Accreditation team visits to evaluate BSM

BSM's Principal Dr. Sue Skinner visits with one of the members of the accreditation team as they evaluate the school. Accreditation happens on a five year basis in order to ensure BSM is focused on creating an environment that lives up to the best practice in education. (Taya Rettler)

Accreditation team visits to evaluate BSM

April 24, 2014

On Wednesday April 23, a team of Accreditation members visited BSM to perform an evaluation that takes place every five years. The evaluation's purpose is to make sure that BSM is continuously focused on creating an environment that lives up to the best practice in education. The accreditation process takes place after BSM fills out a self report... Continue Reading

Both boys and girls golf teams look forward to a solid season

Due to cold weather, the golf team has been forced to practice inside. (Taya Rettler)

Both boys and girls golf teams look forward to a solid season

April 22, 2014

After practicing indoors due to the weather for the past two months hitting balls and getting their form down, the girls’ and boys’ golf teams are ready to start their seasons. When the teams began playing outside, they played nine holes while focusing on putting and driving. “I believe that we have a lot of strong and talented players on the... Continue Reading

Senior engages in his passion for cinematography

Nevells has been quickly earning a reputation as a skilled filmmaker at BSM. (Keenan Schember)

Senior engages in his passion for cinematography

April 24, 2014

On March 30th, BSM senior Mack Nevells won the award for best high school director in the midwest. The award was given by NATAS, or the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the same group that hosts the Emmy... Continue Reading

Craft making options abound in the Twin Cities

Craft making options abound in the Twin Cities

April 22, 2014

Fired Up Tucked away in a spacious warehouse near the University of Minnesota, Fired Up, the pottery creation shop, provides a sculpting experience unlike any other. Potters of all skill levels, including newcomers,... Continue Reading

Paint your plate provides a fun and colorful environment for guest to realease their creativity and enjoy painting a unique pottery piece. (Taylor Blad)

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 GolfFri, Apr 25 TBDTBDEdinburgh USA
Boys TennisFri, Apr 25 4:15 p.m.Holy AngelsValley View Playfield (Bloomington)
Boys TrackFri, Apr 25 3:30 p.m.Moore RelaysBenilde-St. Margaret's
Girls GolfFri, Apr 25 3:30 p.m.Moore RelaysBenilde-St. Margaret's
BaseballSat, Apr 26 12 p.m.EdinaAway
BaseballMon, Apr 28 6:30 p.m.St. Louis ParkAway
Boys GolfMon, Apr 28 11 a.m.NSC OpponentsBunker Hills Golf Course
Girls GolfMon, Apr 28 11 a.m.NSC OpponentsBunker Hills Golf Course
Boys TennisMon, Apr 28 4:00 p.m.Robbinsdale ArmstrongArmstrong High School
Tue, Apr 29 12 p.m.Elk River InviteElk River Country Club
Boys TennisTue, Apr 29 4:00 p.m.IrondaleIrondale High School
BaseballWed, Apr 30 4:15 p.m.Robbinsdale CooperAway
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.
SportDateOpponentResultW/L
BaseballSat, Apr 19 Totino-Grace2-1W
Boys LacrosseSat, Apr 19 Eagan14-15L
Boys LacrosseThu, Apr 17 Spring Lake Park17-4W
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 17 Spring Lake Park17-3W
Boys TrackThu, Apr 17 Multiple OpponentsCANCEL
Girls TrackThu, Apr 17 Multiple OpponentsCANCEL
BaseballTue, Apr 15 Fridley5-1W
Boys GolfTue, Apr 15 NSC Opponents2nd Place
Boys LacrosseTue, Apr 15 Eden Prairie8-7W
Girls LacrosseTue, Apr 15 Columbia Heights15-1W
Boys TennisTue, Apr 15 Totino-Grace7-0W
Girls GolfMon, Apr 14 BSM/Red Knight InviteCANCEL
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

Revoke of charity’s license would hurt city

Many BSM students have volunteered at Sharing and Caring Hands by serving meals to the homeless, elderly, and mentally ill. However, the city of Minneapolis has considered revoking the organization’s restaurant license due to the amount of drug dealing and delinquency they believe takes place.

Mary Jo Copeland has been running Sharing and Caring Hands for 23 years and serves more than 4,000 meals per week. Thousands of homeless Minnesotans rely on her services for warm meals and a sense of stability.

Copeland believes that the city is trying to drive out the homeless due to Sharing and Caring Hands close proximity to the new Twins Stadium.
Regardless of the city’s true reasoning behind it, by revoking the charity’s restaurant license, the city is eliminating thousands of homeless Minnesotans’ food supplies.

With the economy on a downward spiral and increases in housing and food prices, a program like Sharing and Caring Hands is needed now more than ever. Without Copeland’s organization many will find it difficult to get a warm meal on a day to day basis.

Since Copeland has publicly agreed to follow any reasonable security policies to be implemented by the city, there is no reason why her license should be taken away.Sharing and Caring Hands has had a positive effect on the Minneapolis community. Not only has it offered food and comfort for the homeless, but many people are given the opportunity to volunteer at its facilities.

Many BSM students have enjoyed the experience of working at Sharing and Caring Hands. The organization has always been a great outlet for service opportunities, and by revoking the restaurant license the city of Minneapolis will lose one of its most successful charity programs for fighting poverty and homelessness.

While the city is trying to work with Mary Jo Copeland to keep her open, the future of Sharing and Caring Hands is still in flux. The city and Copeland are continuing to work to find a solution that would keep Sharing and Caring Hands open, but, hopefully, with less crime.

Hopefully both parties will cooperate and come up with an agreement that will be beneficial for the people who really need the organization’s support. If not, the city of Minneappolis could have a larger problem with homelessness and poverty.

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One Response to “Revoke of charity’s license would hurt city”

  1. Dr. Skinner on May 1st, 2008 8:38 pm

    Dear KE Editors – Thank you for writing about this important topic. I share your opinion that Sharing and Caring Hands is an important ministry that serves a great need in Minneapolis. As a Catholic woman, I take seriously the challenge from the United States Bishops to always consider first the needs of the poor and vulnerable. Nice job KE! Thanks – Dr. Skinner

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