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, 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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Wrestlers hit the mats

After losing Nick Tourville and Alex Peck, two of the most talented wrestlers in BSM’s history who won the school’s first state championship as singles, people have uncertain expectations for the wrestling team. However, with several young and talented new team members and a strong morale, they might be able to do it all over again.

The wrestling team, like any sports team, would seem to be severely weakened by the loss of its two best athletes; however, according to junior Neil Davis, that isn’t the case at all. “If anything, we are much more of a solid team this year. We are more rounded out with all of the solid young guys,” said Davis.

So far they have had one meet and one tournament. Senior captain Payton Goodrich describes the tournament as going “pretty well, several of the kids even ranked. Definitely a good start to the season.”

They have daily practices in the Haben Center with a new set-up and new equipment. “They re-did a lot of the room by putting up new ropes and new walls, but they aren’t close to done yet,” said Goodrich.

With several new members from the junior high and some new freshmen, the team is bigger than last year, which is to be expected. “We have somewhere around 20 kids now; it seems to go up a couple each year. The team is ever growing. But we all get along really well as a team. The new kids seem to fit in just fine,” said Goodrich.

As for the goals for the rest of this promising season, junior Neil Davis aims at not only State glory but has a more specific enemy in mind. “I think we have a real shot at getting over four people to go to State,” said Davis, “But the real goal would be to take down North Branch, our coach’s high school. That would be the real victory.”

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