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A special kind of athlete

A special kind of athlete

Cameron Range, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

Youngest kid on the team, but still one of the best. Thomas Redmond is a sophomore and plays on both soccer and basketball’s varsity teams. He isn’t just a guy on the team, he is a key contributor to both teams. He has been on the varsity basketball team since he was a freshman and he made the vars...

A Play by Play of Ryan Hughes

A Play by Play of Ryan Hughes

Camden Brazile, Copy Editior

May 9, 2019

Public speaking is one of the top fears plaguing Americans today, with millions of people being terrified of talking in front of large crowds. A recent Chapman University study revealed that upwards of 25% of people are afraid of public speaking. However, Sophomore Ryan Hughes not only speaks in front...

From the director’s chair

From the director’s chair

Gave Helm, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

The Seniors of the Dionysian Players step off the stage and take the director’s chair, sharing their experience and knowledge with their shortened One Acts. These select group of Seniors take charge and see what it’s like to sit on the director’s chair. These Seniors have been in plenty of shows...

No one is listening

No one is listening

Jay Dolan, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019

No one is listening to you. And you aren’t listening to anyone. When talking to your friend, relative or special someone how likely is it for you to be fully engaged with what is being spoken to you? If you are like most people, chances are low. According to a study, many people spend 70% to 80% of...

Avengers: Endgame review *No spoilers*

Avengers: Endgame review *No spoilers*

Grant Stegman, Design Editor

April 29, 2019

***NO SPOILERS*** Avengers: Endgame came out last week and already it has reached $1.2 billion in box office revenue. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame gives fans a 3 hour thriller that you will not want to miss. Once again, the Avengers are up against Thanos whom we saw, at the...

Men of the Year 2019

Men of the Year 2019

Chris Bateman, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

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, here are the men. ...

Popular, talented, and alone

Popular, talented, and alone

Jay Dolan, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019

*Disclaimer: in order to protect the confidentiality of the subject, the name Noah is given in place of the subject’s real name* In the darkness of his room he finds peace. This time though, the darkness begins to suffocate him. Pressures from school, sports, friends and family build up and he begins...

Jordan Peele’s “Us” reinvents the Horror genre

Jordan Peele’s “Us” reinvents the Horror genre

Camden Brazile, Copy Editior

April 1, 2019

Following the indisputable success of his directorial debut film “Get Out,” Jordan Peele faced an unprecedented pressure from fans when he announced a new horror film releasing in early 2019. Despite various skepticism and anticipation, Peele’s recent film “Us” fires on all cylinders, and fur...

Robotics Regional performance

Robotics Regional performance

Spencer Caldwell, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

Transporting cargo off the planet Primus was the goal for the DURT (De Smet Ultimate Robotics Team) in their Regionals competition which was held at the Chaifetz Arena on March 14-16. The competition partnered with Boeing to create a fictional planet in which the robots had to transport cargo. “...

Life on hold

Life on hold

Nick Einig, Web Editor

March 28, 2019

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Senior tennis star uses failures on the court to improve

Senior tennis star uses failures on the court to improve

Nick Einig, Web Editor

March 14, 2019

The top 16 duo tennis teams in the Missouri Valley are all in one tournament, only one team can be the champion. The finals are finally up and two teams remain. He was serving with the score of 40-30, the crowd was erupting, he takes a breath and hits the ball and it sores out to the right wing on the...

Through the cold

Through the cold

Brennan Dolnick, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2019

Stepping outside, he enters the polar vortex. The freezing winds begin to penetrate his jacket as he looks around at the newly whitened ground. As snow trickles down his neck, he questions his motives. Then, he remembers his team. He remembers that they are counting on him. He takes a deep breath of...

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