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

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The definitive ranking of BSM water fountains

Sophamore Gunnar Lundberg stops for a cool refreshing drink (Emily Larson)

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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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Students direct junior high play

Students direct junior high play

Shannon Cron

Two student directors work together in hopes to make the junior high play a success.

As a high school, we may unconsciously forget about the junior high, but there is a significant group of high school students that never forget the others who wander the halls. This year there are ten student directors helping out with the production of “Aladdin Jr.”

The junior high play has been performed for 22 years, but recently, to help out with the energetic junior high cast, the directors had to call in some reinforcements. “We added student directors in 2004 during our first showing of ‘Jr. High the Musical,’” said Mrs. Nancy Stockhaus.

The ten student directors this year are: Leila Aboussir, Shannon Cron, Matt Carney, Jack Abraham, Kate Harrison, Emma Eldred, Elizabeth Krane, Becky Germscheid, Brenton Jayasuriya, and Nate Muckley.

The student directors participate in helping the cast of the junior high play perfect their acting skills. This job requires large amounts of dedication to ensure that the play will be a success. “As a student director you have to attend two practices a week and every rehearsal and show,” said student director senior Matt Carney.

The group of student directors is chosen by those in charge of the junior high play. In order to become a student director, those interested had to turn in an application and be interviewed by Mrs. Stockhaus, director Michael Lee, and choreographer Megan Hubbell. “Student directors are extremely helpful. They help with crowd management, being a person to look up to for the junior high kids, and bring tons of energy to the cast,” said Mrs. Stockhaus.

Some student directors are given jobs where they can specifically help one head director. Senior Matt Carney was named the assistant choreographer and with this he colaberates with the dancers. “My correct title is swing dance assistant coach, but that kind of got cancelled because there were only six boys and no one could lift [girls],” said Carney.

Besides helping count out steps or run lines, student directors have a way with the junior high cast that no adult can understand. “They communicate better with the kids. The senior high students also get an idea of what is on the other side of a production, because the best way to learn something is to teach it,” said Mrs. Stockhaus.

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