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Knight Errant

Hopes for a culture-filled curriculum

Sam Thomas, Features editor
March 18, 2011
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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, 2011
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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, 2011
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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...

Senior advocates for his own needs

Senior advocates for his own needs

Emma Eldred, staff writer
February 23, 2011
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Senior Matt Perpich has Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) which causes him to have trouble taking notes during a lecture or being able to comprehend written words quickly. “When something is said to me, it’s hard to hear what was said and translate it onto paper,” said Perpich. Not only...

“Good girls don’t call boys”

Mikayla Coulombe, staff writer
February 9, 2011
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A text to determine the time, a trip to Caribou, chilling at his or her house, home at midnight, and then Skype until two in the morning. Forty years ago this would not have described the typical date. Dating nowadays has become an action hugely dependent upon technology. “Dating today...well...

Do u want 2 b my gf?

Do u want 2 b my gf?

Giulia Imholte, staff writer
February 7, 2011
Filed under FEATURES, VIDEOS

In recent years, people have been able to build stronger relationships than ever before, but new technologies have changed the way people interact face-to-face. When it comes to the world of dating, texting and Facebook have had a strong effect on relationships. But, many Benilde-St. Margaret’s students...

Record label dedicates its efforts to creativity

Sam Thomas
January 28, 2011
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As a media literate generation emerges, there are disputes as to whether remixes and music should emerge along with it. Some would say that the creative process is, in fact, more important than the product, because the consumers can become a part of it -- thus creating the war in the music industry:...

Times have changed, should downloading too?

Keegan Swenson
January 28, 2011
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The world is rapidly changing every day with new technology and the possibilities of it and music is changing along with it. People can download any song they want within seconds for free, raising the question of whether music is even worth paying for these days. The acclaimed band Yellow Ostrich,...

BSM alum’s label, Afternoon Records, sees both sides

Kale Walch
January 28, 2011
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Studies show that the average teenager’s iPod has an estimated 800 stolen tracks on it. In this Internet age, musical piracy is almost universal; whether accidental or intentional, most Internet users have stolen at least one song while online. With these estimations, many assume that record labels...

It’s tradition

It’s tradition

Kelly Dwyer
December 14, 2010
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Advent Angels Since she was a baby, junior Natalie Johnson has had an Advent Angel buying her a gift. “Every year after Thanksgiving dinner, all of us ten kids put our name in a hat, then we mix it up and pick someone's name out of the hat, and that’s our Advent Angel for that year,” said...

The dangers of unnatural and natural tanning

Morgan Rogers
December 3, 2010
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Lathering on the suntan lotion may help to protect from the sun’s rays that everyone seems to recognize as dangerous in the summer, but in the winter, people are taking it upon themselves to keep their sun-kissed skin present even when the sun disappears. What many people see as a rich glow to top...

If you really knew me

Sam Thomas
November 11, 2010
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If you had the chance to express anything you wanted about yourself, would you? Constantly, people pass by others without any idea of how they are feeling, what they’re thinking, or what goes on in their lives. There is truth behind what people like to do, how they act, and most importantly, what...

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