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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He-man woman haters club: no girls allowed

I have been trying to get into the Handsome Men’s Club, otherwise known as the HMC, since I was a little fresh-lady. Little did I know that getting tickets to a sold out Justin Bieber concert would’ve been a lot easier. Apparently to be a member of such an exclusive organization, one must be both handsome, and a man. Why would I want to be in a club specifically for men of the handsome variety? It’s quite simple, really––all my friends are guys.

My surplus of “X” chromosomes makes me different from my diverse group of “XY” brethren. I can see that they like leaving me out of their super secret manly agendas. It must be some sort of code when they say that the Bears dominated the Dolphins last night. Why would bears be at the beach? This question and many more are what I strive to answer in my quest for inclusion in the Handsome Men’s Club.

My first thought was that if I asked really nicely, my guy friends would love me in their club, but they just refused because I’m not a guy. I then realized I had to use my secret weapon: baking. I made two dozen pink cupcakes with little purple flowers on them, but for some odd reason, even that didn’t convince my friends that including me could have its advantages.

Why do my guy friends not want me in their club? I realize I’m not a guy, but woman without the “wo” is man so I’m about halfway there. Is it because I’m not… handsome enough? The very thought of my looks being the reason for my exclusion shocks me to the core. I happen to find myself very handsome, but that will not stop my guy friends from rejecting me from the HMC.

Now, the element of disguise is my only option. Like Mulan, I plan on cutting off all my hair and trying to pass as a man to get in the club. Granted, I’m not joining to save my father’s life, but rather to get a cool t-shirt. And for anyone who sees a John Smith on Facebook, add him. I bet “he’s” really cool.

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One Response to “He-man woman haters club: no girls allowed”

  1. Mick Hawkins on October 13th, 2011 9:41 pm

    Great and creative article, Shannon. Nice job.

    Go Red Knights!

    Mick Hawkins

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