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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...

Senior organizes for change with NAACP

Senior organizes for change with NAACP

Erin Long, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, TOP STORIES

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...

Senior pursues his passion for cooking through culinary school

Senior pursues his passion for cooking through culinary school

Sarah Persons, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

On TV shows like “Cutthroat Kitchen” and “Chopped” we’ve seen world class chefs go head-to-head in cooking battles; we’ve seen top dishes made by “Iron Chef America”, and great recipes by “America’s Test Kitchen.” However, what many Benilde-St. Margaret’s students may not kno...

BSM’s presidential search continues

BSM’s presidential search continues

Carolina Jimenez, KEQ Editor-in-Chief
November 29, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, Showcase, TOP STORIES

Michael Koch and Andrew Cadle   Knight Errant: How are your first few months going and what kind of progress have you been making? Shay Wyley: So the first months have been fantastic, it’s been a great experience. Of course, I've been a parent here for a long time, so it’s really nice to be her...

Finding Family Time

Finding Family Time

Erin Long, Staff Writer
November 20, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase

Family meals are great for everyday conversations and catching up, and they also teach children the importance of family time. Some families regularly eat meals together, while others don’t eat any at all, but every family has different rules and traditions in how they eat their meals and spend their...

How students form their political ideology

How students form their political ideology

Henry Bird, Reviews Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

At Benilde-St. Margaret’s, students are challenged to face important issues like poverty, racism, and homelessness. Students are tested by their teachers to discuss their opinions on these issues. Many classes at BSM use opinion-based discussions as a foundation for the curriculum. Students get th...

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