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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Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

Juniors keep their college options open at college fair

Students got a chance to visit with 120 colleges from all over the country in the Haben Center by attending BSM’s annual college fair on April 12.

For students who are beginning the college application process, the college fair helped introduce them to see many different options all at the same time. “The college fair is definitely helpful because students get to see a lot of good [colleges] that meet their needs, and they get to meet with admissions counselors who actually deal with BSM students’ applications,” said Mrs. Amanda Anderson, college counselor.

The event was mandatory for juniors as part of their grade for their guidance and college-planning half-credit class. Even though juniors were required to attend, most thought it was very helpful. “[The college fair] helped [me] decide on how to narrow my search, and I got to see [some] colleges I would have never come across,” said junior Peggy Renier. “I got to ask college admission counselors how well known their colleges are in a certain area and ask them if they had what I am looking for.”

Sophomores also took part in the fair as well. With an event like this, there are always conflicts with sporting events that make it hard for juniors to go and even harder for the sophomores to have the chance to go to the fair. “We normally get about 70-80 sophomores to come,” said Mrs. Anderson.

There is a lot of planning that went into the event: Mrs. Anderson, Ms. Amy Desmond, and Mrs. Patty Gilmore had to think of and invited schools that would be of interest to students. Then they had to see if any schools asked to come, and finally arranged all of the schools so that they all fit into the Haben Center. “We first invite about 250 schools and only about 120 schools accept the invitation. This is very convenient because we can only fit that many schools into the Haben,” said Mrs. Anderson

Even though BSM had to organize all of the schools that came, they didn’t have to worry as much about providing information. The colleges, at their individual tables, provided students with detailed information about admissions, financial aid, the campus culture, and much more. The only thing that BSM prepared was a sheet of questions that students could ask admission counselors.


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