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
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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
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Salivating for The Hunger Games

Salivating for The Hunger Games

Lions Gate Entertainment

With its oppressive government, bleak districts, and barbaric entertainment Panem is an world easily imagined and incredibly deep.

There was void left in the world of major fantasy series after the Harry Potter series finished up a few years ago and the movies ended last summer. And that is where Suzanne Collins and her best-selling “Hunger Games” and her dark world of Panem comes in. With its oppressive government, bleak districts, and barbaric entertainment Panem is an world easily imagined and incredibly deep.

“The Hunger Games” takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where “The Capitol” runs everything with 12 outlying districts doing all the dirty work. And each year in order to show their power, they force two kids, one boy and one girl, from each district to be placed in the hunger games.

The games are the deadly entertainment for the residents of the Capitol, where they watch the “Tributes” battle to the death in the massive arena filled with landscapes, traps, beasts and more. Katniss Everdeen is chosen as one of the districts from district 12, and this is her story of the games.

Gary Ross was given the nod to direct the “Hunger Games.” Most of his films that he have previously directed have more of the optimistic feel such as“Seabiscut” and “Big.” Which makes this film somewhat of a departure for him because “The Hunger Games” is extremely dark. He also co-wrote the script with Susan Collins, the author of the novels.

The Actors:

Katniss Everdeen has become the next big literary icon and to find the right actress to portray her was the most important part of the pre-production stages of the film. And they found easily one of the most talented young actresses on the scene right now, Jennifer Lawrence. Her breakout came in 2010 with her part in “Winter’s Bone” in which she received the nomination for Best Actress at the Academy Awards.

Her talent has been widely regarded and her beauty is highly regarded as well. This makes her the ideal choice for Katniss. This is not her first time donning more of an action role as well, since she played Mystique in last summer’s “X-men: First Class.”

Katniss’ teammate in the books was Peeta Melark, the quiet baker’s son, who becomes her only connection to home in the arena. Peeta will be played by Josh Hutcherson, who has been in some more kids movies, “Bridge to Terabithia” “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” but has started to become a more serious actor, as shown in his role in “The Kids are Alright,” which makes him an apt choice for Peeta.

Gale, Katneiss’ other heartthrob will be played by Liam Hemsworth, who other than being handsome and being related to Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) has no real stardom yet, which makes “The Hunger Games” more of a proving grounds for him than the other actors. Now we get to the bit of of wacky, yet hopefully inspired casting.

Cinna, Katniss’ designer and calm confidante will be portrayed by Lenny Kravitz, which is random choice since he is known for acting, but in all of the released footage and photos he seems to be portraying the character well and has an immense screen presence.

The other two major supporting roles are played by Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harelson, who play Effie Trinket and Haymitch Abernathy respectively. Effie is the kid’s peppy and superficial publicist and Haymitch is their drunken and melancholy mentor. Each of these have smaller roles but both end up being quite influential. The film also features actors such as, Stanley Tucci (Margin Call), Wes Bentely (The Four Feathers), and Donald Sutherland (Pride and Prejudice).

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