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Theban Plays Podcast

Ryan Moore
February 4, 2020

Carson Schieber, Jackson Daesch, and Ryan Moore dive into the Theban Plays by Sophocles. The podcast crosses issues of what the endings of the plays are and what they meant and what moral lessons the author passes to the reader.

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Video – Comeback of the houses

February 4, 2020

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Podcast: Minute Monologues with Cullen Rooney and Hutson Lillibridge

February 4, 2020

On the second episode of the 2019-2020 podcast, Juniors Cullen Rooney and Hutson Lillibridge take part in minute monologues. In this episode they debate topics such as: the death penalty and the electoral college, while revisiting the importance of the penny.

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Do violent video games cause behavioral problems?

Drew Hollman, Staff Writer
January 14, 2020

There has been a lot of talks recently and in the past whether violent video games contribute and cause bad behavior and violence. This is an important topic to cover in today’s society because most high school students play some type of video game. Violent video games do not cause violence or behavior issues. The research and studies that have been done on them to prove that they do not link...

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Phone pouches return for second semester

Jack Venneman, Web Editor
January 10, 2020

The phone pouches in classrooms will be returning for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year. Students have produced mixed emotions at school about the controversial phone pouches, used to prevent distractions for students during class and make for an enhanced learning experience. “The phone pouches were very controversial at the beginning of the year when they were first released,”...

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Comeback of the houses

Connor Niebruegge, Staff Writer
January 8, 2020

De Smet is now entering into its second year with the new, reintroduced house system. After almost four years without houses, or any system to facilitate student unity, both Stuco and the De Smet administrators agreed it was finally time to revive the program. “The leaders of the school, from an administrative level, basically thought it would be good to basically plan things for students to have...

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