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The perfect guy body

Mikayla Coloumbe, staff writer
May 18
Filed under FEATURES, NEWS, News in Full

With no makeup, not much hair to do (usually), and no reason to wear carefully considered outfits everyday, boys would seem to have the whole body image issue a lot easier than girls. However, being masculine has its own implications, namely not caring about body image. “No one’s going to answer...

Society’s effects on teens

Sam Thomas, Features Editor
May 18
Filed under FEATURES

Girls and boys alike have been subjected to the pressures put on by society today to look a certain way. Through the media, peers, and family, teens have suffered body image issues on many different levels, and Dr. Steffenson explains how this strive to perfection is not necessary when so many different...

Not actually as “green” as we’d like to think

Sam Thomas, Features editor
May 2
Filed under FEATURES

It seems that everybody from companies, to schools, to individuals have joined in the trend of being “green,” but its questionable how much progress is actually being made. Ecology teacher, John Porisch, looks into the past, present, and future of the way we live in correlation with the world around...

Recycling staff observes lack of concern, yet hopes for change

Mikayla Coulombe, staff writer
May 1
Filed under FEATURES

Every day the BSM community is presented with a simple choice: do I throw my plastic bottle into the trash bin or the recycling bin directly two feet behind it? The recycling staff has found that many will choose the latter. Despite the opportunities offered by BSM to become green, its community carries...

Senior adjusts her lifestyle to help environment

Meredith Cannon, Opinions editor
April 30
Filed under FEATURES

Many people have been modifying their daily activities to “go green” the past few years, but senior Madileine Grodnick has altered her entire lifestyle in order to reduce her environmental footprint. “The reason I began my interest in caring for the environment isn’t just because I love nature;...

Taher makes efforts to be eco-friendly

Taher makes efforts to be eco-friendly

Sam Thomas, Features editor
April 29
Filed under FEATURES

Despite the slow transition to a more green environment at BSM, one area that has made a wholehearted effort to be more eco-friendly is Taher. From the food being prepared, to the storage method used, the kitchen staff at Taher has done many things to change the everyday habits of students at BSM, and...

Taking education to a different place: learning through experience

Sam Thomas, Features editor
April 12
Filed under FEATURES

Thinking about diversity for many is simply a chance to talk about what makes us different from one another. But the word diversity runs much deeper for junior high teacher Mr. James Cave, as it is both a chance to live out experiences around the world and to change the course of the future. Cave...

The thin line between ignorance and racism

Morgan Rogers, Online Editor-in-Chief
March 21
Filed under FEATURES

Going to a school where the majority of students are a different race is not a easy feat to overcome. There are every day trials and tribulations that press the students to their limits both with tolerance and patience. “Being black there are assumptions made based on the color of my skin, where I...

A lack of exposure to diversity may be the reason for ignorance

Sam Thomas and Morgan Rogers
March 20
Filed under FEATURES

Generalizations based on race and culture are often times what make people feel set apart from others. “It’s definitely teachers that don’t want to cross that line. They always want to use the correct terms. People throw around so many terms like “Asian American” or “east Asian.” I’m...

Hopes for a culture-filled curriculum

Sam Thomas, Features editor
March 18
Filed under FEATURES

In today’s world, the preparation for living and working in a multicultural society is a necessary skill for high school students to obtain. One of the pioneers for the idea of multicultural education is Ms. Sue Cipolle, who works to incorporate recognition of individual value, development of equal...

Multiple learning disorders overcome with dedication

Multiple learning disorders overcome with dedication

Sarah Ehlen, staff writer
March 2
Filed under FEATURES

Managing learning disabilities is not a simple task, but some students must learn to cope with them from an early age. In second grade, junior Carter McNew was diagnosed with ADD and dyslexia, and although his experiences have been tough, he became an expert on coping with learning disabilities. Dyslexia,...

Students reach goals despite setbacks

Students reach goals despite setbacks

Maddy Kennedy, staff writer
February 24
Filed under FEATURES

Living with learning disabilities is difficult, and no two people know this better than freshman Ana Radosevich and senior Tiana Press. Radosevich has struggled with Dyslexia since first grade, while Press has battled both Dyslexia and ADD. Press has been struggling with Dyslexia and ADD for her...

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