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BSM engineering department uses new technology with 3D printer

BSM engineering department uses new technology with 3D printer

Andrew Plouff, News Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, News in Brief, TOP STORIES

The BSM engineering department received a new 3D printer from the company Stacker. The printer was donated by two BSM alumni, John Cich and Mark Ryan, who are investors at Stacker, a relatively new company. “[Stacker] wants to get into schools because they figured it’s a good marketing plan for t...

Art department welcomes new teacher Mr. Alex Walton

Art department welcomes new teacher Mr. Alex Walton

Andrew Plouff, News Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Brief, TOP STORIES

For the second semester, the art department welcomed a brand new teacher: Mr. Alex Walton. Walton is teaching art classes primarily for the junior high, but he also has a section of Drawing and Painting for senior high students. Although it's his first year teaching at BSM, Walton has had a conne...

Visiting a cappella group raises funds for BSM choir department

Visiting a cappella group raises funds for BSM choir department

Maria Van Hove, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

The Red Knotes performed with the five-man vocal band The Cat’s Pajamas at BSM's Hamburge Theater on Thursday, February 9, and the hype surrounding the event was apparent among the BSM choir students. The idea of the concert came from choir teacher Mr. Adam Petroski, who is working to improve ...

Eight students qualify for BPA state competition

Eight students qualify for BPA state competition

Maria Van Hove, Staff Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

With a recent regional competition, the Business Professionals of America (BPA) team had been working hard to prepare themselves. The bus left at 7 a.m. sharp on Wednesday, February 8, and BSM hoped to beat its northwest suburban competitors at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. While this is only the third year that BSM i...

Valentine’s day treats that students can bake

Valentine’s day treats that students can bake

Katie Sohm, Student Life Editor
February 12, 2017
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

1. Sugar Cookies Whip up a batch of these and decorate with some cute cookie cutters and colored frosting. Cookies: 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ...

How splitting a piece of gum ruined our lives

How splitting a piece of gum ruined our lives

Nathanael Ashton-Piper and Claudia Elsenbast
February 10, 2017
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

It started third hour World Religions with Mr. Loecken. Earlier that day, Claudia had consumed an Everything Bagel from Bruegger's Bagels for breakfast, and I consumed an orange juice from Taher. We breathed noxious air, and we both knew it. In our time of need, we turned to our fellow classmates, see...

Four senior student-athletes sign to play for Division I programs

Four senior student-athletes sign to play for Division I programs

Jack Feyereisn and Anna Latourelle
February 9, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, TOP STORIES

Megan Cornell (Girls' Hockey–Dartmouth) Senior girls’ hockey player Megan Cornell has committed to play hockey at Dartmouth College. Cornell started playing hockey over ten years ago when she was six years old. “Growing up my parents would sign me up for various sports just to see which spor...

BSM senior nominated for Minnesota’s Heart of the Arts award

BSM senior nominated for Minnesota’s Heart of the Arts award

Erin Long, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

The Heart of the Arts is an award given out to an individual who demonstrates and exemplifies the ideals of the mission of education-based athletics and arts, and the Minnesotan nominee for this prestigious award is BSM senior Josie Ross. The national winner will be announced later in the spring. T...

“Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” fails the franchise

“Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” fails the franchise

Henry Quant, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under A&E, TOP STORIES

When the "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" trailer was released last November, it received a shocking 2.8 million more dislikes than likes on Youtube. Infinity Ward, the publisher of "Call of Duty," makes its fair amount of trashy games, and their new release of "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" is no ...

Childish Gambino changes style on new album “Awaken My Love”

Childish Gambino changes style on new album “Awaken My Love”

Nolan Arostegui, Staff Writer
February 6, 2017
Filed under A&E, Music Reviews, TOP STORIES

Childish Gambino makes his glorious return to the music world with an unexpected, new style on his highly anticipated album “Awaken My Love.” Originally known for his popular hip-hop and rap albums “Because the Internet” and “Camp," Gambino has proved his talent in the past with hits su...

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