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Knight Errant

BSM’s unhealthy habits

Emily Busch, Meredith Cannon, Dann Fry, and Sean Simonson, Emily Busch, Meredith Cannon, Dann Fry, and Sean Simonson
November 23

Too Many Activities Spending an average of almost 13 hours on activities every week while still maintaining her high GPA, junior Francesca Sifferlin participates in 16 different activities this semester. On a normal day many students like Sifferlin run from one activity to the next, often times not ...

Creative intelligence

Emily Busch, Katie Hoesley, and Kate Baldwin, Emily Busch, Katie Hoesley, and Kate Baldwin
November 6

Lauren Kretch Lauren Kretch, a senior, has enjoyed photography since junior high, "I got started in junior high, I believe, when I recieved a crappy Sony cybershot for my birthday," said Kretch. She has taken art classes at BSM throughout high school, "All of my classes have been in school. I've ...

The new freshmen experience

Kate Baldwin and Sam Thomas, Kate Baldwin, and Sam Thomas
October 6

These days, freshmen are welcomed into the halls of BSM with warm smiles and hundreds of helping hands. With 236, they are one of the largest class in BSM history. About 36% of the incoming class are coming from non-religious schools and 1% are entering from out of state - this year will about a lot...

Winter Wonderland

Sarah Koller
January 20
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Cozy up at the Uncommon Grounds Coffeehouse Enveloped by the elegant framing of a renovated Victorian house and furnished with emerald booths from St. Paul Hotel's L'Etoile Restaraunt, the Uncommon Grounds Coffeehouse discloses a traditional flair and praise-worthy desserts, mochas, and chai. An...

The AP label and its real world implications

Elle Mohs and Kaia Preus
December 12
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Students lug heavy books home, stay up late studying, and wake up early to attend last-minute cram sessions in the library in order to succeed in prestigious AP classes. According to, “AP can change your life.” Many students are wondering, however, if it’s worth it. “The College...

Secret Lives of Teachers

November 21
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Mr. Lex volunteers with wildlife Feathers are flying, owls are hooting, and Chemistry teacher Mr. Lex is right at home among these birds of prey. Every other Saturday Mr. Lex spends his time at Richardson Nature Center, cleaning out cages and making sure these birds are healthy. "We check to make sure...

International Students Join BSM Community

September 25
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Imagine the first day of school. It's a little stressful meeting new teachers, learning a new locker combination, finding friends to sit with at lunch. Now imagine the first day of school in an entirely new country--"a little stressful" doesn't begin to cover it. The international students currently fami...

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