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

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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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Valentine’s Day: bad idea

I’m a hypocrite. Tonight I will be taking my lady-friend out to a nice dinner that I actually had to make reservations for. I bought flowers. My clothes will not have holes in them. I washed my hair this morning. It’s going to be perfect. I hate Valentine’s Day and everything it stands for; but, I’ve been looking forward to this night for weeks. I guess I just mean to tell all of you saps that I understand you, I’m one of you. We’re still wrong.

First, I don’t like to be manipulated. I don’t like being manipulated by advertisers and I don’t like being manipulated by society, and that’s all Valentine’s Day is: corporate manipulation. Valentine’s Day is Hallmark’s dream. One hundred ninety million greeting cards will be sold today. More than Christmas. More than New Years. The greeting card industry isn’t the only corporate interest that tries to monopolize on insecure relationships. Since the 1980’s the diamond industry has been pushing this day to increase sales.

And why? Why do we feel the need to display extravagant affection on a prescribed day of the year? The answer is simple: it excuses us the rest of the time. Valentine’s Day is the ultimate testament to our laziness. When we can pick one day to focus on our significant other, we can pick all of the other days to focus on what we truly love, ourselves. The very idea that we have a Valentine’s Day shows that we don’t feel the need to love each other all year round. But then again, this is coming from someone who is currently wearing a suit coat.

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  1. Angie on February 15th, 2011 9:14 am

    I loved this post, it is true in almost every way. I, being a female, feel the same way. Every day should be a Valentines Day! This was a great story!

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