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Black mold at BSM

Black mold at BSM

Mary Youngblut, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

There is a legend that few people at BSM have ever heard of. And yet, it is a part of our school. Hidden mold lives among us. While some community members may meet this claim with absolute disgust, others will simply face denial. Of all those who have heard the legend, however, only a select ...

BSM senior wins Caring Youth Award

BSM senior wins Caring Youth Award

Jordan Sims, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Brief, TOP STORIES

Every year, within the St. Louis Park community, Caring Youth Awards are given to a select group of youth who have demonstrated good character and maintained a strong interest in volunteering and service work. These youth are recognized in the classroom by their teachers for their positive values and a...

Spring sports teams have unique leadership with junior captains

Spring sports teams have unique leadership with junior captains

Max Jensen, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, TOP STORIES

This year, there is an unusual amount of younger students performing at a very high level in their sports. Some have even earned the honor of being named captains as juniors. There are two junior captains for different varsity sports. Quinn Ehlen, who is a varsity lacrosse captain, and Hattie Hof...

Annie Paulison provides 5 tips to maximize your senior slide

Annie Paulison provides 5 tips to maximize your senior slide

Annie Paulison, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

By definition, the senior slide is when seniors in high school decide, especially after they get accepted into a college, that they want to slack off and/or be lazy. If you’re a current junior, you might think that the senior slide is far off. That is your first and biggest mistake. The perfect sen...

Group projects should limit their scope and divide their work

Gus Beringer, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, TOP STORIES

Almost nobody likes group projects; they’re often huge assignments that take a large amount of work. However, they are a necessary part of a high school education; according to the 2006 National Survey of Student Engagement report, positive experiences with group projects contribute to overall college success. Despite these benefits, there are ways to impro...

Student DJs stand out at BSM

Student DJs stand out at BSM

Henry Quant, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

The first twin turntables were used for continuous play in 1947. Sound systems were developed in Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s where large parties would take place in the middle of the streets. Without a doubt, deejaying has been a huge part of the United States’ music culture. A profession since the...

Essentials for the perfect athleisure wardrobe

Essentials for the perfect athleisure wardrobe

Katie Sohm, Student Life Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Fashion, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

New fashion trends come and go faster than you can say “crop top,” but one trend has emerged over the past years that seems like it’s here to stay. Athleisure––a combination of the words ‘athletic’ and ‘leisure’––has become a must have in many teenagers’ wardrobes. The trend is all abo...

Unsung Hero: Percy Botchway

Unsung Hero: Percy Botchway

Grace Peluso, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, TOP STORIES

Though the Benilde St. Margaret's community may be small, it is known for its incredible athletics. With State Championship wins in both football and girls'  soccer earlier this year, there are many unrecognized contributions to BSM’s athletic success. One of these contributors at BSM is Percy ...

Life, Liberty, and Minor Complaints: Foreign Aid

Drew Torrance, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Column: Life, Liberty, & Minor Complaints, TOP STORIES

The global foreign aid system is largely founded on the good intentions of many affluent people in developed nations who seek to end poverty in nations that struggle to develop. The problem is that we spend billions of dollars per year attempting to alleviate the struggles of those in developing nations, yet the countries continually receiving aid f...

BSM should integrate trade-focused classes into its curriculum

Gabe Trout, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, TOP STORIES

When students graduate from BSM, most attend a four-year college. As a college-prep school, BSM vocally focuses on preparing students for higher education, but what about the minority of students who choose to attend a two-year institution, trade school or don’t go to college at all? What does Benil...

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