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Pressured students seek serenity

Pressured students seek serenity

Josephine Rozzelle, Senior Reporter

January 5, 2017


Filed under Features

Between two AP classes, standard test preparation, leading an on-campus club, and competing in fencing competitions on the weekends, junior Erika Wong is often stressed, just like many high school students with time-consuming commitments. “I am preparing for the ACT, and that's definitely added a ...

Using ‘the pill’

Using ‘the pill’

India Thieriot, News Editor

January 5, 2017


Filed under Features

While asking for birth control pills can often be an awkward conversation between mother and daughter because of its association with sexual activity, BCPs can also be used to alleviate menstrual cramps, make menstruation more regular and help with facial acne. Not all oral contraceptives are crea...

Cutting hair for a cause

Cutting hair for a cause

Claire Devereux, Senior Reporter

December 9, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Features

As women and girls head to the hair saloon for a new cut and they may not realize that more can be done with their excess hair than sweeping it into the trash. Organizations such as Locks of Love accept hair donations that can be made into hairpieces for sufferers of medical hair loss who are unde...

Power teens

Neely Metz, Features Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under Features

Filling Instagram feeds and Snapchat stories with product advertisements, trademarked styles and “hot” trends, teen celebrities can influence the life and mind of youth, leading many to feel pressure to abide by unrealistic beauty expectations to be as “flawless” as their famous counterparts appea...

False identification not worth the cost

False identification not worth the cost

Neely Metz, Features Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Features

Spending $50 to $100 on fake identification may seem like a convenient purchase for some underage students wanting to purchase alcohol or attend age-restricted events and activities, but the consequences of using a fake ID may outweigh supposed benefits. “I first considered getting a fake ID at...

Women take the political stage

Women take the political stage

India Thieriot, News Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Features

“I’d love to meet the person who makes your pantsuits because for Halloween I wanted to go as a librarian from outer space,” host Zach Galifianakis said to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during his talk show “Between Two Ferns.” Although the program is labeled as satire, women in pol...

City, school community find silent elephant in the room

City, school community find silent elephant in the room

Lisabelle Panossian, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2016


Filed under Features

In a city where a Republican mayor has not been elected for over half a century, a silent demographic of students may feel repressed when it comes to sharing their viewpoints both in and out of the classroom. Approximately 14 percent of San Francisco’s population is registered as Republican, according...

Snap!

Neely Metz, Features Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Features

While many teens view photo sharing and messaging application Snapchat as a way to send quick selfies adorned with doodles and filters to friends, the addition of a new product may change how people see the rebranded Snapchat as Snap Inc. Unveiled on September 23, Spectacles, sunglasses featuring a...

SHHS Latin teacher founds non-profit

SHHS Latin teacher founds non-profit

Claire Devereux, Senior Reporter

October 27, 2016


Filed under Features

New fruit trees are now located in the Lower and Upper Ninth Ward, one of the poorest neighborhoods in New Orleans, thanks to a non-profit organization founded by a Stuart Hall & Convent faculty member. Latin teacher Scott Roos founded Farming New Orleans as a means of addressing the Ninth Ward...

Dressing for success

Dressing for success

Asha Khanna, Copy Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under Features

While coming to school in sweatpants and a T-shirt everyday can be comfortable, studies show that “dressing for success” may prove beneficial for learning. Wearing more formal attire, such as dress pants, blouses and blazers, increases higher level thinking and feelings of power, according to a study published i...

Options for teens on Halloween limited by oversexualization

Options for teens on Halloween limited by oversexualization

Julia-Rose Kibben, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Features

Psychologists and social science researchers are recognizing a shift in Halloween culture “from scary to sexy,” as girl’s costumes morph from innocent animals and pop culture figures to sexualized options that portray these characters as alluring and unrealistic. “It looks like the norm is not to be weari...

Minimalistic dessert shop brings frozen Taiwanese treats to San Francisco

Minimalistic dessert shop brings frozen Taiwanese treats to San Francisco

Julia-Rose Kibben, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Features, Opinion

Crystalline shavings of flavored ice gather together in cups of snowy goodness at Powder, the Taiwanese ice cream experience that opened on Divisadero Street about a month ago. During a San Francisco heatwave with weather in the high 70s, Powder was a refreshing treat that satisfied a sweet-tooth h...

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