The Mirror

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. ...

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage, but not necessarily Mexican independence.

Donovan Hughes, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

May 5, 1862 wales of muskets firing and loading, rapiers and cutlasses being unsheathed, and cannons being chambered ring throughout the fort but those sounds start to become overshadowed by screams, screams of jubilation and cheering. Cinco De Mayo, while not a national holiday in Mexico, has become...

A big letdown

The turf sits empty after MSHSAA cancels the spring sports season.

Michael Dolan, Design Editor

April 21, 2020

With Governor Parson’s announcement of in-person school closure for the remainder of the year, MSHSAA has announced the cancellation of all spring sports for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Junior Ultimate Frisbee player, Leo Fiordelisi, is one of many spring athletes who is struck with...

From the classroom to the courtroom

De Smet Mock Trial student witnesses are being swore in during practice trial.

Will Hanson, Multimedia Specialist

March 9, 2020


Coronavirus raises concerns among administration as cases pass 100,000

Administration encourages students to keep up good hygiene as Coronavirus concerns grow.

Ryan Moore, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2020

As cases of the Coronavirus rise administration begins to worry about the health and safety of all students especially as spring break draws closer. “We have a readiness plan with many different options,” Principal Kevin Peolker said. “It becomes a question of what we learn about [the virus]....

A spiral on football

With these new rules, it should make for a faster, more exciting game.

Ryan Flavin, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

There are a total of five gameplay innovations that the XFL has implemented. First being the kickoff. The kicker must kick the ball from the 25-yard line in the air between the opponent’s 20-yard line and the endzone. The kicking team will be lined up on the opponents’ 35-yard line. And the return...

Bouncing to fame

Freshman Slayton Spencer flips on the beach for his four thousand Instagram followers.

Jack Venneman, Web Editor

February 27, 2020

Freshman Slayton Spencer has accumulated over four thousand followers on his Instagram trampoline account. “I never thought I could build this big of a following off of just doing tricks on my trampoline,” Spencer said. “I’m so glad that I was inspired to do this and stayed consistent with...

It’s an addiction filled world

Addiction is a serious issue in our society and in our schools.

Ryan Moore, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2020

*Disclaimer: in order to protect the confidentiality of the subjects, all names in article replace the subjects’ real name* 13-year-old Jesse* was racked with nervousness as he vented into his first high school party. Around him were older teens of which he did not know. There were loud music dim...

Did the Impeachment Help or Hurt Donald Trump?

President Trump shows the Washington Post article written about him being acquitted.

February 21, 2020

A two-sided opinion piece on the harmful and helpful impact that the recent impeachment process had on President Trump. ...

Podcast: Minute Monologues with Cullen Rooney and Hutson Lillibridge

Juniors Cullen Rooney and Hutson Lillibridge talk the electoral college and the death penalty.

February 4, 2020

On the second episode of the 2019-2020 podcast, Juniors Cullen Rooney and Hutson Lillibridge take part in minute monologues. In this episode they debate topics such as: the death penalty and the electoral college, while revisiting the importance of the penny. ...

Do violent video games cause behavioral problems?

Violent video games do not cause violence or behavior issues. Parents need to stop blaming every mass incident or criminal act on video games and start blaming it on other issues that actually attribute to behavior issues like mental illness.

Drew Hollman, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

There has been a lot of talks recently and in the past whether violent video games contribute and cause bad behavior and violence. This is an important topic to cover in today’s society because most high school students play some type of video game. Violent video games do not cause violence or behavior...

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