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Reflecting on Black History Month

Reflecting on Black History Month

Kailyn Pedersen, Staff Writer
March 2
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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
Filed under Featured People, MULTIMEDIA, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

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....

New college application process introduced

New college application process introduced

Kailyn Pedersen, Staff Writer
March 1
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Chances are, anyone who has even thought about applying to college has used the Common Application. This application, usually referred to as the “Common App,” is exactly what it sounds like—common. Around 700 colleges use this application, but just recently, about 90 colleges have pio...

Help Desk introduces virtual reality system

Help Desk introduces virtual reality system

Max Jensen, Staff Writer
February 27
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The Help Desk recently gained access to a demo zSpace unit. zSpace is a California based company that develops technology, creating virtual reality computers that allow for a hands-on learning experience without the need for physical space and objects. zSpace is a combination of 3D technolog...

Teachers instructing a class together opens doors for students

Teachers instructing a class together opens doors for students

Lizzie Ambre, Student Life Editor
February 27
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

BSM takes pride in having devoted teachers who are passionate about their students. To many students, having a personal relationship with their teachers creates a strong learning environment. Being able to connect with students and open them up to a better understanding of a topic is an important skil...

Electronic devices are changing the way students learn in the classroom

Electronic devices are changing the way students learn in the classroom

James Libbey, News Editor
February 26
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Kahoot, Pear Deck, PowerSchool, databases: these online applications are only a few of the most common among the many that students at BSM utilize in class. With the one-to-one laptop program, technology plays a prominent role in the curriculum as teachers find new ways to use it. Currently, studen...

Predictions for the Oscars

Predictions for the Oscars

Andrew Plouff, News Editor
February 26
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Best Picture: Out of the nine nominated films for this year, this race is ultimately going to come down to three films: “La La Land,” “Moonlight,” and “Hidden Figures.” “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures” both have strong and impactful messages, while “La La Land” is considered to be the most creative film...

Powerful leading actresses steal the show in “Hidden Figures”

Powerful leading actresses steal the show in “Hidden Figures”

Anna Latourelle, Staff Writer
February 26
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One of the most important days in American history was when the United States put a man on the moon. The little-known story of how three African American women helped achieve this feat is brilliantly portrayed in the movie "Hidden Figures." The movie is empowering and uplifting, and lives up to the...

“Lion” tells a story of grief, loss, and hope

“Lion” tells a story of grief, loss, and hope

Grace Gyolai, Magazine Editor
February 26
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Finding a movie that truly impacts perspectives and ideas is not a commonality that connects most films. Movies can still be fantastically funny or heartbreaking but they do not force viewers to think introspectively about their familial relationships or privileges; however the Oscar-nominated film “Lio...

Blue light emitted from electronic devices negatively affects health

Blue light emitted from electronic devices negatively affects health

Lizzie Ambre, Student Life Editor
February 25
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

In a world of balancing studying, extracurriculars, jobs, social time and so many other activities, sleep has become very underrated. Sleep is linked to the quality of your mental health, physical health, and overall quality of life. In the minds of teenagers and young adults, it’s of utmost import...

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