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Fake dogs combat geese problems at BSM

Fake dogs combat geese problems at BSM

Dylan Boyd, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS, News in Brief, TOP STORIES

Recently, dog silhouettes have been placed in parts of BSM campus. The design is fairly basic—— it is is just a black silhouette of a dog. The way they work is pretty simple: the dog is made of corrugated plastic and mounted on a spring, so when the wind blows it gives the illusion that the dog...

BSM uses donations in order to improve experience

BSM uses donations in order to improve experience

Spencer Sweeney, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under EDITOR'S PICKS, FEATURES, Showcase, TOP STORIES

As a private, catholic school, BSM can not rely on governmental funding; it must support itself. Tuition makes up a large part of the yearly intake; however, it cannot fill all of the costs of the school. The rest of these must be made up in donations, both small and large. Recently the school has receive...

BSM students get their driver’s licenses

BSM students get their driver’s licenses

Harry Madden, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

In high school, a driver's license gives you power and independence. The sophomore class is just beginning to get a taste of this power, as newly licensed sophomores are now driving themselves to their everyday destinations. Driving has given sophomores the freedom go wherever they want, whenever th...

A look at the best new artists this fall

A look at the best new artists this fall

Harry Madden, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under ARTS, TOP STORIES

Wrestling hopes to improve after a previously tough season

Wrestling hopes to improve after a previously tough season

Quinn Ehlen, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, SPORTS, TOP STORIES, Winter Sports

Unlike how most sports are just considered an athletic event, wrestling is its own lifestyle, and the Benilde-St. Margaret’s Wrestling Team is looking forward to having a successful lifestyle this winter. Last year was a down year for the BSM Wrestling Team. They were 4-18, but this was mostly i...

Teachers decorate rooms to enhance learning environment

Teachers decorate rooms to enhance learning environment

Kelly Dempsey, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Showcase, TOP STORIES

From curious art to hipster animals, students can find all types of art and decorations in the rooms of BSM teachers. Hours of dedication and perseverance are needed for the intense labor of room decorating. With a quirky and whimsical personality, English teacher Kaia Preus’ decorations ful...

Trump should have been more respectful when releasing the JFK files

Trump should have been more respectful when releasing the JFK files

Mia Rheineck, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, TOP STORIES

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard the latest hype in our media-obsessed government: the release of the JFK assassination files. While this may be exciting, the release was not handled respectfully. The JFK files are a set of documents created by the FBI, CIA, and other...

The 1st Amendment matters no matter what

The 1st Amendment matters no matter what

Henry Bird, Content and Managing Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, TOP STORIES

One of the fundamental truths about being an American is that you have certain, unalienable rights: rights that are clearly written in our Bill of Rights that define America as a country of freedom––which, during the late 1700s, was a radically different idea. Freedoms of speech, religion, assembly,...

Eighth grader Carter Booth dominated on the varsity volleyball court this past season

Eighth grader Carter Booth dominated on the varsity volleyball court this past season

Syndi Dailey, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

On most varsity sports teams, it’s unusual for an eighth grader to be on the roster––let alone start most games. For new eighth grader Carter Booth, however, the varsity team environment is not uncommon. The 6’7 thirteen-year-old was the new starting middle hitter for the BSM varsity volleyball team this past season, and she hopes to bring s...

Staff Ed: Sexual assault hurts victims, protects those in power, and cannot continue

Staff Ed: Sexual assault hurts victims, protects those in power, and cannot continue

Editorial Staff

November 17, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Staff Editorial, TOP STORIES

From an attempted rape scene in “Happy Death Day,” to themes of sexual assault in “13 Reasons Why,” the media is saturated with references to and portrayals of sexual assault. However, recent revelations paired with the #metoo campaign––where women and men who have been victims of sexual...

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