Partnership with PRI gives greater meaning to recycling

A recycler does her work in the area between the cafeteria and the loading dock. The work done by these individuals is crucial to the operations of the school. (Celia Smithmier)

Partnership with PRI gives greater meaning to recycling

April 23, 2014

They can be found carting dishes in the cafeteria, collecting paper from classroom recycling bins throughout the school, or hanging out in their nook between the cafeteria and loading dock, removing the lids from each individual Gatorade bottle disposed of at lunchtime. Led by Kate Thersleff, these workers come from Partnership... 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

Bowling prodigy: junior achieves perfect score for second time

Bowling a perfect 300 requires pristine physical talent and an unbreakable mindset. (Madeline Rockhold)

Bowling prodigy: junior achieves perfect score for second time

April 22, 2014

The no hitter, the hat trick, and the triple-double are what every athlete strives to accomplish. They require pristine physical talent and an unbreakable mindset, but one achievement is often left off of the list: bowling a perfect 300. For BSM junior Joe Kleven, this dream has become... 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
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
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 24 7 p.m.EdinaHome
Boys TennisThu, Apr 24 4:00 p.m.Spring Lake ParkAquilla Park (St. Louis Park)
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
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.

Oil change

I had to get my oil changed, so I dropped off my car and I walked into the service station. I scanned the room for an open table. There it was, the only one. I walked over to it and started to work on my Spanish homework.

After about five minutes, a rather corpulent woman walked into the room, sat down, and pulled out her knitting. A couple of minutes later, I was startled by something that sounded similar to a werewolf with a hairball. I looked up, unaware that there was a full moon tonight, only to find that it was not a werewolf, but the corpulent woman. She had been clearing her throat––something she continued to do every thirty seconds.

All this time there is a woman who paces back and forth behind me until she finally grabs a chair, pulls it out, sits down and begins to interrogate me. She demanded answers to questions such as why I was here, accusing me of getting into an accident when the reality was that I only needed an oil change.

She then asked me how long I had been driving, and the conversation then turned to how old I was — the lady, assuming I was nineteen, was surprised to hear that I hadn’t even had my license for a year. After a momentary spaz attack she began showering me with compliments. “Oh, well I thought you were at least nineteen – you are the prettiest girl I have ever met – you’re just gorgeous,” she said.

Stunned by the all around awkwardness of this situation, I sat there in silence. The knitting werewolf cleared her throat quickly three times in rapid succession.

After that she proceeded to argue with a salesman about the price offered for her car. After five minutes of heated argument she finally settled for $500. Expecting her to leave I continued working on my homework, when suddenly she turned to me and began to complain about her unsatisfactory transaction.

“Those people are just so stingy, all they care about is their money. In fact I bought the car from these people — I knew this guy because I was dating his niece…anyway I just had to do it — I’m in a hurry to move to a different state,” she said. Then suddenly she shoved her chair back and started smelling her shirt. “I’m sorry, I smell really bad,” she said. Then she picked up her stuff and left.

Well I’m not exactly sure what to make of the encounter. I don’t know if she was hitting on me or just trying to find a new look so that the authorities can’t find her in her new life in her new state. The one thing that I learned is to never get your oil changed at night––you don’t know what lurks in the depths of the service station, whether it be werewolves or a crazy fugitive woman.

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