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Technology department debates cutting Adobe software

Technology department debates cutting Adobe software

Kayla Farrey, Varsity Writer

December 4, 2017


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One feature that the BSM community is proud of is the one-to-one laptop program that equips the students with many resources for the school year. The laptops are kept up to date and are installed with software including Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Chrome, in order for teachers and students to have ...

RKVC volunteers at Creative Con

RKVC volunteers at Creative Con

Estelle Beutz, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


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Service? Trip to the Science Museum? Day off from school? Students can experience this trifecta of activities combined during the annual RKVC trip to Creative Con. This past November 14, a group of 25 Red Knights loaded into buses heading for the Science Museum of Minnesota located in St. Paul. The la...

Students interview alum Colonel Vande Hei from International Space Station

Students interview alum Colonel Vande Hei from International Space Station

Breah Banks, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


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On November 28 in the BSM Moore Library, 75 students, faculty , alumni, and others gathered to participate in a downlink with Astronaut Colonel Mark Vande Hei–– alumni of the BSM Class of '85. Because NASA had strict limitations on how many people could participate in the event, the administration ...

Junior High reboots their newspaper

Junior High reboots their newspaper

Brady Solomon, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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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 st...

Students react to new grading scale

Students react to new grading scale

Quinn Ehlen, Staff Writer

November 23, 2017


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Beginning this year, English classes will now be graded on the standard grading scale. In years past, in order to earn an A grade, students needed to have a 94% in their English classes. However, the grading scale will now be adjusted to the same grading scale as every other class; a 93% will earn an...

Fake dogs combat geese problems at BSM

Fake dogs combat geese problems at BSM

Dylan Boyd, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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Recently, dog silhouettes have been placed in parts of BSM campus. The design is fairly basic—— it is is just a black silhouette of a dog. The way they work is pretty simple: the dog is made of corrugated plastic and mounted on a spring, so when the wind blows it gives the illusion that the dog...

BSM freshmen take MAP test instead of Explore Test

BSM freshmen take MAP test instead of Explore Test

Emily Clear, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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This year, BSM freshmen did something new: they took the Measures of Academic Progress Test, or the MAP test. In the past, BSM has relied on the Explore test to give students’ projections for the ACT test. BSM decided to switch to the MAP test because it ultimately provides more specific informat...

BSM received new laptops for the 2017-18 school year

BSM received new laptops for the 2017-18 school year

Truman Kinne, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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Last spring, Help Desk Manager Bill Cheney and the rest of the technology department went in front of the board to present their proposal for new laptops.  It was a success, and BSM was fortunate enough to receive new laptops for the 2017-2018 school year. This year, the technology department outfitt...

Biomedical Science Classes go on first-ever field trip

Biomedical Science Classes go on first-ever field trip

Bridget Yazvec, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


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For students who are curious about a medical career, Biomedical Science classes offer a great chance for them to learn more. The Biomedical Science Investigations Class had their first field trip this fall. Biomedical students were given the opportunity to go to the University of Minnesota Medical Cente...

BSM welcomes a new officer on campus

BSM welcomes a new officer on campus

Sydni Dailey, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


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Keeping a school and its students safe from outside harm is key to having a secure learning environment. Following the promotion of BSM’s previous officer, Aaron Balvin, the BSM faculty and staff gained a new member that helps with keeping our school and students safe. School Liaison Officer Denni...

Seniors become Eucharistic Ministers for the 2017-18 school year

Seniors become Eucharistic Ministers for the 2017-18 school year

Kayla Farrey, Varsity Writer

November 14, 2017


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The community of BSM has the opportunity to worship each month and broaden their journey of faith, but certain members of the community take an extra step by becoming eucharistic ministers. With each school year comes a wave of new eucharistic ministers. The ministers help at school masses with the dist...

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