The Mirror

Raising awareness for immigration

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.
School-wide assembly focuses on the impact immigration has on society
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, Big Winners

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.
Students receive day off for meeting school-wide ticket sales goal.
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...

Nostalgia reigns in new fall play

Juniors Ryan Hughes and Henry Right rehearse a scene from the fall play
A look into this years play, "Leaving Iowa."
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...

Innovating Education

Sophomore Jacob Lorimier attentively listens during an in-class demonstration about Lord of the Flies.
Students create an avenue for a new way to help their teachers
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,”...

Getting the dirt on our trash

(from left to right) Seniors Alex Polt, Gabriel Myers, Andrew Nieters, and Joshua Adams look through waste during an AP Biology class period.
Students initiate school-wide trash audit.
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...

Freshmen bond at summer retreat

Freshman Joe Clever holds the ball to take his turn during a team-building exercise during Odyssey.
A look into the 2019 Odyssey retreat.
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...

Administration unveils new cell phone policy

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

From the director’s chair

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

Men of the Year 2019

All of the Men of the Year line up in front of the entrance to the school.
April 24, 2019

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, here are the men.

Robotics Regional performance

Matt Hippie puts in his final check of the DURT robot to insure the best performance in the competition.
March 29, 2019

Transporting cargo off the planet Primus was the goal for the DURT (De Smet Ultimate Robotics Team) in their Regionals competition which was held at the Chaifetz Arena on March 14-16. The competition partnered...

Eyes on the prize

senior Jacob Deighton controls his robot as the rest of the team looks on.
March 7, 2019

The Robotics team is looking to have a strong push this season as they are preparing for their upcoming competitions in regionals. With their push to the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science...

Robotics seeks national attention

Sophomore Connor Pohl puts the finishing touches on the video he created for the FIRST robotics Chairman's Award.
February 26, 2019

The DURT (De Smet Ultimate Robotics Team) has applied for the Chairman's Award for the first time that, if won, would send the team to the Robotics World Championship. “We applied because we were...

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