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, 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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Catastrophes with the Kardashians

Catastrophes with the Kardashians

Rachel Lais

Kellen's heart is broken, just like Kim

Being a hardcore fan of the Kardashians for years (I faithfully watch it every Sunday night), I didn’t think that their lives could get any more exciting. In May, 2011, that all changed when Kim announced her engagement to NBA player Kris Humphries. When I heard the news and saw the 20.5 carat ring on her finger, I was ecstatic. I knew that this meant more of my Sunday nights were going to be spent watching my favorite reality family.

The months that led up to the big day were very busy for me. I barely had a free moment, from deciding what the perfect gift would be to send to the couple, to my daily visits to Lake Minnetonka, checking to see if Kim and Kris were in town to congratulate them, and leaving letters in Kris’s mailbox, fully adorned with my address so he could send my invitation. Alright, I might be exaggerating a bit. But I did check online daily for any updates on the wedding.

I pencilled in when Kim’s fairytale wedding special was and canceled all other activities for that day. I even made my very own countdown calendar surrounded with pictures of the couple and gleefully marked off every day. I felt like a little kid waiting for Christmas. The day finally arrived––from Kim’s three Vera Wang dresses, to the $2.5 million diamond headpiece she wore, it was all beautiful.

The next few weeks after the release of “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding” left no clues of problems between the couple. I woke up Halloween morning, excited for my day. I read a headline from “E!” on Twitter: “Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries divorcing.” My world came crashing down. So, I immediately tweeted Kim to offer my support.

Within minutes of the breaking news, Twitter was blowing up with tweets and trends, and one that caught on quickly was: “#ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage.” It was a bit hurtful, but I had to admit it was entertaining.

#ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage: “The life of my blackberry bold,” “Her fairy tale wedding special,” “Her reality television series,” “Taylor Swift’s speech before Kanye interrupted her,” “That awkward pause Dora takes after asking a question,” “#ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage has spent more time trending than Kim’s marriage lasted,” “Kim and Kris’s engagement,” “The NBA lockout,” and “The average lifespan of a goldfish.”

Since the news of the separation, I’ve been trying my best to cope and move on. The eight-hour cry session I had in my room the other night was my first step toward recovery. However, it’s still hard not to break down whenever I overhear someone talking about it in the hallway. So if you see me, please don’t mention it.

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