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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...

Finding common ground

Finding common ground

Asha Khanna, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Endorsing political candidates with histories of sexual assault allegations has apparently become a pattern. At least nine women have publicly accused Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore of Alabama of sexually assaulting them, most cases occurring when the victims were minors. Disregarding the...

Losing connection

Losing connection

Laura Mogannam, In-House Media Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

An open internet is crucial for communication, education and entertainment nationwide, but unlimited access to websites and fast-speeds are in danger due to the pending vote to revoke of net neutrality regulations on Dec.14. The national policy of net neutrality defines internet service providers as common carriers that cannot block or favor content on the in...

Mr. President, that land is not yours to give away

Mr. President, that land is not yours to give away

Claire Kosewic, Editor in Chief

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

An open letter to President Donald J. Trump: You are entitled to create and designate national monuments as you see fit, to ensure that places of pivotal importance to our country’s past are cherished and celebrated as they should be. You are not, however, entitled to obliterate the monume...

New album strays from signature style

New album strays from signature style

Josephine Rozzelle, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusive

WEB EXCLUSIVE Singer, songwriter and pop culture icon Taylor Swift released her sixth studio album, “Reputation,” last Friday which is composed of 15 tracks and is predicted to reach over 1 million purchases by the end of this week alone. Swift’s recent albums have been increasingly influence...

Point of View: The punishment should fit the crime

Point of View: The punishment should fit the crime

Josephine Rozzelle, Sports Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

After smashing a soaring home run into left field to put the Astros up 1-0 in the third game of the MLB World Series last Friday, Houston first baseman Yuli Gurriel returned to the dugout and made a racist gesture, seemingly mocking Yu Darvish, a Japanese-born pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, of...

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Claire Kosewic, Editor in Chief

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When the news of Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged inappropriate and unsolicited sexual advances towards several actresses became public, all I felt was frustration, as I thought to myself, “despite all this ‘progress’ we’ve made, will I ever open the newspaper and not read of mis...

Following in the footsteps of school’s founder

Following in the footsteps of school’s founder

Editorial Board

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

When St. Madeline Sophie Barat founded the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1801, she proclaimed her mission to teach young girls in a world where gender parity in education was non-existent. Her efforts and the work of others have made huge steps in progressing equality for women today, but female ed...

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