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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

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...

Senior Justin Kennedy bowls a strike during a bowling game.

The perfect bowler

Jack Venneman, Web Editor November 16, 2020

His nerves began to build. Ball after ball. Strike after strike. Everyone in the bowling alley stopped to watch. He’d completed this feat before, but something about it caused so many nerves to arise. Senior...

Tom Sothers has been a history teacher at De Smet since 1985.

No place like home

Michael Dolan, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

After graduating from SLU and looking for a teaching job, he stumbled upon De Smet Jesuit. Thirty-six years later through fashion trends, technological advancements, and even a pandemic, he is still here....

Junior kicker Luke Rothermich kicks an extra-point against CBC in the district semifinal football game Nov. 6.

Through the uprights

Jack Venneman, Web Editor November 10, 2020

When the game is tight, he knows deep down that his name may be called to seal the win for his team. He gets his mind in the right place, as the job is just as mentally demanding as it is physically. Finally,...

Seniors Michael Dolan and Jack Venneman pose for a photo after sealing their first driveway over the summer.

Kicking asphalt

Ryan Flavin, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

He was sitting on his porch, hopeless in finding a job for the summer due to COVID. He started asking his dad to help try to spark an idea. His dad suggested that he start his own driveway sealing business...

Senior Nick Hale works with business teacher Mr. Lange on his sticker business.

The sticker pro

Michael Dolan, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

After a project in Intro. to Business, he knew what he had to do. He saw them everywhere, laptops, water bottles, and even cars. He took advantage of a hungry market. Senior Nick Hale started his own sticker...

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