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The Mirror

The student news site of De Smet Jesuit High School

The Mirror

The student news site of De Smet Jesuit High School

The Mirror

Senior Connor Wade prepares cups of water after a timeout in the 4th quarter of the basketball game versus Cardinal Ritter

The 6th Man

January 11, 2022

An unsung hero in the program, senior Connor Wade has dedicated his time and presence to the basketball program over his four years at De Smet and does everything he can to help the team without being...

Senior Jesse Hahs hopes to captivate his love for wrestling by ending his high school career with a state championship.

This is it

Nick Abel, Editor-in-chief January 11, 2022

When most kids play sports in grade school they usually play basketball, baseball, soccer, or maybe even flag football, but for Jesse Hahs, he knew early on that his calling was wrestling. Senior wrestler...

Spartans share their favorite music to get us through the week.

Spotify Playlist of The Week

Connor Gunn, Multimedia Specialist October 29, 2021

On this week's "Spotify Playlist of The Week." We are featuring Mr. Walsh chemistry playlist. Mr. Walsh is a Chemistry teacher and a class of 1976 De Smet Alumni. Mr. Walsh can be found listening to these...

Theology teacher Dr. Mike Callahan puts a new spin on senior Ignatian Vision class by connecting film to theology.

Doc Callahan’s Unique Teaching Strategy

Nick Abel, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

What do films like The Dark Knight, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Hostiles all have in common besides being great movies? They are all part of Dr. Mike Callahan’s curriculum in his senior Ignatian Vision...

Spartans share their favorite music to get us through the week.

Spotify Playlist of The Week

Connor Gunn, Multimedia Specialist October 22, 2021

On this week's "Spotify Playlist of The Week." We are featuring Mr. Powell's study playlist. Mr. Powell is a Personal Finance and Social Studies teacher as well as Assistant Athletic Director of De Smet...

Ethan Weishaar (second from right) helps roll up the tarp after a rain delay at Busch Stadium. The sophomore is the youngest member of the Cardinals grounds crew.

Sophomore earns spot on Cardinals grounds crew

Thomas Dolan, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

As he ran out onto the field under the night lights in front of thousands of fans he knew that all the hard work it took to get this job was all worth it. Sophomore Ethan Weishaar is the only high school-age...

Senior Nolan Ruder looks toward the camera during a stop in action during a game vs Marquette High School.

Going up north

Jack Venneman, Web Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2021

Seeing the game from a young age, he wished he could be right where the players were. Under the floodlights, sweating bullets, and playing the sport they love. Little did he know, he’d be the leader...

Senior Luke Bunkers bites a rice cake like an it’s an Olympic gold medal outside the Ballas entrance.

Life is sweet without wheat

Ryan Flavin, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

Luke Bunkers walked into Freshman Odyssey nervous to meet his new classmates. He was having a great time making new friends, and then it was lunch time. The flashbacks started to come to him. He didn’t...

Senior Michael Cutler works on Calculus homework after school on March 11th, 2021.

Five star recruit

Jack Venneman, Web Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2021

The phone rings and nervousness strikes him as colleges are doing everything they can to get him to say yes. He checks the mailbox and finds more and more colleges sending him scholarship info each and...

Akeem Shannon 10 pitches his product, Flipstik, on the television show, Shark Tank.

Entering the shark tank

Sebastian Kelly, Staff Writer November 27, 2020

From losing his college scholarship to being on Shark Tank, Akeem Shannon has hit big with a revolutionary product. After attending De Smet, Akeem lost his scholarship to Howard University to study...

Junior Emmett Concannon is a  violinist who has traveled throughout Europe, played in a mariachi band, and played in an orchestra.

Spartan maestro

Donovan Hughes, Staff Writer November 27, 2020

A violinist who traveled throughout Europe, played in a mariachi band, and played in an orchestra. Emmett Concannon is someone who has done all of these things and more. “When I made it to 8th chair...

Sophomore Kalle Evjen spends his time outside school live-streaming video games to other gamers around the world.

“And we’re live!”

Jack Venneman, Web Editor November 20, 2020

Juggling the stress of spending time with family, friends, or on homework may sound like more than enough for some people in high school. But for this student, adding something else to those three main...

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