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Staff Ed: new ACT classes are a good start, but need improvement

November 9, 2018


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BSM has added a new ACT prep class for all juniors this year. The class takes place once a week during one of each student’s block period, and students have one practice section to complete each week for homework. The class provides tutoring for all four sections of the ACT test and is spl...

We need to address the problems with the girls’ bathrooms

We need to address the problems with the girls’ bathrooms

Erin Long, Print Editor In-Chief

November 8, 2018


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Let’s talk. Bathrooms are a necessity. If you gotta go, you gotta go. It’s a natural part of the human existence. But, I shouldn’t have to dread using the school bathroom every day. My bathroom time should be my five minute escape from class, but it’s turned into my two minute rush of trying to...

Addition of block days proves fruitful for teachers and students

Addition of block days proves fruitful for teachers and students

Zach Zeman, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Three years ago, BSM added a new block day schedule into each week. Block days occur on every Wednesday and Thursday of the week. During these days, students have to attend four classes a day for roughly about 65 minutes to 80 minutes depending on the week’s schedule. That may seem like a long class...

Is Halloween overrated?

Is Halloween overrated?

Kayla Farrey, News Editor

October 29, 2018


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Is the sky blue? Should neon jackets have stayed in the 80s? Is Halloween the best holiday? The answer to all the questions above is yes! Let’s face the facts, there are costumes, candy, and pumpkins. How can anyone deny these treasures? On Halloween, children have the opportunity to be anyth...

Staff Ed: Teachers should create their own cell phone policies

October 11, 2018


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New laws in France limit the use of cell phones for some students. With these changes comes the question: when should students be given a cell phone, and is this new rule good for the development of children? Technology can be a beneficial and useful tool; however, parents need to be more strict...

Changing valedictorian speeches fine, but not ideal

Changing valedictorian speeches fine, but not ideal

Aidan Luebke, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


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At most high school graduations, the ceremony is ended with a speech from the valedictorian(s). It is a very historical tradition, yet a tradition that BSM is canceling this year. Valedictorians graduating in the class of 2019 will still get recognition, but they won’t be the ones to address ...

Students should choose to take AP courses

Students should choose to take AP courses

Sophia Ludwig, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


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BSM has quite the variety for Advanced Placement or AP classes. An AP class is a course that can earn high school students college credit offered if they take and score highly on an end-of-year optional exam. The exam is scored on a one to five scale, five being the highest someone can receive. Most co...

Are summer jobs worth it?

Are summer jobs worth it?

Zach Zeman, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


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BSM students have just come back from summer; lots of people traveled and others spent almost everyday sleeping. The ones who were the most productive and made the most of their summer are the ones who ended up getting summer jobs. Research says that only about 30% of teens between the ages of s...

Staff Editorial: Some senior privileges should include other grades

June 4, 2018


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Throughout high school, as students mature, they are granted more responsibility for balancing education, extra-curricular activities, and social life. Upperclassmen handle the responsibility well and act as good role-models for younger students to look up to. As a reward for this, they receive privileges...

Why I’ll miss BSM

Why I’ll miss BSM

Sarah Hansberry, Staff Writer

June 2, 2018


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As the class of 2018 nears the end of their high school careers, emotions are brewing and the excitement is overwhelming. Many students have mixed feelings about ending this important chapter of their lives. For some, it’s the pure joy of never having to use a bathroom pass again, and for some, it’...

Transferring to BSM senior year

Transferring to BSM senior year

Jessica Hill, Staff Writer

June 1, 2018


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When your parents tell you that you will be moving 1,000 miles away before the start of your senior year, it is very hard to know what to think. Of course, my first reaction is going to be a combination of anger and sadness. I had my established friends, the activities I was involved in, and many tra...

Why Lebron James is one of the best athletes of all time

Why Lebron James is one of the best athletes of all time

Turner Wine, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018


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Lebron James is not only the best basketball player on the planet but the most powerful athlete on earth.  Fueled by his competitive edge and desire to win, Lebron James has made a name for himself by being the best player in the National Basketball Association and the face of the biggest sports comp...

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