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, 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
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
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Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

Revoke of charity’s license would hurt city

Many BSM students have volunteered at Sharing and Caring Hands by serving meals to the homeless, elderly, and mentally ill. However, the city of Minneapolis has considered revoking the organization’s restaurant license due to the amount of drug dealing and delinquency they believe takes place.

Mary Jo Copeland has been running Sharing and Caring Hands for 23 years and serves more than 4,000 meals per week. Thousands of homeless Minnesotans rely on her services for warm meals and a sense of stability.

Copeland believes that the city is trying to drive out the homeless due to Sharing and Caring Hands close proximity to the new Twins Stadium.
Regardless of the city’s true reasoning behind it, by revoking the charity’s restaurant license, the city is eliminating thousands of homeless Minnesotans’ food supplies.

With the economy on a downward spiral and increases in housing and food prices, a program like Sharing and Caring Hands is needed now more than ever. Without Copeland’s organization many will find it difficult to get a warm meal on a day to day basis.

Since Copeland has publicly agreed to follow any reasonable security policies to be implemented by the city, there is no reason why her license should be taken away.Sharing and Caring Hands has had a positive effect on the Minneapolis community. Not only has it offered food and comfort for the homeless, but many people are given the opportunity to volunteer at its facilities.

Many BSM students have enjoyed the experience of working at Sharing and Caring Hands. The organization has always been a great outlet for service opportunities, and by revoking the restaurant license the city of Minneapolis will lose one of its most successful charity programs for fighting poverty and homelessness.

While the city is trying to work with Mary Jo Copeland to keep her open, the future of Sharing and Caring Hands is still in flux. The city and Copeland are continuing to work to find a solution that would keep Sharing and Caring Hands open, but, hopefully, with less crime.

Hopefully both parties will cooperate and come up with an agreement that will be beneficial for the people who really need the organization’s support. If not, the city of Minneappolis could have a larger problem with homelessness and poverty.

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One Response to “Revoke of charity’s license would hurt city”

  1. Dr. Skinner on May 1st, 2008 8:38 pm

    Dear KE Editors – Thank you for writing about this important topic. I share your opinion that Sharing and Caring Hands is an important ministry that serves a great need in Minneapolis. As a Catholic woman, I take seriously the challenge from the United States Bishops to always consider first the needs of the poor and vulnerable. Nice job KE! Thanks – Dr. Skinner


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