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8 Superfoods for a healthy diet

8 Superfoods for a healthy diet

Katie Sohm, Student Life Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Health, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Avocados Most everyone loves this yummy, versatile fruit, and these are one of the most well-known superfoods out there. Avocados are full of healthy fats and help the body to absorb nutrients. They are rich in vitamins and actually contain more potassium than bananas. Add in avocados to daily meals b...

Nintendo makes a comeback with the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo makes a comeback with the Nintendo Switch

Olivia Rossman, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under A&E, Digital Life, TOP STORIES

Nintendo has had a rough go of things. After the commercial failure of the Wii U, Nintendo needed a console that had the appeal of the Wii without the clunk and confusion of its successor.  The Nintendo Switch’s hoped to become the home and portable replacement for Nintendo’s two consoles, the Wii...

Unsung Hero: Anne Marie Moen

Unsung Hero: Anne Marie Moen

Elsa Beise, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

One member of the BSM staff who doesn’t get the full recognition she deserves is Mrs. Anne Marie Moen. Though Moen works in the north building, her influence has been a part of what makes the whole BSM community so special—and she's been impacting the school for decades. "I love my job and have b...

College decision day approaches for BSM seniors

College decision day approaches for BSM seniors

Riley O'Connor and Lizzie Ambre, Staff Writer and Student Life Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

There are many mixed emotions surrounding the end of high school for this year’s BSM seniors, and a lot of anxiety for undecided students. Whether they’ve decided on a college, or still making last minute decisions, most students are ready to take their learning up a notch and hit the books at th...

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
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

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...

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