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Ride Along: One student learns what it means to be police officer

Ride Along: One student learns what it means to be police officer

Gabe Trout, Staff Writer
May 22, 2017
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Law enforcement is a field which few choose and many don’t understand. Each day, both men and women put on their uniform and leave their families behind to walk a thin blue line. On February 3 and 11, I rode along with Brooklyn Center Police Department to get a look into the day-to-day duties of t...

The Class of 2017 Tremendous Twelve

The Class of 2017 Tremendous Twelve

May 19, 2017
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Every year the editorial class of the Knight Errant chooses twelve seniors to honor as members of the Tremendous Twelve. These are the unsung heroes of the senior class who embody what it means to be a Red Knight.

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Unsung Hero: Percy Botchway

Unsung Hero: Percy Botchway

Grace Peluso, Staff Writer
May 10, 2017
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Though the Benilde St. Margaret's community may be small, it is known for its incredible athletics. With State Championship wins in both football and girls'  soccer earlier this year, there are many unrecognized contributions to BSM’s athletic success. One of these contributors at BSM is Percy ...

Throw like a girl

Throw like a girl

Molly Keady, Social Media Manager
May 4, 2017
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In 2015, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won its third World Cup Title and each player took home two million dollars of prize money. According to FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association), the German Men’s National Soccer Team players were each paid thirty- ve millio...

The power of renovations

The power of renovations

Erin Long and Henry Bird
April 28, 2017
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Renovations and remodeling keep a school modern and up-to-date. Benilde-St. Margaret’s has been recently focusing on a number of projects in order to update the school and respond to the advancement of technology and the changes in teaching and learning. It is vital that students have the lea...

Out Of Your Ivy League

Out Of Your Ivy League

Kailyn Pedersen and Mary Youngblut
April 28, 2017
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With College Decision Day on Monday, the topic of college has been a prominent subject at BSM and all around the country. Seniors plan and finalize the next four or more years of their lives, and this endeavor can be both exciting and mentally draining. Due to student loans, the extensive applicatio...

How BSM combats cheating

How BSM combats cheating

Gus Beringer, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
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Some students will do whatever it takes to get an A… even if that means cheating, so BSM has instituted various programs and rules to help to combat the issue. In an anonymous survey of 211 BSM students, 40% admitted to cheating in the past and 83% report that they have seen another student cheat. ...

Sexism in the workplace

Sexism in the workplace

Mary Youngblut, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
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Sexist stereotypes come from many places. While some of these stereotypes stem from the truth, they are generalizations and they don’t excuse people who assume women don’t know anything about the subject at hand. Women can face sexism, even in fields in which they are comfortable; they ca...

STEMinism

STEMinism

Kate Janda, Copy Editor
April 28, 2017
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A study published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly in March 2016 found that women who study natural sciences encounter more sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and sexism in general compared to women who study social sciences. In a study published in Nature (a multidisciplinary scientific journal) that focused on researchers, wome...

Unsung Hero: Anne Marie Moen

Unsung Hero: Anne Marie Moen

Elsa Beise, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017
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One member of the BSM staff who doesn’t get the full recognition she deserves is Mrs. Anne Marie Moen. Though Moen works in the north building, her influence has been a part of what makes the whole BSM community so special—and she's been impacting the school for decades. "I love my job and have b...

Coping with loss

Coping with loss

Erin Long, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
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Loss is something that everyone will experience at one point in their life. For some, it can come sooner, while for others it could come much later, but nevertheless, loss is painful, tragic, and heartbreaking. In the end, coping and dealing with loss can end up defining a person and a community....

Unsung hero: Sandy Barry

Unsung hero: Sandy Barry

Nolan Arostegui, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
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Throughout your high school experience at BSM, it is likely that you will have the experience of having a substitute teacher, retaking a test, or struggling with one of your classes. Although you may not always interact with her, Ms. Sandra Barry plays a critical role in all of these. Barry star...

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