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Sexism in the workplace

Sexism in the workplace

Mary Youngblut, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

Sexist stereotypes come from many places. While some of these stereotypes stem from the truth, they are generalizations and they don’t excuse people who assume women don’t know anything about the subject at hand. Women can face sexism, even in fields in which they are comfortable; they ca...

STEMinism

STEMinism

Kate Janda, Copy Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, Showcase, TOP STORIES

A study published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly in March 2016 found that women who study natural sciences encounter more sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and sexism in general compared to women who study social sciences. In a study published in Nature (a multidisciplinary scientific journal) that focused on researchers, wome...

Haben Center under construction for new renovations

Haben Center under construction for new renovations

Jack Hendrickson, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Brief, TOP STORIES

The Haben Center, the main basketball gym at BSM, holds some of the most electric sporting events that BSM has to offer. Because of its age and function, the main entrance to the Haben Center is being remodeled. The administration plans on giving a new look to the Haben Center, making sure that peopl...

Junior presents science project in state science fair

Junior presents science project in state science fair

Elsa Beise, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

While many high school students spend their time in clubs and sports, junior John Beutz spent it making a nuclear fusor. Beutz competed in the State Science and Engineering Fair for his science project earlier this year, where he placed in the bronze category along with fifteen other competitors aft...

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...

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