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BSM alum John Haugland: giving police work his best shot

BSM alum John Haugland: giving police work his best shot

Lucas Latterell and Christopher Jones
May 20
Filed under FEATURES, In-Depth, TOP STORIES

As a college prepatory school, most students graduate from BSM with plans to further their education at a university of their choice. However, some students already know what career they want to go into, and pursue that career after graduation. John Haugland, a BSM alumnus, is one of these few. “It was ...

Are We Listening?

Are We Listening?

Abigail Letscher, Staff Writer
April 26
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

Last spring, in an attempt to engage students in a school-wide discussion about diversity, students were grouped together and encouraged to share their stories with each other. After this school-wide discussion, the administration put together a task force made up of faculty, staff, parents, and students....

West Point program provides military training for junior

West Point program provides military training for junior

Henry Bird, Staff Writer
April 25
Filed under FEATURES, STUDENT LIFE

Over the summer, many students go to summer camps, where typical activities may include swimming, canoeing, making s’mores, or maybe even archery. Junior Lucas Latterell, however, will attend two less conventional camps this summer: The United States Military Academy Summer Leadership Program at West Point and the Naval Academy Summer ...

Seniors boys off to play junior hockey

Seniors boys off to play junior hockey

Julia Feld, Staff Writer
April 13
Filed under FEATURES, In-Depth, Showcase, TOP STORIES

For most BSM seniors, going to college after graduation is a given; but for seniors Zach Risteau, Auggie Moore and Cade Gleekel, athletics will take center stage as they prepare to play Junior Hockey next year, with aspirations to ultimately play Division I college hockey. While Risteau and Gleekel...

Communication and our constant connection

Communication and our constant connection

Emma Froseth, Staff Writer
March 22
Filed under EDITOR'S PICKS, FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

Technology: whether you’re addicted to it or could go without it for a day, we all rely on it. From our phones to our laptops to our desktop computers, not to mention earpieces, mapping systems, tablets, and much more, we’re constantly tethered to an electronic world that is inseparable from our ow...

Homework: busywork or beneficial?

Homework: busywork or beneficial?

Andrew Plouff, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

In the everyday life of a student, one task is always present: homework. Whether you like it or not, it is an unavoidable task that must be completed each day. The intent of homework is to help students to learn their material outside of school. However, it often leads to busy days and very lo...

The pros and cons of private school education

The pros and cons of private school education

Kathryn Sohm, Staff Writer
February 19
Filed under FEATURES, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

When discussing education, one debate seems to present itself over and over again with a differing conclusion each time: whether public school or private school is better. The biggest difference between the two are their environments. Variations in socioeconomic factors, religious affiliations, le...

Cheating: an original (not copy-pasted, not plagiarized) in-depth report

Cheating: an original (not copy-pasted, not plagiarized) in-depth report

Grace Gyolai, Varsity Writer
February 11
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

The moral dilemma of cheating has plagued the education system since its beginning. The balance between school, activities, and a social life, mixed with pressure to have a satisfying GPA, take hard classes, and attend higher education generates a culture where taking short cuts becomes imperative. ...

Meet Ilhan Omar: the impressive woman, activist, and candidate

Meet Ilhan Omar: the impressive woman, activist, and candidate

Elizabeth Kupchella, Staff Writer
January 20
Filed under EDITOR'S PICKS, FEATURES, TOP STORIES

On a Wednesday evening at Mapps Café in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood, Ilhan Omar appears a smiling, genuine member of the community who seems to know and greet almost everyone who walks in. The hard-working politician, the down-to-earth mother of three, and justice-seeking activist embodies a...

Brand name schooling: can you buy better education?

Brand name schooling: can you buy better education?

Gunnar Lundberg
January 12
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

The choice is hard. I’m shopping around Macy’s at Southdale Mall in Edina, looking for new clothes. I’m in need of some nice shirts, but just can’t decide; do I go for the Polo Ralph Lauren, or the less expensive bargain brand? The only differences appear to be a small logo on the chest,...

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