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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SportDateOpponentResultW/L
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Rain sends Track team indoors

BSM’s track and field team is not letting the weather affect them this season; over 100 athletes and lots of returning upperclassmen have been hurdling and sprinting down the main hallway, in order to get in shape for the first track meet on Thursday, April 17.

The captains are planning on leading the way to victories during their upcoming meets. “Our captain Marie Muscala is running our 1-2 mile, [captain] Susan Kenzie is doing our pole vault, triple jump, and sprints, and [captain] Colleen Ruane is doing our 400 meter relays,” said girls’ head coach John Porisch.

The track and field team practices together with girls and boys, making the practices quite large and overwhelming, “This year I’m looking forward to piecing together 67 girls into a balanced team where each event has at least two quality competitors,” said John Porisch.

Within track and field comes many different events that each team member specializes in, with specific coaches. “We have many coaches this year to help keep all the athletes organized. We have seven total, three coaches on distance two on sprints, and two on field events,” said John Porisch.

There are also some improvements to this year’s team from last year. A leadership team has been added to the track and field program. It is a group of seven juniors and sophomores who assist the captains. “They help do attendance before practice and by working at the junior high meets at home,” said junior Mary Cashman.

This year’s captains also plan on taking strong leadership positions for such a large team and look forward to the outcome of the upcoming season. “I’m excited for all the underclassmen joining relays this year for team bonding, and for the True Team race,” said senior captain Colleen Ruane.

True Team is a specific race where you don’t place individually, but rather as a team, so they have to work together and win as a whole. “Practices are going to much stronger and efficient this year. We want to make sure everyone is working their hardest and working as a team,” said junior captain Joe Jetland.

Elle Mohs, staff writer

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