The Mirror

Spartan Fund nearing end goal

As of Oct. 12, De Smet is 85% toward reaching the goal.

Thomas Dolan, Staff Writer

October 12, 2020

The Spartan Fund is a new fundraiser started by Mr. Cernicek and Mr. Morris to help bring in more funds for the school. Over 40% of the Big Draw revenue was going toward prizes and incentives, three tuitions worth of money. With the new Spartan Fund, De Smet is spending less than 20% on prizes and...

Fall play goes on despite COVID-19 restrictions

Senior Justin Kennedy rehearses a scene for the upcoming fall play

Sebastian Kelly, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

The De Smet Dioynesian Players will perform their annual fall play in the theatre Oct. 15-18 but face COVID-19 restrictions. The theatre program canceled their previously scheduled plays for the 2020-2021 school year. They found an alternative that could be performed with the restrictions called “Too...

Seniors to take ACT test Tuesday

Seniors will take the ACT on campus Oct. 6. For many, it is the first time they will take the test due to Covid-19 restrictions.

John Baxendale, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2020

To allow seniors to still take the ACT during the pandemic, De Smet has devised a plan for the seniors to take the test on campus Oct. 6 with testing beginning at 9:00 am. “With the pandemic ever since March, most of the ACT testing opportunities have been canceled and the majority of our senior cla...

Get to know the new nurse

Nurse Molly Deveruex tests Senior Ryan Flavin's temperature.

Drew Insco, Staff Writer

September 28, 2020

De Smet has gotten a new nurse for the 2020-2021 school year. They made this change because of the COVID-19 pandemic to help the students overall health and keep a look out for possible cases. Nurse Molly Deveruex is a Maryville Nursing graduate. This is the first year De Smet has had a nurse in...

Q&A with the President

Interim President Kevin Ruder sits in his office.

Michael Dolan, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

Q: What is your name and title? A: My name is Kevin Ruder and I am the interim president at De Smet Jesuit. Q: What was your job prior to this? A: I have been in branding and marketing for about 22 years and then took a year off to do this. I was with Anheuser-Busch, then after that I was with a...

Mass of the Holy Spirit Preview

Workers from the Aries company prepare to set up 800 chairs 6 feet apart on the turf.

Ra'Shod Smith-Harvey, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

De Smet will conduct a Mass of the Holy Spirit Friday on the turf in what will be the first gathering of the entire school together. “The Mass of the Holy Spirit is a tradition in Jesuit schools that goes back several hundred years,” Campus Ministry Director William Manaker, S.J. said. “It's...

Reasoning for masks, lanyards for all students

Due to COVID-19 masks and lanyards are mandatory for all students and faculty.

Thomas Dolan, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19 masks and lanyards are mandatory for all students and faculty. “They provide an extra layer of security in a landscape that demands that we be more vigilant about protecting teachers and students,” Dean of Students Peter Lenzini said. “We have not yet determined whether we will...

Remote learning will eliminate snow days

A group of runners led by Assistant Varisty Track Coach teacher Adam Boehm, run on a snowy day.

Jack Venneman, Web Editor

September 14, 2020

You flush ice cubes down the toilet, put a spoon under your pillow, and keep your fingers crossed. You wait anxiously for the two words that every student loves to hear, “snow day!” Unfortunately, students may not be hearing those words very often anymore. With new remote learning procedures on the rise at every school in America, every student's favorite day, a snow day, may be in jeopardy. Everyone has had those thoughts a...

How COVID-19 impacts our faith

COVID-19 has not just impacted people's faith lives, it has impacted everyone’s entire life as a whole.

Jack Venneman, Web Editor

September 9, 2020

Looking to God during difficult or troubling times is hard to do for some people who may not look for his guidance regularly. All the negativity coming from COVID-19 creates stress and unwanted thoughts for many people. It has not just impacted our faith lives, it has impacted everyone’s entire life as a whole. For so long, the followers of Christianity have used traditional methods to meet through mass. Because of the pandemic, ways of worship have been altered and it depends on the person on whether it is a good fit for them. Some may be able to get used to it, while others will struggl...

College visits working different this year

All college visits have been moved to Virtual visits through Zoom.

Ryan Flavin, Staff Writer

September 8, 2020

A lot of things have changed this year due to COVID-19 starting with school, sports, and life in general. Along with these things college visits have changed too. All college visits have been moved to Virtual visits through Zoom. “There is a complete listing of colleges who are hosting virtual visits...

Meet the new faculty and staff

Meet the new faculty and staff for the 2020-2021 school year.

August 27, 2020

Don't recognize the new faces on campus? We have you covered! Connor Pohl interviewed the new faculty and staff for the 2020-2021 school year.   ...

Men of the Year 2020

These 12 seniors were named Men of the Year by the faculty and their peers.

May 6, 2020

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. The men and their first thoughts of being honored are below. ...

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