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The student news site of De Smet Jesuit High School

The Mirror

The student news site of De Smet Jesuit High School

The Mirror

A rescued sea turtle is being wheeled into the Sick Bay at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.

Turtles will save us if we let them

Clark Chamberlin October 4, 2022

Sea turtles are (probably) the best thing known to man. In addition to being some of the most majestic, beautiful, and adorable creatures on Earth, they provide more good for the oceans than humans do...

David Breuer 23 poses in front of his 1972 Dodge Dart that he races in competitions.

Senior set to compete for drag racing’s Midwest title

Andrew Farrar, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

He tries to hone in on his RPMs and focus on a nice, clean burnout. Then revs up his engine, and floors it. The rest just goes blank, a moment of bliss amidst driving over 100 miles per hour. The only...

Clark Chamberlin 24 plays Plants vs. Zombies on the Steam Deck.

The biggest thing to happen to computers in decades is in my hands.

Clark Chamberlin, Staff Writer September 14, 2022

After a long 13-month wait, I finally received the greatest lump of plastics and silicon I’ve ever laid eyes on. In just one week, this 1.5 pound glorified iPad has become my favorite electronic device,...

Jacob Bosche 23 celebrates kicking a field goal in the Spartanfest competition during activity period. Spartanfest is one of many activities this year designed to return the school back to pre-pandemic status.

Back to the Block

Colby Quinn, Staff Writer September 13, 2022

Student Council representatives and StuCo moderator Alex Hall have spent months gathering feedback and curating ideas, finally seeing the light at the end of the COVID tunnel. As a culmination of their...

Spartans dance on the makeshift dance floor set up outside the cafeteria during last years Spartanfest dance. The dance will move back into the gym this year for the first time in four years.

Spartanfest dance returns to the gym Saturday

Drew Whitaker, News Editor September 12, 2022

This year's Homecoming Dance, a long standing tradition known otherwise as the Spartanfest Dance, will take place this Saturday from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. The dance will wrap up a week of various house...

Eleven new faculty members will be joining the Spartan family this year. Hear what they have to say in this new Meet the Teachers Video.

Meet The Teachers | 2022-23

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Students sign up for clubs during the Up the Orgs program in the fall of 2019. This is the first time this event will be held since then.

Up the Orgs returns after three year hiatus

Drew Whitaker, Staff Writer August 26, 2022

Clubs and groups across the school will meet in their club moderator's classroom on Wednesday from 10:00 to 10:40 during an extended activity period for Up the Orgs. The event will give students the opportunity...

Coach John Merritt addresses his team at the end of a practice. They will open their season Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana against Springfield High School from Ohio.

Football team travels to Indy for season opener

John Mills, Staff Writer August 25, 2022

Last minute scheduling conflicts left new Athletic Director Harold Barker and Head Coach John Merritt scrambling to find a meaningful week one game. This Saturday, the team will take a bus to Indianapolis,...

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...

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