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Playing through pain

Carson Mitchell, Contributing Writer
January 13, 2021

He was two games into his freshman season when he realized he was struggling to breathe and the pain was unbearable. His back was in excruciating pain. That pain would end his season. He was diagnosed with Scoliosis in his upper back and would need surgery. But sophomore Jacob Bosche was no stranger to pain. Four years earlier he lost his father to cancer. “They told him he had one year to...

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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 chemical engineering, so he took his chances in sales to compete with his friends who would graduate in 3 years. “It was the hardest phone call I’ve had to make to my parents, “Shannon said....

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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 violin it felt good,” Concannon said. “The next thing I’m trying to work for is to make it to Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra." With 56 positions, he beat out more than 500 other people who...

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Xbox Series X vs PlayStation 5

Jack Venneman, Web Editor
November 27, 2020

With new consoles being made by both Sony and Microsoft this year, we look into just how advanced the systems have become compared to their previous models.

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Should Black Friday be the day after Thanksgiving?

Michael Dolan, Staff Writer
November 26, 2020

“Black Friday” is an informal name given to the 4th Friday of November following Thanksgiving and it’s regarded as the beginning of the United States Christmas shopping season. Since 2005 it has become the busiest shopping day in United States history. However, Black Friday should not be the day after Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving was originally planned to be a day where the community came together...

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Best movies of the year

Thomas Dolan, Staff Writer
November 26, 2020

With 2020 nearing its end, we look into some of the most memorable movies produced. Below are four movies that have been reviewed by us here at The Mirror.

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