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Fly or Die: An Oral History of the Flyers

Fly or Die: An Oral History of the Flyers

Sports Writing Class of 2017, Guest Writers

January 9, 2018


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Players trying out for any sport do so in fear of getting cut, but for BSM boys’ hockey players, there is a place for those who do not manage to make the Red Knights––the SLP Flyers. The St. Louis Park Flyers have a legacy that one would not expect from a second-tier high school hockey team....

Mia’s Favorite Things of 2017

Mia’s Favorite Things of 2017

Mia Rheineck, Staff Writer

January 3, 2018


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Oprah is a legend. As a longtime fan, I look forward each year to her list of favorite things. These items can range from her own magazine to a pair of “life changing” fuzzy socks. Feeling inspired by her list of favorite things, I decided to make my own. I can’t hand out a car to every person I w...

Seniors reflect on their most embarrassing high school moments

Seniors reflect on their most embarrassing high school moments

Estelle Beutz, Staff Writer

December 24, 2017


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Senior year is a time to embrace high school friendships, prepare for college, and of course, reflect on the cringe-worthy moments that took place in years before. Most seniors will admit that it is impossible to avoid moments of embarrassment as underclassmen. Whether it is a moment of clumsiness in...

Challah-lujah! It Christmakkuh

Challah-lujah! It Christmakkuh

Noah Bridges, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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Alright, let’s get one thing straight, I know that Christmas is an amazing holiday, but I’m going to tell you why Hanukkah deserves some love too. By the way, it’s pronounced “H(phlegm)anukkah.” Number one: the holiday itself lasts for eight nights as represented by the menorah which is a cerem...

Things to make and do in microgravity

Things to make and do in microgravity

John Beutz, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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BSM students had an amazing opportunity on November 28 when a group of 75 students, faculty, and alumni had the chance to talk with ‘85 alum Mark Vande Hei. Over the 30 minutes of the interview, Vande Hei floated in the ISS and answered student’s questions. In all of human history, only 53...

John Beutz explores the history of the Salyut space station

John Beutz explores the history of the Salyut space station

John Beutz, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


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Today, we take the idea of an orbiting space station for granted. Astronauts and spacecraft are a bigger part of popular culture than ever, and the potential for future space exploration is expanded by private companies such as SpaceX. But just 50 years ago, the idea of humans working and living in orb...

QUIZ: Which BSM teacher are you?

QUIZ: Which BSM teacher are you?

Stella Fortier, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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BSM Twitter accounts help keep students and fans in touch with what’s going on

BSM Twitter accounts help keep students and fans in touch with what’s going on

John Brask, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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Newspaper? No. Channel 9 news? Probably not. Twitter? Definitely. For better or for worse, Twitter seems to be the biggest source of local updates for many people today. In the realm of BSM school activities, this is a fact. Since 2006, Twitter has been beneficial in terms of keeping people up to date on th...

Ben Larson reveals the struggles (and joys) of being a major superfan

Ben Larson reveals the struggles (and joys) of being a major superfan

Ben Larson, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


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Ben Larson, alive and well, recounts the four-hour calamity that was his experience during BSM’s soccer teams’ first section games: 4:45 pm – I pull into the BSM parking lot and make my way up to the ticket gate. I walk with an air of importance and belonging––as if the other fans were arr...

The best decision the school has ever made

The best decision the school has ever made

Henry Quant, Varsity Writer

October 26, 2017


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Signing in for wellness was a struggle. It was a hassle. It was a pain in the rear. Signing in for wellness was one of the most challenging parts of last year. Taking the time to walk across the building just to walk all the way back was, in a word, unnecessary. Whenever I asked why I need to sign in, I wo...

Students deal with post homecoming letdown

Students deal with post homecoming letdown

Ian Mathison, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


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The decorations are down. The dress up days have come and gone. The football game was won. The dance is over. This is the week after homecoming. During the five days days of Homecoming week, students walked into school through doors adorned with colorful representations of their classes: freshmen, sophomor...

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