Partnership with PRI gives greater meaning to recycling

A recycler does her work in the area between the cafeteria and the loading dock. The work done by these individuals is crucial to the operations of the school. (Celia Smithmier)

Partnership with PRI gives greater meaning to recycling

April 23, 2014

They can be found carting dishes in the cafeteria, collecting paper from classroom recycling bins throughout the school, or hanging out in their nook between the cafeteria and loading dock, removing the lids from each individual Gatorade bottle disposed of at lunchtime. Led by Kate Thersleff, these workers come from Partnership... Continue Reading

Both boys and girls golf teams look forward to a solid season

Due to cold weather, the golf team has been forced to practice inside. (Taya Rettler)

Both boys and girls golf teams look forward to a solid season

April 22, 2014

After practicing indoors due to the weather for the past two months hitting balls and getting their form down, the girls’ and boys’ golf teams are ready to start their seasons. When the teams began playing outside, they played nine holes while focusing on putting and driving. “I believe that we have a lot of strong and talented players on the... Continue Reading

Bowling prodigy: junior achieves perfect score for second time

Bowling a perfect 300 requires pristine physical talent and an unbreakable mindset. (Madeline Rockhold)

Bowling prodigy: junior achieves perfect score for second time

April 22, 2014

The no hitter, the hat trick, and the triple-double are what every athlete strives to accomplish. They require pristine physical talent and an unbreakable mindset, but one achievement is often left off of the list: bowling a perfect 300. For BSM junior Joe Kleven, this dream has become... Continue Reading

Craft making options abound in the Twin Cities

Craft making options abound in the Twin Cities

April 22, 2014

Fired Up Tucked away in a spacious warehouse near the University of Minnesota, Fired Up, the pottery creation shop, provides a sculpting experience unlike any other. Potters of all skill levels, including newcomers,... Continue Reading

Paint your plate provides a fun and colorful environment for guest to realease their creativity and enjoy painting a unique pottery piece. (Taylor Blad)

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

Staff writer Emily Pirkl struggles through the perils of her AP Euro assignments. (Shannon O'Connor)

The AP Euro Review: a journey in procrastination

February 25, 2014

It’s 11:09 p.m. (nine minutes after my self-imposed bedtime) and I’m far from snuggling under my flannel bed sheets. By the looks of it, I will be violating my own rule for the fifth night in a row, and, judging by my track record, this won’t be the last time. I’m on Tumblr, of course. Or, at least, I was. Then I clicked on link for a YouTube... Continue Reading

SportDateTimeOpponentLocation
Boys TennisWed, Apr 23 4:00 p.m.WayzataWayzata High School
BaseballThu, Apr 24 4:15 p.m.Spring Lake ParkHome
Girls GolfThu, Apr 24 3 p.m.NSC OpponentsMajestic Oaks Golf Course
Boys LacrosseThu, Apr 24 7 p.m.Blake Away
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 24 7 p.m.EdinaHome
Boys TennisThu, Apr 24 4:00 p.m.Spring Lake ParkAquilla Park (St. Louis Park)
Boys GolfFri, Apr 25 TBDTBDEdinburgh USA
Boys TennisFri, Apr 25 4:15 p.m.Holy AngelsValley View Playfield (Bloomington)
Boys TrackFri, Apr 25 3:30 p.m.Moore RelaysBenilde-St. Margaret's
Girls GolfFri, Apr 25 3:30 p.m.Moore RelaysBenilde-St. Margaret's
BaseballSat, Apr 26 12 p.m.EdinaAway
BaseballMon, Apr 28 6:30 p.m.St. Louis ParkAway
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.
SportDateOpponentResultW/L
BaseballSat, Apr 19 Totino-Grace2-1W
Boys LacrosseSat, Apr 19 Eagan14-15L
Boys LacrosseThu, Apr 17 Spring Lake Park17-4W
Girls LacrosseThu, Apr 17 Spring Lake Park17-3W
Boys TrackThu, Apr 17 Multiple OpponentsCANCEL
Girls TrackThu, Apr 17 Multiple OpponentsCANCEL
BaseballTue, Apr 15 Fridley5-1W
Boys GolfTue, Apr 15 NSC Opponents2nd Place
Boys LacrosseTue, Apr 15 Eden Prairie8-7W
Girls LacrosseTue, Apr 15 Columbia Heights15-1W
Boys TennisTue, Apr 15 Totino-Grace7-0W
Girls GolfMon, Apr 14 BSM/Red Knight InviteCANCEL
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

Dance team takes 2nd in jazz


For the Benilde-St. Margaret’s girls’ dance team, February brought with it lofty expectations––as owners of the past two state championships in jazz, the Knightettes were not only supposed to win this year’s competition, but win in convincing fashion. And though they fell just short of either title––finishing 2nd in jazz and 6th in high kick––the girls were satisfied with both their results and this season’s success.

Dancing to the song “Hallelujah,” the girls’ jazz team advanced easily through the preliminary rounds to finals, but eventually fell to the tough St. Cloud Cathedral. “St. Cloud Cathedral is a very sharp and clean team,” said senior captain Brett Threlkeld. “They have a coach who is very harsh and demanding, while our coaches push us in a positive way, and they support us in everything we do.”

Even though St. Cloud Cathedral won, breaking the Knightettes’ two-year hold on the state title, the girls were satisfied with finishing second. “When we heard our name announced second we were all shocked and excited,” said Threlkeld. “Going to state is a big deal and getting second place was just sugar-coating the awesome season we had been through already.”

In addition to their second-place finish, captains Natalie Dorsey and Amanda Gales were chosen by the coaches as all-tournament dancers. “It was an honor and very exciting to be named to the all-tournament team,” said Dorsey.

The following day, the high kick team likewise advanced through the preliminary rounds, but took sixth after several missteps in the finals cost the Knightettes valuable points. “We weren’t as strong of a team as some of the other schools there,” said Threlkeld. “But what happened is what was meant to be.”

The team will let go of five seniors, including Threlkeld, Dorsey, Monique Sarquis, Makenzie Henk, and manager Taylor Horn. “Ending dance team was, and is, one the of the hardest things that I have had to let go of in my life,” said Threlkeld. “After being on the dance team for five years, I don’t have any regrets.”

With 27 dancers returning, however, the 2010-2011 Knightettes will undoubtedly be hungry for a state championship.  “I think the team will be very successful next year,” said Dorsey.  “They have great leadership and coaches that will be there to help them achieve a successful season.”

Overall, the girls had an exceptional season––winning or placing second in all but one of their competitons––and finished it off with a great ending. “I would choose the place we got with the amazing season we had,” said Threlkeld.

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