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Unsung hero: Kathy Jacobson

Unsung hero: Kathy Jacobson

Jacob Farrey, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Showcase, TOP STORIES

One unsung hero contributes more to this school than students can even fathom—Mrs. Kathy Jacobson. Jacobson is the smiling face that greets students from the attendance office as they head to class and begin the day, but most mornings Jacobson focuses on student attendance, answering phone call...

What students and teachers “gave up” for Lent

What students and teachers “gave up” for Lent

Kayla Farrey, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

Lent is the time of the year when people give up an object or bad habit. It takes place from March 1 to April 13—40 days. The number of days represents Jesus’s time in the desert. By making a promising, we are growing closer to God. The classic things to give up during lent are chocolate, social ...

Students visit Italy over spring break

Students visit Italy over spring break

Maria Van Hove and Katie Sohm
April 19, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

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
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

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...

Theology teacher spends spring break on mission trip in Jamaica

Theology teacher spends spring break on mission trip in Jamaica

Erin Long, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017
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Mission trips are a great way to connect with communities through service and many students and teachers at BSM have gone on mission trips in the past. Senior high theology teacher Ms. Michelle LeBlanc went on a mission trip to Jamaica this past spring break with her son Sean LeBlanc. LeBlanc parti...

Senior wins AAA Award

Senior wins AAA Award

Olivia Rossman, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Brief, TOP STORIES

Senior Eric Wilson was recently given the AAA Award for his outstanding achievements in academics, arts, and athletics. This award is given to one Minnesota high school student annually who has maintained high grades while being involved in other activities outside of school. The winner of this MSHSL a...

Assistant principal goes viral

Assistant principal goes viral

Kailyn Pedersen, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

In the 21st century, social media has a crucial form of communication for many teens and millennials across the United States. Even at BSM, social media apps like Twitter and Instagram have become common platforms used to communicate with other students. Messages, pictures, and people can spread like wild...

New “Beauty and the Beast” appeases fans of the original

New “Beauty and the Beast” appeases fans of the original

Mary Youngblut, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, TOP STORIES

In recent years, Disney has started to make live action remakes of their classic animated movies, and most recently, they've recreated "Beauty and the Beast." Many fans were nervous that this remake would be a flop, but this new movie proves to be a booming success. The movie is an incredible addition...

Coping with loss

Coping with loss

Erin Long, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

Loss is something that everyone will experience at one point in their life. For some, it can come sooner, while for others it could come much later, but nevertheless, loss is painful, tragic, and heartbreaking. In the end, coping and dealing with loss can end up defining a person and a community....

Representatives from the Students for Human Life club go to the Capitol

Representatives from the Students for Human Life club go to the Capitol

Kayla Farrey, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

The Students for Human Life club addresses and discusses issues jeopardizing the respect and dignity of human life. Four BSM group members went to the Minnesota State Capitol on a student day on March 14 to listen to presentations and an official hearing from representatives. Ashley Ortizcazarin, Kailyn Pedersen, Ava L...

Worst ways to choose a college

Worst ways to choose a college

James Libbey, News Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

School Colors Rather ironically, my mother started suggesting colleges based on their how their colors looked on me. Now don’t get me wrong, some colors just don’t work for some people, and I’ve never written or cared about fashion (for better or for worse) in my life. However, there should be...

BSM holds annual Dog Fest

BSM holds annual Dog Fest

Kasey Desmond, Print Editor-in-Chief
April 7, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, News in Brief, TOP STORIES

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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