BHS News

  • May 1NDHSAA officially cancels all spring sports, and remaining winter state basketball tournaments.
  • April 14The NDHSAA board of directors voted to continue the indefinite suspension of the winter sports tournaments and spring sports season. The next meeting will take place on May 1st.
  • March 13ND Class "A" State Basketball Tournaments Suspended
Mackenzie Swenson

Mackenzie Swenson, Co-Editor

When she is not living and breathing schoolwork, Mackenzie enjoys playing the cello and working at North Dakota's only science museum. Her seemingly unrelated passions include reading, science, 70s music, and being that one annoying overachiever.

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Role models in inaction

Role models in inaction

February 17, 2021
In pursuit of knowledge

In pursuit of knowledge

February 16, 2021
Spoken word

Spoken word

February 16, 2021
Right fight, wrong people

Right fight, wrong people

December 16, 2020
Keep calm and mask on

Keep calm and mask on

November 22, 2020
Making the future more certain. A BHS senior’s AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) crewneck proclaims the goal of the program, which remains constant despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. However, participation in AVID includes far more rewards than simply a crewneck. “AVID is meant to give you some of the skills needed to prepare you to get into college and help you succeed in college by helping you with the application process your senior year, but it also allows you to effectively use your time in college and be prepared for what’s to come,” BHS senior John Johnson-Ripplinger said.

Looking ahead

November 20, 2020
Polling - at home or at the booth. A billboard in southern Bismarck spreads awareness of the different ways this year in which eligible ND residents will be able to cast their votes for candidates running for national, state and local positions. Carli Evanson, a BHS senior, is one individual among 18-year-olds across the nation who will be choosing how - and whether - they are going to vote in November’s election. “For the upcoming election, I feel there are many options on how to actually vote,” Evanson said. “I will be going to vote at an in-person facility to fill out my ballot. It is the way I feel most comfortable doing because voting by mail seems too confusing.”

A voice to be heard

October 21, 2020
Deadline disdain

Deadline disdain

September 23, 2020
Tech issues

Tech issues

May 16, 2020
Making the best of things. After the ND All-State Music Festival was suspended due to COVID-19 concerns, members of the festival’s Jazz Choir submitted individual recordings that were then stitched together over many hours by one of the choir’s members.  However, the Jazz Choir is the only All-State group reported to have created a virtual performance such as this, meaning that members of the festival’s other ensembles may simply miss out this year. “I sit on the board who made the decision regarding All-State, as well as the board that made the decision on contests,” BHS choir teacher Brian Saylor said. “These decisions, while imminent were some of the most difficult decisions I have had to make in any leadership role.”

A broken rhythm

May 1, 2020
Improving fluency. BHS Junior Elsie Marchuk reads a children's book in Ukrainian, her parents' first language. A couple of years ago, Marchuk renewed her attempt to learn the language using books and Duolingo, an app that is used by many BHS students who are learning a language not offered through the school system.

Language learners

April 10, 2020
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