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The Mirror

Danny Swallow 24, boat captain Jeff Geiser, and Nick Whitney 24 celebrate their 2024 TBF Student Angler Federation Missouri State Championship at Lake of the Ozarks March 16.
Fishing team brings home second straight state title
Andrew Dolan, Features Editor • March 19, 2024

The Bass Fishing team of Danny Swallow ‘24 and Nick Whitney ‘27 with Boat Captain Jeff Geiser won The Bass Federation (TBF) Student Angler...

The Spartans basketball team celebrates with the Class 5 Basketball State Championship trophy after beating Jeff City 75-56 March 14 at Mizzou Arena.
Basketball team wins 6th state title in commanding fashion
Hank Hardage, Opinions Editor • March 18, 2024
The team poses with the fans to celebrate their second-straight Challenge Cup Championship. It was the Spartans 16th title.
Hockey teams wins second straight state title
Luke Koenig, Editor-in-Chief • March 5, 2024
The hockey team gathers around first year coach Anthony Cappelletti before the start of the Challenge Cup championship March 2 at Centene Ice Arena.
Slideshow: Hockey teams wins second straight state title
March 4, 2024
The hockey team plays Marquette for the 2024 Challenge Cup  title tonight at 8:30 at Centene Center.
Hockey set to defend their Challenge Cup title tonight
Luke Koenig, Editor-in-Chief • March 1, 2024
Luke Koenig 24 reads a live auction item description with James Lane 24 and auctioneer Graham Crow.
Auction delivers new highs for fundraising and expectations
Andrew Dolan February 26, 2024

The 50th annual Spartan Spectacular Auction was held on Feb 10 and raised over $1.1 million going towards the tuition gap and the school’s...

Members of the Great Ignatian Challenge student team, along with president Fr. Ronny ODwyer S.J., deliver food to St. Patrick Center.
St. Patrick Center thrives with help from Great Ignatian Challenge
Hank Hardage, Opinions Editor • February 20, 2024

The shelves that were once nearly empty in the St Patrick Center, are now overflowing with food. The donations from this year's Great Ignatian...

Andrew Harzy 24, Anthony Mercurio 24, and Scottie Rupp 24 prepare lunch at St. Center.
Still time to pick up hours for service requirements
Liam Mahfood-Thurman, Entertainment Editor • February 12, 2024

The second semester is here, and time is ticking for Spartans to complete their required service hours. For sophomores, they must complete...

President Fr. Ronny ODwyer S.J. announces to the faculty this morning that De Smet will begin serving students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades beginning in the fall of 2025.
De Smet to add 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in fall of 2025
Luke Koenig, Editor-in-Chief • February 6, 2024

After a long collaboration process with the Archdiocese of St. Louis, De Smet Jesuit has been granted permission to launch an academic program...

Mr. Likos practices darts in his classroom.
Dart King
Hank Hardage, Opinions Editor • February 22, 2024

He’s a jack of all trades. He teaches math, coaches and plays golf, but most uniquely, he’s a dart player. He started playing darts at...

Riley Massey 25 drives past a Vianney defender Jan. 19 at De Smet.
Junior juggles two sports at once
Liam Mahfood-Thurman, Entertainment Editor • February 15, 2024

He shows up early to get a workout. After a long day of school, he’s got basketball practice. He gets a little break at home, time for homework,...

21 Savage released his third studio album American Dream January 12. Photo courtesy of Epic Records
21 Savage produces strong effort with third studio album
Liam Mahfood-Thurman, Entertainment Editor • February 21, 2024
Peter Marvin 27, Jaren Jackson 24, and Aiden Hadican 27 participate in the Inclusion Program with help from the One Classroom program supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal.
Students encourage donation to the Annual Catholic Appeal for the life of the world
February 16, 2024
Colleges accross the country should consider dropping standardized tests in favor of a more holistic admissions process.
It is time to put the college admissions standardized tests to pasture
Luke Koenig, Editor-in-Chief • February 19, 2024
Be wary, Social Media can manipulate what you see  and dont see.
Social media is watching you, so watch your back
Andrew Dolan, Features Editor • February 13, 2024


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Aidan Medley
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Hank Hardage
Hank Hardage
Opinions Editor

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Luke Koenig
Luke Koenig
Editor-in-Chief

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