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 SoccerTue, Aug 19 3:45 p.m.BlakeBlake Middle School
Girls SoccerTue, Aug 19 7 p.m.Holy AngelsHome
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
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Follow up albumn lives up to expectations

Follow up albumn lives up to expectations

photo courtesy of Rolling Stones

Come Around Sundown is the Kings of Leon follow up album from the fifth album which gained them national fame.

After about two years of practicing, recording and writing, one of the most famous rock bands, Kings of Leon, released their fifth album. With great success from their last masterpiece they had to make sure this album would satisfy the fans. “Come Around Sundown,” one of the most anticipated alternative music albums in 2010, came out on October 19.

The band consists of three brothers––Caleb Followill, Ivan Followill, Anthony Followill––and their cousin Cameron Followill. They come together to form a rock & roll, alternative mellow music sound.

“Radioactive” a single the band released about a month before the actual album came out, got amazing reviews from their fans. The song’s lyrics are about the band’s history; the band grew up going to Mass every Sunday and they say their band’s music was influenced by gospel singing. In the music video, they have a children’s choir singing in the background.

Criticized for their last work, “Only By Night”, Kings of Leon came back with an album that tied them back to their roots. Some fans may be disappointed with the band’s decision of not making a rock album, but the thirteen songs on “Come Around Sundown” are a mix of all their music. With the first two songs being very similar to their last album as the cd continues it flows back into their old albums.

The Kings of Leon have produced five albums including “Only By Night 2008,” “Because of the Times 2007,” “Aha Shake Heartbreak 2004,” “Youth and Young Manhood 2003” and now “Come Around Sundown 2010,” over the past eleven years. The entire album, “Come Around Sundown,” unlike “Only By Night” consists of a much more chilled out guitar music sound. The album sold about 183,000 copies within the first week, the Kings of Leon’s most sold album thus far.

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