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Coping with loss

Coping with loss

Erin Long, Staff Writer
March 17
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Loss is something that everyone will experience at one point in their life. For some, it can come sooner, while for others it could come much later, but nevertheless, loss is painful, tragic, and heartbreaking. In the end, coping and dealing with loss can end up defining a person and a community....

15 Minutes with the Archbishop: a Knight Errant Q&A

15 Minutes with the Archbishop: a Knight Errant Q&A

Leo Driessen, Online Editor-in-Chief
March 7
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KE: How do you handle the responsibility of being a leader for Catholic education in the Twin Cities? BH: “I’ve been really impressed with the schools here in the archdiocese both in the numbers and in vitality. I haven’t had the opportunity to go to [BSM] yet, but I look forward to th...

What is the future of education?

What is the future of education?

Abby Letscher, Features Editor
February 24
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In 1996, IBM’s computer program Deep Blue won a chess game against world champion chess player Garry Kasparov. While Deep Blue would go on to lose the match, the implication of this win was clear: technology is evolving rapidly. One year later Deep Blue beat Kasparov. Since then, technology has progres...

Honors and AP classes: furthering education or stress?

Honors and AP classes: furthering education or stress?

Erin Long and Mary Youngblut
January 29
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Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses allow one to learn at a higher level, but it sometimes comes with the cost of late night studying, hours spent on homework, intense stress and less time with friends. Conventional wisdom is that advanced classes help students to better prepare for college, but...

Trends in the colleges BSM graduates attend

Trends in the colleges BSM graduates attend

Jack Beutz, Staff Writer
January 25
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At BSM, the college choice more commonly lies in the question of where rather than if. As is typical of a college preparatory school, BSM strives to build a direct link between high school and collegiate lifestyle. The class of 2016 was no exception to the college preparatory cycle by sending 208 stud...

BSM post-election cycle: where do we go from here?

BSM post-election cycle: where do we go from here?

Elizabeth Kupchella, Online Features Editor
January 24
Filed under FEATURES, In-Depth, MULTIMEDIA, Showcase

“The relationship that existed with Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should serve as a guide for all. Brilliant Supreme Court Justices with polar opposition political and judicial beliefs; yet, they were dear friends." –– Mr. Pauly

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Getting prepped at prep school

Getting prepped at prep school

Elizabeth Kupchella, Online Features Editor
December 19
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

It feels imminent, urgent, and confusing all at once: the search to find the right college is one of the most integral aspects of student life at Benilde-St. Margaret’s. BSM strives to introduce the possibilities of the students’ future from the get-go. Though the coursework load is seemingly...

Seniors utilize PSEO to prepare for college

Seniors utilize PSEO to prepare for college

Erin Long, Staff Writer
December 18
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College is the next step for many students at Benilde-St. Margaret’s. As a college preparatory school, BSM’s goal is to help students develop a strong foundation for a successful future. However, some upperclassmen take the initiative to further ready themselves for college through programs such...

Senior organizes for change with NAACP

Senior organizes for change with NAACP

Erin Long, Staff Writer
December 15
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Senior Zip Kaffey is trying to spread a positive message over Minneapolis by being involved in the NAACP. She joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People this past summer and is involved in the rallies and movements that strive for establishing justice and ensuring that the righ...

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