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Owen Duff '25 walks into De Smet Jesuit High School surrounded by upperclassmen during Freshman Odyssey on August 6th, 2021. Freshman Odyssey is the first formative experience in a student’s time at De Smet. It encourages team-building and bonding with your classmates and takes place before the beginning of the school year.

Slideshow: Incoming Freshman gather for Odyssey

Connor Gunn, Multimedia Specialist September 8, 2021

Students stand to welcome the clergy to begin the Mass of the Holy Spirit. The Mass of the Holy Spirit is the first all-school mass of the school year, and is celebrated by Jesuit high schools and colleges around the world at the beginning of the school year.

Slideshow: Mass of the Holy Spirit

Henry Anyimadu, Multimedia Specialist September 1, 2021

Meet the Teachers 2021

Henry Anyimadu, Multimedia Specialist August 24, 2021

We sat down with the new faculty and staff to learn more about them.  

Ethan Weishaar (second from right) helps roll up the tarp after a rain delay at Busch Stadium. The sophomore is the youngest member of the Cardinals grounds crew.

Sophomore earns spot on Cardinals grounds crew

Thomas Dolan, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

As he ran out onto the field under the night lights in front of thousands of fans he knew that all the hard work it took to get this job was all worth it. Sophomore Ethan Weishaar is the only high school-age...

The county recently revised their guidelines to allow anyone who is vaccinated to go maskless. With everyone 12 and up now eligible to receive the vaccine, that could mean an increase in the number of vaccinated students.

All students now eligible to receive the Covid Vaccine

Donovan Hughes, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

All members of De Smet Jesuit are now able to receive the COVID vaccine. Since May 12 anyone above the age of 12 can now receive the Pfizer vaccine after the FDA ruled it safe for use for those ages,...

Vito Lafata and Ryan Zeiglar playing monopoly competing against the other peers teams on Formation Friday in the innovation center

Slideshow: Formation Friday

May 4, 2021

Formation Friday is a day where classmates and teachers come together to play activities.

Free college benefits everyone, especially the ones who struggle financially.

Eliminating college debt

Thomas Dolan, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

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...

Senior Nolan Ruder looks toward the camera during a stop in action during a game vs Marquette High School.

Going up north

Jack Venneman, Web Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2021

Seeing the game from a young age, he wished he could be right where the players were. Under the floodlights, sweating bullets, and playing the sport they love. Little did he know, he’d be the leader...

Senior Luke Bunkers bites a rice cake like an it’s an Olympic gold medal outside the Ballas entrance.

Life is sweet without wheat

Ryan Flavin, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

Luke Bunkers walked into Freshman Odyssey nervous to meet his new classmates. He was having a great time making new friends, and then it was lunch time. The flashbacks started to come to him. He didn’t...

Senior Michael Cutler works on Calculus homework after school on March 11th, 2021.

Five star recruit

Jack Venneman, Web Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2021

The phone rings and nervousness strikes him as colleges are doing everything they can to get him to say yes. He checks the mailbox and finds more and more colleges sending him scholarship info each and...

Sophomore David Breuer has grown up with cars around him his whole life.

Breaking the speed limit

Henry Anyimadu, Evan Scanlon, Contributing Multimedia Specialists March 11, 2021

Sophomore David Breuer has a natural love for cars. Take a look at the personality profile about his love for racing.

Senior Michael Dolan interviews new president Dr. Daniel Zepp.

Podcast – New president Dr. Daniel Zepp

March 1, 2021

Senior Daryl Ward hosts the latest desmetpress podcast as the staff introduces new president Dr. Daniel Zepp. They also interview a couple of other people involved in the search process.

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