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
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Corpora Sana brings serenity

More than 30 students stretch their bodies and boundaries in Corpora Sana, a club established by junior Kate Hinkens, as they begin each Friday by pretzeling their bodies and abandoning their thoughts in pursuit of inner peace.

Corpora Sana, largely known as “yoga,” gives students an opportunity to find health in their mind, body, and spirit. Every Friday morning at 7:15, Hinkens guides the students through gentle yoga postures and stretches in the Hamburge Theater. “I began this club in hopes of bringing the benefits of yoga to students in the BSM community,” said Hinkens.

The name Corpora Sana, meaning “healthy body,” is borrowed from the centuries old Jesuit educational teaching “mens sana in corpora sana” or “healthy mind in healthy body.” This exercise allows one to focus on breathing while meditating and adopting different body postures. “[The name Corpora Sana] better describes what we are doing than calling it ‘yoga,’” said Hinkens.

Because some consider yoga to be associated with Hinduism, BSM did not endorse the use of the term in the club’s description. The definition of yoga is simply “to unify,” and expresses no religious significance, but “it is important that we are not misunderstood in our intention for this club,” said Hinkens.

Hinkens’ passion for yoga flourished this past summer as she devoted countless days to meditation and practice in a sultry, zen-filled yoga studio. She hopes to instill a similar infatuation in other BSM students. “I love yoga because it is helpful in every aspect of life,” said Hinkens.

But Hinkens also aspires to teach yoga outside of BSM. Already holding the proper certification, she will soon pursue her passion fully through teaching. “I’m in a mentorship program, in which I teach parts of a yoga class at Corepower Yoga with a more experienced instructor,” said Hinkens.

According to participants, Corpora Sana brings a blissful and beautiful beginning to every Friday morning and keeps positive vibes flowing through the students all day. “It relaxes you so that you have less stress throughout the day,” said sophomore Abby Dryer. “I think it really helps.”

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