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Theology teacher spends spring break on mission trip in Jamaica

Theology teacher spends spring break on mission trip in Jamaica

Erin Long, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

Mission trips are a great way to connect with communities through service and many students and teachers at BSM have gone on mission trips in the past. Senior high theology teacher Ms. Michelle LeBlanc went on a mission trip to Jamaica this past spring break with her son Sean LeBlanc. LeBlanc parti...

Senior wins AAA Award

Senior wins AAA Award

Olivia Rossman, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Brief, TOP STORIES

Senior Eric Wilson was recently given the AAA Award for his outstanding achievements in academics, arts, and athletics. This award is given to one Minnesota high school student annually who has maintained high grades while being involved in other activities outside of school. The winner of this MSHSL a...

Assistant principal goes viral

Assistant principal goes viral

Kailyn Pedersen, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

In the 21st century, social media has a crucial form of communication for many teens and millennials across the United States. Even at BSM, social media apps like Twitter and Instagram have become common platforms used to communicate with other students. Messages, pictures, and people can spread like wild...

New “Beauty and the Beast” appeases fans of the original

New “Beauty and the Beast” appeases fans of the original

Mary Youngblut, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, TOP STORIES

In recent years, Disney has started to make live action remakes of their classic animated movies, and most recently, they've recreated "Beauty and the Beast." Many fans were nervous that this remake would be a flop, but this new movie proves to be a booming success. The movie is an incredible addition...

Coping with loss

Coping with loss

Erin Long, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

Loss is something that everyone will experience at one point in their life. For some, it can come sooner, while for others it could come much later, but nevertheless, loss is painful, tragic, and heartbreaking. In the end, coping and dealing with loss can end up defining a person and a community....

Representatives from the Students for Human Life club go to the Capitol

Representatives from the Students for Human Life club go to the Capitol

Kayla Farrey, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

The Students for Human Life club addresses and discusses issues jeopardizing the respect and dignity of human life. Four BSM group members went to the Minnesota State Capitol on a student day on March 14 to listen to presentations and an official hearing from representatives. Ashley Ortizcazarin, Kailyn Pedersen, Ava L...

Worst ways to choose a college

Worst ways to choose a college

James Libbey, News Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

School Colors Rather ironically, my mother started suggesting colleges based on their how their colors looked on me. Now don’t get me wrong, some colors just don’t work for some people, and I’ve never written or cared about fashion (for better or for worse) in my life. However, there should be...

BSM holds annual Dog Fest

BSM holds annual Dog Fest

Kasey Desmond, Print Editor-in-Chief
April 7, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, News in Brief, TOP STORIES

The annual Dog Fest is a long-standing tradition at BSM. The student council invited faculty, students, and staff to gather with their dogs in the Commons for an evening of playtime and friendly competition. Twenty-nine dogs participated in Dog Fest on Wednesday, April 5. “This was the record highe...

Maddie Turk’s tragic tale from Cabo

Maddie Turk’s tragic tale from Cabo

Maddie Turk, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

When I go on spring break, I’m never content to just sit and relax at the beach. I like to go out and try something I’ve never done before. This year, that adventure was all-terrain vehicle driving. I was down in Cabo San Lucas, a desert landscape on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The ATV course was a...

New lights to be installed on the baseball field

New lights to be installed on the baseball field

Mary Youngblut, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Brief, Showcase, TOP STORIES

As spring arrives and spring sports come into full swing, the baseball field is working to accommodate the five teams. This spring, new baseball lights are being installed to add more light and allow for more home games to be played. Private donors are funding the lights, which are a much-neede...

Punch Bowl Social is the best “social” hangout at West End

Punch Bowl Social is the best “social” hangout at West End

Grace Peluso, Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under A&E, Around the Twin Cities, TOP STORIES

Punch Bowl Social is an upbeat, modern restaurant located on the edge of West End in St. Louis Park. They strive to create an environment that allows customers to truly be themselves. Day after day of the same routine gets extremely old, but Punch Bowl Social is a place where dress codes and responsibilities are ...

Eight websites for wasting time

Eight websites for wasting time

Claudia Elsenbast, Diversion Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

This is Sand  One of my personal favorites this page gives you the opportunity to create a piece of artwork using tiny grains (pixels) of colored sand. It is incredibly soothing and the added sound component takes the experience from A to A+. Weave Silk If you like the idea of drawing but lack the skills needed to draw, visit this site. With a simple click and drag of a mouse, an...

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