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Chess club welcomes all levels of players

Chess club welcomes all levels of players

Donovan Hughes, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2019

The chess club is a great place to hang out after school. It is not just for playing chess; it is a place where you can learn to play and also make friends that have a common interest. The environment in the room is very calm and is a great place to just think about anything. If you don’t want to...

From Beijing to STL

From Beijing to STL

Michael Dolan, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

De Smet has opened the door to a new transfer student program, welcoming four individuals from Beijing, China. “We have been working with this international academy for about four years now,” Admissions Director Tim Sullivan said. “So finally with support from the leadership team and board we...

Getting the dirt on our trash

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 and he braced himself as he started to dig in. He expected unfinished food, wrappers, and tissue...

The sixth man

The sixth man

Ryan Flavin, News Editor

September 6, 2019

With Xavier down by 10 and the student section looking glum, all eyes were looking at him. It was his job to get everyone up out of their seats and cheering. He started a small chant to get the crowd going. He knew the crowd was ready for the infamous Blue Blob somersault. The crowd went wild every time...

Video: Turf’s up!

Video: Turf’s up!

September 6, 2019

Freshmen bond at summer retreat

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 friends. As the retreat started freshmen Joe Clever slowly began to step out of his comfort zone and...

Meet the New Teachers

Meet the New Teachers

Jack Venneman, Web Editor

August 21, 2019

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Administration unveils new cell phone policy

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 in place because he thinks it will help students grow spiritually, academically, and as a community. “There...

A special kind of athlete

A special kind of athlete

Cameron Range, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

Youngest kid on the team, but still one of the best. Thomas Redmond is a sophomore and plays on both soccer and basketball’s varsity teams. He isn’t just a guy on the team, he is a key contributor to both teams. He has been on the varsity basketball team since he was a freshman and he made the vars...

A Play by Play of Ryan Hughes

A Play by Play of Ryan Hughes

Camden Brazile, Copy Editior

May 9, 2019

Public speaking is one of the top fears plaguing Americans today, with millions of people being terrified of talking in front of large crowds. A recent Chapman University study revealed that upwards of 25% of people are afraid of public speaking. However, Sophomore Ryan Hughes not only speaks in front...

From the director’s chair

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 and see what it’s like to sit on the director’s chair. These Seniors have been in plenty of shows...

No one is listening

No one is listening

Jay Dolan, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019

No one is listening to you. And you aren’t listening to anyone. When talking to your friend, relative or special someone how likely is it for you to be fully engaged with what is being spoken to you? If you are like most people, chances are low. According to a study, many people spend 70% to 80% of...

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