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Senior Olivia Carlisle reflects on her time studying abroad in Spain

Senior Olivia Carlisle reflects on her time studying abroad in Spain

Olivia Pohlen, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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Many BSM students travel to different places throughout the school year and summer, whether it be traveling abroad for a mission trip, visiting colleges in the fall during MEA, or spending spring break in Mexico. Much less commonly, there are students that travel to a different country for an extend...

Missionary visits religion classes

Missionary visits religion classes

Abby Letscher, Editor-In-Chief

December 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, MULTIMEDIA, Showcase, TOP STORIES, VIDEOS

Volunteering is a huge part of BSM’s culture. By bringing in speakers, students can get a first hand account of volunteer opportunities beyond high school. Liz Mach has worked in Africa for the past 40 years as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner. As the aunt of junior Erin Long and alumnus Liam Long (‘17), she has...

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Ian Mathison, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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More gifts for everyone on your list! Moshi Digits- Moshi, a brand known for portable phone batteries, has come out with their version of touch screen gloves. A warm touch screen glove will keep hands warm in the winter, especially for the people whose phones are never charged and hands are always col...

BSM girls’ basketball off to a great start

BSM girls’ basketball off to a great start

Katie Hansen, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES, Winter Sports

The BSM girls’ basketball team has been working hard and training a lot, which has led to success thus far. This year, the basketball team has gotten new coaches: Coach Mike Swann, Coach Snell, and Coach Lindsey. They hope to bring something new to help the team succeed. With the majority of competitor...

“Murder on the Orient Express” thrills murder mystery fans with a contemporary crime movie

“Murder on the Orient Express” thrills murder mystery fans with a contemporary crime movie

Sydni Dailey, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Showcase, TOP STORIES

Set in 1934 on a train ride through many different countries in Europe, and based on Agatha Christie’s infamous novel, Murder on the Orient Express is a murder mystery that is suitable for all crime lovers. With many A-list celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, and Michelle Pfeiffer, this race to solve a cr...

BSM’s table tennis team gears up for another season

BSM’s table tennis team gears up for another season

Truman Kinne, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


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The 2017-2018 table tennis team is gearing up for another competitive season. The team is led by senior captains Noah Swindlehurst and Henry Koch, while Guy (Rakpong) Peerepong–who has played competitively in Thailand–also contributes greatly to the team’s success.  Table tennis isn’t the primary sport for m...

BSM boys’ basketball loses in a close game to rival Edina

BSM boys’ basketball loses in a close game to rival Edina

Braeden Fitzgerald, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES, Winter Sports

The BSM boys’ basketball team traveled down Highway 100 South on Tuesday in a clash against Edina. The basketball team just came up short against Columbia Heights last Friday, thanks to a last second buzzer beater. The atmosphere at school was one of strictly business. Whether its hockey or basketbal...

Students and teachers reflect on winter driving experiences

Students and teachers reflect on winter driving experiences

Allison Brooks, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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Winter is here——days are getting shorter and air is getting colder, but one of the more serious changes that winter brings are how roads become more treacherous to navigate. Students who have driven in a Minnesota winter understand the challenges that come with the poor conditions, but for many n...

Parents and adolescents develop different opinions through a variety of ways

Parents and adolescents develop different opinions through a variety of ways

Lorenzo Cerda, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

In today’s culture, there is so much information circulating on the internet surrounding racial, ethical, and moral dilemmas. Traditionally, children were thought to have shared a similar ideology as their parents on opinions, as they spent a majority of time with their parents growing up and had litt...

Student athletes don’t need a wellness hour

Student athletes don’t need a wellness hour

Lorenzo Cerda, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Showcase, TOP STORIES

High school wellness is designed to instill balance into one’s life and develop a healthy lifestyle. The once a week system of class during one’s free hour is supposed to give them a break from the grind of day to day life by giving them something physical to do. While in concept a great idea, for...

Seniors in Christian Vocations classes participate in flour baby projects

Seniors in Christian Vocations classes participate in flour baby projects

Bridget Yazvec, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Every year for a week, BSM seniors find themselves roaming the halls as proud parents of five-pound sacks of flour. The project is a years-old tradition for seniors in Christian Vocations classes and is meant to help students understand how hard it is to be a parent. This project is part of a unit centered on m...

The Parent Association is a driving force at BSM

The Parent Association is a driving force at BSM

Brady Solomon, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


Filed under EDITOR'S PICKS, FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

The students at BSM may not know it, but many of the events they enjoy throughout the year are planned and organized by a single driving force: the Parent Association. The volunteer-run organization plans, prepares, and raises funds for events throughout the year that benefit everyone from students ...

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