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Chess club welcomes all levels of players

Donovan Hughes, Contributing Writer
September 12, 2019

The chess club is a great place to hang out after school. It is not just for playing chess; it is a place where you can learn to play and also make friends that have a common interest. The environment in the room is very calm and is a great place to just think about anything. If you don’t want to play you can just watch and do homework. If you are struggling and are new to chess, the senior...

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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 Director Tim Sullivan said. “So finally with support from the leadership team and board we decided to do pilot tests for four months.” The transfer students will stay here for one full...

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Getting the dirt on our trash

Ryan Moore, Editor-in-Chief
September 11, 2019

As he strapped on the hazmat suit he prepared himself to dig through pile after pile of trash. He thought of the worst as he opened the bags. Instantly an aroma of coffee and fruit wafted against his nose and he braced himself as he started to dig in. He expected unfinished food, wrappers, and tissue papers. What he did not expect were the seemingly endless empty plastic bottles. Senior Alex Stratmen...

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The sixth man

Ryan Flavin, News Editor
September 6, 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. He knew the crowd was ready for the infamous Blue Blob somersault. The crowd went wild every time he did it. This was his favorite part of the job. ASC & Math teacher John Russell was the...

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Video: Meet the new teachers

August 28, 2019

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Freshmen bond at summer retreat

Ryan Moore, Editor-in-Chief
August 27, 2019

Being the only one from his grade school in his homeroom, not knowing a single name walking into room 216 made the first day hard. He was riddled with nervous fears of meeting new people and making new friends. As the retreat started freshmen Joe Clever slowly began to step out of his comfort zone and by the end of the day he knew every kids name in homeroom. He felt confident going into the school...

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