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Student walkout falls short

Student walkout falls short

Laura Mogannam, Managing Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Opinion

ANALYSIS Students across all 50 states took part in the National School Walkout at 10 a.m. on Friday, protesting gun violence in memory of the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School, but only 30 people in the Convent & Stuart Hall community participated. After hundreds of studen...

Not a fashion statement

Not a fashion statement

Asha Khanna, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As a daughter of immigrants from halfway across the world, I struggled with trying to embrace my family’s strong cultural and religious ties, especially when I was younger. For a project in elementary school, I presented about the history of India — where my parents emigrated from — dressed...

A girl’s best friend

A girl’s best friend

Mason Cooney, Assistant Features Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Wrapped up in homework, tests and college preparations, students can carry an overwhelming amount of stress, overlooking their health and wellness, but a furry, eager-eyed companion may provide the quick reset students need. Forty schools in New York have implemented the Department of Education’s ...

The power of words

The power of words

Claire Kosewic, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Two million undocumented immigrants call California home — working here, sending their children to school here, going to church here, and paying taxes here. They are decent, hard-working individuals who are essential to the economic health of the nation. Contrary to the label often used by Presiden...

Point of View: The real upset

Point of View: The real upset

Josephine Rozzelle, Sports Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Despite the $900 million March Madness income for the NCAA, the $1.5 million revenue CBS and Turner Broadcasting receives for each ad it sells during the tournament, and the $1.67 million each participating team is guaranteed no matter their success, college athletes — whose participation is the reason f...

Opinion: Letting history repeat itself

Opinion: Letting history repeat itself

Asha Khanna & Claire Kosewic, Editors-in-Chief

March 14, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, Opinion

WEB EXCLUSIVE As thousands of students across the nation left their classes just before 10 a.m. today, several others chose to remain at their desks, saying that walkouts are ineffectual methods of protest which do not generate any tangible change. But the March For Our Lives organization and the stude...

A home for all

A home for all

Claire Kosewic, Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I started crying on the bus last week, but not because of myself. I was crying for Arleen, Doreen, Larraine, Lamar and everyone else in the book I was reading. “Evicted,” by Matthew Desmond, follows eight families in Milwaukee struggling to keep roofs over their heads. It makes a very convincing...

Zero waste, zero change

Zero waste, zero change

Editorial Board

February 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

San Francisco had a diversion rate of 52 percent as of 2001, with over half of the waste generated was either recycled or composted, according to the San Francisco Department of the Environment. Former Mayor Ed Lee announced in 2012 that San Francisco had achieved a diversion rate of 80 percent, the...

Change isn’t always good

Change isn’t always good

Jordan Russell, Senior Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The previously-named annual Kate Chopin Essay Contest gives Convent students an opportunity to explore the world of creative writing, yet, changing the contest’s name sends young males the message that they cannot relate to a feminist writer. Implemented over two decades ago by the English department as a ...

Skin color comes in all tones

Skin color comes in all tones

Asha Khanna, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Just like most teeenagers, I like to wear, buy and try new makeup. But the simple daily ritual is easily ruined everytime I walk into the drugstore or Sephora. It has come to the point where I just laugh when I see brands that carry five or six foundations, and all of them are light — except fo...

Point of View: Silence is not an answer

Point of View: Silence is not an answer

Josephine Rozzelle, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I have played a sport for as long as I can remember, and I have loved every minute of it. The skills I’ve struggled to master, friends I’ve forged relationships with, and coaches I’ve learned from and admire have positively shaped me. When I heard that more than 160 young female athletes were...

Point of View: One and not done

Point of View: One and not done

Josephine Rozzelle, Sports Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

To some serious basketball players hoping to become professionals in the NBA, college is a checkbox — a one-year nuisance to pass the time before they become eligible for the draft. This phenomenon is created by the “one and done” rule, as it is appropriately called, which states that all playe...

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