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Unsung hero: Sandy Barry

Unsung hero: Sandy Barry

Nolan Arostegui, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under FEATURES

Throughout your high school experience at BSM, it is likely that you will have the experience of having a substitute teacher, retaking a test, or struggling with one of your classes. Although you may not always interact with her, Ms. Sandra Barry plays a critical role in all of these. Barry star...

Life after football

Life after football

Lucas Latterell, Opinions Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

On January 20 2017, the BSM football team raised its first State Championship banner to the rafters of the Haben center. The gleaming faces and riotous cheers were reminiscent of the moment months before, when those same boys of fall joyously raised their Championship trophy to an enthusiastic crowd...

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, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, TOP STORIES

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, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, Showcase, TOP STORIES

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, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, TOP STORIES

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, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, Showcase, TOP STORIES

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, 2017
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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Unsung hero: Coach Creer

Unsung hero: Coach Creer

Jordan Sims, Staff Writer
January 13, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, SPORTS

Joe Creer has had a big influence on many of the BSM sports teams over the last eight years with his coaching and specialized training. Creer grew up an athlete himself, competing in track and football throughout high school and then moving up to the collegiate football level, where he played for The ...

Getting prepped at prep school

Getting prepped at prep school

Elizabeth Kupchella, Online Features Editor
December 19, 2016
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, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, Showcase, TOP STORIES

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...

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