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Volume 76, Issue 4

St. Louis University High School | Friday, September 16, 2011

No drop-off Jeff Cernicek on Oakland hired to lead

photo | Dr. Rick Kuebel

Enforcement fundrasising increases amid by Matt Cooley irector of Annual Giving Jeff safety concerns EDITOR IN CHIEF

by Stephen Lumetta REPORTER


nyone who has driven into or even by the Oakland Ave. parking lot has seen the sign: No student drop off or pick up on the lot. And yet, students continue to get dropped off on the faculty parking lot, and on Oakland Avenue itself. By a Prep News count, 14 students were dropped off on Oakland on a recent day. The administration’s official stance has been that there should be no dropping off of students on Oakland Avenue. However, enforcement was sporadic in the past. Now, the administration is taking a tougher stance. “Our main concern is obviously safety ... people doing U-turns, people blocking that driveway there, dropping guys off, people who aren’t even affiliated with the school running the stop signs out there,” said Assistant Principal for Student Life continued on page 2


Cernicek joined St. Louis U. High’s Advancement Department Aug. 1, and is now working to build up the breadth of SLUH’s fundraising activities. The Advancement Department had been operating with fewer staff after the departure of three staff members during last school year, while at the same time pursuing significant changes in fundraising programs led by Vice President for Advancement John Rick. Events Director Patti Webb was the first recent hire to help fill the gap, and Cernicek is the second. The department is still seeking a Director of Leadership Giving. Cernicek oversees the full breadth of SLUH’s annual giving programs, which ask parents, students, and alumni for donations every year. Cernicek works to conduct fundraising programs and build relationships with donors. Cernicek is a graduate of photo | Joe Klein

Let the Bills Run

The freshman class poured on the paint Friday night for the annual “Running of the Bills” during the football game against Webster. Above, the Blue Crew leads the freshmen in a cheer.

> Football loses to Webster, CBC game looms ahead Page 7 > More photos of Freshmen in blue

DeSmet. After graduating from Missouri State University, he spent 20 years of his career working for the YMCA of Greater St. Louis, where he was responsible for various programs, including fundrasising. “(I led) a lot of community development programs, outreach programs, fundraising developcontinued on page 4

AP Environmental Science Investigates

18% of cafeteria trash could be recycled Cans will be rearranged Monday to increase usage by Joe Klein NEWS EDITOR


oward the end of every lunch period, a steady stream of students makes its way to the front of the cafeteria and approaches the trash setup: a receptacle for cafeteria trays, flanked by two trash cans. Those trash cans quickly accumulate with waste from the previous lunch period, while a blue recycling bin sits off to the side, unnoticed and underused, while many recyclable items— especially paper bags and plastic

bottles—instead end up in a trash can. Throughout this week, the AP Environmental Science class, which Anderson teaches, has been analyzing the trash content produced in the cafeteria. Science teacher Bill Anderson has been working to change that, and come Monday, the layout of those recycling bins and trash cans will be changed to increase the visibility of recycling at St. Louis U. High. Anderson serves on the Sustainability Committee, which

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identified SLUH’s recycling program as a candidate for immediate improvement. Anderson took up the project of improving it. “At the last Sustainability Committee meeting, I asked if I could just do something to fix it a little bit,” said Anderson. “Hopefully, this will get us some improvement. This is kind of a stopgap; this is one obvious thing we can fix real quick, and make some improvements on.” Much of the school’s waste continued on page 4

Former NFL player Jones to retire SLUH #42 SLUH will retire the number of Buffalo Bill—and Junior Bill­­—great Henry Jones before hosting rival CBC this Friday night. Page 7 Soccer triumphs against CBC Soccer battles through CBC tournament, beating the Cadets 3-1 in the tourney’s final game. Page 7

Missouri’s ‘Facebook Law’ won’t affect SLUH by John Webb CORE STAFF


hough the “Facebook law” passed by the Missouri General Assembly over the summer will have no direct effect on life at St. Louis U. High, it has been a call to reflect on how Facebook is used at SLUH. The current version of the law would ban “exclusive access” between a student and faculty member, which could possibly include email and “friending” on Facebook. The current law was expected to go into effect on Jan. 1, but Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem issued an injunction on Aug. 26, saying that it impeded free speech rights. The injunction keeps the law from going into effect until at least February. Last Wednesday, the Missouri Senate Education Committee voted to repeal the law and replace it with a law that would require individual school districts to create their own student-faculty electronic usage policy by Feb. 1. As a private school operating without public funding, SLUH is not directly bound by the provisions of the law, but SLUH has had a Code of Conduct in both its parent-student and faculty handbooks for years. That Code of Conduct also extends to online communication. “As a private school, we’re in a whole different system of laws


Letter: what’s going on in there? Senior Kevin Madden wonders whether the Confucius Classroom can be put to better use. Page 3


Surprise! New sophomore-led Surprise Club plans to throw surprise parties for SLUH teachers. Page 2

and regulations. We operate in those senses almost like a private business,” said Principal John Moran. “That doesn’t mean that if any student or teacher were to do something inappropriate online, there wouldn’t be repercussions. Those could even be legal repercussions. But it wouldn’t be that change in legislation in particular that they’d be held accountable for.” At the beginning of the year faculty meeting, paper copies of the law were available for teachers to read over. “As with anything that happens in public schools, we pay attention to new trends, and new ways of learning, and new studies—just like they’re doing to us,” said Moran. “In a very vague sense, there’s an impact by any law that happens in schools, but in terms of direct effect, it has very little.” Even though SLUH won’t be directly affected, Facebook still provides a multitude of uses for faculty when communicating with students. English teacher Chuck Hussung uses Facebook to keep in touch with former students but doesn’t friend any of his current students. Hussung, who moderates Poetry Out Loud and the Shakespeare Competiton, has used Facebook to send out messages about his club’s events in the continued on page 5


Students help plant flags for 9/11 Twenty-three Jr. Bills helped cover Art Hill in red, white, and blue to remember the victims of the tragedy. Page 3 Moran recieves teaching award With prize grant money from Teacher of Distinction award, Moran hopes to build garden and create new courses. Page 5


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September 16, 2011

Volume 76, Issue 4

CSP Food Drive aims to triple last year’s total by Adam Thorp STAFF


he pressure is on for St. Louis U. High’s annual food drive. With three times as many people to feed, the Community Service Project must collect considerably more canned food than in past years. The increased demand is a result of the freshman service program, which means SLUH is serving food at two more shelter feeding programs. In addition to Karen House, where SLUH has worked for several years, the food will go to Shalom House and Sts. Peter and Paul shelter which SLUH has began serving this year. “We’re hoping to get three times as much (donated food) as we did last year. This year we’re feeding about three times as many people as we were last year,

so we’re really hoping for a lot of involvement from the student body” said CSP team member Tim Eidmann. Last year CSP collected 3,307 items; this year, they hope to collect 9,921. For the purposes of this count, one dollar in cash or gift cards is equivalent to two cans. The drive is arranged similarly to last year. “Each homeroom is going to have assigned items—we’re going to give those out in homeroom Wednesday and Thursday, so each student has an idea of what they need to provide,” said Bieber. This year the food drive will once again be paired with rewards for the groups that bring in the most food. “A little healthy competition— the winning grade will recieve donuts and the highest

home room in each grade will recieve free sub cards from Jimmy John. A bit of an incentive,” said Bieber. “Last year a sophomore homeroom collected more than 400 items and they will be juniors this year, so I have high hopes for them. However, I have heard of a couple of seniors who have said they will shave their heads if they win, so this year I am betting on the seniors.” Due to problems with counting and sorting the piles of food stacked in Campus Ministry last year, some changes have been made in how the food will be collected. “When the homeroom representatives were bringing all their food into Campus Ministry each day, a lot of the time we lost track of which came from which homeroom,” said Bieber “We’re going

to do something a little bit different. Instead of bringing the food to Campus Ministry, we’re going to have it kept in the homerooms so that it’s a constant reminder for students, since it will be in most of their classrooms during the day. We’re hoping we will get so many items it will overwhelm Campus Ministry.” In order to meet these high expectations, Campus Ministry plans on a publicity campaign for the food drive. Said Eidmann, “We put up fliers; we’re making a trailer. We put lists in all the homerooms of what we’d like people to bring. We’re going to have PA announcements. Basically we’re here to promote the food drive.”

Students tour China for two weeks: ‘it was huge’ By Brendan McDermott REPORTER


t. Louis U. High students touched down in China this summer, accompanying Chinese teacher Ching-Ling Tai on her biennial trip. Eight adults, including guidance counselor Dennis Dougan, and eight students— seven SLUH juniors and St. Joseph’s Academy sophomore Clare Hannick—made the trip. In their two-week journey across the Far East, the group used transportation ranging from taxi cabs to buses, from donkey rides to hovercrafts, and China’s high speed rail system, which has an average speed of 215 m.p.h. The speed failed to impress junior Blake Gibson, who described it as “nothing too exciting, (just) like riding the metro.” Evidence of China’s national growth was visible through the window, as juniors Kenneth Warner and Dan Siemers described seeing “rows of nuclear power plants,” and “fields on fire” from slash and burn farming. The group visited nine cit-

ies in a two-week span, including Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanjing, St. Louis’ sister city in China. Shanghai’s Nanjing Road, a metropolitan shopping district, was described as a highlight because of its size. Junior Jordan Gibson said, “It was huge. There’s nothing like that in St. Louis,” Warner was impressed with its American comforts. “They had a Pizza Hut,” said Warner. Siemers described the group’s Pizza Hut dinner as “honestly the best meal ever.” Junior John Webb’s highlight was visiting the Chinese exchange student he had hosted the previous semester while in Nanjing. He had four hours away from the SLUH group and was able to roam around Nanjing’s city square by taxi with Lu Ding-Yang. The Great Wall was a remarkable sight, with Warner calling it “awe-inspiring,” and Siemers calling it “impressive.” The Great Wall itself served as a warning however, as Warner said it “was a perfect example of a poorly-maintained

photo | courtesy Kenneth Warner

The students who traveled to China pose for a picture in Suzhou. Back row: Luke Mammen, Jordan Gibson, Blake Gibson; front row: Clare Hannick, Kenneth Warner, John Webb, Robert McGee, Dan Siemers

artifact. A lot of what we saw was a recreation of the original.” Longmen Grotto, a littleknown UNESCO world heritage site made unique by its thousand year-old Buddhist cave carvings, was Webb’s favorite sight, although he admitted he had never heard of it before. Webb said he definitely would go back. “China has such a longer history than the U.S.

that you can’t even imagine,” said Webb. Warner wouldn’t want to visit China again for a while, citing issues with over-population and pollution, but added that after things were more developed, it might be worth another visit. Both Gibsons and Siemers agreed they would go back, but that they would pick the places they visited better.

Ban on Oakland Drop-Off gets enforced; Host a arriving there soon to be grounds for JUG Chinese Exchange student this spring! SLUH families are needed to host exchange students from Nanjing, China for the third or fourth quarter. Any SLUH family may volunteer; students need not participate in the Chinese foreign language program. For more information or to volunteer, contact Dr. Ching-Ling Tai in the foreign language office or at

(continued from page 2) Brock Kesterson. “Thankfully, we haven’t had any major issues there, but what we’re trying to do is prevent that.” “Other people would start making complete U-turns while the teachers were trying to come to school, and while the students are walking up the hill, and people run these stop signs every single day,” said security guard John Walsh. “It just became a complete safety issue. It was just a matter of time before someone definitely got hurt.” Kesterson realized dropping off students on Oakland was becoming more and more of an issue and needed some enforcement. “We’ve asked our security guys and gals to see who is being dropped off,” said Kesterson. That is where Walsh and the rest of security staff come in. According to Walsh, 50 to 75 students were being dropped off on Oakland each day. Then they

started enforcing the rules. “Basically, we made a 180,” said Walsh. “The logic behind this (rule) is safety,” Kesterson said. “I think it would be hard for people to argue with the fact that we’re promoting safety. We’re asking for an extra minute to go in the back (entrance), and the traffic back there isn’t too bad. It’s a quick turnaround so I don’t think we’re asking too much.” Some students continue to choose the faster and more convenient route. “It’s really convenient, and especially with the construction up on the turnaround, being dropped off on Oakland is faster and easier,” said a student who gets dropped off on Oakland daily. “(It saves me) a long walk up the hill.” “Yeah, it’s closer. It’s more convenient, I get that,” said Kesterson. But the administration still insists that safety is the goal. As for the actual enforcing of

the rules, things are about to change. “ ( Wa l s h ) brings me names, I have conversations with guys and if they’re repeat offenders ... we’re going to start jugging,” said Kesterson. “I hate to have to do it, but how else are you going to make sure that people are following the rules?” As a final warning, Kesterson sent out an email to parents on Wednesday reminding them that there is no drop-off or pick-up on Oakland Ave., and that the only students who may come in from Oakland are those who take MetroBus or park on Oakland Ave. itself.

Surprise Club to hold parties for teachers Time of first party still top secret

By Paul Fister REPORTER


urprise!” said sophomoreLarry Hoerr, president of the Surprise Club. A new organization at St. Louis U. High, the Surprise Club’s goal is to brighten up the day for teachers and faculty here at SLUH. The club is run exclusively by sophomores Larry Hoerr and Danny Schneller, president and vice president, respectively, and other administrators Andrew Long and David Greaves. “The Surprise Club is dedicated to throwing surprise parties for teachers or faculty,” Hoerr explains. “Anyone is liable to be surprised, and it will just be a bunch of fun. We’ll have a surprise party during Activity Period, there will be snacks and drinks; all in all we’re just going to have a really fun time.” Schneller explained that this club is no fancy organization, it’s all about having a good time. “There isn’t really a point,” Schneller said. “That’s the beauty of it. There is no point. It’s just about fun.” The surprise party meets once a month and will organize a surprise later this month, though plans to have more frequent surprises are being worked on. Hoerr and Schneller have high hopes for the club. “I think our hopes were exceeded by the first meeting that we had,” Hoerr said. “Lots of people showed a lot of enthusiasm, and there were much more participants than we expected.” The club’s moderator, Latin teacher Jennifer Ice, is excited for the Surprise Club. “From what I understand, the surprise club will be great,” Ice said. “It will really make the teachers feel good, especially for those of us that feel underappreciated.” The Surprise Club plans on holding the first surprise in ... well,the Prep News can’t tell you, because that would ruin the surprise! “

photo | Ben Banet

Above: A sign on the entrance to the Oakland Ave. parking lot reminds students not to hop out of their cars there.


September 16, 2011


Prep News Volume 76, Issue 4

Letter to the Editors

What happened to the promise of the Confucius Classroom? To the Editors: SLUH is a place where we strive to be the best we can be, and I believe that it holds true on many levels of our school. However during homeroom after school, during my free period, and during activity period in the library, I’ve noticed something that isn’t at its best. It’s the Confucius Classroom in the library. I must admit that last year I too was enticed by the thought of being the only place in tour region with such a facility as the Confucius Classroom. We held an elaborate ceremony in the theater, and January 28, 2011 was named St. Louis University High School Confucius Classroom Day, in St. Louis County. Who can’t resist the

lure of free Chinese food, or the spirited presentation in the theater, and of course the free basketball game? Despite all the hype, SLUH has yet to manifest the results of a grant that the Chinese Government Office for Chinese Language gave us. Several times during this school year, I’ve poked my head in the room, and every time I come out disenchanted as ever with the lack of progress. So far I’ve witnessed a CPR training session inside, and as for all the renovations and new technology, I have yet to see any further construction after the end of last year. Why isn’t the room being used for Chinese studies? Maybe I’m just not observant enough but I feel that this

room could be served for better purposes to the student body at SLUH, rather than remaining closed up most of the day. The classroom can be seen clearly from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. everyday in the James Robinson Library, and just as the chapel is the center of our school, the new Confucius Classroom is the center of the library. I hope that we can make the Confucius Classroom look as beautiful as the chapel, and serve a practical purpose to all students, Chinese scholars or not. I had hoped that during this first quarter of the 2011-12 school year that the classroom would be in working order, and exceeding expectations that preceded it.

However, I can’t help notice how dull the room looks, instead of the lively place it once used to be with kids chattering away doing (or supposed to be doing) homework. I have noticed that the sense of a common place to talk in the library has disappeared, and I know that my fellow classmates and I really would appreciate a place to work in a quiet area, rather than the loud and crazy cafeteria, despite its amazing bosco sticks (or so I think). I was hoping for some state of the art room that could be a highlight on the Open House, but I find myself feeling quite the opposite. The satellite technology TV is just an old bulky TV on a cart, and the walls are mostly bare

Volume LXXVI Editorial Policy The Volume 76 Prep News opinion section serves the purpose of being the vehicle of the personal opinions of students, faculty, or others. All topics discussed in the section will be related to St. Louis University High School. Nothing published either as an editorial or as a letter to an editor should be considered the opinion of the school, the administration, or anyone other than its author or authors. A Prep News editorial is the opinion of all four editors on a particular topic. Editorials are a statement of the paper, not of an individual, and therefore are unsigned. A commentary or column is an opinion of one member of the Prep News staff, not of the Prep News itself. A perspective, like a commentary, is the opinion of one person, often a Prep News staff member. Unlike a commentary, such a piece is often intended primarily to convey a personal experience rather than to provide a viewpoint on an issue. Unlike a letter, such pieces are usually developed at the request of, and sometimes under the guidance of, the Prep News editors. The opinions expressed in a perspective remain those of the individual and

not of the paper. Every member of the SLUH community is welcomed and encouraged to submit a letter to the editors. Every letter received by the editors will be read and given consideration. All letters must be signed, but the author’s name may be withheld from publication by request and at the discretion of the editors. The Prep News editors reserve the right to edit any submissions for publication in order to meet grammatical standards, but they will not skew the author’s original intent. Also, the editors reserve the right to withhold from publication any submission if it is deemed vulgar, tasteless, or otherwise inappropriate. Authors should be available for the editors to contact them before publication to address matters of concern. All authors wishing to have letters published must submit them by 4:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the letter is to be published. Letters should be e-mailed to, and if possible a signed copy should be given to a Prep News editor or moderator or mailed to the Prep News courtesy of St. Louis University High School, 4970 Oakland, St. Louis, MO 63110.

“To God I speak Spanish, to women Italian, to men French, and to my horse— German.” ­—Charles V

except for a few old bookcases, and a few banners. I can’t help but wonder where all that grant money has gone. That would be an awful waste of time, energy, and the pride of SLUH for having such an excellent standing with the Chinese language and government, and then losing all because we have a lack of commitment. If the room wasn’t being used for much else at the moment, why not open it up for students who wish to find a quieter place to study? I hope as much as the administration, that we can work to bring about this potentially wonderful addition to our school. Kevin Madden Class of 2012 cartoon | Tom Fields

This cartoon does not necessarily represent the opinion of the Prep News or of St. Louis U. High.

Students help blanket Art Hill in 9/11 memorial flags By Joe Godar REPORTER


wenty-three students and one teacher went to Forest Park last Saturday to set up flags to help commemorate those who died during the attacks of 9/11. There were 2,996 flags set up; one for each life lost on 9/11. The opportunity to help with this memorial came from senior DJ LaPoint’s father, Fathers’ Club Officer Don LaPoint, who is friends with the founder of the memorial, Rick Randle. LaPoint told Randle he could help recruit volunteers. LaPoint told President David Laughlin

about the memorial and Laughlin thought it was a great idea. Assistant to the President Kim Walsh was put in charge of the volunteers and notified the students and signed up the volunteers for the event. When the day finally came, the students and Russian teacher Rob Chura, who was also there, met at the statue of St. Louis on Art Hill that morning. The group was responsible for transporting 300 bundles of ten flags each to marked spots on Art Hill. Sophomore Thomas Staley, one of the volunteers, was very

proud of taking part in the ceremony. “I felt like I was doing good for my country, I was helping commemorate the ones who had lost their lives and trying to honor their memory by setting up these flags at Forest Park,” said Staley. After the ceremony was over, the flags will be sold to the public for $20 each, with profits going to the Injured Marine Fund. The flags will remain on display on Art Hill until Sept. 18.

photo | Ben Banet

A panoramic view of the nearly 3,000 flags at the Art Hill 9/11 memorial, taken Monday night by Staff Photographer Ben Banet.

4 Changes to recycling program are first Sustainability Committee actions NEWS

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September 16, 2011

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photo | Joe Klein

AP Environmental Science students seniors Matt Lickenbrock (left) and Nick Bruenig (right) sort through cafeteria trash to see how much could be recycled or composted.

(continued from page 1) originates in the cafeteria during lunch periods and Activity Period. Currently, the cafeteria’s recycling bins are relegated to a secondary role to the side. There are four recycling bins in the cafeteria: two along the north wall, and two adjacent to support pillars. That layout will change on Monday, as Anderson’s plan calls for the recycling bins to be placed next to the trash cans. Now, a recycling bin will be the first thing a student sees upon approaching the trash station. “The first thing you hit will be the recycling bins, and then the trash, and then the trays. If you walk right past (the recycling

bins), then it’s not an extra effort (to use them),” said Anderson. “As long as we make it a little more obvious, and a little more convenient, and let everyone know, we can get the bottles and cans in there.” Anderson asked Director of Custodial Services Dee Byrd, Assistant Principal for Student Life Brock Kesterson, and Director of Food Service Kathy Hylla if they had any objections to the proposal, and none of them did. Kesterson, said that he will likely make announcements during lunch and have the cafeteria prefects instruct students on the new recycling procedure. For the AP Environmental

(continued from page 1) ment,” said Cernicek. “I oversaw three or four different YMCA’s across the county and was able to do a lot of different things in all of the communities. In general, we always met the community’s needs, whether it was a school tutoring program, a P.E. program, a swim lesson, things like that.” While fundraising is nothing new for Cernicek, he is excited about the opportunity to work in a community he is connected to by his Jesuit education. “Understanding the Jesuit philosophy or mission, it makes it a little bit more of a homecoming to come back and raise funds for what I was able to take advantage of,” said Cernicek. “In a true sense I’m raising (money for) what I feel is important now, not what the (YMCA) community feels is important. It was attractive to come back to that.” In addition, Cernicek enjoys working in a school environment. “Walking the halls, to get to see (students), interacting with (students) is a little different than having to walk out into a lobby of membership at the Y. I think it’s been a refreshing reminder of what I did many moons ago when

I graduated from DeSmet.” Outside of work, Cernicek enjoys being part of his 6- and 10year-old kids’ sports and other activities. While Cernicek’s responsibilities resemble those of Betsy Malinak, who departed last December, he is part of a new, more intense fundraising culture in the department. The job posting for Cernicek’s position explicitly stated that the candidate was responsible to “meet SLUH’s current $3.5 million annual giving goal, then to increase giving by at least 10 percent per annum.” Motivated by the need to continue to finance the gap between income from tuition and SLUH’s expenses, as well as providing direct financial aid programs and growing SLUH’s endowment, the department has been working more closely with potential donors. While in the past the school had asked alumni for donations once per year, it stepped up the pace to four times annually last year. Rick said that the increased persistence had increased the amount alumni give, and he also hopes to raise the percentage of alumni who donate.

Science’s work on trash analysis this week, Anderson obtained all the trash and recyclables from Freshman-Sophomore lunch from Tuesday onward, and the class has been sorting it into four categories: recyclables, trash content, compostable material, and serving items (such as paper plates, fry boats, and plastic utensils). Over those three lunch periods, 196.8 pounds of waste were produced, almost 90 percent of which ended up in trash cans. However, much of that trash consisted of materials that did not necessarily have to be thrown away; out of the 175 pounds that ended up in trash, 40 percent were food scraps that could have been composted, and 18 percent of that trash was aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and paper bags— all of which are recyclable. The portion of recyclable material that was actually recycled was very low; only about 40 percent of that actually made its way into the recycling bins. Another heavy contributor to the trash content was serving items that originated in the cafeteria; 19 pounds of dinnerware were thrown away over those lunch periods. “It was shocking to see so many recyclables in the trash,” said senior George Carroll, who participated in the lab. All compostable and recyclable material could theoreti-

cally be diverted from the trash, and Anderson suggested that in the long-term, those plans might materialize, but currently, the primary goal is to reduce the worst offenders. “I’d like to see just one small change—if we could just get the plastic bottles in (recycling), as well as aluminum cans, and the brown paper bags,” said Anderson. Anderson hypothesized that the reason why much of the recyclable material ends up in garbage is because students are unfamiliar with what can actually be recycled. Under single stream recycling, which SLUH implemented inn January 2008, paper products, plastic containers, or metal containers such as aluminum cans can all be placed in one recycling container. This effort to expand recycling is not a new one; before SLUH implemented single stream recycling, Anderson’s Environmental Science class handled the paper collection and recycling throughout the school, and the Science Club handled collection of cans and bottles. After transitioning to single stream, Anderson’s class performed the same trash collection lab. Although most of the focus on recycling has been concentrated in the cafeteria, the efforts to increase recycling’s presence extend throughout the building.

Director of Facilities Joe Rankin contacted Allied Waste, SLUH’s waste company, and obtained 12 new recycling bins to place around the school. These blue recycling bins can hold 65 gallons of materials, versus 95 gallons for the old green bins. By using more, smaller bins, the recycling collection will be easier to manage, according to Rankin. “We’ll continue to use them around the school when we don’t need large trash cans,” said Rankin. “These bins are easier to handle.” Most of the new recycling bins will be permanently placed outside, a departure from the current lack of any permanent recycling structures aside from the dumpster in the faculty parking lot. Previously, recycling bins would only be transported outside when needed for special events. According to Rankin, some of these new recycling bins will be placed in the Drury Plaza and Danis Field House, as well as in the football and soccer stadiums. Every recycling bin at St. Louis U. High utilizes single stream recycling. Any of the following materials can be recycled: -All paper and cardboard products -Aluminum cans and foil -All plastics, excluding #6 plastic -Glass bottles and jars -Plastic bottles

Where were recyclables deposited? (Data totals for 9/13-9/15) In recycling

21.8 pounds

In trash

31.0 pounds 05







Cernicek joins Advancment; fundraising goals are set high Rather than waiting for graduates to leave college before asking for donations, the Advancement Department asked last year’s seniors to donate and leave contact information before they left the building. Rick said that the success of fundraising programs was highly related to the manpower available to conduct these programs, so Cernicek’s position is full-time while Malinak’s was only a few days per week. The department didn’t find an ideal candidate from the round of applications for Director of Leadership Giving it considered early in the summer. Rick believes that the chances of finding great candidates on the open job market are slim, so he hopes to make connections in other non-profit fundraising departments to find someone to fill the gap.

left: Mr. Jeff Cernicek, Director of Annual Giving

photo | Mr. Matt Sciuto


September 16, 2011

Prep News Volume 76, Issue 4

Moran wins Teacher of Distinction Award from ISSL photo | Mr. Matt Sciuto

English teacher Rich Moran (right) at the class of 2011 graduation in May.

by Thomas Riganti REPORTER


nglish teacher Rich Moran recently received the Teacher of Distinction (TOD) Award for his work at St. Louis U. High over the last 30 years and his proposal for what he would do with the grant of $500. The Teacher of Distinction Award is awarded each year by the Independent Schools of St. Louis (ISSL) to teachers whose career is “distinguished,” said Assistant Principal for Mission Jim Linhares. “I feel grateful to and honored by the administrators who decided to help with my name. The award is a nice thing and I hope we can use it to do some good here at the school,” said Moran. “They didn’t get real specific on what distinguished meant, but

they meant things like innovative in the classroom, directing the students to high achievement or creative work, distinguished for his research, development of programs, long service,” said Linhares. Moran proposed using the grant money to construct a native habitat garden on the SLUH campus. The garden would be built on a playing field and would be used for the AP Biology course and the AP Language and Composition course that Moran has proposed. Moran hoped to implement the class in the 2012-2013 school year as a senior elective with the help of former SLUH biology teacher Steve Kuensting. “With Steve Kuensting, a superb naturalist and a veteran builder of natural habitats as our guide, students would, in class

Buckheit, Cooley top ACT by Luke Reichold STAFF


eniors Luke Buckheit and Matt Cooley recently earned perfect scores of 36 on the ACT, giving the class of 2012 four perfect scores and SLUH 24 in the past six years. Cooley, who had taken the test twice before and earned a 33 and then a 34, wanted to give it one last attempt. For Buckheit, however, it was his first time taking the test. “I had taken the test already two times, both during the school year. I told myself that this was definitely going to be my last shot. It wasn’t worth me driving myself insane taking it four, five, six times,” said Cooley. On June 11, Cooley took the three-hour exam at Rockwood Summit High School, a few miles away from his house. At the same time, Buckheit, who had overslept and eaten no breakfast, rushed off to take the exam at Forest Park Community College. A few weeks later, Cooley discovered the 36 when opening his mail. Although not particularly surprised, he said, “I was certainly happy about it. I felt like it was kind of a gamble taking it a third time, and it was like a gamble that won. That was kind of the feeling.” After seeing his sub-scores, Cooley said, “I had a 35 on Math—apparently I missed something on pre-algebra—and 36’s on the (other three sections).”

Buckheit found out about his score from ACT’s website, earning sub-section scores of 36’s on English and Science, and 35’s on Math and Reading. “I thought I did well, but not that well. I was pretty thrilled. It’s one thing to get a 35, which is a great score, but it’s a little extra to get the 36 to me,” said Buckheit. When asked if he did any preparation for test, Cooley said, “No. Maybe if I had done some I would’ve gotten the score I wanted sooner.” Buckheit said, “I felt pretty prepared because I had been studying for AP exams and finals for the month or so before, so I didn’t really do anything special to prepare for the ACT itself.” With his perfect ACT score, Buckheit said that he is “shooting pretty high” for his college choices. At the moment, he is considering Boston College, among others. Cooley is planning to pursue electrical or computer engineering in college. He still has a list of a few schools in consideration. Although he says the score hasn’t influenced his college choices, Cooley said, “I hope that it will improve my chances at the schools I was already interested in.” In addition to Cooley and Buckheit, other members of the Class of 2012 who have earned the 36 so far include Sam Erlinger and Danny Millar.

and in writing, observe, describe, compare, contrast, and research developments in the garden,” said Moran in his proposal. Moran hopes that the class could also prepare students for both the Language and Composition exam and the AP Biology exam. “The garden itself … will enhance our curriculum with its new element of working directly with the natural world and the earth. This garden will add those experiences in a way that connects the course to the rigorous curriculum of both the science and English departments,” said Moran in his proposal. “What we’re trying to do is to do things that we’re passionate about that we think might provoke engagement from students,” said Moran as to why he works to make new classes at SLUH. “My goal is to make people think hard and feel deeply about their life on Earth,” said Moran. Moran has done some work studying with the National Endowment for Humanities, which led to the beginning ideas of the course. “I did one seminar on Darwin and Victorian thought which led me towards the Biology and Literature class that I taught,” said Moran. During the 1996-1997 school year, Kuensting and Moran cotaught a class called Biology and Literature. The Biology course lasted the whole year and the English course was during the second semester. For a new version of the biology and literature idea, Moran

imagined that the additional use of the native habitat garden that would be studied in class would “allow students the opportunity to do hands-in-the-dirt work in the outdoor world and to observe closely the developments that follow.” “When we think of ideas for new courses and new angles in old courses, what we’re trying to do is to hook students into things that we think will engage them, which will give us the chance to explore things we’re passionate about,” said Moran. Now that Kuensting has left to teach at Nerinx, Moran is unsure of the class’s future. Moran thinks it is unlikely that it will happen as proposed in the 20122013 school year. “The native habitat garden that I want to happen, that’s going to be an asset to the school whether or not I teach the Biology and Literature class. Teaching the Biology and Literature class requires working out some other things,” said Moran. Moran still thinks the class has a good chance to be started in the next couple of years. Along with Moran’s proposal, a letter of support was sent to ISSL with contributions from faculty, students, and people outside the SLUH community who know Moran. The ISSL is a non-profit association consisting of 42 independently governed schools that provide a complete range of educational opportunities for Kindergarten through 12th grade. Some, but not all of the schools, are religious.


The purpose of the ISSL is to “increase awareness and knowledge of independent schools by participating in collaborative outreach efforts, offer professional development opportunities for trustees, administrators, and faculty in support of members’ goals to achieve excellence in education, and create forums for sharing, communicating and effective problem solving in an atmosphere of mutual respect.” After receiving the TOD award, Moran is eligible for the Emerson Excellence in Teaching award, which honors teachers “who are examples of excellence in the field of education in the St. Louis metropolitan area.” The winners of the award receive a $2,500 grant. Some of the other courses Moran started include British Writers, World Literature, Literature of Men and Women, Literature of Initiation, and Short Stories. Moran was a member of the Advisory Committee for Student Affairs, the Principal’s Advisory Council, and has served on the Buildings and Grounds Board Committee for over 25 years. He has also served as chair of the English department for six years and in 1989 was awarded the Faculty Appreciation Award. He helped organize a Title II grant project entitled “Global, American, and St. Louis Landscapes.” Moran has also written many essays, short stories, and book reviews.

17 seniors are National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation each year recognizes students across the United States for academic achievement based on their scores on the PSAT test. This year, 17 SLUH seniors were recognized as semifinalists. From left, top row: Matt Neyer, Dominic Lanari, Jack Mimlitz, Matt Cooley, Nate Heagney, Connor Madden; middle row: Alec Lombardo, Sam Herbig, JeanPaul Angieri, Brendan McEnery, Sakari McCullough, Joseph Szatkowski; front row: Luke Buckheit, Jack Fogarty, Sam Erlinger, Pieter Derdeyn, J. P. de Legarreta.

Most teachers don’t friend students on Facebook (continued from page 1) past. At one time, Hussung considered moving his clubs’ communication exclusively to Facebook, but then the Zimbra e-mail system was created, providing a “much better tool to stay in touch with students,” he said. English teacher David Callon uses Facebook as a hub to post information about Gadfly and the Pro-Life Club. While Callon doesn’t friend his current students, he created a separate account to accept friend requests from former students and post information about club meetings. “I don’t see that it has any educational value, but it’s hard to have education and not have a community that goes with it,” said Callon. “It’s a way to keep that

community intact.” Theology teacher Brian Gilmore doesn’t friend any of his current students, but does use Facebook to connect with former students. Like Callon, Gilmore created a separate Facebook account to use for SLUH-related uses. For instance, over the summer when Gilmore traveled to Camden, N.J., as part of Urban Challenge, he used Facebook to send out last-minute messages about the trip. These messages reached many students who wouldn’t normally check Zimbra over the summer. Math teacher Frank Corley does not friend any of his current students, but has used it to stay in touch with former students. As

yearbook moderator, Corley has used Facebook to alert graduated seniors that they could come to collect their yearbook, and with his work on Senior Follies, Corley has used Facebook to alert Senior Follies writers of meetings. “I think Facebook has positive educational potential,” said Corley. Social studies teacher Bill Brown believes the law will have an unexpected effect on SLUH. “It will affect SLUH because a lot of teachers will be afraid to use it,” said Brown. “There are lots of good uses for it. … I’d say there are far more ways it’s used constructively than destructively.”



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Cross country packs up for 3rd place at Forest Park by Jack Witthaus



regame jitters always used to faze senior captain Joe Esswein. But after a pep talk from coach Tom Hiedbrier before the Forest Park Cross Country Festival, the now psyched Esswein fought through the pain, at one point literally biting into his tanned left arm near the shoulder in an effort to divert the pain in his legs. To the surprise of the entire varsity squad, the voodoo techniques paid off, as Esswein galloped across the line first for St. Louis U. High in 30th place overall, with a time of 16:13. “I went in and I said, ‘I’m going to make myself hurt as hard as I can,” said Esswein. “It sucked, there’s no two ways about it. Looking at pictures after the race, it looked like I was about to die.” Senior captain Nathan Rubbelke praised Esswein’s commitment. “Joe ran the race of his life on Saturday,” said Rubbelke. “The thing about racing is, whatever works for you personally, use it. It’s going to help you and your teammates.” Esswein’s run, his first in the

front of the SLUH cross country pack, lifted the Jr. Bills to third place at the meet with a team total of 168 points. Rock Bridge conquered the meet, finishing 101 points ahead of the Jr. Bills with 67. Rockhurst came in second with 124 points. “I think we learned that we can hang with (Rockhurst and Rock Bridge),” Rubbelke said. Trailing Esswein, three consecutive SLUH runners crossed the chalk to grab places 32, 33, and 34. Within the trio, Rubbelke, who legged out a 16:15, led juniors Tom Laughlin and Matt Nicholson. “Our pack was incredible,” said Rubbelke. “Five seconds separated our top four guys, so that was great. Personally, I ran a good race but I think I could have run better. I ran a personal best time but my hamstrings tightened up in the last mile, and I lost about a dozen places. I was disappointed but thankfully my teammates stepped up.” Senior Michael McLaughlin rounded out the five-man qualifying group at 45th place and a time of 16:35. McLaughlin’s run did not meet his expectations, especially after a 16:25 at the State race last year. He did not wish to

photo | Mr. Matt Sciuto

comment on his run. “Michael had some tightness in his calves,” said head coach Joe Porter. “We aren’t worried about his race and know that he will be ready for Palatine.” After the race, Porter stressed the importance of focus for the next several weeks. The top varsity group will have their next race at Palatine, Ill., on Sept. 24. Porter said. “We are still nine weeks away from our big goal of running well at the (Nike Cross Nationals) regional meet, so we plan on continuing to do what we do best: put in a lot of miles and continue to increase our fitness.” Esswein, however, will supplement every mile with mental preparation with coach Hiedbrier for the rest of the season. There’s a cyclist that I’m a big fan of, Jens Voigt,” Esswein said. “Anytime he’s really hurting he just yells at his legs, ‘Shut up legs, I’m sick of this. I’m not really going until I can taste blood in my mouth.’ Dear God. I guess that’s the next level I have to get to. But I’ll definitely be talking to coach Hiedbrier for the mental pump up.”

Sophomore Joe Esswein pushes along at the Forest Park Cross Country Festival last Saturday.

SLUH set to retire Swimming adds to State roster; number of Henry Jones takes fifth at Marquette relays photo | courtesy of Mr. Chip Clatto

by David Greaves REPOTER


he St. Louis U. High swim team participated in the annual Marquette relay meet last Friday and Saturday. The team placed fifth overall with 192 points, just two points out of a three-way tie for third with Parkway South and Parkway West and an improvement from last year’s 6th place. Asked how the meet went, Henry Jones

by Jack Witthaus



t. Louis U. High football has hung up number 42. This week, SLUH announced that University of Illinois standout, and 12-year National League Football (NFL) player Henry Jones, ’86, will be called to the induction podium Friday before the SLUH vs. CBC football game to retire his number 42 SLUH jersey. The induction ceremony is part of the first ever Minority Homecoming and Reception at SLUH, which aims to bring together SLUH minority classmates for a dinner and to see the football game. Before the game, all the alums will stand in the center of the field along with Jones. Legendary SLUH and Missouri Sports Hall of Fame football coach Paul Martel (200-79-8) will also be present on the field. Martel, who coached for 29 years, was Jones’s head coach when he was at SLUH. Jones will be the second athlete in SLUH history to receive the honor after basketball Hall of Famer “Easy Ed” Macauley, ’45, had his number retired. “He was a standout here and

a standout at Illinois,” Vice President of Diversity Chip Clatto said of Jones. “I think it’s high time he gets rewarded for his efforts. He’s played longer in the NFL than any other SLUH alum.” The Buffalo Bills drafted Jones 26th overall in the 1991 NFL draft. Under Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy, Jones, a safety, played in three Super Bowls for the Bills in 1991, 1992, and 1993. In 1992, Jones was selected to the Pro Bowl. Jones was traded to the Minnesota Vikings in 2001, and finished his career with the Atlanta Falcons in 2002. According to Clatto, Jones is scheduled to address SLUH students during the activity period pep rally on Friday. He will then attend a luncheon with the administration, former coaches, and his family. Several minority football players were selected to speak with Jones at the luncheon. After the luncheon, the reception will take place at 5 p.m. in the Currigan Room. Tickets for the event are $20 for individuals and $40 for a couple. Clatto excontinued on page 8

coach Rachel Graczak replied, “Very well, I was very pleased.” In an email to the team, Graczak announced that there were “34 improved/new times/ scores—all 3 relays are now qualified for state, Amir (Paschal) and Pieter (Derdeyn) qualified in the 50 Free, and senior Michael Barry qualified in the diving.” The swim team will now be sending members to the state meet for the 200 Freestyle Relay,

the 200 Medley Relay, and the 400 Freestyle Relay. Other highlights of the event included the 200 Medley placing second overall, the 200 Free Relay placing third , and the dive team coming in first. “I think we’re looking good to hit fourth place next year... [and] move up again,” Graczak speculates.

With MCCs looming, JV soccer starts off 3-0 despite injuries By Joe Merrill REPORTER


he JV SoccerBills have started the year off hot with a record of 3-0. The squad has topped Gibualt (Ill.) 3-0 with goals from juniors Joey Coulson, Danny Buehler, and Andrew Robinson. Coulson leads the team with 4 goals. The JVBills also defeated Rockwood Summit 6-0 and Hillsborough’s varsity team 3-0. Key players for the young team in the three victories were forwards Buehler and Coulson

along with midfielders Robinson and Joey Fisher. Sophomore Colin Joern has had a great start of the season in net, and looks to keep his success throughout the regular season. Junior Matt Horas commented on the defensive success of the team, saying, “We’ve shown great defense in the past three games. Most of our success with our strikers starts with a great back line, and a keeper you can rely on.” A few injuries have plagued the team this year. Junior Teddy

“The Thorpedo” Thorpe will be cleared to play in one week after an injury in his right quad put him out for five weeks. Junior Mitchell Stars suffered a concussion, but will be cleared to play in one week. This healthy team looks to finish the season strong, their next game being Sept. 19 at the Hillsborough tournament. They look to finish their last eight games well and defeat their MCC opponents.

Flashback: November 14, 1985 With help of Jones, SLUH clinches playoffs Sixteen out of the last eighteen times, the Jr. Bills have triumphed over the arch-rival Cadets. The Bills, in their regular season finale at Busch Stadium Friday night and the opening five minutes of Saturday morning, clinched a playoff berth and ended the regular season with a 7-3 mark.

Henry Jones dashed seventy two yards up the left sideline midway through the second quarter to transform a three point Cadet lead into a three-point edge for SLUH. Dan Herzberg added two touchdowns as the Bills never looked back and captured a 19-10 victory. (With SLUH down 3-0),

Jones took a second down handoff from his own 28, started up the middle, darted outside, and beat the left cornerback to the sideline. He raced upfield, and with a nice move, eluded the final Cadet tackler at the CBC 15 and tightroped the sideline into the end zone ...


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McDonagh sets passing record, but Jr. Bills fall to Webster photo | courtesy of Dr. Rick Kuebel


by Ryan Dowd CORE STAFF


rankly, it was not a great football weekend for many fans around the city. Mizzou lost a heartbreaker to Arizona State. The Eagles decimated and decapitated the Rams. Michigan pulled a rabbit out of the hat in the final minute against Notre Dame. But finally, and of most importance, the St. Louis U. High football team (1-2) dropped its second game of the season, this one to the experienced, athletic Webster Groves Statesmen. On a glorious Friday night, with the SLUH student section packed with screaming blue freshmen, the Jr. Bill defense sought some answer to the Statesmen offensive attack. They found none. In the first half, the Statesmen worked a spread attack, widening the SLUH defense. Webster Groves senior quarterback Rayshawn Simmons consistently made use of his deep receiving corps, which included several Division I prospects. After a turnover on the first possession of the night, Webster scored two quick touchdowns. For the first time in the young season, the Jr. Bills were on the wrong side of the turnovers. With four total—three interceptions and one fumble—the Jr. Bills put themselves in a hole early and often. Head coach Gary Kornfeld said, “Any time you play good teams, it’s not always going to work out the way you’d like it to.” Behind the steady arm of senior Trevor McDonagh, the Jr. Bills fought back resiliently in the late first and second quarters. The half ended 21-14 with the Jr. Bills still in striking distance. After coming out in a spread attack in the first half, Webster went to their power running game to close out the game. The tone was set on the first drive. The Statesmen pounded out a long, demoralizing drive to go up by two scores. Kornfeld said, “What we

Quarterback Trevor McDonagh set a school record for single game passing yards last Friday against Webster. —41 pass attempts —3 interceptions —22 completions —414 total yards Previous record (2007): John Swanston, 410 yards

This cartoon does not necessarily represent the opinion of the Prep News or of St. Louis U. High.

Wide receiver Stefan Sansone eludes defenders last Friday against Webster. Sansone caught nine passes for 115 yards and one touchdown during the game. need to do is play tougher physically. We need to be more physical to the ball.” Webster used their running game and play action to score 21 more points in the second half against limited resistance from the SLUH defense. The running game, a strength for the team in its first two games, struggled to find traction against the athletic Webster defense. The Jr. Bills ran the ball 20 times for 16 yards, and as the deficit increased, the Jr. Bills turned to the air. Although McDonagh and his receiver posted some impressive statistics, the Webster pass rush

and run defense kept the Jr. Bills uncomfortable throughout the night. McDonagh went 22 for 41 for 414 yards and 3 total touchdowns, two passing and one running. Senior receivers Mitch Klug and Stefan Sansone combined for 268 yards. Klug had six catches for 153 yards, a 25-yard average. Sansone caught nine balls for 115 yards and one touchdown. Klug said, “Webster was an extremely athletic defense, and our performance against them has made us more confident this week as we’ve prepared for CBC. Everyone on the offense can rely

on each other, and we know that if the play isn’t called to us, our teammate will get the job done.” The Webster pass rush, bolstered by creative blitzes, sacked McDonagh four times and knocked him to the turf often. The Jr. Bills salvaged some honor late with touchdowns from senior TK Hawkins and junior Matt Hinkebein. Like the 2010 schedule, the 2011 schedule remains merciless. The Jr. Bills will host arguably the city’s top-ranked team in the Cadets from Christian Brothers College. Much of the pre-season hype surrounding CBC has been

fulfilled in the early going. They opened up with and narrowly beat Fort Zumwalt West, but have gone on to thump both Howell Central and DeSmet. The Cadets have averaged 56 points a game on offense. “This is as good a CBC club as I’ve seen in my 33 years,” said Kornfeld. Senior Cadet quarterback Dalton Demos, infamous for kneeling the ball instead of spiking it in a C-team game against SLUH freshman year, is protected by a massive offensive line and aided by a horde of playmakers. Demos, while having an up and down junior campaign, has started his senior year strong and is considered a Division I prospect. Kornfeld said, “CBC poses a lot of weapons because they can run the football, and they can throw the football. They have a quarterback that can not only throw it but he’s mobile.” The SLUH defense hopes to quell its critics in a marquee Friday night showdown. “We just need to play as one (unit) and limit the many big plays CBC can create,” said senior linebacker and H-back John Jedlicka. The Jr. Bills seem confident, and with the experience on offense the Jr. Bills always have a shot. Football is a fickle sport. The previous weekend may have been disastrous, but the next always offers hope of redemption.

Soccer tops Cadets 3-1, finishes second in CBC tournament by James Boeckmann REPORTER


t looked like just another day at the office for the St. Louis U. High varsity soccer team last Saturday against CBC. But it must have felt good, too, especially after two disappointing results against MCC rivals DeSmet and Vianney. The Jr. Bills had a look of accomplishment that hasn’t been seen yet this year as they left the field, dismantling CBC 3-1 for their first win against an MCC opponent. After multiple changes to the game time, kickoff finally commenced around 4 p.m. Both teams were clearly anxious to get the game started, and everyone knew it would be exciting. However, nobody expected CBC to start the game as quickly as they did. On the opening kickoff, they quickly passed around the SLUH midfield and got the

ball out wide. When they swung the ball in, CBC benefitted from a deflection which set up an unmarked winger for CBC with an easy tap-in at the back post only 23 seconds in to the game. After the goal, captain Joe Jedlicka said later, “I was really worried we were going to break down.” Thankfully, the Jr. Bills held their composure, and they slowly regained more and more control of the game. According to Jedlicka, the plan was to “look to play the corners and shut them in their end.” As the Billikens gradually gained momentum they began to create good chances, but they just couldn’t finish for goals. Then, U. High Zohan Joey Ferber took one of his superhuman throw-ins, which was flicked on nicely by senior midfielder Tommy Behr. Off the flick, Jacob Kloepinger buried

a wonderful shot to tie the score at one with 10:15 left in the first half. This gave SLUH the momentum going into halftime. In the second half, a rejuvenated Jr. Bills team really stepped up the pressure on CBC. They kept the ball on CBC’s half, and didn’t let CBC get anything going on offense. After over 20 minutes of good soccer without a goal, SLUH finally broke the deadlock. Senior Ryan Merrifield received a through ball on the wing and sent a great ball in for Behr, who drove a powerful header upper-90 to take the lead against the MCC rivals. It was a great goal, and it generated incredible excitement on the field and in the crowd. “It was amazing. That’s about the only way I can explain it. Running past the team and the fans after was awesome,” said Behr of his go-ahead goal.

Even though SLUH was in control of the game, a one-goal lead against CBC didn’t seem like enough. That would be taken care of, however, as Merrifield beat his defender to the end line and slotted a great ball to senior Mason Suess, who made a darting run to the near post. Suess flicked the ball nicely past the keeper to give the Jr. Bills a two-goal lead late in the second half. The lead would hold, and the triumphant Jr. Bills notched their first win against an MCC opponent this season. Coach Charlie Martel had good things to say about the

game. “We were shaky at the beginning, but other than that we played really well ... We worked hard,” Martel said. “We tracked their defenders and put pressure on them really well.” The constant pressure was key in creating the SLUH scoring opportunities. A game against Webster was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, but it was cancelled due to field conditions at Webster. The Jr. Bills play Saturday at St. Dominic at 12:30, and then have the first CYC Tournament game Monday, Sept. 19 at Anheuser Busch Soccer Park #2.



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Family Mass celebrated Sunday

photo | Mr. Matt Sciuto

September 16, 2011

Friday, September 16

Schedule R Senior Kairos Retreat CSP Food Drive Begins (through September 23) AP Snack—Brownies Sports Pep Rally 8:30 am Bowdoin College (sign up in Naviance) 9:30 am Hofstra University (sign up in Naviance) 1:30 pm Trinity College (sign up in Naviance) 5 pm Minority Alumni Homecoming Reception 7 pm V Football vs. CBC Lunch Special—Chicken Rings Healthy— Country Fried Steak

Saturday, September 17 9 am

Cross Country @ Sioux Passage Park C Soccer @ St. Dominic 10:30 am B Soccer @ St. Dominic 12 pm V Soccer @ St. Dominic

Sunday, September 18 No Events Scheduled

Monday, September 19

John Lan Tran, S.J., celebrates the Family Mass, held Sunday in the chapel. According to Tran, over 400 people attended, the largest crowd for a family Mass in years. The Family Mass fell on the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, and consequently Tran’s homily focused on forgiveness.

SLUH set to retire number of Henry Jones

photo | Ben Banet

(continued from page 6) -pects around 60 alums to enjoy dinner and the open bar. “Believe it or not, a lot of the alums have either not been on campus in years, or since they’ve graduated. So we’ll (also) take them on a tour.” Clatto also expects many CBC minority alums to join SLUH alums at the game. “I have a feeling—you know CBC games are always packed to begin with—that this thing might be crazy,” Clatto said.

Schedule R Honduras Baby Shower Drive (through Friday) JV Soccer @ Hillsboro Tournament (through Saturday) AP Snack—Mini Tacos Cornell College—M104 DePaul University—M106 Drury University—M108 Southeast Missouri State University— M112 Truman State University—M112 University of Tulsa—M114 Valparaiso University—M106 8:01 am PLAN Exam 9:15 am Goucher University (sign up in Naviance) 4:30 pm D Football @ CBC JV Football vs. CBC 5 pm New Ignatian Educators Meeting 7:45 pm V Soccer @ St. Dominic (CYC Tournament) Lunch Special—Pizza Calzones Healthy—Sweet and Sour Chicken

Tuesday, September 20

Schedule B1 Block Schedule AP Snack—Waffle Fries 9:15 am UW-Madison (Sign up Naviance) 2 pm UM-Twin Cities (Sign up Naviance) 4:15 pm B Soccer vs. St. Mary’s 6 pm V Soccer vs. Kirkwood @ Socccer Park #5 Lunch Special—Chicken Fried Steak Healthy— Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Wednesday, September 21

Block Schedule AP Snack—Mini Cinnis 8 am College of the Holy Cross (Sign up in Naviance) 9 am Ohio Wesleyan University (Sign up in Naviance) 10 am Southern Methodist University (Sign up in Naviance) 7:45 pm V Soccer vs. Oakville @ Soccer Park #3 Lunch Special—Taco Bar Healthy—Chicken Parmesan

Thursday, September 22

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Snack—Bosco Sticks Freshman English Tutorial Belmont University—M104 Colorado State University—M106 Creighton State University—M108 Unversity of Dallas—M110 Drake University—M112 Kalamazoo College—M114 Westminster College—M116 Mother’s Club Mass/Meeting 10:45 am Emory University (Sign up Naviance) 1:30 pm Brescia University (Sign up Naviance) 4:30 pm B Soccer @ CBC 5:30 pm C Football vs. Vianney Lunch Special—Papa Johns Healthy— Pulled Turkey Phill Sandwich

Friday, September 23

Schedule R Alumi Reunion Weekend (through Saturday) AP Snack—Chili Cheese Nachos Senior Class Mass 4 pm Cross Country @ Warrior Invitational 4:30 pm C Soccer vs. Granite City 6 pm V Soccer @ CYC Tournament (Soccer Park #2) 7 pm V Football @ Vianney Lunch Special—Chicken Strips and Fries Healthy—Country Fried Steak calendar | Adam Thorp

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