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A special memory

A special memory

Dalton Hahn, Staff Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under News, Photos, Showcase

The Sophomore Class hosted the Special Olympics May 9 for special needs students from a number of schools in the St. Louis area. The Special Olympics help students learn and practice doing service by learning to communicate and interact with people with special needs. It also teaches them to be grat...

The synchronized sofa

The synchronized sofa

Grant Stegman, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

For seniors Patrick Sanchez, David Osterman and Karl Frank, robotics has been a part of their DeSmet life for four years. Their experience and knowledge sparked an idea that began in March. “We’ve been joking ever since I joined Robotics about motorizing the couch,” Sanchez said. “We had some e...

A flood of new possibilities

A flood of new possibilities

Jacob Young, Social Media Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Due to the recent flooding in Fenton, history teacher Phillip Bognar is trapped at home. But that didn’t stop him from teaching class. He came up with the idea to use the video chat service Skype, which allowed him to appear live to his students so that they wouldn’t miss a beat. “We we...

Water bottles needed for Earth Day display

Water bottles needed for Earth Day display

Chris Bateman, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
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Faculty members of the Sustainability Committee, with the help of the sophomore class, are collecting plastic bottles this week to help the environment at school. They are collecting bottles to create a display that is intended to encourage students to go the more reusable route. “The group has...

Generations of Spartans

Generations of Spartans

Nick Einig, Staff Writer
April 1, 2017
Filed under News

To give students a glimpse into the past, senior Harrison Sevier is planning an art project to display the generations of Spartans throughout the years. Sevier wants his creation to emphasize school spirit. He remembers walking around the third floor of Busch Stadium, he saw all of the different logos...

The Jesuit muse

The Jesuit muse

Brendan Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
March 31, 2017
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It is fashionable today to point out the flaws in America’s national heroes. English teacher Carl Evola prefers to focus on their virtues. Evola’s 43rd year of teaching was interrupted last October for medical reasons. On his road to recovery, he completed portraits of three men: Father Pierre J...

Latin club returns after trip to Italy

Latin club returns after trip to Italy

Nick Einig, Staff Writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

For senior Sal Alu, going to Italy was like going home. Alu, along with 15 other students, visited Italy with the Latin club over spring break. The group departed from St. Louis for Chicago on March 11. From there, they flew to London, then to Italy. Latin teacher Sarah Schmidt led the trip, accompan...

Local mother helps warn teens about drowsy driving

Local mother helps warn teens about drowsy driving

Drew Brown, Web Editor
March 21, 2017
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The blast of the oncoming car’s horn was the only alarm clock that senior Matthew Meyer needed to wake up. “I easily could have gotten in a crash,” Meyer said. “Who knows where I would be know, who knows who I could have hurt just by dozing off at the wheel.” With what little energy Meyer...

High tech library

High tech library

Chris Bateman, Staff Writer
March 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

A group of students and faculty are developing plans that would transform the library into a more modern space. They have recently been talking to architects from M+H Architects to discuss plans for the space. “It was great,” librarian Lynn Maitz said. “The architects, what they do is they pitch their...

New processors could dethrone Intel

New processors could dethrone Intel

Mario Ghazal, Staff Writer
March 18, 2017
Filed under News

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, in the sparsely populated desktop processor market. Now AMD is back in the big ...

Engineering club preps for Boeing Engineering Challenge

Engineering club preps for Boeing Engineering Challenge

Grant Stegman, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017
Filed under News

The Engineering Club will compete for the third straight year in the Boeing Engineering Challenge at Washington University April 29. Students in the club have been working on their projects since January, and are still making improvements. Throughout that process, they had the opportunity to work...

Robotics team competes in state championship

Robotics team competes in state championship

Nick Einig, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

DuRT went head-to-head with schools across the state in a tournament for the FIRST Tech Challenge last weekend. The team finished 17th place overall in the state of Missouri. The robotics class built a small Erector set size robot in the fall for the team to use in the tournament. The team went through...

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