The Mirror

Playing through pain

Sophomore Jacob Bosche, wearing #73 in honor of his father, prepares for a faceoff against SLUH Jan. 8. Bosche is playing for the first time in a year after having surgery for Scoliosis.
Sophomore battles through multiple setbacks to succeed on the ice
January 13, 2021

He was two games into his freshman season when he realized he was struggling to breathe and the pain was unbearable. His back was in excruciating pain. That pain would end his season. He was diagnosed...

Spartan maestro

Junior Emmett Concannon is a  violinist who has traveled throughout Europe, played in a mariachi band, and played in an orchestra.
Junior selected to Metro 8 District Orchestra
November 27, 2020

A violinist who traveled throughout Europe, played in a mariachi band, and played in an orchestra. Emmett Concannon is someone who has done all of these things and more. “When I made it to 8th chair...

LeBron James is the GOAT

LeBron's most recent championship win with the L.A. Lakers has brought up the question yet again, is he the greatest basketball player of all time?
Why LeBron should be the greatest of all time in every fan's eyes
November 24, 2020

LeBron's most recent championship win with the L.A. Lakers has brought up the question yet again, is he the greatest basketball player of all time? LeBron is definitely the G.O.A.T, and this last championship...

Many colleges moving to test-optional admission

The majority of U.S. colleges and universities have decided to make the SAT and ACT optional for admission in the fall of 2021, some on a temporary basis, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A look into why colleges are making the ACT optional
November 23, 2020

The majority of U.S. colleges and universities have decided to make the SAT and ACT optional for admission in the fall of 2021, some on a temporary basis, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19...

“And we’re live!”

Sophomore Kalle Evjen spends his time outside school live-streaming video games to other gamers around the world.
November 20, 2020

Juggling the stress of spending time with family, friends, or on homework may sound like more than enough for some people in high school. But for this student, adding something else to those three main...

Kairos retreat pushed to January

The Kairos retreat will occur in January of 2021.
How the popular retreat will function this year
November 19, 2020

Coming up this January, De Smet seniors will have their last opportunity of their high school careers to go on the Kairos retreat. Students on Kairos have the chance to grow closer to God in a way...

Christmas decorations shouldn’t be put up before Thanksgiving

When you put your decorations up before Thanksgiving is just like forgetting about it because you are moving on to the next holiday.
A look into why it's to early for Christmas spirit
November 19, 2020

The Christmas season is almost upon us, but there is still a holiday before Christmas everyone seems to forget: Thanksgiving. It seems like every year Christmas lights start to go up earlier, with stores...

Eliminating college debt

Free college benefits everyone, especially the ones who struggle financially.
Free college should be seriously considered
November 18, 2020

Free college benefits everyone, especially the ones who struggle financially. This tax funded public college education option would be critical to people who want a college degree but don’t have the...

Shadow visits being conducted safely

Students walk on the correct side of the hallways to stay spread out and help lower the chances of 	Spreading the Corona Virus.
A look into how a shadow's experience has been altered
November 17, 2020

De Smet typically hosts 15 shadows a day, but due to COVID-19, the Admissions Department has reduced it to five a day, three days a week. As the year continues and as health restrictions change, so...

The perfect bowler

Senior Justin Kennedy bowls a strike during a bowling game.
Senior has bowled multiple perfect games
November 16, 2020

His nerves began to build. Ball after ball. Strike after strike. Everyone in the bowling alley stopped to watch. He’d completed this feat before, but something about it caused so many nerves to arise. Senior...

No place like home

Tom Sothers has been a history teacher at De Smet since 1985.
Teacher reflects on tenure dating back to 1985
November 13, 2020

After graduating from SLU and looking for a teaching job, he stumbled upon De Smet Jesuit. Thirty-six years later through fashion trends, technological advancements, and even a pandemic, he is still here....

Junior projects working differently this year

Juniors Peter Molitor and Dominic Genovese take part in their service project.
A look into the changes being made to service projects
November 13, 2020

With the ever-changing world, De Smet has to evolve and that includes its service projects. Instead of working the entire year, juniors will sign a service contract stating they will work with a program,...

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