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The Class of 2017 Tremendous Twelve

The Class of 2017 Tremendous Twelve

May 19, 2017
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Every year the editorial class of the Knight Errant chooses twelve seniors to honor as members of the Tremendous Twelve. These are the unsung heroes of the senior class who embody what it means to be a Red Knight.

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Journalism students participate in “writing day”

Journalism students participate in “writing day”

Ryan McTigue, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
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Although the school year is ending and the Knight Errant staff begins to prepare for summer, stories still need to be written. For this reason it was necessary for Knight Errant advisors Ms. Tiffany Joseph and Ms. Kari Koishol to call for a day-long session where Knight Errant staff members from write...

Backstage with the tech crew

Backstage with the tech crew

Henry Witterschein, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
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As excitement builds up before the curtain opens and the crowd wonders who is the lead and who has what part, but no wonders about who is making the play run. Benilde-St. Margaret's has been producing school plays since BSM was founded in 1907, and none of the plays could’ve been produced without the backs...

The power of renovations

The power of renovations

Erin Long and Henry Bird
April 28, 2017
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Renovations and remodeling keep a school modern and up-to-date. Benilde-St. Margaret’s has been recently focusing on a number of projects in order to update the school and respond to the advancement of technology and the changes in teaching and learning. It is vital that students have the lea...

Students and faculty to receive new laptops in the fall

Students and faculty to receive new laptops in the fall

Andrew Plouff and Kayla Farrey
April 28, 2017
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For the 2017-2018 school year, all students and teachers will receive brand new Apple laptops. BSM plans to buy the most recent edition of the Macbook Air with new and improved features. The school hopes to buy laptops for over 1,100 students, 150 faculty members, and a few extras for purposes outside of academic use. “We’ll end up buy...

Out Of Your Ivy League

Out Of Your Ivy League

Kailyn Pedersen and Mary Youngblut
April 28, 2017
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With College Decision Day on Monday, the topic of college has been a prominent subject at BSM and all around the country. Seniors plan and finalize the next four or more years of their lives, and this endeavor can be both exciting and mentally draining. Due to student loans, the extensive applicatio...

How BSM combats cheating

How BSM combats cheating

Gus Beringer, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
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Some students will do whatever it takes to get an A… even if that means cheating, so BSM has instituted various programs and rules to help to combat the issue. In an anonymous survey of 211 BSM students, 40% admitted to cheating in the past and 83% report that they have seen another student cheat. ...

STEMinism

STEMinism

Kate Janda, Copy Editor
April 28, 2017
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A study published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly in March 2016 found that women who study natural sciences encounter more sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and sexism in general compared to women who study social sciences. In a study published in Nature (a multidisciplinary scientific journal) that focused on researchers, wome...

Students visit Italy over spring break

Students visit Italy over spring break

Maria Van Hove and Katie Sohm
April 19, 2017
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This year, 21 of BSM’s sophomores, juniors, and seniors ventured to Italy over spring break, supervised by senior high Latin teacher Rob Epler, choir teacher Nancy Stockhaus, and campus minister Mike Jeremiah. For many of these students, this was their first time visiting Italy. They visited museums,...

AP Spanish Literature class performs the Stations of the Cross

AP Spanish Literature class performs the Stations of the Cross

Gus Beringer, Staff Writer
April 15, 2017
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While students may be used to watching the Stations of the Cross, a reenactment of Jesus’s death, in English, BSM’s Spanish department gave a new interpretation of the stations. Senior high spanish teacher Ms. Mary Murray’s AP Spanish Literature class has put on Stations of the Cross performan...

BSM holds annual Dog Fest

BSM holds annual Dog Fest

Kasey Desmond, Print Editor-in-Chief
April 7, 2017
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The annual Dog Fest is a long-standing tradition at BSM. The student council invited faculty, students, and staff to gather with their dogs in the Commons for an evening of playtime and friendly competition. Twenty-nine dogs participated in Dog Fest on Wednesday, April 5. “This was the record highe...

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