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
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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
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Freshmen collect record amounts in annual food drive

Freshmen collect record amounts in annual food drive

Emily Kruse

Freshmen enjoyed their time going house to house collecting food.

Freshman Alan Garcia recently spent a Friday night with some of his classmates, going door-to-door down the streets of North Minneapolis, collecting food for the local food shelf, PRISM. Alan Garcia, along with the rest of the freshman class, broke a school record and had the opportunity to meet new classmates while giving back to the community.

This year’s freshmen collected the greatest amount of canned foods for PRISM of any freshman class in the history of the school’s participation. “[We collected] 4,280 pounds. We broke the record of 4,170 pounds, which had stood for three years,” said Ms. May Lane, theology teacher.

Freshmen found many benefits in the experience, including the chance to build relationships while helping others. “It was nice to get to know more of the freshman class, especially the girls, and it felt good to give back to the community,” said Garcia.

Freshmen participation is essential to the food drive’s success and the growth of the community. “It’s important for 3 different [reasons]. [Firstly], it builds awareness of the need in the community, and it also builds awareness of serving others. Secondly, it builds the community of the 9th graders. Thirdly, it shows the community what BSM is about. People see the students in BSM apparel collecting food, and they get a sense of what’s important to us at BSM,” said Mr. Zach Zeckser, theology teacher.

Not only does the event provide a fun social outing for students, but also teaches them an important lesson. “Students learn about the importance of helping, loving, and caring for others who are less fortunate, just as Jesus did. We must put our faith into action, we have to live it. The freshman food drive allows students to do that,” said Ms. Lane.

Teachers prepare weeks before by incorporating the food drive into the lessons they teach. “The ninth grade theology teachers synthesize the food drive with their theology curriculum. We prepare a good deal for the event by bringing it into discussions about concepts such as inspiration, revelation, discernment, and vocation,” said Mr. Zeckser.

Not only does the success of the event rely on students and teachers, but also on the generosity of the parents. “It went very well. Students were excited about it, and parents were generous in offering their time. We needed 45 [parents] to drive close to 220 freshmen to various neighborhoods,” said Ms. Lane.

The Freshtival, a school organized party for freshmen and link crew leaders, awaited the BSM students when they returned to the school after their hard work with the food drive. “It was so much fun. We did face paintings, [and] there was pie throwing, darts, basketball, four square, DDR, Wii, toss bean bags at cups, and card games,” said Link Crew leader Jennifer Roberts.

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