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The Mirror

Luke Burns hopes to spark awareness for veterans with the Spartans For Heros Shirt Campaign

Senior brings awareness to veterans and first responders

Chris Hubert, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

As the group of veterans and first responders eat and laugh together, the room is crowded with loud conversations. Nothing but smiles stretched across the face of this room. The expectation to make these...

Deion Sanders runs out of a simulated portal into his new school, the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The NIL format has changed college sports

Andrew Farrar, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

The Transfer Portal and Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) deals for college students have changed the landscape for college sports forever. In July of 2021the NCAA approved NIL deals, allowing students to...

Freshman Santiago Castillo lines up against Saint Louis University High School.

Freshman transfer starts new life

John Mills, Entertainment Editor December 15, 2022

He sighs. He knows that he will miss this life, as he walks into the Casablanca sports bar and orders his favorite food. He knew that moments like these would come at a premium once he moved to the United...

Andrew Farrar 23 reads Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris in the Innovation Center.

The decline of teenagers reading is an impact on education

Drew Whitaker, News Editor December 15, 2022

If you are a teenager reading this story, you are in the minority. Statistics show that 80% of teenagers do not read for pleasure on a daily basis. It is no coincidence that the teenage reading rate has...

I didnt mean to haunt you is the latest studio album from Quadeca released Nov. 10.

Haunting new album from Quadeca in a class of its own

Bryson Delisi, Contributing Writer December 14, 2022

Quadeca’s newest album, “I Didn’t Mean to Haunt You,” is a thrilling experience, but it is certainly not for casual listeners. This eerie indie/hip-hop/R&B album tells the story of a ghost...

Why We Give

Kalle Evjen '23, Multimedia Specialist December 13, 2022

After collecting 11 tons of nonperishable goods for the Ignatian Challenge and raising over $700,000, we thought it was only right to share why De Smet Spartans give during this giving season. Video...

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is the refreshing piece that the Call of Duty franchise needed.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Two breathes new life into age-old franchise

Andrew Farrar, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Grab every spare controller you have and clear hundreds of MB of data on your console, because Call of Duty is back. “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” dropped on Oct. 28 and is the best CoD we've seen...

Students, parents, faculty and alumni gather in the gym Dec. 24, 2019 to celebrate mass. It is the last time De Smet hosted the Christmas Eve mass.

Christmas Eve Mass resumes on campus

Clark Chamberlin, Opinions Editor December 13, 2022

The Christmas Eve mass is returning to DeSmet after a three-year hiatus. It will be held at 4:00 PM in the gym, and everyone is welcome to attend. “This is, outside of a sporting event, our largest...

Tommy Ruder 23 and president Fr. Ronny ODwyer, S.J. give thanks for the success of giving Tuesday that raised over $700 thousand.

Giving Tuesday sets new standard for school support

Colby Quinn, Features Editor December 12, 2022

For the second straight year, alums, donors, faculty, and parents exceeded the $500,000 threshold on Giving Tuesday. A generous Giving Tuesday comes on the heels of De Smet’s success in the Great...

Mr. Paul Harris works hard on the grounds keeping around De Smet

Grounded in Faith

Colby Quinn, Features Editor December 9, 2022

His phone rings. He rolls to his side and picks it up. The decision has been made. His clock show’s a time that proceeds the sun’s rise by over an hour, still, his day has just started. It’s up to...

Henry Anyimadu 23 looks over his Spotify Wrapped for 2022.

Spotify Wrapped reveals the cocoon listeners have yet to leave

Colby Quinn, Features Editor December 9, 2022

On November 31st, Spotify’s Wrapped was released to subscribers of the streaming service. As magical as running down the stairs on Christmas morning to see the reveal of “what’s under the tree,”...

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