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  • SpaceX introduces plan to colonize Mars

    SpaceX introduces plan to colonize Mars

    Mario Ghazal, Staff Writer

    September 28, 2016

    SpaceX, a private rocket company founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has already reinvigorated the stagnant space industry. Their advances in using reusable rockets have single-handedly brought down the cost of shipping stuff into space by a hundredfold. ... READ MORE »»

    An artist depiction of the Interplanetary Transport System deploying its Solar Arrays. SpaceX hopes to begin sending humans to Mars as soon as 2024.

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  • Students gather for world prayer event

    Students gather for world prayer event

    Jacob Young, Social Media Editor

    September 28, 2016

    Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) moderator Colby Robinson gathered on Sept 28th in the morning to pray for a greater cause, to unite in prayer with other communities. At the same time, schools across the world gathered around their poles to do the sa... READ MORE »»

    In solidarity with students around the world, senior Andrew Smith, sophomore Sean Fletz, sophomore Chris Williams, and junior Alex Meyers gather at 7am for See You at the Pole day.

    Nick Plassmeyer

  • Chiapel family donates drone

    Chiapel family donates drone

    Brendan Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

    September 27, 2016

    As he shook hands with Principal Trevor Bonat, freshman Tim Chiapel handed over the latest addition to the school’s fleet of drones, the Phantom 2. The drone came as a donation on Sept. 27 from the Chiapel family and is the second drone now at the ... READ MORE »»

    Freshman Tim Chiapel hands over the Phantom 2 drone to Principal Trevor Bonat

    John Hawkey

  • Phantom flying in from above

    Phantom flying in from above

    Mario Ghazal, News Editor

    September 23, 2016

    DeSmet has purchased a drone: the Phantom 4. The $1000 aerial bot is joining the campus in order to expand the school’s arsenal for finding creative ways to look at everyday objects from a new perspective. The Phantom 4 is nothing to shake a sti... READ MORE »»

    New Phantom 4 drone hovers above the turf field.

    Kevin Berns

  • Spartanfest begins

    Spartanfest begins

    September 21, 2016

    Spartanfest is here and with it a number of activities to hype up the students and promote school spirit.  The week will feature several dress down days and special lunches for the students to enjoy, as well as competitions for students to test their... READ MORE »»

    Nick Plassmeyer

News

Theatre department encourages discussion with controversial production

Patrick McHugh, Entertainment Editor

The theater department is ready to start a conversation. 21-year-old Matthew Shepard was beaten to death on Oct. 12, 1998 because he was gay. His dea...  Read More »

September 20, 2016 • 0 comments

This is MySparta

Brendan Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

There’s an app for nearly everything nowadays. Some apps are able to order fast food, while others help find the best deals or the perfect date. Now ...  Read More »

September 16, 2016 • 0 comments

DEA shocks students with video about opiate drugs

Drew Brown, Managing editor

Not even maggots crawling out of Melissa's legs, caused by an infection from a dirty needle, could prevent her craving for heroin. Students watched in...  Read More »

September 15, 2016 • 0 comments

College whisperer

September 15, 2016

If college counselor William Gunn had a choice between community college and an elite school with a hundred thousand dollar debt,...  Read More »

Painting A Legacy

May 13, 2016

A mural can depict many things, and senior Alex Trunko hopes to inspire new and current students through his painting. “It is really exciting to have my own mural,” Trunko said....  Read More »

Editorials

Students Need to Value Their Classes

Brendan Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

Would you pay $12 to sleep through an English class or play games during a history lecture? With De Smet’s tuition at $14,660 for the 2015-2016 year, that is roughly the amount students will pay for eac...  Read More »

September 15, 2016 • 0 comments

Drugs Tests Would Improve Welfare

Drew Brown, Managing editor

The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports 35% of high school seniors across the U.S. have used illicit drugs in the past month, and data trends show this statistic is not likely to change anytime soon....  Read More »

September 15, 2016 • 0 comments

Debating The Minimum Wage

April 12, 2016

Student Section Is Important For Sporting Events

March 18, 2016

Academic Honor Codes Becoming Ineffective

February 11, 2016

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Features

Breaking the Ice

Jacob Young, Social Media Editor

September 21, 2016

Full Of Pizzo And Vinegar

Brendan Johnson, Opinions Editor

March 31, 2016

Senior Breaks A Leg

Drew Brown, Web Editor

March 30, 2016

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The student news site of De Smet Jesuit High School
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