The student news site of De Smet Jesuit High School

The Mirror

The student news site of De Smet Jesuit High School

The Mirror

The student news site of De Smet Jesuit High School

The Mirror

President Trump shows the Washington Post article written about him being acquitted.

Did the Impeachment Help or Hurt Donald Trump?

February 21, 2020

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

Teachers are beginning to crack down on phones not being in the pouches.

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...

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...

The De Smet website will feature a new page called the Trophy Room where every state trophy will be featured.

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...

The three 2019 state championship trophies sit on display in the athletic office.  An all-school assembly will honor the three teams Jan. 10.

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...

Urinal dividers are set in both of the second floor bathrooms. The Ignatian Business Leaders club raised the funds to pay for the project.

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...

The growing popularity of Life360 has raised questions on its effectiveness.

Privacy or protection

Michael Dolan, Design Editor December 17, 2019

With teens immersing themselves into all sorts of activities, life can get hectic as parents scramble to keep up with their child’s schedule. This continual struggle of missed texts and calls has led...

Social media apps could be what is harming teens.

The harmful side of social media

Connor Niebruegge, Staff Writer November 28, 2019

Posting pictures, commenting on posts, sending streaks, and viewing stories have become the standard for any teenager. Today’s teens are expected and encouraged to use all outlets of social media to...

The new De Smet Esports club will features games like Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, and Overwatch.

A new kind of sport

Jack Venneman, Web Editor November 26, 2019

The new Esports club had their first meeting on Nov. 19 in the Innovation Center. The club received over 130 interested students in the first survey sent out to the entire school. “I only expected...

Google is listening to us even when we dont know it.

Google: friend or foe?

Connor Niebruegge, Staff Writer November 18, 2019

Many of us spend time each day checking our email, watching YouTube, or just searching Google. These activities have become mundane, everyday activities for today’s new technology savvy populous. But...

The phone pouches may be proving to be useful.

Phone pouches proving to be useful

Drew Hollman, Staff Writer November 18, 2019

The students are into their fourth month with the new policy and are getting a feel for how it works and its effectiveness. “I think they definitely change the atmosphere in the classroom,” History...

The group of students and faculty overlook the city at the beginning of their trip.

New york recap

Ryan Moore, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2019

A group of students and teachers ventured from Saint Louis all the way to New York City. Students got to see once in a lifetime opportunity tours. Steve Valentino, ‘84, was one of these tours. He graduated...

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