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Teen Read Week encourages reading for fun among students

Teen Read Week encourages reading for fun among students

Julia Feld, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015


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This week is Teen Read Week throughout the United States. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, began the program in 1998 as a way to encourage teens to read. “The main goal is to promote reading among teens for fun beyond what is required...

The success of BSM’s annual Grandparents’ Day continues

The success of BSM’s annual Grandparents’ Day continues

Lizzie Ambre, Varsity Writer

October 21, 2015


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'There was a loving and caring energy inside BSM as special guests, the grandparents of BSM students, filled the Haben Center. Every year BSM hosts the annual Grandparents' Day Mass. This October, a large portion of the BSM student body and their grandparents attended this mass. Grandparents' Day Ma...

“The Martian” movie is an out-of-this-world success

“The Martian” movie is an out-of-this-world success

Grace Gyolai, Staff Writer

October 20, 2015


Filed under A & E, Movie Reviews, Showcase, TOP STORIES

The most recent craze in cinema blockbusters appears to be outer space movies that make the viewer feel insignificantly small, yet closer to humanity all at the same time. Interstellar, Gravity, and even the classic Apollo 13 all fit into the category of trippy, action-packed, space movie, but one ne...

Standardized tests administered to students

Standardized tests administered to students

Christopher Jones, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


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BSM students are used to standardized testing in school. On Wednesday October 16, 2015 freshmen, sophomores, and juniors took these standardized tests. Freshman took the Explore test. This test is administered to freshman because the test gives the test taker an idea of what courses they should take in high...

Student rights speaker Mary Beth Tinker to visit BSM

Student rights speaker Mary Beth Tinker to visit BSM

Abby Letscher, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


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Every American has rights. The Constitution, Bill of Rights, and United States Supreme Court all exist to ensure that those rights are maintained. However, when certain situations arise, a person’s rights can be restricted. High school is one of those situations. School leaders hold so much power over...

Page program offers networking and learning opportunities

Page program offers networking and learning opportunities

Emma Froseth, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015


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The House of Representatives Page Program is a one week program open to all high school juniors who want to learn more about government and civics. Mr. Ken Pauly, a social studies teacher and representative for the Page Program at BSM, believes that this program is both educational and helpful to stu...

Dresscode Debacles

Dresscode Debacles

Lucian Parece, Staff Writer

October 12, 2015


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In every school with a dress code, there is some controversy over it. At BSM, many popular varieties of female expression are outlawed, such as leggings, dresses that reveal shoulders, and skirts that end above the knee, but there are not many restrictions on what males can wear. In my years at this...

Police officer is welcomed to BSM staff

Police officer is welcomed to BSM staff

Mark Racchini, Staff Writer

October 9, 2015


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The city of St. Louis Park applied for a federal grant that would offer the local private schools in the city limits their own liaison officer. The city was awarded the grant, allowing them to hire Officer Aaron Balvin to take up this role. After sharing an officer with the St. Louis Park Senior high ...

Knightlife restructures for organization and accountability

Knightlife restructures for organization and accountability

Andrew Plouff, Staff Writer

October 9, 2015


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With the new school year in full force, Knightlife is ready to begin a year of fun projects and activities. Knightlife is a club that promotes a chemical-free lifestyle among the student body. All members are required to sign a contract at the beginning of the year pledging to stay chemical free. I...

Landmark Theatres showcase independent movies

Landmark Theatres showcase independent movies

Alec Lawrenz, Staff Writer

October 8, 2015


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While big-budget films often showcase A-list actors, hyper-realistic special effects, and epic storylines, these  films often have monotonous themes void of honest emotion and character development, leaving a hole within the fabric of American film. However, despite a smaller financial incentive and...

Taylor Swift: ticket trials

Taylor Swift: ticket trials

Julia Feld, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015


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Tickets to Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated “1989 World Tour” instantly became scarce the moment they hit the market. This prompted Swift to add a third show at Saint Paul’s Xcel Energy Center after her previously scheduled September 11 and 12 appearances. Because of this at 11:55A.M, on Friday,...

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