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

The importance of feminism can’t be ignored

The iconic Rosie the Riveter image has been a symbol of feminism since World War 2. (Ryan Applehof)

The importance of feminism can’t be ignored

April 17, 2014

I grew up with a stay at home dad. Every morning, he brushed my hair, made my lunch, and sent me off to school. In the evenings, he made dinner and folded laundry. My mom has always been the breadwinner, and I never questioned this situation––it was just how we did things. I think it is the responsibility... 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
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
BaseballTue, Apr 22 4:15 p.m.IrondaleAway
Boys GolfTue, Apr 22 1 p.m.NSC OpponentsVictory Links Golf Course
Girls GolfTue, Apr 22 3 p.m.NSC OpponentsMajestic Oaks Golf Course
Boys LacrosseTue, Apr 22 7 p.m.St. Thomas AcademyHome
Boys TennisTue, Apr 22 4:00 p.m.FridleyFridley High School
Boys TennisWed, Apr 23 4:00 p.m.WayzataWayzata High School
BaseballThu, Apr 24 4:15 p.m.Spring Lake ParkHome
Girls GolfThu, Apr 24 3 p.m.NSC OpponentsMajestic Oaks Golf Course
Boys LacrosseThu, Apr 24 7 p.m.Blake Away
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.

Pentagon cover-ups: bad idea

Bernardo Vigil, A&E Editor

April 5, 2011
Filed under Opinions, The Soapbox

For anyone who doesn’t know, The Rolling Stone recently pulled a Wikileaks.  They obtained photos of American soldiers mutilating and playing with the corpses of Afghans they had killed––some of which, by the platoon’s... Read more »

Turning Libya into Iraq: bad idea

Bernardo Vigil, A&E Editor

March 24, 2011
Filed under Opinions, The Soapbox

United States military involvement in the Middle East has never really been a bad idea. In theory, taking out Al Qaida in Afghanistan and deposing a brutal dictator in Iraq is all well and good, but––much like Soviet communism... Read more »

Safe schools for All Bill should be passed

Sean Simonson, Activities editor

March 16, 2011
Filed under Opinions

I would like to think that the protection of all students regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender is universally desirable. However, after the state legislature passed the Safe Schools for All Bill in a bipartisan... Read more »

There is still time to go green

Ethan Perushek, staff writer

March 14, 2011
Filed under Opinions

We have heard it all for the past couple years, from “Our world is dying” to “It’s a myth.” While neither of those are particularly true, global warming, or “global climate change,” is real. Throughout history our... Read more »

Year round school is not an adequate solution

Matt Muenzberg, staff writer

March 12, 2011
Filed under Opinions

While there is a lively debate about how to fix the fact we are falling behind countries, such as China, in education, I don’t believe we should rework the school year schedule. I believe that we can work within the current... Read more »

Students teaching students proves uneffective

Matt Muenzberg, staff writer

March 11, 2011
Filed under Opinions

The class breaks up into groups; each group studies a specific section of the material and then teaches it to the rest of the class. Teachers love this student-teaching-student style of instruction, but they’re not doing their... Read more »

Please do stop the music

Jen Vogl, staff writer

March 10, 2011
Filed under Opinions

Jumping into my car after a long day of school, I excitedly flipped on the radio hoping to sing along to some upbeat, catchy music. However, what blared from the speakers immediately had me reaching for the dial. A lot of the... Read more »

English-only bill: bad idea

Bernardo Vigil, A&E Editor

March 7, 2011
Filed under Opinions, The Soapbox

In case you weren’t aware, this is our state motto: “L’Etoile du Nord.” Roughly translated from French, it means “The Northern Star.” Just keep that in mind, our state motto––the one that adorns our flag and... Read more »

homework policies should look to Wellness class for guidance

Mikayla Coulombe, staff writer

March 1, 2011
Filed under Opinions

For me, a normal week consists of an average of about four hours of sleep a night, ten cups of coffee, six hours of soccer, three hours of volunteering, 25 hours of homework, and an embarrassingly low amount of time for a social... Read more »