Freshman Peyton Melin organizes Lenten common basket

The Melin family visited with a family during their travels to Flores De Villa, Peru, last summer. Their trip included aiding their church in building homes for struggling Peruvians. (courtesy of Peyton Melin)

Freshman Peyton Melin organizes Lenten common basket

April 15, 2014

With the help of the BSM World Language Department, freshman Peyton Melin spent the week of April 1 raising awareness to the community of BSM about a small city in Peru, Flores de Villa, located about 30 minutes from the capital, Lima. “Lima is a modern city with a casino,... Continue Reading

Junior establishes self as premier softball player

Junior establishes self as premier softball player

April 15, 2014

Junior captain Maddie Houlihan has come along way since first stepping up to the tee-ball plate as a young six year old. With her college future already mapped out and two years remaining as a Red Knight still to play, the University... Continue Reading

The importance of feminism can’t be ignored

The iconic Rosie the Riveter image has been a symbol of feminism since World War 2. (Ryan Applehof)

The importance of feminism can’t be ignored

April 17, 2014

I grew up with a stay at home dad. Every morning, he brushed my hair, made my lunch, and sent me off to school. In the evenings, he made dinner and folded laundry. My mom has always been the breadwinner, and I never questioned this situation––it was just how we did things. I think it is the responsibility... Continue Reading

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in latest record

The album takes influence from the sounds of the 60's and 70's, while still remain modern and fresh. (Aloe Blacc press image)

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in latest record

April 9, 2014

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in the music business with “Lift Your Spirit,” a soulful and creative album with a classy feel. His vintage sound made it more difficult for him to produce hits, but his... Continue Reading

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

Staff writer Emily Pirkl struggles through the perils of her AP Euro assignments. (Shannon O'Connor)

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

February 25, 2014

It’s 11:09 p.m. (nine minutes after my self-imposed bedtime) and I’m far from snuggling under my flannel bed sheets. By the looks of it, I will be violating my own rule for the fifth night in a row, and, judging by my track record, this won’t be the last time. I’m on Tumblr, of course. Or, at least, I was. Then I clicked on link for a YouTube... Continue Reading

SportDateTimeOpponentLocation
Boys LacrosseSat, Apr 19 5 p.m.EaganAway
BaseballMon, Apr 21 4:30 p.m.WayzataHome
Boys GolfMon, Apr 21 9 a.m.Chanhassen Invite Deer Run Golf Club
BaseballTue, Apr 22 4:15 p.m.IrondaleAway
Boys GolfTue, Apr 22 1 p.m.NSC OpponentsVictory Links Golf Course
Girls GolfTue, Apr 22 3 p.m.NSC OpponentsMajestic Oaks Golf Course
Boys LacrosseTue, Apr 22 7 p.m.St. Thomas AcademyHome
Boys TennisTue, Apr 22 4:00 p.m.FridleyFridley High School
Boys TennisWed, Apr 23 4:00 p.m.WayzataWayzata High School
BaseballThu, Apr 24 4:15 p.m.Spring Lake ParkHome
Girls GolfThu, Apr 24 3 p.m.NSC OpponentsMajestic Oaks Golf Course
Boys LacrosseThu, Apr 24 7 p.m.Blake Away
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SportDateOpponentResultW/L
Boys TennisTue, Apr 08 Columbia Heights7-0W
Boys TrackTue, Apr 08 Multiple Opponents46
Tue, Apr 08 Multiple Opponents83
Girls TrackTue, Apr 08 Multiple Opponents83
Boys TennisMon, Apr 07 Blake 3-4L
Girls BasketballSat, Mar 08 Holy Family Catholic61-66L
Girls BasketballTue, Mar 04 Mound-Westonka85-60W
Boys BasketballSat, Mar 01 Waconia60-69L
Girls BasketballFri, Feb 28 Columbia Heights84-46W
Boys HockeyWed, Feb 26 Eden Prairie2-3 2OTL
Boys BasketballTue, Feb 25 Mound-Westonka50-47W
Girls BasketballTue, Feb 25 St. Louis Park71-47W
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Roles assigned for fall play

Auditions for BSM’s fall play, “You Can’t Take It With You,” were held on Sept 8, and although they created stress for those trying to secure a role, the end result promises a hilarious rendition of writers George Kaufman and Moss Hart’s production.

“You Can’t Take It With You,” set to hit the BSM stage on Oct. 29, 30, and 31, is a story about life, romance, and an overall dysfunctional relationship between two very different families forced to try to tolerate the other.  “In one sentence: it’s a drawing room farcical play,” said junior Ned Meeker who will be playing Donald, a servant to the Sycamore family, in the upcoming performance.

Competition was tough during auditions as there were 35 people trying out for 21 roles divided between only seven girls and 14 boys.  “Auditions were very stressful.  Everybody who auditioned had a lot of talent.  I don’t think the directors had any easy decisions to make,” said Meeker.

There were even butterflies in the stomachs of the most experienced drama veterans.  “I was actually more nervous for this audition than anything else I have auditioned for,” said senior Megan Collins, who has performed in three other BSM shows.

Because the fall play is not a musical this year, those auditioning had to memorize a one minute monologue which they thought best displayed their personality.  Afterwards, the directors had them read for the part they were being considered for and started to make cuts from there, said senior Jack Tift who will be playing Paul.

Those auditioning had their work cut out for them.  Like Tift, many students rehearsed their monologues countless times, trying to reassure themselves that it didn’t matter if they got in or not.

However, the stress of trying out now being over, the cast will spend the next month living and breathing drama in order to prepare for the upcoming performance.  “Rehearsals are going well.  We are moving at a good pace, and it’s so fun to watch everyone else finding their characters,” said Collins

Both Tift and Meeker will be performing in the play alongside Collins in her role as the main female lead.  The other main character, Tony, will be played by Ben Zeman.  “The audience is in for a thrilling story involving a lot of comedy and antics,” said Tift.

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