The Broadview

Influential women set superficial beauty standards

October 29, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Looking around the ornately decorated room at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel, several things were clear about the extraordinary congresswomen, prominent political wives and other important female political figures who were being honored at a recent political event — their strength, their poise and...

Online pioneers take blogging to new heights

Online pioneers take blogging to new heights

October 29, 2010


Filed under A & E, Opinion

Sara Kloepfer Managing Editor There are four little words I used to hate — “Check out my blog.” Whether actually hearing them, reading them in a magazine or seeing them on someone’s Facebook page, I would mentally gag each and every time. I thought blogs were a playground for vanity, ...

Here’s the deal

Here’s the deal

October 29, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Sara Kloepfer Managing Editor A red, white and blue capsule slowly rose from the manhole-sized opening carved into solid rock, like a small rocket returning from the depths of the earth. A head became visible inside the contraption. A body followed, and the crowd burst into cheers and applause, sending...

Sit/lie law takes away laid-back atmosphere of city

Sit/lie law takes away laid-back atmosphere of city

October 29, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Izzy Pinard Reporter Garish Victorian houses lined up along the chalk-etched sidewalks and psychedelic-tiled boutiques of Haight Street draw visitors into a time-warp of the ’70s with bead doors and tiger-striped leather pants. Groups of people frequently lounge on the sidewalks of this neighbor...

Skeptical fan has new appreciation for Giants

Skeptical fan has new appreciation for Giants

October 29, 2010


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Zoë Newcomb Editor-in-Chief I have a confession to make: The Broadview lies. In our last edition we ran a “Broadway-Noway” stating the “Giants might actually make the playoffs — They aren’t going to win.” And while this statement caused uproar amongst many students and teachers at the school...

Proposition L addresses city-wide loitering complaints

Proposition L addresses city-wide loitering complaints

October 29, 2010


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Ta Lynn Mitchell Reporter Neighborhoods like the Haight- Ashbury, known for homelessness and constant loitering of young people, will be turned around with the passage of Proposition L, the “Sit/Lie” law that will make it illegal for people to encamp or loiter on San Francisco streets. The law curre...

Women need regular screening and self-checks

September 27, 2010


Filed under Opinion

It seems that every days experts give conflicting advice on health, and even when the professional medical community is divided, women must draw on personal logic and experience to make sense of the information, with creating a personalized plan and mixing advice from opposing guidelines as the best...

Recent tragic events teach students to live in the present

September 23, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Zoë Newcomb Editor-in-Chief For many of my peers, high school is an excuse for ignorance. “We’re young,” they say, “We have the rest of ours lives to begin caring.” For others, like myself, high school is a time spent in limbo — accomplishing little, simply attempting to tame the unce...

Students should participate in community service events

September 23, 2010


Filed under Opinion

After a long week of classes and sports, it can be hard to climb out of bed on a weekend and and drag oneself to do more work. Once a year a groups from Convent and Stuart Hall gather at the beaches of Lands End for the annual coastal clean up, picking up plastic bags, cigarette butts and empty soda...

Students with learning differences are not alone in their struggle

Students with learning differences are not alone in their struggle

September 23, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Emily Bloch Reporter Failure. Embarrassment. Weak. Stupid. Children with diagnosed learning differences often identify with these terms — however untrue — believing their different learning styles are inferior to those students who learn “traditionally.” Both traditional learners and thos...

To trust or not to trust Facebook is the question

September 23, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Sarah Kloepfer Managing Editor Slow, plodding piano notes gather speed as a pixilated picture of a young woman comes into focus on the screen. She is followed by more pictures — close-ups and group shots — all recognizable as profile pictures from Facebook. Radiohead’s “Creep” is sung ...

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