The Mirror

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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A virtual trophy room

Donovan Hughes, Staff Writer
January 7, 2020

Hoping to pay homage to those who came before, De Smet Student Network Moderator John Hawkey and Publications Adviser Kevin Berns are leading a project to display De Smet’s athletic achievements. To them, the best way is to show it. “It will be a way to give honor to guys who came before,” Mr. Hawkey said. “It will be a way to share our history, not only state championships but all of our...

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School to honor three state championship teams

Sebastian Kelly, Staff Writer
January 6, 2020

The De Smet football, soccer and baseball teams will be honored in an all-school assembly, on Jan 10. De Smet plans on gathering all of the student body and faculty, during the school day, raising the moral high, for the home-opener basketball game against CBC that night at De Smet. “Something like this is important, for a couple of reasons, I think one, it kind of allows a team event, to become...

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Urinal dividers installed for second semester

Michael Dolan, Design Editor
January 6, 2020

The Ignitious Business Leaders (IBL) installed urinal dividers in bathrooms at De Smet this semester. Prior to this semester, there were no dividers between the urinals at school. The IBL has 1,000 dollars to give to the school and they decided to put it towards urinal dividers. The idea came to Junior IBL leader Michael Cutler and Senior Roger Melton during a meeting after hearing multiple complaints...

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