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The student news site of De Smet Jesuit High School

The Mirror

Clark Chamberlin 24 plays Plants vs. Zombies on the Steam Deck.
The biggest thing to happen to computers in decades is in my hands.
Clark Chamberlin, Staff Writer • September 14, 2022

After a long 13-month wait, I finally received the greatest lump of plastics and silicon I’ve ever laid eyes on. In just one week, this 1.5...

The staff tackles the debate on whether or not we should allow the government to intrude on our privacy for securitys sake.
Privacy vs. National Security
May 9, 2022

With more and more personal information floating around, the question remains what is too much? In the name of national security, the answer...

Nuclear power’s reputation is radiated by the past, but it is splitting prejudices, and just may be at the forefront of the future’s energy.
The power of the future is (nu)clear
Colby Quinn, Staff Writer • May 9, 2022

It is April 26, 1986; the clock shows 1:22 AM in Pripyat, Ukraine. Soviet control of Ukraine’s Northernmost nuclear power plant has reached...

These are some of the books that have been banned or challenged somewhere in the United States in the last 20 years.
Banning books stunts personal and spiritual growth
Colby Quinn, Staff Writer • April 15, 2022

Ray Bradbury’s 1953 masterpiece Fahrenheit 451 tells a story of a dystopian society in which firemen, who start fires rather than put them...

The city of St. Louis is home to some of the best restaurants in the country.
STL hidden gems part 2
Colby Quinn '24, Staff Writer • April 14, 2022

Earlier in the year, I gave my opinion on some of St. Louis City’s best restaurants, underappreciated in their own rights. Yet more remain....

Although the United States Postal Service has been around since 1775 it may be time to leave postal delivery to the private sector.
It may be time for the mailman to retire
Clark Chamberlin, Staff Writer • April 8, 2022

The United States Postal Service is impractical and shouldn’t still be a leech on our time and wallets. Due to the Private Express Statutes...

Of all the types of fries crinkle cut is the best.
Nothing can beat crinkle-cut when it comes to fries
Donovan Hughes '22, Staff Writer • April 8, 2022

In a single year, the entirety of America consumes 4.5 billion pounds of french fries a year through all of its different forms. But its best...

Russias invasion of Ukraine seems earily familiar to their invasion of Finland 80 years ago.
Russia's aggression in Ukraine reminiscent of past failures
Donovan Hughes, Staff Writer • April 1, 2022

A war 80 years ago is now repeating, but the country being invaded is different. It is a situation too similar to what happened in the past....

Although pineapple is a great fruit alone when you put it on pizza it is a disgrace.
Pineapple on pizza is a deal breaker
Nick Abel, Editor-in-Chief • April 1, 2022

There are a couple of things in life that truly give me great joy: sitting on the couch all Sunday and watching football, getting outside and...

Use of genetic modification will improve the world drastically.
Solving world hunger may just come down to genetics
Clark Chamberlin, Staff Writer • March 25, 2022

Genetically modified organism (GMO) foods are the best foods available, and the shunning of genetic modification is holding us back from permanently...

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