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 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.
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.
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.
HANCOCK – On Tuesday, January 8, the Benson girls basketball team traveled to Hancock to take on the Owls, both the JV and varsity lost in close games.
The varsity lost in a very close game with the final score being 36-33. The Braves were down at halftime 21-19. Benson had a lead for most of the second half. Both teams were very focused on defense and played a good game.
Sophomore Beth Cain says, “We fought really hard throughout the entire game, and I am very proud of the way we played. We just need to work on finishing our shots towards the end of the game. I think we’re all ready to come out and play strong against KMS.”
The next girls basketball game is on Thursday, January 10, in Benson against KMS.
MARSHALL, MN- On the morning of Saturday, January 5, the Benson-KMS varsity gymnastics team traveled to Marshall, MN for a tournament consisting of seven teams. The teams that participated in the tournament were Benson-KMS, Marshall, New Ulm, Pipestone, Redwood Valley, Willmar, and Windom. The team started the morning out strong. Later in the meet a Benson competitor, Allie Mitteness, got injured on floor and broke her leg. After losing a teammate, the team fought through the meet and took a fourth place finish, falling to a season competitor, Redwood Valley.
Benson-KMS showed their strength by coming back stronger than ever but still losing to Redwood Valley by a small three tenths on Tuesday, January 8. The next meet for Benson-KMS will be Thursday, January 17, at Melrose, MN.
Benson, MN- It was parents night, parents were invited to walk through with their child and receive a gift from them. The Braves take a loss against Montevideo with the ending score of 51-37.
There was many people at the game to support the team as well as the BHS band. The theme for the game was camo. Their next game will be Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7:00PM. the pep band will be playing as they run out and are warming up for the game.