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BSM celebrates student achievers from local Catholic schools with luncheon

BSM celebrates student achievers from local Catholic schools with luncheon

Erin Long, Staff Writer
February 1
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

BSM awarded a selective group of eighth-grade students with the Red Knight Achiever Award this past week for their leadership skills and role in society. These students celebrated these skills at a luncheon held at BSM on Wednesday, January 25th. The Red Knight Achiever Award is an award given to cu...

Student speaks out about chronic illness

Student speaks out about chronic illness

Olivia Rossman, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Although it may seem like diseases like mine aren’t necessarily common among children, I’m not the only kid enduring a chronic illness at Benilde-St. Margaret’s. It’s estimated that up to 18% of children are living with some type of chronic illness in the United States. Converting those stats to...

“Battlefield 1” changes the pace of the “Battlefield” franchise

“Battlefield 1” changes the pace of the “Battlefield” franchise

Henry Quant, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under A&E, Digital Life, TOP STORIES

"Battlefield 1" is a video game based in World War 1, that was released on October 26, 2016. The game was made by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. "Battlefield 1" is a big leap for video games, since there haven’t been many hugely popular games based in WWI. The game uses a multitude of maps, m...

University of Minnesota a cappella group Basses Wild performs at BSM

University of Minnesota a cappella group Basses Wild performs at BSM

James Libbey, News Editor
January 31
Filed under NEWS, News in Brief, TOP STORIES

The Red Knotes, BSM's a capella group, allows senior high singers to come together and make music with their mouths. After high school, students often continue singing a cappella by participating college groups, one of which is Minnesota's own the "Basses Wild." The Basses Wild is a men’s a...

Figure Skating Club experiences slight growth

Figure Skating Club experiences slight growth

Anna Latourelle, Staff Writer
January 30
Filed under Activities, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Sisters Carmen and Katie Ercolani are part of the Figure Skating Club. “We started performing at hockey games my sophomore year when Michaela Heuckendorf (‘15) was captain,” senior captain Katie said. The club was created a few years prior but had never performed. Katie and Carmen both have...

French class communicates with students in France

French class communicates with students in France

Emma Lindahl, Staff Writer
January 30
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, News in Brief, TOP STORIES

Pen pals may sound like a thing of the past, but the Internet has allowed for students in different countries to connect with each other in many ways. Recently, BSM’s French 1 and French 2 classes have been corresponding via email with students studying English in Nantes, a city in northwest Fran...

“Rogue One” fills the biggest plot hole of the “Star Wars” franchise

“Rogue One” fills the biggest plot hole of the “Star Wars” franchise

Henry Quant, Staff Writer
January 30
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, TOP STORIES

Although the Star Wars franchise has been around for 40 years, it always finds a way to impress. “Rogue One,” the newest installment in the series, is set in between “Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars IV: A New Hope." Since A New Hope” came out originally before “Revenge...

BSM welcomes new president

BSM welcomes new president

Molly Keady, Kasey Desmond, and Kate Janda
January 30
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, TOP STORIES, VIDEOS

Since August, BSM has had a temporary president, Mr. Shay Wyley. Today BSM announces Dr. Adam Ehrmantraut as our new president. But Ehrmantraut isn’t new to BSM; he began his teaching career as a member of the BSM community in 1999. He worked here as a social studies and business teacher, advisor t...

Honors and AP classes: furthering education or stress?

Honors and AP classes: furthering education or stress?

Erin Long and Mary Youngblut
January 29
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, TOP STORIES

Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses allow one to learn at a higher level, but it sometimes comes with the cost of late night studying, hours spent on homework, intense stress and less time with friends. Conventional wisdom is that advanced classes help students to better prepare for college, but...

Carolina’s Towing Troubles

Carolina’s Towing Troubles

Carolina Jimenez, Magazine Editor-In-Chief
January 29
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

Have you ever wanted to spend your Tuesday night at the Minneapolis DMV? Have you ever wanted to stand in a line for three hours so that you can pay $138  to get your car back? Have you ever wanted to do that twice? Of course you haven’t. Getting your car towed sends you to a nightmare hellscape where...

Senior Erin Patton plays on national bandy team

Senior Erin Patton plays on national bandy team

Katie Sohm, Student Life Editor
January 29
Filed under Featured People, MULTIMEDIA, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

BSM senior Erin Patton has participated in the Scandinavian sport called bandy for four years. Bandy is most easily described as a mix of soccer and hockey and most likely originated in England. “We skate on a rink that is the size of a professional soccer field and shoot into nets with a stick. The nets are as big as a soccer goal,” Patton said. Though not commonly known in the US, b...

Faith in Action class hosts first justice fair

Faith in Action class hosts first justice fair

James Libbey, News Editor
January 29
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

Faith in Action is a relatively new Theology class available for seniors, taught by the director of mission, Ms. Lisa Lenhart-Murphy. The focus of Faith in Action is advocacy for a global perspective on social justice, so it isn’t limited to national issues. “It’s designed to be a capsto...

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