The Mirror

It’s an addiction filled world

Addiction is a serious issue in our society and in our schools.
Life is filled with temptation and addiction at every turn and for high schoolers its no different
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...

The sixth man

Russell getting the crowd excited prior to a Xavier basketball game.
Math teacher's experience as a college basketball mascot
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....

Tasty yellow snow

Alex Davis answers questions about his business for the news.
Senior's snow cone business heats up
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...

Jazz phenom

Aidan Bartholet tunes his guitar before a performance.
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...

From Beijing to STL

Vic, Allen, Eddie, and Tony take a photo in front of the De Smet Innovation Center
A look into the thoughts of the new Beijing exchange students
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

Meet the new teachers William Manaker, SJ; John Russell; Even Jenkins; George Howe.
The newspaper staff sat down with the new faculty and got to know a bit about each of them.
August 21, 2019

A Play by Play of Ryan Hughes

Sophomore Ryan Hughes performs during the musical,
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...

Popular, talented, and alone

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

Life on hold

Jack and his mom pose for a professional picture while he receives treatment in the hospital.
Senior diagnosed with cancer must change his priorities in order to fight.
March 28, 2019

Trials and tribulations

Prosecution team captain Connor Goodman consults with Attorney coach Steve Alheim, asking last minute questions and advice during preliminary trial at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Clayton.
Ambitious seniors form talented Mock Trial team from the ground up
March 11, 2019

A murder trial is unfolding for an entire courtroom to witness. Two lawyers pace the floor. They’re succinct, persuasive, and they command the attention of the room with purpose and conviction. Their...

Q&A with Howard Place

Teacher Howard Place, chooses teaching over high paying job.
The theology teacher usually found in his art filled room, room 116, describes why he chose teaching at De Smet over a higher paying job
December 19, 2018

Why didn’t you accept a job with Federal Bureau of Property Administration (FBPA) when offered? “I was attracted to all the things that came with it (the money, fast cars, and big houses). But what...

Teens who say no to social media

Students sit in the innovation center on social media while one reads the Gettysburg Address.
December 19, 2018

De Smet is an environment riddled with social media. Administrators and faculty members constantly fight for student attention with popular networking sites and apps like Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter....

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