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Fall play chooses a new format

The new format of the fall play as a radio play means that actors will be focusing on their voices as the main method of conveying their characters.

Grace Eigner, Staff Writer

October 23, 2020

Despite these changing times putting restrictions on many aspects of daily life, BSM’s drama department has not let this discontinue their annual fall play. This year’s play will be a radio version of It’s a Wonderful Life. Although it’s unfortunate that audiences will not be able to watch...

Snowstorm postpones boys and girls section soccer games

Section soccer games were moved to indoor locations because of severe snowfall.

Charlie Damberg, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

Record-breaking snowfall Tuesday caused both boys’ and girls’ section soccer games to be postponed on consecutive days. Both teams were scheduled to play their respective section games Tuesday; however, the Minnesota State High School League met during the day and determined the conditions were n...

Administration responds to race concerns at BSM

After a summer of racial tensions, BSM looks to improve its inclusion efforts.

Sam Decker, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

In the tumultuous times that have marked the past eight months, the issue of race has been raised at Benilde-St. Margaret's. In the wake of George Floyd's death, race-related concerns were brought to the attention of the administration and the student body via a flurry of social media posts. These sa...

Girls’ soccer heads to sections after a strong season

Despite difficult COVID restrictions, the BSM Girls Soccer team persevered and ended the regular season with a 9-1-1 record.

Megan Cornell, Staff Writer

October 21, 2020

Despite difficult COVID restrictions, the BSM girls’ soccer team persevered and ended their regular season with a 9-1-1 record. This record makes the team the 2020 Conference Champions for the third year in a row. They beat Chaska in an intense final game and had a big win against Blake earlier...

The battle over blocks

Sophomore Megan Cornell writes in her planner. For this quarter, she only has four scheduled classes.

October 15, 2020

A call for sustainability at BSM

BSM's new Sustainability Club calls students to do their part to save the planet.

Megan Cornell, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

As the climate deteriorates, the call for sustainability is being sounded louder than ever. Increased frequency and longevity of natural disasters, uptick in disease, unpredictable weather patterns, depletion of water sources, and a surge in hunger are all imminent effects of climate change. To combat...

Basketball coach Damian Johnson comes to the court with expectations and plans

Mr. Damian Johnson spends his school days working in the Admissions Office and his nights coaching Red Knight basketball.

Ethan Tureson, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

The BSM basketball community is getting a new addition this year. Damian Johnson is the newly hired head boys’ basketball coach replacing coach Hans Hoeg. The change comes a season after a less-than-glamorous record of 5-21. While the team has not been the best in recent years, Johnson is not ph...

Students organize demonstration raising awareness of police brutality

Seniors Maliah Jaiteh and Xela Gunvalson present signs picturing victims of police brutality.

Connor Rahill, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2020

On the morning of Friday, September 25, BSM students gathered in the boulevard next to the school’s parking lot to call attention to recent police brutality, especially against people of color. Organized primarily by seniors Xela Gunvalson and Maliah Jaiteh, the demonstration started at 7:00 AM and lasted f...

Covid-related changes affect the student learning experience

Freshmen Allison Cachat and Aiden Arndt listen to their teachers over Zoom while learning from a virtual learning space in the hall.

Alli Voss and Sam Decker

September 30, 2020

As the 1,183 BSM students return to the halls, there is no doubt that the learning and in-school experience will be different for all. BSM’s cohort-based and hybrid educational design model have enabled the student body to return in some capacity, but while most students are excited to be back, changes...

Spirit Shop moves outside

A BSM Spirt Shop volunteer hangs merchandise in the shop's new location outside the stadium.

Mary Koby, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

COVID has caused many things to change, including BSM's Spirit Shop. Despite business being low, spirits are still high! The Spirit Shop has moved locations; previously in the Commons/Cafeteria, it's now located in the stadium and is open from 1:00 to 3:30 every day. The clothes inventory remains...

Students encounter many changes due to COVID-19

BSM puts signs up around the school to remind students to wear a mask and stay six feet apart.

Julia Schwartz, Staff Writer

September 29, 2020

This year, because of COVID, BSM welcomes students back to campus with a variety of different changes to the traditional learning environment.  Hybrid learning is a big change for a lot of students and teachers. Students are split up into different cohorts. Grades 7-9 have the option to either do ...

MSHSL reverses fall football postponement

Senior captain George Wolfe dives over a tackle made by co-captain Nick Marinaro during the 2019 season. The team looks forward to making new memories together on the field this fall.

Charlie Damberg, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

An emergency Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) meeting held Monday, September 21, granted many fans and players their wish: a fall football season. In a 15-3 vote, the MSHSL Board reversed their August 4 decision to move the season to the spring.  The players, despite previous credible rumors of a season coming back, were ...

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