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Up and coming Alum

Up and coming Alum

Patrick McHugh, Entertainment Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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... Read more »

Jeff Yalden empowers students during all school assembly

Jeff Yalden empowers students during all school assembly

Michael Sei
January 18, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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, 2017
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The maintenance staff will begin replacing several of the outdated, ceramic water fountains this weekend for something more modern, stainless steel and green.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... Read more »

Design class enters Doodle 4 Google competition

Design class enters Doodle 4 Google competition

Chris Bateman, Staff Writer
December 6, 2016
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... Read more »

School takes part in Giving Tuesday

School takes part in Giving Tuesday

Brendan Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
November 29, 2016
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... Read more »

Tina Meier addresses issues of cyberbullying

Tina Meier addresses issues of cyberbullying

Alex Kramer, Sports Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

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... Read more »

Protesters speak out about Trump’s election

Protesters speak out about Trump’s election

Brendan Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
November 12, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Dana has lived in Indiana all her life, but now she feels that her community could be turned against her. “I knew that people sometimes didn’t like me when they saw what I was wearing or that I was Muslim,” Dana said, “but I never was actually afraid to go out and walk just by myself.” S... Read more »

Young Republicans visit with Eric Greitens

Young Republicans visit with Eric Greitens

Michael Sei
November 8, 2016
Filed under News, Video

Young Republicans visit with Eric Greitens from DeSmetPress on Vimeo.

The Power of words

The Power of words

Brendan Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
October 18, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Video

The Power of Words from DeSmetPress on Vimeo. The focus of the presentations given to students today was that words carry a lot of weight. They can be used by to support. Likewise, they can also be used to divide and tear people down. The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) refers to thos... Read more »

DuRT robotics takes second place in local competition

DuRT robotics takes second place in local competition

Jacob Young, Social Media Editor
October 3, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The De Smet United Robotics Team (DuRT) went from 16th place at the end of the qualifications to 2nd place out of the finalist teams this Saturday at the Gateway Robotics Challenge, held at Hazelwood Central High School. The team placed 2nd with two other teams for the first time since robotics teac... Read more »

SpaceX introduces plan to colonize Mars

SpaceX introduces plan to colonize Mars

Mario Ghazal, Staff Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

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. Awarded 18 contracts with NASA, their ambition... Read more »

Students gather for world prayer event

Students gather for world prayer event

Jacob Young, Social Media Editor
September 28, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

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 same. The events was run by Sophomore Chris Will... Read more »

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