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James Pantazi 26 and Jack Gaffney 26 load items into the storage pod. All of the food collected was donated to St. Patrick Center.
School donates 20 tons of food to St. Patrick Center
Hank Hardage, Opinions Editor • December 18, 2023

It’s official, The Great Ignatian Challenge wrapped up Nov. 21. As a result, the school helped raise over 40,000 pounds of canned food to help...

Adding 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to De Smet Jesuit in the fall of 2025 remains a possibility. The school should know for sure by February.
School expects to reach final decision on expansion in February
Luke Koenig, Staff Writer • December 8, 2023

De Smet Jesuit and President Fr. Ronny O’Dwyer S.J. have announced an update on the potential middle school expansion. Along with further collaboration...

Teens could have a healthy physique, but when they look in the mirror, all they see is an inferior version of themselves.
A silent struggle
Andrew Dolan, Staff Writer • December 6, 2023

He doesn’t feel comfortable wearing normal clothes without a “pump,” an insecurity that comes from a history of bullying from being skinny....

Caden Gulley 24 will take part in the Missouri esports state championship in Super Smash Brothers Dec. 9 at State Technical College of Missouri.
Senior set to compete in esports state championship
Andrew Dolan, Staff Writer • November 30, 2023

Senior Caden Gulley will compete in the esports state championship in Super Smash Brothers Dec. 9 at State Technical College of Missouri in Linn,...

The baseball field will have full artificial turf, additional spectator seating, new batting cages, and new restrooms and concessions. The turf on the infield is scheduled to be completed by the start of the baseball season. Photo courtesy of Hastings + Chivetta Architects, Inc.
Turf's Up
Hank Hardage, Staff Writer • November 21, 2023

It's official, construction is underway on the new synthetic turf infield for the baseball field. Preliminary work began Monday and is scheduled...

Jordan Ramsey-Williams El 24  gets his blood checked by a Mercy Hospital technician before donating on Nov. 3, 2022. This years fall blood drive will be on Nov. 3.
Blood drive set for Friday
Jack Mabry '27, Contributing Writer • October 31, 2023

Stucco will work in collaboration with Mercy to host a blood drive on Nov. 3 in the gym from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with hopes of surpassing their...

Head football coach John Merritt leads the students in a chant of STUFF THE BUS during the Great Ignatian Challenge kickoff assembly Oct. 18.
Great Ignatian Challenge underway
Hank Hardage, Staff Writer • October 20, 2023

The second annual Great Ignation challenge is underway. It kicked off at an all school assembly Oct.18 and will end Nov.17. All processions go...

De Smet Jesuit is exploring the idea of adding an academic program for boys in grades 6, 7 and 8.
De Smet may soon expand its mission
Luke Koenig, Staff Writer • October 4, 2023

De Smet Jesuit is exploring the idea of adding an academic program for boys in grades 6, 7, and 8. President Fr. Ronny O’Dwyer S.J. officially...

Danny Swallow 24 will compete inThe Bass Federation (TBF) District 7 National Semi-Finals in Kansas Sept. 30-Oct.1. He qualified for the tournament by winning the TBF SAF State Championship last April.
Senior finishes 7th in national semi-final fishing tournament
Andrew Dolan, Staff Writer • September 28, 2023

Update: Senior Danny Swallow sat in 5th place after Day 1 of The Bass Federation (TBF) District 7 National Semi-Finals at Wilson Lake in Russell,...

Kairos is a three day senior led retreat for all juniors and seniors. The motto of Kairos is God first, others second, and I am third. Beginning with this years junior class, all students moving forward will participate.
All students set to experience Kairos
Andrew Dolan, Staff Writer • September 12, 2023

Feeling out of place and unsure, he enters the retreat. He sets his bags down and gets put in a small group. He is unsure of how to feel yet...

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