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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...

Speech competitor Ronan Brew follows in his family’s footsteps

Speech competitor Ronan Brew follows in his family’s footsteps

Anna Latourelle, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
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Influences are all around; some people are influenced by friends and others by parents. For freshman Ronan Brew those influences brought him to be an accomplished speech competitor today. Triple-entered in duo interpretation with senior Josie Ross, dramatic interpretation, and POI (program oral inte...

Sanctuary cities pose no actual threat to American citizens

Abby Letscher, Features Editor
March 19, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, OPINIONS

Sanctuary city policies have been proven to benefit the cities they are implemented in and show no significant detriments. In the current polarized political climate, immigration has been a hot-button topic that never fails to spark intense debate. However, attacks have been aimed at one specific policy rece...

BSM senior wins national Heart of the Arts Award

BSM senior wins national Heart of the Arts Award

Andrew Plouff, News Editor
March 17, 2017
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Senior Josie Ross recently won the “National High School Heart of the Arts Award.” Ross was nominated for the award by the Minnesota State High School League after winning the ExCEl Award last year. After being selected by the MSHSL, Ross was selected for the award over every other state representat...

Students celebrate March Madness Week with dodgeball tournament

Students celebrate March Madness Week with dodgeball tournament

Jordan Sims, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
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As a part of BSM’s March Madness tradition, many students are looking forward to the annual student-teacher basketball game on Friday. This year, a new addition was added to the week's festivities. Wednesday night, students participated in a dodgeball tournament hosted by the student council. The...

AP Euro students participate in Enlightenment Salon

AP Euro students participate in Enlightenment Salon

Mary Youngblut, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
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The AP European History class took part in an “Enlightenment Salon,” which allowed students to take a look at different people in history and teach their classmates in a more direct manner. “The Enlightenment Salon is a chance for students to adopt the role of a character from European History....

15 Minutes with the Archbishop: a Knight Errant Q&A

15 Minutes with the Archbishop: a Knight Errant Q&A

Leo Driessen, Online Editor-in-Chief
March 7, 2017
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KE: How do you handle the responsibility of being a leader for Catholic education in the Twin Cities? BH: “I’ve been really impressed with the schools here in the archdiocese both in the numbers and in vitality. I haven’t had the opportunity to go to [BSM] yet, but I look forward to th...

Reflecting on Black History Month

Reflecting on Black History Month

Kailyn Pedersen, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
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As Black History Month comes to an end, I think it is important for our school community to reflect on diversity in BSM, and how important it is to celebrate black history not just in February, but all year long. With all of the recent political turmoil, race has become a touchy subject. Rallies, a...

Students’ jobs range from baristas to scuba divers

Students’ jobs range from baristas to scuba divers

Cici Fortney, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
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As high school students, finding a balance between schoolwork, sports, and a job is different for everyone—and definitely not an easy task. But for BSM seniors Chris Jones, Sarah Persons, Ali Wahlquist, and Liam Long, this balance comes naturally. BSM senior Chris Jones, a worker for the City of Wayzata Public Works Department, oversees lawn mowing operations in the summer....

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