The student news site of Benilde-St. Margaret's School in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Britney on top of charts again

Katie McClurg

December 17, 2008

Filed under Music Reviews, Reviews

With an infusion of R&B and electro, the pop-princess Britney Spears is back and proving she is here to stay with the release of her sixth album, Circus. Debuting on the singer’s 27th birthday, December 2, the album has... Read more »

Guthrie’s Blackbird Commands the Stage

Elizabeth Tiffany

December 17, 2008

Filed under Reviews, Theater Reviews

The Pillsbury House Theatre, a theater known for its controversial dramas, is putting on its production of David Harrower's Blackbird at the Guthrie. Performed in the intimate Dowling Studio, Blackbird offers its audience a haunting... Read more »

Black Nativity takes the stages of St. Paul

Elizabeth Tiffany

December 16, 2008

Filed under Reviews, Theater Reviews

Penumbra Theatre's Black Nativity--Hear Again the Christmas Story! returns for its twentieth run at the St. Paul theater, bringing unique holiday entertainment to the Twin Cities. The cozy theater is transformed into the home... Read more »

‘Twilight’ has nothing on this vampire flick

Chandy Clemens

December 16, 2008

Filed under Movie Reviews, Reviews

Sorry, I might be a presumptive hater, but Twilight can’t even compare to the sheer brilliance of this little seen Swedish vampire flick, Let the Right One In. To a genre already filled to the brim with stupid entries such... Read more »

Holiday Tradition Parades Through Minneapolis Streets

jen deglemann

December 12, 2008

Filed under Around the Twin Cities

No one does Christmas like Minnesota! Enjoy a memorable Christmas parade in downtown Minneapolis between 12th and 4th Streets by Nicollet Mall. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the parade features light up floats, traditional holiday characters,... Read more »

Kanye West deserves to be arrogant

Chandy Clemens

December 12, 2008

Filed under Music Reviews, Reviews

Kanye West has always shown an under-the-table attraction to singing. In creating one of the most atypical mainstream albums of the year, West, acting on impulse, decided to drop the rapping and sing every track accompanied by... Read more »

Macy’s 8th Floor ‘Offers Enchantment’

maria cass

December 11, 2008

Filed under Around the Twin Cities

For those of you who love the holiday season, but are not fond of the cold, here is a way to enjoy yourself inside and still celebrate the holiday season: The annual Macy's auditorium show. Opening for its 46th year of enchantment,... Read more »

Blood Drive a Success

Katie McKeever and Katie McKeever

December 11, 2008

Filed under Music Reviews, News, Student Life

Many BSM students were willing to give a little of their time to help save lives at the community's Blood Drive with Memorial Blood Centers. For every one person that donated November 12 there were three people who benefited from... Read more »

Thirst for popular vampire film quenched

Elizabeth Tiffany

December 9, 2008

Filed under Movie Reviews, Reviews

After months of feverishly checking fan-sites for new trailers, scouring magazine racks for stories about the cast, and scratching the name “Edward” onto the cover of every notebook, Twilight fans finally got what they’ve... Read more »

Snow Patrol warms their experimental sound

Evan Bakker

November 21, 2008

Filed under Music Reviews, Reviews

While most narrow-minded fans draw close comparisons between Snow Patrol and Coldplay because of their experimental qualities, an indie rock virtuoso would understand that they are completely different. For instance, Snow Patrol... Read more »

Cedar cultural center

chloe quinn

November 21, 2008

Filed under Around the Twin Cities

Located in the west bank district of Minneapolis, the Cedar Cultural Center is a non-profit organization that hosts all forms of music venues. With a variety of musical groups and genres from around the world, the Cedar offers... Read more »

Bond loses gadgets, takes on dark tone

Andy Lesser

November 21, 2008

Filed under Movie Reviews, Reviews

James Bond has the villain Mr. White in the trunk of his Aston Martin; bullets shatter his windows, fast-moving vehicles wrench out his door, but he escapes unscathed, ready to tackle the new challenges facing a British spy in... Read more »

Drama becomes soap opera

Rachel Kaplan

November 19, 2008

Filed under Reviews, TV Reviews

One Tree Hill, once a captivating drama, has turned into a melodramatic soap opera better suited for daytime television than Monday night prime time. After the cast of One Tree Hill miraculously aged four years after season 4, t... Read more »

Just as disgusting, not as effective

Chandy Clemens

November 18, 2008

Filed under Movie Reviews, Reviews

An unknown stranger is chained to the cold surface of a cement table; his neck is also pinned down by some sort of contraption. A distant TV turns on showing that freakishly disfigured doll on the tricycle who we've all come to... Read more »

Funky to Formal brings fashion and fun

Katie McClurg

November 15, 2008

Filed under Fashion, News, Reviews

Funky to Formal, holding its ninth annual fashion show, shopping bazaar, and luncheon, raised over $10,000 for BSM this year. Out of the four social events hosted by the Parent Association, Funky to Formal is the only fund-raising... Read more »