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

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Students nominated for triple A scholarship award

Students nominated for triple A scholarship award

Shannon Cron

Seniors Julie Flannery and Nils Swensen were nominated for the Triple A award.

Receiving nominations for the 2011 Triple A award, seniors Nils Swenson and Julie Flannery are proud to be recognized for their outstanding work in the classroom, athletic arena, and in the area of fine arts.

Flannery said she feels accomplished, especially since she sincerely cares about her activities. “I figured I had a decent shot, considering there aren’t that many people who participate in sports and arts while still having a high GPA,” said Flannery.

Put on the by the Minnesota State High School League, the award seeks students who participate and excel in all three areas and awards the finalist a four-year $1000 scholarship. “We go through a list of students, pick out those who are eligible, and then consult the students’ coaches and counselors,” said Director of Alumni Relations Ms. Mary Fran O’Keefe, who helps to select the BSM candidates.

Participating in varsity swimming, debate, speech, as well as maintaining a high GPA, Swenson has a strong will to learn and succeed. “I stay conscience of learning,” said Swenson. “I’m not going to waste my time in school if I’m not learning anything, so I continue to do the homework and score well on the tests so that I know that I am still acquiring knowledge that could be useful in the future.”

Flannery thrives on the variety of her schedule, which includes varsity softball and speech. “I’m the kind of person who needs to be busy,” said Flannery. “I like being involved in many activities, so I don’t get bored from spending all my time on one thing.”

Throughout all of her involvement, the arts prove to be Flannery’s favorite “A.” “Art is something I do purely for enjoyment,” said Flannery. “Art classes are relaxing for me, I love the independence of receiving a project and then being able to work on it on your own time, however you want to go about it.”

Swenson and Flannery first heard of their nomination on the 6th hour announcements. “When I went to pick up my message, Ms. O’Keefe handed me the nomination form,” said Flannery. “I had to fill out an application and write some essays.”

The finalist from each region will soon be selected Minnesota State High School League regional secretary (one boy and one girl from each region). “I would be happy if I won,” said Swenson. “It’s always nice to get scholarships to help pay for college.”

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