Accreditation team visits to evaluate BSM

BSM's Principal Dr. Sue Skinner visits with one of the members of the accreditation team as they evaluate the school. Accreditation happens on a five year basis in order to ensure BSM is focused on creating an environment that lives up to the best practice in education. (Taya Rettler)

Accreditation team visits to evaluate BSM

April 24, 2014

On Wednesday April 23, a team of Accreditation members visited BSM to perform an evaluation that takes place every five years. The evaluation's purpose is to make sure that BSM is continuously focused on creating an environment that lives up to the best practice in education. The accreditation process takes place after BSM fills out a self report... 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

Senior engages in his passion for cinematography

Nevells has been quickly earning a reputation as a skilled filmmaker at BSM. (Keenan Schember)

Senior engages in his passion for cinematography

April 24, 2014

On March 30th, BSM senior Mack Nevells won the award for best high school director in the midwest. The award was given by NATAS, or the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the same group that hosts the Emmy... 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
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
Boys GolfMon, Apr 28 11 a.m.NSC OpponentsBunker Hills Golf Course
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.

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 »