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BSM post-election cycle: where do we go from here?

BSM post-election cycle: where do we go from here?

Elizabeth Kupchella, Online Features Editor
January 24
Filed under FEATURES, In-Depth, MULTIMEDIA, Showcase

“The relationship that existed with Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should serve as a guide for all. Brilliant Supreme Court Justices with polar opposition political and judicial beliefs; yet, they were dear friends." –– Mr. Pauly

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A changing job field

A changing job field

Andrew Plouff, Staff Writer
May 25
Filed under FEATURES, In-Depth, TOP STORIES

From computers to phones to tablets, new technology has been created on many different platforms. Throughout the years, as technology advances, the Internet has had a huge influence on how jobs work. One workforce affected by Internet use is librarians. “Libraries provide open access to information...

BSM alum John Haugland: giving police work his best shot

BSM alum John Haugland: giving police work his best shot

Lucas Latterell and Christopher Jones
May 20
Filed under FEATURES, In-Depth, TOP STORIES

As a college prepatory school, most students graduate from BSM with plans to further their education at a university of their choice. However, some students already know what career they want to go into, and pursue that career after graduation. John Haugland, a BSM alumnus, is one of these few. “It was ...

Seniors boys off to play junior hockey

Seniors boys off to play junior hockey

Julia Feld, Staff Writer
April 13
Filed under FEATURES, In-Depth, Showcase, TOP STORIES

For most BSM seniors, going to college after graduation is a given; but for seniors Zach Risteau, Auggie Moore and Cade Gleekel, athletics will take center stage as they prepare to play Junior Hockey next year, with aspirations to ultimately play Division I college hockey. While Risteau and Gleekel...

Dr. Gyolai: A Year in Review

Dr. Gyolai: A Year in Review

Kate Janda, Features Editor
November 19
Filed under FEATURES, In-Depth, Showcase, TOP STORIES

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...

The Hmong Community: Past and Present

The Hmong Community: Past and Present

Emma Johnston, Staff Writer
May 29
Filed under EDITOR'S PICKS, In-Depth, Showcase, TOP STORIES

“My father-in-law was a soldier on the front line. When the US pulled out of the war, he ended up having to take his family and run, and live in the jungle for many years. Many families swam across, and many, many families died in the Mekong River. If you were Hmong, you were being shot and murdered,” Bee Vang-Moua, Hmong Language teacher at the University of Minnesota, said.

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Black at BSM: A KE Followup

Black at BSM: A KE Followup

Parker Breza, In-Depth Editor
April 13
Filed under EDITOR'S PICKS, In-Depth, Showcase, TOP STORIES, VIDEOS

The core of the Black experience at BSM is learning to operate in a majority white environment. For senior Zeph Kaffey, this brings some tension and frustration. “I wish people knew what it felt like––I want people to know how hard it is every morning to get dressed and come here, knowing that...

Child abuse: An exploration of society, systems, and survivors

Child abuse: An exploration of society, systems, and survivors

Grace Gyolai, Staff Writer
February 4
Filed under In-Depth, NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

Roxy Foster grew up in the suburbs with her mother, stepfather, and brother, but she did not live a typical life. Caught in a cycle where every day was new and unpredictable, she grew up having to protect herself and her family while she lived in fear that her own stepfather might turn on them in the...

Kirk Stensrud fights to take back 48A

Kirk Stensrud fights to take back 48A

Kate Sprenger, Staff Writer
October 13
Filed under In-Depth

I will be the first to admit that as I pass the numerous signs of candidates everywhere for the upcoming elections I do not know who most any of them are, and to be honest, I don’t really care to find out. As a senior in high school, I know that this apathy is common among others my age, but with many...

Sharon Sund seeks the third congressional district for the first time

Sharon Sund seeks the third congressional district for the first time

Parker Breza, In-Depth Editor
October 13
Filed under In-Depth

On the north side of 394, less than a mile from Ridgedale Mall, sits a small office and a woman inside working diligently to become the next representative of Minnesota’s Congressional District 3. Sharon Sund––the Democratic challenger to incumbent Erik Paulsen––launched her campaign for the...

Paulsen seeks a fourth term in the third congressional district

Paulsen seeks a fourth term in the third congressional district

Matt Arnason, Staff Writer
October 10
Filed under In-Depth

I am a typical high school student who sits on my couch, while half-mindedly doing Spanish homework, with the TV droning in the background. “Mike McFadden doesn’t care about Minnesota. His interests are only with big corporations,” I hear blaring. As I’m about to dismiss it as another stupid...

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