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The Mirror

The student news site of De Smet Jesuit High School

The Mirror

The student news site of De Smet Jesuit High School

The Mirror

Michele Neary has been the voice of the school for the past 25 years. She is set to retire at the end of the school year.

‘Mom’ to thousands calls it a career to be a full-time grandma

Clark Chamberlin, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

Receptionist Michele Neary takes care of all the phone calls, attendance, buses, and anyone who walks into De Smet. After 25 years, she hopes to change her focus to her grandchildren. Neary will be retiring...

The staff tackles the debate on whether or not we should allow the government to intrude on our privacy for securitys sake.

Privacy vs. National Security

May 9, 2022

With more and more personal information floating around, the question remains what is too much? In the name of national security, the answer is it's never too much. But what protections should individuals...

Nuclear power’s reputation is radiated by the past, but it is splitting prejudices, and just may be at the forefront of the future’s energy.

The power of the future is (nu)clear

Colby Quinn, Staff Writer May 9, 2022

It is April 26, 1986; the clock shows 1:22 AM in Pripyat, Ukraine. Soviet control of Ukraine’s Northernmost nuclear power plant has reached peak tension. Tests to measure how long the generator would...

The 2022 Men of the Year gather in front of the school following the announcement at the awards ceremony.

Men of the Year 2022

May 4, 2022

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.

John Merritt is the new head football coach. He was introduced Thursday to the football family at an evening gathering in the cafeteria.

De Smet names new football coach

Colby Quinn, Staff Writer April 20, 2022

De Smet Football has a new face. John Merritt was announced this morning as De Smet’s Head Football Coach, as well as a faculty member teaching social studies and weight training. Mr. Merritt is departing...

Senior Kyl Granquist is the starting goalie for the lacrosse team, and hopes to end his career with a win.

Senior lacrosse goalie led the team to the state game last year, but this year he wants to win it.

Nick Abel, Editor-in-Chief April 15, 2022

A Goalie, a captain, and a leader, Kyle Granquist is in his second year as starting goalie for the lacrosse team, which is in the heart of its season and has taken on an advanced role on the team in hopes...

Karen Gillan, Iris Apatow, Fred Armisen, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, and Leslie Mann shoot a scene for their dinosaur action film while stuck inside a pandemic bubble in the new Netflix movie The Bubble.

‘The Bubble’ lacks typical Apatow charm

Nick Abel, Editor-in-Chief April 15, 2022

Netflix's latest original film “The Bubble” directed by Judd Apatow was released on April 1 and here is my spoiler-free review. “The Bubble” takes place during the COVID pandemic and is a comedic...

Six faculty and staff will retire at the end of the school year. They are Matt Creamer, Kurt Knoedelseder, Michele Neary, John Pukala, Linda Sodeman, and Jim Walsh.

School to celebrate six retirees

Clark Chamberlin, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

De Smet will host a retirement party May 26 in the cafeteria for six employees who will be leaving us this summer. Anyone who wishes to attend is invited. “[It is a chance] to give people a proper...

These are some of the books that have been banned or challenged somewhere in the United States in the last 20 years.

Banning books stunts personal and spiritual growth

Colby Quinn, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

Ray Bradbury’s 1953 masterpiece Fahrenheit 451 tells a story of a dystopian society in which firemen, who start fires rather than put them out, burn each book made known to them. Bradbury displays the...

Harold Barker will return to De Smet as Athletic Director beginning this summer. He previously served as assistant AD and math and science teacher from 2017-2020.

De Smet names new athletic director

Colby Quinn '24, Staff Writer April 14, 2022

De Smet’s new athletic director is a familiar face. Harold Barker was welcomed back to De Smet Wednesday, where he served as Assistant Athletic Director as well as a math and science teacher from 2017-2020. This...

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