2013: Year In Review

2013-Year-in-Review

2013 has been a year of tragedy and twerking, debt and death, shutdowns and shootings, and Benedict and bombings.  Many of the year’s events affected life at St. Paul’s, and the Paper Wolf has been there, reporting on all of it. Here are some of the top stories covered by The Paper Wolf in 2013.

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St. Paul’s Mourns Tragic Loss of Student Justin Addison

Justin Addison’s passing occurred in January, and his death rocked the student body. Even after almost a year, his legacy is still remembered all around campus.

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Late Coach Bennett Inducted into LHSAA Hall of Fame

With over 450 wins under his belt, the memory of Coach Gene Bennett was honored as he was posthumously inducted into the LHSAA Hall of Fame.

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Loafing and Cheering at the State Championship Game

In February, the St. Paul’s Soccer Wolves traveled to New Orleans for their third consecutive state finals appearance, where Jesuit narrowly defeated them. This column follows the emotional journey of one fan as he supported his team to the end.

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Long Awaited Renovations Completed: Presenting the Briggs Assembly Center!

After nearly six months of construction, the Student Center, or Briggs Assembly Center as it is now called, was completed in February, once again becoming the center of campus events.

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St. Paul’s Reacts: The New Pope, Francis

As a Catholic school, St. Paul’s was particularly effected by the Pope’s installation in March, following the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict.

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SPS Sports Program Ends Year with Three State Titles

In May, SPS concluded the school year with half of the school’s sports teams ranked in the top five in the state and three state titles.

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New Talent Surprises Crowds at Wolf Jam

The annual student concert, Wolf Jam, gives students a night of exhilaration and Rock N Roll.

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Campus Vandalism Results in Two Arrests and a United Community

In May, St. Paul’s campus was defaced, and the community quickly answered the call to clean the campus in force.

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Lasallian Districts Combine to make District of San Francisco New Orleans

St. Paul’s is part of a global education network run by the Brother of the Christian Schools, following the teachings of St. John Baptist de la Salle. The merging of two of the U.S. districts creates a closer connection between Lasallian students from California to Louisiana.

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Dickens Takes on New Administration Position

With the new school year comes a new structure to the school’s administrative staff. With Coach Dickens as new Curriculum Coordinator, students can look forward to a new uniformity in the classroom.

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Serve Ten Program Sees Changes This Year

St. Paul’s new and improved service hour program will see students more actively participating in service on campus and in the surrounding community.

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St. Paul’s Homecoming Festivities Conclude

Always one the most highly anticipated events of the year, during Homecoming Week students took part in themed dress down days, the homecoming football game, and of course the homecoming dance.

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>> read about the 2013 Homecoming Court

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Bro. Ray Pleads Leniency for Campus Vandals

Justice was swift for the two vandals who attacked campus earlier in the year. In the spirit of forgiveness, Principal Bro. Raymond Bulliard met with District Attorney, Walter Reed, to reduce the sentences of the two vandals.

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Charges Dropped Against Refs Arrested at SPS Football Game

The arrest of two referees during the St. Paul’s/Mandeville football game put SPS in the national spotlight.

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Cross Country Wolves Capture State Title

This article tells the heartwarming story of a team of brothers, in every sense of the word.

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Students Prepare for Shining St. Paul’s Tradition

The favorite SPS tradition of many, St. Paul’s wrapped up 2013 with a tribute to the “Year of Grace” with the annual Luminaria Celebration.

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>> photos and video tour from the event

 

 

One Comment on “2013: Year In Review”

  1. Myrle wiggins
    December 27, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    Nice job!

    Like

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