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Students’ jobs range from baristas to scuba divers

Students’ jobs range from baristas to scuba divers

Cici Fortney, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


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As high school students, finding a balance between schoolwork, sports, and a job is different for everyone—and definitely not an easy task. But for BSM seniors Chris Jones, Sarah Persons, Ali Wahlquist, and Liam Long, this balance comes naturally. BSM senior Chris Jones, a worker for the City of Wayzata Public Works Department, oversees lawn mowing operations in the summer....

Teachers instructing a class together opens doors for students

Teachers instructing a class together opens doors for students

Lizzie Ambre, Student Life Editor

February 27, 2017


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BSM takes pride in having devoted teachers who are passionate about their students. To many students, having a personal relationship with their teachers creates a strong learning environment. Being able to connect with students and open them up to a better understanding of a topic is an important skil...

Electronic devices are changing the way students learn in the classroom

Electronic devices are changing the way students learn in the classroom

James Libbey, News Editor

February 26, 2017


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Kahoot, Pear Deck, PowerSchool, databases: these online applications are only a few of the most common among the many that students at BSM utilize in class. With the one-to-one laptop program, technology plays a prominent role in the curriculum as teachers find new ways to use it. Currently, studen...

Blue light emitted from electronic devices negatively affects health

Blue light emitted from electronic devices negatively affects health

Lizzie Ambre, Student Life Editor

February 25, 2017


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In a world of balancing studying, extracurriculars, jobs, social time and so many other activities, sleep has become very underrated. Sleep is linked to the quality of your mental health, physical health, and overall quality of life. In the minds of teenagers and young adults, it’s of utmost import...

Science teacher Mr. Peterson uses different grading method

Science teacher Mr. Peterson uses different grading method

Kasey Desmond, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2017


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BSM science teacher Mark Peterson prides himself on a unique grading system that better evaluates students’ skills. Rather than basing grades on an accumulation of points throughout the semester, Peterson grades his students on their mastery of certain learning targets, skills pertinent to the subject....

Students with politicians as parents

Students with politicians as parents

Nathanael Ashton-Piper, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Featured People, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Dennis Smith represents district 34B in the Minnesota House of Representatives and is the father of BSM senior Lillian Smith and sophomore Buchanan Smith. As a member of the house, Mr. Smith is tasked with not only keeping the people of his district happy, but also keeping in mind what’s best ...

Valentine’s day treats that students can bake

Valentine’s day treats that students can bake

Katie Sohm, Student Life Editor

February 12, 2017


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1. Sugar Cookies Whip up a batch of these and decorate with some cute cookie cutters and colored frosting. Cookies: 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ...

Mock trial team going to regionals

Mock trial team going to regionals

Sam Luo, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017


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After the success of the third round of regional competitions, BSM Mock Trial varsity team will be heading towards fourth round this Thursday, competing with Apple Valley high school, trying to earn a position as one of the top six schools in the region. Just four weeks ago, the team took ho...

Student speaks out about chronic illness

Student speaks out about chronic illness

Olivia Rossman, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


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Although it may seem like diseases like mine aren’t necessarily common among children, I’m not the only kid enduring a chronic illness at Benilde-St. Margaret’s. It’s estimated that up to 18% of children are living with some type of chronic illness in the United States. Converting those stats to...

Figure Skating Club experiences slight growth

Figure Skating Club experiences slight growth

Anna Latourelle, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Activities, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Sisters Carmen and Katie Ercolani are part of the Figure Skating Club. “We started performing at hockey games my sophomore year when Michaela Heuckendorf (‘15) was captain,” senior captain Katie said. The club was created a few years prior but had never performed. Katie and Carmen both have...

Senior Erin Patton plays on national bandy team

Senior Erin Patton plays on national bandy team

Katie Sohm, Student Life Editor

January 29, 2017


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BSM senior Erin Patton has participated in the Scandinavian sport called bandy for four years. Bandy is most easily described as a mix of soccer and hockey and most likely originated in England. “We skate on a rink that is the size of a professional soccer field and shoot into nets with a stick. The nets are as big as a soccer goal,” Patton said. Though not commonly known in the US, b...

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