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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...

Teacher Tom Klein customizes his push cart

Teacher Tom Klein customizes his push cart

Dyan Hoen, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


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Many teachers at BSM do not have their own classroom, so they are often spotted in the hallways with students during passing time. These teachers are often seen pushing mobile carts around with all their supplies for class. Usually, the push carts are all the same. This all changed when new histor...

BSM boys’ swim hopes to find success individually and as a team

BSM boys’ swim hopes to find success individually and as a team

Jackson Williams, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES, Winter Sports

Winter has arrived, which means, once again, it is time to “pack the pool”. With many returning swimmers and new talent, the BSM boys’ swim team has high hopes for this upcoming season. Senior captain Michael Hunter has many personal goals for this season. “I want to go to State in all four o...

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 ...

Boys’ hockey looks to bounce back after tough season

Boys’ hockey looks to bounce back after tough season

Lorenzo Cerda, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES, Winter Sports

The boys’ hockey team is looking to make big strides this year, thanks to strong leadership and a challenging off-season training regimen. With a strong core of experienced and talented seniors, an Orono transfer, and many new skilled freshmen, the team comes into the season mentally and physically ...

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...

Bill Cheney does more than work at the Help Desk

Bill Cheney does more than work at the Help Desk

Riley Miller, Staff Writer

November 26, 2017


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Students typically see Mr. Bill Cheney––more commonly known as just “Bill”––when they have an issue with their laptops, but he’s more than just the Help Desk Guy. Besides running the daily tasks of the Help Desk and managing a couple of employees, Cheney also teaches a computer program...

BSM sports teams dress up for gamedays

BSM sports teams dress up for gamedays

Allison Brooks, Staff Writer

November 26, 2017


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For many BSM athletes, game days, match days, and meet days are an exciting part of the season. Teams spend the school day anticipating the competition they will face after school. This anticipation is carried into the school day through team dress ups. From footie pajamas to suits and ties, dressing up ...

Robots and AI won’t end employment as we know it

Robots and AI won’t end employment as we know it

Gus Beringer, Opinions Editor

November 26, 2017


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It isn’t hard to find alarming headlines concerning the rise of automation. Elon Musk thinks that, due to the rise of robots, governments will be forced to adopt a universal basic income. He’s not alone––Bill Gates wants to tax automated workers because of their disruptive effect. However, emp...

BSM girls’ swim found success at State Meet

BSM girls’ swim found success at State Meet

Matthew McGonigle, Staff Writer

November 24, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

BSM girls’ swimming earned 13th place out of 39 teams at the finals of the extremely competitive Minnesota Girls’ State Swim Meet this past weekend, moving up two spots from last year's state results. “It was a great meet, there was a ton of personal bests, and all 5 of us made it back to fin...

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...

Students need comprehensive sex education

Aspen Konowalchuk, Varsity Writer

November 22, 2017


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Because BSM is a Catholic school, the programs taught are tied to Catholic beliefs and teachings. Sex education at BSM is a direct product of this, teaching abstinence-only education. Although BSM’s Catholic ties force the school to adhere to certain methods of teaching, abstinence-only education is...

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