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 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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Sara Taffe

Sara Taffe

Not many seniors can claim varsity participation in multiple sports, but Sara Taffe has achieved varsity status in three different sports, volleyball, hockey, and lacrosse, as a sophomore.

Taffe originally participated in all three sports at Maple Grove Junior High, a school providing grades up until ninth grade, bringing Taffe to Benilde-St. Margaret’s as a sophomore. Though she originally planned to pursue these three sports at Osseo Senior High, Taffe believes the move to BSM has been a wise decision. “In the fall my parents decided that they wanted me to transfer to BSM because it was a really good school and everyone they knew hedre loved it,” said Taffe.

She began her successful sports season in the fall when she participated on the varsity volleyball team as the middle hitter. Though achieving a successful season, Taffe believes this sport is her greatest challenge. “The hardest sport for me was, and still is, volleyball. This was only my third year playing and there are so many complex parts that I’m still learning,” said Taffe.

Taffe continued to showcase her talent in the winter sports season by joining the girls’ varsity hockey team. Taffe helped the team achieve an extraordinary season, reaching an overall record of 21-2-1, by playing on the defensive line. “Hockey was a blast because our team was so close and we had so much fun together,” said Taffe.

Aiming her goals past high school, Taffe hopes to continue her hockey career into college. “I’ve been playing [hockey] for so long [and] I hope to play at the college level when I graduate,” said Taffe.

Taffe is currently participating on the girls’ varsity lacrosse team. Though the season has just gotten underway, she is positive of the potential the team has in its upcoming season. “I can already tell it’s going to be just as fun as hockey and volleyball,” said Taffe.

Overall, Taffe’s experience has helped her grow as a team player on the court, rink, and even the field. “I think that playing at BSM has really helped me in this past year a ton. I’ve had great coaches all year and the girls are all really good players which has driven me to compete not only in games, but practices as well,” said Taffe.

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