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

SportDateTimeOpponentLocation
Boys SoccerThu, Aug 21 4 p.m.MarshallMarshall
Girls SoccerThu, Aug 21 7 p.m.Blake Blake Middle School
Boys SoccerTue, Aug 26 7 p.m.Eden PraireHome
FootballThu, Aug 28 7 p.m.Holy AngelsHoly Angels
Boys SoccerThu, Aug 28 4:30 p.m.St Paul AcademySt Paul Academy
Girls SoccerThu, Aug 28 7:30 p.m.MinnetonkaHome
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
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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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