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We are watching you: students unaware of online privacy

We are watching you: students unaware of online privacy

Sarah Karels, Features Editor
March 2, 2015
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

In a recent Knight Errant survey of 273 students, 45% responded to the question “Did you sign a technology policy at the beginning of the year?” with “don’t remember.” Even more shocking is the fact that of these same students, only 9% responded that they’d read the policy. Contrary to...

Ken Pauly: coaching beyond the ice

Ken Pauly: coaching beyond the ice

Libby Grygar, Staff Writer
February 9, 2015
Filed under EDITOR'S PICKS, FEATURES

A sea of red flashes across the ice––Ken Pauly constructively, and quite aggressively, comments on the boys’ play. Sitting in on a BSM boys’ hockey practice and watching them play in a game setting, it’s easy to see why head coach Ken Pauly receives so much respect and honor in the greater hockey and BSM comm...

Off to the races: BSM’s fast pace

Off to the races: BSM’s fast pace

Sarah Karels, Features Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under FEATURES

Between before school meetings, the regular school day, and after school practices, BSM students are constantly moving. The BSM website boasts that more than 90 percent of students participate in one or more extracurricular activity. A recent Knight Errant survey revealed that out of 400 respondents, 7...

Caged in: Animals on display

Caged in: Animals on display

Hannah Scherer, Magazine Editor-in-Chief
November 7, 2014
Filed under EDITOR'S PICKS, FEATURES, TOP STORIES

The grandiose bronze lions that protect the entrance to the National Zoological Park pale in comparison to the big cats the zoo houses. The problem is––these cats are putting on a show, trapped in a simulated environment for the sake of public enjoyment. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo has be...

What happened: the growing indifference students have towards drugs

What happened: the growing indifference students have towards drugs

Sarah Karels and Jackie Lawyer
October 29, 2014
Filed under FEATURES

Many students view use as a fact of high school, an immutable and unchangeable facet of growing up. The pubescent voice-cracked commitments to “never do drugs” in freshman health class fade into shrugs and, “eh, it happens.” The unthinkable idea of having friends who smoke becomes thinkable...

Branded: the real dress code

Branded: the real dress code

Jason Kang, Rachel Lyons, and Sarah Karels
September 26, 2014
Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

In a recent survey conducted by the Knight Errant, more than 57% of 461 student respondents indicated that they had felt pressured to dress a certain way for school. This fear of dressing wrong is valid, with 42% of students reporting that they’ve been judged for what they’ve worn. Often, this...

Breaking down the budget cuts

Breaking down the budget cuts

Katie Sisk, Laura Shannon, and Michelle Sauer
April 25, 2013
Filed under EDITOR'S PICKS, FEATURES, TOP STORIES

Four months ago, the administration announced a $350,000 cut to the annual budget, sparking apprehension among staff and students alike. A month later that number increased to $750,000. The dramatic downsizing of the budget has affected teacher employment and benefits, as well as reductions to special...

When dieting becomes dangerous

When dieting becomes dangerous

Anna McCloskey, Jackie Lawyer, and Natalie Chevalier
March 11, 2013
Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

Though there are many ways to diet, the most popular methods among teens are unhealthy and harmful for the human body and development. “I think that it’s kind of ridiculous to diet in high school; it can be bad for you,” said junior Jackson Guettler. Fad diets are tactics especially popular among...

In order to be competitive in elite athletics, students pay a high price

In order to be competitive in elite athletics, students pay a high price

Anne Arnason, Staff Writer
February 1, 2013
Filed under EDITOR'S PICKS, FEATURES, TOP STORIES

At BSM, where athletics dominate many students’ lives, participation in sports is something taken for granted. Athletes don’t often realize how quickly the cost of playing a sport adds up, especially at the elite levels that many BSM athletes compete at. The reality of the matter is that the cost...

With lots of busywork, students weigh in on “cheating”

With lots of busywork, students weigh in on “cheating”

Anne Arnason, Arthur Boyle, and Michelle Sauer
January 11, 2013
Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

In the Benilde-St. Margaret’s cafeteria, two students sit side by side with matching worksheets––one sits idly, a finished assignment in front of him while the other frantically copies word for word what his peer wrote. They aren’t cheating though, they claim that they are only “checking answers.”...

Being black at BSM: diversity to counter stereotypes

Being black at BSM: diversity to counter stereotypes

Rooscol Rozambert, Chris Bell, and Nicole Sarquis
April 20, 2012
Filed under FEATURES, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

The high school experience presents challenges for nearly every student, whether it be achieving success academically, finding friends, or simply fitting in. But for some students at Benilde-St. Margaret’s, these challenges go much deeper, dipping into issues of stereotyping and racism. The lack...

Hockey parents and coaches cope with reality

Hockey parents and coaches cope with reality

Mikayla Coulombe, Features Editor
February 14, 2012
Filed under EDITOR'S PICKS, FEATURES, Jack Jablonski Coverage, TOP STORIES

While students around the world instinctively bonded together and took action in response to the suffering of one of their kin, parents, teachers, coaches, and other adults also looked on at Jack Jablonski’s injury—just as concerned, just as inspired, but offering a slightly different perspective. The...

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