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The student news site of De Smet Jesuit High School

The Mirror

The student news site of De Smet Jesuit High School

The Mirror

Seniors Seth Roggenkamp and Nick Quarnstrom cross the street before a meeting with ABInbev

Business students take trip to NYC

Ryan Moore, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Ben Harig 20 gives blood during last years blood drive.

Student council holds blood drive

Bailey Mathews, Contributing Writer 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...

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.

Notre Dame commit receives All-American threads

Jack Venneman, Web Editor 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...

Juniors Peter Molitor and Dominic Genovese take part in their service project.

Sophomores for service

Ryan Flavin, News Editor 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...

Gael Cosgaya 21 speaks to the student body during the Hispanic Heritage Month assembly about the trials and tribulations of his family as they moved to the United States from Mexico.

Raising awareness for immigration

Jack Venneman, Web Editor September 26, 2019

The Hispanic Heritage Month assembly took place on Sept. 25 in the gym. Led by Director of Diversity & Inclusion Catalina Martinez, the assembly mainly focused on the real world issue of immigration. “This...

Big Draw Spokesman Gene Bender celebrates with several of the students who sold the winning tickets. They include Justin Roschke 22, Jack Bednarek 22, Luke Bauer 20, Evan Jager 20, Louis Hess 21, Cameron Gibson 21, Nick Miller 20, and Caden Brown 20.

Big Draw, Big Winners

Ryan Moore and Jack Venneman September 20, 2019

“Gentlemen!” His voice booms over the mic and the crowd erupts. As the crowd begins to settle he announces that the goal was met. The crowd roars and the anticipation of who sold the winning ticket...

Juniors Ryan Hughes and Henry Right rehearse a scene from the fall play Leaving Iowa. The De Smet Dionysian Players will perform the play Oct. 17, 19-20.

Nostalgia reigns in new fall play

Drew Hollman, Staff Writer September 19, 2019

The De Smet Dionysian Players will perform “Leaving Iowa” on Oct. 17, 19- 20. “It centers around this family of four, in the late 60’s early 70’s and the adventures they have on summer road...

Sophomore Jacob Lorimier attentively listens during an in-class demonstration about Lord of the Flies.

Innovating Education

Jack Venneman, Web Editor September 17, 2019

Students involved with NHS have created a resource called the ‘Magis Review’ to provide teachers feedback and improve education as a whole at school. “The idea started with last years seniors,”...

(from left to right) Seniors Alex Polt, Gabriel Myers, Andrew Nieters, and Joshua Adams look through waste during an AP Biology class period.

Getting the dirt on our trash

Ryan Moore, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2019

As he strapped on the hazmat suit he prepared himself to dig through pile after pile of trash. He thought of the worst as he opened the bags. Instantly an aroma of coffee and fruit wafted against his nose...

Freshman Joe Clever holds the ball to take his turn during a team-building exercise during Odyssey.

Freshmen bond at summer retreat

Ryan Moore, Editor-in-Chief August 27, 2019

Being the only one from his grade school in his homeroom, not knowing a single name walking into room 216 made the first day hard. He was riddled with nervous fears of meeting new people and making new...

A phone sits in a new pouch in a De Smet classroom.

Administration unveils new cell phone policy

Michael Dolan, Sports Editor August 20, 2019

The administration will implement a new rule that requires every student to have to put their phones in a pouch for the entirety of class. According to Dean of Students Peter Lenzini, the policy is...

Directed by senior Jack Laurie, students perform his One-Act play called, Breakout.

From the director’s chair

Gave Helm, Staff Writer May 7, 2019

The Seniors of the Dionysian Players step off the stage and take the director’s chair, sharing their experience and knowledge with their shortened One Acts. These select group of Seniors take charge...

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