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
BaseballWed, Apr 16 4:15 p.m.Totino-GraceHome
Boys GolfWed, Apr 16 12 p.m.Prior Lake InviteThe Wilds Golf Course
Girls GolfWed, Apr 16 3 p.m.NSC OpponentsMajestic Oaks Golf Course
Boys TennisWed, Apr 16 4:15 p.m.OronoOrono High School
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
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.

Senior leaves for second semester

Second semester senior year is notorious for being the easiest and most fun time of high school. However, senior Carmen Aguirre will not be joining her classmates for the end of high school and will be graduating from the National Sports Academy.

The choice to leave BSM in the middle of senior year was one that took a lot of thought. “I have known about this offer since the weekend after Thanksgiving, but I did not make my decision until Wednesday before I went on winter break,” said Aguirre.

Aguirre chose to make the switch in order to play hockey with the NSA team and to become more recognized by colleges. “I am leaving to pursue my dream of playing Division I hockey,” said Aguirre. She has played with the team since November and with the switch hopes to improve her hockey skills and obtain possible scholarships offers.

The National Sports Academy is in Lake Placid, New York, and Aguirre will be living on campus in a dorm room. The NSA is not a college, although it strongly depicts what college life will be like. “The school is basically like a college, the [average size of classes] are six to eight [students] so there is a lot of student-teacher interaction,” said Aguirre.

Even though Aguirre is mainly going for hockey, NSA is also a rigorous academic school. At NSA, the academic classes take place at night while sports practices take place in the morning. “You start in the morning at eight with practice; then at ten you work out. After workout you go to lunch and then classes from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The school gives every student a free hour and a study hall to help them finish their homework and they have Fridays off of school as well as two weeks of spring break,” said Aguirre.

Aguirre is excited about embarking on her new adventure, but insists that she will still miss BSM. “I will be sad for a number of reasons but I am very excited to go at the same time. I will be sad I am leaving all the wonderful teachers I have had in my past four years, they have made my experience such a positive one and have furthered me to deepen my learning. I will also miss my friends and classmates. [They] are all very supportive and good people I am sad I am not able to walk with [them] at graduation after three really great years, but I will think of [them] when I walk mine.”

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