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St. Louis University High School | Friday, May 9, 2014 photo | Mr. Matt Sciuto

Chaifetz Arena will house larger Holy Spirit Mass next year BY Leo K. Heinz CORE STAFF


RINGS OF POWER: Father Carl Heumann blesses rings with water at the Junior Ring ceremony that took place last Friday.

Freshmen elect Sextro Pizzitola, Cushing and Hennessey to to lead seniors as STUCO positions president, vice pres. BY Sam STAFF


The freshman class headed to the polls during lunch yesterday and elected Luke Sextro as freshman class president and Peter Hennessey as vice president. Junior Tommy Espenschied provided the introduction for the candidates before their speeches during activity period Thursday. Hennessey ran against Henry Byrne. Byrne gave a fake history about how he was born on the planet of Krypton and how he got to SLUH. “I promise to take our

class to the very top,” said Byrne during his speech. Hennessey, who served this year as vice president, used humor in his speech but also talked about the class of 2017’s togetherness. “I really want to make it a point this year to get ideas from our class,” said Hennessey. “I was really excited to be able to be the vice president this year, and I’m hoping for more good things again this coming year as sophomores,” said Hennessey. “I look forward to having a lot of fun



early a month after the junior class elected its first executive STUCO representatives, junior Jake Pizzitola has been elected class president, and junior Kellen Cushing has been elected class vice president for the 2014-15 school year. Pizzitola ran against Matthew Hennessey and Kevin Schneier in the election. Pizzitola had a speech written out beforehand but decided to go off script and improvise. Pizzitola spoke on the brotherhood the class of 2015 shares and how he could lead

the strong group of brothers in their senior year. Pizzitola gave an example of students supporting their classmates affected by the death of a Lafayette junior Monday night. “We’ll always have each other if (anyone) needs anything. If you walk down the hallway, no one has any bad blood with each other,” said Pizzitola. Cushing was not at school for the speeches, so student body president-elect Tommy Espenschied gave his speech for him. Cushing

t. Louis U. High will once again hold the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit at an offsite location. SLU’s Chaifetz Arena will play host to the Mass next August, which stretch from DeSmet, Loyola, and SLU students attend as well. The idea to have a Mass with the other St. Louis Jesuit schools was conceived by several SLUH campus ministers shortly after the 2013 Mass of the Holy Spirit. “It’s a combination of still wanting to make the Mass of the Holy Spirit a special thing and then in light of wanting to connect more with our other Jesuit institutions, with

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Adios Shane and Scott! ASC teachers Monaghan and Hessel will leave SLUH in the next few weeks. Page 2

Michael Harrington, ’44, a forgotten hero of the American poor BY Stephen Lumetta NEWS EDITOR



Winning on the home stretch Baseball improved to 18-5 as the team won its fifth straight game with stellar hitting and pitching in the final stretch of the season. Page 13 Opinion

Robert Spitzer, S.J., defends the compatibility of God and science Page 11

Don’t Celebrate War Five teachers criticize the celebration of war and violence by the world’s “most lethal warriors” at SLUH last week. Page 3

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e is St. Louis U. High’s most influential alumnus in the world of public policy and politics. He worked with civil rights leaders Bayard Rustin and Martin Luther King Jr.; worked with Catholic Worker Movement founder Dorothy Day; wrote a book that has been compared to The Jungle, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and Silent Spring in its social significance (and has appeared on the AP U.S. continued on page 5 History test); and at one point continued on page 5 was thought of as a potential photo | Nolen Doorack photo | Max Prosperi presidential candidate. Yet few students at SLUH know who he is: Michael Harrington, ’44. Born in 1928, Harrington entered SLUH in the fall of 1940. Known as “Ned” by his high school classmates, he was a Prep News editor, a member of the debate team, and enjoyed a reputation as a humorous teenager. “He always had a quip of some kind or another,” said John Padberg, S.J., ’44, addFreshman vice-president elect Peter Hennessey giving a speech. Junior Jake Pizzitola­speaking before being elected President. ing, “often at the expense of the Jesuit teachers.”

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getting a new province, and with getting a new provincial, it’s all come from that,” said SLUH Campus Ministry chair Nick Ehlman. Campus Ministers from SLUH, DeSmet, Loyola, and SLU met in the fall to begin early stages of planning. Since January, a larger committee has been formed, comprised of three subcommittees focusing on the liturgy, liturgical music, and activities. Three meetings have been held this spring, where students from each school have met in subcommittees, first at SLUH on April 1, then at Chaifetz Arena on April 22, and finally at DeSmet on May 1. The liturgy commitee se

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Harrington graduated from SLUH before moving on to College of the Holy Cross in Boston, where he completed his degree in three years. While Harrington wanted to become a poet and study literature, his parents wanted him to become a lawyer. He agreed to go to Yale Law School for one year, just to see how he liked studying law. It proved to be a life-altering decision. At Yale, Harrington was introduced to Greenwich Village and its seemingly radical characters and ideas. After leaving Yale after one year and getting a master’s degree in English at the

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Departing Faculty Scott Hessel photo | Adam Lux


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Monaghan (left) and a goateed Hessel (right) at the end of school Mass.

Shane Monaghan BY Clark Xie Chunyang and Sam Chechik REPORTER, STAFF


fter one year of service with the Alum Service Corps (ASC), history teacher and campus minister Shane Monaghan is going to leave St. Louis U. High. Monaghan taught two sections of freshman history this year while also helping manage the freshman service program. He also helped to lead the Freshman Pastoral Team. Besides the jobs as a teacher and a campus minister, Monaghan was also the

assistant coach of the varsity tennis team. “I will miss Mr. Monaghan greatly next year as a companion during the day to talk through things or share a laugh,” said math teacher and fellow campus minister Nick Ehlman in an e-mail. “His calming presence especially has a positive effect on our department. I found him to be an excellent listener, an interesting person and a great person to talk to about teaching ideas. Besides that, I will also miss him for his availability and willingness to help. He is always ready to

Monaghan helping with freshman service.

pitch in and help with whatever needs to get done.” “The people here are so nice. It’s such a vibrant community. The students here are all great,” said Monaghan. “I will miss all my colleagues in Campus Ministry, every student I taught in history class, everyone I coached in tennis, and the seniors and juniors that I worked with. ” His history students agree that Monaghan is a teacher that they can always look up to, partly for his height of 6’ 4” but also for his teaching and personality. He frequently tells jokes in class photo | Leo Heinz and brings to class a vibrancy and fun atmosphere that students really enjoy. “Impressive,” “humorous,” and “tall” were the first words that freshman Blake Johnson, a student of Monaghan, used to describe him. “He is the funniest teacher that I have ever had. He always tells a lot of jokes. He is one of my favorite teachers if not my favorite teacher this year,” said Johnson. “I am definitely going to miss him next year, and I wish him good luck in his future career.” “Thanks for everything. Thanks for accepting me into the community. It’s been an awesome year,” said Monaghan. After leaving SLUH, Monaghan will move to Micronesia to teach theology and history at Yap Catholic High School.

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Members of the SLUH Gateways Greening Contest team display their second place award for the high school contest.

nglish teacher and Prep News advisor Scott Hessel is finishing up the year he has spent as an Alum Service Corps (ASC) volunteer at St. Louis U. High. “I feel like I’m leaving SLUH with an absolute feeling of gratitude,” said Hessel. “I hold SLUH in the highest regards … I’ve experienced nothing but an open-armed embrace.” Hessel taught two classes of sophomore English this year; he was mentored by English teacher Rich Moran. “It’s a warm feeling in his class,” said Moran. “You could see that he’s really shaped his classes into a community of kids who want to think along with him.” Prep News moderator and English teacher Steve Missey said, “We’ve loved having him in the office. Again, that same brightness and that same conscientiousness he’s brought to our conversations. It’s clear he cares a lot about his students. He’s got a very gentle touch, but he’s very firm. He knows a lot of stuff, and he’s really trying to convey that to his students.” “He makes class very interesting, engaging. He leads an open discussion,” sophomore Nick Bentz said. “(The class) leads the discussion. He’s a great teacher, and, outside of class, he’s just a great guy. He’s a very open person; it’s very comfortable around him.” Hessel said his students were “thoughtful, intentional people who work really hard but are also really loving and really care about each other.” As advisor for the Prep News, Hessel helped Thursday nights run smoothly by editing articles. Hessel worked

A goatee-less Scott Hessel edits an article on the Prep News couch.

as editor in chief of DeSmet’s student newspaper, so he had previous experience on working on a newspaper. “He pays really close attention; he’s a good reader. He’s a really good editor of text,” said Missey. One of Hessel’s contributions to the newspaper was introducing a system to make sure that every name on every page of the paper is doublechecked for spelling after each page is finalized. This happens by highlighting every name on each page and checking the spelling. “It’s cleared up so much of our name struggles,” said Missey. Hessel was also involved in Campus Ministry events. He attended numerous retreats throughout the year, including Kairos and the White House Retreat, and he also went on Mission Appalachia. He worked on several prayer services throughout the year, and he spoke at a few Pax Christi meetings. His interest in Pax Christi sprouted from his interest in the social implications of the sophomore reading choices. As ASC tradition called for, Hessel also helped manage the pool hall with fel-

low ASC member Shane Monaghan. He also was an assistant coach for the freshmen lacrosse team. Missey praised Hessel’s attention to detail. “He’s thinking about the little things that make the experience valuable for the people who are doing it,” he said. “I was amazed at his desire to learn … He’s remarkable for how much he cares about his students and about their learning and how much he’s troubled when things don’t go right and how great his resolution is to always make it go better,” said Moran. Looking back on his year, Hessel said, “I won’t say it’s been an easy year at all. There are times when I’ve felt really stressed and overwhelmed and busy, but who hasn’t? Overall, it’s been just a beautiful experience,” said Hessel. “I don’t think I’ll ever forget the people that I’ve met here, the things that I’ve learned here, and the school is really something special, and I’m really happy that I’ve been able to be a part of it for just one year. I feel very blessed for that.” After his SLUH experience, Hessel’s plans are up in the air, though he hopes to continue teaching.

8 students succeed at State band BY Sam Fentress CORE STAFF


ight St. Louis U. High musicians spent a balmy Saturday at the University of Missouri in Columbia competing in the State band competition, and almost all of them received a one—the highest performance rating on a scale from one to five. All students who competed on Saturday had to receive a score of one at the District competition, which took place at Parkway Central in March. The State competition is the final level of competition for musicians. Of the eight students who competed, three were juniors (Marty Johnson, flute; Peter Volmert, french horn; Drew Koetting, piano), four were sophomores (Adam Wilson, cello; Andrew Groesch, violin; Manny de Legaretta, viola; Matthew Fink, snare drums), and one was a freshman (Leonard Kim, clarinet). Groesch, Wilson, and

de Legaretta performed as a string trio, earning a one for their ensemble performance. The rest of the musicians performed solo pieces, and Groesch performed a solo piece in addition to his ensemble performance. All soloists received one’s except Volmert, who received a two. Fink performed a snare drum solo that was very wellreceived. “His hands move so fast you can’t even see the sticks,” said band director Jeff Pottinger. “There are all these accents happening, and when he finished playing, it was just silent. There were probably 20 percussionists from all over the state watching him. I think I said, ‘What just happened?’” Koetting performed Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune”, which he has worked on with piano and vocal teacher Gerry Quinn for several months. “It’s a great piece,” said Koetting. “If you play something by Beethoven and you

make a wrong note, you might be able to get away with it. With ‘Clair de Lune,” a wrong note really rings out horribly. If you make a wrong note, life’s going to suck.” Most of the musicians had never performed in a State competition before, although SLUH students have intermittently competed at State over the last few years. Pottinger hopes to get more students on board next year, but he first hopes to increase musical performance in general at SLUH. “My goal and hope is that everybody does a solo or an ensemble here at school,” said Pottinger. “If they choose to go to the festival, that’s fine.” “This year Mr. Pottinger really encouraged me to try this out, so I did,” said Volmert, who said he felt his performance could have been better. “The experience, especially going along with a bunch of other SLUH guys, was really fun.”


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Letter Leap Frogs demo glorified war To the editors: Last Thursday, SLUH, by request of the Science Center, hosted a dazzling technical display by the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs. This event was publicized in Stl Today’s “Entertainment” section as happening on our campus. It was, without a doubt, very impressive. Following the demonstration of Navy SEALs jumping to the field from the military plane, the team offered to speak with students about how they might join this “elite, brave brotherhood.” The event was featured over the P.A. at the end of the morning’s announcements as an invitation for the SLUH

community to attend. This was clearly an advertisement for the military. Beyond functioning as recruiting tools, such heartstopping, iconic scenes glorify war-making. Most significantly, they normalize the constant presence of the military in our daily lives. The spectacle appears as mere entertainment; nothing could be more antithetical to the experience of those who suffer the horrors of war. Last week, we gave the military a giant screen on which to project themselves as they wish us to see them. Our mission statement, however, agreed to by every guest speaker on campus, calls us “to build Christ’s kingdom of

justice, love and peace.” What we witnessed was a pep rally by a group which proclaimed itself as “the most lethal warriors on the planet.” Pope Francis has called war “the suicide of humanity, because it kills the heart and kills love.” We believe that our school, and all schools, are sacred ground which should not be used for the promotion or normalization of war. Suzanne Renard David Callon Dan Schuler Robert Garavaglia John Mueller



A journey to Geared Slab, in quotes, pictures, and denied fonts Features Editor Jacob Hilmes sought out Director of Admissions and Communications Anja Schmelter to discover what led to Geared Slab, a much-discussed piece of St. Louis U. High’s rebranding process. Schmelter detailed the steps of choosing a font for a 200-year-old Jesuit institution, and shared a glimpse of what SLUH might have chosen. “A few years before 2012 we started doing focus groups and trying to evaluate what are the pillars of our school, the things that, in people’s mind—we surveyed studentss, teachers, parents, board members—make our school unique,” said Schmelter. Schmelter also lent Prep News a bound pamphlet of slogans, graphics, and potential fonts. Below are several excerpts, including a page showcasing the capabalities of Geared Slab, as well as an example of a font offered, but not chosen due to its inability to represent SLUH. All quotes below are attributed to Schmelter.

“The advertising agency we were working with at the time was Rodgers Townsend, because Tim Rodgers Jr. and Sr. are alum and they kind of volunteered their services to help us with some of our initial elements of our brand, one of their designers recommended Geared Slab, because it met some of those characteristics we were looking for.”

art | Paul Fister graphics | courtesy of Mrs. Anja Schmelter

“Key things we were looking for was that it looked traditional, yet modern, that it look collegiate, and somewhat masculine, not too cutesy, and that it appeal to all of our constituents. With our constituents we’re talking people from people who have graduated and are in their 80’s to maybe a fifth grader, and more importantly our current students, so you’re talking about a big spread.”

graphics | courtesy of Mrs. Anja Schmelter

Editors Adam Thorp, Stephen Lumetta, Jacob Hilmes, Will Smith, Danny Schneller

“Here’s if you used more of a script. The thought was that this would look a little too cutesy. It doesn’t look formal enough to me. It’s cool for an ad or something, but we tested a lot of things.”



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Harrington, ’44, a forgotten hero of the poor and marginalized (continued from page 1) University of Chicago, Harrington returned to the radical New York underground. He joined the Catholic Worker movement, where he was an intellectual writer for the movement’s newspaper, the Catholic Worker. But eventually Harrington’s faith failed him, and after almost two years at the Catholic Worker, he left and became an atheist for life. Harrington joined the socialist youth leagues in New York. He continued to write for magazines and newspapers such as Dissent, Village Voice, and Commentary as well as various socialist newsletters. Life as a socialist in the McCarthy era was not easy: in 1955, Harrington was placed on the FBI’s “Security Index,” a list of approximately 12,000 “dangerous characters” that were to be placed in detention camps in case of a national emergency. By the late 1950s, Harrington was in demand as a speaker and had become a leader in the youth socialist movement. In December 1958, Harrington had lunch with Anatole Shub, an editor at Commentary, who suggested that Harrington write an article on poverty for Commentary. In July 1959, Harrington’s article, “Our Fifty Million Poor,” was published in Commentary. It is notable for Harrington’s writing because it was filled with statistics (from the Federal Reserve and Commerce Department), which was unusual for him. Harrington used a benchmark of $3,000 annual income per Michael Harrington’s photo from the 1944 yearbook, courtesy of the Dauphin. While at SLUH, Harrington was an editor of the Prep News and a high school debator, among other things.

Behind Harrington, a banner reads “Viva Cesar Chavez” in support of the pioneering organizer of campaigning farmworkers. This picture was from the event advertised in the program above.

family as his own poverty line (which translates to $18,533 in 2013 dollars. For reference, the federal poverty line for a family of four in 2012 was $23,050). Harrington argued that this $3,000 figure was too low. But what made the article noteworthy was not Harrington writing about the problem of a lack of money among the nation’s poor but what he called “the culture of poverty.” The idea of the culture of poverty was not new. Anthropologist Oscar Lewis had argued that the poor had a distinct subculture. Likewise, Harrington argued that the American poor was “a separate culture, another nation, with its own way of life.” In August 1960, Harrington’s second article on poverty appeared in Commentary. It was titled “Slum, Old and New” and its thesis was that the U.S. had failed to provide adequate housing for its poor citizens. Harrington’s article was well-timed: John F. Kennedy had made poverty a central issue of his campaign when he was campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in West Virginia. The day after Thanksgiving 1960, CBS ran a documentary called “Harvest of Shame,” which was about the plight of farm laborers. Americans saw that diseases relating to malnutrition—something that was thought of as only existing in Third World countries—were affecting people in the U.S. Several publishers wrote to Harrington, asking him to write a book. Initially, Harrington wasn’t going to write a book, but Herman Roseman,

flyer | courtesy of the Chicago chapter of Democratic Socialists of America

The program for this Chicago Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) event prominently advertises Michael Harrington as a speaker. The Thomas-Debs dinner has since been renamed the Debs-ThomasHarrington Dinner. Harrington, a SLUH alumnus from the class of 1944, would be a significant force in the socialist movement from the 1950s until his death in 1989.

an acquaintance, told Harrington that he had a moral duty to illuminate poverty in the U.S. Not long after that, Harrington signed a book deal with Macmillan Publishing Company. Despite his work on poverty and his book contract, poverty was not Harrington’s main focus in the early 1960s. He was more concerned with civil rights. During the Montgomery bus boycott, Harrington sent two young Youth Socialist League (YSL) recruits, Tom Kahn and Rachelle Horowitz, to civil rights leader Bayard Rustin. Horowitz and Kahn became Rustin’s assistants in a way,

and Harrington affectionately called them the “Bayard Rustin Marching and Chowder Society.” Rustin and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph sent Harrington to Los Angeles in early June to work with Clarence Jones, a prominent lawyer. The 1960 Democratic convention was to open on July 11. Harrington and Jones were supposed to organize a mass march to the convention site on July 10. After the march, the organizers decided to set up a 24 hours a day vigil to pressure Democrats to adopt a strong civil rights plank in their platform. Harrington was the picket line’s captain—a fitting role, as Harrington was very familiar with picket lines. The day the Democrats adopted a civil rights plank, CBS News filmed an interview with Harrington. As Harrington biographer Maurice Isserman notes, millions of Americans saw a white man with an Irish name wearing a Dodgers cap to shade his fair skin arguing that the Democratic platform did not go far enough in protecting black citizens’ rights. Harrington’s role in the civil rights movement was mostly limited to intellectual advisor and thinker. photo | courtesy of Syd Harris and the Chicago chapter of Democratic Socialists of America “He played a very important intellectual role in the civil rights movement in that he helped develop the Freedom Budget for all Americans, he sat on a committee with Dr. King as an advisor to him, and he was very important in terms of writing and (the) theoretical (philosophy of the movement). … He was a good soldier so he went out to (the Democratic National convention). … But his primary role was as a thinker and an advisor,” said Horowitz. Also in 1960, Harrington became editor in chief of New America, a new socialist newspaper. Between all his commitments, it is amazing that Harrington had time to write a book on poverty, but in March 1962, The Other

America was published. The Other America was a short book of only 186 pages. Harrington wanted readers to understand two essential points: First, there is a whole separate, poor United States. “That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen,” wrote Harrington. The second point that Harrington wanted readers to understand was that there is a separate culture of poverty. The poor are “people who lack education and skill, who have bad health, poor housing, low levels of aspiration and high levels of mental distress. … Each disability is more intense because it exists within a web of disabilities. And if one problem is solved, and the others are left constant, there is little gain,” wrote Harrington. The Other America was a carefully crafted book. Harrington did not blame individuals or social groupings for poverty, although he certainly attacked the “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” line of thinking of many conservatives. Harrington did not say he was a socialist, and the only previous affiliation he made known was his involvement at the Catholic Worker. The Other America is a book about poverty aimed at the middle class and people of affluence. By the time The Other America was published, Harrington was tired: tired of politics, tired of speeches, tired of traveling. In January 1963, Harrington left the U.S. for Paris. But shortly before he left, he spent an evening with Dwight Macdonald, who was going to write a review of The Other America for the New Yorker. Several weeks after Harrington left, Macdonald’s 50 page review was published.

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Harrington, ’44, a forgotten figure Chaifetz Arena will house next of the poor and marginalized year’s Mass of the Holy Spirit (continued from page 6) It was the longest review the magazine had ever published up to that point, and it proved to be very influential. When Harrington and his new wife, Stephanie Gervis, came back from Europe in December 1963, Harrington was practically a celebrity at home. “He made, certainly I think, a major breakthrough when he wrote The Other America. It’s hard to believe that 50 years later, that somebody had to say, ‘Boy, there’s poverty in America.’ But he certainly wrote the definitive work and started the ball rolling,” said Horowitz. Newsweek, Time, and the New York Times, to name a few publications, all did feature pieces on Harrington. “(Macdonald’s review) was what launched Mike as something other than just another socialist. … This was a guy that was ok, even though he was a socialist, to do stories on in respectable newspapers because socialists were not respectable people. You’re talking about a period … when loyalty oaths were in and McCarthyism was the name we gave that political impression … People got fired for their views,” said acquaintance of Harrington’s and longtime Village Voice cartoonist Jules Feiffer. In early 1964, Harrington spent 12 days working as part of what came to be known as the President’s Task Force in the War Against Poverty. He and Paul Jacobs, a labor activist and writer, were there to remind the Washington veterans about the scope and various problems of poverty. According to Isserman’s book, Jacobs and Harrington would anger some on the task force when they would half-jokingly sign memos “Of course, there is no real solution to the problem of poverty until we abolish the capitalist system.” Regardless, Harrington thought that the government response—a paltry billion dollar response to the problem of poverty—was too little. Harrington found he was in more demand than ever as a speaker. The New Left was becoming a force on campuses and in cities across the country. Despite initially attacking the Port Huron statement in 1962 (considered the statement that launched the New Left), Harrington apologized for his attacks and was enjoying popularity among many on the Left. Norman Thomas, the leading American socialist and mentor to Harrington (as well as a father-like figure to Harrington), was talking of Harrington as a potential 1964 presidential candidate. But Harrington preferred to seek realignment within the Democratic party. While Harrington’s fame increased because of his activism, the Vietnam War heated up. Harrington was loyal to Max Shachtman within the Socialist Party. Shachtman was not pro-Vietnam War

(according to Horowitz, he favored negotiations), but seeing an opportunity to have more influence in the labor movement, he aligned himself with George Meany, the leader of the AFL-CIO and a supporter of the Vietnam War. Harrington did not support intervention in Vietnam because he did not like the oppressive and corrupt Saigon government and he did not like preventing self-determination. As an anticommunist, Harrington did not like how some in the peace movement would wave Viet Cong flags and openly root for Ho Chi Minh. Harrington supported free elections and he said that if the Vietnamese elected a communist government in free elections, then the U.S. should recognize it. Harrington’s position could be seen as caught in the middle of no man’s land between the pro-war and anti-war Left. Horowitz, a Shachtmanite, said that Harrington put too much stock in the peace movement and not enough in the labor and civil rights movements. Two-time presidential candidate and peace activist David McReynolds disagrees. McReynolds says Harrington and Shachtman overestimated the importance of the labor movement’s bureaucracy and said Harrington didn’t trust the anti-war movement enough. “Mike was very dubious about Students for a Democratic Society (SDS, an antiwar group). His politics were anti-communist and that was fine up to a point, but by the early 1970s, there were profound changes in the communist world. … The anti-communism Mike was aligned with was out of date,” said McReynolds. Eventually, in 1972, Harrington split with Shachtman and a large portion of the Socialist Party over the Vietnam War. But it was too late to join the mature New Left. “I’m glad he made that break in 1972, and I wish he made it seven years earlier,” said McReynolds. In his later years, Harrington taught political science (his highest degree was his master’s in English from the University of Chicago) at Queens College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York and continued to write. He was active with the labor movement within the Democratic Party and other left-wing groups, including Socialist International, a group that brought together socialists from various countries. In 1985, Harrington was diagnosed with cancer, probably as the result of years of heavy drinking and smoking (he gave up smoking in 1965). While the cancer was successfully treated at the time, it came back in 1987. In 1988, Harrington was close to dying, and a “Celebration of Michael Harrington” was hosted to celebrate Harrington’s 60th birthday and the release of his

memoir. Gloria Steinem, Cesar Chavez, and Ted Kennedy were among those who spoke. “In our lifetime, it is Mike Harrington who has come the closest to fulfilling the vision of America that my brother Robert Kennedy had, when he said, ‘Some men see things as they are and say “Why?” But I dream things that never were and say “Why Not?”’ … Some call it socialism; I call it the Sermon on the Mount,” said Kennedy, as quoted in Isserman’s biography of Harrington. On July 31, 1989, Harrington died. “The Man who Discovered Poverty,” who had let a country know of its silent poor citizens and the champion of democratic socialism in the U.S., was dead. So why don’t many people at SLUH know about Harrington? I spoke with Assistant Principal of Mission Jim Linhares and theology teacher Matt Sciuto—both have had an interest in Harrington—to get their opinions. Linhares said that people at SLUH who know a lot about social policy would know about Harrington. Linhares said that it’s not a conscious decision to reject or not celebrate SLUH’s alumni. Sciuto said we consciously celebrate our sports alumni, like Henry Jones or Ed Macauley, but subconsciously don’t celebrate famous alumni outside sports like Henry Hampton or Harrington. Sciuto thinks that SLUH could have little displays around the school—like the Tom Dooley display in the library—to celebrate famous alumni outside sports. Perhaps the only place SLUH gives a nod to Harrington is the SLUH Authors bookshelf by the DVD section in the library. On the shelf, there are six of Harrington’s books, including his memoir, The Long Distance Runner. But how many SLUH students bother to look at the SLUH Authors bookshelf? Harrington led a fascinating life. He was SLUH’s most influential alumnus in the world of public policy. Few people had the vision and determination he had to combat poverty in the world’s wealthiest economy.

questions. However, Ehlman was confident that some type of gathering would occur. “That’s the hope. Right now, I would expect there to be something. But how long that is or what it looks like is still in the works,” said Ehlman. Members of the Mass of the Holy Spirit Committee held prayer services the week of April 28. The explanation for holding the Mass away from SLUH focused on the importance of the Mass itself and coming together as a large Jesuit community. “Meeting together is very important as a Jesuit community and all four schools could not meet here,” said Hurford. “It says something, a big Jesuit Mass, to have that in a separate special place, to not just

(continued from page 1) lected the readings and plans to present the petitions in eight languages. “You know what you have to do but have to decide how to do it,” said sophomore Ian Hurford, who was asked by SLUH campus minister Dan Finucane to work on the liturgy committee. The music group has selected songs with a SLU campus minister to finalize selections and begin organizing the musicians and choir. The activities subcommittee has tried to begin addressing perhaps the largest aspect of next year’s Mass–the after party. According to Ehlman, until the start time for the Mass is decided, the celebration or gathering after Mass will remain surrounded by


have it here in a room that you walk in every day, but instead to have it out in a different atmosphere.” “I think we’ll rely on SLU’s experience on having Mass there and then bring on our own ‘what we can do to make the space have a nice holy environment’ to it,” said Ehlman. “But I think the focus will be on that ‘we are all gathered together, the Holy Spirit is here.’” SLUH and DeSmet will be responsible for the cost of transporting students. Loyola Academy will walk over to Chaifetz. In 2012, the cost was around $4,500, as reported by the Prep News. With the plans for the lunch or gathering to follow or possibly precede the Mass yet unplanned, it’s unclear as to where the funding will be supplied for the Mass.

Freshmen elect Sextro, Hennessey

Freshman president elect Luke Sextro gives a speech in the theater.

of Wall Street about “selling a pen.” Sextro said during his speech, “Everyone makes mistakes, and I’m here to guide you and help you learn from those mistakes.” “I’m super excited,” said

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next year.” Sextro ran against Sam Goedeker, who was the class president this year. Sextro, who was running for the second time, used a demonstration from The Wolf

Sextro. “I have a lot of plans with class t-shirts, class activities such as intellectual competitions, as well as games for fundraising and dances, themes, and just making everything super fun and getting everybody involved.”

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wrote in his speech about how he was proud to go to SLUH and on some of his ideas for next year, such as a Special thanks to Maurice regular Music Monday. Isserman. “To make Mondays a little better,” Cushing wrote. Cushing is looking forward to stepping up as a lead-

er next year. “It’s going to be a lot of fun next year,” said Cushing. “I’m excited to take on a bigger leadership role.” Cushing ran against fellow junior Danny Byrne. STUCO co-moderator Katherine Toussaint is looking forward to having Pizzitola and Cushing on STUCO

Controversy over Harrington and SLUH’s highest alumni award in the Prep News In 1995, the Prep News published an editorial (see volume 60, issue 11) saying that Harrington deserved the Backer Award, SLUH’s highest alumni award. The editorial board of the Prep News at the time said that despite Harrington’s atheism, Harrington could and should be posthumously awarded the Backer Award. Many responded with letters to the editors, split on the issue. A letter (see volume 60, issue 12) signed by current SLUH

next year. “Jake is awesome—he brings such great energy. He talked about loving the class, which was really nice, which is the theme of the year,” said Toussaint. “Kellen’s a great person. (He and Pizzitola) bring great energy and I’m looking forward to next year, to working with them.”

faculty members Jim Linhares and Matt Sciuto, as well as former SLUH faculty members Dan Monahan and Stephen Aylward, said that the Backer Award only required the recipient to “embody the principles and traditions of a Catholic and Jesuit education” and that Harrington, as a man for others, should get the award. A letter (see volume 60, issue 13) signed by current SLUH faculty members Charlie Martel, Allen Boedeker, and Dick Wehner, as well as former SLUH faculty members Bart Geger (S.J.), Jim Knapp (S.J.), and Steve Schoenig (S.J.), said that while Harrington did make outstanding and lasting contributions on behalf of the poor, service without faith in God does not “embody the principles and traditions of a Catholic and Jesuit education.” Harrington never received the Backer Award, and the issue has not been publicly raised since then.


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Conversation How much would you pay me to do that? ’97 alums raise money for MS photo | courtesy of John Simon

Cerame, Simon, and Struttman pose spray-tanned and tip-frosted with fans at a Backstreet Boys/DJ Pauly D concert.

St. Louis U. High ’97 alumnus John Simon was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2008. In an off-beat attempt to raise money for the Gateway Chapter of the National MS Society, Simon goes to concerts he has deemed outrageously bad. When charity sponsors reach a certain dollar amount, rather then run, bike, or golf, Simon attends Creed and Backstreet Boys concerts, decidedly sober. Features Editor Jacob Hilmes sat down with Simon, as well as ’97 alumni Tony Cerame and Jason Struttmann to discuss their intentions to attend the Scottrade Center’s June 4th Cher concert. If charity backers can donate over $7644 through the fundraising website Crowdrise, Simon’s group will attend the concert in drag. Jacob Hilmes: What are your expectations for this Cher concert? Have you gone out and been looking for clothes? John Simon: I’ve been in communication with a local drag performer, still trying to get in touch with drag performers, actually. Someone to coach us on how to do it. We don’t want to just show up with a dress from goodwill. We want to do it respectfully; we’re certainly not doing this in any way to be disrespectful. This is not obviously something we would do, so we want to have a professional opinion on it, so we’re still in the process of seeking that out: Getting dresses, maybe getting our legs waxed if we reach enough money. Tony Cerame: I think we’re planning on doing different generations of Cher, each of us a different version of Cher. Jacob: Can you take me inside the experience of going to these concerts? How do you suffer? John: The initial thing is

we go sober. Anyone could go to a crappy concert but have nine or ten beers and feel fine. Actually start laughing and enjoy yourself. So we just wanted to sit in a sober sense, have to listen to it, couldn’t step outside. We had to sit and suffer through it. I mean, I hope it doesn’t take anything away from the main idea or motivation behind our story, but the shows are a blast. They’re terrible shows, but we had so much fun last year. Riverpoint amphitheater had 12,000 women, and we showed up dressed like morons with spraytans. And we were like— girls were flocking to come take pictures with us; it was insane. And even the Creed show, we were worried there was gonna be like a whole bunch of meatheads here who’re gonna try and kick our ass because we’re making fun of their favorite band. Jason Struttmann: You guys had a lot of word out prior to that one. There was some backlash. John: Yeah, there was some backlash initially, through like Facebook and social media. We handled it rather tongue-in-cheekily, a little bit antagonistically, but also at the same time we don’t want to take anything from the integrity of what we’re actually building. We thought we were gonna get our asses kicked, but it turned out we didn’t. Turned out we had a good time. Tony: It’s just us, sitting there, hanging out, cracking jokes, and making fun of the situation. Jason: You certainly make fun. You make your own fun. As Simon and Cerame explain, the charity effort has humble beginnings Tony: Yeah, I mean, it really started as a dumb joke. In a way, it seems so cliche to me when I talk about it. You joke

around with your friends all the time, ‘How much would you pay to eat that? How much would you pay me to do that?’ We’re both big music fans, and Creed is quintessentially mediocre. They get so much publicity for what they are, they think so highly of themselves, and there’s no way I’d go see that band. I kind of had the initial idea of ‘Well, I wonder how much it would cost for someone to pay me to do that. Maybe we should do that for charity.’ I bounced the idea off of John, and like he said, he’d been recently diagnosed with MS, and we were looking for creative ideas for fundraising. All these people do fun runs, they do half-marathons, and they put them up, pictures of themselves on Facebook and everything else. And part of the initial joke was these people aren’t really suffering. They’re going to be running these races anyway, and they just wanna show themselves up on (laughs), pictures of themselves finishing the race. John: Patting themselves on the back. Tony: Which, I mean, there’s virtue in doing it, and we don’t want to totally bash, but that was the impetus of the idea, so we decided to put it out there. We had a very small goal of a thousand dollars initially, and people just loved it. It just grew. The dollar amount isn’t necessarily the big thing. I think it’s raised awareness. It’s inspired some of our other classmates to take on their alternative fundraisers, and we’ve provided a dose of excitement for people who work at the MS society and crowdrise as well. Because they go through all these monotonous events all the time, and it’s just something unique and different for them as well. Crowdrise patrons have been instrumental in raising awareness, accumulating up-

wards of $7,000 total for Simon’s project. John: You motivate those people to donate maybe 25 bucks the first time, but then you get them to tell other people. If we keep giving them content, they have something to then tell other people, almost like a pyramid scheme, just getting other people to start do their fundraising for us too. Tony: That’s really the preparation, developing that plan for engagement, and then in a way it’s an organic thing that builds on itself. With social media, people interact with it and then other ideas come up, with the frosted tips last time, some of the ideas with the Creed show people will either retweet it or the first one we did the Riverfront Times wrote a story about us. I don’t know what’s gonna happen this go-round John: We got the Sklar Brothers and Neko Case to retweet us this year Tony: This Edward Norton thing was totally out of the blue, totally surreal to have that. Part of it is you make an initially plan and you want to try and keep people engaged up until the show. We have a pre-show to where we’re having a couple bands and we have a big raffle, so we get a bunch of business to donate, gift certificates to the restaurants, two Loufest tickets. We raised over 1200 bucks last year. This one’ll be a little bit bigger. This year I’m thinking two to three times what we did last year. You plan all that out and just stay ready for what comes out of it. That’s kind of the beauty of the social media (the ability to) take advantage of that. John: The bands volunteered their time, and the venues volunteered their time and a lot of these people are doing a whole lot for us. And the incentive is we’ll have to walk in with mascara and

makeup and high heels. Tony: The girl that cuts my hair, her salon donates. They donated the spray tans, getting my tips frosted, and then this year they’re gonna do makeup for us. That in and of itself is a lot of fun too, because we’re sitting around with a bunch of girls (laughs). John: In a beauty salon with like young girls and middle-aged moms and then us three turds walked inside, got half-naked and get spraytanned. Edward Norton recently mentioned Simon’s cause on The Today Show, and other fans of the cause have been especially helpful. Jacob: How has the fan reaction been? I know Ed Norton is a fan, you’ve mentioned some of the ideas. What are some of the ways people are seeing this and doing their own thing? What have people been saying to you when they hear about this? Tony: Part of the way it’s grown—at least for us—is that people kind of interjected other ideas. We set the initial show, but we’ll have other tiered incentives for going to the show. Some of our friends along the way have come up with ideas for us like ‘If you reach a certain dollar amount, we’ll buy a t-shirt at the Creed show, and we have to cut off the sleeves.’ With the Backstreet Boys thing, people piped in with ‘Oh you gotta get frosted tips,’ or there was the spray-tan idea. John: Hair blowouts, some spray tans. We nearly talked about piercing our ears last year. I think with the help we’ve gotten from other people, so many of our friends have—because we didn’t know how to do this—it turned out we had friends who worked in printing, friends who work in music venues and bands that are willing to do this, people who work in bars. And when we would do a raffle, we have friends in all these restaurants, friends in all these different companies who were just showering us

with help and all this stuff that we couldn’t do on our own. Not necessarily translating into other forms of fundraising, but we really had more stuff than we could handle last year, but we had people trying to give us stuff when we were already finished with our raffle. So it really has generated a lot of support from so many people. I had somebody at the event last year, she said it candidly—and I’m not gonna blow her anonymity—but she’s like “I have MS, and I haven’t told anybody about it, and I think it’s really cool you guys are doing this.’ I’ve met so many people who do have MS or people we know who know we’re doing it, and when their friend gets MS, they say ‘Oh, you should talk to my friend John Simon.’ That level of community has been endearing, I suppose. Jacob: How does it feel, having all of these people come to you? John: It’s overwhelming, but its awesome. Last year, Jason joined up. It was just Tony and I thinking, ‘Man we’re going to have to do this again.’ Jason loved the idea so much he said, ‘Why didn’t you guys call me? I want to go see that.’ We were like, ‘Well, we’ll find a way.’ Tony: Such a big supporter of the first one, and he’s got a big reach in different social circles. John: He knows a billion people. Tony: He knows a million people, that’s pretty much the only reason we keep him around. John: He had a motorcycle. Jason: They thought it’d be funny because I like going to shows a lot. John: Yeah, we were going to see the Backstreet Boys, and he goes to a show three times a week. He’s a perfect person to show the disparity of shows you normally go to versus… Jason: Something you wouldn’t be caught dead at. photo | courtesy of John Simon

(From left to right) Jason Struttmann, Tony Cerame, and John Simon.

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Class of 2014 College Plans listed by student

Abbacchi, Anthony: Truman State University Abernathy, William: University of Missouri Columbia Abrahamian, Jacob: Saint Louis University Akpan, Aniebiet: Carleton College Allen, Dexter: Tennessee State University Amsler, Jerome: University of Tulsa Anderson, Nathan: Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville Appelbaum, Luke: University of Tulsa Armstrong, John: Saint Louis University Arnott, Michael: University of Missouri Columbia Banaszak, Theodor: University of Kansas (gap) Banet, Benjamin: University of Southern California Baumgartner, Stephen: Truman State University Bava, Jake: University of Mississippi Beckemeyer, Nathaniel: University of Tulsa Beckmann, Samuel: University of Tulsa Bell, Eric: University of Dayton Belloli, Jordan: University of Missouri Columbia Benben, Kevin: Saint Louis University Blood, Michael: University of Missouri Columbia Blume III, Richard: Regis University Bobak, Brian: University of Denver Bollinger, Andrew: University of Tulsa Bollinger, Brandon: Mo. U. of Science and Technology Booker, Christopher: Rockhurst University Bosslet, David: Missouri State University Boyd, Nicholas: University of Missouri Columbia Boyer, Mitchell: Indiana University at Bloomington Braddock, Robert: University of Notre Dame Brady, Matthew: Marquette University Brauer, Jackson: University of Missouri Columbia Brown, Thaddeus: University of Missouri Columbia Brumfield, Joel: University of Missouri Columbia Bub, Ryan: University of Notre Dame Burbee, Alexander: University of Tulsa Burggraf, Daniel: The George Washington University Burnham, Andrew: Purdue University Buss, Jared: Loyola University Chicago Cahill, Joseph: University of Missouri Columbia Cailteux, Ryan: Mississippi State University Cannon, Maxwell: Vanderbilt University Carr II, Rashaan: Rockhurst University Carril, Adam: Xavier University Carron, Luke: Rockhurst University Carson, Charles: Indiana University at Bloomington Castro, Victor: Saint Louis University Ceriotti, John: Mo. U. of Science and Technology Cerutti, Mark: University of Notre Dame Charles, Peter: Saint Louis University Chauvin, Peter: Truman State University Chevalier, Samuel: Texas Christian University Chura, Casey: University of Kansas Clauss, Mitchell: Saint Louis University Coleman, Michael: Rockhurst University Conrey, Patrick: University of Kentucky Conte, Anthony: University of Dayton Cooley, Adam: University of Missouri Columbia Costello, Andrew: Saint Louis University Csik, Daniel: Xavier University Dalaklis, Nathan: Carleton College Dalton, Alexander: Mo. U. of Science and Technology Damico, Anthony: Saint Louis University Daniels, Anthony: Quincy University Daugherty, Michael: Northwestern University Delabar, Guillaume: DePaul University Delsignore, Joseph: Indiana University at Bloomington Dempster, Michael: University of Missouri Columbia Doellefeld, Anthony: University of Tulsa Doorack, William: University of Dayton Doyle, Jeremiah: United States Air Force Academy Driscoll, John: Loyola University Chicago Drummond, Andrew: Unknown Dunne, Colin: The University of Alabama Dussold, Justin: University of Tulsa Edmunds, Joseph: University of Tulsa Elbert, Mark: University of Missouri Columbia Espenschied, John: Saint Louis University Esswein, John: University of Tulsa Evans, Daniel: Washington University in St. Louis Ferguson, Drew: University of Mississippi Ferrara, Alexander: University of Missouri Columbia Fields, Thomas: New York University Finazzo, Tristan: Beijing Language and Culture University for year-long program before attending The George Washington University Fisher, Samuel: Washington University in St. Louis Fister, Paul: Truman State University (gap year) FitzGerald, Liam: University of Wisconsin, Madison Fletcher, Brian: Marquette University Flood, Robert: Indiana University at Bloomington

Floretta, Brendan: Mo. U. of Science and Technology Garr, Frank: Webster University Garr, Maxwell: Knox College Gasch, James: The University of Alabama Gassner, Garrett: University of Missouri Columbia Geoffroy, William: Bradley University Gibbons, John: University of Tulsa Gibbons, Nathan: University of Tulsa Gibbons, Trenton: University of Tulsa Gilkerson, Andrew: Rockhurst University Gillam, Reid: University of Dayton Godar Jr., John: College of the Holy Cross Goedeker, Louis: University of Missouri Columbia Graman, Christopher: University of Missouri Columbia Greaves, David: Vanderbilt University Greaves, Samuel: Saint Louis University Griffin, Jordan: Rockhurst University Grim, Joseph: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Gudiswitz, Joseph: University of Tulsa Hagemann, Kevin: Bradley University Hall III, Michael: Southeast Missouri State University Hanson, Craig: University of Notre Dame Harris, Kevin: Millikin University Harris, Michael: Bradley University Hartanto, Alexander: University of Missouri Columbia Haselhorst, Brenden: University of Missouri Columbia Hawatmeh, Ramy: Saint Louis University Hayes, Robert: University of Chicago Hill, Thomas: Rockhurst University Hilmes, Jacob: Kenyon College Hoerr, John: University of Tulsa Hoeynck, Christopher: University of Missouri Columbia Hoffmeister, Jon: University of Missouri Columbia Holloway III, Robert: University of Missouri Columbia Hopcraft, Jacob: University of Central Missouri Horgan, Eamonn: University of Missouri Columbia Howe, Edmund: East Central College Hunter, Thomas: Southeast Missouri State University Intagliata, Dane: University of Missouri Columbia Iyer, Sidarth: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Janson, Nick: Indiana University at Bloomington Joern, Colin: University of Kansas Jones-Ransom, Christopher: Rockhurst University Kasper, David: Creighton University Kasper, Michael: Case Western Reserve University Keil, Joshua: Indiana University at Bloomington Kernell, William: Saint Louis University Keuss, Brendan: Mo. U. of Science and Technology Kinzel, Jonathan: Indiana University at Bloomington Klipfel, Christopher: University of Missouri Columbia Krausz, Samuel: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music LaFata, Dominic: Mo. U. of Science and Technology Lally, Timothy: Saint Louis University Lang, Charles: University of Missouri Columbia Lauer, John: Villanova University Layton, Michael: Saint Louis University Lewchenko, Ian: Saint Louis University Long, Andrew: Mo. U. of Science and Technology Lukas, Justin: The University of Alabama Lumetta, Stephen: The College of Wooster Lux, Adam: University of Tulsa Macarthy, Luke: Murray State University Macdonald, Kyle: Case Western Reserve University Manuel, Timothy: University of Missouri Columbia Marcouiller, Matthew: Marquette University Marshall, John: University of Missouri Columbia Mathews, John: Santa Clara University Mauller, Ryan: University of Missouri Columbia McCarthy IV, Thomas: University of Missouri Columbia McCormack, Keith: Mo. U. of Science and Technology McCullough, Gabriel: Saint Louis University McEnery, Connor: Truman State University McGuire III, Louis: University of Missouri Columbia McLaughlin, Sean: University of Missouri Columbia Miller, Gabriel: Temple University Miller, Luke: University of Dayton Miller, Shaun: Mo. U. of Science and Technology Miller, William: University of Missouri Columbia Mimlitz, Michael: Creighton University Mitchell, Leo: Northeastern University Mooney, Patrick: University of Missouri Columbia Morrison, William: University of Missouri Columbia Moynihan, Peter: University of Missouri Columbia Muehleisen, Colin: Drake University Mueller, Anthony: University of Tulsa Mueller, Joseph: University of Nebraska at Lincoln Mulligan, Sean: Creighton University Mungenast, Peter: Loyola University Chicago Murphy, Gregory: University of Missouri Columbia

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Murphy, James: University of Missouri Columbia Murphy, Timothy: University of Missouri Columbia Nash, Luke: Rockhurst University Nester, Charles: Georgetown University Nestle, Adam: University of Missouri Columbia Newsham, Gabriel: Vanderbilt University Ney, Andrew: Mo. U. of Science and Technology Obermeyer, Samuel: Loyola University Chicago Ogden, Patrick: Marquette University Onder, James: The University of Texas, Austin Oster, Patrick: Loyola University Chicago Ottenlips, Eric: University of Missouri Columbia Park, Senguk: Seton Hall University Pawlow, Stan: Canisius College Pazderka, Jack: Saint Louis University Peraud, Alexander: Truman State University Phimphavong, Matthew: University of Missouri Columbia Piening, Alexander: Rockhurst University Pilcher, Ryan: Spring Hill College Ponzillo, Joseph: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Powers, Brian: Boston College Putnam, John: University of Missouri Columbia Rackers, Peter: Kenrick-Glennon Seminary Ramspott, Marcus: Washington University in St. Louis Reichold, Joseph: University of Tulsa Richard, Paul: Saint Louis University Rieke, Mark: University of Tulsa Riganti, Thomas: United States Air Force Academy Ritter, Joshua: Saint Louis University Robinson, John: Fairfield University Robinson, Luke: Lafayette College Robinson, Mark: Rhodes College Roth-Johnson, Ross: The Catholic University of America Rubio, Thomas: University of Southern California Ryan, Thomas: Missouri State University Salamon, Joseph: Ohio University Salsich, Peter: University of Kentucky Schaeffer, Scott: Rockhurst University Schimmele, Michael: Elon University Schmelter, David: Washington University in St. Louis Schneider, Joseph: University of Dayton Schneller, Daniel: Vanderbilt University Schonhoff, Brandon: Rockhurst University Schrader, Allen: Mo. U. of Science and Technology Schrock, Michael: University of Notre Dame Sextro, Alexander: Truman State University Shaughnessy, Joseph: Purdue University Shaver, Alexander: The University of Alabama Siegfried, Christian: University of Dayton Sit, Michael: Unknown Slaughter, Andrew: University of Missouri Columbia Sloan, Lukas: University of Denver Smith, William: University of Chicago Sottile, Austin: Texas Christian University Staley, Thomas: University of Missouri Columbia Steinhart, Benjamin: University of Dayton Stelzer, Daniel: Xavier University Strifler, Austin: Truman State University Sullivan, Daniel: Indiana University at Bloomington Sullivan, John: University of Missouri Columbia Swan, Michael: Saint Louis University Sykora, Samuel: Mo. U. of Science and Technology Szatkowski, David: Mo. U. of Science and Technology Taaffe, Brendan: University of Missouri Columbia Tarter, Benjamin: University of Dayton Tettamble, Ollie: Rockhurst University Thomas, Matthew: Purdue University Thomas, Nicholas: The University of Alabama Thorp, Adam: University of Chicago Threats, Matthew: Saint Louis University Turner, Malik: Saint Louis University Urschler, John: The University of Alabama Valencia, Ethan: Saint Louis University Vaughn, Gregory: University of Missouri Columbia Venhaus, Nicholas: University of Missouri Columbia Vienhage, Anthony: College of Charleston Vollmer, Joseph: University of Missouri, St. Louis Voss, Zachary: Employed Wagner, Rekwane: Morehouse College Waller, Andrew: Christian Brothers University Wayne, Harold: Oklahoma City University Webb, Alexander: Miami University, Oxford Weber, Noah: Washington University in St. Louis Webster, John: University of Kansas Whalen, Matthew: Creighton University Williams, Thomas: University of Missouri Columbia Wilmes, Thomas Robert: University of Tulsa Wingo, Raymond: University of Missouri Columbia Wobbe, Jacob: Missouri State University Workman, Jacob: University of Missouri Columbia Young, Adam: University of Missouri Columbia


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Colleges b

Santa Clara U. (1)

U. of Denver (2)

Regis U. (1)

U. of NE–Lincoln (1)

Air Force Ac. (2)

U.S.C. (2) OK City U. (1)

Beijing U. (1)

Tx. C

U. of TX A (1)

Editor’s Note


This map lays out the class of 2014’s college choices on a map of the United States. Choices are based on the decisions given to the Counseling Office by 3:00 on Thursday, the day before publication. Students who were undecided or working next year were not marked on the map. See either of the opposite pages of this spread for more detailed information about who is attending which college. Laid out by Adam Thorp, editor in chief; data compiled by Thomas Williams, staff.


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by Location

U. of MN-Twin Cities (2)

Carleton Col. (2)

Canisius Col. (1) U. of WI (1)


Knox Col. (1) Truman U. (8)

K.U. (4)

Marquette (4)

Bradley U. (3)

Quincy U. (1)

Kenyon (1)

Purdue (3) Milliken U. (1)

E. Central Col. S.I.U.E. (1) S.L.U. (1) M.U. (23) (52) U. of Central Mo. Wash. U. Webster U. (1) (1) (5) Mo. S & T Kenrick Sem. S-E Mo. St. (13) (1) (2) Mo. St U.M.S.L. (3) (1)

I.U. (8)

Miami U. (1)

Rockhurst (13)

U. of Tulsa (20)

U. of Ky. (2)

Col. of Wooster (1)

U. of Dayton Ohio U. (9) (1) Xavier U. (3) U. of Cinc.- Conservatory (1)

The G. Washington (1) Georgetown U. (1) Catholic U. of America (1)

Elon U. (1)

Murray St. (1) Vanderbilt Tn. State U. (1) (4)

Northeastern U. (1) Boston Col. (1)

Fairfield (1) N.Y.U. (1) Lafayette Col. Seton Hall U. (1) (1) Temple U. Villanova U. (1) (1)

Case Western U. (2)

Northwestern Loyola Chi. Notre Dame (1) (5) (5) DePaul U. U. Chicago (1) (3)

Drake U. (1) Creighton (4)

Col. of the Holy Cross (1)

U.N.C.–Chapel Hill (1)

Rhodes Col. Christian Brothers U. (1) (1) U. of MS (2)

Morehouse Col. (1)

MS State U. (1)

U. of AL (6)

College of Charleston (1)

Christian (2)

Spring Hill (1)


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listed by college

Beijing University (Non-US College): (1) Tristan Finazzo Ohio University: (1) Joseph Salamon

University of Denver: (2) Brian Bobak, Lukas Sloan

University of Kansas: (4) Theodor Banaszak (Gap year), Casey Chura, Colin Joern, John WebBradley University: (4) William Geoffroy, Kevin Purdue University: (3) Andrew Burnham, Jo- ster Hagemann, Michael Harris seph Shaughnessy, Matthew Thomas University of Kentucky: (2) Patrick Conrey, Peter Salsich Creighton University: (4) David Kasper, Michael Quincy University: (1) Anthony Daniels Mimlitz, Sean Mulligan, Matthew Whalen University of Mississippi: (2) Jake Bava, Drew Regis University: (1) Richard Blume III Ferguson Carleton College: (2) Wisdom Akpan, Nathan Alexander Dalaklis Rhodes College: (1) Mark Robinson University of Missouri Columbia: (52) WilCase Western Reserve University: (1) Michael Rockhurst University: (13) Christopher Booker, liam Abernathy, Michael Arnott, Jordan Belloli, Kasper, Kyle Macdonald Rashaan Carr II, Luke Carron, Michael Coleman, Michael Blood, Nicholas Boyd, Jackson Brauer, Andrew Gilkerson, Jordan Griffin, Thomas Hill, Thaddeus Brown, Joel Brumfield, Joseph Cahill, Canisius College: (1) Stan Pawlow, Christopher Jones-Ransom, Luke Nash, Alexan- Adam Cooley, Michael Dempster, Mark Elbert, der Piening, Scott Schaeffer, Brandon Schonhoff, Alexander Ferrara, Garrett Gassner, Louis Goedeker, Christopher Graman, Alexander HartanChristian Brothers University: (1) Andrew Ollie Tettamble to, Brenden Haselhorst, Christopher Hoeynck, Waller, Saint Louis University: (23) Jacob Abrahamian, Jon Hoffmeister, Robert Holloway III, Eamonn College of Charleston: (1) Anthony Vienhage, John Armstrong, Kevin Benben, Victor Castro, Horgan, Dane Intagliata, Christopher Klipfel, Peter Charles, Mitchell Clauss, Andrew Costel- Charles Lang, Timothy Manuel, John Marshall, College of the Holy Cross: (1) Jack Godar Jr., lo, Anthony Damico, John Espenschied, Samuel Ryan Mauller, Jack McCarthy IV, Joseph McGreaves, Ramy Hawatmeh, William Kernell, Guire III, Sean McLaughlin, William Miller, PatDrake University: (1) Colin Muehleisen Timothy Lally, Michael Layton, Ian Lewchen- rick Mooney, William Morrison, Peter Moyniko, Gabriel McCullough, Jack Pazderka, Paul han, Gregory Murphy, James Murphy, Timothy DePaul University: (1) Guillaume Delabar Richard, Joshua Ritter, Michael Swan, Matthew Murphy, Adam Nestle, Eric Ottenlips, Matthew Phimphavong, John Putnam, Andrew Slaughter, Threats, Malik Turner, Ethan Valencia Thomas Staley, John Sullivan, Brendan Taaffe, East Central College: (1) Edmund Howe Gregory Vaughn, Nicholas Venhaus, Thomas Santa Clara University: (1) John Mathews Williams, Raymond Wingo, Jacob Workman, Elon University: (1) Michael Schimmele Adam Young Seton Hall University: (1) Senguk Park Employed: (1) Zachary Voss Southeast Missouri State University: (2) Mi- University of Southern California: (2) Benjamin Banet, Thomas Rubio Fairfield University: (1) John Robinson chael Hall III, Thomas Hunter, Boston College: (1) Brian Powers

Oklahoma City University: (1) Harold Wayne

Georgetown University: (1) Charles Nester

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville: (1) United States Air Force Academy: (2) Jeremiah Doyle, Thomas Riganti Nathan Anderson

Indiana University at Bloomington: (8) Mitchell Boyer, Charles Carson, Joseph Delsignore, Em- Spring Hill College: (1) Ryan Pilcher mett Flood, Nick Janson, Joshua Keil, Jack Kinzel, Daniel Sullivan Temple University: (1) Gabriel Miller Kenrick-Glennon Seminary: (1) Peter Rackers Kenyon College: (1) Jacob Hilmes Knox College: (1) Maxwell Garr Lafayette College: (1) Luke Robinson

University of Tulsa: (20) Jerome Amsler, Luke Appelbaum, Nathaniel Beckemeyer, Samuel Beckmann, Andrew Bollinger, Alexander Burbee, Anthony Doellefeld, Justin Dussold, Joseph Edmunds, John Esswein, John Gibbons, Nathan Tennessee State University: (1) Dexter Allen Gibbons, Trenton Bradford Gibbons, Joseph Texas Christian University: (2) Samuel Cheva- Gudiswitz, Larry Hoerr, Adam Lux, Anthony Mueller, Joseph Reichold, Mark Rieke, Thomas lier, Austin Sottile Wilmes The Catholic University of America: (1) Ross Undecided: (2) Andrew Drummond, Michael Sit Roth-Johnson

Loyola University Chicago: (5) Jared Buss, JJ The College of Wooster: (1) Stephen Lumetta Driscoll, Peter Mungenast, Samuel Obermeyer, Patrick Oster The George Washington University: (1) Daniel Burggraf Marquette University: (4) Matthew Brady, Brian Fletcher, Matthew Marcouiller, Patrick Ogden The University of Alabama: (6) Colin Dunne, James Gasch, Justin Lukas, Alexander Shaver, Miami University, Oxford: (1) Alexander Webb Nicholas Thomas, John Urschler Millikin University: (1) Kevin Harris Mississippi State University: (1) Ryan Cailteux Missouri State University: (3) David Bosslet, Thomas Ryan, Jacob Wobbe Missouri University of Science and Technology: (13) Brandon Bollinger, John Ceriotti, Alexander Dalton, Brendan Floretta, Brendan Keuss, Dominic LaFata, Andrew Long, Keith McCormack, Shaun Miller, Andrew Ney, Allen Schrader, Samuel Sykora, David Szatkowski Morehouse College: (1) Rekwane Wagner Murray State University: (1) Luke Macarthy New York University: (1) Thomas Fields

University of Wisconsin, Madison: (1) Liam FitzGerald University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: (2) Joseph Grim, Joseph Ponzillo University of Missouri, St. Louis: (1) Joseph Vollmer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel University of Nebraska at Lincoln: (1) Joseph Mueller Hill: (1) Sidarth Iyer University of Notre Dame: (5) Robert Braddock, Ryan Bub, Mark Cerutti, Craig Hanson, Michael Truman State University: (8) Anthony Abbac- Schrock chi, Stephen Baumgartner, Peter Chauvin, Paul Fister (gap year), Connor McEnery, Alexander Vanderbilt University: (4) Maxwell Cannon, David Greaves, Gabriel Newsham (Blair School of Peraud, Alexander Sextro, Austin Strifler Music), Daniel Schneller University of Central Missouri: J (1) acob HopVillanova University: (1) John Lauer craft The University of Texas, Austin: James Onder

University of Chicago: (3) Robert Hayes, Adam Washington University in St. Louis: (5) Daniel Evans, Samuel Fisher, Marcus Ramspott, David Thorp, Will Smith Schmelter, Noah Weber University of Cincinnati College-ConservatoWebster University: (1) Frank Garr ry of Music: (1) Samuel Krausz

University of Dayton: (9) Eric Bell, Anthony Xavier University: (3) Adam Carril, Daniel Csik, Northeastern University: (1) Leo Mitchell Conte, William Doorack, Reid Gillam, Luke Daniel Stelzer Miller, Joseph Schneider, Christian Siegfried, Check the Prep News next week for a listing of Northwestern University: (1) Michael Daugh- Benjamin Steinhart, Benjamin Tarter erty seniors’ accepted scholarships.


May 9, 2014

Prep News Volume 78, Issue 26

Library renovations reorganize, clear shelves photo | Leo Heinz

The empty shelves of the reference section, recently stripped of encyclopedias and dictionaries. BY Leo K. Heinz CORE STAFF


aving to sort through just under 25,000 books in the Robinson Library, latenight television host David Letterman would probably say to St. Louis U. High librarian Lynne Casey, “I wouldn’t give your troubles to a monkey on a rock.” Head librarian Cortney Shraut had been planning to begin this multi-year process of “weeding out” the collection before Casey’s arrival last August. The process of weeding out the collection consists of taking into account the age, condition, and use of the particular book. The importance of the book is also taken into account. Casey has been working through the collection since August. The collection is organized using the Dewey Decimal Classification system, which most high school and elementary school academic libraries use. The system allows for books to be added to the library according to their subject matter and then placed in a general location. She’s currently working through the 700s, which consists of works relating to the arts. “We have Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. She’s foundress of the environmental movement, and it’s just a classic,” said Casey. “Even though

maybe no one has read it in a long time, I think it’s something we need to have in our collection. Even though it’s old and hasn’t been checked out, I’m not going to get rid of it.” Casey has consulted with teachers on particular subject manners, such as Russian teacher Rob Chura on a set of Russian books and theology teacher Matt Sciuto on philosophical and theological texts. Casey estimates that she’s deleted around 1,200 entries, putting them out for students and faculty to take near the entrance to the library. Casey made a Christmas tree out of a couple sets of old encyclopedias in December. So far, no books have been recycled. Students and faculty have taken several hundred books. “I’m not removing quite as many books as I probably could. We’ve got a lot of really dated material that has not been checked out or used in a long time, but I’m hesitant to really remove such a great amount from the collection, so I think it could definitely use another pass through in a couple of years,” said Casey. In addition to the “tedious” process of going through the entire collection individually, a larger effort to integrate the reference section into the regular collection has been made. For years, the shelves creating a square-like shape with circular tables in

the interior were home to the special reference section. Typical reference books such as dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias were kept here, as well as multi-piece volumes and collections relating to specific subject matters. According to Schraut, this holding of books in the reference section used to be important but now creates unnecessary confusion for some when looking up a book. “Ten years ago, a reference collection was important. They were books that were only checked out for a few days because lots of students needed to use them,” said Schraut. “Now, reference books are all pretty much digital. They can actually just go into the regular stacks, into whatever discipline they’re in. The typical multi-set volume type of reference book is also being produced less and less by publishers, according to Schraut. “The idea and concept of a reference section has gone away,” said Schraut. “Libraries go along with what publishers do; you kind of have to make that progression with them.” Often, reference collections or volumes are not cost-effective. In the past, sets could reach costs of near $1,000. With the updates access and ease of updating, online and digital databases are now dominating the reference landscape.

While the reference shelves now look abandoned and left to play host to dust, Shraut and Casey plan to move parts of the fiction collection, currently located in the southwest corner, out to former home of the reference section. In the meantime, Schraut and Casey hope that the cleaning up of the collection makes it easier for students when accessing the print collection. Casey has been adding subject headers to some entries to make the work more easily found when students are searching for works related to a particular topic. Although a redesign or remodel of the Robinson Library is merely an idea, Shraut sees the cleaning process as something that is helpful to do now. “The library could use a redesign as far as the way that everything is set up. It’s just a natural thing; every library is going through this these days. I think it’s better to be prepared and have everything cleaned up now, so that in the future if we decided to change anything, we’d be ready to go and we wouldn’t have to make a huge transition.” The use and relevance of the Robinson Library’s print collection will again be looked at after the rollout of SLUH’s one-to-one technology initiative. The need for a print collection could go away, and the library might then become an “information commons” with study and collaboration rooms, according to Schraut. “There’s something though about a print copy that’s utterly still. And you don’t get that stillness from a digital (copy),” said Casey. “And I think that’s a valuable thing. So I think that some print materials will be with us always. I certainly hope they don’t go away. It’s a different environment without books, definitely.” “The books will be here to stay for now, and it’s going to be interesting to see how it all progresses and changes our jobs as we become a more digital school,” said Schraut.


Theology speaker Robert Spitzer defends existence of God with science BY Scotty REPORTER



t seems that Stephen Hawking has got his work cut out for him. On May 8, Robert Spitzer, S.J., came to talk to the junior classes and some teachers. Spitzer is a Jesuit priest and retired President of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He is one of the leading supporters of using science to prove the existence of a Divine Creator. He has been on the Today Show, Larry King Live, and the Hugh Hewitt Show, has debated with Stephen Hawking, and has appeared on the History Channel and on a PBS series, “Closer to the Truth.” The argument made by Spitzer, and others like him, is that the current scientific consensus is that the universe is expanding, so it had to have a beginning. Therefore, there was something before the universe. Theology teacher Ralph Houlihan, S.J., recollects how Spitzer explained it, saying, “He argued that the more air you put in the balloon, the farther the spots. If you have spots on the balloon get apart … (it) means the universe is expanding. But, if you take the air out of the balloon, you have nothing. And in order to explain ‘nothing,’ you need a Creator.” Such a Creator would have to be “transcendent,” or outside of space and time. He argues that other scientists, such as Stephen Hawking, argue for a universe that creates itself, which he says in not currently supported by science. He argues that the reason that several scientists, including the esteemed biologist Richard Dawkins, hold this belief is because they make a

lot of money for having and supporting this belief. Overall, the student and faculty response to Spitzer’s talk has been resoundingly positive. “Fr. Spitzer blew my mind with the amount of knowledge he had,” said junior Henry Konzen. “He proved God’s existence through physics, which scientists should be able to accept.” Konzen was particularly impressed by how Spitzer handled Hawking’s theories. “He basically disproved an argument Stephen Hawking made at one point.” Junior Matt Baron was also very impressed. “I thought (the theories) were really believable,” he said. “He was obviously very smart.” Baron also talked about Spitzer’s arguments against Stephen Hawking. “He would bring up all these big names, like Stephen Hawking, and talk about how their not believing in God was incorrect, for these reasons. I thought that was really cool,” said Baron. Houlihan was also impressed but was worried that a lot of what Spitzer said was repeated material for the juniors. “I thought he was very good,” said Houlihan. “But I thought a lot of what he said sounded like déjà vu. I think both in our science and in theology classes we delve into a lot of that. And I think one of our teachers even asked his class specifically, and they told him precisely that they heard a lot of that before. Still, I think it’s important to have an expert in the field tell them that … To get an outside source is always good to reinforce some of the things we were teaching.”

This week in Prep News History

Fine Arts Displayed in Jazz-Poetry Nite and Student Exhibits photo | Prep News volume 27 issue 9

imaginations of Junior Billik- Paul Burgett will present a ens, some of whom will also violin recital. Paul is the first The 1964 Edition of the try their hand at folk singing. SLUH student to express great Fine-Arts Week at SLUH will interest in this field of music, be marked by many diversi- Violin Recital by Burgett and he intends to further it in fied themes and exhibits. Mr. On Monday afternoon, college. F. Joseph Schulte, as coordina- May 11, in the first floor movtor, has designated the week of ie hall, Mr. Richard Bliss, who Spring Concert May 8 to May 16 as Fine-Arts is a member of the American On Friday evening, May Week. Insititute of Architects, will 15, the Band and Glee club will Heading the list of at- speak on the two hundred present their annual Spring tractions is Jazz-Poetry Night, year history of St. Louis ar- Concert, for which they have which will be held on Saturday chitecture. This lecture fits in been practicing under the dievening, May 9, in the school with the present Bicentennial rection of Messrs. John Polizzi auditorium. The jazz will be Celebration. and Albert Rotola, S.J., respecfurnished by the Ed Fritz Then during a fourth-pe- tively. Combo, which has played riod on Tuesday, May 12, the The final feature will take at the St. Louis University’s school band will demonstrate place on Saturday evening, Jazz-Poetry Nights, and at various music styles and pat- May 16, when the Dauphin the SLUH Jazz-Poetry Nights terns. Players will perform three in 1961 and 1962. The poetry The next afternoon in the one-act plays in the school will be drawn from the vivid first floor movie hall, senior auditorium. The Players, suBY

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pervised by Mr. F. Joseph Schulte and Mr. Thomas Jost, S.J., will present a cutting from The Rhinoceros, a play written by Eugene Ionesco. For their performance of The Rhinoceros, they captured first place at the National Catholic Theater Convention, at which sophomore Jim Byrnes won the best-acting award. Then the Players will perform The Zoo Story, written by Edward Albee. Seniors John Meyer and Bob Morrow star in this production. The thespians will Photography Concomplete the program by staging a cutting from The Lesson, testJointly during the entire another play of Eugene Io- Fine-Arts Week, Kodak Film nesco. Company, which will exhibit the photographs of national winners, and Mr. David

Wayne, S.J., who has organized a student photography contest, will satisfy the desires of camera enthusiasts. Fr. William Doyle, S.J., and several of his art students will also diplay their work.


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Rugby ends season with fifth place State finish

photo | Keith Thomas

Senior Sam Chevalier breaks past opponents on his way to score. BY Keith Thomas CORE STAFF

photo | Keith Thomas


wo years ago we had a very talented team, and last year we had a team filled with heart,” said St. Louis U. High rugby coach Chris Keeven. “This year, our team had both.” The SLUH Ruggerbills finished their hard-fought season by placing fifth at the State tournament, with the only loss coming to the Kansas City Jr. Blues, ranked No. 2 nationally. The Ruggerbills were

Josh Keil reaches over for a lineout against the Marquette Mustangs last Sunday. The Jr. Bills won the game 62-29 and captured fifth place at the Missouri State Championships.

caught off guard early last Saturday as the start time for their first game against the Jr. Blues was changed to start two hours earlier than originally planned. The Jr. Bills arrived 15 minutes before the start of the game. With an added boost of adrenaline, the Jr. Bills came out firing against Kansas City. Each team pushed hard for a few minutes, but the Jr. Blues struck first with a try out of the scrum, giving them a 5-0 lead after a missed conversion.

The Jr. Bills responded with three unanswered tries, two by senior Joe Delsignore. The Jr. Bills led at half, 17-5. Early into the second half, the Ruggerbills’ senior Josh Keil was dumped by a Jr. Blues prop, resulting in a yellow card for the Jr. Blues and a five minute man-advantage for the Jr. Bills. Despite the man advantage, the talented Jr. Blues mauled the ball into the try zone, despite an impressive goal line push from the Ruggerbills. With only a few minutes remaining in the second half, the Jr. Blues scored off of a penalty and a toss to their quick back line, and with the conversion the game was tied at 17. Keil had an in close opportunity to put the Jr. Bills up late in the game, but missed the kick, ending regulation time in a tie. Since the rules of the State tournament did not allow for extra playing time to decide the game, the result was decided by penalty kicks. After both Keil and the Kansas City kicker made their first attempts, both missed their next two. The two went back and forth for five more rounds before the Jr. Blues made their kick and Keil missed, ending the Jr. Bills’ title run. “I’ve really never been more proud of the guys than I was during that game going


he St. Louis U. High golf team has been dominant all year long and so far has shown no signs of slowing down in the postseason. The GolfBills kicked off their season with a 3-1 start and haven’t let up since. They continued their hot streak with a 232-248 win against Vianney on April 10 and followed that up with a 229-260 victory over Chaminade on April 14. After that, the team was crowned tournament champions at the Bulldog Battle on April 16, an especially rewarding victory for the team since last year this tournament was the only tournament SLUH didn’t win. “This was one that all of the guys, and coach, really wanted to get,” said head coach Scott Gilbert. Immediately after that victory, the team took second place, three strokes behind DeSmet, in the MCC Tournament on April 17. Although they did not win the conference tournament, the GolfBills still managed to win the conference title for the third straight year. The team ended conference play with a 7-1 record and went 9-1 in overall play.

“It was a very respectable record,” said Gilbert. From there, the team moved on to a second place finish in the Webster Cup on April 21, a massive tournament containing 21 teams and 105 golfers. After that tournament, the team finished up match play with a 209-223 victory over DeSmet on April 23 followed by a 243-247 defeat of CBC on April 24. They followed up those victories with a 235-240 victory over MICDS on April 30 and a 225-239 victory over CBC May 1. With match play over, the GolfBills moved into Districts on May 6. They won Districts with a virtually untouchable team score of 294. The victory was not only impressive because of the score itself but also because of the company the team played with. “You talk to any coach in this district, arguably the hardest district in the state; these are just top-notch teams and programs,” said Gilbert. Even among some of the best teams in the state, the GolfBills were completely dominant. “294, no one can touch us,” said Gilbert. “We were twenty-five strokes better than the second place team,” said Gilbert.

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Golf pushes drives past competition; heads to Sectionals


toe to toe with the number two team in the nation,” said senior captain JJ Driscoll. “(Penalty kicks) are the worst way to lose a game.” “We played very well,” said Keeven. “I’m very proud of the boys, and to take on the number two team and tie them was impressive. ... That was the only blemish on their record. As a team we did everything that we could do.” With the loss, the Jr. Bills faced the Jefferson City Nightmare, the hosts of the tournament. Driscoll broke through the worn down Jefferson City line to put the Jr. Bills up 5-0 early. After tries by the slippery junior Drew Mudd and a long run from senior Sam Chevalier, Jefferson City punched through for a try, and at half the Jr. Bills led 195. Chevalier stepped his way through the Nightmare defense for arguably his most impressive try of the year, and the Jr. Bills led 26-5 shortly into the second half. After senior captain Adam Cooley was sent off of the field with a yellow card for hitting a Jefferson City opponent after the whistle was blown, Jefferson City scored two unanswered tries to reduce the lead to 26-15. However, the Jr. Bills were not done scoring. Senior Luke Appelbaum beat the

The team score was made up of scores of 69 by senior Scott Schaeffer, 72 (par for the course) by senior Will Doorack, 74 by junior Dan Venker, and 79 by junior Alex Ciaramitaro. Districts was a huge win, but it was also a huge boost of confidence for the team. “For those guys to know the damage we can do on a big day where there’s a lot at stake, that’s a huge confidence booster,” said Gilbert. Junior Alex Ciaramitaro agreed, saying, “I think (winning Districts) gives our team a huge boost of confidence, Low-man of the day Scott Schaeffer drives his ball off of the tee at Tuesday’s tournament. because our team is so strong, and we have so much depth– that even if some guys don’t play well, the other guys can pick them up,” he said. Even with all the hype, Gilbert says the team is staying focused. “We know at any time, this can all come to an end. We look at each day as an opportunity to get better,” said Gilbert. SLUH golf moves on to Sectionals on Monday, which they will host at Missouri Bluffs. “It should be a great day. We’ve had a lot of success at Missouri Bluffs,” said Gilbert. Junior Alex Ciaramitaro lays up out of a bunker.


May 9, 2014

Prep News Volume 78, Issue 26

Baseball rides five game win streak BY Thomas CORE STAFF



t. Louis U. High baseball (18-5) rides a five game winning streak into the last game of the regular season next week as the pitching and hitting have clicked together to give the Jr. Bills some momentum to ride into the playoffs. Last night, SLUH defeated Francis Howell Central 3-1. (See Nightbeat below.) On Wednesday, SLUH hosted the Chaminade Red Devils. Sophomore John Brinkman got the start. Chaminade struck first with a bloop single to center in the second inning. In the bottom of the third, senior John Ceriotti tied things up with a grounder that drove home senior Marcus Ramspott. In the sixth inning, senior Andrew Waller knocked home junior Ryan Krippene for the go-ahead run as SLUH lead 2-1. Brinkman held on for the complete game victory. Brinkman has not only played solid defense at third and first base, he has also led the team in RBIs. “Brinkman’s a stud,” said Ceriotti. “That’s all I can say.” “John’s really stepped up as a pitcher,” said senior

Mark Cerutti. “Last year, he was just a closer, but this year he’s pitching complete games and was commanding everthing against Chaminade. He wasn’t missing anything.” Junior Bryan Nolan got the start on the mound against the Spartans of DeSmet on Tuesday. This matchup was the last for long-time DeSmet soccer and baseball coach Greg Vitello. SLUH honored Vitello before the game by wearing maroon jerseys with Vitello’s number. Nolan cruised through the first few innings without allowing a run as he commanded the strike zone and got up on most of his counts. Senior Charlie Nester provided Nolan with a onerun lead when he singled in Brinkman in the bottom of the second inning. Things stayed quiet until the bottom of the fourth inning. “It was a good pitchers’ duel,” said Nester. Senior Luke Robinson did what he has done all year: he delivered a hard-hit ball to the outfield for a single, stole second, and did some headsup base running to advance to third on a wild pitch. Brinkman hit a laser to right field that may have left the park if not for the wind blowing in from that direc-

tion. Brinkman advanced to third on the deep shot, driving in Robinson to make it 2-0 Jr. Bills as Brinkman got his 29th RBI on the season. On the next at-bat, Waller hit a deep sacrifice fly to center that brought home Brinkman to put SLUH up 3-0. Nolan ran into some trouble in the fifth after a single, an error, and a walk loaded the bases with one out. DeSmet hit a sacrifice fly and a single that drove in two runs to make it 3-2. Senior Alex Webb made a diving stop at second base that prevented the Spartans from doing any more damage. In the top of the sixth, senior Mick Layton made his debut on the mound as injury has kept him on the bench all season. After allowing a hit and a walk, Layton gave up a run when DeSmet scored to tie the score at three on a SLUH error in right field. After sophomore Truman Stephens got three quick outs in the seventh, the Jr. Bills had a chance to win the game in the bottom half of the inning. Nester got his second single of the game to start off the inning. Junior Michael LaDriere hit a grounder and the DeSmet infielder opted to get the out at first, allow-

photo | Nolen Doorack

Nester eyes the incoming pitch during Thursday’s game against Francis Howell.

ing Nester to move into scoring position at second base. Nester then, with some good base-running, took third on a pitch in the dirt. Ramspott struck out on the next at-bat, and Ceriotti popped out after Ramspott to send the game to extra innings. Robinson took the mound in the top of the eighth. Waller made a nice tag at first off of a bad throw that prevented DeSmet from getting a baserunner. Robinson hit a batter to put one man on with one out. On the next at-bat, DeSmet popped

one up behind the plate and sophomore Joe Warnecke honed in on the ball to make the play and then fired it to first to catch the runner, sending SLUH to the bottom of the eighth with another chance to win it. Krippene got a walk, and then Robinson laid down a bunt and reached first on a hiccup by the Spartans. Brinkman came up to bat and smacked a hard hit ground ball through the shortstop’s legs for the walkoff win. Brinkman’s 30th RBI of the season gave SLUH a 4-3 vic-

Tennis loses heartbreaker to CBC at MCC Tournament




ast Saturday, St. Louis U. High’s varsity tennis team gathered at Chaminade for the annual MCC tournament with an undefeated record against MCC schools. The team battled to a second place finish, losing a close game to CBC. The tournament started with singles. The first round went by fairly well for SLUH as they won four of six matches. The wins came from seeds 3-6. Those who won their first round matches then moved onto the final round, while the one and two spots, held by senior Danny Schneller and Vinny Bartholomew, went on to play in the third place matches. The results of the second round of play also went well for SLUH. SLUH’s No. 6 seed, senior J.T. Gibbons, won his

final round match easily, 6-4, 6-2, beating a CBC player that had beaten him earlier in the season. The other SLUH win in singles came from No. 5 seed sophomore David Lord, who lost his first set against DeSmet in a tie breaker. Lord won the next set 6-4, and easily finished with a 6-1 win in the third set. “As a team, we did pretty well,” said junior Kyle Schnell, who played in the third singles spot. “It was pretty much just CBC and us.” No. 3 seed Schnell and No. 4 seed senior John Sullivan both lost their final match to CBC players to finish second and provide the team with important points. Schneller and Bartholomew both won their third place matches. Schneller played De Smet›s No. 1 seed, who he played earlier in the year, and won 6-2, 6-4. Bar-

tholomew also played a repeat match and won again, this time 7-5, 6-1. SLUH’s performance in singles put them into a good position heading into the doubles portion of the tournament, but SLUH’s doubles teams, who have seen little varsity action throughout the season, were playing strong doubles teams from CBC and Chaminade. At No. 1 doubles, freshman twins Sam and Ben Bott played a strong first round match, beating the DeSmet team 8-3. In their final round match against Chaminade, they lost 8-4, to finish second The No. 2 doubles team, played by seniors Michael Daugherty and Kevin Benben, won their bracket, first beating DeSmet 8-3 then CBC 8-3. Finally, the No. 3 seed doubles team of David Dowd and Nick Thomas placed second in their bracket, beating


Chaminade 8-3 then losing to CBC 8-3. The performance, unfortunately, was not strong enough to win out over the Cadets. The team is not letting the loss on Saturday set them back, and are trying to get better for the rest of the season. “Our goal for the season is to win Sectionals and get to State,” said sophomore David

Lord. In order to do fulfill its goal and go to the State tournament, the team must first beat CBC in a sectional match. In season play, SLUH edged CBC with a 5-4 victory. “I think we just lost to them because we had some unlucky draws,” said Lord, who thinks that if they face CBC in sectionals, they


SLUH’s next game is a make-up at Chaminade on Monday at 4:30 p.m. Following this game, the playoffs will begin, and SLUH has come together at the end of the season with the hopes to make a run. “I think our pitching is right where we want it to be,” said Robinson. “I think we want our hitting back to where it was at the beginning of the season.” “Our hitting has been back on the upswing but just not as timely,” said Cerutti.

should be able win as they did earlier in the season. Lord also emphasized how crucial it is to win in the lower seeds because SLUH›s team has a depth that other teams struggle to compete against. “(We need to) stay focused and practice with effort,” said head coach Brian Kirk.

Baseball Nightbeat

The Jr. Bills knocked off Francis Howell 3-1 on Thursday as they made good contact at the plate all afternoon. Head coach Steve Nicollerat rotated pitchers every inning, keeping arms fresh and the Vikings guessing at the plate. Francis Howell struck in the first but they would only score once in the game. In the bottom of the first inning, sophomore John Brinkman hit a hard ball to center that tied the game up at 1-1. Senior Andrew Waller did what he’s done all year; he hit a deep fly ball that was caught but allowed Brinkman to score and give SLUH a 2-1 lead. SLUH had plenty more scoring opportunities but only scored one more on a Brinkman bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning. SLUH was assisted by four Viking errors but couldn’t convert when it counted. SLUH stranded 12 base runners, leaving a bit to be desired in the timely hitting department. Senior Luke Robinson came in to pitch in the seventh with a 3-1 lead. Robinson retired three Viking batters for his fifth save of the year and fifth straight Jr. Bill win. photo | Nolen Doorack

Ramspott named scholar athlete Last Friday, senior Marcus Ramspott, the senior class’s scholar athlete, was honored at the National Football Foundation banquet with the Jack Snow award. The award includes a $1500 scholarship and is awarded to a student who is, as Snow was fond of saying, “squared away.” Ramspott was chosen from a pool of eleven students who were also named scholar athletes by their schools. artwork | Paul Fister

Junior Aidan Jacobsen hurls the ball in Thursday night’s game.



Prep News

May 9, 2014

Volume 78, Issue 26

photo | Santiago Bianco

Water polo beats West twice Jack Robinson REPORTER


he Jr. Bills water polo squad has made quite the run in the past two weeks in anticipation of the Missouri Districts Tournament. Closing out their schedule with eight games in 13 days, SLUH had to take on the second-ranked Longhorns of Parkway West on two different occasions. In their first encounter, the SLUH team had the home pool advantage, and with that came the biggest crowd of the year. Countless students, parents, and former players packed the terrace above the Forest Park pool for the Alumni Day game. The atmosphere surrounding the most anticipated game of Missouri polo this year was intense. Both teams stood on a pedestal above all other local competition, but this was the first time either of the two had taken on a real contender in regulation season play (both had lost only to Chicago’s Fenwick High School). SLUH came out in great form in the first quarter. In the first offensive attack of the game, Joe Shaughnessy buried an over the top lob from across the pool for a goal, drawing first blood only one minute in. Shaughnessy’s work did not stop there, however, as he scored two minutes later, and towards the end of the quarter. Shaughnessy’s first quarter hat-trick was the cushion SLUH needed.

In the second half, Colin Derdeyn contributed two of his own for the Bills, his first being an end-to-end run with an unassisted finish on a counter-attack play. At half, the PoloBills were up 7-3, an unexpectedly wide margin. The young Jr. Bills defense also did a good job containing West’s attack, shutting down two of the top scorers in the state. In the third quarter, West earned a quick goal right away, but that was soon answered with yet another goal from Shaughnessy, a back post put away from sophomore Mark Franz, a breakaway goal by sophomore Chris Kreienkamp, and another finish for senior captain Victor Castro, which was his third of the afternoon. SLUH held on in the fourth quarter for the 12-9 win. The efforts of goalkeeper Arthur Larson are also not to go unnoticed. The junior came up big in the nets for SLUH, with a handful of spectacular reflex saves throughout the match. He finished the game with 11 saves and four assists in a spectacular display of goaltending. The next two regular season games ended in an 18-7 win over Ladue, and a 22-11 win over Parkway South going into the Lindbergh Tournament. As three-time defending champions of the tournament, SLUH lived up to expectations. They handily

defeated Parkway North 21-5 and Kirkwood 21-5. One highlight from the North match came with senior Jack Brauer’s hat trick before the clock even reached the five minute mark. In the playoff round of the tournament that Saturday, the Jr. Bills had three games ahead of them if they wanted to take home the tournament victory for a fourth straight time. They made quick work of the tournament hosts, Lindbergh, in a 15-8 win. Shaughnessy put up four goals, and Castro took three for himself, and a big lead came with effortless success by the SLUH offense. In the next game, SLUH went up 8-0 on Ladue in the first quarter. A defense comprised of a group of underclassmen who don’t see the pool frequently did a great job of holding Ladue to only five goals in the entire match. The final was 15-5. In the tournament final, Parkway West looked to avenge their loss from the previous week. In this match, the West team was much more composed, making for a tense four quarters of play. SLUH was held scoreless in the first quarter for the first time this year. In the second quarter, Kreienkamp and junior Michael Kennedy both found the back of the West net for a 2-1 halftime lead. Breaking the 3-3 tie in the fourth, Kreienkamp earned another goal, answering one of West’s, as

Lax stomps Rockwood in season finale to face Desmet in first round BY connor REPORTER



inishing the regular season 14-4, the Laxbills are looking toward playoff glory with the addition of fresh legs and the obliteration of Rockwood Summit. Following the smashing of the Chaminade Red Devils on senior night, the Laxbills looked to finish out the season with no more scratches—they had only one more powerhouse to face, Eureka. The Eureka game had a lot of excitement surrounding it; the Laxbills had previously played Eureka, and they were winning 3-1 before the game was delayed and rescheduled due to weather. The first contest was a close battle, so the Laxbills knew that they had a tough game ahead of them on Monday. The home game at Eureka ended in a 13-11 loss for the Laxbills. “I think it was a fail of two parts,” said head coach Mark Seyer. “We came out flat, but we turned it around and played the way we know how to. It just wasn’t enough in the end.” “Since we were already up 3-1 because of the makeup, I felt that we were hurt by our lead,” said senior attackman Jack Kinzel. “Eureka came out with a few quick goals because

we didn’t take it seriously. We knew we had to respond quickly, but we had trouble getting everything done. Also, we had a really tough time clearing in the fourth quarter.” The Laxbills finished off the regular season with a dominant 19-3 win against the Rockwood Summit Falcons. “We ended the season on a real positive note,” said Seyer. “It was a good win to finish out the season. We got lots of guys in and playing. I was really happy with the team’s effort and the end result.” “There was a lot of emotion surrounding our final game of the regular season,” said Kinzel. “We just had to make sure everything was in shape for playoffs. Our clearing game was awesome. The sophomores and freshman (Will Farrol) got into the fun. Farrol got his first goal, and (sophomore Patrick) Durnien also got a nice goal. (Sophomore) Grant Schenk also played really well. It was a great way to end the season, but we can’t celebrate yet— we’ve still got much more work ahead of us looking to playoffs.” Seyer, along with the other coaches of the LaxBills, have decided to move

up five players from JV in preparation for the playoffs this year. The five players are junior defender Joe Guyol, sophomore defender/midfielder Chip Austin, sophomore midfielder Patrick Flood, freshman defender Jack Andersohn, and freshman goaltender Blake Riley, who has dressed and played in a few varsity games already this season. “We always like to bring a few kids up,” said Seyer. “These kids worked really hard during the season, and we want to reward them. From practicing to dressing for the playoff games, we hope these kids will feel accomplished as they put a varsity jersey on their back.” “I put in a lot of hard work this season,” said Andersohn in reaction to his getting moved up to varsity for the playoffs. “I’m really glad it all paid off, and this is a really exciting opportunity. I’m excited to move up and help the team in whatever way I can for playoffs. I’m just going to do whatever I can to help the team win State again.” The Laxbills will begin their playoff run on either next Friday or Saturday against crosstown Jesuit rival DeSmet on their home turf. “It’s looking like a great

Senior Joe Shaughnessy winds up a shot as his team looks on.

did Castro off an assist from junior Eric Castleton with three minutes left. With eight seconds left in regulation, the Jr. Bills let up a penalty shot, which tied the game for the fourth time at 5-5. Once more, SLUH proved their unmatched composure in overtime situations. In a last minute pile up in front of the West goal, Shaughnessy attempted to slide in a backhand shot, which ricocheted off the post into the possession of the West keeper. Getting a foul call, the West goalie kicked out a pass to a player who then fired a lengthy shot into the hands of Arthur Larson. Seeing the open net from his goal mouth, he fired a pool-length shot of his own, which sailed in for a game winner in the last seconds, clinching SLUH’s fourth con-

photo | Santiago Bianco

Sophomore Mark Franz fires a shot at the Ladue goal.

secutive championship. The West game also marked the end of the regular season. The District Tournament begins on May 10,

where SLUH will face either CBC or Rockwood Summit in the first round at the Rec Plex in Chesterfield.

Volleyball Pink Out On Wednesday, the VolleyBills squared off against CBC in this year’s “Pink Out” game to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Amidst a bake sale and a raffle that were raising funds for the cause, the Junior Bills split the first two sets with the Cadets, winning the first and dropping the second. Despite an attempted comeback by CBC, the VolleyBills held on to a big lead to win the third set and the match. photo | Ben Banet

Senior Jack Pazderka launches the ball back across the court.

rematch of the Father Marco Cup,” said Seyer. “The guys are excited to get redemption after the hefty loss they suffered on our own turf.” “We’ll have a fresh take at everything,” said junior manager Jake Pizzitola. “We’re really trying to avenge the

DeSmet loss; it was a poor showing of the team’s skill. Keep an eye out for (senior) Matt Thomas during playoffs; the kid makes things happen.” “We’ve got DeSmet first round—I love it,” said Kinzel. “We get a chance to end their season, and I really want to

do it. It will be a good, hard, emotional game. We will definitely have a hard schedule ahead of us, but I think we can do it. We’ve got a great group of guys that have bought in to their roles for the betterment of the team.”


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Track and Field Nightbeat The St. Louis U. High’s track team rose to the top of the MCC conference last night with a first place victory. The track team had tied with CBC in the MCC relays earlier so the team knew they had to bring a top performance. SLUH stepped up its performance and was able to top CBC and the rest of the MCC. Senior Alex Peraud had a big day breaking the school record in the pole vault with a height of 14’6 crushing the competition by a margin of three feet. In the 100m dash sophomores Robert Caldwell and Thomas Caputa were able to capture the top two spots. Sophomore Daniel Isom and freshmen Tony Adams dominated the 110 hurdles, also grabbing the first and second place finishes. SLUH’s relay teams were unstoppable Thursday not losing a single race with the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, and 4x800 all racing for first place finishes. Senior Jim Gasch had a big day in the ring, capturing first place in the varsity shotput and second in discus. The 3200m run was dominated by Sullivan and Hennessy who ran for first and second place finishes. “Our group of young sprinters had a great day,” said head coach Joe Porter. Porter credits the sprinters as one of the big reasons SLUH was able to pull ahead of its MCC rivals Thursday. photo | Joe Hancock

Senior Alex Peraud flies high at Chaminade hosted MCC Track Meet.

Rugby ends on high note photo | Keith Thomas

Inline prepares for tough schedule ahead BY Andrew REPORTER



ith the inline season coming to its end, the team is looking forward to playoffs. The team leaders in goals include sophomore Sam Lindwedel on C-Team with 12 goals, junior Justin Franke on JV with 19 goals, and Erik Floyd on varsity with 12 goals. Of the three teams in SLUH’s club, varsity and JV are locked in for spots in the playoffs, and if C-Team is able to win its final games in the upcoming weekend, it will have also secured a spot in the MOIHA Playoffs. Having played all of their regular season games, JV finished off the season with a 6-8 record, which secured a spot in MOIHA Playoffs for the team. “The game against Vianney was the highlight of our season because of the gamewinning goal we scored in the last 30 seconds,” said sophomore Mark Becker. That game was one of the more memorable games because Vianney’s offense presented a good challenge to the team and held the JV team to a tie all the way to the last 30



(continued from page 12) Jefferson City defense to the outside for a try, and freshman Luke Sextro picked the ball out of the ruck for his first varsity try to end the game; SLUH won 40-15. With the victory, the Jr. Bills faced the Marquette Mustangs the next day for fifth place in the state, the highest the Ruggerbills could place due to the bracket set up. As when the two teams had faced each other earlier in the year, the first half was filled with hard-fought play from both sides. By the end of the first half, the score was 2917. Tries from Cooley, Keil, and seniors Dan Stelzer and Anthony Vienhage, his first try of the season, added to the

score for the Jr. Bills. “It felt great scoring for the boys in my last game,” said Vienhage. Cooley and Chevalier led the Jr. Bills in the second half after Driscoll suffered a shoulder injury in the first half. Cooley spun through the Mustangs’ defense for a try, and shortly after Chevalier scored twice. The Jr. Bills had a commanding lead of 50-17. Appelbaum scored his second try in as many days before Marquette scored twice to tighten the lead to 55-29. Fittingly, Cooley ended his Jr. Bill rugby career with his fourth try of the game, tying a record for single-game tries with Driscoll and alumnus Tom Dell’Orco. The final score was 62-29. “We played some great

rugby to finish the season,” said Vienhage. “In four years full of great experiences, SLUH rugby tops the list,” said Cooley. “We have the best coaches you could ask for, and this year’s team will certainly be one I’ll never forget.” “They weren’t willing to let themselves give up, and the idea of quitting was something that they wouldn’t even consider,” said Keeven. “I was very proud of them this year.” “The past season has really been the best couple of months of my life,” said Driscoll. “The best decision I made at SLUH was playing rugby, and my highest achievement was being voted captain. This team was by far the best team that I have ever played for.”

seconds. Going into the MOIHA Playoffs, though, DeSmet is going to be a much bigger threat to the team, having only lost two of twelve games. “Even in the midst of some pretty bad losses, we’ve never given up,” said Becker. The team has improved on working as a team throughout the entire season, but Becker believes that junior Brian Kissel is the backbone of the team. With continued teamwork and outstanding goaltending from Kissel, JV is looking forward to winning the championship and hoisting the cup. Varsity finished its year off with a 6-7 record. The varsity team has also been locked in for a spot in the MOIHA playoffs this spring. “The team’s highlight this year was our two-game stretch with a 7-2 win over Rockwood Summit and an 8-2 win over Seckman, one of the best teams in the league,” said freshman Luke Gasset. The success of the team comes down to everyone knowing their role and working together. “There is a good team chemistry in the room.,” said senior Brenden Haselhorst.

“There are a lot of guys that get along and it shows when we play in the games.” “As the season has worn on, the team has coped very well together, making for a strong team heading into the playoffs,” said sophomore goaltender Dan Hirlinger. “The most challenging opponent in playoffs will be Fort Zumwalt North because they are loaded with seniors and possibly the best player in the league, who just recently got drafted second overall to the USHL on Monday Night.” Despite its intimidating opposition, the team is feeling prepared and confident as they head into the MOIHA Playoffs. Recent Scores: SLUH Varsity vs. Fort Zumwalt North : 3-5 (loss) SLUH Varsity vs. Fox : 7-8 (loss) SLUH JV vs. Fort Zumwalt East : 8-5 (win) SLUH JV vs. Francis Howell : 5-0 (win) SLUH C vs. Fort Zumwalt North L 10-1 (win) SLUH C vs. Holt : 1-10 (loss)

Dominant FrisbeeBills prepare for State and DeSmet BY Marty STAFF

Cooley trucks though the opposing defense at the State tournament.


fter completing a stellar 7-1 regular season last Thursday evening by routing Priory 15-4, the St. Louis U. High Ultimate Frisbee team will try to capture its first State championship this weekend at Priory. The Frisbills are the second overall seed in the tournament, behind only Jesuit rival DeSmet, the only team that SLUH lost to this year. Despite their loss to DeSmet, the team is confident about their chances in this weekend’s tournament. “We set our goals pretty high, and we still have a chance to reach them,” said

junior Sean Eberle, who cited the team’s offense as one of the team’s main strenghts. “Our offense has run smoother than it has in years passed. We have been able to score more off turnovers throughout the season,” Eberle said. To capture the everelusive state crown, the Frisbills will have to work hard. The State tournament is comprised of ten teams and two pools, five per pool. The preleminaries take place on Saturday and are round-robin style. SLUH will face the four other teams in their group: Kirkwood, Priory, Parkway South, and DeSmet JV. To get another crack at

DeSmet, SLUH has to advance to the title game, since DeSmet is in the other pool. “I’ve been thinking about it all year long,” said Eberle on the possibility of playing DeSmet in the championship. “Hopefully, we will win out on Saturday and play our way into the finals with DeSmet,” said head coach Henry Sudnerman. The Frisbills’ first opponent on Saturday is Priory followed by DeSmet JV, Parkway South, and Kirkwood. “We’ll see some new teams, but I think that we’re in a good spot,” said Sudnerman. “We’ll be ready.”

Underclassmen Sports Scores C Inline Opponent Result 3/8 @ Ft. Zumwalt S. L 8-12 Holt L 2-12 3/15 Wright City W 8-0 3/15 L 1-7 3/23 @ Ft. Zumwalt W. L 0-4 Northwest 4/4 Washington W 8-5 4/6 @ DeSmet L 2-10 4/19 Afton L 0-10 4/25 5/3 @ Parkway South L 0-10 Ft. Zumwalt S. L 2-10 5/5 Ft. Zumwalt S. W 10-2 5/4 @ Holt L 1-10 5/4


Today at nine p.m., C Inline plays DeSmet.

C Baseball Date

C Lacrosse Date

3/11 3/15 3/18 3/28 4/9 4/12 4/23 4/25 4/29 5/7


Lafayette @ Vianney Eureka Vianney @ CBC DeSmet @ Eureka CBC @ DeSmet Lafayette

Result L 6-7 OT W 10-8 W 11-4 W 17-7 L 4-6 L4-5 W 6-4 L 4-6 L 3-8 W 9-3

Opponent Result 3/26 Rockwood Summit W 13-6 3/31 Clayton JV W 22-0 4/1 Parkway Central W 11-1 L 2-5 4/9 @ Collinsville 4/10 Parkway South W 6-2 4/15 Chaminade W 5-2 4/16 Valley Park JV W 13-3 4/17 Vianney L 2-12 4/17 Vianney W 11-4 4/21 @ Marquette L 2-12 4/23 CBC W 12-11 L 2-9 4/24 @ Kirkwood 4/29 @ Westminster W 3-1 5/01 Lindbergh W 11-10 5/02 DeSmet W 12-2 5/05 DeSmet W 12-8 5/05 Parkway North W 8-7 5/06 Eureka W 5-1 5/07 St. Mary’s Tourney W 20-0

Today, C Baseball plays Oakville at SLUH. Next Monday, May 12, the team plays Vianney at SLUH.


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Friday, May 2

Juniors received their class rings at the Junior Ring Mass and ceremony. That night, Juniors celebrated at their class dance. The Jesuits of SLUH concelebrated the Jr. Ring Mass. Philosophical Debates club met to watch and discuss The Matrix. The group discussed plans and leadership for the next year. Saturday, May 3

Sophomore Class Dance happened in the Si Commons. Sunday, May 4


Prep News

At this year’s Spring Band Concert Jazz 3, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band performed. Sophomores Andrew Groesch, Manny de Legarreta , and Adam Wilson performed as a string trio. Three seniors took home awards, including Gabe Newsham who received the inaugural John Phillip Sousa award. Rob

Friday, May 9

Minutes Hayes and Jim Geoffroy were the other seniors who received awards. See article on pg. 2 of this week’s Prep News. Monday, May 5

Thomas à Kempis met for a Mass in the North American Martyrs’ Chapel. Tuesday, May 6

The junior class met in the theater to hear speeches for Senior Class Elections. Jake Pizzitola was elected class president and Kellen Cushing was elected vice president. See article on page 1 of this week’s Prep News. The Speech Team had its annual banquet at Macaroni Grill. The team received awards from its fifth place finish at finals. Officers for next year were also announced. Juniors Marty Johnson, Jack Kiehl and Brian Seckfort will be president, vice-president, and president for spirit re-


Wednesday, May 7

The freshmen in Fine Arts Survey went on an inhouse field trip. The Students for International Social Justice club met during Activity Period to discuss fundraising plans for next year as well as a mission statement and logo. Thursday, May 8

Pax Christi met to discuss global climate change, the Navy Leap Frog Exhibit, Conscientious Objector Day on May 15, the scheduled execution of Russell Bucklew on May 21, and the concert on May 27. Freshman Pastoral Team met to discuss the year looking at the events held by the freshman class, particularly the prayer services, the class masses, and the freshmen retreat. They also discussed ideas for next year in-


cluding actions for academic integrity and a pastoral team newsletter. The freshman class met in the Schulte Theater to hear speeches for Freshman Class Elections. Luke Sextro was elected class president and Peter Hennessey was re-elected vice president. See article page 1 of this week’s Prep News. Junior Nick Perryman officially took the reins of SLUH PAC, after senior Robert Hayes lead the group through its inaugural run. Members began with discussing religion in the U.S. politics, but then moved on to discussing China’s future and current state. –compiled by Jack Kiehl, Marty Johnson, Adam Thorp, Sam Chechik and Leo Heinz.

Schedule R Senior Exam Make Up Day AP Exams–English Language, Statistics Senior Prom JV Water Polo @ Missouri District Tournament (Thru May 15) 9:30am Senior Class Meeting and Lunch 4pm JV Tennis @ Ladue V Tennis vs. Ladue 4:15pm B Baseball vs. Granite City C Baseball vs. Oakville 9pm C Inline vs. DeSmet Lunch Special–Toasted ravioli

Saturday, May 10

Dance Concert Tech 8:30am V Baseball Challenger Baseball Clinic

Sunday, May 11 4pm 7pm

Chorus Spring Concert Spring Music Concert Dance Concert

Monday, May 12

Schedule R V Tennis @ MSHSAA Distrcit Tournament (Thru May 16) V Golf @ Sectional Golf Tournament AP Exams–Biology, Physics Activity Period Yale A Cappella Group in Commons Rich Talarico Q & A in theater Snack–Chicken giggles 4:15pm C Baseball vs. Vianney Lunch Special–Meatball sanwich Vegetarian–Turkey burger

Tuesday, May 13 photo | Nolen Doorack

Schedule R AP Exams–U.S. Government Activity Period Snack–Chicken Rings 5pm JV Volleyball @ CBC 6pm Mother’s Club Officer Installation Mass V Volleyball @ CBC Lunch Special–Hand breaded chicken tenders Vegetarian–Penne pasta

Wednesday, May 14

Schedule R

AP Exams–U.S. History, European History Activity Period Snack–Pizza sticks 4pm C Track @ Vianney Invitational 4:30pm JV Volleyball vs. DeSmet 5:30pm V Volleyball vs. DeSmet 6pm Faculty Appreciation Dinner 8:45pm V Water Polo @ District Quarterfinal Lunch Special–Bosco pizza Vegetarian–Baked potato

Thursday, May 15 Mix-it-up lunch AP Exams–Macro, World History, Micro Lunch Special–Taco bar Vegetarian–Mac and cheese

Schedule R

Friday, May 16

Schedule R V Baseball @ MSHSAA District Tournament V Lacrosse @ MSLA Quarterfinals V Volleyball @ MSHSAA District Tournament V Baseball @ MSHSAA District Tournament AP Exam–Comparative Government 7pm V Water Polo @ District Semifinal The Annual St. Louis U. High Art Show opened last Thursday night in the Art Wing, running through the end of the year. ABOVE: Senior Nate Beckmeyer talks with French teacher Suzanne Renard at the opening.

Flower of the Week

photo | Nolen Doorack

Juniors in action Photos | Mrs. Megan Menne

Juniors Kellen Cushing and Joe Spellmeyer work on the Junior Day of Service at the Fr. Dickson Cemetery on April 26.

Two alliums in bloom at Forest Hills Country Club where the SLUH golf team won their district tournament on Tuesday.

Juniors Will Ricken, Matthew Hennessey, and Andrew Hof work on their class banner.

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