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Mass of the Holy Spirit preview

Workers from the Aries company prepare to set up 800 chairs 6 feet apart on the turf.
A look into the first all school event of the year
September 17, 2020

De Smet will conduct a Mass of the Holy Spirit Friday on the turf in what will be the first gathering of the entire school together. “The Mass of the Holy Spirit is a tradition in Jesuit schools that...

Reasoning for masks, lanyards for all students

Due to COVID-19 masks and lanyards are mandatory for all students and faculty.
Why students and faculty are required to wear masks and lanyards
September 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19 masks and lanyards are mandatory for all students and faculty. “They provide an extra layer of security in a landscape that demands that we be more vigilant about protecting teachers...

College visits working different this year

All college visits have been moved to Virtual visits through Zoom.
A look into how college reps will get info to students about college
September 8, 2020

A lot of things have changed this year due to COVID-19 starting with school, sports, and life in general. Along with these things college visits have changed too. All college visits have been moved to...

Men of the Year 2020

These 12 seniors were named Men of the Year by the faculty and their peers.
May 6, 2020

Each year the faculty and students vote on 12 students who represent and embody De Smet’s ideals, they are named Men of the Year. The men and their first thoughts of being honored are below.

A big letdown

The turf sits empty after MSHSAA cancels the spring sports season.
Spring athletes react to their seasons being officially canceled
April 21, 2020

With Governor Parson’s announcement of in-person school closure for the remainder of the year, MSHSAA has announced the cancellation of all spring sports for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Junior...

Shutting down school also means shutting down spring sports

Spring sports will be shut down in conjunction with the school until further notice
March 15, 2020

As coronavirus spreads across the world precautionary measures begin to take place including school closures. De Smet announced March 15 they would shut down school and move to remote learning until April...

Senior Serivce in Belize

Students embark on a service trip journey down to Punta Gorda, Belize
Seven Seniors give up their spring break to go down to Belize to serve a local Catholic Elementary School
March 9, 2020

*Edit: Trip has been postponed due to coronavirus outbreak* Seven Seniors and two faculty members are traveling to Punta Gorda, Belize over spring break March 15 - 22 to give a week of service. “I...

Coronavirus raises concerns among administration as cases pass 100,000

Administration encourages students to keep up good hygiene as Coronavirus concerns grow.
Administration is prepared and has readiness plans in place for school as the Coronavirus spreads
March 6, 2020

As cases of the Coronavirus rise administration begins to worry about the health and safety of all students especially as spring break draws closer. “We have a readiness plan with many different options,”...

Did the Impeachment Help or Hurt Donald Trump?

President Trump shows the Washington Post article written about him being acquitted.
February 21, 2020

A two-sided opinion piece on the harmful and helpful impact that the recent impeachment process had on President Trump.

Phone pouches return for second semester

Teachers are beginning to crack down on phones not being in the pouches.
The controversial phone pouches have come back for another semester
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...

Comeback of the houses

The history behind houses at De Smet
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...

A virtual trophy room

The De Smet website will feature a new page called the Trophy Room where every state trophy will be featured.
All state titles being implemented to school website
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...

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