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
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.

Catastrophes with the Kardashians

Catastrophes with the Kardashians

Rachel Lais

Kellen's heart is broken, just like Kim

Being a hardcore fan of the Kardashians for years (I faithfully watch it every Sunday night), I didn’t think that their lives could get any more exciting. In May, 2011, that all changed when Kim announced her engagement to NBA player Kris Humphries. When I heard the news and saw the 20.5 carat ring on her finger, I was ecstatic. I knew that this meant more of my Sunday nights were going to be spent watching my favorite reality family.

The months that led up to the big day were very busy for me. I barely had a free moment, from deciding what the perfect gift would be to send to the couple, to my daily visits to Lake Minnetonka, checking to see if Kim and Kris were in town to congratulate them, and leaving letters in Kris’s mailbox, fully adorned with my address so he could send my invitation. Alright, I might be exaggerating a bit. But I did check online daily for any updates on the wedding.

I pencilled in when Kim’s fairytale wedding special was and canceled all other activities for that day. I even made my very own countdown calendar surrounded with pictures of the couple and gleefully marked off every day. I felt like a little kid waiting for Christmas. The day finally arrived––from Kim’s three Vera Wang dresses, to the $2.5 million diamond headpiece she wore, it was all beautiful.

The next few weeks after the release of “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding” left no clues of problems between the couple. I woke up Halloween morning, excited for my day. I read a headline from “E!” on Twitter: “Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries divorcing.” My world came crashing down. So, I immediately tweeted Kim to offer my support.

Within minutes of the breaking news, Twitter was blowing up with tweets and trends, and one that caught on quickly was: “#ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage.” It was a bit hurtful, but I had to admit it was entertaining.

#ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage: “The life of my blackberry bold,” “Her fairy tale wedding special,” “Her reality television series,” “Taylor Swift’s speech before Kanye interrupted her,” “That awkward pause Dora takes after asking a question,” “#ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage has spent more time trending than Kim’s marriage lasted,” “Kim and Kris’s engagement,” “The NBA lockout,” and “The average lifespan of a goldfish.”

Since the news of the separation, I’ve been trying my best to cope and move on. The eight-hour cry session I had in my room the other night was my first step toward recovery. However, it’s still hard not to break down whenever I overhear someone talking about it in the hallway. So if you see me, please don’t mention it.

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