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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

Kyle Granquist 22 discusses the spring musical Be More Chill with Nick Abel 22, music director Ray Sharrock and Beau Reichert 22. The group is using the new podcast club to discuss school issues.
Students voice their support for new club
Donovan Hughes, Managing Editor • March 25, 2022

With the rapid growth of the amount of podcasts in the world, students have decided that De Smet needs one of its own that talks about the life...

Bryce Patterson 22, Andrew Smith 24, Cole Grothoff 22, Carson Smith 24, and Nick Finlay 24 pose during Yoga Club  in the faculty collaborative space on March 11.
Students stretch their limits as part of new club
Nick Abel, Editor-in-Chief • March 23, 2022

The newly created yoga club is the most recent addition to De Smet’s long list of unique organizations as it looks to add a calm atmosphere...

TJ Woodley 22 and Director of Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Dre Cox celebrate Woodley receiving the Dr. Martin Luther King Model of Justice Award Jan.  16, 2022 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.
Appreciated Excellence
Nick Abel, Editor-in-Chief • March 1, 2022

Senior TJ Woodley was one of the 27 students to receive the Dr. Martin Luther King Model of Justice Award on Jan. 16 and has shown his fellow...

Assistant theater advisor Ryan Sextro 04 and Chris Schilligo-Wheeler 22 rehearse De Smets Spring Musical
Theater to present a "chill" performance
Clark Chamberlin, Staff Writer • February 14, 2022

The De Smet Dionysian Players will perform a new show, “Be More Chill” in the Thomas Hunter JR Memorial Theater Feb. 24-26 at 7:00 PM....

The DURT Robotics team watches the First Robotics Competition (FRC) theme reveal video. The event kicked off the 2022 FRC season.
Robotics Team Kicks off 2022 Season
Donovan Hughes, Managing Editor • January 13, 2022

DURT robotics team received their objectives Tuesday for the 2022 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) that takes place March 31 and April 1. DURT...

Photo by Debbie Higgins
School names new president
Donovan Hughes, Managing Editor • December 20, 2021

On January 1st, the new interim president Jesuit Father Ronny O’Dwyer S.J will take office. He is a returning staff member who was here from...

Flowers of condolensces are spread throughout the school today as faculty and staff pause to mourn the loss of sophomore Cole Anello.
De Smet community grieves the loss of a student
Connor Gunn, Multimedia Specialist • November 22, 2021

Students, faculty, and staff pause today to mourn the passing of sophomore Cole Anello who died on the morning of Nov. 14. For a week, teachers,...

A student prepares to give blood during the blood drive in Spartan Hall last spring. The event will move back to the gym this year.
STUCO to host blood drive Thursday
Ethan Weishaar, Staff Writer • November 2, 2021

The Student Council will host a blood drive on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gym with the goal of collecting 50 units of blood,...

Students dance the night away at the Spartanfest Dance Oct. 12, 2019. For the first time in two years, students will once again get the opportunity to participate in a fall semi-formal dance.
Spartanfest dance is back
Nicholas Abel, Staff Writer • September 28, 2021
"Dances like these are big things people remember when they look back on their high school experience, especially at De Smet." -Senior StuCo member Jacob Fahland
The statue of Fr. Peter De Smet greets students as they enter the school each day. Students will have eight days this year when school will start 40 minutes later to give leaders of clubs and activities time to plan various events.
Late starts help build brotherhood, leadership
Colby Quinn, Staff Writer • September 21, 2021

For the First time in four years, the administrative team has incorporated a late start into the monthly schedules. With the help of eight late...

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