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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

Interim President Kevin Ruder sits in his office.

Q&A with the President

Michael Dolan, Staff Writer September 21, 2020

Q: What is your name and title? A: My name is Kevin Ruder and I am the interim president at De Smet Jesuit. Q: What was your job prior to this? A: I have been in branding and marketing for about 22...

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage, but not necessarily Mexican independence.

Cinco De Mayo

Donovan Hughes, Staff Writer May 5, 2020

May 5, 1862 wales of muskets firing and loading, rapiers and cutlasses being unsheathed, and cannons being chambered ring throughout the fort but those sounds start to become overshadowed by screams, screams...

From the classroom to the courtroom

Will Hanson, Multimedia Specialist March 9, 2020

Freshman Slayton Spencer flips on the beach for his four thousand Instagram followers.

Bouncing to fame

Jack Venneman, Web Editor February 27, 2020

Freshman Slayton Spencer has accumulated over four thousand followers on his Instagram trampoline account. “I never thought I could build this big of a following off of just doing tricks on my trampoline,”...

Addiction is a serious issue in our society and in our schools.

It’s an addiction filled world

Ryan Moore, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2020

*Disclaimer: in order to protect the confidentiality of the subjects, all names in article replace the subjects’ real name* 13-year-old Jesse* was racked with nervousness as he vented into his first...

Russell getting the crowd excited prior to a Xavier basketball game.

The sixth man

Ryan Flavin, Staff Writer November 29, 2019

With Xavier down by 10 and the student section looking glum, all eyes were looking at him. It was his job to get everyone up out of their seats and cheering. He started a small chant to get the crowd going....

Alex Davis answers questions about his business for the news.

Tasty yellow snow

Ryan Moore, Editor-in-Chief November 29, 2019

Senior Alex Davis is the Founder and CEO of Ice Shack STL, a mobile dessert service that carters events for people of all ages. “I mainly do shaved Ice but I also have what an ice cream truck can...

Aidan Bartholet tunes his guitar before a performance.

Jazz phenom

Jack Venneman and Michael Dolan November 29, 2019

Stepping out on the stage his palms were sweaty and he was apprehensive for his first performance, the lights were bright, but as soon as he took his first strum of the guitar, he knew it was going to...

Vic, Allen, Eddie, and Tony take a photo in front of the De Smet Innovation Center

From Beijing to STL

Michael Dolan, Sports Editor September 11, 2019

De Smet has opened the door to a new transfer student program, welcoming four individuals from Beijing, China. “We have been working with this international academy for about four years now,” Admissions...

Meet the new teachers William Manaker, SJ; John Russell; Even Jenkins; George Howe.

Meet the New Teachers

Jack Venneman, Web Editor August 21, 2019

Sophomore Ryan Hughes performs during the musical, A funny thing happened on the way to the forum.

A Play by Play of Ryan Hughes

Camden Brazile, Copy Editior May 9, 2019

Public speaking is one of the top fears plaguing Americans today, with millions of people being terrified of talking in front of large crowds. A recent Chapman University study revealed that upwards of...

Student who struggles with depression, feels as if he is surrounded by darkness.

Popular, talented, and alone

Jay Dolan, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2019

*Disclaimer: in order to protect the confidentiality of the subject, the name Noah is given in place of the subject’s real name* In the darkness of his room he finds peace. This time though, the darkness...

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