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Tremendous 12 – Catie Schirmers

Rachel Kaplan
May 24, 2010
Filed under FEATURES, STUDENT LIFE

Few can boast over 100 hours of dedication to a single activity, much less find time to participate in nine other activities, volunteer at a local hospital, and become a horror movie aficionado: all within four years of high school. Senior Catie Schirmers has managed to do just that. Though many support...

Tremendous 12 – Hunter Tomlinson

Katie McClurg
May 24, 2010
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Hunter Tomlinson has plenty to be boastful of, but he won't admit that. The singer, drummer, barista, leader, volunteer, and music fiend, happens to also be described as one of the most modest and down to earth seniors this year.  His service work, talents, and experiences are unparalleled by many ...

Tremendous 12 – Vince Taffe

Margo Graff
May 24, 2010
Filed under FEATURES, STUDENT LIFE

Skateboard fanatics envy him for his talent in skateboarding that has him traveling all over the country, meeting stars like Tony Hawk and Bam Margers. Music lovers know him as being a member of the band called Straight Edge. Retreat go-ers recognize his face as being a leader on the Peer Ministry Te...

Tremendous 12 – Alex Robbins

Aimee Brown
May 24, 2010
Filed under FEATURES, STUDENT LIFE

One of the five in Latin V, the first violinist in the Benilde-St. Margaret’s orchestra, a member of theater, the knitting team, Link Crew, and Peer Ministry, senior Alexander Robbins has stepped up his repertoire, extending beyond the ordinary and into being tremendous. One of Robbins’ main passions...

Inked – Students

Meredith Gallagher and Margaret Miller, Meredith Gallagher, and Margaret Miller
May 18, 2010
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Alex Peck Alex Peck, a senior, got a tattoo on his back right after his 18th birthday. "My parents said I either had to win state, or when I turn 18," said Peck, "I had wanted one since freshman year." Peck's tattoo is of a Chi-Roo Cross, which has the word "credere" meaning "believe" in Italian....

BSM students on a budget

Alana Profit
May 10, 2010
Filed under FEATURES, STUDENT LIFE

Our parents won't be able to give us money forever, and it's time we took some responsibility for ourselves; we are in high school now. Now I'm not saying that you should move out of the house at 16, but there's no reason why we can't start saving ourselves some money now. This seems like a big task,...

Eye-opening experience in South Africa

Meredith Gallagher
April 28, 2010
Filed under FEATURES, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

For nearly two weeks over spring break, five senior girls travelled to Konga, South Africa to work in Open Arms orphanage. Started by BSM alum Bob Hickey Solis, the orphanage is a safe haven for the children, many of whom were abandoned by their parents. Ms. Nicole Rasmussen and Spanish teacher Ms. Katie...

Poverty shocks student on India Trip

Mary Musilek
April 21, 2010
Filed under FEATURES, STUDENT LIFE

A three night stay on a house boat in Kerala, a night on the beach at the Arabian Sea, and a visit to the Taj Mahal are only a few of the experiences that seven BSM students had while traveling to India over Spring Break. However, doing service work at an elementary school and an elderly home, as well...

Think you know your Facebook friends?

Katie McClurg, Addie Reine, and Sean Simonson, Katie McClurg, Addie Reine, and Sean Simonson
March 11, 2010
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The Facebook Experiment Are you friends with Claire Simmons or Ben Erickson on Facebook? Well guess what? They don't exist. The Knight Errant created two fake profiles as an experiment about students' online interactions with social networking. The two profiles had info about themselves, a few pictures, ...

Potter Phenomenon

Bernardo Vigil
March 1, 2010
Filed under FEATURES

The most important pop-culture phenomenon since Shakespeare is Harry Potter. Period. No Arguments. No single media entity has had the cross-demographic appeal that Harry Potter has had; even The Beatles were hated by parents during the height of their popularity. That being said, the multi-national sensation...

The Potter-less generation

Rachel Kaplan
March 1, 2010
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Harry Potter. If you're a senior, chances are simply uttering the name brings to mind magic, wonderment, and a life-changing obsession. However, many underclassmen, such as freshman Max Holly simply think, "That book is too long." Ninth grader Alex Rios agreed, "it's just not that important." Both statements...

Lovin’ the single life

Katie McClurg
February 25, 2010
Filed under FEATURES

Meredith and Maddy Gallagher, seniors KE: What are your plans for vday? Meredith: "Feeding myself chocolate-covered strawberries." Maddy: "Buying myself about five dozen roses and then crying about all the money I just wasted." KE: What are you looking for in a significant other? Meredith: "Matt Damon." M...

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