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

SportDateTimeOpponentLocation
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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Knightlife expects dedication from its members

With newly organized policies and rules, the 2011 Knightlife brings together those who want to promote and live healthy, drug-free lifestyles. To help engage and lead the 100 members, seniors Sarah Silvestri, Mikayla Coulombe, and Jordan Dritz were chosen as club presidents for this year. Each girl exhibits both leadership skills as well as an ability to be positive role models and promote sobriety.

Previously, students simply signed a contract to remain drug and alcohol free throughout the year, but this year the process became much more exclusive. Those interested in joining were required to fill out an application and submit it for review by Dr. Steffenson. Based on the application as well as Mr. Steffenson’s knowledge, students were admitted or denied. “We wanted a serious commitment from the group to participate in the monthly activities,” said Silvestri.

Instead of simply putting on activities as a large group, this year Knightlife members have been divided into six teams, and each month one team is in charge of planning three activities to promote the vision of Knightlife. Examples include bringing in a speaker, showing movies, or doing a drug and alcohol panel. “The groups can do anything that will promote sobriety around school,” said Silvestri.

With the goal of promoting sobriety and teaching high school students—regardless of their grade—how to say “no” in situations of peer pressure Knightlife is excited to get the year of teaching awareness started. “Knightlife is an group based around having fun. It’s the most unique club at school, and we have many fun activities planned this year,” said Silvestri.

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  1. Mick Hawkins on October 18th, 2011 10:04 pm

    Congratulations to the three of you for not only being selected the leaders, but for taking a public stand on this important issue.

    I’m thinking that the new approach to organizing Knightlife makes a lot of sense too.

    Go Red Knights!

    Mick Hawkins

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