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

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
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.
Click on any sport above to see a full schedule for that sport.

Zac Efron expands repertoire

Sara Schlueter
May 6, 2009
Filed under Movie Reviews, Reviews

Zac Efron, star of the film "17 Again" makes one of his first big movies that was supposed to stray away from the preteen High School Musical feel that skyrocketed him into the spotlight. The first scene however is of a young Mike O'Donnell (Efron) in 1989, wearing a basketball uniform, and of course... Read more »

Pro-life group writes to senators

Sara Schlueter
April 6, 2009
Filed under News

The pro-life group at BSM is taking yet another step to get their voice heard on the issue of respect for all life.  Headed by senior Maria Dzurik, the group spent two days in the lunch room to get students to fill out postcards to senators and representatives voicing their support for the Pregnant... Read more »

Student filmaker takes first with anti-gambling ad

Sara Schlueter
March 24, 2009
Filed under News

Film student senior Zack Arostegui portrayed the harmful effects of gambling through his brief yet informative 30 second film titled “Gambling Runs Rampant.” Using stop motion techniques, he made a deck of playing cards move across a table into the pocket of an unsuspecting victim to take away money... Read more »

AdvancED evaluates BSM’s performance

Sara Schlueter
March 10, 2009
Filed under News

On February 18, students may have noticed Principal Sue Skinner walking around the school halls with board members following behind her. These board members from AdvancED had to observe various classes and listen to student panels as part of the process to keep BSM’s accredidation. With 23,000... Read more »

Shopaholics flock to ‘Confessions’

Sara Schlueter
February 20, 2009
Filed under Movie Reviews, Reviews

Based on the best selling novel by Sophie Kinsella, "Confessions of a Shopaholic" centers around one young woman's obsession with shopping in a lighthearted and slightly humorous way. Set in New York City, the main character Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher), is a struggling journalist who must find a... Read more »

American Girl dolls arrive in the Twin Cities

Sara Schlueter
December 17, 2008
Filed under News

Little girls clutching their dolls in matching outfits and holding their mom's hand becomes the popular scene at the new American Girl Place that just opened in Mall of America on November 15.  The store, with its delicate lighting, red and pink accents, and dolls displayed in the window, is... Read more »

80s rock lives on in new Guys Band

Sara Schlueter
November 19, 2008
Filed under Activities

After school, a group of seven BSM students head down to the band room for guys band practice. They begin their practice by tuning their instruments that range from electric guitars and bass to trumpets and saxophones. Focusing on 80s music, such as from the band Chicago, the guys band is hoping... Read more »

Modern take on classic play dazzles audiences

Sara Schlueter
November 18, 2008
Filed under News

With the spotlight focused on the upper sets of the stage, senior Dez Brown began rapping the prologue of Shakespeare's famous play, Romeo and Juliet.  This began the two hour saga of the classic play that included a modern theme, a live contemporary band, and intense fighting sequences,... Read more »

Swift writes music from the heart

Sara Schlueter
November 13, 2008
Filed under Music Reviews, Reviews

Sweet, innocent, and yet seemingly grown-up could describe rising country star Taylor Swift's new album Fearless. This is Swift's second album release after her self-titled debut album in 2006. The lyrics of Fearless are more mature, but there is still a simple feel of comfort and... Read more »

Media is too liberally biased

sara schlueter
November 4, 2008
Filed under Opinions

In the presidential campaigns this year, there has been a lot of talk on whether or not the major media outlets are biased in their reporting of news surrounding the election. The mainstream media is supposed to be an objective source of news for their readers and viewers. There is, in fact, a liberal... Read more »

Six Volleyball Seniors End their Final Season

Sara Schlueter
October 31, 2008
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

As the fall sports season comes to a close, the volleyball team will be bidding farewell to six of their senior players. This group of seniors, which make up half the varsity team this year, have brought leadership as well as spirit to the game. They have also brought an interesting team chemistry,... Read more »

Amy Stockhaus, New York Debut

Sara Schlueter
October 1, 2008
Filed under Student Life

Senior Amy Stockhaus is a familiar face to many Benilde-St.Margaret’s students. She has appeared on the school’s stage many times for the various school productions such as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and The Crucible. However, starting on September 19, Amy will begin her performances in... Read more »