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Seniors receive recognition for solution to a real-world problem

Seniors receive recognition for solution to a real-world problem

Ryan McTigue, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
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Every year, second semester arrives and seniors begin the infamous “senior slide” as they focus solely on being able to skip their finals. However, for a few Red Knights, “sliding” is a fictitious word in their vocabulary. Seniors Alec Johnson, James Libbey, Alex Hyjek, and Matt Nyb...

Choir and orchestra students participate in all state competition

Choir and orchestra students participate in all state competition

Erin Long, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
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The BSM choir and orchestra are always prevalent as a group at mass and other school gatherings. Recently, some of these students went to a special event in order to focus more on the individual performances. Both the choir and orchestra went to a competition called Solo Ensemble, which is a solo ...

Journalism students participate in “writing day”

Journalism students participate in “writing day”

Ryan McTigue, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
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Although the school year is ending and the Knight Errant staff begins to prepare for summer, stories still need to be written. For this reason it was necessary for Knight Errant advisors Ms. Tiffany Joseph and Ms. Kari Koishol to call for a day-long session where Knight Errant staff members from write...

Backstage with the tech crew

Backstage with the tech crew

Henry Witterschein, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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