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A large military budget is crucial to defending the United States

A large military budget is crucial to defending the United States

Charlie Kraemer, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Showcase, TOP STORIES

The United States spends $601 billion on funding the military, more than the next eight countries combined, creating controversy over whether large defense spending is worth it. However, a strong line of defense is a crucial priority for the United States. Because of the geopolitical risks posed by rogue nati...

New changes come to the BSM handbook for 2017-2018

New changes come to the BSM handbook for 2017-2018

Kayla Farrey, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


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

The student handbook has made specific revisions for the school year of 2017-2018. Some of the changes are that no hoods should be worn during the school day, backpacks are to be stored away before first period, and no off the shoulder ("cold-shoulder") shirts are allowed. Senior High assistant princ...

Remembering Ann Dickey

Remembering Ann Dickey

Ingrid Lundberg, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

When someone in the BSM community suffers a loss, students, faculty, staff, and other community members unite to support those affected. After Ann Dickey, the mother of junior Elle Dickey, recently passed away, the BSM community gathered to support Elle and her family. Elle Dickey is a member of the girls’ swim...

BSM cross country teams have high expectations

BSM cross country teams have high expectations

Brendan Amaris, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

BSM's cross country team is up and running for another season. The team has been training hard during the summer and got to bond a lot while working hard. Both the boys' and the girls' teams have high expectations for the season and have already had many successful races. The boys' cross country team woke up at 7am ...

Students welcome the Walker Sculpture Garden’s new artwork

Students welcome the Walker Sculpture Garden’s new artwork

Mia Rheineck, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under Around the Twin Cities, ARTS, Showcase, TOP STORIES

Known for the Spoonbridge and Cherry pieces, the Walker Sculpture Garden has been a Minneapolis attraction since 1988. But after reopening on June 10, 2017, it now has even more unique pieces of art to offer. Sophomore Libby Simpson visited the old sculpture garden numerous times. This past summer,...

Senior Noah Bridges runs his own business “Bridges to College”

Senior Noah Bridges runs his own business “Bridges to College”

Brooks Carver, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

At some point in their lives, most people dream about running their own business. Oftentimes, these dreams end when one is told that they are too young or just too lazy. For a certain BSM senior, this is not the case. Meet Noah Bridges, manager of “Bridges to College.” The idea of starting his own business really...

Eco-Writing offers new experiences for students

Eco-Writing offers new experiences for students

Spencer Sweeney, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


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

Eco-Writers braved monster mosquitoes, blood-sucking leeches, and poison ivy to get a tiny piece of written wilderness. Eco-Writing, a summer English class offered to sophomores, juniors and seniors this year, had its first trip last summer. It is a blended online course centered around a 10-day ca...

Michelle Obama speaks at Beth El Synagogue

Michelle Obama speaks at Beth El Synagogue

Bridget Yazvec, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

Earlier this month, former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the Beth El Synagogue as part of their National Speaker Series. In just a little over an hour, the moderator engaged Obama on a variety of topics, ranging from her time on the campaign trail to the hardest parts of being First Lady. BSM se...

BSM girls’ swim hopes tight bond will help them find success

BSM girls’ swim hopes tight bond will help them find success

Estelle Beutz, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

With the new 2017 season of the BSM girls’ swimming and diving beginning, there comes a fresh opportunity for the swimmers and divers to break last year’s times and hopefully bring home more wins. The last Section title for the team was in 2012, and it seems the team is due for another one this yea...

Senior Michelle Wyley can play five instruments

Senior Michelle Wyley can play five instruments

Harry Madden, Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under ARTS, TOP STORIES

In order to play an instrument, one must have time, patience, and commitment. For senior Michelle Wyley, playing five instruments has been a challenge she has devoted herself to throughout her elementary and high school years. Wyley was forced to play the recorder in 3rd grade for her elementary schoo...

Wellness changes give students more choices

Wellness changes give students more choices

Mary Youngblut, News Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, TOP STORIES

Wellness is a chance for sophomores, juniors, and seniors to escape the pressure of school with anything from meditation to intramurals. Starting this year, BSM is changing wellness, with the hope that it can teach students more time management skills. This new change will force students to reorgani...

BSM girls’ tennis aims to overcome tough schedule and find success

BSM girls’ tennis aims to overcome tough schedule and find success

Megan Olk, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

Although the BSM girls’ tennis team has gone through many changes over this past year, the team is hoping to have a very successful season. With two new coaches, and a returning coach stepping in as the new head coach, practices and matches are underway and the girls are already working hard. They ...

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