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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Choir takes Gospel of Luke on the Road

Choir takes Gospel of Luke on the Road

Kate Schumacher

Senior Evan Battle and junior Anna Landis help to bring a little bit of jazz to the parable of the prodigal son in the song "God Rejoices When the Lost is Found."

Well-known Bible stories come to life as members of BSM’s concert and chamber choirs perform a collection of pieces known as “The Feast of Life,” bringing parables from the Gospel of Luke to the stage. The participating actors and singers will bring their production to several schools in a traveling performance on April 19, sharing their talents and the gospel message with those outside the BSM community.

The first “Feast of Life” performance, which took place in 2001, was presented by BSM students under the direction of Mrs. Marilee Mahler, current director of the spring play, “High School Musical.” “We worked with the writer, Martin Haugen, who created the songs and music for it. Marilee staged it for us, and the students were put on a DVD as an example for others who wanted to stage the show,” said Mrs. Nancy Stockhaus, choir teacher.

This year, seniors Megan Collins and Shannon Cron relaunched the idea to perform “The Feast of Life” and became student directors for this fundraiser project. “This year Megan really wanted contributions from the performance to go to Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos. We raised $1,400 on March 25, so that was good for all the performers,” said Mrs. Stockhaus.

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, an orphanage in Guatemala, has a close connection with BSM students, many of whom have traveled there for mission work within the past few years. “Shannon Cron and I went to NPH last summer, and we were really inspired and wanted to do something to make a difference for the kids we met. So we thought about doing some sort of benefit concert, to raise money for NPH and Feast seemed to be the perfect fit,” said Collins.

Following the success of their March 25 performance, the singers and actors of “The Feast of Life” are taking their production on tour. The show will visit schools including Good Shepherd and Holy Name of Jesus to showcase some of BSM’s most talented performers and to help recruit potential students for upcoming years. “We’re visiting some feeder schools, and I think it’s going to be good. It’s been really fun, and the choir and seniors in it are great,” said Rob Shaver, a senior performing in “The Feast of Life.”

Because several of the performers involved in “The Feast of Life” didn’t have much exposure to theater or acting, the construction of the show was a learning experience for many. “When Megan decided to start this project, there were about six seniors who had never been on a stage before in their lives. People had to learn how to sing solos, act, and put on a show. It was great bonding for the choir, and they were really impressive,” said Mrs. Stockhaus.


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