael Mimlitz and John Lauer grasp their fedoras in a scene from Guys and Dolls, which opens Thursday.
ible,” said Fields. Of course, the on-stage talent are not the only people making this production happen, as behind the scenes is also crucial to the show. Although there are no special sets needed in the production, the show does take full
Imagining 18 group spotlight: Campus Ministry & Jesuit Identity (continued from page 1)
Imagining 18 that’s about being a model institution in academic excellence and in faith formation for the nation and for the world,” said Ehlman. “In particular, our area would be more the faith formation.” The group has started with several broad, openended questions about Jesuit identity and campus ministry and is working towards being able to discuss concrete ways of implementing the “core values” the group agrees on. From there, Ehlman says, the group can begin to discuss specific ways the school could reflect said values, either through curriculum or school programs. Among core values raised: “being men and women for and with others”, “finding God in all things”, “having a personal relationship with Christ”, and “having a commitment to the other person.” Wunderlich said the main focus of the committee is finding ways SLUH can increase its curriculum and image as a spiritually-enriching institution, by using these values. “The challenge for our
group is to try to envision some goals, and at some point, some action plans to get us where a student who comes to SLUH and that student’s parents would have an expectation not only that their son would graduate in four years very well-prepared academically, but would be formed spiritually way beyond what (the student) could have been somewhere else,” said Wunderlich. There are several SLUH faculty members on the committee, including theology teachers Danielle Harrison, Allen Boedeker, Ralph Houlihan, S.J., as well as campus minister Meg Beugg and math teacher Craig Hannick. There are roughly 20 members on the committee, including Ehlman and Wunderlich. The group has been earnest in making sure to “funnel” the conversation—to start with broad ideas and move slowly towards specific ways of implementation, although it has been a bit of a struggle, according to Ehlman. “We’re jumping back and forth, we’re talking up
here, and then someone will mention something real specific, and we’ll say, ‘Ooh, that’s good—hang onto that, we’re not there yet,’” said Ehlman. According to Ehlman, there’s an important distinction in discussing the term “campus ministry.” While many people might associate campus ministry with a place or a group of people, the term reaches further. “We do not mean just this office,” said Ehlman. “It’s not just limited to programs that Campus Ministry runs. It is a broad Jesuit identity of the school that encompasses more than this office.” So far, Wunderlich said, the meetings have gone smoothly. “The meetings have been going very well,” said Wunderlich. “Everyone in the group is really passionate about the Jesuit identity of the school and improving on the spirituality of our students and everything we offer that supports that … a lot of good input and a lot of committed people.” The group will meet at the next Imagining 18 session on Feb. 28.
Correction Last week’s article about speedskater Pat Meek, ’04, said he was the first SLUH Olympian since Buzz Demling, ’67, who competed on the U.S. men’s soccer team in the ’72 Olympics in Munich. There were actually two SLUH graduates who competed on the team that year; the other was Joe Hamm, ’68.
advantage of its props. “There’s gobs and gobs and gobs of stuff backstage that the crew has to deal with,” technical director Tim Moore said. “Because we cast the musical with such a large number of people, what would have normally been 12
hymnals turned into 40.” While the snow days may have put the crew behind, Moore noted the group’s professionalism in catching back up, capping with, “They’re awesome.” Krausz took notice of this professionalism, saying,
“They’re running around all over the place. We couldn’t appreciate them more.” Guys and Dolls will show tonight through Sunday night at 7:30 p.m., as well as a Sunday matinee at 2:00. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. photo | Sam Beckmann
From left to right: senior Josh Keil, senior Sam Krausz, and Visitation junior Abigail Isom. artwork | Paul Fister
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SLUH admits class of 2018; 286 accepted out of 323 applications (continued from page 1)
ferent zip codes. The largest number of students comes from the Kirkwood area, totaling 30 students in all. Eighteen future-freshmen will go to SLUH from the St. Louis Hills area, the closest number to the Kirkwood students. Twelve different Illinois zip codes were represented. Two hundred eight students came from Catholic schools, or 72.7 percent of all admitted students. The large number of students from Catholic schools results from Schmelter’s promoting to only Catholic schools, but 65 students, however, come from public schools, a slight increase from the 63 last year. Twelve students come from St. Peter School in Kirkwood, with ten students coming from Mary Queen of Peace in Webster Groves, last year’s leading feeder school. Other top schools include Academy of the Sacred Heart, Holy Cross Academy, and St. Gabriel the Archangel, who are all sending nine students. Students were also asked to provide their religion on the application. Two hundred thirty two
future-students identified as Catholic, while 47 Christian non-Catholic students were accepted. “The kids coming from Catholic schools continues to decline, yet a number of Catholic students (in terms of religious background) is still pretty steady,” said Schmelter. Public school prospective students, however, had multiple opportunities to visit SLUH during the past year. The St. Louis Archdiocesan high school nights welcomed approximately 400 prospective families. SLUH’s open house attracted 385 prospective students and families to the school, while SLUH Night—held by SLUH and not the archdiocese— was filled with approximately 210 families, about 500 to 600 people. Two hundred thirty eight prospective students took tours around the school during school days with the admissions committee. Students and their families scheduled tours through the admissions portion of the SLUH website, along with individual interviews. Like the class of 2017,
the class of 2018 was also asked to provide ethnicity on their applications. 85.3 percent, or 244 accepted students, were of caucasian descent, 22 of the students accepted are of AfricanAmerican descent, and eight students are of Asian descent. Two Filipino students were accepted along with five Hispanic students. Five students identified as “other” for their ethnicity, or did not report their ethnic background. Of the accepted students with a SLUH legacy—a father or brother who also graduated from SLUH—had 49 students are sons of alumni, and 77 students had brothers graduate from SLUH, while 18 had both. According to Principal John Moran, the students with a SLUH legacy were not a lock to be accepted, but it is one of the factors that both the administration and the admissions committee look at among the other pieces of data. “We’re excited about this group in terms of the quality, wide variety of schools and zip codes that students come from, the backgrounds they bring,” said Moran. “The pro-
cess is really important for how we accept the class.” The prospective class of 2018 had 323 applicants, a slight decline from the class of 2017’s 351 applicants. However, 14 of the 323 applications were withdrawn prior to the admissions committee meetings. Director of Admissions Anja Schmelter was not worried about the decline in applicants. “We were 20-something applications down, but numbers were still higher than they were five years ago,” said Schmelter. “The sky is not falling. We decline applicants, and there were more applications than we had spots for, and from yearto-year, you will always see some fluctuation in terms of the number of applicants.” This year prospective students were allowed to see if their application was accepted on the SLUH website at 3:30 p.m. last Friday. Schmelter said that the process made it easier on families to know immediately if their son was accepted. The admissions committee also experimented with social networking through the SLUH Admis-
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application process. “What was nice about this campaign was that everything was tight,” said Schmelter. “We reached out to any student who had gone to a summer camp, attended a SLUH Night, or to Open House, so that we had their contact information to reach out to them for admission.” For now, Schmelter said she does not know how well the system will be received, but believes that it will continue to boost admissions numbers over the coming years. Moran, along with the rest of the administration and the admissions committee, is already looking forward to and setting goals for next year’s applications. “We enter into the season every year where it becomes about advertising for the class we will admit in 2015,” said Moran. “The office shifts its attention to ‘what are our next goals of the class coming in in 2015.’ Freshman orientation is next Tuesday, Feb. 18, when freshmen will receive their first full experience as a class at SLUH.
Perspective 50 years after Beatles, pop music is less universal, more personal BY
sions’ Twitter and Instagram accounts. Additionally, the committee used cross-media marketing to try and reach applicants more easily. The committee sent postcards to prospective students, some of which were personalized, —much like the ones that colleges send—urging them to visit the SLUH admissions website to learn more about the school. Special URL’s were on the back of the postcards, which allowed the admissions team to easily find out whether the students learned about SLUH, from the Archdiocesan high school night, or an advertisement URL. All of the marketing was apart of the “Believe It, Become It” campaign. “We don’t want to become complacent,” said Schmelter about the new advertising. “I think there is a lot of opportunity out there to promote who we are.” The admissions team is working together with Assistant Athletic Director Tim Rittenhouse, who runs the summer programs, to inform future students about enrichment programs before the
“ was on Kingshighway and Washington getting a ride home from school when I first heard The Beatles,” said Rich Moran, ’66. “You know it’s funny, there are very few memories you have where you remember where you were when they happened. Obviously the Kennedy assassination is another.” Last Monday marked the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles’ appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, and the subsequent British Invasion of bands like The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, and the graphics | Thomas Williams Animals in the mid-sixties. Though he didn’t have many SLUH-specific memories of the band, then-sophomore Moran offered some interest-
ing musings about the music culture at school when they were current. “It’s different than it is now,” he said, “Because everybody listened to them. I mean, there was a little variety in the records people would keep coming back to, but everyone listened to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Motown.” These days we have our Katy Perry’s and our Maroon 5’s, who everyone knows and most people enjoy to a certain degree. Bands that you can sing along to and enjoy should someone play their songs in a car ride. But fifty years later would you remember the intersection you were at in that car ride when you heard “Roar” for the first
time? It isn’t that popular singers these days are all tacky and terrible, it’s just that the music that you really listen to—the music that crawls into your bloodstream and shotgun fires you into an unseeable blue sky daydream of ecstasy—is personal. It’s yours. And when you find the other guy who’s living and dying with that band— when the two of you go crazy about that one song with the huge guitar solo—it’s unusual. “You listened to the music your friends listened to,” Mr. Moran said. There isn’t a clear corollary today. Because back then, The Beatles weren’t just popular, they were ubiquitous.
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Above is a scan from the archives of a SLUH publication active in the late 60’s called Back Pages. The above text, published October 27, 1969, is a reference to a conspiracy theory that surfaced claiming Paul McCartney had died. The Sciuto referred to is theology teacher Matt Sciuto, then a senior and the student body president.
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Do you have a Twitter account? - 2011
Do you have a Twitter account? - 2014
(continued from page 1) proximately 50.6 percent of students had a Twitter profile. Then, the social media site, which formed in 2006, was just starting to take hold amongst students. “I think Twitter is starting to take over. By junior year I think every (current) freshman will have one,” said junior Patrick Windler two years ago as a freshman. The Prep News recently sent out a similar survey to the student body and found that, while Twitter usage has increased over the past two years, only 60 percent of SLUH students currently have a Twitter account. The highest percentage of Twitter users at SLUH is among seniors with 67 percent maintaining a profile. The number is followed closely behind with 66 percent of juniors, 58 percent of sophomores, and 50 percent of freshmen having profiles. The numbers have formed into a more defined trend in comparison to two years ago, when, apart from 80 percent of the senior class of 2012 maintaining a profile, there was no distinguishable trend with regard to class year. However, the numbers do not correlate as well in Twitter activity. From the survey results, the sophomore and senior classes appear to be the most active Twitter users. Six per-
cent of sophomores who have a Twitter profile tweet more than five times a day and 34 percent have over 250 followers. In the senior class, nearly two percent are five-aday Tweeters and 31 percent have over 250 followers. “I think (Twitter) is a good social network to keep up with the news and things going on around the world. I check it about five times a day. (I Tweet) once or twice a week,” said sophomore Tim Nile. As Twitter has become increasingly more popular amongst the SLUH community over the past few years, Facebook has had the opposite effect. Though the 73 percent of students at SLUH with a Facebook is higher than Twitter, the class breakdown shows a decreasing interest in the once incredibly popular social networking site. Just as with Twitter, the senior class holds the highest numbers for Facebook usage with 94 percent of students having a Facebook profile. Facebook follows an identical pattern to Twitter with each class: 83 percent of juniors and 74 percent of sophomores have a Facebook, yet only 46 percent of freshmen do. Part of why people have turned away from Facebook, according to some students, is because now everyone is on Facebook, which turns younger social media users away.
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“The older generations, they’ve gotten onto it—people’s grandparents, aunts and uncles—they all have it,” said Nile. Junior Patrick Skrivan agreed, “Parents are getting on Facebook more and more.” As Facebook begins to fade in the SLUH community, it is evident from the Prep News survey that it is quickly being replaced by new forms of social media. Online photo and video sharing application Instagram, founded in 2010, has grown rapidly over the past four years. The Prep News asked students to enter their preferred social media site. The sophomores’, juniors’, and seniors’ top three choices were identical in order: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The freshmen differed, however. The greatest number of responses were, in order, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. “I think pictures are more interesting than a status,” said senior Jake Wobbe, who listed Instagram as his top social media site. “I go on Instagram the most and because on the phone it’s easier to use than Twitter and Facebook.” Tumblr, the popular microblogging site, appeared in a small number of each classes’ responses. Different from Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter where users are connected with people they know, Tumblr tends to intertwine a network of people that don’t know each other. “I don’t know anyone on there,” said Skrivan. “I like to meet different people, and I use that as a way to post about your life, but you can be as private or as public as you want because you don’t have to worry about people you know seeing it.” From video-sharing sites such as Vine and Youtube to Reddit and Pinterest to the New York Times comments section, each class had a variety of responses pointing towards an ever-growing interest of social media sites. It is this large amount of content that has become a part of Assistant Principal for Student Life Brock Kesterson’s job. “It’s such a widespread and complicated issue that has so many layers ranging from very appropriate and very good and very useful to very dangerous and very destructive and everything in between,” said Kesterson. Six years ago, before social networking began to really gain the ground it has today, Kesterson sent a letter home informing parents of the up-and-coming Facebook site. Now, with 81 percent of the student body having either a Facebook or Twitter or both, there are thousands of student accounts online that could be filled with inappropriate ma-
terial, a number Kesterson can’t fully deal with, though that does not leave students free to post whatever they want. “There may be a chance that I go through, and I look to see what you guys are up to on Twitter and Facebook,” said Kesterson. “It’s so important for guys to understand how this can affect you not just short-term but longterm.” One of those effects some students may be concerned with is colleges looking at their Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram accounts. “I don’t post bad things on Instagram. (I wouldn’t) want colleges to look at that,” said Wobbe. Kesterson has had to deal with incidents involving inappropriate uses of social media more and more over the past few years. Posts are brought to him on a regular basis and in his free time, he does go through student profiles. It is a different issue when things being posted are not from student accounts. Various accounts have arisen over the past few years where SLUH is represented. Local Twitter accounts such as High Schoolfession™ or SLUH-centric accounts like Fake Prep News are difficult to control since they are more or less anonymous posts. “Those (accounts) are a lot harder for me to deal with because you don’t know who’s in charge. In the past, I’ve contacted Facebook and Twitter when the school is really misrepresented, and we have had success in getting some of these things pulled,” said Kesterson. Most of the issues have been with Facebook and Twitter, though Kesterson has dealt with Instagram, Vine, and Tumblr as well, where most issues arise when people are able to comment on posts. Kesterson also deals with social media usage on school grounds. Once the new electronics policy allowing students to have their cellphones on them at school was instituted two years ago, students have been able to use social networking sites such as Facebook. Kesterson said he is still trying to figure out what the best use and policy for phones and social media is, especially with students using social media as a stress reliever. “I understand the balance of school is tough—it is stressful. Sometimes it gets to the point where it’s difficult to rectify because people are so far deep into these things, so it’s become more of a release, an addiction, a part of their life that they have to have,” said Kesterson. Of course, there are many positive uses of social media. Nearly all of SLUH sports teams have a Twitter account. Athletic Director
Do you have a Facebook account? - 2014
Dick Wehner, principal John Moran, and president David Laughlin all regularly post to their Twitter accounts along with other members of the SLUH faculty. Cross country and track coach Joe Porter regularly updates the SLUH XC and Track twitter profile with information for parents. “We use Twitter for results, try to get out meet information,” said Porter. “For parents who can’t make a meet or parents who want to get results quickly, we’ll use Twitter as much as we can.” Last summer, the team also got an Instagram account to post various pictures of the team stretching, working out, about to start a race, or just having finished. Seventeen photos have been posted to the account since July. “We use Instagram very little,” said Porter. “It’s very informal, rarely used.” The SLUH admissions team also started an Instagram account last summer as a part of its campaign to focus on cross-media marketing. “(That means) we would combine printed pieces with digital pieces with social media, et cetera,” said Director of Admissions and Communications Anja Schmelter. “We thought it would be a good way to give prospective students a look into SLUH.” Assistant Director of Admissions Adam Cruz tries
Top social media sites by class Senior 1. Twitter 2. Facebook 3. Instagram Junior 1. Twitter 2. Facebook 3. Instagram Sophomore 1. Twitter 2. Facebook 3. Instagram Freshman 1. Instagram 2. Twitter 3. Tumblr to post to the youaresluh Instagram on a weekly basis, trying to represent multiple aspects of SLUH from sports to theatre to academics. The admissions team also runs a Twitter account from which they post mostly during admissions season, though they occasionally retweet Wehner’s tweets in the offseason. In the next two years, what is popular now may be obsolete. It is this constant change that will continuously keep Kesterson busy to find the best use for technology and social media. “We’re still trying to find the best appropriate educational use for these things and to take them out of (students’) hands is irresponsible as well,” said Kesterson.
How often do you Tweet? - 2011
How often do you Tweet? - 2014
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Sports Post-loss, basketball finds its upswing BY Marty STAFF
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Hockeybills bounced from Challenge Cup by Lindbergh photo | Mr. Guy Sextro
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Wrestling falls flat, looks to Districts
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he third time wasn’t the charm for the St. Louis U. High basketball team, which lost a hard-fought game against MCC rival Chaminade 67-59 last Friday night. As in their first meeting with the Red Devils, the Jr. Bills kept pace with Chaminade throughout most of the game. Leading 18-16 after the first quarter, the Jr. Bills ran into trouble in the second, when the Red Devils outscored the team 27-16 to take a 43-34 lead into halftime. The Jr. Bills fought back, showing the same grit they have had the whole season. SLUH’s defense stepped up and held Chaminade to only five points in the third quarter. “I thought we really defended well in the second half,” said head coach Erwin Claggett.” This allowed the Jr. Bills to tie the score at 48 going into the final quarter. But with 88 percent free throw shooting down the stretch, Chaminade eventually pulled away from SLUH. “We had some foul trouble with (junior) Hunter (Schmidt) and (senior) Austin (Sottile) that really hurt us,” said Claggett. “I think if we had played four strong quarters, we could have won,” said senior captain Ollie Tettamble. Chaminade sophomore star Jayson Tatum was once again the difference maker, scoring a game-high 31 points. “(Our goal) was to not let the other kids beat us, because Tatum at some point is going to score,” Tettamble said. “He’s gonna get his, whether you guard him or not because he’s a talented player,” said Claggett. Schmidt led SLUH with 18 points, followed by Sottile (13), and senior guard Chris Booker (11). Despite suffering a disappointing loss, the Jr. Bills bounced back the next day against Webster Groves, winning 63-50. This time, the team was fueled by sophomore guard Matt Nester, who hit five three-pointers in the game. “Matt was shooting really good. Webster’s a really tough team,” said Tettamble. “When we hit shots, like Matt making five threes, it goes a long way especially with how we defend,” said
nior Stan Pawlow. “I think we played down to their level.” Neither team could get anything going, and after one period of play, both teams had just three shots on goal. With 6:12 left in the second, a Jr. Bill was sent to the penalty box, giving Lindbergh a one-man advantage. The Flyers corralled the faceoff in the SLUH zone, got a shot on net, and forced the rebound past senior goalie Brendan Haselhorst to go up 1-0. “They forced us to take a few penalties, and they were able to capitalize on the power play,” said Pawlow. Less than a minute later, a Lindbergh skater wrapped around the SLUH net and threw the puck high and off the post. Haselhorst tried to control the puck along with many other SLUH and Lindbergh players. A SLUH defensemen moved the puck out of the crease and cleared it down the ice, keeping it a one-score game.
he St. Louis U. High varsity Wrestling team faltered at this week’s Seckman High School meet. “We did not wrestle very well Saturday,” commented head coach Jonathan Ott. “We finished somewhere in the middle of the teams there that competed. Overall, I was not very happy with how we wrestled.” “This meet is definitely one of the most difficult meets all year but we still didn’t compete as well as we could have,” said senior captain Joe Reichold. Reichold finished fifth in the 145-pound weight class and lost a close match to a CBC wrestler whom he will see again Friday at the District Tournament. “I’m ready for revenge,” said Reichold. “In our mind the season doesn’t really start until Friday at Districts because those are the matches that really matter.” Junior Max Kavy also placed in the meet with a third place finish at 285. Junior Colin Arroyo placed fourth. Junior Rafael Roberts placed third in their his classes. The format for the District Tournament has the top four wrestlers from each weight class move on to the State Tournament, which is in Columbia. There will be about 15 people participating in each weight class. “We are really looking forward to the tournament this weekend,” commented Ott. “Last year we had four state qualifiers and this year we’re just looking to get some state medals.” Ott said that they are expecting and hoping to have at least four quali
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Senior Brendan Haselhorst dives for a save. BY Thomas CORE STAFF
espite riding a twogame win streak into the game against the Lindbergh Flyers, St. Louis U. High’s hockey squad fell in the second game of the series and then the mini-game tiebreaker to end SLUH’s defense of the 2013 Challenge
In honor of the two local high school students who passed away recently, SLUH’s fan section wore white and remained silent until the 7:00 minute mark of the first, when they sang the Salve Regina, a song Michael Marchlewski, S.J. teaches his freshman classes.
At the end of one period, the game was scoreless. Lindbergh’s strategy focused on physicality to hang with SLUH. Unfortunately for the Jr. Bills, they got pulled into that style of play and struggled to command the pace of the first period. “They sucked us into their style of play,” said sephoto | Mr. Guy Sextro
Junior Tommy Espenschied and sophomore Scotty Berger celebrate after a goal.
Loss not in their lexicon: Rball again goes undefeated BY Charlie REPORTER
t. Louis U. High’s racquetball team defeated Parkway North-Central (8-2) by a score of 5-2 on Monday, Feb. 10, capping off an undefeated season. The reliable doubles team of juniors Brian Kissel and Ike Simmon took care of business once again, winning both games. Senior and No. 6 seed Gabe McCullough continued his success after defeating his opponent in two games. After No. 5 seed Robert Hayes (Sr.) lost the first
game, he rebounded to win a very close second game before losing a back-and-forth tiebreaker. Senior Jacob Abrahamian, the No. 4 seed, was unsettled by a very tall opponent with a huge wingspan. “Shots that Abrahamian would ordinarily get past a person weren’t getting past this guy,” said head coach Joe Koestner. Abrahamian barely won the first game, and lost the second. In the tiebreaker, he battled through a close game, winning a few clutch points on his way to victory.
“He was slightly off of his mark,” said Koestner. “He was just not playing up to his usual standards. His percentages were uncharacteristically low on his other shots.” No. 3 seed Kevin Schneier defeated a talented opponent in two games, while No. 2 seed Alex Burbee (Sr.) hit his serves effectively and dominated his opponent in both games. “Schneier and Burbee both have unique ways of playing which frustrate opponents in a different way,” said Koestner. “Some people just can’t handle the way that
they play, and so it gets them very confused, and they lose really quickly.” Senior Thomas Riganti, the No. 1 seed, squared off against the top-ranked high school player in the area, Zack Lazenby. Lazenby won in a very competitive first game. Riganti stuck with his game plan in the second game, but Lazenby played even better, missing few shots and eventually winning the match. “I was happy with the way I played,” said Riganti. “At some point, when talented players hit really well, it’s
hard to compete with them.” “(Riganti) really gave his all in that first game, and then he was pretty tired out,” said Koestner. “(Lazenby) is extremely athletic and plays a really fast game, so he tends to wear out people pretty fast.” “This past match, even though we didn’t win every spot, I think still shows that we have a smart team, and we can beat quality players,” said Riganti. The doubles team, McCullough, Abrahamian,
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February 13, 2014
After frustrating loss, hockey’s youth provides hope for the future (continued from page 9) With under five minutes to go, sophomore Patrick Pence maneuvered into the Lindbergh zone and got the puck cycling. After a few shots by senior Christian Hoffmeister and junior Tommy Espenschied, Pence wristed the loose puck over Lindbergh goalie Samuel Stephens to tie the game at 1-1 with 4:06 to go in the second period. “The bench was never really dead,” said Pawlow. “We always knew that there was a lot of time left.” With 2:41 left in the second period, freshman John Sieckhaus went to the penalty box. With skaters screening Haselhorst, Lindbergh threw a shot that passed unhindered into the back of SLUH’s net to make it 2-1. SLUH entered the third period with a power play. The Jr. Bills got plenty of shots on goal but the puck was not bouncing their way. Lindbergh put SLUH in a deep hole at 3-1 with another goal off of a deflection and traffic in front of Haselhorst. Hoffmeister continued fighting to earn some scoring opportunities, but as the minutes ticked away it became clear that it was too much to overcome for SLUH. “We were able to get one, but once they put two or three in, we started to play for the mini-game,” said Pawlow. The Jr. Bills tried to mount a comeback, but Lindbergh held them off, led by Stephens. The coaches
photo | Mr. Guy Sextro
pulled the starting players, hoping to give them a little rest before the mini-game. “When they went up two, I think the coaches and the players realized that we weren’t going to come back,” said Pawlow. The game ended 3-1 even though SLUH outshot the Flyers, 28-25. Heading into the minigame, it was clear that Lindbergh had the momentum. “I think the team felt defeated at that point, although we still had another game to play,” said Pawlow. SLUH was able to control the puck in the Lindbergh zone early and get some shots on net. Despite having lost 3-1 in the first game, head coach Kevin Fitzpatrick felt his players were getting the shots on net, and it was the penalties that had given Lindbergh chances. He knew that they were still right along with the Flyers and that it had been tough breaks that gave Lindbergh the first win. “Five on five, we actually outscored them 1-0,” said Fitzpatrick. With 6:13 left in the tenminute mini-game, a Lindbergh skater threw a pass from behind SLUH’s net to an open player who quickly pulled the trigger, sending the puck past Haselhorst’s glove to make it 1-0 Lindbergh. “Once they scored that first goal in the mini-game, we were on our heels and backed into a corner,” said Pawlow. With 3:14 left, the Jr.
Bills got the power play they needed but the shots were not going in. In desperation and with about a minute to go, Haselhorst subbed out for an extra man but it proved futile as Lindbergh closed the series out with an empty-netter to end the game at 2-0. SLUH had outshot Lindbergh 8-4 in the ten-minute period. Lindbergh will advance to the semifinals to play CBC. “It seemed like things were going pretty well for us, but for some reason that night was an off night for us,” said Fitzpatrick. “In both games, we outshot them. It looked like we had the better of the scoring chances. I just think it was one of those nights where things just don’t go your way.” “Anytime there’s a clinching game, the team that’s down is never going to roll over and give up,” said Pawlow. “It’s always going to be a new battle. They were able to control a lot of the game that they hadn’t been able to in the first game. There was a lot more intensity on their part.” Lindbergh spent a lot more time in the SLUH zone and got a lot more shots on net than in the previous game. The real triumph for the Flyers, though, was giving up just one goal in 55 minutes of play against the Jr. Bills. Their defensive play prevented SLUH from ever edging their way back into the game. “I think they controlled the perimeter. They weren’t letting us get bodies in front,”
photo | Nolen Doorack
Junior Tommy Espenschied attempts to score against the Lindbergh Flyers.
said Pawlow. “They were letting the goalie see everything. We weren’t able to capitalize. The puck just wasn’t bouncing our way.” At the heart of the Lindbergh defensive front was Stephens. “I’ll give their goalie a lot of credit,” said Pawlow. “He made some timely saves.” In the first game of the series, SLUH had it all going for them. They had beaten Lindbergh in the previous round to secure their spot in the quarterfinals and were confident against the Flyers. “Everybody had a lot of energy,” said Pawlow. Led by Haselhorst, SLUH edged the Flyers out 4-0, commanding the game from the start. It was the Flyer’s mistakes that gave SLUH the upper hand. “We obviously tried to stay out of the box and let
them take penalties,” said Pawlow. “They were killing penalties the majority of the game which allowed us to control the puck and be in their zone.” Sophomore Patrick Pence scored with 6:48 left in the first off of a rebound to make it 1-0. Throughout the second period, SLUH continued to pressure Lindbergh with shots on net. Hoffmeister led a strong offense, scoring with 3:51 to make it 2-0. The game ended 4-0. Going from a Challenge Cup win to a quarterfinal loss is a tough turnaround, but considering the team’s youth and inexperience, the progress they did make was impressive. “People underestimated us this year,” said Pawlow. “We didn’t get as far as we hoped, but we got a lot fur-
ther than people thought we would. That’s with a ton of help from the underclassmen.” Four out of SLUH’s six defensemen are sophomores. Two freshman and one sophomore make up SLUH’s top six forwards. “We had some awful ly young guys playing some big minutes for us,” said Fitzpatrick. “I thought we did better than anybody would have expected.” With Haselhorst graduating, sophomore Joe Warnecke will take over in goal next year. “He’s a quality goalie that would be a starter on most every other team,” said Fitzpatrick. “We’ve got an enormous amount of depth and talent. We’re definitely going to be a team to be reckoned with.”
Basketball takes on Kirkwood (continued from page 9) Claggett. As a team, the Jr. Bills shot 55 percent from the field, while limiting the Statesmen to 45 percent. Sottile lead the way, scoring 20 points. Nester added 17 and senior forward David Schmelter had 10 more in
the win. However, SLUH struggled once again Tuesday night, losing to district opponent Ladue 54-47. Ladue standout point guard Cornell Johnston scored 22 points and dished out 8 assists. “We let a couple of kids get away from us,” said
Claggett. SLUH is back in action tonight against Kirkwood in the Danis Field House. The game against DeSmet originally scheduled for this Friday will be postponed, but is not currently scheduled.
Racquetbills continue to dominate (continued from page 9)
Seniors Luke Robinson, Mick Layton, Andrew Waller, and John Ceriotti.
Wrestling falls flat (continued from page 9) fiers this year. “I think if we wrestle the best we can, we should be able to send several people to the State Tournament,” said Reichold. “At the Seckman Tournament we just had a lot of little errors, but we won’t have those this Friday at Districts.”
“That would be great for our team,” said sophomore Ben Schulte. “I am really excited to participate in my first districts.” This is Schulte’s first year on varsity. Practices this week have changed to prepare for the team’s biggest meet of the year. Coaches have allowed the wrestlers to pick
most of the drills and workouts that they do in practice. The team has also done much more drill and technique work, doing less conditioning to make sure that they are rested for their matches.
Schneier, and Burbee all finished with individual undefeated records. Collectively, the team went 65-5 in individual matches for the year.
“It’s pretty gratifying to get that 10-0 record after last year’s 7-3 record,” said Riganti. “Part of our goal this season was to have a perfect team record.” After enjoying over a week of no action, the team
will play in the State tournament on Feb. 22. “Aside from a few things that we noticed here in the match (on Monday) that we want to hone in on, I think we are in pretty good shape for State,” said Koestner.
Seed/Player Score Outcome 1. Thomas Riganti 9-15, 1-15 L 2. Alex Burbee 15-5, 15-5 W 3. Kevin Schneier 15-7, 15-7 W 4. Jacob Abrahamian 15-14, 10-15, 11-9 W 5. Robert Hayes 6-15, 15-14, 9-11 L 6. Gabe McCullough 15-10, 15-8 W Doubles: Brian Kissel and Ike Simmon 15-6, 15-7 W
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C White basketball ends 17-5 BY Michael REPORTER
oming together after a blowout at the hands of DeSmet early in the season, the C-White Basketball team turned its season around and finished with a 17-5 record. Suffering four losses before Christmas break, a five-loss season seemed unattainable for the majority of the season. The Basketbills began with two strong wins against MCC rivals Chaminade and Vianney. However, the team’s momentum quickly faltered, and they lost two of three games in the Timberland tournament, to Columbia Rock Bridge and Timberland. The team lost its next game against Lafayette despite having a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter. The next day, DeSmet shattered them at home. The squad, however, did not deflate after such an enormous loss. “We don’t like to be em-
barrassed by our rivals, so we wanted to work harder,” said freshman Nicholas Lally. Head coach Sterling Brown immediately noticed a change in the team’s practices after the loss. “They pushed themselves every single moment they were on the court, from the guys that played and started to the guys that didn’t get to see the court that much,” said Brown. Brown stressed that the group pulled together on its own, without being pushed too hard by the coaches. The team’s strong core group of leaders, namely freshmen Xavier Ludwig and Lally and captains Maurice Glass and Caleb Holland, rallied their teammates to work harder. Because of this new intensity, the team did not lose again until the final game of the season. The winning streak was highlighted by a stellar performance in the Chaminade tournament to end the year. The Jr. Bills beat
both CBC and St. Dominic by over 30 points. “Everyone was executing on all cylinders,” said Brown. Just as the season began, the team played rival Chaminade for the championship game of the Chaminade tournament. Although putting up a great effort, SLUH ended up losing by three. “I saw everything we worked on during the season come together to produce a really good product on the court,” said Brown about their final game. The team’s turnaround season and amazing win streak were only possible because of the team’s development throughout the season. “This is a year where I can honestly say that every single person on the team was better than they were at the beginning of the season,” said Brown.
photo | Jake Bava
Setting themselves up for Nationals, Rifle’s youth shines Rifle wins at Highland meet; sophomores step up in big matches BY Alex Wang REPORTER
he Riflebills managed to pull out a win last Saturday in Highland to solidify its position as one of the best teams in the region. The win also brought the team one step closer to its dreams of a national championship. For the Highland match, SLUH split into Varsity, JV, and Freshman teams. The sophomores on JV stepped up to win the match by one point over the juniors on Varsity, who came in second. Matches in Highland were significantly different than prior meets, as all matches were done standing by teams of three. Junior Matt Bates took first overall with a strong score of 362 out of 400. “I was really distracted at the meet seeing as we had the Snowball (Dance) coming up in a few hours, which is my fatal flaw,” said Bates. “I still managed to pull gold, so I guess you could say that it was a pretty good day.”
Backing up Bates was sophomore Sean Wohlstadter, who shot a 361 to finish second after tying with a strong Illinois competitor, Olivia Gratz. Wohlstadter won the tiebreaker by having more center shots. Wohlstadter’s performance showed that his strong finish at the Bastean meet was not a fluke. “I feel really proud that the sophomores stepped up and did the best out of all four teams and won the match,” said Wohlstadter. Captain Thomas Lally (Jr.) finished fourth, close behind Gratz with a 356. “Personally, I feel like I did below par and I could have shot better,” said Lally. Junior Brennan McFarland was sick with the flu and he said it really affected his scores. “Being sick is really bad when it comes to rifle because your arms are really shaky and can affect your balance as well,” said McFarland. The JV squad posted
great scores, and actually beat the varsity squad by a single point. Thanks to strong showings from Wohlstadter and other teammates, the JV team surpassed three of the most elite shooters from SLUH rifle to become one of the few JV teams to beat its varsity counterpart. Freshman Jacob Sullivan posted a 337 to finish first among SLUH freshmen, and even outshot a few sophomores and juniors on the team as well. “I owe much of my success to the help I got from the upperclassman,” said Sullivan. “Once I got into the groove of things, everything just started to click, and honestly I was kind of surprised that I did so well.” Next up for the Riflebills are their midwestern rivals from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn. who will be shooting against SLUH on Feb. 22.
C Blue Bball prepares for future BY Matt REPORTER
Freshman Dan Trittler celebrates after a victory at the Parkway South Tournament last Saturday.
fter a loss to Kirkwood in the championship game of the Webster Tournament at the start of the season, Saint Louis U. High’s CBlue basketball team powered through the rest of its season, finishing with a 16-3 record. “In the beginning it was kind of hard because we were all clashing with our different talents and everyone wanted to score,” said freshman Andrew Grassi. “The loss to Kirkwood really helped to get us motivated.” The squad moved on quickly from the loss and started to come together.
After its harsh loss to Kirkwood, the team began a 12game winning streak. “We just wanted to win as many games as possible and be the best team we could,” said freshman captain Mitchell Batschelett. “Our high point was going undefeated in the MCCs.” While on its streak, the freshman squad defeated MCC rivals Chaminade, DeSmet, Vianney, and CBC. The streak ended, however, in a rematch against Kirkwood on Jan. 15. The last major event left for the BasketBills was the Oakville Tournament, which began three days later. In the
first round of the tournament, the team lost to DeSmet, who they had defeated twice before in regular season games. The team then went on to win the consolation bracket. The team ended the season on a positive note on Jan. 27 with a second victory over CBC. “Our team was pretty good,” said Batschelett. “We had some rough times, but in the end we could always find a way to have fun. Even after the losses we would always joke around in the locker room. It was just a fun season. I wouldn’t have done it with anyone else.”
JV Wrestling grapples with lineups Wanting for free throws, JV Bball Thomas Williams “It’s a very tough tour- tlers to move up to varsity and improves for varsity-level trials nament, a lot of really good a place where they can refine BY STAFF
he JV Wrestlebills concluded their season last Saturday at the Parkway South Tournament. Saturday was the first time the JV team competed in the Parkway South Tournament, with sophomore Richard Pasque and freshman Dan Trittler taking home gold for the team. Parkway South has two tournaments: a JV varsity tournament and a JV only tournament. Earlier in the season, the team took third at the JV Varsity Parkway South tournament.
teams,” said coach Sean O’Brien. “They wrestled hard and they wrestled well.” O’Brien emphasized that JV is all about developing skills and working up to varsity. “The big thing that hurts us, and it always does, is with JV you can never quite have a full lineup,” said O’Brien. “You always have guys moving up to varsity to fill in spots or qualifying for spots.” “JV is always going to be cannibalized for parts” said O’Brien. JV is a ladder for wres-
their skills. Having wrestled for three years, junior Sigmund Gusdorf agrees that JV can feel transitional. “JV is pretty much just about learning, getting ready for varsity, and getting rid of those freshman mistakes,” said Gusdorf. Gusdorf thinks the season went really well. “We had a lot of guys take first in a lot of tournaments,” said Gusdorf. “We wrestled really well, even the guys who didn’t wrestle well showed a lot of improvement.”
BY Michael REPORTER
he last five games have been mostly good for the JV basketball team, which has won four of them, with victories coming against Lafayette, MICDS, Jefferson City, and Ladue, and the loss coming in a 69-67 upset against Chaminade. “We played strong against Ladue and finished with a victory, but this season we need more wins. A few of the games we lost could have been won if we had made our free throws,” says sophomore
big man Chris Stahl. Stahl was also on the JV team last year so he has a lot of experience playing against JV teams and working with coach Kent Kershenski. This free throw shortage was plainly more visible in the Chaminade game. Two more free throws could have tied up the game and changed it to a win. Sam Perry says “We have a lot of athleticism, we just need to put it to good work.” The team has a tough schedule coming up, playing
Vianney, CBC, and Parkway West, but ultimately the goal of the season is to finish strong and become better players as a whole and individually. “Our team faced adversity early in the season, but we’re finally together as a team both on and off the court,” said sophomore Joe Mattingly. “We are facing a tough schedule for the rest of the season, but hopefully we can help out our record and win out. I especially hope that we are able to pull through for the MCC games.”
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Friday, February 7
Philosophical Debates met to discuss whether SLUH should consider becoming a co-ed school. Most participants were in favor, though they conceded it would be difficult to implement and unlikely ever to happen. One argument approached it as an issue of equality, claiming that SLUH had access to resources and facilities not available to local all-female schools. Election of club officers continued. The PULSE Radio uploaded the latest episode of Tech Talk. This episode continues on the topic of the Consumer Electronics Show and Google Contacts. The episode can be found at www.sluh.org/pulse. The show is recorded by sophomores Grant Ludwig and Michael Klein. Anime Club watched Gunslinger, an anime about child secret agents during the Cold War. Film Club watched the Sandra Bullock vehicle Gravity. The club is working its way through this year’s Oscar nominees; students can pick up forms in 220C to give their Oscar choices. The most accurate guess will earn DVDs. Golf planned to meet to
sketch out its season. Saturday, February 8
Juniors and Seniors flocked to the Snow Ball. Sunday, February 8
At a Cor Jesu meet, members of Speech competed and then learned whether they qualified for CISL’s finals competition at Borgia Regional High School in nine days. Monday, February 10
The Dauphin Players entered Tech Week in preparation for this year’s musical, Guys and Dolls, which will play today and through this weekend. Robotics Club built throughout the week, work-
Construction on the robot concludes next week.
ing on its robot’s chassis and shooter. There are five days left until construction must stop. The competition will be on March 14. Tuesday, February 11
STUCO moderators Danielle Harrison and Katherine Toussaint emailed the student body announcing this year’s Mission Week clothing. Order forms for the clothing, designed after the City of St. Louis flag, are due today. Wednesday, February 12
Students for Life met to review past activities in response to Missouri’s three executions in the last four months. With another scheduled execution for Feb. 26, they began planning activities or ways to spread the news about this. Possibilities included attending the vigil at The College Church the night before and writing a letter and petition to send to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster. Also planned were the March 14 40 Days for Life event at SLUH and the April 2 visit from a guest speaker, who will talk about abortion. Mock Trial planned for a scrimmage next Monday at
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Thursday, February 13
Photo | Courtesty Walker Basham
the Clayton County Courthouse against an as-of-yet undetermined slate of Catholic high school teams. The ChessBills lost a home match to Vianney, 1614. Scholar Bowl met to plan its first tournament of the new year, the yearly Washington University High School Academic Competition (WUHSAC). Last year, the tournament attracted high quality teams from as far away as Detroit. NHS had its quarterly meeting. They hosted a speaker from the St. Patrick’s Center, one of the charities they will donate to over the course of the year. Forms and hotel money were turned in for the Missouri Junior Classical League’s (MOJCL) conference on Feb. 21-22. The freshman class met to hear about class selection for sophomore year. The Harmony Prayer Service planning wrapped up. The service, followed by a discussion, will take place today under the theme “United we stand, divided we fall.”
9am AP 6pm
Harmony Prayer Service Senior Mom’s Cookie Sale Snack–Cinnamon Rolls Dinner Theater Lunch Special–Toasted Ravs Vegetarian–Turkey Burger
Friday, February 14
No Classes–Faculty Retreat 7:30pm Guys and Dolls
Saturday, February 15 7:30pm Guys and Dolls
Sunday, February 16 2pm Guys and Dolls Matinee 7:30pm Guys and Dolls
Monday, February 17
No Classes–President’s Day
Tuesday, February 18 No Classes–Faculty In-Service 6:30pm Class of 2018 Orientation and Mass
Wednesday, February 19
AP Senior Class Mass Snack–Chicken Rings 4:30pm B Basketball vs. Vianney 6pm V Basketball vs. Vianney Lunch Special–Hand Breaded Chicken Strips Vegetarian–Mac & Cheese
Thursday, February 20 AP
University of Kansas Snack–Bosco Sticks Lunch Special–Papa John’s Pizza Vegetarian–Turkey Burger
—compiled by Adam Thorp, Friday, February 21 Leo Heinz and Sam Chechik AP Fr. Brian Christopher '93 Visit
University of Dayton Snack–Turnovers 5:30pm B Basketball vs. CBC 7pm V Basketball vs. CBC Lunch Special–Meatball Sandwich Vegetarian–Cheese Pizza
Photo of the week photo | Mr. Scott Hessel
Saturday, February 22 Mom Prom
Sunday, February 23 CISL Speech NIE Province Retreat in K.C. (Through February 25) 9:30am Family Mass in Chapel 12pm Mission Week Dodgeball Tourney 1pm Freshman Retreat Leaders Training 2pm Upward Bound Informational Meeting
Monday, February 24 AP 7pm
Mission Week (Through Feb. 28) Snack–Pizza Sticks Mission Appalachia Meeting Lunch Special–Taco Bar Vegetarian–Pasta Broccoli
Tuesday, February 25 AP 4:30pm 6pm
Schedule R Snack–Giggles B Basketball vs. Parkway West V Basketball vs. Parkway West Lunch Special–Hand Breaded Chicken Strips Vegetarian–Egg Casserole
Wednesday, February 26
Schedule R Jazz Festival AP Snack–Chicken Rings Missouri University of Science and Technology Southeast Missouri State University Lunch Special–Bosco Pizza Vegetarian–Mac & Cheese
Thursday, February 27
Mass Schedule Mission Week Festivities Lacrosse Kickoff Dinner/Meetings Mix-it-up Lunch Snack–Bosco Sticks Lunch Special–Brunch for Lunch Vegetarian–Turkey Burger
Friday, February 28 Freshman Retreat At the end of the Class of 2015’s first Kairos Retreat, a small group celebrates its newfound trust of each other. Top: John Ratermann Middle: Cameron Leopold, Michael Rupp Bottom: Kevin Thomas, Jacob Dryden, Danny Schneller
Half Day Schedule
calendar | compiled by Leo Heinz