BSM alum succeeds in journalism industry as TIME reporter

July 10, 2014

As Benilde-St. Margaret’s seniors endured their final days of high school before graduation, they prepare to move one step closer to getting jobs and becoming successful. Benilde-St. Margaret’s class of 2008 alum, Alexandra Sifferlin, is an example of this success; she has turned what was once a childhood ambition into an exciting reality. Sifferlin is now a health reporter for TIME Magazine, and has spent the last few years reporting on an assortment of health related issues. “I love being a health reporter because I like to think I’m doing a service. Health, medicine, and science impact everyone, and I get the most touching emails from readers,” said Sifferlin. At the age of... Continue Reading

Baseball team falls short to Armstrong in vital section game

June 4, 2014

The Benilde-St. Margaret’s baseball team made the trek to Siebert Field at the University of Minnesota to take on the Wayzata Trojans in a section playoff showdown. According to junior Connor Day, “Our team played well and with a lot of chemistry. We rebounded well from our loss last week.” The Trojans scored first with one player crossing the plate in the top half of the first inning; the Red Knights answered by scoring two runs in the bottom of the second. BSM senior Michael Kaminski threw a complete game, allowing only two runs over the course of seven innings as well as recording one RBI. Junior Tyler Wyvell along with seniors Keaton Studsrud and Christopher Racchini also contributed... Continue Reading

10 Things To Do Around Lake Calhoun

Going to the beach is one of the most popular pastimes of Lake Calhoun goers. Bring a towel and your sun block and head to either one of the two beaches of Lake Calhoun. (Keenan Schember, Megan Ortizcazarin)

10 Things To Do Around Lake Calhoun

June 5, 2014

The definitive ranking of BSM water fountains

Sophamore Gunnar Lundberg stops for a cool refreshing drink (Emily Larson)

The definitive ranking of BSM water fountains

June 3, 2014

As the days become longer and the heat index spikes, students often seek the comfort of a cool sip of water from one of the many selections of drinking fountains offered at BSM. But with so many to choose from, not all can claim the title of Most Popular Water Fountain. From dirty drains, leaky fountains, horrible locations and warm, iron-laced water,... Continue Reading

Boys SoccerTue, Sep 02 7 p.m.OronoHome
Girls SoccerTue, Sep 02 5 p.m.OronoOrono HS
Boys SoccerThu, Sep 04 5 p.m.RochesterHome
FootballFri, Sep 05 7 p.m.ChaskaChaska HS
Boys SoccerTue, Sep 09 4:45 p.m.Bloomington JeffersonBloomington Jefferson HS
Girls SoccerTue, Sep 09 7 p.m.Bloomington JeffersonBloomington Stadium
Boys SoccerThu, Sep 11 7 p.m.ChaskaHome
Girls SoccerThu, Sep 11 5 p.m.ChaskaHome
FootballFri, Sep 12 7 p.m.Robbinsdale CooperHome
Boys SoccerMon, Sep 15 7 p.m.EdinaKuhlman Field
Mon, Sep 15 5 p.m.EdinaKuhlman Field
Boys SoccerTue, Sep 16 5 p.m.RichfieldRichfield HS
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

Roles assigned for fall play

Auditions for BSM’s fall play, “You Can’t Take It With You,” were held on Sept 8, and although they created stress for those trying to secure a role, the end result promises a hilarious rendition of writers George Kaufman and Moss Hart’s production.

“You Can’t Take It With You,” set to hit the BSM stage on Oct. 29, 30, and 31, is a story about life, romance, and an overall dysfunctional relationship between two very different families forced to try to tolerate the other.  “In one sentence: it’s a drawing room farcical play,” said junior Ned Meeker who will be playing Donald, a servant to the Sycamore family, in the upcoming performance.

Competition was tough during auditions as there were 35 people trying out for 21 roles divided between only seven girls and 14 boys.  “Auditions were very stressful.  Everybody who auditioned had a lot of talent.  I don’t think the directors had any easy decisions to make,” said Meeker.

There were even butterflies in the stomachs of the most experienced drama veterans.  “I was actually more nervous for this audition than anything else I have auditioned for,” said senior Megan Collins, who has performed in three other BSM shows.

Because the fall play is not a musical this year, those auditioning had to memorize a one minute monologue which they thought best displayed their personality.  Afterwards, the directors had them read for the part they were being considered for and started to make cuts from there, said senior Jack Tift who will be playing Paul.

Those auditioning had their work cut out for them.  Like Tift, many students rehearsed their monologues countless times, trying to reassure themselves that it didn’t matter if they got in or not.

However, the stress of trying out now being over, the cast will spend the next month living and breathing drama in order to prepare for the upcoming performance.  “Rehearsals are going well.  We are moving at a good pace, and it’s so fun to watch everyone else finding their characters,” said Collins

Both Tift and Meeker will be performing in the play alongside Collins in her role as the main female lead.  The other main character, Tony, will be played by Ben Zeman.  “The audience is in for a thrilling story involving a lot of comedy and antics,” said Tift.

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