Knight Errant

Junior High reboots their newspaper

The+Knight+Cavalier+is+BSM%27s+junior+high+newspaper.
The Knight Cavalier is BSM's junior high newspaper.

The Knight Cavalier is BSM's junior high newspaper.

Ginny Lyons

Ginny Lyons

The Knight Cavalier is BSM's junior high newspaper.

Brady Solomon, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Knight Errant, BSM’s award-winning senior high newspaper, has been an important part of the school’s community for years. However, not many people are aware that the junior high has a newspaper of their own––the Knight Cavalier.

Like the Knight Errant, the Knight Cavalier is almost entirely student-written, but there are a few key differences between the two. The Knight Cavalier is staffed by students who volunteer for it as an extracurricular activity instead of as a class during school. Another difference is that members for the Knight Cavalier meet once a week, while the Knight Errant staff meets four times a week.

Staff writers for the Knight Cavalier are expected to write at least one story each quarter. They brainstorm and choose stories themselves, occasionally performing interviews or doing other research for their articles. Once an article is written, it is edited by an advisor, and revised by the student before being published online.

The Knight Cavalier’s advisors are Mr. Daniel Sylvester and Mr. Greg Hoemke. Their job is primarily to help students stay on track, providing story ideas and editing articles. “We moderate lunchtime meetings where students come in and we do a weekly check-in with them,” Hoemke said.

We modelled [the Knight Cavalier] very much on the Knight Errant, so our sections are similar to the same.”

— Dan Sylvester

The newspaper has similar sections to its senior counterpart, such as news, features, opinions and sports. There are also dedicated sections for student and teacher profiles and reviews. “We modelled [the Knight Cavalier] very much on the Knight Errant, so our sections are similar to the same,” Sylvester said.

Three years ago, the Knight Cavalier was changed from a printed publication to a website online. The site, which was created using the same software as the Knight Errant’s, can be found at bsmknightcavalier.org.

Students in 7th or 8th grade are given an opportunity to join at the beginning of the year by attending a meeting. New members can still join later by talking to either of the advisors.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

The Knight Errant intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. The Knight Errant does not allow anonymous comments, and the Knight Errant requires first and last names and a valid email address in order for comments to be published. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Junior High reboots their newspaper

    NEWS

    BSM community celebrates Thanksgiving with prayer service

  • Junior High reboots their newspaper

    NEWS

    BSM purchases its land

  • Junior High reboots their newspaper

    NEWS

    BSM’s offers new ACT prep class

  • Junior High reboots their newspaper

    NEWS

    BSM awarded best private school in the Twin Cities

  • Junior High reboots their newspaper

    NEWS

    Conferences moved up to enhance communication

  • Junior High reboots their newspaper

    MULTIMEDIA

    Engineering invites teachers to lunch and to learn

  • Junior High reboots their newspaper

    NEWS

    Jesuit schools from across the country visit BSM

  • Junior High reboots their newspaper

    MULTIMEDIA

    New service project for the 2018 Freshtival

  • Junior High reboots their newspaper

    NEWS

    KE staff participates in annual MHSPA conference

  • Junior High reboots their newspaper

    MULTIMEDIA

    BSM welcomes eight new teachers

Navigate Right
The student news site of Benilde-St. Margaret's School in St. Louis Park, MN
Junior High reboots their newspaper