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

Senior looks to continue acting at prestigious institute

Since his first performance in the BSM eighth grade production of "Annie," Faber has dedicated his life to singing, dancing, and acting, which ultimately landed him at Tisch School of Arts. (Dasia Davenport)

Senior looks to continue acting at prestigious institute

April 14, 2014

After refreshing his web page for hours, senior Danny Faber spotted a green box in the corner of his screen, informing him of his acceptance into the musical theater program at Tisch School of the Arts. “For a moment I didn’t know what had happened and my whole body started shaking, it was emotionally... 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 LacrosseThu, Apr 17 7 p.m.Spring Lake ParkAway
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 17 7 p.m.Spring Lake ParkHome
Boys TennisThu, Apr 17 4:00 p.m.Robbinsdale ArmstrongArmstrong High School
Boys TrackThu, Apr 17 4:00 p.m.Multiple OpponentsFridely
Girls TrackThu, Apr 17 4:00 p.m.Multiple OpponentsFridely
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
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.
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
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

Crazy cat bites girl

The Schiks’ house, to me, is nothing more than a treacherous cavern that houses the world’s most atrocious, evil, and conniving cat: Smokey a.k.a. Fumar. This horrendously overweight gray cat has become one of my greatest fears.

Looking more like an electrocuted dog, Fumar scares almost anyone, but he has done more than frighten me. This cat or demon cat-dog has injured me both physically and emotionally. He’s haunted my dreams at night and has made my days at the Schiks’ house a living nightmare.

On a summer afternoon spent relaxing in the Schiks’ house, Kelsey and I decided to sit on the couch and watch TV. For some reason we were both at the house when the Schik family was not actually there, but at the time this didn’t bother us at all. That is, until, Fumar attacked.

My feet dangled over the edge of the couch and my eyes were fixed on the TV so I didn’t happen to notice Fumar strolling by. If I would have, this incident may never have occurred, for I would have pointed and shouted “get away you dang dog,” which would have immediately sent him running. But, because of my oblivion, Fumar managed to sink his fangs into my innocent big toe as he nonchalantly walked past the couch.

I raged with anger, wishing I had a pitchfork, but I decided to be the bigger person/creature and use my words instead of violence. This incident, however, marked the end of my civil relationship with Fumar.

From then on, Fumar was no more to me than an unwanted house rodent, and I proceeded to make that very clear. An ordinary Saturday night spent in the kingdom of this evil beast became a night of standing on the bed and refusing to get off until the “thing” was out of the basement, running away as the “monster” chased me in the kitchen, screaming demeaning insults at the hairy beast, and scoping out the scene before entering a room.

The worst part, though, was that my friend, the owner of the cat, didn’t understand why I thought the cat was the devil, up until recently at least. She too witnessed for herself, the monumental occasion when Fumar, the Lord of the Underworld, lunged from the floor onto the table, landing on Kelsey’s plate of pancakes. This proved that Fumar was a truly mythical evil beast.

My solution: Fumar should be kept on a leash.

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