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Undefeated

Undefeated

Ryan Moore, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2019

For the second time in a week De Smet, ranked 14th in the nation and 1st in Missouri for football, has gained yet another state trophy after the football team’s victory over Joplin at Mizzou's Faurot Field. Just two years ago the team won a combined three games in the 2016 and 2017 seasons, however,...

Movies of the year

Movies of the year

November 29, 2019

With 2019 coming to a close, we look into some of the most memorable movies produced. Below are four movies that have been reviewed by us here at The Mirror. ...

The harmful side of social media

The harmful side of social media

Connor Niebruegge, Staff Writer

November 28, 2019

Posting pictures, commenting on posts, sending streaks, and viewing stories have become the standard for any teenager. Today’s teens are expected and encouraged to use all outlets of social media to their fullest potential. Teenage society today is not recognized by their rebellious behavior or crazy...

Redemption

Redemption

Ryan Moore, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2019

“Get back to Soccer Park.” Those were the words spoken by Head Soccer Coach Josh Klein at the beginning of the season. He had a vision for the team to go back to the very field where they lost the state game against CBC last season. “Redemption was one of the words the team picked as the theme...

A new kind of sport

A new kind of sport

Jack Venneman, Web Editor

November 26, 2019

The new Esports club had their first meeting on Nov. 19 in the Innovation Center. The club received over 130 interested students in the first survey sent out to the entire school. “I only expected 20 guys who wanted to play Fifa and Madden,” Moderator Ryan Sextro said. “After we got so many...

Movie review: Ford v Ferrari

Movie review: Ford v Ferrari

Drew Hollman, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

“Ford v Ferrari” is a thriller movie that dove back into racing history. The movie is directed by James Mangold and is based on the story of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. “Ford v Ferrari” starts in 1963 when Lee Iacocca presents to Henry Ford II the idea to join the racing industry...

Blues update

Blues update

Ryan Flavin, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

The St. Louis Blues came into the 2019-2020, as the defending Stanley Cup champions. Winning their first cup in franchise history after a historic run. It is said that hockey is the hardest sport to go back to back due to it having the longest playoffs by far. But I think the Blues will go back to back...

Google: friend or foe?

Google: friend or foe?

Connor Niebruegge, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

Many of us spend time each day checking our email, watching YouTube, or just searching Google. These activities have become mundane, everyday activities for today’s new technology savvy populous. But what these people might not know is that their Gmails, YouTube, and Google search information are all...

Phone pouches proving to be useful

Phone pouches proving to be useful

Drew Hollman, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

The students are into their fourth month with the new policy and are getting a feel for how it works and its effectiveness. “I think they definitely change the atmosphere in the classroom,” History and Theology teacher Tony Plein said. “I think they communicate to the students how important...

Pay for college athletes?

Pay for college athletes?

Jack Venneman, Web Editor

November 15, 2019

As more and more prominent college athletes come through the final years of their education, the debate of whether or not they should be paid for the hard work they put in at the collegiate level has come up. No matter the sport an athlete is playing at the collegiate level, they should not be paid....

Stressful studying

Stressful studying

Jack Venneman, Web Editor

November 14, 2019

When it's time for high school students to start preparing for the ACT or SAT, some may describe the process building up to the test as very stressful and rough. Some see it as an opportunity to show colleges all that they have to offer and others dread the idea of even studying for the tests themselves. The...

Hard work pays off

Hard work pays off

Michael Dolan, Design Editor

November 13, 2019

When senior cross country runner Bob Gillespie was going into his last year of running for De Smet, he decided to escalate his work ethic and make his last year the best. Every day he went to Forest Park by himself and ran six miles. His hard work ethic is only one of the qualities that has helped improve...

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