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Cyber profiles morph into alternative online egos

Cyber profiles morph into alternative online egos

Mikayla Coulombe, Features Editor

October 13, 2011


Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

The Internet has given people the power to craft their own identities. Through pictures, posts, tweets, blogs, and other personal accounts, the world has essentially created an alternative life on the web; one which can be both deceiving and represent a completely modified version of one’s true self. When...

Confessions of a Celiac

Confessions of a Celiac

Mallory Hoch, Staff Writer

October 13, 2011


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

People eat wheat without even thinking about it, as it is a common ingredient in many foods. However, for senior Juliet Beckstrand, who has Celiac disease, wheat is completely cut from her diet. Celiac disease, which Beckstrand was diagnosed with in eighth grade, disrupts the digestive system and...

Crazy, Stupid, Love Was Sane and Intelligent

Crazy, Stupid, Love Was Sane and Intelligent

Marielle Arostegui, Staff Writer

September 21, 2011


Filed under Movie Reviews, TOP STORIES

“Crazy, Stupid, Love” appears to be the stereotypical romantic comedy: boy loses girl, boy and girl miss each other, boy wins back girl’s heart. Despite appearances, this movie proves to be something much more than that. The plot’s humorous twists and turns make this movie anything but a typical...

Twenty students spend two weeks in Rwanda

Twenty students spend two weeks in Rwanda

Mallory Hoch, Staff Writer

September 21, 2011


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

For most students, summer is a relaxing and usually uneventful vacation away from the restrictions of school, allowing them to stay up late, sleep in, and avoid homework. However, the group of twenty students who traveled to Rwanda this summer would agree that their summers were anything but uneventful. While...

Newest addition to BSM clubs: Ultimate Frisbee

Newest addition to BSM clubs: Ultimate Frisbee

Brian Tobelmann, Staff Writer

September 20, 2011


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES, VIDEOS

A sport previously dominated by college students throughout the country has now made its way into the Minnesota High School scene. Come next spring, Benilde-St. Margaret’s will have, for the first time, its own Ultimate Frisbee team. What is soon to become the Ultimate Frisbee team began forming...

Cashman spends July serving in Thailand

Cashman spends July serving in Thailand

Giulia Imholte, Student Life Editor

September 19, 2011


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

When weighing potential summer activities, one rarely stumbles upon the option of taking a month-long voyage to Thailand for twenty percent of the original cost to volunteer by doing environmental work and teaching English to young orphan children. However, Benilde-St. Margaret’s senior Katie Cashman...

New BSM hour and wellness classes help students relieve stress

New BSM hour and wellness classes help students relieve stress

Liza Magill, Staff Writer

September 19, 2011


Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

Junior Emma Lysne began the school year stressed out by harder classes, more extra-curricular activities, and planning for college. However, she was looking forward to one new aspect of this year––a time to avoid the daily conundrums of the school day- wellness class. Wellness classes create an...

Upperclassmen link-up with freshman friends at cookout

Katie Sisk, News Editor

September 18, 2011


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

Starting off at a new school as a freshman, transfer, or foreign exchange student often brings worries about remembering new faces and names, making friends, and joining new activities. Link Crew––an orientation program led by select juniors and seniors––sought to eliminate these fears, with...

Boys’ lacrosse takes home another State championship

Boys’ lacrosse takes home another State championship

Matt Muenzberg, staff writer

June 11, 2011


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, TOP STORIES

After narrowly sneaking into the state tournament, the boys’ lacrosse team blew out Eden Prairie 9-3 on June 9, capping off an undefeated season and winning their second straight state championship. The game started off close, with the Eagles tying up the score 2-2 at the end of the first quarter....

Relay for Life

Relay for Life

June 6, 2011


Filed under TOP STORIES, VIDEOS

Relay for Life, an event that students, staff, and family of the BSM community all look forward to, is coming up. Mr. St. Martin, the coordinator of BSM's Relay, is one of the many people who have been touched by cancer, and one of the many people who help make this event so successful every year.

A growing relationship with Japan

A growing relationship with Japan

Shannon Cron, staff writer

May 19, 2011


Filed under NEWS, News in Full, TOP STORIES

As a part of the BSM common basket project, Ms. Mirja P. Hanson shared the story of her own involvement with Japan at the spring liturgy, held Friday May 6. As an Honorary Consul General of Japan, Ms. Hanson hoped to inspire the BSM community to get involved with relief efforts, both financially and...

Effertz puts in effort behind the scenes

Effertz puts in effort behind the scenes

Sarah Ehlen, staff writer

May 18, 2011


Filed under STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

While some students dream of becoming famous actors and actresses in their future, junior Lauren Effertz would much rather spend her time behind the camera. An aspiring movie director and writer, Effertz hopes to form a successful career in the film industry. From an early age, Effertz knew she wanted...

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