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New processors could dethrone Intel

New processors could dethrone Intel

February 23
Filed under News, Showcase

In a little more than a week, an old adversary in the CPU market will be making a massive comeback. Not many people have heard of them in recent years, but the semiconductor company Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has been around for decades, battling away with Intel, the only other giant in the market,...

Find out why you should join De Smet Press

Find out why you should join De Smet Press

February 22
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De Smet Press is looking for a few good men to join the staffs! Check out the promotional video here: DESMETPRESS PROMO from DeSmetPress on Vimeo. Check out our website, video channel, twitter feed, instagram feed, facebook page Gain REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE unlike any other high school class! Wr...

Be the change

Be the change

Brendan Johnson, Editor-in-chief
February 14
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Wearing her grandfather’s World War II dog tags, she continues his mission as a part of the United Service Organizations’ efforts to give back to military families. “This is what fuels me to continue doing what I do,” a USO volunteer said in the video. “I thrive when I talk about the USO...

Mission Week overview

Mission Week overview

February 14
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Throughout the week this page will be updated with photos of activities and competition winners.

Kicking off Mission Week 2017

Kicking off Mission Week 2017

Patrick McHugh, Entertainment Editor
February 13
Filed under News, Showcase

Mission week began Monday with an all-school prayer service by Fr. Ronny O’Dwyer, S.J., the director of the Billiken Teacher Corp at St. Louis University. “This mission is less about upholding the Jesuit mission, which I think we already do well, and more about finding our own mission,” Student...

Brains over brawn

Brains over brawn

Brendan Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
February 9
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Senior Jacob Stange bit his tongue, using every fiber of his being to keep his mouth shut. When he could not take it anymore, he stood up and started teaching his middle school teacher a thing or two. All because she could not pronounce “Tenochtitlan.” “In hindsight, that was really stupid,”...

Up and coming Alum

Up and coming Alum

Patrick McHugh, Entertainment Editor
January 20
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Rolling Stone named Jack Grelle ‘06  as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.” The list was featured in their January issue. Grelle is a rising star in country music, using his 70’s honky-tonk riffs to draw the masses. His twist:  progressive messages for social issues blended...

Jeff Yalden empowers students during all school assembly

Jeff Yalden empowers students during all school assembly

Michael Sei
January 18
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Jeff Yalden visits De Smet from DeSmetPress on Vimeo.

Maintenance to install updated water fountains, bottle filling stations

Maintenance to install updated water fountains, bottle filling stations

Brendan Johnson, Editor-in- Chief
January 6
Filed under News, Showcase

The maintenance staff will begin replacing several of the outdated, ceramic water fountains this weekend for something more modern, stainless steel and green. “We see a lot of the students here walking around with water bottles in their hands, but the current fountains don’t make filling [their...

Design class enters Doodle 4 Google competition

Design class enters Doodle 4 Google competition

Chris Bateman, Staff Writer
December 6
Filed under News, Showcase

The Digital Design Media classes just finished up their projects for the “Doodle 4 Google” contest. Students from all over the country from grades K-12 had the chance to create a doodle to see if their design would make it on the google homepage. “We’re not expecting to win but it was...

School takes part in Giving Tuesday

School takes part in Giving Tuesday

Brendan Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
November 29
Filed under News, Showcase

Black Friday and Cyber Monday were days for consumers to focus on themselves. Today, Giving Tuesday, breaks the trend and shifts the focus onto others. The school has been added into the giving pool hoping that the contributions will help it continue the Jesuit tradition of being men for and with oth...

Tina Meier addresses issues of cyberbullying

Tina Meier addresses issues of cyberbullying

Alex Kramer, Sports Editor
November 18
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Bluntly and in your face, speaker Tina Meier is fearless when telling the story of her daughter’s suicide. In 2006, Meier’s daughter Megan committed suicide after being bullied on social media. Since then, Meier has made it her goal to make students more aware about the problems of bullying. On We...

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