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August Waller 22 sets up a Christmas tree for last years Christmas on Campus at De Smet Jesuit.
Christmas on Campus is in full force
John Mills , Entertainment Editor • November 22, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, on Dec. 2, students will decorate the lobbies, hallways, and cafe for the annual Christmas on Campus event on Dec. 3. “It...

Junior Donovan Scott and Sophomore Nico Putman throw a dodgeball in the dodgeball house competition for Gonzaga House.
New house competition brings positive change
Drew Whitaker November 21, 2022

The House system has always been a staple of student life at school allowing students to compete in competitions with the goal of building brotherhood...

Cole Erusha 23 gives blood during the blood drive last school year. The goal is to collect 40 units of blood this year.
Students encouraged to help save lives by giving blood
Bryson Delisi, Contributing Writer • October 27, 2022

Student Council has organized the annual Fall Blood Drive to occur on Nov. 3 in the gym for students aged 16 and up. The goal is to collect 40...

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...

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...

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...

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...

John Merritt is the new head football coach. He was introduced Thursday to the football family at an evening gathering in the cafeteria.
De Smet names new football coach
Colby Quinn, Staff Writer • April 20, 2022

De Smet Football has a new face. John Merritt was announced this morning as De Smet’s Head Football Coach, as well as a faculty member teaching...

Six faculty and staff will retire at the end of the school year. They are Matt Creamer, Kurt Knoedelseder, Michele Neary, John Pukala, Linda Sodeman, and Jim Walsh.
School to celebrate six retirees
Clark Chamberlin, Staff Writer • April 15, 2022

De Smet will host a retirement party May 26 in the cafeteria for six employees who will be leaving us this summer. Anyone who wishes to attend...

Harold Barker will return to De Smet as Athletic Director beginning this summer. He previously served as assistant AD and math and science teacher from 2017-2020.
De Smet names new athletic director
Colby Quinn '24, Staff Writer • April 14, 2022

De Smet’s new athletic director is a familiar face. Harold Barker was welcomed back to De Smet Wednesday, where he served as Assistant Athletic...

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