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BSM responds to tragedies through the Common Basket

BSM responds to tragedies through the Common Basket

Kayla Farrey, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

Many schools respond to problems in a plethora of ways; however, at BSM, one way to provide support is through the common basket at Mass. The common basket is a literal and metaphorical object. The actual containers are handmade——they were brought back from Rwanda by a few teachers many years ago. ...

Drama Department performs new play this fall

Drama Department performs new play this fall

Aspen Konowalchuk, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Showcase, TOP STORIES

This fall, BSM will be one of the first groups to perform the play Antigone in Munich, written by Claudia Haas. Antigone in Munich is about a girl named Sophie Scholl, who was a member of the White Rose Society in Nazi Germany. The White Rose Society was a group who fought against totalitarianism governm...

Engineering 3 refocused on team-built robot

Engineering 3 refocused on team-built robot

Brady Solomon, Staff Writer

October 14, 2017


Filed under NEWS, News in Full, Showcase, TOP STORIES

Although BSM's Engineering class is already one of the most unique and popular in the school, the class’s teachers still work to improve the course every year to ensure the best experience possible for the students taking it. Each year, adjustments are made to the course based on past experiences. Th...

BSM football players receive interest from college football programs

BSM football players receive interest from college football programs

Riley Miller, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

Some Red Knight football players have seen interest from many college programs, and some players even have offers. Senior Ikenna Ujuagu holds the only Division One offer on the Red Knight football team, from Indiana State, and he is hoping more schools reach out. “I’m hoping for more once the...

BSM students work as camp counselors over the summer

BSM students work as camp counselors over the summer

Katie Hansen, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Summer is a time for students to relax and take a break from the stress of school. While some fill their free time with sports or activities, others choose to go to camp. Camp counselors play a crucial role in organizing camp: leading activities, helping out campers, and making sure things run smoothly...

BSM’s fishing club celebrates successful first season

BSM’s fishing club celebrates successful first season

Quinn Ehlen, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

This year heralds the inaugural season of BSM’s fishing club. After participating in two summer tournaments, one of the bass fishing teams – juniors Cole Zeman and Jack Klassen – found success, advancing to the state tournament. This tournament took place on Lake Washington, September 16 and 17...

NAHS heads back to the drawing board, revamps program

NAHS heads back to the drawing board, revamps program

Ian Mathison, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Showcase, TOP STORIES

BSM has had its own chapter of National Arts Honors Society (NAHS) since the school year of 2010-2011; however, this year, the board is deciding to completely revamp how the group works. Now in its eighth active year, NAHS has seen quite a bit of change, but this year, advisor and art teacher ...

Students share their experiences living with siblings who have special needs

Students share their experiences living with siblings who have special needs

Kelly Dempsey, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Many students at BSM have unique sibling experiences, but sophomore Annabelle Hilson, who has a 12-year-old brother with Downs Syndrome, and senior Tia Sposito, who has a 15-year-old brother with High Functioning Autism, have had sibling experiences that drastically differ from other students. Althoug...

BSM welcomes new senior high teachers

BSM welcomes new senior high teachers

October 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, TOP STORIES

BSM welcomes a variety of new senior high teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. They come from a host of different backgrounds and experiences: teaching in Spain, working in public schools, and coming straight from a university.

The State of First Amendment Rights in Schools

The State of First Amendment Rights in Schools

Erin Long, Features Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

From kneeling during the national anthem to controversial campus speakers, the freedom of speech has gained a lot of attention in the media lately. However, this freedom is often overlooked in high schools and many forget the true situation of rights for students. BSM is a private and Catholic insti...

Save the Dreamers: The problem with rescinding DACA

Save the Dreamers: The problem with rescinding DACA

Alex Kang, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Showcase

During the 2016 presidential campaign, President Donald Trump promised immigration reforms that would prioritize Americans, safeguard national security, and fortify the sovereignty of the United States. His unconventional proposals called for a complete Muslim ban, mass deportation, and drastic reduc...

Coach Maura Brew wins speech award

Coach Maura Brew wins speech award

Lorenzo Cerda, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS, News in Full, Showcase, TOP STORIES

BSM English teacher and speech coach Ms. Maura Brew was awarded the Outstanding Individual in Communication and Theater Award early this fall. Given by the Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota (CTAM), the Outstanding Individual in Communication and Theater Award recognizes an individual ...

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