A Hundred Starry Nights

BY: TJ Hodge

BENSON MN— This week, the Art I class finished their latest project– an imitation of Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting, “The Starry Night.”

When asked why she picked this project, art instructor Janessa Grossman said, “Well, not only does it help us practice watercolor techniques, but it helps us learn the style of an artist,” and then said, “it’s a fun way to learn about a famous piece of artwork with an interesting background story, too.”

The objective of the project was to create an art piece in van Gogh’s art style using oil pastels, watercolor, and a technique known as wax resist. Students could draw whatever they wanted, allowing them to express themselves.

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A Hundred Starry Nights

A Rainy Homecoming Bonfire

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Senior Clay Molden patiently waits to put an empty box in the fire to help fuel it, while a group of underclassmen try to stay as close as possible to the bonfire to stay warm. 
Photo credits: Olivia Hoffman

by Olivia Hoffman

BENSON – As another celebration of homecoming week, BHS put on a bonfire near the football fields friday night after the football game for BHS students.

Student council was in charge of organizing the bonfire and it was free to attend the bonfire. There were free marshmallows available to roast over the fire, along with chocolate and graham crackers to make s’mores.

Because of the cool, misty night, there were some troubles with getting the fire to start and keep burning. Three smaller fire rings were put together to make a larger fire. BHS staff member and firefighter, Tom Foley, attended the bonfire to care for the fire while making sure the students stayed safe.

Many students, and later some of the football players, gathered after the game to socialize, listen to music, and celebrate the homecoming week. Senior Matthew Ebnet attended the bonfire and said, “I felt that it was a fun get together with my classmates.”

A Rainy Homecoming Bonfire

Prom Wreath Fundraiser

Benson, MN- The Prom After Bash Committee is fundraising wreaths. The committee has set a goal to sell 25 wreaths. The fundraiser started on September 26 and is due on November 1.

The juniors will be going around selling multiple fundraisers this year to help set off the cost for prom. There is many different types of wreaths such as a decorated balsam, premier,

swag, garland, centerpieces, cross, and spruce tops. “We are all very excited to start prom fundraisers because that means prom is getting closer and closer.” -Julie Contact the juniors to support the prom committee.

Prom Wreath Fundraiser

Pepfest Woos Students and Faculty for Homecoming Week

By:Libbey Pendill

Benson– The week of pepfest came to an end on Friday, October 5th with an array of fun activities. The day started off with the annual dodgeball tournament which decided who would be making it to the championship games during the pepfest rally. The 10th grade and Senior boys would be the lucky ones to make to the final game with the seniors claiming their victory. Soon after the games ended Juniors and Seniors would make their way to the field to compete in the Powderpuff football game which is making a comeback this year after lots of deliberation. The game was both wet and cold but the teams played through with the Juniors being the 2018 Homecoming Powderpuff champions. The school day ended with the parade of floats showing off BPA, Tennis, FFA, and many other extracurricular activities.

Pepfest Woos Students and Faculty for Homecoming Week

The Color Run/Walk

By: Julia Kill

BENSON, MN – Benson held a color run/walk on October 6 at nine in the morning. Sophomore Ali Johnson participated in the color run/walk. “It was really fun and it was only a mile long. If they do it again next year I will for sure do it again” said Johnson. Senior Olivia Hoffman said “It was a great way to end homecoming week.” “The color run/walk was a success to end a great week” says Hoffman.

The Color Run/Walk

Senior Videos

Essence Brown

Benson MN – In this coming week the BHS Mass Communications class will be seeing and looking over their homecoming videos, during which the videos will be tweaked and changed to be able to have them in the senior video at the end of the year. The class, fifteen strong, has been working on these videos since before homecoming.

Senior Videos

BHS Homecoming Parade

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Pictured above are seniors (from left to right) Madison Gelhar, Matilyn Short, Brenna Knutson, Danielle Sondag, Olivia Hoffman and Addison Doscher on the BPA float before the Homecoming parade. 
Photo Credit: Mrs. Razink

By: Matilyn Short

BENSON – On Friday, October 5, BHS held their annual Homecoming parade amongst other festivities throughout the day.

Benson students are encouraged to create and decorate floats for the Homecoming parade. This year the parade featured floats seen in previous years such as the floats for the royalty, BPA, tennis, gymnastics and FFA. There were also some new entries in the parade this year including Discovery Kids.

Senior, Katelyn Tolifson, says, “I was on the BPA float for the past two years but this year I had the opportunity to be on the royalty float. Every year I have a lot of fun and I’ve made some great memories decorating before the parade and while in the actual parade. I hope they continue to due to Homecoming parade for many years to come.”

The parade draws in students from the high school not on the floats, along with bringing over students from Northside Elementary and many members of the community.

BHS Homecoming Parade