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Predictions for the Oscars

Predictions for the Oscars

Andrew Plouff, News Editor
February 26, 2017
Filed under A&E, TOP STORIES

Best Picture: Out of the nine nominated films for this year, this race is ultimately going to come down to three films: “La La Land,” “Moonlight,” and “Hidden Figures.” “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures” both have strong and impactful messages, while “La La Land” is considered to be the most creative film...

Powerful leading actresses steal the show in “Hidden Figures”

Powerful leading actresses steal the show in “Hidden Figures”

Anna Latourelle, Staff Writer
February 26, 2017
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One of the most important days in American history was when the United States put a man on the moon. The little-known story of how three African American women helped achieve this feat is brilliantly portrayed in the movie "Hidden Figures." The movie is empowering and uplifting, and lives up to the...

“Lion” tells a story of grief, loss, and hope

“Lion” tells a story of grief, loss, and hope

Grace Gyolai, Magazine Editor
February 26, 2017
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Finding a movie that truly impacts perspectives and ideas is not a commonality that connects most films. Movies can still be fantastically funny or heartbreaking but they do not force viewers to think introspectively about their familial relationships or privileges; however the Oscar-nominated film “Lio...

Blue light emitted from electronic devices negatively affects health

Blue light emitted from electronic devices negatively affects health

Lizzie Ambre, Student Life Editor
February 25, 2017
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

In a world of balancing studying, extracurriculars, jobs, social time and so many other activities, sleep has become very underrated. Sleep is linked to the quality of your mental health, physical health, and overall quality of life. In the minds of teenagers and young adults, it’s of utmost import...

Two juniors nominated for MSHSL ExCEL Award

Two juniors nominated for MSHSL ExCEL Award

Will Whitmore, Staff Writer
February 25, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Brief, TOP STORIES

BSM juniors Braeden Fitzgerald and Claire Grazzini were recently nominated for the Minnesota State High School League ExCEL Award. The ExCEL Award is a prestigious award that recognizes juniors that are active in school activities, show quality leadership skills, and work voluntarily in the community. Ever...

Science teacher Mr. Peterson uses different grading method

Science teacher Mr. Peterson uses different grading method

Kasey Desmond, Print Editor-in-Chief
February 24, 2017
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

BSM science teacher Mark Peterson prides himself on a unique grading system that better evaluates students’ skills. Rather than basing grades on an accumulation of points throughout the semester, Peterson grades his students on their mastery of certain learning targets, skills pertinent to the subject....

Football and girls soccer teams hang State Championship banners in Haben

Football and girls soccer teams hang State Championship banners in Haben

Jack Hendrickson, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

The State Championship banner for BSM's football team was recently lifted into the rafters of the Haben Center at halftime during a boys basketball game. While this was a monumental moment in BSM's history being the first State Championship win for the football team ever, the girl's soccer team al...

What is the future of education?

What is the future of education?

Abby Letscher, Features Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, Showcase, TOP STORIES

In 1996, IBM’s computer program Deep Blue won a chess game against world champion chess player Garry Kasparov. While Deep Blue would go on to lose the match, the implication of this win was clear: technology is evolving rapidly. One year later Deep Blue beat Kasparov. Since then, technology has progres...

Working at Chuck E. Cheese was a vomit-filled nightmare

Working at Chuck E. Cheese was a vomit-filled nightmare

Olivia Rossman, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

“Hey, Olivia, so I just wanna let you know, the guy at your party… it looks like he has a gun, so I’m not going to be in the Chuck E. costume,” my former coworker, Alex, told me one September day. I had been working at Chuck E. Cheese Inc. for three months at that point, and there were rarely en...

Students with politicians as parents

Students with politicians as parents

Nathanael Ashton-Piper, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Featured People, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Dennis Smith represents district 34B in the Minnesota House of Representatives and is the father of BSM senior Lillian Smith and sophomore Buchanan Smith. As a member of the house, Mr. Smith is tasked with not only keeping the people of his district happy, but also keeping in mind what’s best ...

Dance Team wins State Championship in Jazz

Dance Team wins State Championship in Jazz

Nathanael Ashton-Piper, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

“The team from Benilde-St. Margaret’s,” the PA announcer’s voice boomed over the loudspeakers. Emotions that had been built up over a whole season in the fans, parents, and dancers all surfaced; the crowd roared, and the Knightettes embraced in arms as sisters reclaiming their crown for Jazz supremacy.

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