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  • Dance ends Spirit Week

    Dance ends Spirit Week

    Grace Ainslie, Assistant Sports Editor

    September 30, 2016

    Convent and Stuart Hall students wore themed dress this week as a part of Spirit Week leading up to Homecoming Weekend. Each day of Spirit Week had a different theme; Monday was color day, Tuesday was decades day, Wednesday was pajama day, Thursday was full dress for Mass and Friday was school spirit.... READ MORE »»

    Cross-country runners wear Convent and Stuart Hall themed shirts while waiting for practice to start. Today's theme for Spirit Week was Convent and Stuart Hall.

    Grace Ainslie

  • Annual Mass brings changes to transportation and dress

    Annual Mass brings changes to transportation and dress

    Lisabelle Panossian, Editor-in-Chief

    September 29, 2016

    The blessing of the school year presented a gender neutral dress uniform option and a much shorter travel time for students, ushering changes to an annual tradition. Student Life Director Devin DeMartini Cooke announced the new option of allowing students to wear black slacks as a substitution for... READ MORE »»

    Senior Elisa Ternynck boards the bus to Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, the location of the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit. Bystanders outside of the church watched the Senior Class as they proceeded into the church last as per tradition.

    Lisabelle Panossian

  • Team captains meet to improve leadership skills

    Team captains meet to improve leadership skills

    Josephine Rozzelle, Senior Reporter

    September 28, 2016

    Fall sports captains participated in a captains’ meeting today directed by Athletic Director Elena DeSantis. “As captains, they either get voted on or picked by their coaches,” DeSantis said. “They don’t have time to talk about what their goals are and what it means to be a captain, so we... READ MORE »»

    Athletic Director Elena DeSantis leads a discussion with team captains about being a positive role model. Captains gathered during their lunch period to participate in the meeting.

    Josephine Rozzelle

  • Sophomores learn about human trafficking, modern-day slavery

    Sophomores learn about human trafficking, modern-day slavery

    Claire Kosewic, Web Editor

    September 27, 2016

    Sophomores gathered in Syufy Theater during ColLab for a presentation on human trafficking which included a speaker from the UNICEF End Human Trafficking campaign and excerpts from documentary film “Not My Life.” “As we talk about historical conquests and slavery, especially in the United State... READ MORE »»

    A poster from the UNICEF End Human Trafficking Campaign illustrates how pimps often prey on young girls. Chandni Jain presented the issues of modern slavery to the Sophomore class during ColLab.

    UNICEF (public domain)

  • Themed dress days raise spirit for Homecoming

    Themed dress days raise spirit for Homecoming

    Asha Khanna, Copy Editor

    September 26, 2016

    The annual spirit week kicked off today with “color day,” and various themes will follow throughout the week, culminating in two sporting events and a dance. Unlike in previous years, the themes are not split between particular grades, according to student body secretary Dot Wetmore. “At... READ MORE »»

    Seniors Katie Newbold and Delaney Moslander wear coordinating outfits for today's color day. The two handed out colorful bead necklaces to less eager participants.

    Asha Khanna

Network status check

Network status check

Asha Khanna, Copy Editor

The four schools are in the process of an internal review with the Sacred Heart Commission on Goals to continue membership in the Network of Sacred Heart schools in addition to co...  Read More »

Sep 22

BYOD security gets divisive

BYOD security gets divisive

Asha Khanna, Copy Editor

After a sushi lunch with friends in West Portal last year, senior Coco Dana returned to her car with a friend to find one of her windows smashed, leaving...  Read More »

Sep 22

IB program earns positive appraisal

IB program earns positive appraisal

Josie Rozzelle, Senior Reporter

Following a three­-year application process, Convent and Stuart Hall high schools have begun their first year as International Baccalaureate W...  Read More »

Sep 22

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Online jokes transition from meme to popular culture

Online jokes transition from meme to popular culture

India Thieriot, News Editor

Social media users are finding a new way to keep in touch with current events through the platform of memes, an image with a humorous caption often make ...  Read More »

Sep 26

Social media users garner a following

Social media users garner a following

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

With a simple click of the “Share” button on Instagram, senior Lillian Lachman can share a photo with her 7,094 followers. Of that number, about 700 of t...  Read More »

Sep 26

Online users take the web for social justice

Online users take the web for social justice

Neely Metz, Features Editor

While high schoolers are often unable to take part in large-scale political or social issues in the real world, the internet is giving teens more opportuni...  Read More »

Sep 26

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Event provides opportunity to explore San Francisco neighborhoods

Event provides opportunity to explore San Francisco neighborhoods

Claire Devereux, Senior Reporter

City streets closed to Sunday traffic are inviting public exploration of funky boutiques, hole-in-wall restaurants and hidden gems while building community...  Read More »

Sep 22

Cat cafe fails to live up to hype, high prices

Cat cafe fails to live up to hype, high prices

Grace Ainslie, Assistant Sports Editor

Part cafe, part boutique and part cat adoption center, KitTea, San Francisco’s first “cat cafe,” greets customers with a large hairless cat mura...  Read More »

Sep 22

Top Five: Hairstyles that beat the heat

Top Five: Hairstyles that beat the heat

Lisabelle Panossian, Editor-in-Chief

The early September heat wave enters San Francisco with some students from all four grades keeping cool while retaining quick and simple hairstyles. The f...  Read More »

Sep 7

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Varsity volleyball loses first league game

Varsity volleyball loses first league game

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

Varsity volleyball lost its first league game against the Urban Blues today in five sets, as players now look to regroup and refocus as the full seaso...  Read More »

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Volleyball teams utilized daily practice time to improve skills for upcoming game

Volleyball teams utilized daily practice time to improve skills for upcoming game

Asha Khanna, Copy Editor

Both the JV and varsity volleyball teams spent practices this week preparing for their third games of the season tomorrow against the Drew School. ...  Read More »

Aug 25 • 0 comments

Volleyball and cross-country teams get a head start on tryouts, training

Volleyball and cross-country teams get a head start on tryouts, training

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

In anticipation for a game today and upcoming meets, volleyball and cross-country teams started racing through the city and spiking down on the hardwoo...  Read More »

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Global terror is no joke

Global terror is no joke

Lisabelle Panossian, Editor-in-Chief

A friend asked me if I wanted to see a modified version of the dated, yet continually addicting, game Flappy Bird. His modified internet version replaced the ...  Read More »

Sep 26

Social media poses threat to ‘real life’ relationships

Social media poses threat to ‘real life’ relationships

Editorial Board

While lunch provides a time for peers to chat together before resuming their afternoon classes, many students spend the break constantly checking thei...  Read More »

Sep 26

Social media reinforces gender stereotypes

Social media reinforces gender stereotypes

Julia-Rose Kibben, Managing Editor

During a double date at Super Duper Burger in my freshman year of high school, the boy I was with asked me what I wanted. I hesitated — girls were “s...  Read More »

Sep 23

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