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Backstage with the tech crew

Backstage with the tech crew

Henry Witterschein, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Activities, MULTIMEDIA, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

As excitement builds up before the curtain opens and the crowd wonders who is the lead and who has what part, but no wonders about who is making the play run. Benilde-St. Margaret's has been producing school plays since BSM was founded in 1907, and none of the plays could’ve been produced without the backs...

Engineering students participate in annual “Hackathon”

Engineering students participate in annual “Hackathon”

Nathanael Ashton-Piper, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

The BSM Engineering department recently held their 2017 “Hackathon.” In preparation for the upcoming RoboCup taking place in Japan this summer, students and teachers worked with employees from Pearson on coding and programming for their competitive robot. This is not the first time ...

Students attend Spanish Model UN Conference

Students attend Spanish Model UN Conference

Riley O'Connor, Staff Writer
April 30, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

Recently, 40 students from BSM’s Español para Hispanohablantes class attended the Spanish Model United Nations Simulation as a part of the curriculum. This was a conference held in Minnesota where high school students around the state get to act as a delegate for a country they were assigned t...

The power of renovations

The power of renovations

Erin Long and Henry Bird
April 28, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, TOP STORIES

Renovations and remodeling keep a school modern and up-to-date. Benilde-St. Margaret’s has been recently focusing on a number of projects in order to update the school and respond to the advancement of technology and the changes in teaching and learning. It is vital that students have the lea...

Students and faculty to receive new laptops in the fall

Students and faculty to receive new laptops in the fall

Andrew Plouff and Kayla Farrey
April 28, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

For the 2017-2018 school year, all students and teachers will receive brand new Apple laptops. BSM plans to buy the most recent edition of the Macbook Air with new and improved features. The school hopes to buy laptops for over 1,100 students, 150 faculty members, and a few extras for purposes outside of academic use. “We’ll end up buy...

Out Of Your Ivy League

Out Of Your Ivy League

Kailyn Pedersen and Mary Youngblut
April 28, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, TOP STORIES

With College Decision Day on Monday, the topic of college has been a prominent subject at BSM and all around the country. Seniors plan and finalize the next four or more years of their lives, and this endeavor can be both exciting and mentally draining. Due to student loans, the extensive applicatio...

How BSM combats cheating

How BSM combats cheating

Gus Beringer, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, Showcase, TOP STORIES

Some students will do whatever it takes to get an A… even if that means cheating, so BSM has instituted various programs and rules to help to combat the issue. In an anonymous survey of 211 BSM students, 40% admitted to cheating in the past and 83% report that they have seen another student cheat. ...

Weather affects BSM spring sports in a variety of ways

Weather affects BSM spring sports in a variety of ways

Anna Bergsland, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, TOP STORIES

When most people think about springtime in Minnesota, they think about green grass, new budding flowers, and the occasional “April showers bringing May flowers.” The reality of the spring season, however, is that it is full of all kinds of adverse weather conditions. It is likely for one to experie...

“House of Cards” gives viewers an in-depth look into the political life of Washington, D.C.

“House of Cards” gives viewers an in-depth look into the political life of Washington, D.C.

Gus Beringer, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, TOP STORIES

The first Netflix original series, “House of Cards” set a higher standard for TV drama. The show, centered on Washington D.C. politics, has excellent writing, acting and production quality that is unmatched by any other drama series currently running.  Kevin Spacey stars as the House M...

“Black Mirror” provides a terrifying look into the not-so-distant future

“Black Mirror” provides a terrifying look into the not-so-distant future

Jordan Sims, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, TOP STORIES

Popular Netflix original series “Black Mirror” is a British sci-fi series revolving around future societies and the new technologies that come along with it. Each episode is a standalone depiction of a story set in an alternate time with either comical or dark themes, and all of the epi...

“Narcos” tells the true, horrifying story of Pablo Escobar

“Narcos” tells the true, horrifying story of Pablo Escobar

Lucas Latterell, Opinons Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under A&E, TOP STORIES

I, like many students, have always struggled with foreign language, and even though I took Spanish continually from first grade to tenth, I would honestly struggle to ask for a bathroom in the language. But if you asked me to sing Tuyo, the theme song to the Netflix original series “Narcos,”...

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