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Senior Ingrid Lundberg gains knowledge through campaign internship

Senior Ingrid Lundberg gains knowledge through campaign internship

Vivian Shinall, Student Life Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

According to the Center for American Women and Politics, 19.6% of all the United States Congress is female. This past summer, senior Ingrid Lundberg took part in an internship program with womenwinning, a program designed to get more women elected into political office by offering programs for young women to get involved in politics....

BSM now offers orchestra as a class held during the school day

BSM now offers orchestra as a class held during the school day

Brady Solomon, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


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

Orchestra, previously an exclusively extracurricular activity, is now being offered as a full class at BSM. The new class, set in the band room during third period every day (excluding even block days), brings changes to how the school runs the orchestra program. The changes include the arrival of a new orc...

Miscommunication over Lyons’ Forensic Class Pigs leads to police report

Miscommunication over Lyons’ Forensic Class Pigs leads to police report

Abby Letscher, Editor-In-Chief

September 15, 2017


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

In order to teach his Forensic Science students about forensic entomology, Mr. Bob Lyons puts out the bodies of fetal pigs and allows them to begin decaying. However, on Wednesday, September 6, a neighbor of BSM saw these remains and contacted the police. On Thursday, September 7, the case was offic...

BSM girls’ soccer hopes to find form after slow start

BSM girls’ soccer hopes to find form after slow start

Katie Hansen, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

The BSM girls’ soccer team has returned to the field in hopes of reclaiming their title of state champions for the third year in a row. Senior captains Ingrid Lundberg, Madison Stoks, and Claire Grazzini are excited for the season and new talent. This year, they have a lot of new players on the var...

Minnesota budget battle ends in mediation, and that’s a good thing

Minnesota budget battle ends in mediation, and that’s a good thing

Henry Bird, Managing and Content Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Showcase, TOP STORIES

On September 8, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in a case so consequential that it could change how governors or the legislature operate from now on. After a five month long court battle between Governor Mark Dayton and a Republican led Legislature, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that both sides had...

One Last Ride: A Farewell to the Fan Van

One Last Ride: A Farewell to the Fan Van

Noah Bridges, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Red, white, and a hint of tetanus; all of these can be found in the soon-to-depart BSM fan van, a vehicle full of glory and many memories. This will be the van's final season. Senior Jerome Newhouse owns the van. “It was actually my mom’s idea to get it and start something new for tailgates. My fa...

BSM boys’ soccer ready to avenge last season’s tough ending

BSM boys’ soccer ready to avenge last season’s tough ending

Henry Witterschein, Sports Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

As the school year begins, so do many of Benilde-St. Margaret’s fall activities. Several of the BSM sports teams are hoping to improve on previously strong seasons, one of them being the Varsity boys’ soccer team. After a heartbreaking end to the season last year against Section 5A rival Breck, the tea...

BSM football hopes to repeat as State Champions

BSM football hopes to repeat as State Champions

Michael Hunter, Online Managing Editor & Sports Managing Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, MULTIMEDIA, Showcase, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

With a new school year already in full swing and the fall sports season starting, the BSM football team will be hoping to repeat as State Champions and build off a strong 2-0 start this season. With wins over Waconia and Orono to start off the new season, the team has high expectations of what is...

Alum Frankie Gormley ’16 took a gap year and encourages others to do the same

Alum Frankie Gormley ’16 took a gap year and encourages others to do the same

Vivian Shinall, Student Life Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

For most outgoing seniors, the path after BSM is fairly uniform: they will attend college the year after graduating, and then proceed to their career of choice. Alum of ‘16 Frankie Gormley’s path has strayed far from this norm, resulting in an abundance of new opportunities and experiences. Instead of ...

Archbishop Hebda installs Dr. Ehrmantraut as President of BSM

Archbishop Hebda installs Dr. Ehrmantraut as President of BSM

Erin Long, Features Editor

September 8, 2017


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

Recently, Dr. Adam Ehrmantraut became the first president in BSM history to be installed. On Wednesday 7, 2017, Archbishop Bernard Hebda installed Ehrmantraut during BSM's first mass of the school year. Pope Francis appointed Hebda to be the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis ...

2016-2017 RECAP

June 9, 2017


Filed under TOP STORIES, VIDEOS

New renovations coming to Benilde St. Margaret’s over the summer

New renovations coming to Benilde St. Margaret’s over the summer

Kayla Farrey, Staff Writer

June 8, 2017


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, TOP STORIES

With the recent completion of the Haben renovations, Benilde St. Margaret's will welcome new features for the upcoming year: updated flooring, replaced sections of the roof, an improved  parking lot, and refurbished classrooms. Construction starts on June 12, right after the school year ends. If no...

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