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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Four New Speech Captains Announced

As the 2009 speech season came to a close, the team shifted focus to next year, electing four team captains at the speech banquet held on April 29. Juniors Ian Hamilton, Molly Adams, Natalie Duthoy, and Catie Schirmers were chosen by head coach Mrs. Maura Brew, other coaches, and this year’s captains to lead the team next season.

During this year’s season, each captain exhibited different strengths. Both Hamilton and Duthoy participated in the Drama category of speech. Adams also participated in Drama as well as Duo, which she went to state for. Schirmers, a novice this year, was a member of the extemporaneous reading category.

The coaches looked for those students who showed energy, commitment, and leadership. “We had to apply and then the captains and coaches determined who would work best with one another so that the team could progress forward,” said Hamilton.

These new captains are already enthusiastic about next year’s season and are looking forward to the perks of being the leaders. “I can’t wait to lead warm-ups right before each tournament because it will be fun to be in the center of the big circle and pump everyone up,” said Adams.

All four captains have goals in mind for next season, but they are not just focused on winning. Next year the team hopes to keep improving and to work on team unity. “Team bonding over the course of Speech is what really brings the team together,” said Schirmers.

Along with leading warm-ups and bringing the team together, the captains are excited to represent BSM at the tournaments. If the team wins an award, based on the accumulation of team points, the captains are the ones who get to go on stage and accept the award, said Schirmers.

With an already enthusiastic team, Mrs. Brew is confident that the group will come together early and be even better than last year. “Next year is going to be outstanding. We are already going to preview the season with a barbecue in the fall and hopefully recruit people for the next season,” said Mrs. Brew.

Although there are four team captains, there are also 13 category captains elected at the beginning of the season. “They are most important during the first few weeks to get freshmen and novices into the speech mode and to prepare them for the tournaments so that they aren’t thrown in blind,” said Adams.

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