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Virtual reality room comes to life

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

The new principal

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

One-man play teaches students about sexual assault

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

Robotics team advances to nationals

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

Theatre repeats as District One Act Play Champions

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
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
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 visits government class

State Representative from Missouri came to De Smet last week to talk with Mr. Bognar's classes.
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
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...

Innovation Center opens to students

Seniors use their study hall to study in the new innovation center
January 23, 2018

The long awaited Innovation Center was finally opened to students Monday, January 22. From 7:30 in the morning all the way to homeroom, kids were in and out of the center having able to finally see the...

Juniors get first opportunity to experience Kairos retreat

Father Burshek preaches to the juniors on their Kairos retreat.
January 16, 2018

Kairos literally translates to opportunity or a propitious moment for action or decision. The first Kairos retreat begins on Jan. 17. It is the first Kairos the juniors will be able to go on and #107 in...

The danger of the Net Neutrality repeal

Net Neutrality can be dangerous for some websites and other ones trying to get started.
December 21, 2017

Net Neutrality is a regulation set in place that mandates that all data be treated equally. Imagine if water companies could charge customers extra depending on whether they get water to run in the shower...

A place to call their own

The lead members for Helping Rising Students all pose for a group photo, to promote their new club.
December 18, 2017

A new club is armed with a mission to create role models of the upperclassmen students, while helping underclassmen find their place at school. Helping Rising Students (HRS) looks to make itself a club...

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