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Brand name schooling: can you buy better education?

Brand name schooling: can you buy better education?

Gunnar Lundberg
January 12, 2016
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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,...

A student’s journey through learning differently

A student’s journey through learning differently

Lizzie Ambre and Rachel Lyons
January 4, 2016
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At the beginning of his first grade year, senior Matt Paal took a series of tests pertaining to his attention span, reading fluency, spelling skills, and his ability to retain information. The results of these tests concluded that Paal had dyslexia, a learning disability characterized by a l...

Teaching to the Future

Teaching to the Future

December 16, 2015
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Step into Brooke’s Closet

Step into Brooke’s Closet

Grace Gyolai, Varsity Writer
December 11, 2015
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$300 for a dress, $100 an hour for the limo, $50 for dinner. Prom is the most expensive dance of the year. The pressure to attend (and to show up in style) is high at schools like BSM, and many students who show up to the annual affair are able to afford dresses that they deem acceptable for the occasio...

Dr. Gyolai: A Year in Review

Dr. Gyolai: A Year in Review

Kate Janda, Features Editor
November 19, 2015
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Dr. Kevin Gyolai is a busy man. In the time it takes for him to open the door to his spacious personal office, shake my hand, wait calmly behind his desk as I fumble to set up my recording system and finally begin the interview, his phone has pinged at least seven times, alerting him of the pressing duties of...

Chasing the Wind: an in-depth look at depression

Chasing the Wind: an in-depth look at depression

November 11, 2015
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"Every good performance requires the actor to be ready to act. Arriving at school, his curtain is up, and he is on stage for the rest of the day." A personal look into depression through the eyes of a Knight Errant writer and BSM teachers, Mrs. Mary Murray and Mrs. Mary Seppala.

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The success of BSM’s annual Grandparents’ Day continues

The success of BSM’s annual Grandparents’ Day continues

Lizzie Ambre, Varsity Writer
October 21, 2015
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'There was a loving and caring energy inside BSM as special guests, the grandparents of BSM students, filled the Haben Center. Every year BSM hosts the annual Grandparents' Day Mass. This October, a large portion of the BSM student body and their grandparents attended this mass. Grandparents' Day Ma...

Speaking of Languages: Stories of Multilingual Students

Speaking of Languages: Stories of Multilingual Students

Carolina Jimenez, Features Editor
October 2, 2015
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“Sometimes out of the blue, I’m just reading a book, or talking to someone and then my mind drifts off and suddenly I’m speaking [Tagalog], and I don’t even realize I’m speaking my language.”

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New Teachers: Extended Interviews

New Teachers: Extended Interviews

September 8, 2015
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Eleven new teachers join the BSM faculty for the 2015-2016 school year, bringing fresh perspectives to our community.

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Students pursue love of arts at BSM

Students pursue love of arts at BSM

May 26, 2015
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"It started as a hobby, but it sort of just transformed into something else. When I shoot creatively, not always what I see but in a more creative sense, I feel as though I’m expressing myself in a way that I want to." said digital photographer and senior Sophie Weber.

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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
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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
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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...

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