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School to honor three state championship teams

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

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

Privacy or protection

The growing popularity of Life360 has raised questions on its effectiveness.
A dive into the app controversial app, Life360
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...

The harmful side of social media

Social media apps could be what is harming teens.
Apps that teens use to socialize could be harming them
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...

A new kind of sport

The new De Smet Esports club will features games like Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, and Overwatch.
New Esports club brings in tons of members
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: friend or foe?

Google is listening to us even when we don't know it.
Is Google as safe as we think?
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...

Phone pouches proving to be useful

The phone pouches may be proving to be useful.
An update on this year's new phone policy
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...

New york recap

The group of students and faculty overlook the city at the beginning of their trip.
A recap of the trip taken by students and faculty to New York City
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...

Business students take trip to NYC

Seniors Seth Roggenkamp and Nick Quarnstrom cross the street before a meeting with ABInbev
A preview to the New York trip being taken by business students
November 7, 2019

Seniors from Business Teacher Andrew Lange’s business classes are on a field trip to New York City for an interactive trip for students to learn about business. “New York City is the center of...

Student council holds blood drive

Ben Harig '20 gives blood during last year's blood drive.
All the info about this year's Winter Blood Drive
November 5, 2019

Student Council with assistance from Mercy Hospital, will hold a blood drive on Nov. 8, in the gym. The plan is to get around 50-60 donors, to save lives, and get some lifelong donors in the process. “I...

Notre Dame commit receives All-American threads

Senior wide receiver Jordan Johnson receives his All-American Bowl jersey with head coach Robert Steeples. The Notre Dame recruit is one of two Missouri players to get invited to the Jan. 4 all-star game.
A celebration for Senior WR Jordan Johnson's All-American Bowl selection
October 30, 2019

Senior WR Jordan Johnson received his honorary All-American Bowl jersey on Oct. 29 in the theater. The five star Notre Dame commit was one of two Missouri athletes selected to play in the annual East...

Sophomores for service

Juniors Peter Molitor and Dominic Genovese take part in their service project.
A look into the two part Ascent retreat
October 3, 2019

Sophomore Luke Melton had already been through Odyssey and a full year at De Smet, but he still had nervous anticipation about what Ascent was all about. Although he knew the names of all his classmates...

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