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Excellent healthcare saves teacher

Evan Bakker
March 3, 2009
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Mr. Loecken, a BSM religion teacher notorious for his engaging social justice classes, plummeted 17 feet from the roof of his house last Tuesday. Although his head and back were unharmed, he suffered a long list of injuries, including a concussion, a broken nose, a fractured arm, a sprained wrist, an...

BSM names 2009 Valedictorians and Salutatorian

Devon Fitzgerald
February 23, 2009
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After seven semesters of long nights studying, hundreds of cups of coffee, and completing even the most tedious homework assignments, this year's valedictorians and salutatorian have been announced. Seniors Amelia Raether and Griffin Muckley are the class of 2009 valedictorians, while senior Greta Wiessner...

Dance Team takes first at State

Katie Hoesley
February 19, 2009
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The Knightettes claimed their second consecutive Jazz/Funk State title, and a fourth place finish in High Kick at this year's Dance Team State Tournament. The competition was at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Friday, Feb 13 and Saturday, Feb 14. The team made it as finalists in both the High Kick...

Lost Boy inspires BSM to build well in Sudan

Sara Schleuter
February 12, 2009
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For Catholic Schools week this year, BSM chose a unique cause to donate money to: the Macara Miracle Network. This non-profit organization, founded by a few of the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” became a way for them to help give back to their native countries. Ting Maiya, one of the “Lost Boys,” came...

BSM artists excell at Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards

Rachel Kaplan
February 10, 2009
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Out of 1147 individual entries and 121 portfolio entries submitted to the 2009 Minnesota Scholastic Art Exhibition, 54 Gold Keys and 121 Silver Keys were awarded, with twelve going to Benilde-St. Margaret’s students, whose pieces are now on display at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Concourse...

Burst pipe floods classroom

Meredith Gallagher
February 10, 2009
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On the first day of the new semester, most teachers were just worried about getting the names of their new students right, but Sister Jeanne Marie Vanderlinde was busy saving anything she could find that wasn't already drenched with water. She was greeted Tuesday morning with three inches of standing...

The “silent killer” nearly claims students’ lives

Kaia Preus
January 21, 2009
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Known as the “silent killer,” carbon monoxide takes over 500 U.S. lives each year. Seniors Thomas Lawrence and Joe Yunger were lucky to evade this statistic, falling victim to severe levels of carbon monoxide poisoning over Christmas break. “The doctor said he was surprised we lived with no effects,”...

Senior high discusses future technoloy program

Amelia Raether
December 16, 2008
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As our society increasingly heads towards one where advanced forms of technology are necessary for most jobs and processes, it has become clear that it is time for schools to begin asking whether this technological advancement has a place in the school system. With the BSM Junior High in its third...

Students travel back to 18th century Europe

Elle Mohs
November 21, 2008
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Upon entering the Moore Library last Tuesday, students were taken back to Europe in the 1700s. The seniors of Ms. Green’s AP European History class entered the age of Enlightenment as they each took on the role of specific influential people of the time, such as Voltaire, Mozart, Isaac Newton and many...

BSM students and teachers participate in monumental election

Chloe Quinn
November 11, 2008
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Energy filled the air November 4, as BSM students and teachers alike anxiously awaited the outcome of the 2008 presidential election. Regardless of party affiliation, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents came together to witness the historical battle of red versus blue between John McCain and Barack...

BSM dancers compete with Minnesota’s best

Katie McKeever
November 3, 2008
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Devotees from high school dance teams across the state crammed into the Eastview High School gymnasium to validate the torment that they endured in their umpteen years of striving for perfection in the world of studded tutus and binding footwear. Over 80 girls battled in the Miss Dance Team Minnesota...

Remembering Matt Hoff: 1988-2008

Elle Mohs
October 30, 2008
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Matthew Thor Hoff, BSM 2006 graduate, passed away on Tuesday, October 7 after a long, hard battle with bone cancer. Matt is a son to Jeffery and Carol Hoff, as well as a brother to older sister Nicole and younger brother Michael Hoff, a current senior. Matt was also supported during his journey the past...

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