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

Senior takes his talent to national level

Despite falling short of making it to the Advancer's Round, Kleven believes the experience has helped him become a more accomplished bowler and a leader. (courtesy of Joe Kleven)

Senior takes his talent to national level

September 2, 2014

While many seniors traveled out of town over the summer to visit colleges, senior Joe Kleven’s trip to New York had a whole different purpose. The rising BSM bowling captain was to represent the state of Minnesota at the Junior Gold Championships to compete against some of the finest youth bowlers across... 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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SportDateOpponentResultW/L
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Senior leaves for second semester

Second semester senior year is notorious for being the easiest and most fun time of high school. However, senior Carmen Aguirre will not be joining her classmates for the end of high school and will be graduating from the National Sports Academy.

The choice to leave BSM in the middle of senior year was one that took a lot of thought. “I have known about this offer since the weekend after Thanksgiving, but I did not make my decision until Wednesday before I went on winter break,” said Aguirre.

Aguirre chose to make the switch in order to play hockey with the NSA team and to become more recognized by colleges. “I am leaving to pursue my dream of playing Division I hockey,” said Aguirre. She has played with the team since November and with the switch hopes to improve her hockey skills and obtain possible scholarships offers.

The National Sports Academy is in Lake Placid, New York, and Aguirre will be living on campus in a dorm room. The NSA is not a college, although it strongly depicts what college life will be like. “The school is basically like a college, the [average size of classes] are six to eight [students] so there is a lot of student-teacher interaction,” said Aguirre.

Even though Aguirre is mainly going for hockey, NSA is also a rigorous academic school. At NSA, the academic classes take place at night while sports practices take place in the morning. “You start in the morning at eight with practice; then at ten you work out. After workout you go to lunch and then classes from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The school gives every student a free hour and a study hall to help them finish their homework and they have Fridays off of school as well as two weeks of spring break,” said Aguirre.

Aguirre is excited about embarking on her new adventure, but insists that she will still miss BSM. “I will be sad for a number of reasons but I am very excited to go at the same time. I will be sad I am leaving all the wonderful teachers I have had in my past four years, they have made my experience such a positive one and have furthered me to deepen my learning. I will also miss my friends and classmates. [They] are all very supportive and good people I am sad I am not able to walk with [them] at graduation after three really great years, but I will think of [them] when I walk mine.”

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