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“One Day At A Time” puts heartwarming spin onto the sitcom genre

“One Day At A Time” puts heartwarming spin onto the sitcom genre

Abby Letscher, Features Editor
January 29
Filed under A&E, TOP STORIES, TV Reviews

At least one stellar show has gotten lost within the slew of the many new shows and movies released on Netflix at the start of 2017. “One Day at a Time", a 2017 reboot of the 1975 CBS sitcom of the same title, is one instance of this crime. From producer Gloria Calderon Kellett, of such shows as “H...

Students ignore the cold and go ice fishing

Students ignore the cold and go ice fishing

Katie Sohm and Henry Quant
January 26
Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

One of the reasons ice fishing is such a popular activity is because it is something all ages can participate in, and many who participate annually have been ice fishing since a young age. Fishing in the winter is also favored because it can be a social activity or alone time. It is up to the fisher whether or not to go with friends because ice fishin...

“Assassin’s Creed” movie brings video games to the big screen

“Assassin’s Creed” movie brings video games to the big screen

Henry Quant, Staff Writer
January 26
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, TOP STORIES

"Assassin's Creed" was one of the most awaited movies in the gaming community. "Assassin’s Creed" is a video game that, after playing, makes one want to get up and do something good and fun. It isn’t very often that game companies turn their masterpieces into movies, but when they do, it ends up as ...

Lost and found: my relationship with Netflix

Lost and found: my relationship with Netflix

Andrew Torrance, Staff Writer
January 26
Filed under DIVERSIONS, TOP STORIES

There I was, minding my own business on Christmas break, logging into Netflix to watch my shows that I desperately needed to get caught up on. As I clicked on an episode, the excitement of being reunited with Netflix filled my soul. As exhilarated as I was, that was all shot down like a rebel pilot du...

Four BSM senior boys become Eagle Scouts

Four BSM senior boys become Eagle Scouts

Jack Hendrickson, Staff Writer
January 25
Filed under Activities, MULTIMEDIA, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

An Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process, and the requirements necessary to achieve this rank take years to fulfill. Since its foundin...

Trends in the colleges BSM graduates attend

Trends in the colleges BSM graduates attend

Jack Beutz, Staff Writer
January 25
Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, Showcase, TOP STORIES

At BSM, the college choice more commonly lies in the question of where rather than if. As is typical of a college preparatory school, BSM strives to build a direct link between high school and collegiate lifestyle. The class of 2016 was no exception to the college preparatory cycle by sending 208 stud...

Grand Knight reigns over Holiday Ball 2017

Grand Knight reigns over Holiday Ball 2017

Emma Lindahl, Staff Writer
January 24
Filed under NEWS, News in Brief, TOP STORIES

BSM sophomores, juniors, and seniors recently placed their vote for Grand Knight, and waited for the Holiday Ball coronation to know who won. The coronation took place on Friday, January 13 during homeroom. The eight senior nominees—Michael Wexler, Alex Houlihan, Colby Clinton, Derek Drees, Ricky Flo...

Senior finds success in horseback riding

Senior finds success in horseback riding

Lucy Scherer, Staff Writer
January 24
Filed under Featured People, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

A horse and its rider have a relationship that is extremely unique. When a rider and their horse trust each other, a wonderful thing happens. The two beings become one; the motion of the horse becomes dictated by the actions of its master, creating an undeniable, special bond. Senior Paige Junk...

Therapy dogs come to BSM for finals

Therapy dogs come to BSM for finals

Leo Driessen, Online Editor-in-Chief
January 16
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, TOP STORIES

Senior Holly Caboti-Jones spearheaded an effort to bring in therapy dogs to help destress during finals week, and four of them will be available to pet and play with in the Wellness room throughout the day. "They release chemicals in your brain, particularly serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins. The...

Fight dry skin with these helpful tips

Fight dry skin with these helpful tips

Katie Sohm, Student Life Editor
January 15
Filed under Health, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Moisturize with lotion This one seems obvious, but regularly applying lotion can work wonders. When washing hands, make sure to put on some lotion afterwards—soap contains many ingredients that dry out skin and using lotion will help restore moisture. There are some great lotion options out ...

Parent Association sponsors panel about students’ faith lives

Parent Association sponsors panel about students’ faith lives

Olivia Rossman, Staff Writer
January 14
Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

Earlier this month, the Parent Association sponsored another entry into the “Just for Parents” series of talks. Former campus minister Mr. Mike Jeremiah, the organizer of “Just for Parents” talks, chose the topic “Touching Teen’s Hearts” for this next panel, which focused on young people an...

Students in BPA will compete at annual competition in February

Students in BPA will compete at annual competition in February

Peyton James, Staff Writer
January 14
Filed under Activities, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

The Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition day is approaching quickly, and its members are eager to travel to the competition missing an entire day of school. The BPA is a group of about 20 students at BSM who choose from a wide variety of business-related competitions to compete in indivi...

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