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, Aug 19 3:45 p.m.BlakeBlake Middle School
Girls SoccerTue, Aug 19 7 p.m.Holy AngelsHome
Boys SoccerThu, Aug 21 4 p.m.MarshallMarshall
Girls SoccerThu, Aug 21 7 p.m.Blake Blake Middle School
Boys SoccerTue, Aug 26 7 p.m.Eden PraireHome
FootballThu, Aug 28 7 p.m.Holy AngelsHoly Angels
Boys SoccerThu, Aug 28 4:30 p.m.St Paul AcademySt Paul Academy
Girls SoccerThu, Aug 28 7:30 p.m.MinnetonkaHome
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
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RKVC volunteers at Creativity Fest

With 22 RKVC volunteers missing a total of two days of school, the annual Creativity Fest took place once again at the Minnesota Science Museum. Sponsored by Success Beyond the Classroom, this event offers elementary school students from the Minneapolis and St. Paul area the opportunity to develop their creative thinking by participating in activities and listening to various presentations.

Six years ago, Ms. Kathy Jacobson’s sister-in-law brought the event to the attention of RKVC, and at that time, the creativity fest was for seniors only. However this year students of all grades were allowed to volunteer. “[It] used to be one of the most popular events, but now kids are afraid to miss school becuase of what teachers will do, or missing notes, or whatever,” said RKVC leader Mr. Zachary Zeckser.

The middle school attendees participate in three 55-minute sessions presented by professionals from the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The sessions can be about any subject; some examples are photography, dance, and drumming. “I helped out in a room that was all about poetry, and it was really cool because all of the kids were writing their own poems. Most of them were silly, but every once in a while there were some really thoughtful, deep poems,” said sophomore Sierra Twesten.

This year the Creativity Fest was held on November 29, 30, and December 1, 2. RKVC members volunteered on the event’s two busiest days­—the 29th and the 1st. “The museum wasn’t super chaotic, but it was hard [to keep track of the kids] when everyone was switching rooms at once. It was really awesome to see all of the kids because they were so excited about being creative,” said Twesten.

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  1. Mick Hawkins on December 12th, 2011 10:26 pm

    Good writing, Megan. Both stories were interesting and well written.

    Go Red Knights!

    Mick Hawkins

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