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Inside a conversation with Christine Pelosi
Features

Mia Rheineck | March 24, 2020

Picture Nancy Pelosi.

Is she standing, gavel-in-hand, in the House of Representatives, where she presides as Speaker? Or perhaps she’s cocooned in her red coat, exiting the West Wing of the White…

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VIRAL IMPACT: BSM plans for coronavirus disruptions.
Coronavirus

Keegan Gustafson | March 16, 2020

BSM cannot control the coronavirus outbreak inside the border of the US, but it certainly can control the preparedness within the walls of the school. Plans have already been put in place in case a…

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Retired coaches reflect on their careers
Sports

Connor Rahill | February 26, 2020

When a varsity coach steps down, they usually say their final goodbyes and completely disassociate with the school. However, three of BSM’s former varsity head coaches — Pat Krieger, David Herbst, and…

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Engineering department brings education to the real world
Video

Flint Frohman | February 19, 2020

Many here at BSM probably know someone in the engineering department, but many outside the class may not know what happens in the hands-on program.

The BSM engineering class is a unique program, with…

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Inside a conversation with Olivia Nuzzi
Features

Mia Rheineck | February 11, 2020

For New York Magazine Washington Correspondent Olivia Nuzzi, covering campaigns and interviewing members of the Trump Administration is all part of the job. Now, as the 2020 election approaches, Nuzzi…

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Joe Creer receives praise on Nextdoor Neighbor App
Features

Maggie Anderson | February 4, 2020

For six years, Joe Creer has been outside before and after school directing traffic. His continuous hard work often goes unappreciated, but not by all. On the website Nextdoor Neighbor––a social network…

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Athleticism over sexualization
Sports

Kaitlyn McTigue | January 7, 2020

Three-time gold medal winner, Lindsey Vonn, is said to be the most award-winning female skier of all-time. Before the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Vonn was showcased on the Sports Illustrated cover––something…

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BSM fields new drone racing team
Features

Connor Rahill | January 7, 2020

This year, BSM’s drone racing club has made its debut and joined the school’s long list of extracurricular activities. Led by coaches Anne Dougherty and Joe Creer, the team plans on competing in three…

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The impact technology has in school
Features

Liv Schmitz | December 30, 2019

Over the past few years, technology has become a huge part of everyday learning. Whether it’s online textbooks or taking notes on a laptop, technology has become a commonality in many classrooms. The…

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Remembering the Knight at the Bank
Showcase

Sport Writing Class of 2019 | December 26, 2019

The 2016 Benilde-St. Margaret’s football season: a rollercoaster season in which the Red Knights endured injuries, suspensions, and tough losses, but one that also consisted of chemistry, triumph, and…

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The impact of being called a ‘try-hard’
Features

Jackie Bucaro | November 18, 2019

Commonly heard in classes, in hallways, and on teams around BSM, ‘try-hard’ seems to be the latest insult. Of 167 students surveyed, 83.3% have been called a try-hard or something similar. Although…

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Inside a conversation with Senator Tina Smith
Features

Mia Rheineck | October 28, 2019

Democratic Senator Tina Smith has been serving as a voice for Minnesotans since January of 2018. Since her appointment, she has been championing gender equality, doing bipartisan work, and making sure…

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Young Thug brings a fun, new sound with “So Much Fun”
Arts & Entertainment

Karlence Rozambert | October 24, 2019

The YSL artist Young Thug released his first studio album release with “So Much Fun” on August 16th, 2019, with record labels “300 Entertainment and Atlantic records”, executively produced by J….

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Student entrepreneurs develop their own businesses
Features

Jackie Bucaro | October 4, 2019

In a world of corporations and chain stores, small businesses are becoming more and more of a rarity. Despite this, entrepreneurship continues to thrive in the US. The Global Entrepreneurship and Development…

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Junior High Principal Claire Shea leaves BSM for Kuwait
News

Erin Long | April 5, 2019

It’s one thing to start teaching at a different school; it’s another to move to and teach in a different country. Junior High principal Ms. Claire Shea is doing exactly that and moving abroad to teach…

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Why we need to shut up, calm down, and listen
Opinions

Kailyn Pedersen | April 5, 2019

These days, everyone pretends like they want an open dialogue. I hear people championing the power of ‘respectful conversation’ often. But in the land of “Minnesota nice,” it seems to be an empty…

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Personality tests make students think about themselves
Features

Mia Rheineck | April 2, 2019

Pick your favorite vacation spot. Choose which color is your favorite. Select which menu item you would eat for your last meal. And in under 10 seconds, you will know just which “Friends” character, ice…

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BSM strives to promote reading
Features

Sol Doyscher | February 27, 2019

With the new age of technology, reading and traditional styles of learning have changed. BSM’s English department strives to keep up with technology in order to increase student comprehension of material…

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The physics of “calling it”
News

Kayla Farrey | February 25, 2019

It is no secret that second semester has begun with a rocky start. Due to the polar vortex, dangerous temperatures, and horrid road conditions, BSM has enacted three online school days and two late starts…

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Mr. Lyons makes candles as a hobby
Features

Erin Long | February 17, 2019

Walking into the room of science teacher Mr. Bob Lyons, it looks like an ordinary classroom; however, if one looks and smells closely, he or she can find some homemade candles. Lyons is a biology teacher,…

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The reality of the college recommendation process
Features

Myrka Zambrano | February 6, 2019

As the end of high school nears and the preparation for college applications begins, students all worry about polishing applications and making them look the best they can. The college search starts with…

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Boys’ Lacrosse Dynasty: An Oral History
Sports

2018 Sports Writing Class | January 28, 2019

Almost every sports team at Benilde St. Margaret’s expects to find success at the varsity level. For decades, some of the most dominant sports teams in the state of Minnesota formed at Benilde St. Margaret’s….

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Inside a conversation with Congressman Joe Kennedy
Features

Mia Rheineck | January 27, 2019

Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy III of the fourth congressional district of Massachusetts has become a rising voice in the Democratic party. Throughout his three terms in Congress, he has advocated…

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“A Beautiful Boy” captivates the true struggles that every drug addict faces
Arts & Entertainment

Kayla Farrey | January 4, 2019

Beautiful Boy is a heart wrenching true story and the must-see movie of the year. I highly suggest watching this film to anyone trying to understanding the mind of an avid drug user. The film has already…

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Grace Christenson reviews milk
Arts & Entertainment

Grace Christenson | January 4, 2019

My brother is a big milk guy if you know what I’m saying. It doesn’t matter the time, the place, or the situation; when in doubt, the kid will always choose milk as his go-to beverage. I have seen…

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“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” brought humor, a dazzling set, and talented performances
Arts & Entertainment

Kailyn Pedersen | December 19, 2018

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” was an unexpected musical bombshell. It was innovative in its style, and it appealed to a variety of generations. The plot and visual approach shared a glimpse into…

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Passwords get longer and more secure for teachers and new students
News

Margot Carlson | November 14, 2018

This year, for security purposes, all transfer students, seventh graders, and faculty members received new, sixteen character passwords. The passwords are used for students to login to their laptops, PowerSchool…

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Teachers and first time voters reflect on the importance of voting
Midterm Elections

November 9, 2018

This story was originally published on Knight Errant on November 7, 2018.

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Inside a Conversation with Peggy Flanagan
Midterm Elections

Mia Rheineck | November 8, 2018

DFL Lieutenant Governor nominee Peggy Flanagan did not have a typical entrance into politics. She started her work in politics by volunteering and eventually running for Minneapolis School Board. She focuses…

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Room crunch causes teachers to travel between rooms, sometime even outside their department
News

Mary Youngblut | November 7, 2018

As BSM’s community grows with a huge freshmen class and new teachers in many departments, teachers are leaving their traditional teaching rooms and moving around continuously throughout the day.

Spanish…

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