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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

Jack and his mom pose for a professional picture while he receives treatment in the hospital.

Life on hold

Nick Einig, Web Editor March 28, 2019

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.

Trials and tribulations

Camden Brazile, Copy Editior 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...

Teacher Howard Place, chooses teaching over high paying job.

Q&A with Howard Place

Brennan Dolnick, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Students sit in the innovation center on social media while one reads the Gettysburg Address.

Teens who say no to social media

Camden Brazile, Copy Editor 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....

Senior Jack Combs squats 315 pounds while senior Troy Schneider spots him.

6:00 a.m. crew

Jon Carani, Staff Writer December 17, 2018

Entering into an empty school, Seniors Jack Combs and Troy Schneider head into the silent locker room. This is an every morning occurence for the members of the 6 a.m. crew. The 6 a.m. crew is a group...

Rather than lectures and PowerPoints English teacher Nick Dressler makes his classroom a video game.

From A.P. to RPG

Camden Brazile, Copy Editor December 10, 2018

In classroom 218, A.P. English students are all playing a newly released role-playing game. They team up, converse, argue, and debate over ways to advance in the game. They all work on various different...

Freshman Emmet Concanon plays his violin. This past summer Concanon traveled with an orchestra across Europe.

Spartan Violinist

Jay Dolan, Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2018

As he strikes the first chord, the crowd quickly quiets down in the old church resting in the snow-capped Swiss Alps. Eyes open wide and smiles begin to grow on the bystander’s faces as he starts playing...

Dr. Corey Quinn greets senior Jay Dolan before school. “Ill say it till Im blue in the face, the best part of my day every day is standing out in front of Emerson and saying hi to you guys,” Quinn said. “I just wish I had more time to be in your presence. It’s the best part of my job.”

A day in the life of President Dr. Corey Quinn

Max Conway, Staff Writer September 28, 2018

When interviewing Dr. Corey Quinn for the position of president in 2008 at La Salle middle school, the board of trustees asked him where he would see himself in 10 years. He responded, “As the president...

Senior Jack Trusler in character as Larry Stovewader, a professional warm body. He creates characters in his Advanced Acting and Directing class.

Senior takes reinventing himself to a whole new level

Camden Brazile, Staff Writer September 26, 2018

A tall, middle-aged man silently creeps into the room and politely introduces himself as Larry Stovewader, a professional warm body. Larry explains that he can be hired to make events such as parties,...

Senior Matt Linomaz holds out his site. A site pumps insulin into the body to help keep insulin levels normal.

Dealing with Type I Diabetes in high school

Ethan Heady, Staff Writer September 25, 2018

At the age of ten, senior Matt Linomaz was on his way to Florida when he first noticed something was wrong. On the plane, he was really thirsty, could not sit still, and started getting agitated without...

The new teachers answer a few fun questions from the Mirror staff. (From left to right:) Biology and sophomore soccer coach John Reyes 94, Assistant Director of Admissions Maria Lang, ASC Theology teacher Ethan Valencia, Assistant Principal and English 
 2 teacher Peter Musso 89, chaplain and Service Projects Team Coordinator Fr. Chris Schroeder, S.J. 00

Meet the New Teachers

September 14, 2018

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