Staff Editorial: Cell phone policy needs to be updated

February 1, 2013

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The issue of cell phone use in the classroom is not new, but the way that BSM approaches this policy needs to be altered. The school needs to change its cell phone policy to adapt to the changing needs of its student body. While... Read more »

Christian Rock artist’s presentation was entertaining and engaging

Taylor Rogers and Rachel Zierden

February 1, 2013

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With great music, group participation, and laughter amongst students, John Angotti’s presentation proved to be really enjoyable and engaging. As we gathered in the Great Hall, we weren’t expecting much but the usual speaker... Read more »

Assembly speaker fails to connect with over-dramatic approach

Anna McCloskey, Staff Writer

January 29, 2013

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During this morning’s performance by Memphis-based singer John Angotti, I couldn’t help but feel underwhelmed as the dramatics played out before my eyes. Laced with clichés, the event was difficult to take seriously, as it... Read more »

BSM should hold off on teaching Chinese language

Kate Whitney, Staff Writer

January 25, 2013

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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 »

Inappropriate chants represent BSM poorly

Jackie Scherer, Managing Editor

January 23, 2013

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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

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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 »

Two part final exams shouldn’t fill modified schedule

Adam Bilski, Staff Writer

January 18, 2013

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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 »

Balancing Catholicism with political views

Liza Magill, Opinions Editor

January 15, 2013

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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 »

Staff Editorial: Students would benefit from current events classes

January 11, 2013

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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 »