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.

Martial art masters

Knight Errant: So what exactly do you guys do?
Adrian Ng: I do self defense and sparring karate.
Jarred Tomlinson: I just do mixed martial arts.

KE: How did you start?
AN: When I was six. My parent’s got me started at a young age because my aunt thought it would be good for me.
JT: About a year and a half ago I started playing tap out with my friends and it just grew into something that I love to do.

KE: What’s your favorite part about your martial arts?
AN: I get a lot of exercise and meet a lot of new people. I see the world differently.
JT: I like sparring with people. It’s an absolute blast.

KE: Who’s your inspiration?
AN: My teacher Matt Jarvi.
JT: Michael Westbrook. Formal NFL player who was a good player, better fighter.

KE: Where are you right now in your career?
AN: I’m a second degree black belt and I’m really close to my third degree. It’s very high but I’m still a long ways from being a master.
JT: I’m learning a lot because I haven’t done it for real long yet but I’m getting better.

KE: What’s been your highest achievement so far?
AN: I’ve taken first in many tournaments and right now I’m ranked fourth in the state which is the highest I’ve ever been.
JT: Probably beating up my brother a bunch.

KE: What makes this better than sports?
AN: It helps my physical ability and allows me to do well in lots of physical activities and sports.
JT: I like team sports, but it’s more fun to just rely on yourself and test your ability.

KE: Do you participate in any other sports?
AN: I play tennis but because I’m in karate, it helps me pick up sports fast and be good at a lot of them. Except hockey.
JT: I play lacrosse and I wake-board a lot in the summer.

KE: What’s next for you two?
AN: I’m getting close to my third degree black belt. It’s taken me nine years to get my second degree so it’s amazing getting close to a third degree. I’ll also eventually start to teach younger kids.
JT: I’m just going out there and trying my best and to get rated as high as possible.

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