Freshman Peyton Melin organizes Lenten common basket

The Melin family visited with a family during their travels to Flores De Villa, Peru, last summer. Their trip included aiding their church in building homes for struggling Peruvians. (courtesy of Peyton Melin)

Freshman Peyton Melin organizes Lenten common basket

April 15, 2014

With the help of the BSM World Language Department, freshman Peyton Melin spent the week of April 1 raising awareness to the community of BSM about a small city in Peru, Flores de Villa, located about 30 minutes from the capital, Lima. “Lima is a modern city with a casino,... Continue Reading

Junior establishes self as premier softball player

Junior establishes self as premier softball player

April 15, 2014

Junior captain Maddie Houlihan has come along way since first stepping up to the tee-ball plate as a young six year old. With her college future already mapped out and two years remaining as a Red Knight still to play, the University... Continue Reading

Senior looks to continue acting at prestigious institute

Since his first performance in the BSM eighth grade production of "Annie," Faber has dedicated his life to singing, dancing, and acting, which ultimately landed him at Tisch School of Arts. (Dasia Davenport)

Senior looks to continue acting at prestigious institute

April 14, 2014

After refreshing his web page for hours, senior Danny Faber spotted a green box in the corner of his screen, informing him of his acceptance into the musical theater program at Tisch School of the Arts. “For a moment I didn’t know what had happened and my whole body started shaking, it was emotionally... Continue Reading

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in latest record

The album takes influence from the sounds of the 60's and 70's, while still remain modern and fresh. (Aloe Blacc press image)

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in latest record

April 9, 2014

Aloe Blacc makes a name for himself in the music business with “Lift Your Spirit,” a soulful and creative album with a classy feel. His vintage sound made it more difficult for him to produce hits, but his... Continue Reading

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

Staff writer Emily Pirkl struggles through the perils of her AP Euro assignments. (Shannon O'Connor)

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

February 25, 2014

It’s 11:09 p.m. (nine minutes after my self-imposed bedtime) and I’m far from snuggling under my flannel bed sheets. By the looks of it, I will be violating my own rule for the fifth night in a row, and, judging by my track record, this won’t be the last time. I’m on Tumblr, of course. Or, at least, I was. Then I clicked on link for a YouTube... Continue Reading

SportDateTimeOpponentLocation
BaseballWed, Apr 16 4:15 p.m.Totino-GraceHome
Boys GolfWed, Apr 16 12 p.m.Prior Lake InviteThe Wilds Golf Course
Girls GolfWed, Apr 16 3 p.m.NSC OpponentsMajestic Oaks Golf Course
Boys TennisWed, Apr 16 4:15 p.m.OronoOrono High School
Boys LacrosseThu, Apr 17 7 p.m.Spring Lake ParkAway
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 17 7 p.m.Spring Lake ParkHome
Boys TennisThu, Apr 17 4:00 p.m.Robbinsdale ArmstrongArmstrong High School
Boys TrackThu, Apr 17 4:00 p.m.Multiple OpponentsFridely
Girls TrackThu, Apr 17 4:00 p.m.Multiple OpponentsFridely
Boys LacrosseSat, Apr 19 5 p.m.EaganAway
BaseballMon, Apr 21 4:30 p.m.WayzataHome
Boys GolfMon, Apr 21 9 a.m.Chanhassen Invite Deer Run Golf Club
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.
SportDateOpponentResultW/L
Boys TennisTue, Apr 08 Columbia Heights7-0W
Boys TrackTue, Apr 08 Multiple Opponents46
Tue, Apr 08 Multiple Opponents83
Girls TrackTue, Apr 08 Multiple Opponents83
Boys TennisMon, Apr 07 Blake 3-4L
Girls BasketballSat, Mar 08 Holy Family Catholic61-66L
Girls BasketballTue, Mar 04 Mound-Westonka85-60W
Boys BasketballSat, Mar 01 Waconia60-69L
Girls BasketballFri, Feb 28 Columbia Heights84-46W
Boys HockeyWed, Feb 26 Eden Prairie2-3 2OTL
Boys BasketballTue, Feb 25 Mound-Westonka50-47W
Girls BasketballTue, Feb 25 St. Louis Park71-47W
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

Juniors’ futures: consider them built

Juniors’ futures: consider them built

Between preparing for the ACT’s and SAT’s and maintaining a high GPA, students feel pressure to make important decisions regarding their future. Many high school students consider junior year the most stressful year in high school. However, Benilde-St. Margaret’s gives juniors the advantage of partaking in the annual Building Your Future Day, Thursday, Feb. 16.

Juniors will spend the entire day preparing for their future instead of attending regular classes. “Juniors attend seven different sessions about college and career planning. There is a seminar about ACT and SAT prep, there is a seminar about what college life is like, there’s one about the different majors and careers that are out there, and then there is one where the students watch a super cheesy 80’s movie about college life. It’s a nice break in the day,” said college counselor Ms. Amy Desmond.

Students often leave the day feeling stressed and overwhelmed, but the administration aims to relieve the stress students would otherwise meet further down the road. “We’re trying to meet juniors wherever they are in the planning process. Some students have already visited colleges, and some students haven’t even thought about it. We’re meeting students at both ends of the spectrum, and we want students to know that we are here to help them with every step. This day is meant to lessen students’ anxiety,” said college counselor Ms. Amanda Anderson.

In retrospect, many seniors look back and appreciate how the day helped them plan for college—the next chapter in their lives. “It really helped me prepare myself for applying [to college], and gave me a better understanding for what college is going to be like, even though [the day] was very overwhelming,” said senior Krista Dammen.

Many juniors have already started planning for their future and anticipated this day of vigorous preparation. “I enjoyed missing class, and I have started to [plan for] my future by volunteering in places that will help with my future job,” said junior Jennifer Roberts.

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