The student news site of Benilde-St. Margaret's School in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Rave: Students Carrying Tissues

Adam Bilski, Staff Writer

January 18, 2013

Filed under Rants & Raves

I don’t care if it’s flu season or not, but there is nothing smarter than carrying around three tissues in your pocket. It is very important to be ready to tackle the worst, most embarrassing moments. You never know when the... Read more »

Rant: Retainer Announcements

Rachel Hogen, Staff Writer

January 16, 2013

Filed under Rants & Raves

Announcements have quite the range to them, but seriously people, I really don’t need to hear about your dental hygiene problems over the announcements. Not only is it disgusting that you left the retainer probably where everyone... Read more »

Balancing Catholicism with political views

Liza Magill, Opinions Editor

January 15, 2013

Filed under Opinions

As a Catholic, I, according to societal standards, must agree with the Catholic Church on every issue, political or religious. But for me, this is not the case. And I am not alone––thousands around the state of Minnesota and... Read more »

Rave: Seafood

Jason Kang, Staff Writer

January 15, 2013

Filed under Rants & Raves

Seafood has everything to complete an elegant meal. The salty, seawater scent of sizzling fish naturally makes me drool and overindulge myself. The taste of soft flesh with just enough oil and a hint of lemon melts effortlessly... Read more »

Rant: Classroom Without Tissues

Adam Bilski, Staff Writer

January 14, 2013

Filed under Rants & Raves

It’s the middle of the final exam, the end of the semester, and your grade depends on this one test. And then this chill hits the air, your eyes begin to cringe, and the sensation in your nose becomes overwhelmed with the visible... Read more »

Staff Editorial: Students would benefit from current events classes

January 11, 2013

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

The world around us constantly changes and shifts, creating the environment that our generation will inherit in a number of years. Unfortunately, many students at BSM are completely unaware of the workings of our world, and the... Read more »

Rave: Persian Cats

Jason Kang, Staff Writer

January 11, 2013

Filed under Rants & Raves

Persian cats cannot be described as just pets. Covered with gentle, luxurious, flowing coats, they naturally stand out in front of other breeds and engage the eyes of purr-addicts and pet-lovers. Their tender physique attracts... Read more »

Indian gang rape: governments need to show more attention to women’s rights

Liza Magill, Opinions Editor

January 10, 2013

Filed under Opinions

Halfway around the world in New Delhi, a 23-year old Indian woman was severely beaten, raped, and left on the side of the road on December 16. The woman died six days later in Singapore hospital because of health complications. This devastating tragedy makes it imperative for the Indian g... Read more »

Rant: Nutella

Sofie Madden, Staff Writer

January 9, 2013

Filed under Rants & Raves

Although I do love Nutella as much as the next person, many advertisements of Nutella falsely state that the snack is “a healthy alternative to peanut butter.” However, just two tablespoons of Nutella is 200 calories, 21 grams... Read more »

Awards encourage effort towards future success

Sarah Karels, Staff Writer

January 7, 2013

Filed under Opinions

As a sickly, scrawny, asthmatic sixth grader, crossing the finish line of the mile was an accomplishment for me. I didn’t get a medal, or a trophy, yet I was proud. I had accomplished something that was hard, and I had worked... Read more »

Awards praise mediocrity rather than true success

Arthur Boyle, Staff Writer

January 7, 2013

Filed under Opinions

When I was around 7, I competed in ski races with about 20 other kids for one of ten ribbons. It took me until I was 10 to finally win one. When I was 10, I moved into a more competitive group of about 100 kids, and didn’t even... Read more »

Rant: Lesser versus fewer

Adam Bilski, Staff Writer

January 7, 2013

Filed under Rants & Raves

We are clearly the best school in the metro because our teachers are fewer strict than other teachers and we do less hours of homework than other students at different schools. We have less days of school than Totino-Grace. There... Read more »

Recent tragedies show need for stricter gun control laws

Anna McCloskey, Staff Writer

December 20, 2012

Filed under Opinions

Newtown, Connecticut; Aurora, Colorado, and other gun related incidents represent a morbid but imperative call to action. Gun violence in this country has reached a point where we must act, or risk the pressing consequences. The... Read more »

Staff Editorial: BSM should prioritize all state tournaments

December 10, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorial

No matter the sport, qualifying for the state tournament represents the culmination of achievement for any player or team. State allows players to display and receive recognition for their hard work, often times numerous years... Read more »

Affirmative action brings needed diversity to schools

Giulia Imholte, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2012

Filed under Opinions

When I began the college process, I came to the decision that, after attending Catholic grade school and high school, I did not want to enroll for another four years at a heavily Catholic college. The education I have received... Read more »