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Affirmative Action assails Asian admission aspirations

Affirmative Action assails Asian admission aspirations

Alex Kang, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, TOP STORIES

Colleges invest in diversity: diversity in talent, diversity in ideas, and especially diversity in race. Admission offices prioritize diversity on campuses; as a result, minority status has been considered a perk for applicants. Despite academic disparities in applications, students of color began to...

BSM offers new AP art classes

BSM offers new AP art classes

John Beutz, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Showcase, TOP STORIES

Many BSM students have taken classes like AP Calculus and AP United States History, and as of this year, art students who have completed prerequisite classes, and have an established portfolio of artwork, have the opportunity to earn college credit in three AP Studio Art courses. AP Drawing and Painting...

BSM freshmen take MAP test instead of Explore Test

BSM freshmen take MAP test instead of Explore Test

Emily Clear, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

This year, BSM freshmen did something new: they took the Measures of Academic Progress Test, or the MAP test. In the past, BSM has relied on the Explore test to give students’ projections for the ACT test. BSM decided to switch to the MAP test because it ultimately provides more specific informat...

Members of the BSM community try new activities as they step outside of their bubble

Members of the BSM community try new activities as they step outside of their bubble

Ben Larson, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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

Whether it be by joining something new, finding a new leadership role, or by experiencing something well known in a whole different light, many members of the BSM community have elected to leave their comfort zone behind in the pursuit of a wider, more fulfilling horizon. Ms. Kathy Jacobson, attendance supervisor of...

The enrollment period for Obamacare should not be shortened

The enrollment period for Obamacare should not be shortened

Ingrid Lundberg, Varsity Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, TOP STORIES

President Trump has made his opinions on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) very clear. He wants it “repealed and replaced.” The Republican party has the majority in the House, the Senate, and control of the White House, and yet they still haven't been able to repeal or replace it. This makes Obamacare...

Two former coaches discuss their life after coaching

Two former coaches discuss their life after coaching

Riley Miller, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, TOP STORIES

Imagine history teacher Mr. Jeff Fix’s Friday nights for the past thirteen years: in a packed gym leading his basketball teams to victory. Now fast forward to present day, where he spends his Friday nights with his family, wife and two kids, having a relaxed, fun time. Friday nights have ch...

BSM received new laptops for the 2017-18 school year

BSM received new laptops for the 2017-18 school year

Truman Kinne, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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

Last spring, Help Desk Manager Bill Cheney and the rest of the technology department went in front of the board to present their proposal for new laptops.  It was a success, and BSM was fortunate enough to receive new laptops for the 2017-2018 school year. This year, the technology department outfitt...

KE staff members write about going outside of their comfort zones

KE staff members write about going outside of their comfort zones

November 16, 2017


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

Many KE staff members busted out of their comfort zones in order to find new experiences and gain new perspectives.

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BSM boys’ basketball aims to combat tough schedule and reach State

BSM boys’ basketball aims to combat tough schedule and reach State

Katie Hansen, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, TOP STORIES, Winter Sports

As winter rolls around, the boys’ basketball team is ready to play. Behind senior captains Riley Miller and Joe Dunn, the team hopes for a State appearance. With a tough schedule that includes Wayzata, DeLasalle, and Columbia Heights, the team will look to use these games as a way to get ready for...

QUIZ: Which BSM teacher are you?

QUIZ: Which BSM teacher are you?

Stella Fortier, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under HUMOR, TOP STORIES

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