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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Dance team works hard for winter season

This past fall season, the Knightettes took steps in a new direction to change the previously known Spirit Squad into a more structured fall dance team. They trained to perform at numerous football games and also to prepare for the more rigorous season to come.

Though the fall season didn’t allow the girls the chance to participate in competitions because of MSHSL rules, the girls still practiced six to eight hours per week in order to prepare for performances at games and the Homecoming pep-fest. “My favorite part about being on dance team is performing and competing because it’s when our hard work pays off,” said senior captain Natalie Dorsey.

During the fall, the girls not only entertain the student body and fans, but also prepare for their more competitive winter season. “We practice three days a week in the fall, and then five days a week at three hours each plus competitions during the winter…it is a lot more competitive,” said Dorsey.

Last year, the winter dance team returned to the state tournament for the 11th consecutive year where they won first place in Jazz/Funk (giving them their fourth Jazz/Funk championship since 1999) and fourth in High Kick at the state tournament. “We hope that we can do as well as we did last season, and I think that our fall season has showed how much potential our team has,” said junior captain Amanda Gales.

Between the two seasons, the girls find plenty of time to get to know each other better. “My favorite things about dance team are all of the inside jokes between the team and getting up early looking all cute with our hair or makeup done on the bus ride to competitions eating our bag breakfasts,” said Gales.

After the more recreational fall season, the girls began to practice for the winter season on October 19. Keeping the momentum from this previous fall season, they head into the winter season with hopes of retaining the state championship title.

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