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 »

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

Liza Magill, Opinions Editor

January 10, 2013

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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... Read more »

Awards encourage effort towards future success

Sarah Karels, Staff Writer

January 7, 2013

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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

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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 »

Recent tragedies show need for stricter gun control laws

Anna McCloskey, Staff Writer

December 20, 2012

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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

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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

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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 »

President deserves respect, no matter the party

Laura Shannon, Features Editor

November 13, 2012

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People have the right to an opinion. They also have the right, granted in the First Amendment, to express this opinion. However, just because they have the right to share their belief does not mean they should––especially... Read more »