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St. Louis University High School | Friday, December 6, 2013

Fine Arts assembly to bring Christmas spirit Spike in locker room theft concerns admins, students photo | Ben Banet

Twenty reports of theft in past five months; twelve reported in locker room from November 22-26 BY Jacob Hilmes FEATURES EDITOR

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From left to right: sophomore Joe Schultz, senior Jake Wobbe, sophomore Nick Bentz, and seniors Michael Schimmele and Harold Wayne practice their dancing.

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he fine arts are helping spread the Christmas spirit throughout St. Louis U. High in the last

couple of weeks before Christmas break, which will culminate in a Fine Arts Assembly for the students today and a concert on Sunday to showcase all of the first semester work of the band, cho-

rus, and dance classes. The assembly, a collaborative production by the members of the Fine Arts department, will be held in the Schulte Theatre durcontinued on page 3

Fields takes POL for second year in a row photo | Adam Lux

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Fields recited “Sestine: Like” in yesterday’s Poetry Out Loud competition.

enior Tom Fields talked his way through the first round of the St. Louis U. High’s eighth annual Poetry Out Loud (POL) Competition yesterday in the Schulte Theater, coordinated by English teacher Chuck Hussung. Fields picked up his second SLUH victory with a recitation of “Sestine: Like” by A. E. Stallings. Junior Nate Cummings claimed runner-up with his recitation of the classic “O, Captain, My Captain” by Walt Whitman. “Judging is really splitting hairs,” said principal and English teacher John Moran, who judged the competition along with math teacher Frank Corley and director Kathryn Whitaker. “I was really impressed with the commitment (the contestants) put into it.” “My judges thought they were hearing extra good performances,” said Hussung. Juniors Jack Sullivan, Jack Kiehl, and Kevin Thomas and se-

nior Paul Fister rounded out the competition. Stallings’ poem was first published last May and focuses on the use of the word “like,” especially in social media. The poem ends, “So like this page. Click Like,” a Facebook reference asking the reader to consider the poem’s message. Fields said becoming a part of the poem was helpful in giving a good recitation. “I never really understood how you could become part of a poem until Poetry Out Loud,” said Fields. “It had always been that thing, you know, ‘Oh poems are a thing I don’t understand,’ but if you take the time to sit down and just really work on it and make it part of you and memorize it and recite it like that, it’s a really a phenomenal experience.” The contestant demographic—six juniors and seniors—was not surprising, except in its resemblance to last year’s demographic—six sophomores and continued on page 6

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s students settled in homeroom desks on Monday for the first time after Thanksgiving break, Assistant Principal for Student Life Brock Kesterson greeted St. Louis U. High with an unexpected tone. Kesterson relayed warnings over the morning PA, expressing concern about student behavior and dress code infringements, but Kesterson’s caution on the buildup of recent student theft caused the biggest stir. “I know that there has been a significant decrease overall in theft in the last few years, but again I’ve noticed a spike in the last few weeks or so,” said Kesterson of his announcement. “I wanted to address it and try to deal with it, try to figure out what we could do better.” In the past five months, there have been 20 reports of theft at SLUH. Eighteen of these 20 have taken place in the locker room, and 12 of those 18 were from Nov. 22 to Nov. 26. This current spike in student theft comes from the string of locker room break-ins. The locker room has long been a target of burglaries. In years past, students have left idle backpacks above lockers and returned to find clothes thrown out, phones missing, and cash stolen (see volume 75, issue 11). However, the recent outbreak has students taking more aggressive steps, bypassing locks and physically breaking into lockers. “From what I’ve been hearing, the students are kind of disappointed; it’s kind of sad we have to keep our locks—and even if we have locks, stuff ’s still getting stolen,” said one student. “It’s kind of sad that we can’t leave our wallet locked in our locker and have it feel safe anymore.” “I know that it’s been done in past years. For the break-ins, it’s an issue and it happens once, but it hasn’t been an epidemic. It hadn’t been as large-scale as it has

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SLUH to host prayer service Pulling students from 29 different Catholic high schools, Sam Krausz will lead the prayer service and music that will acocompany the program. Page 4 sports News

Let the gardening begin! President David Laughlin cuts the ribbon at the SLUH comunity garden Opening Ceremony. Page 2

Brian Kirk St. Louis native Brian Kirk enthusiastically took over the tennis program in October with hopes of keeping the team competing at high level. Page 5

been recently,” said Kesterson. Kesterson would not discuss any disciplinary matters regarding the current thefts, stating that investigations are still on-going, and the administration is now “putting together the pieces.” “It’s not as cut and dried as ‘catch you red-handed and you’re out.’ It is more complicated than that,” said Kesterson. “I never want to place blame. This is a place where everybody buys into what we’re all about, this brotherhood, this theme this year of loving.” As student crime increased from Nov. 22 to Nov. 26 and emails became more frequent, Kesterson felt that the morning announcement would bring the thefts out into the open and get students involved. “I think most kids just delete the email and don’t really care about it,” said another student. “Because nobody really knew what to do—it was kind of happening behind the scenes—nobody really knew who was doing it, so they didn’t know what they could do. I think there’s going to be more reactions now, because there’s been a big deal made about it now.” Kesterson confirmed that he consulted with a police officer on the thefts. In the 2010-2011 school year, two cameras were installed outside of the locker room in an attempt to deter theft (see volume 75, issue 17). However, the locker room still remains an area that is less supervised by faculty, and is therefore an area where people will take risks. In addition, the see-through lockers allow potential offenders to catch a glimpse of objects inside. In an attempt to further deter stealing in the locker room, Kesterson warned the student body that students found congregating in the locker room, whether loitering or eating lunch, would be automatically jugged. “People hang out down there, continued on page 2

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Wrestling at Hazelwood WrestlingBills lose at Hazelwood West in opener; look forward to season. Page 7 Sports

Soccerbills third in State After a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Timberland in the semifinals, SLUH soccer beat Glendale High School from Springfield 2-1 to claim the bronze. Page 6


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December 6, 2013

“Best chili I have ever had”: Ribbon-cutting ceremony opens garden photo | Nolen Doorack

President David Laughlin cuts the ribbon at community garden opening ceremony on Nov. 23.

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eachers, students, neighbors, and all those hungry for a hot bowl of chili gathered in sub 30-degree weather on Nov. 23 to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Backer Garden, located behind the Danis Field House. Social studies teacher Anne Marie Lodholz organized the ceremony, with the help of students on the Sustainability Committee. Senior Ross Roth-Johnson contributed to the coordinating of the ceremony. Students on the Sustainability Committee and Honduran Fuel cooked cornbread and chili, and warm apple cider was also offered as a way to stay warm in the chilly wind. President David Laughlin began with a short prayer focusing on stewardship. After the prayer, science teacher Bill Anderson thanked all those who helped work in the garden, ranging from Saint Louis U. High’s maintenance staff to the neighbors surrounding the garden. Lodholz also expressed her gratitude before allowing Laughlin to cut the ribbon. Laughlin

borrowed former mayor of St. Louis Vincent C. Schoemehl’s oversized gold scissors to cut the ribbon, which was made of recycled plastic bags tied together. “Having the Mayor’s scissors made it official. I thought the idea of the plastic bags was a nice reminder of the whole theme of sustainability,” said junior Garret Fox. According to Laughlin, the scissors came from someone who knew someone who knew Schoemehl. After cutting the ribbon, Laughlin welcomed visitors to come through the gate to plant seeds. Each person sprinkled green seeds in a raised bed. People also made their ways to the buffet, eager to try the sirloin chili that Honduran Fuel had made. “Oh my gosh, that was the best chili I have ever had,” said Laughlin. Roth-Johnson brought a fire pit and s’more supplies to provide warmth. Many gravitated to the fire. “It was really cold and windy. The fire pit was a great idea. I enjoyed making s’mores and talking with people,” said Fox. Anderson and Lodholz were

both happy with the turnout. Math teacher and director of Financial Aid Craig Hannick and Laughlin brought their familes. Others in attendance included science teacher Mary Russo and her son, Assistant Principal of Mission Jim Linhares, and sophomore Michael Hayes. Anderson and Lodholz have been envisioning what the garden will look like in the spring, as well as long term projects such as building a greenhouse, raising chickens, and furthering development of the native plants section. Lodholz believes the next step is “to figure out realistically what’s next.” “In the spring, we would like to get as many of the beds filled as possible. We hope to have fresh food from the garden to use for CSP,” Anderson said. Lodholz hopes that a greenhouse is the next step for the garden. With the addition of a greenhouse, spring crops could be started from seeds during the winter. This would cut down on the number of plants that would need to be bought from a nursery, as was done in the fall planting season and which was not cost effective.

Recent locker room theft sparks concern (continued from page 1) people eat lunch in there, and it’s just not a place where I want any of that stuff going on, because I want to eliminate any possibility of these things happening,” said Kesterson. Such general stealing has ranged from picking up calculators to looting wallets.  On Nov. 22, freshman Nicholas Wilmsmeyer misplaced a laptop bag containing a Macbook, flashdrive, and cell phone charger while picking up trash in the SI Commons. “I think in this community, you don’t really think that it happens, but I guess for all guys it happens. Everywhere you go it’s going to happen,” said Wilmsmeyer.

Fortunately, after a schoolwide email message from Kesterson, Wilmsmeyer’s bag turned up anonymously, on the same day it was reported missing, all belongings intact. Wilmsmeyer said that after the report, students emailed him with support, assuring they would look out for the items and help in any way they could. Such student aid as this has been beneficial in solving current theft situations. “(Reporting) has been a big part of it. They don’t like this happening in their school, so I’ve had guys give me some information,” said Kesterson. “So that has been helpful.” “Just if they see anything happening, don’t be scared to say anything to Mr. Kesterson or any teachers, because you could make

it anonymous; it’s not like they’re gonna come hunt you down and beat you up,” said one student. “It just has to be done. If you really want this to be what this school is supposed to be, you just have to put an end to something like this.” As investigations continue, Kesterson says brainstorming and attempts to thwart stealing are underway. Kesterson suggests that student monitors in the locker room may be a possibility for the future. Another possibility is a student committee against theft, much like the Academic Integrity Committee. Both ideas are conceptual, and only the first has been discussed within the administration.

According to Lodholz, buying and raising chickens would be “a low cost initiative.” Lodholz and Anderson have also been thinking about ways that other teachers could integrate the garden into their classes come spring. Lodholz’s four American history classes maintained four beds in the garden through the fall season. Anderson has brought his classes out to the garden many times so far. Their most recent trip included gathering samples of soils and testing them. Many other members of the SLUH community have already claimed beds in the garden. Several teachers and a few students maintained particular beds during the fall, as well as whole departments. The hope is that neighborhood families will also take beds. “I think we’re at a stage where

there are ideas, but they haven’t been put into a formal plan or budget. Even though it’s our property, I think we want to try to be a good neighbor, so I think there’s a lot of conversation needed about possibilities,” said Laughlin. The land for the garden was initially cleared for a new Jesuit residence. While the garden does not fully encompass the cleared land, Laughlin noted that a small part might be used for the proposed new Jesuit residence. “I think at least for now, in the near term future, we hope to have a community garden there. If we and when we put in a Jesuit Residence house, it will take up a portion of what’s there, but it doesn’t mean that we’d be getting rid of all the community garden,” said Laughlin. “There’s plenty of space for both.” photo | Nolen Doorack

Junior Garret Fox and senior Ross Roth-Johnson prepare for planting.

Adopt-a-Family Drive photo | Jack Connaghan

A pile of gifts and supplies donated by a junior homeroom sits in the old cafeteria for the Adopt-a-Family drive. The drive, which ends today, will help families from all over the St. Louis area to help make their Christmas better.


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December 6, 2013

Volume 78, Issue 13

Chess to start season against Metro, John Burroughs next week BY Sam Chechik REPORTER

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he Chess Bills will start their Gateway Chess League season next week with a meet against Metro High school next Tuesday and a meet Wednesday against John Burroughs. This is formidable competition to start the season. Metro was the runner-up to Parkway North in last year’s championship, and swept SLUH on all the boards the last time they competed. SLUH came in sixth after a win against Affton. Coach Jim Gioia said, “I think that Metro will be an especially tough team to start off against.” Every school that participates in the League sends its top five players to meets on the five board spots. According to Gioia, SLUH’s representatives are going to be seniors John Esswein and Alvaro Gudiswitz; juniors Garrett Sabourin Rubich and Mike Winkelmann; and freshman Will Kelly. Gioia said the difficulty of the first board position is that that player will have to play the best players from other schools. “I think that whoever ends up being our third or fourth best player will probably have a really strong year. I think we are going

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to have good depth, so we might face situations where our top guy is getting beat by another school’s top guy,” said Gioia. “By the time they get to their third or fourth board, I think that our guys are going to be stronger than the opposition when they play on their third or fourth board. At this point, I suspect that the freshman Will Kelly will have a lot of success this year, and I also think both Alvaro (Gudiswitz) and John (Esswein) will have really strong years if they are down in that third or fourth position.” The sense of the team is that attendance will be important for success this year. Last year, conflicts prevented some students from making meets, forcing drafts of non-team members to fill spots for one crucial match. “I think our team looks really strong, and if we have good atten- Freshman Will Kelly competes in the all-school chess tournament. According to coach Jim Gioia, Kelly is the only dance and all that, I will feel good freshman who will compete in the top five the school will send to meets. about the team,” said Gioia. “I think we are going to do of kids last year, and then having season, but we are doing pretty For the past couple weeks, awesome this year, and ultimately, not many show up, which caused well,” said Kelly. “Though I can’t the Chess Club has hosted an allit is going to come down to how us to lose a lot of matches that we judge from past experience how school tournament within SLUH. many people actually show up, shouldn’t have ... I still feel really we do as a team, I can say that The tournament at SLUH is down because last year, we had a re- confident about this year.” right now the team is pretty solid to three competitors: junior Mike ally strong team, but then we had Kelly, the only freshman on and is prepared for the league.” Winkelmann, junior Garrett Sabmany absences and ended up ty- the top five, was also optimistic The team will play seven ourin Rubich, and freshmen Will ing in the tournament,” said Es- about the year. schools in ten rounds until the Kelly. It will conclude on Monday swein. “It was really disappoint“I’m feeling pretty good final championships in competi- or Tuesday of next week. ing seeing a really strong team about our team. It is early in the tion for a playoff spot.

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ing a third period special schedule today. Originally the plan was to have a Mass schedule and fit in both assemblies—one for the freshman and seniors, the other for the sophomores and juniors— but the schedule was switched back to the one used in years past, where the first student group attends the ceremony during activity period and has third period during the regular time, while the other group has third period during activity period and the assembly during third period. While this requires all of the students involved in the production to miss at least third period and for some, second as well, it lengthens the performance from the originally planned 30 minutes back to the 45 of years past. “It takes so long to get those kids in and out,” said art teacher John Mueller, who has served as master of ceremonies for the last four years, welcoming everyone to the performance and introducing each number. Theater teacher Kevin McKernan and theater tech director Tim Moore, who helped by preparing the theater for the assembly and concert, will be facilitating a quick and easy entrance and exit for all of the students in attendance. The assembly will feature performances from the various band classes, chorus classes, and dance classes, and will include stories read by students and teachers and finish with the song “Silent Night,” during which Mueller and the chorus will encourage students to sing along. All of the performances will be Christmasthemed, with the intention of spreading the spirit. And, while it only exhibits parts of the Fine Arts program, it was organized by

the entire Fine Arts department. “We worked together to see how everything will best fit together to be a cohesive and elegant Christmas card to the school,” explained theater teacher Kathryn Whitaker, who took charge of much of the organization and coordination, which included decorating the theater and theater lobby. This will be band teacher Jeff Pottinger’s first time directing the SLUH band in a Christmas Fine Arts assembly, and he is thrilled that this is a part of the Jr. Bills’ school day. “I think it’s awesome,” he said. “I think it’s a great way to just kind of relax as a student body and to enjoy the season. In some ways it’s nice to showcase the Fine Arts department. But we’re not really playing (music) that is the hardest or most interesting in some ways, because it serves that specific purpose of being kind of a quiet, maybe worshipful experience. It’s just a time to share a moment. A Christmas moment, maybe a little bit in prayer, maybe a little bit in music.” “I think it’s awesome that they even do something like this,” said McKernan, the other new Fine Arts teacher. “I’ve never been in a school where the Fine Arts (teachers) have done something like this. I just think it’s awesome that we make the arts a priority, and that we have people experiencing them that maybe don’t get to participate in them.” Along with band music there will be choral music, directed by chorus teacher Joseph Koestner. Koestner will be singing several numbers as well as guiding the student audience in “Silent Night” at the end of the performance. “We’ve got a big variety of things, including the fabulous freshmen, and lots of senior so-

loists,” said Koestner. “It’s an exceptionally large group that is offering up something special to the student body and faculty and staff.” “There’s no better way than music to spread the Christmas spirit,” said senior Michael Schimmele, a member of varsity chorus and a dancer. “In these songs, like in “Silent Night,” the Christmas feel is contagious. The second I hear the songs we’re singing, I just feel like Christmas!” “And don’t forget,” said senior Jake Wobbe, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” The other contributing classes are those of dance teacher Simonie Anzalone, who has been training her students for this assembly and the even larger concert on Sunday. “I’m looking forward to those that are not a part of the current Fine Arts programs to get a glimpse into the programs

that are offered this semester,” said Anzalone. “And also the hard work that the other students that are in the Fine Arts program have put in this semester.” The Fine Arts teachers said they hoped the assembly would get students excited about the Fine Arts concert Sunday, which is free to SLUH students. The concert will feature a much longer performance from the bands, choruses, and dance classes, and is not exclusively Christmasthemed. Art teacher and Fine Arts department chair Joan Bugnitz has been feeding the flame of Christmas by playing Christmas music during all her classes. Her printmaking class, which includes ceramics teacher Sarah Rebholz and a seldom-seen Mueller, have drawn names for a Secret Santa activity. “We’re all going to draw names, and trade one of our original prints for Kris Kringle,” Bug-

nitz said. “Printmaking is a real communal thing.” Senior Gabe Miller points to junior Sam Fentress’s organization of a SLUH Christmas album that is in the works to be sold to benefit charity as a big part of his holiday cheer. Miller is actively present in the Fine Arts every day, being a band student and a printmaking student, and a musician all his life. To learn more about the Christmas album set to be released, look for an article in next week’s Prep News. “To me, the Christmas spirit is just an attitude for gratitude, a sense of joy you share with other people,” he said. “All of the art teachers have definitely helped me to appreciate the beauty just in life, in art and music and dance which helps me to be aware of life’s little treats. The Fine Arts assembly will be held today after second period, and the Winter Concerts will be held on Sunday.

Stubborn Senior Stubble

photo | Ben Banet

(From left to right) John Lauer: Worst Beard. Kevin Hagemann: Best Beard. Gabe Miller: Most Creative. All three grew their beards for the senior NoShave November competition.


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Cross-diocesan student’s Tie-breaker in SLUH Scholar Bowl’s favor group plans prayer service photo | Leo Heinz

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Junior Matt Bates and seniors Sidarth Iyer and Adam Thorp collaborated during Tuesday’s Scholar Bowl meet.

TEAM ENTERS FINAL LEAGUE MATCHES AS TOP SEED BY Matt REPORTER

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he Saint Louis U. High varsity Scholar Bowl team maintained its perfect record last Tuesday, winning all three matches in a meet against Lutheran South. Lutheran South also had a perfect record going into the meet, and were tied for first place with SLUH. After being outscored

in the first half, SLUH came back to tie Lutheran South at the end of regulation, and then SLUH won the first two questions of a threequestion tiebreaker to come away with a win. “They were 8-0, we were 8-0, and we were able to pull off the win,” said SLUH Scholar Bowl coach Frank Corley. The team also won its next two matches, defeating Rosati Kain and Vianney. Both matches were more difficult than expected. “It was kind of a nail-biter. We were a little off and had some sloppy mistakes,” said senior Rob Hayes. In previous events, many people had contributed to the team, but things were a little different at this meet.

“We didn’t have a lot of guys, which was very different from the previous nights,” said senior Noah Weber. With an 11-0 record, the varsity team will head into the championship matches next week seeded first overall. Corley is very confident in his veteran team, saying, “We’re pretty much where we always are. We’ll get to the semifinals, maybe the finals, and see how it goes.” The junior varsity team was also successful on Tuesday, clinching second place for the division. The team’s record is 9-2, with the only losses being forfeits. But Corley is not worried. “Junior varsity will have a slightly harder path to the tournament, but I think we’re going to be pretty strong next week,” he said.

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t. Louis U. High students will have a chance to join students from 29 different Catholic high schools at a prayer service next Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in SLUH’s chapel. Sponsored by the St. Louis Archdiocesan Lift group, the prayer service will be conducted by a music group comprised of more than 20 students from seven different schools. SLUH senior Sam Krausz is leading the prayer service and is organizing the music group, which includes students from DeSmet and Cor Jesu. Campus minister Dan Finucane is overseeing Krausz as he plans the service. “Sam has done an awesome job bringing a large group from totally different schools,” said Finucane. “I don’t have those connections to other schools, and I would not have been able to do this as well as Sam did.” The students will sit on the floor for the prayer service while three student speakers will give a reflection: SLUH senior Matt Whalen, Cor Jesu junior Julia Pottinger, and DeSmet senior Grady Riley. Also as part of the prayer service, students will be able to pick up candles and take them to the front of the chapel, and these candles will light the chapel.

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Art teacher John Mueller gets into the Christmas spirit as he poses with the Christmas tree in his room.

“This prayer service is a way for all of us to realize the good in our lives and a time for all of us to slow down before the thing all of us have in common: exams,” said Krausz. Cor Jesu senior Lyn Hussey came up with the idea of organizing a prayer service as part of the Lift group. “She thought the next prayer service should be at SLUH because to her the name SLUH makes things sound legit,” said Krausz. “At the prayer service at Cor Jesu, they did a great job, but they had a ton of obstacles to overcome. I really have to thank SLUH because they removed all obstacles and are really into supporting and helping other kids’ initiatives.” Finucane hopes for high attendance at the event. “I feel that since this prayer service is student-run and student-initiated, there will be a lot of students coming to the prayer service,” said Finucane. “I want this to start a new tradition for the schools around St. Louis,” said Krausz. “This could definitely become important and expanded by the school. I know that December is a stressful and busy time, but students can consider this their time to slow down, and also there will be girls.”

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SPORTS Young hockey team takes down Francis Howell, Lafayette; record improves to 5-1

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December 6, 2013

BY Thomas CORE STAFF

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espite its youth and inexperience, the St. Louis U. High varsity hockey team improved its record to 5-1 with close wins over Francis Howell and Lafayette over the past two weeks. Sophomore Patrick Pence lit the lamp first against Francis Howell on Nov. 30 to put the Jr. Bills up 1-0. The Vikings tied it up with two minutes to go in the first. It stayed all knotted up until, with 1:20 left in the second, senior Liam FitzGerald found the back of the net to give SLUH a 2-1 advantage. The Jr. Bills held on tight to their one goal lead and with 24 seconds left, senior Christian Hoffmeister sealed the win with an empty netter. The game ended 3-1 in SLUH’s favor. With only a one-goal lead for most of the latter half of the game, the team struggled to pull away from the Vikings. “We controlled the game,” said coach Kevin Fitzpatrick. “It’s just that we’re struggling to put the puck in the net, but we’re getting opportunities which is really all you can ask for, and eventually they’ll start going in for us.” Sophomore goalie Joe Warnecke was rock solid between the pipes, maintaining the team’s small lead. “Joe saved us really,” said senior Stan Pawlow. Fitzpatrick was a little concerned with the lack of forecheck because of the opportunities that it can generate. In both the Francis Howell and Lafayette games, SLUH was unable to use the forecheck to create plays. A week before the Francis Howell game, SLUH took on Lafayette on Nov. 23. After Lafayette broke the ice midway through the first period to go up 1-0, freshman John Sieckhaus knotted it up with 25 seconds left in the first. Junior Danny Tarlas followed with a goal of his own with three seconds left on the clock. With the tying and go-ahead goals, SLUH got the production it needed to contend with the Lancers. “(The goals) were huge,” said Fitzpatrick. “Obviously, to come back and go ahead was big for us.” “You always want to end a pe-

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Stephen Lockwood, SLUH defender, player pushes the puck up the ice.

riod on top, and I was going to be satisfied with a tie going into the second period, but it was really a momentum shifter,” said Pawlow. Lafayette tied it up with five minutes to go in the second period to make it 2-2. Despite the even score, SLUH had outshot the Lancers 27-6 through the second period. Midway through the third period, Tarlas scored his second on the night to give SLUH a 3-2 lead. Freshman Luke Gassett gave the Jr. Bills a bit of insurance with 4:21 left in the third to put SLUH up. The Jr. Bills outshot Lafayette 36-14. The story was much the same in both the Lafayette and Francis Howell contests. “We had a lot of opportunities and a lot chances,” said Fitzpatrick. Since SLUH has no problem shooting, it’s a matter of getting the shots in the right places and finding the back of the net. “Another big thing we need to do is to get bodies in front of the net, take the goalie’s eyes away, so that when we get a shot on net, the goalie can’t save it cleanly and get a whistle, or he can’t control his rebound so when the rebound does come out, we can bang it in,” said Hoffmeister. Fitzpatrick has a bit of concern with establishing control in

the opponent’s zone. “Our offensive zone forecheck needs to continue to get better,” said Fitzpatrick. “It’s not anywhere near I think where we should be. The more we can play in the offensive zone, the better off we’re going to be. The more turnovers we can create, again, the better off we’re going to be.” “I think our offense needs to start clicking, and that starts in the defensive zone,” said Pawlow. “We’ve got to get the puck out so our forwards can do their job.” Another concern throughout the season has been age and experience, since a lot of playing time has gone to underclassmen. “The younger guys are smaller physically,” said Fitzpatrick. “We’ve got young guys that are playing big minutes for us and playing big roles. It’s a big challenge for them, but I think as the season goes along, we’ll adjust and it’ll make things better for us.” “I think they need to step up, and they have been,” said Pawlow. Fitzpatrick has seen plenty of progress and knows that getting to where he wants to be is a process. “At the end of the year, we’ll be a team to be reckoned with,” said Fitzpatrick. The puck drops at 7:30 at Affton tomorrow night against MCC rival DeSmet.

he varsity tennis team is now traveling at warp speed under the command of their new captain, coach Brian Kirk. Kirk came aboard as the varsity St. Louis U. High tennis coach in mid-October, taking over the helm from former coach Mark Hoppenjans, who had to step down after his first season as a coach because of work commitments.     “I met Athletic Director Dick Wehner last year, and he contacted me for an interview after last season,” said Kirk. “I thought it was a perfect fit.   SLUH is right next to St. Louis Community College (STLCC) and is also a very good tennis program.” Kirk is currently an adjunct physical education instructor at STLCC and a tennis instructor at Tennis Anyone? He also has decades of experience in secondary coaching. He was the head boys & girls tennis coach in the Francis Howell School District, an adjunct physical education instructor at Lindenwood University, the head freshman girls

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basketball coach at Ladue High School, an assistant varsity boys basketball coach in the Rockwood School District, a sports instructor at Blue Springs Parks and Recreation, a physical education teacher in the Kansas City, Missouri School District, and a PE/ health teacher and coach in the Oak Grove School District. Kirk has strong Missouri and St. Louis roots. He attended Knob Noster High School, where he was a  four-year varsity tennis player and a two-year varsity football and basketball player. He played intramural tennis and received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Central Missouri State University and received his master’s degree in art from Webster University. “I enjoy playing tennis because it allows me to meet a lot of different people, and it’s good for my health,” said Kirk. “I’ve always enjoyed coaching because I want other people to enjoy sports as much as I do.”  Kirk hopes to help each individual player improve their skills, specifically groundstrokes, net play, and serving. “I don’t have any specific goals for us yet as a team, but I expect us to compete at a high level,” said Kirk. “I also want to help them with the mental aspects of the game. I am looking forward to a long term relationship with SLUH, and I am excited to take over the tennis program. ”

Poll Q: School Friday? Prep News staff makes its call at 9:30 p.m. No. (21%) Yes. (79%)

—compiled by Nolen Doorack

Racquetbills 3-0 after rout of Chaminade BY Charlie REPORTER

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t. Louis U. High’s varsity racquetball team faced off Wednesday against a winless Chaminade (0-3) team and swept the Red Devis 7-0 to improve its record to 3-0. “Going into the match, we knew Chaminade did not have a team that would be competitive,” said senior Thomas Riganti. The doubles team of juniors Brian Kissel and Ike Simmon topped their opponents 15-6, 151.   Senior Gabe McCullough, the No. 6 seed, demolished his opponent 15-1, 15-3. At the No. 5 seed, senior

Drew Bollinger aced his opponent several times, winning 15-3, 15-1. Senior Jacob Abrahamian, the No. 4 seed, began his match by acing his opponent on five of the first six points en route to a 15-4, 15-0 win. As the No. 3 seed, junior Kevin Schneier rolled over his opponent 15-1, 15-3. The No. 2 seed, senior Alex Burbee, squared off against a substitute and won 15-0, 15-3.     Riganti, the No. 1 seed, got off to a slow start in his first game. However, he fought back to tie it up at 14-14 before losing 15-14. In Riganti’s second game, he got off to a hot start and shut out his opponent 15-0, then won the

tiebreaker, Riganti kept his momentum going as he won 11-2. “I was trying to practice shots that I wanted to work on,” said Riganti. This weekend, the team will play in the Winter Rollout Tournament. “We play in these tournaments to get ready for Nationals,” said Riganti. “The Winter Rollout is always a big test because it is the never-ending tournament. There are loads of matches because the divisions are so big, and it is a good refresher for Nationals.” The team’s next regular season match will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 11, against Parkway North-Central.  

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SPORTS

December 6, 2013

Despite semifinal loss, soccer takes third in State, ends on positive note photo | Jared Buss

Junior Clark Conway receives a pass on offense in the State semifinal match against the Timberland Wolves. BY Danny Schneller SPORTS EDITOR

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fter their heartbreaking semifinal loss at the hands of Timberland High, the St. Louis U. High varsity soccer team (2110-1) captured third place in the State tournament while allowing every healthy player on the team, including the four backup goalies, to see field time. Heading into their semifinal bout with Timberland, the Jr. Bills were playing their best soccer of the season, having knocked off three top teams in the preceding rounds. Riding the momentum of those three hard-fought, yet tightly-contested wins, confidence was abundant on the bus ride to Kansas City the night before the big game. “We already had CBC and Chaminade behind us, and we beat Eureka in PKs,” said head coach Charlie Martel. “So, I felt confident that we could beat Timberland because they hadn’t played any really big teams. Especially when we got the third goal, I was feeling really good about the game. I certainly thought it was a game we could get. There’s no doubt about it.” This confidence was evident from the first whistle on Friday. After the team had two good scoring chances in the first three minutes, junior Andrew Patke put SLUH on the scoreboard when he hammered a shot into the bottom left corner from outside the 18yard box. Timberland responded less than a minute later when a high ball in the box was kept away from senior goaltender Jack Robinson and volleyed into the net to even the game up. The scoring frenzy continued two minutes later when a Tim Manuel throw-in found its way to senior captain Andrew Slaughter, who tapped a beautiful through ball to senior midfielder Tony Doellefeld. Doellefeld took a few touches and placed it perfectly around the keeper and into the bottom left corner to reclaim the lead for SLUH. Less than a minute later, junior forward Clark Conway sent a long pass from just behind the center line that landed perfectly

at the feet of senior Luke Robinson. On the dead run, Robinson one-touched the ball around Timberland’s keeper as he came out. Turning quickly, Robinson chased his touch across the front of the goal and tapped it in to give SLUH a dominant 3-1 lead. Though both teams had several chances throughout the rest of the half, neither scored until a Timberland shot deflected off the crossbar with a minute left in the first half. Timberland’s forward buried the deflection away from Robinson, who had leapt off of his feet in order to stop the initial shot. Doellefeld recalls the first half being a bit tumultuous emotionally. “We scored really early,” said Doellefeld. “So, they didn’t seem like much at first, but then they scored. After that I was thinking maybe they could hang with us. But then, Luke and I scored, and I was thinking we might run away with the game. When they scored before halftime, I started really thinking that they were for real. You never want to let them score before halftime because it changes the momentum, but even then, I was feeling confident.” The second half would only be harder on the emotions of the Jr. Bills. Throughout the last 40 minutes, they struggled to settle down and maintain possession. Because of this, they found themselves almost constantly on defense. “To a certain extent, we missed Tommy (Hill) in there,” said Martel. “They had some big guys. They were a big team, and they tackled hard in the midfield. I think we could’ve used a big body in there. The guys that were in there worked hard, but pound for pound, they were bigger than us and wore us out. Even when we got the third goal, I felt like we were still on the edge a little bit, that they had the potential to get some goals.” Twenty-two minutes in, Timberland brought the game back even with a header goal off of a long throw-in. With only eight minutes left to play, Timberland knocked in their fourth and final goal after Robinson deflected a

tough shot on goal. After they had led 3-1 so early in the game, Martel knew that he would need to comfort his players when the final whistle was blown. “I told the guys after the game that the success of a season doesn’t rest on one game,” said Martel. “Just to be in that game, and to be in the State tournament, and to be able to take that trip was awesome when you consider where we were three or four weeks before then. Basically, we were right around

“I felt together with the team. There were a lot of seniors on the team. We came up together, and we were leaving together.” —Tony Doellefeld 12-10 and questioning ourselves as to whether we’d be able to win a big game. We did.” After he and assistant coach Charlie Clark had said a few words to their team, Martel quickly ushered his players onto the bus and out of the cold. Once they had left the freezing pitch of Blue Springs South behind, Martel marvelled at the emotional strength of his players. “I couldn’t talk because my mouth was frozen,” said Martel. “I just wanted to get to the bus. Part of the resiliency of these guys is that they don’t dwell on things like that. We got on the bus. We went back to the hotel, and then, we went out to eat and had a great time. Then we came back the next day and won a game. I have to give credit to the guys. They have perspective. They handled it like men, and I was really proud of them for that.” After they returned to their hotel and changed, the Soccerbills went to Outback Steakhouse to refuel for the third place game the next day. Despite the initial melancholy of the night’s tough loss, the senior-heavy Soccerbills enjoyed their trip down under. As the seniors saw the end of their SLUH

soccer careers drawing near, they reflected on the last four seasons over milkshakes and small mountains of food. “Friday night was fun,” said Doellefeld. “I felt like we were kind of unified at dinner that night. I felt together with the team. There were a lot of seniors on the team. We came up together, and we were leaving together. I remember telling a lot of stories about our freshman year and how it was back then. It was a way to think back on our four years together. It was kind of cool.” After the players got a good night’s sleep, they began to prepare themselves for their last game of the season against Springfield’s Glendale High School. The idea of a third place game inspired mixed emotions in the Jr. Bills. “When we lost Friday night, everyone probably would have preferred for that to be it,” said Slaughter. “We didn’t really want to have to play a third place game. But when I woke up Saturday, it was good to be able to play one more game and just have fun with it. It was fun to get to play one more game with the guys.” After having been knocked out of the front draw of the State tournament, Martel had some different desires for his last game of the season. Before the game was to begin, he met with Glendale’s coach to discuss the nature of the game they were about to play. “I wanted to play everyone. I wanted to have a good time, and I wanted to win,” said Martel. “We did all of those things. I went to the Glendale coach and asked him what he was going to do. Typically in that game, coaches will play their second ten. He said he was going to do that; so, I tried my best to play as many of the second ten as I could but because of our injuries some of the guys were starters.” Even with their second ten on the field, the Soccerbills were playing in great form after they took the field against Glendale. Seven minutes into the second half, Luke Robinson took a long pass from senior defender Luke Nash and lobbed a through ball over the heads of Glendale’s defenders to Slaughter. Slaughter pushed it ahead a few feet and angled it around the keeper to give SLUH a 1-0 lead. Slaughter struck again five minutes later when senior forward Tony Abbacchi carried the ball 20 more yards to the endline and sent it into the middle of the field. Seeing a golden opportunity, Slaughter rotated as the cross come in and pounded the ball into the goal with his heel. Martel was proud of Slaughter’s two big goals in his last SLUH game. “They were great goals, and we really needed them for the sole purpose of finishing on a positive note,” said Martel. “Andrew came up big. During the year, he’s had some big goals. When he scored, they always seemed to be big ones.” Though Glendale scored late in the second half, Slaughter’s two goals were enough to seal a final

victory for the Soccerbills. Martel said and his players were glad to end their season on a positive note. “I had a blast,” said Martel. “The guys were having a good time. Everybody was huddled over by the heater. I was freezing, but Andrew got a couple of goals. And I thought the second ten played pretty well. It was a good way to end the season on a high note.” Looking back at the season, Martel was amazed at what his team had accomplished. “I feel really good about everything: about the team and what they did, the seriousness with which they treated everything, their readiness to work,” said Martel. “We never had to push them to do what we wanted to them to do. They were a very agreeable group of guys who knew what we were about, were willing to work, and always did what we asked them to do. It was just a great experience. It really was. It’s why I coach.”

Fields is first once again in the Poetry Out Loud competition (continued from page 1) juniors. “I hope that they’ll come back and perform again next year,” said Hussung in a Prep News article last year. Cummings, who participated in the competition for the first time this year, enjoyed pulling poetry from the page. “The big point is that it stops the poems from being museum pieces,” said Cummings. “If you hear it said, and you hear it spoken, it really brings it to life rather than it just being words on a page. While words on a page are great, hearing it and seeing someone performing it are completely different.” “Shakespeare is difficult because of the language, because there are complexities there, but it’s written to be delivered,” said Moran. “Poems, in a sense, are written that way, but they’re also written to be chewed on and savored.” Hussung is confident Poetry Out Loud will continue to be an important part of SLUH. “Poetry Out Loud is an attempt to expand poetry’s role in American education, and the competition draws out of student interest in poetry, and I think it cultivates an attachment and commitment to poetry. It’s one way (SLUH) says, ‘Poetry matters,’” said Hussung. Hussung encourages all students to attend the Shakespeare Competition next Thursday at activity period.


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Prep News Volume 78, Issue 13

Quick out of the gate, Basketbills are off to a 4-0 start Team debuts with ambition, a focus on defense BY Marty Johnson and Will Smith STAFF AND SPORTS EDITOR

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he leaves have fallen and Christmas is just around the corner, which can mean only one thing: the start of another St. Louis U. High Jr. Bill basketball season. And after finishing the 2012-13 season with a winning record of 15-13 and winning its first MCC game in three years, the veteran-heavy 2013-14 team is hopeful. The team is returning eight seniors, including last year’s leading scorer Austin Sottile (14.6 ppg). Adding crucial defensive help will be senior captain Ollie Tettamble, senior big man David Schmelter, and juniors Hunter Schmidt and Spencer Stapf. Sophomore point guard Matt Nester, who was on the varsity

team last year as a freshman, is expected to take on a larger role in running the offense. Additionally, four freshmen—Davion Nash, BJ Wilson, Brandon McKissic, and Brent Smith—made the team and will compete for playing time. The Jr. Bills kicked off their season with pre-season play last week, hosting their own basketball jamboree. In this pre-season tournament, the Jr.Bills played Lutheran North and University City and defeated both. “It went pretty well. It was exciting to get back on the court,” said Tettamble. Tettamble, who has been a four-year member of SLUH’s basketball program, says head coach Erwin Clagget has done a lot to improve the team. “Oh man, I love Coach Claggs,” Tettamble said. “He really makes us work hard.” Tettamble added that Clagget also stresses the defensive aspect of the game. “He’s not as concerned about scoring as he is about playing good defense,” Tettamble said.

“We definitely want to get after people. We don’t want to give up any easy baskets or let teams get into the paint. We want to run, and you can’t do that if you’re not guarding people and getting stops,” said Clagget. The Jr. Bills opened regular season play this week by taking part in the Pattonville Tournament. The team took a 24-18 lead into the locker room at the half against Jennings on Monday after a slow start. From there, the Jr. Bills woke up, shut down Jenning’s offense and went on to win 56-38. The leading scorers were Sottile with 22 points and Schmelter with 16. “We started off a bit lethargic, and we gave it away a little too much. But when we started hitting the glass better, we were able to extend the lead to about 26 or 28 points,” Clagget said. On Wednesday, they traveled to Pattonville again, this time facing the host team. The Jr. Bills squeaked past Pattonville with a score of 53-46 to advance to the finals, which will be tonight at Pattonville against MCC rival

Chaminade. Clagget said he only has one goal for the team this year. “My only goal for them is that everyday, that they lace them up, whether it’s practice or a game, and that they play for each other and stay together through good times and adversity,” Clagget said. “If they do that, then I think that

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wins and losses will take care of themselves.” “Not a lot of people are expecting a lot from us this year, but we are all trying to get to Columbia for the Final Four,” Tettamble said. The next home game will be against Chaminade next Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. photo | Patrick Enderle

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The JV basketball started its season off with a 45-40 loss to McCluer North on Wednesday night. In the picture above, freshman Koray Gilmore drives toward the hoop.

Wrestling drops first meet vs. Hazelwood West with two opens BY Patrick Schuler and John Zetzman REPORTERS

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he St. Louis U. High wrestling team had its first meet on Tuesday, against Hazelwood West at Hazelwood West, losing 50-22. As this was the first meet of the season, the Jr. Bills didn’t really know what to expect, but now all three teams, varsity, JV, and freshman, have high hopes for the season. Varsity coach Jon Ott said, “We wrestled pretty well. One guy wasn’t able to make weight, and another guy had just come back from injury, so we didn’t have him

wrestle. We had two opens. Overall, everyone else wrestled pretty decently.” The Jr. Bills are looking for big performances this year out of senior Sean Mulligan and junior Max Kavy, who were both state qualifiers last year. Ott said his hope for the team is to have a winning dual meet record and hopefully win a few state medals. “Practices have been really hard,” said senior Joe Reichhold. “We have to work harder than any other school because people do not come here with wrestling experience. We make up for that

with our effort in practice.” The JV team also wrestled on Tuesday. “Overall, it was pretty even,” said JV coach Sean O’Brien. “We wrestled some good matches as a team.” O’Brien said the goal of JV is to make sure that their wrestlers are ready for the varsity level. “We spend the first half of the season ironing out mistakes,” said O’Brien. “Guys pick up both good and bad habits, and we need to reinforce the good habits and focus on fixing the bad ones that will not work against better wrestlers.”

Overall, O’Brien said that he wants guys to struggle and to learn from their mistakes. Moving forward, O’Brien thinks the team needs to do more conditioning and keep practicing. The freshman team, coached by Tim Curdt, also performed very well on Tuesday. “There were a lot of opens on their part, and we received a lot of forfeit points as a result,” said Curdt. “We also had big wins from freshman Devon Pelsner, who wrestled up the heavyweight and pinned a guy in his match.” Freshmen Tommy Sevastinos

and Joey Krauss also had notably strong performances. Whether they won or lost their match, Curdt was very pleased with the results of each wrestler. The Jr. Bills were also supposed to have a meet yesterday at SLUH against Windsor, but the meet was cancelled due to weather conditions. Many of the wrestlers were disappointed about this, however, as they had been working very hard to participate in meets. “We want to see our practice pay off,” said Reichhold. “We are ready to wrestle.” drawings | Paul Fister


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INTELLECTUAL ENDEAVORS December 6, 2013 Friday, December 6 Fine Arts Schedule Minutes V Basketball @ Pattonville Tournament

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Friday, November 22 Film Club had a screening of Hero, a Chinese film about the attempt on the life of the King of Qin, China’s first emperor. The club will be showing Blade Runner today at a joint meeting with the Philosophical Debates Club. Anime Club went to Cor Jesu to hold another joint meeting with their Anime Club. They watched a show called “Fullmetal alchemist,” which follows a story of two boys trying to use alchemy to revive their dead mother and put their lives back together.

The Senior Class Meeting planned for January’s exodus to senior project sites by reviewing some rules of conduct. Before the body of the meeting, senior class moderator Dan Becvar provided a website where seniors who did not order graduation notices earlier this year could go to order their notices. Thomas à Kempis met to read chapters four and five of The Imitation of Christ and discuss them amongst themselves. The club also started to plan for a Mass in the North American Martyrs’ Chapel.

Wednesday, December 4 The Sophomore class gathered in the chapel for its second quarter class mass. Richard Buhler, S.J., a Jesuit at St. Louis University celebrated the mass. The design, programming, PR/ER, and construction subteams of the Robotics team met. The President’s Ambassadors enjoyed milk and doughnuts this week. They met to plan and prepare for the Loyola Academy Christmas party on Dec. 14th. The cross country team celebrated its second consecutive state champhoto | Nolen Doorack

Tuesday, December 3

Monday, November 25 A planning meeting for the second semester of Literature Club was cancelled. The all-school Chess tournament continued. Competitors in the tournament have been winnowed to junior Mike Winkelmann, junior Garrett Sabourin Rubich and freshman Will Kelly. Please turn to page 2 for more details. Tuesday, November 26

Sustainability Committee met and had a wrap-up discussion with engineer Ross Watson. They also went on a tour around campus to note the maintenance structure of the school. They talked about the air conditioning, heating, and water systems around the school, continuing SLUH’s Green School Quest. Varsity Scholar Bowl continued

Wednesday, November 27 Gadfly TV came out with the second episode of its fifth season. It featured a movie trailer to Shift and a story about Shaun Miller’s life in the woods.

Saturday, December 7 CISL Speech Dance Concert Rehearsal 8am Santa Visit 7:30pm V Hockey vs. DeSmet

Sunday, December 8 1pm Band Christmas Concert 3:30pm Chorus/Dance Concert

Monday, December 9 8:15am AP 4pm 7:40pm Lunch

Advent Adoration (until 11am) Snack–Curly Fries C-Blue Basketball vs. Chaminade V Hockey vs. Marquette Special–Chicken Bacon Cheese Vegetarian–Cheese Pizza

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Sustainability met and began to plan a Sustainability Conference, which will be held on Saturday, April 12 and will focus on energy conservation, waste, food, and hydroponics. This conference will talk with students in the area from grades K-12, and will be chaired by senior Malik Turner. Politics Club discussed Senate Democrats’ recent choice to deploy the “nuclear option” by limiting the filibuster on judicial nominations. Some members of the club were concerned that without the filibuster, the majority would be able to ride roughshod over the opposition, but the majority of those at the club thought it was a commendable move against partisan gridlock.

C White Basketball @ Timberland Tournament 8:15am Advent Adoration (Until 11 a.m.) 7:20am Father-Son Mass AP Fine Arts Assembly Snack—Bosco Stick 4pm V/JV Wrestling @ Parkway South Tournament (Through Dec. 7) 4:30pm B Basketball @ Whitfield Lunch Special—Pasta Bar Vegetarian—Tuna Melt

pionship Wednesday night at the team banquet in the Si Commons. Thursday, December 5 Pax Christi talked about the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, with the people who went on the trip leading the discussion. They showed pictures, discussed different topics that were spoken about at the TeachIn, and talked about the various main speakers. their success with three victories at a The Ignatian Business Leaders private school league meet, which was have sold 54 covers for iPhone 4’s and held at SLUH. Please turn to page 4 5’s so far but still have 46 cases left that for more details on these matches. planned to sell throughout the year. Contributors to Gadfly were re- They have made $125 so far and the minded to have any submissions for sales have gone very smoothly. From the print publication ready by Mon- here on out, they will make a profit on day, Dec. 9. all cases sold. Note: Minutes is a weekly feature of the Prep News that records — compiled by Sam Heagney, briefly the activities of organizations Tim Moritz, Henry Byrne, Liam Con- at SLUH. If your organization has an nolly, Alex Wang, Joe Laughlin, Sam event that it would like noted in the Chechik, and Adam Thorp next issue of the Prep News, send an email to prepnews@sluh.org with the subject line “Minutes request”.

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Schedule R Schedule R 8:15am Advent Adoration (until 11am) AP Snack–Chicken Giggles 4:30pm B Basketball vs. Chaminade 5pm V/JV/C Wrestling @ CBC Tri 6pm V Basketball vs. Chaminade 6pm Advisory Committee for Student Affairs Meeting Lunch Special–Pizza Vegetarian–Penne Pasta

Wednesday, December 11 8:15am 9:30am Break 4pm 5:15pm 6pm Lunch

Advent Adoration (until 11am) Senior Missioning Prayer Service Snack–Mini Tacos C-Blue Basketball vs. Parkway West C-White Basketball vs. Lafayette V/JV/C Wrestling @ Pattonville Special–Chinese Bar Vegetarian–Baked Potato

Thursday, December 12 Mix-it-up Lunch 8:15am Advent Adoration (until 11am) AP Shakespeare Competition Snack–Bosco Sticks 4:15pm C-White Basketball vs. Fox 7pm Pre-Exam Evening Prayer Service Lunch Special–Homemade Chicken Strips Vegetarian–Pasta Broccoli

Friday, December 13 photo | Ben Banet

V Wrestling @ Ritenour Tournament Fr./So. Wrestling @ Pattonville Quad Campus Ministry Gaudete Christmas Party Circus Club Performance 8:15am Advent Adoration (until 11am) AP Snack–Chicken Giggles 4pm C-White Basketball vs. MICDS 4:30pm C-Blue Basketball @ Oakville 5:30pm B Basketball vs. Marquette 8:40pm V Hockey vs. Lutheran South Lunch Special–Philly Cheese on French Vegetarian–Turkey Burger

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Correction In an article on the Japanese Language Club, the Prep News printed several errors. The club is called the Japanese Language Club or JLC, not the Japanese Language Learning Club as the article stated. The club meets after school on Wednesdays, not during Activity period on Wednesdays. The article stated that the Japanese Language Club “normally draws about 10 to 15 students each week,” but the one meeting that had happened before the article was published attracted around eight people. The Prep News regrets these errors.


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