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
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
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 24 7 p.m.EdinaHome
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.

Students nominated for triple A scholarship award

Students nominated for triple A scholarship award

Shannon Cron

Seniors Julie Flannery and Nils Swensen were nominated for the Triple A award.

Receiving nominations for the 2011 Triple A award, seniors Nils Swenson and Julie Flannery are proud to be recognized for their outstanding work in the classroom, athletic arena, and in the area of fine arts.

Flannery said she feels accomplished, especially since she sincerely cares about her activities. “I figured I had a decent shot, considering there aren’t that many people who participate in sports and arts while still having a high GPA,” said Flannery.

Put on the by the Minnesota State High School League, the award seeks students who participate and excel in all three areas and awards the finalist a four-year $1000 scholarship. “We go through a list of students, pick out those who are eligible, and then consult the students’ coaches and counselors,” said Director of Alumni Relations Ms. Mary Fran O’Keefe, who helps to select the BSM candidates.

Participating in varsity swimming, debate, speech, as well as maintaining a high GPA, Swenson has a strong will to learn and succeed. “I stay conscience of learning,” said Swenson. “I’m not going to waste my time in school if I’m not learning anything, so I continue to do the homework and score well on the tests so that I know that I am still acquiring knowledge that could be useful in the future.”

Flannery thrives on the variety of her schedule, which includes varsity softball and speech. “I’m the kind of person who needs to be busy,” said Flannery. “I like being involved in many activities, so I don’t get bored from spending all my time on one thing.”

Throughout all of her involvement, the arts prove to be Flannery’s favorite “A.” “Art is something I do purely for enjoyment,” said Flannery. “Art classes are relaxing for me, I love the independence of receiving a project and then being able to work on it on your own time, however you want to go about it.”

Swenson and Flannery first heard of their nomination on the 6th hour announcements. “When I went to pick up my message, Ms. O’Keefe handed me the nomination form,” said Flannery. “I had to fill out an application and write some essays.”

The finalist from each region will soon be selected Minnesota State High School League regional secretary (one boy and one girl from each region). “I would be happy if I won,” said Swenson. “It’s always nice to get scholarships to help pay for college.”

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