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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

Student stands in front of teacher as he gives the student a demerit.

Demerits go high tech

Spencer Caldwell, Staff Writer September 14, 2018

Dean of Students Peter Lenzini is making the transition from demerit cards to digital demerits. Different from last years demerit system, the demerits have gone completely digital.   “At De Smet...

The school blesses juniors during the missioning mass before they leave for their projects.

Juniors react to their first day of service projects

Jay Dolan, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2018

The juniors participated in their first day of projects yesterday following the all-school Missioning Mass. They served at different places all across St. Louis helping various types of people such as...

Spartans travel worldwide to find God

Nick Einig, Web Editor September 11, 2018

Physics teacher Gene Bender speaks to students at Big Draw assembly

Everything you need to know about Big Draw

Brennan Dolnick, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2018

Gentlemen! The 2018 Big Draw campaign is underway. Headed by alumni director Patrick Morris and physics teacher Gene Bender, Big Draw is an online raffle campaign that raises money for student activities...

Student demonstrates how the VR room will be used for different types of classes.

Virtual reality room comes to life

Mitch Martinez, Staff Writer May 15, 2018

The virtual reality room in the De Smet Innovation Center will be used to greatly change the way students learn in some classes. The room currently has an Oculus Rift, a VR headset owned by Facebook. The...

Poelker has moved up into the position of principal and students are wondering how the school will change.

The new principal

Brennan Dolnick, Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2018

After several months of interviewing different candidates, Kevin Poelker has been named the new principal. “I think what I’m most excited for the is the opportunity to serve this school in a new...

Tim Collins plays the role of a high school student named Jay during his one-man play  The Script March 23.

One-man play teaches students about sexual assault

Dalton Hahn, Staff Writer March 28, 2018

With Hollywood being overwhelmed with people being accused of sexual assault, the sexual assault problem is being addressed. Tim Collins performed his one-man show "The Script" March 23 on the effects...

DuRT scrambles to repair all the damage done to their robot from previous matches.

Robotics team advances to nationals

March 19, 2018

The De Smet Ultimate Robotics Team (DURT) used a second-place seed at the FIRST Robotics Competition St. Louis Regional March 10 to earn a spot in the FIRST Championship in Houston, TX April 18-21. DURT,...

Junior Camden Brazile performs as the pirate Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher. Brazille is one of five students to compete in the state one-act performance of Mere Mortals by David Ives.

Theatre repeats as District One Act Play Champions

Grant Stegman, Editor-in-chief March 6, 2018

The theatre program won districts for the MSHAA One-Act state competition. One acts were held this weekend, and the team won districts for the second year in a row. It is the program’s second year doing...

Alum making noise with up-and-coming music star

Alum making noise with up-and-coming music star

Grant Stegman, Editor-in-chief January 30, 2018

Happy birthday to my lil sis @TeganMarieMusic 💃 Make sure you go wish her a good one!!!!! — Jack Mudd (@jackmuddrums) October 26, 2016 Drummer and 2012 alum Jack...

State Representative from Missouri came to De Smet last week to talk with Mr. Bognars classes.

State Representative visits government class

Zack Hilboldt, Staff Writer January 29, 2018

Missouri State Representative Tracy McCreery visited with Phillip Bognar’s period 2 and 3 Government Classes. She is one of the multiple state representatives from both political parties who will meet...

A time to give blood

A time to give blood

Brennan Dolnick, Staff Writer January 24, 2018

In the light of the Super Bowl, De Smet and Nerinx Hall will be partaking in the first ever “Blood Bowl”. Students are encouraged to sign up to donate blood on Wednesday, January 31st. Whatever school...

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