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

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
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
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
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.

Funky to Formal brings fashion and fun

Funky to Formal, holding its ninth annual fashion show, shopping bazaar, and luncheon, raised over $10,000 for BSM this year. Out of the four social events hosted by the Parent Association, Funky to Formal is the only fund-raising event.  All the money raised goes to the Parent Association and funds various school activities and scholarships.

Funky to Formal started off as a a dress swap and a way for girls to sell their dresses that they weren’t going to wear again.  But Cathy Terp and Kathy Gillman, who first chaired this event, faced problems. “Less and less girls actually wanted to get rid of their dresses, and they just wanted to buy new ones,” said Terp.

The name “Funky to Formal” came about as the event continued to grow and change–some of the dresses were the girls’ old ones that had been used (Funky) and then they began bringing in other stores and brand new dresses (Formal).

The Parent Association chose to do a fashion show because it was such a unique fundraiser compared to their other ones. “They thought it would be a great community building activity: bringing together girls, moms, grandmas, and friends for a common cause,” said Terp.

Today Funky to Formal still brings people together: from the 68 students who walked the runway, to the sold out crowd of mothers, daughters, and alumni that came for the show. “I usually model in it, but this year I went with my mom to watch and it was so much fun,” said junior Annalisa Huge.

The event was equally as fun for the student models who walked the run way in the latest trends from stores such as Banana Republic, Pink Champagne, and even the Spirit Shop.  Her first time in the show, freshman Taylor Kenyon loved everything about it. “The practices were actually really fun, the shopping was good, and I loved my outfit,” said Kenyon.

Her enthusiasm was shared by other models who do it because they love how much fun walking in the show is. “My favorite part was the catwalk, when I am up there I feel like a strong, independent, beautiful woman and I also like having all the attention be on me,” said junior Maddie Bergh.

But the senior models in the show feel that they had the most fun, “We got to wear two outfits and were started and ended the show which was really fun, but it was also sad because we realized this was the last time we would ever do it,” said senior Tricia Eagan.

This year the fashion show was switched from its previous location in the Haben Center to the Great Hall. This transition was made so that the vendors could set up in the Commons which created a lot more space for the bazaar and allowed 35 vendors to come this year. ”It was a little smaller in the Great Hall, but I really liked the new shopping space because there was so much more stuff and it was organized a lot better,” said Annalisa Huge.

With mittens, jewelry, clothes, items for the home, and baked goods the 35 different vendors provided something for almost everyone there. “We have really great timing with this event,” said parent volunteer Mrs. Lisa Walsh, “The organized women who like to get their holiday shopping done early love it.”

Funky to Formal is a tradition that lets girls have fun and feel good about shopping since it’s for a good cause: “[Funky to Formal] is a tradition that will certainly continue at BSM because it excels in its purpose of raising money and bringing the community together through a day of fun,” said Terp.

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