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BSM alumnus speaks to Discipleship classes about volunteer work

BSM alumnus speaks to Discipleship classes about volunteer work

Erin Long and Mary Youngblut
April 2, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

Monica Shaffer, a BSM alumnus of the class of 2010, has proven to be an inspiration to many. Shaffer currently works Ascension Place, and has dedicated her life to service by helping a wide variety of women who come from all walks of life. Just recently, Shaffer spoke to Discipleship classes about her ...

Showdown: Haben vs. Great Hall

Showdown: Haben vs. Great Hall

Erin Long, Staff Writer
April 2, 2017
Filed under A&E, TOP STORIES

Gym Space The Great Hall: 6/10 The Great Hall is a frequently used area for many different events, including mass, speakers and school gatherings. The bleachers are very useful for sitting during mass and hanging out during lunch, but with the addition of the bleachers, the overall space feels s...

Life after football

Life after football

Lucas Latterell, Opinions Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

On January 20 2017, the BSM football team raised its first State Championship banner to the rafters of the Haben center. The gleaming faces and riotous cheers were reminiscent of the moment months before, when those same boys of fall joyously raised their Championship trophy to an enthusiastic crowd...

Trauma on the playground

Trauma on the playground

Ricky Floyd, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

It was a hot and sunny day. I was in preschool and, as obnoxious as I was, I was not prepared for what was going to happen that day nor did I know that all the clout I had built up was going to be diminished in .2 seconds. I had two best friends—Zach, my best guy friend and Mercedes, who was my...

Speech competitor Ronan Brew follows in his family’s footsteps

Speech competitor Ronan Brew follows in his family’s footsteps

Anna Latourelle, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under MULTIMEDIA, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Influences are all around; some people are influenced by friends and others by parents. For freshman Ronan Brew those influences brought him to be an accomplished speech competitor today. Triple-entered in duo interpretation with senior Josie Ross, dramatic interpretation, and POI (program oral inte...

When life gives you rats

When life gives you rats

Anna Bergsland, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
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‘Twas three nights before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring… except for two baby rats. This past winter, I had the best/worst Christmas anyone I've ever had. I have spent the past year growing my love for rats, referring to almost everyone good and bad as “rats,”...

Sophomore competes with The Blake School’s synchronized swim team

Sophomore competes with The Blake School’s synchronized swim team

Erin Long, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

With the absence of a synchronized swimming team at BSM, many people don’t realize that a BSM student is a competitive synchro swimmer herself. Sophomore Kara Gerads is the only student at BSM currently participating in synchronized swimming as a school sport, and she pushes for a new team at BSM an...

Q&A with President Dr. Ehrmantraut

Q&A with President Dr. Ehrmantraut

James Libbey, News Editor
March 30, 2017
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Knight Errant: Could you share with us a bit about your time as a teacher at BSM? Dr. Adam Ehrmantraut: I started teaching here in 1999, and I was a social studies and a business teacher for seven years. Some of my colleagues at that point in time are still here, so it’s fun to come back and see ...

Drama department rehearses musical with music written by alum

Drama department rehearses musical with music written by alum

Lizzie Ambre, Student Life Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

Every year, the BSM Drama Department performs a musical in the spring. Typically, the musicals they perform originate on Broadway, such as “Urinetown” and “The Drowsy Chaperone” in years past. However, for this year’s spring musical, the department has decided to take an untraditional...

Greatest eats in Downtown Wayzata

Greatest eats in Downtown Wayzata

Cici Fortney, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under A&E, Around the Twin Cities, TOP STORIES

Choosing where to eat is always tough, but these restaurants in Downtown Wayzata will satisfy your cravings. From sushi to malts, these restaurants have everything. Crisp and Green With its recent opening this year, Crisp&Green is predicted to call Downtown Wayzata home for many years. Its atmosp...

How BSM accommodates gluten-free students

How BSM accommodates gluten-free students

Riley O'Connor, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Students of all shapes and sizes... and diets fill the BSM hallways. Some restrain themselves to a life of dairy, meat, sugar-free diets and some keep themselves restricted to only Chipotle, Punch, and Noodles and Company cravings. Although there are students of so many different tastes, the most inte...

Where to park in the BSM parking lot

Where to park in the BSM parking lot

Riley O'Connor, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

The BSM parking lot holds years of history within it, dating back to when Ms. Shea roamed the halls as a student, and even farther back than that—if that's possible. This lot is handed down to each senior class at the end of the year and remains to be one of the most complex areas of the school we ...

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