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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Knightettes’ clutch performance wins state

Knightettes’ clutch performance wins state

Morgan Rogers

The Knightettes perform a first place dance at the Target Center on February 18.

The combination of four months of intense practice and a flawless final performance paid off when the jazz dance team took first on February 19 at the state tournament, dancing to the song “Heart of the Matter” by India Arie.

The team’s motto––slow and steady wins the race––proved to be true when they beat their rivals, the Totino Grace E-gals. Just weeks before, the E-gals had taken first in conference beating the Knightettes by 38 points.

For regular competitions there are six judges, but for state there are eight. Each judge has a scoring sheet with different categories on it. “For example there are turns and within that category there is technique and difficulty and you get awarded 1 point for the worst and 10 points for the best,” said captain Alexa Kubinski.

Dance team fans packed the Target Center for the tournament on Friday and Saturday. “Seeing all of our fan’s faces above us was amazing,” said junior Emily Parsons.

The jazz competition took place on Friday afternoon. Twelve teams competed in the AA section, and six made it to finals later that night. Among the top six schools, in dancing order, were: St. Cloud Cathedral, Totino-Grace, Holy Angels, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Simley and Holy Family. After the prelim round, the Knightettes trailed the first place team by eight points.

The top six all provided tough competition, even with a nearly flawless routine from the Knightettes. “After our final performance, it was our best yet, so we talked right after and none of us really cared if we didn’t get first because we had such a good performance. Our coaches told us no one could take away that feeling, so I wasn’t too nervous, we were just happy to have the performance that we did,” said captain Amanda Gales.

Winning by a single point, the Knightettes were awarded first in jazz in the AA level. Second place went to the E-gals and third place to St. Cloud Cathedral, who swept the state competition last year.

The kick competition was on Saturday, yet the Knightettes fell short, and did not place in the top six. “I wasn’t as disappointed as I thought I would be because it had been a long weekend and there are a lot of really good kick teams, so it made sense. The only reason I was sad was because that was my last time dancing as a Knightette,” said Kubinski.

The gold medals and state trophy are merely symbols of the successful season of the Knightettes, reguardless of early season struggles against Totino-Grace. “We were second place all season, but we all bonded and became more like a family because of it,” said Kubinski.

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