Robotics Team

by Adam Forsberg

The robotics team had a few bumps in their progress building the robot with snow days and early dismissals. However, it didn’t stop them from getting the job done on time. The six members on the robotics team had to work at their full potential to get the job done

Since then, the Benson Robotics Team has packed up their robot and sealed it away. They’ll reopen the robot at the First Robotics Great Northern Regional competition at the Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND., on March 15-16th, 2019.

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Robotics Team

MOVIES FOR THE MASSES

BY: ADDISON DOSCHER

In Mrs. Goossen’s senior Mass Communications class, the seniors were tasked with making a short movie about seniors for seniors. Olivia Hoffman was incharge of the Girl’s Basketball video, she said “making these short videos is really fun because I love making videos. I’m excited to see all of the videos my peers made at the end of the year when we get the full senior video.” The class will be creating videos and making “radio talk shows”.

The first deadline was on February 21, 2019 and they had to have at least half of the movie done. By doing this, the editor of the video gets feedback and some ideas and inspiration from their peers.

The Mass Communications class is for seniors only. The main point of the class is to learn about movie making and forming an artistic eye by letting the students choose how to make it, how to film it, and how to make the movie flow with a story board. The seniors will get all of these movies at the end of the year on a CD disc.

MOVIES FOR THE MASSES

It’s go time

By: Julia Kill

NEW LONDON, MN –  The Benson Braves gymnastics varsity team competed against nine other teams. Benson placed fifth place out of ten teams. Benson also got academic gold. The Braves had a great run this year with a score of 133.

Mariah Arhndt will be advancing to the State Tournament in three events, bars, beam, and floor on Saturday, February  23 at the Pavilion in Minneapolis Minnesota. This is Mariah’s second time advancing to state.

It’s go time

A STUDENTS “CHILLIE” TREAT

BY: ADDISON DOSCHER

In the new year, the city of Benson gained a new asset in town, an ice cream shop. Many people might think yes it’s just an ice cream shop but, to the students of BHS, it’s a new space for meeting with friends, studying, and working on homework. “All of us students needed a place like Chillie Willies. I think it will be a really fun place to hang out with friends and work on homework while enjoying a treat.” Junior Julia Kill remarked. Chloe Collins, a Senior says “ this place is really nice because my BPA team was here after school for three hours working on our BPA project, it’s really nice to finally have a spot to hang out and get work done.”

Chillie Willie’s Ice cream possibly might help with school work getting done because it is a perfect spot for students to study and teach other students. Chillies is open monday through saturdays from 6am-9am and 12 pm -9 pm, and sundays 12pm- 7pm.

A STUDENTS “CHILLIE” TREAT

PICK UP THE BRUSHES AND BRING IN THE DRUMS

BY: ADDISON DOSCHER

A lot of great things are happening in the halls of Benson High School. With the Bond referendum being passed, that means that the demolition of the Auditorium will soon start. There is just one problem, the Band room is apart of that auditorium. The school board has been thinking on where exactly they should temporarily relocate the  250 student band classes, all instruments and uniforms.

The decision is in and now the art room will become the band room. Where will the art room be going you might ask? Well there is a classroom at the end of the Vo/tech hallway that will be the new home of the art room. “I’m excited for a new art room but also nervous for how the new band room will be next year” Sophomore Zoe Doscher remarks. “ I am involved in both band and choir and it will be nice to just walk down the hall to my next class instead of going all the way to the junior high.”

With the relocation of both the bandroom and the art room, there are speculations on where the marching band uniforms and exxtra necessities will be placed during this temporary housing.

PICK UP THE BRUSHES AND BRING IN THE DRUMS

Finals and more

By: Julia Kill

BENSON, MN – Many students get nervous for finals and stress about it. You’ll see students studying hours on end just to pass. Many students have said their math final is the hardest final they’ll take for the end of the semester.

“Chemistry was my hardest final this year, because I didn’t study for as long as I wanted too and always pushed this test behind me” says junior Abigail Ilstrup.

Finals and more

Halfway through the year

By: Julia Kill

BENSON, MN – Benson High school has ended their first semester. Students are halfway through the 2018-2019 school year. The last day for Benson students is May 22, 2019. Many students change their second semester classes to be with their friends.

“I can’t believe we are almost done with the school year. I can’t wait to be a junior soon” says sophomore Samuel Lenarz.

Many students get different classes the second half of the year. Many other students have lots of finals this final week. You hear lots of students talking about their finals when others don’t really stress about it.

Halfway through the year