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 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
Boys SoccerTue, Sep 09 4:45 p.m.Bloomington JeffersonBloomington Jefferson HS
Girls SoccerTue, Sep 09 7 p.m.Bloomington JeffersonBloomington Stadium
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Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

Unigo gives an honest look at colleges

Researching colleges may be an exciting experience to begin with, but students still struggle to find the time they need to focus on their academic futures with their overly-packed schedules; unfortunately, the down-turned economy makes visiting colleges impractical, as well. The Web site Unigo is a smart option for students who want to learn about the colleges and universities around the United States without the hassle of spending the big bucks on mountains of school guides or airfare.

Created by students specifically for students, Unigo brings a nice change to the college search process because here students can say what they really think and know about their schools; the information on Unigo does not come from misleading brochures, which only manage to say the good things about the schools they advertise. Unigo gives an uncensored look at college life and could be a beneficial resource for those who want to know more than what admissions counselors and tour guides are willing to say.

Students in both high school and college can become registered users so that they can communicate with other students from around the world who share similar interests in schools. In addition, members can rate schools and even post photos and videos on the site to help prospective students get a taste of life on campus.

The Web site has an extensive database of four-year colleges and universities including the general statistics on size, ACT and SAT scores, number of student organizations, rankings on such topics as professor accessibility, arts culture, and Greek life, plus fast facts on traditions, sports, and more.

Unigo prides itself on students’ involvement; every day students write and post hundreds of reviews on colleges hoping to spread the word about their schools–both positive and negative. Another helpful element of the site includes the featured articles written by Unigo’s student editors from various schools; topics cover everything from studying abroad to financial aid.

Amidst all the stress of researching and applying to colleges, Unigo is a priceless source for real information from real people where students can even find college matches based on their own personal preferences. Although the site is free, it is overseen by paid editors who ensure that Unigo remains professional and useful for students looking for an honest site that will make the tiring college search more efficient.

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