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When life gives you rats

When life gives you rats

Anna Bergsland, Staff Writer
March 30
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

‘Twas three nights before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring… except for two baby rats. This past winter, I had the best/worst Christmas anyone I've ever had. I have spent the past year growing my love for rats, referring to almost everyone good and bad as “rats,”...

Sophomore competes with The Blake School’s synchronized swim team

Sophomore competes with The Blake School’s synchronized swim team

Erin Long, Staff Writer
March 30
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

ffWith the absence of a synchronized swimming team at BSM, many people don’t realize that a BSM student is a competitive synchro swimmer herself. Sophomore Kara Gerads is the only student at BSM currently participating in synchronized swimming as a school sport, and she pushes for a new team at BS...

Q&A with President Dr. Ehrmantraut

Q&A with President Dr. Ehrmantraut

James Libbey, News Editor
March 30
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, Showcase, TOP STORIES

Knight Errant: Could you share with us a bit about your time as a teacher at BSM? Dr. Adam Ehrmantraut: I started teaching here in 1999, and I was a social studies and a business teacher for seven years. Some of my colleagues at that point in time are still here, so it’s fun to come back and see ...

Drama department rehearses musical with music written by alum

Drama department rehearses musical with music written by alum

Lizzie Ambre, Student Life Editor
March 30
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

Every year, the BSM Drama Department performs a musical in the spring. Typically, the musicals they perform originate on Broadway, such as “Urinetown” and “The Drowsy Chaperone” in years past. However, for this year’s spring musical, the department has decided to take an untraditional...

Greatest eats in Downtown Wayzata

Greatest eats in Downtown Wayzata

Cici Fortney, Staff Writer
March 29
Filed under A&E, Around the Twin Cities, TOP STORIES

Choosing where to eat is always tough, but these restaurants in Downtown Wayzata will satisfy your cravings. From sushi to malts, these restaurants have everything. Crisp and Green With its recent opening this year, Crisp&Green is predicted to call Downtown Wayzata home for many years. Its atmosp...

How BSM accommodates gluten-free students

How BSM accommodates gluten-free students

Riley O'Connor, Staff Writer
March 29
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Students of all shapes and sizes... and diets fill the BSM hallways. Some restrain themselves to a life of dairy, meat, sugar-free diets and some keep themselves restricted to only Chipotle, Punch, and Noodles and Company cravings. Although there are students of so many different tastes, the most inte...

Where to park in the BSM parking lot

Where to park in the BSM parking lot

Riley O'Connor, Staff Writer
March 29
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

The BSM parking lot holds years of history within it, dating back to when Ms. Shea roamed the halls as a student, and even farther back than that—if that's possible. This lot is handed down to each senior class at the end of the year and remains to be one of the most complex areas of the school we ...

Students reflect on closure of Macy’s at Nicollet Mall

Students reflect on closure of Macy’s at Nicollet Mall

Nolan Arostegui, Staff Writer
March 29
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

Over the past few years, the Ohio-based company has been closing several of its stores, and the Nicollet Mall location was the latest victim of these closures. According to the Pioneer Press, this closure is part of a larger plan of Macy’s, where around 10,000 jobs will be cut, 280 of whic...

BSM students take marketing photos for St. Mark’s Catholic School

BSM students take marketing photos for St. Mark’s Catholic School

Anna Latourelle, Staff Writer
March 28
Filed under NEWS, News in Brief, TOP STORIES

Five BSM students, along with photo teacher Ms. Kelli Rahn, went St. Mark’s Catholic School to take marketing photos for the school and community. Rahn has taken photos for Saint Mark’s before, and because she teaches photography, the school reached out to her for students to take the photos. ...

Senior gets certified as a yoga instructor

Senior gets certified as a yoga instructor

Lucy Scherer, Staff Writer
March 22
Filed under Featured People, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Hickok started yoga at CorePower when she was in about seventh or eighth grade. “I originally started because my sister Jess would go so I would go too sometimes,” Hickok said. In these first years of yoga Hickok enjoyed going to C2 (Hot Vinyasa flow) for relaxation. “I was in a lot of sports,...

Sophomore captain of ultimate frisbee

Sophomore captain of ultimate frisbee

Henry Quant, Staff Writer
March 20
Filed under Featured People, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

The ultimate frisbee team began in the spring of 2012 and has grown fairly consistently since then. What started as a fun after school activity, is now a competitive club team working hard to get better each practice. Ultimate frisbee is a sport about teamwork and working together. Whether it’s about ...

Junior builds a nuclear fusor in his free time

Junior builds a nuclear fusor in his free time

Nolan Arostegui, Staff Writer
March 18
Filed under Featured People, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Going against the traditional high school involvement with sports and clubs, Junior John Beutz has recently spent nearly a year preparing to build and building a nuclear fusor, or an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion Device. The fusor is an inexpensive way of fusing deuterium atoms together. The f...

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