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, 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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Life Unexpected

While the CW’s biggest hit, “Gossip Girl,” is on a temporary hiatus, the covetted time spot is being filled with a new show, “Life Unexpected.” Created by Liz Tigelaar, “Life Unexpected” is a sweet and refreshing dramedy comparable to that of “Juno” and “Gilmore Girls.”

This heart-warming comedy is a nice change of pace for the network. Similair to past shows, when the network was still under the name The WB, such as “7th Heaven” and “Dawson’s Creek,” “Life Unexpected” tells the story of an unconventional family learning to cope with life’s surprises.

Cate, the over-achieving highschool valedictorian and Baze, the football star, have a one night stand after winter formal their sophomore year. Cate becomes pregnant and Baze refuses to acknowledge the hook up ever happened, and so she has the baby and gives it up for adoption. All unbeknownst to Baze who thought Cate “took care of it.”

Fast forward 16 years to the present and meet their daughter, wisecracking and sarcastic Lux. Lux has grown up in the foster care system and while attempting to file for emancipation finds her birth parents.

Cate, now a successful radio host, and Baze, who owns his own bar, haven’t spoken in years, but after a turn of events they end up with joint legal custody of Lux. Still in shock and filled with remorse and regret the two attempt to work together to do what is best for Lux. Romances are rekindled, relationships complicated, and past issues resurface as the characters grow-up and learn how to love.

Although the plausibility behind some of the plot doesn’t quite always add up, “Life Unexpected” is the kind of feel-good, family dramedy that we haven’t seen in years.

Life Unexpected airs Mondays at 8pm on the CW.

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