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Knight Errant


Bernardo Vigil

December 7, 2009


Since the emergence of the video game in the early 70s, society's perception of the gamer has evolved from the timeless computer nerd complete with calculator watch and pocket protector, to basically every male above the age of ten and below the age of 35. Yes, today video gaming for hours on end has...

Students march on peace bridge

Emily Beh

December 7, 2009


Normally, one would think getting honked at is a bad thing.  However, for those gathered on the Lake Street "Peace Bridge" every Wednesday afternoon, a honk serves as a sign of solidarity. Witnesses to sexism, war, racism, and other injustices take up picket signs, rainbow peace flags, and posters sporting...

Japanese students visit BSM

Alana Profit

November 29, 2009


After an approximately 19 hour plane ride transversing 9,015 miles, a plane will touch down at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport on November 17 with 40 girls and 11 boys from Kaisei Gakuin High School in Hokkaido, Japan. From the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, they will board a bus and venture...

Motorola finally answers iPhone

Dann Fry

November 29, 2009


Motorola has finally taken a step up in the post-iPhone smartphone battlefield--about two years too late. Verizon began airing TV ads in October for Motorola's new "Droid," offering up a variety of things "Droid does" to set it apart in the crowded smartphone market. "Droid" is actually a series of Verizon...

BSM’s unhealthy habits

Emily Busch, Meredith Cannon, Dann Fry, and Sean Simonson, Emily Busch, Meredith Cannon, Dann Fry, and Sean Simonson

November 23, 2009


Too Many Activities Spending an average of almost 13 hours on activities every week while still maintaining her high GPA, junior Francesca Sifferlin participates in 16 different activities this semester. On a normal day many students like Sifferlin run from one activity to the next, often times not ...

Titanic sets sail at the Science Museum of Minnesota

Kathleen Ambre

November 18, 2009


Transpiring at the Science Museum of Minnesota, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition features a spectacular collection of more than 250 artifacts recovered from the haunting wreckage of the world-renown ocean liner. Designed to simultaneously invoke emotion and educate, visitors are drawn back to another...

B Squad Vintage

Margo Graff

November 16, 2009

Filed under ARTS, Fashion, TOP STORIES

3500 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis, MN The sound of vintage jazz and rock and roll music welcomes shoppers as they first open the doors to B Squad Vintage. Located off of East 35th Street and Nicollet Avenue, B Squad Vintage is known for their bright colors dresses, crazy patterned 70's and 80's s...

Faith Healer reveals human nature

Kathleen Ambre

November 6, 2009

Filed under ARTS, Theater Reviews, TOP STORIES

There is a rendering action in Brian Friel's Faith Healer--powerful yet discrete monologues, complicated yet fascinating characters--this play pays tribute to a truly talented Irish writer and showcases a just-as-talented cast of three. In the broad scheme of things, Faith Healer is composed of an...

Spike Jonze’s breathtaking vision of “Where the Wild Things Are”

Mickey Caulfield

November 5, 2009

Filed under ARTS, Movie Reviews, TOP STORIES

"Where the Wild Things Are" might not be a movie for children so much as a movie about childhood. It's not the yucks-a-plenty Disney drivel that children have come to know and love, but it is unrelentingly beautiful, well-made and well-acted (more than can be said for most kids' movies and plenty of...

Bowling team: the first “non-competitive” sport

Danielle Kincs

November 2, 2009

Filed under Activities, STUDENT LIFE, TOP STORIES

The sound of crashing pins can barely be heard over Mr. Hawkins' laughter as the bowling team practices under the dim lights of the alley. For the nearly 60 kids who participate in bowling this year, this is just another day in the glamorous life that is the bowling team. Many students enjoy the relaxed...

Girls soccer section heartbreak

Mike Geer and Sean Buckhorn, Mike Geer, and Sean Buckhorn

October 28, 2009

Filed under Fall Sports, SPORTS, TOP STORIES

This is not how Casey Teichert envisioned her senior season: sprawled on the Hopkins turf, miles away from the Metrodome, surrounded by crying teammates. The scoreboard above her was proof of the unexpected, what no one thought could possibly happen. The Red Knight girls’ soccer team––the number...

Dance team works hard for winter season

Sam Thomas

October 22, 2009

Filed under SPORTS, TOP STORIES, Winter Sports

This past fall season, the Knightettes took steps in a new direction to change the previously known Spirit Squad into a more structured fall dance team. They trained to perform at numerous football games and also to prepare for the more rigorous season to come. Though the fall season didn't allow...

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