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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Political experience isn’t everything

Experience? Plenty of people on Capitol Hill have experience. Ted Kennedy’s been passing legislation since the 1960s, John Kerry’s been involved in his anti-war activism since the 70s, and Karl Rove’s been the brainchild of the Republican party for decades.

All politicians have experience. Otherwise they would not have been elected by their state or nation. That’s why Hillary Clinton’s endless claim of experience has not gripped the American people as a whole.

No doubt, Clinton has a hefty record in Washington and would be an excellent president, nothing new or extraordinary, just business as usual.

But many people fear that once Obama is in office, he will be clueless and will only worsen situations in our country.

Let us not forget that Obama has a fair amount of experience as well. Not only was he elected by the people of Illinois to the Senate, Obama has also worked at a grassroots level with people in the streets of Chicago as the Director of the Developing Communities Project. While in Chicago, Obama also served as an attorney with Miner, Barnhill & Galland from 1993 to 1996, representing community organizers, discrimination claims, and voting rights cases.

Later on he lectured constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School, a highly competitive and prestigious institution. Working at a grassroots level and serving as an attorney and a senator exhibits Obama’s adeptness as both a politician and a social worker.

And yet Clinton still scrutinizes his record and speaks so highly of her own. Yet if we look through the piles of pages of her political past, Clinton also has experience in shrewd politics.

In the 1990s, when the Clinton administration tried to create a plan for universal healthcare, Hillary and her husband refused to negotiate with Congress and conjured up the plan behind closed doors. Experience in politics can also lead to the influence of such stubborn negotiation.

Although Clinton cites a lengthy career in international diplomacy, Obama has in fact made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in his seven years within the Senate.

And if that’s not enough, let us also remember that a president is not alone in the White House. Obama will have an entire cabinet of advisers, a Congress that can hold him steady, and a wife to whom he can relate.

Evan Bakker, staff writer

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