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

Rant: Cool Weather

Taylor Rogers, Staff Writer

January 27, 2013

Filed under Rants & Raves

As students pull into the junior parking lot in the middle of the winter while the snow is falling and the temperature is below zero, they stay in their car as long as possible to avoid the long, chilly walk to the building. To... Read more »

BSM should hold off on teaching Chinese language

Kate Whitney, Staff Writer

January 25, 2013

Filed under Opinions

I sat down at the small wooden table in the dining room of my teacher’s house. In front of me were flashcards, a pencil, sheets of paper, a whiteboard and a box of dry erase markers. My confidence slowly disappeared as I realized... Read more »

Rant: Pineapple

Jackie Lawyer, Staff Writer

January 25, 2013

Filed under Rants & Raves

Pineapples displease me on multiple levels. First of all, their interior color: yellow is falsely cheery. It’s the signature color of a poorly functioning liver. Secondly, every time I eat pineapple my tongue ends up throbbing... Read more »

Rant: Unprepared Teachers

Anna McClosky, Staff Writer

January 24, 2013

Filed under Rants & Raves

Upon my arrival in any class throughout the day, I hope for an engaging lesson from my teacher. With this comes the expectation that my teacher has done their homework, just as I have mine. To my dismay, teachers occasionally... Read more »

Inappropriate chants represent BSM poorly

Jackie Scherer, Managing Editor

January 23, 2013

Filed under Opinions

In my high school experience, I have attended at least ten state tournaments representing the Benilde-St. Margaret’s Red Knights. The energy and electricity of the boys’ state hockey tournament last year can’t compare to... Read more »

Cheers create fun game atmosphere for all

Rachel Zierden, Staff Writer

January 23, 2013

Filed under Opinions

Even people who don’t like sports enjoy going to BSM sports games, not to be spectators, but to be fans. The student section for BSM has recently been adding new and interesting cheers to chant at the games, and despite what... Read more »

Rant: Twinkies

Christine Silikowski, Staff Writer

January 22, 2013

Filed under Rants & Raves

Twinkie are the bulkiest, disgustingly juiciest, most heart attack–prone snack that I have ever tasted in my life. I couldn’t think of a more unappealing way to gain 50 pounds in a day. You wonder why this company went bankrupt?... Read more »

Rant: Walking In From the Junior Lot

Taylor Rogers, Staff Writer

January 21, 2013

Filed under Rants & Raves

As students pull into the junior parking lot in the middle of the winter while the snow is falling and the temperature is below zero, they stay in their car as long as possible to avoid the walk to the building. Students have... Read more »

Rave: Snacks

Christine Silikowski, Staff Writer

January 20, 2013

Filed under Rants & Raves

There is nothing better than walking into a class, expecting a long, boring lecture, and seeing a container filled with treats. Even though bringing treats to school is somewhat elementary, only for birthdays, and rarely done,... Read more »

Rant: Sparkles

Jackie Lawyer, Staff Writer

January 19, 2013

Filed under Rants & Raves

When the seemingly innocent embellishments catch the light, they blind everyone with their powerful rays and leave their victims dazed and confused. I don’t have enough willpower to look away whenever sparkles are in my presence.... Read more »

Two part final exams shouldn’t fill modified schedule

Adam Bilski, Staff Writer

January 18, 2013

Filed under Opinions

Teachers are taking advantage of the modified schedule this week by making two part finals. Because classes all vary in length, some class periods last thirty minutes and others are sixty minutes long. Many teachers have decided... Read more »

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 »