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Students with teachers as parents

Students with teachers as parents

Emma Lindahl, Staff Writer
March 5, 2017
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Some students have the added stress of having their parents in the same building as them every weekday. Some rarely see their parent during the school day, while others might share a few classes with them. High school students often feel awkward about having parents teach at the same school. But s...

Psychological thriller “Split” keeps viewers on the edge of their seats

Psychological thriller “Split” keeps viewers on the edge of their seats

Ricky Floyd, Staff Writer
March 5, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, TOP STORIES

Only three months into the new year and critics are praising "Split" as the best movie of 2017. “Split” is an eye-popping, visually dynamic, intense jump-out-of-your-seat thriller. Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) has been diagnosed with split personalities and kidnaps a girl named Casey Cooke...

“Hacksaw Ridge” showcases true horror of World War II

“Hacksaw Ridge” showcases true horror of World War II

Jacob Farrey, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
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Hacksaw Ridge is the extraordinary true story of a war hero, Desmond Doss, who saved 75 men in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, Okinawa. Hacksaw Ridge is extremely graphic, and this film captures every fight, shot, and bomb dropped in vivid detail. Considered one of the most realistic w...

Junior High welcomes international French visitors

Junior High welcomes international French visitors

Kayla Farrey, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Brief, TOP STORIES

BSM recently welcomed a group of French exchange students for a week who have traveled from the city of Versailles, southwest of Paris. Benilde-St. Margaret’s families hosted the French students ranging from 10 to 14 years old. BSM had the pleasure of welcoming nine students: Aymeric Auvray, Clémence Billebault, Jean-Baptiste Boucquicaux, Matteo Bray, Paul Fabre, Agathe Lemap-Blanquet, Fanny Perrin, Alicia Quintin, and Emma Roger. The students ex...

Reflecting on Black History Month

Reflecting on Black History Month

Kailyn Pedersen, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
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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, 2017
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, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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...

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