The Broadview

George Saunders visits school community

George Saunders visits school community

Mary Perez, Senior Reporter

November 16, 2017


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WEB EXCLUSIVE Convent & Stuart Hall welcomed the 2017 Booker Man Prize winner George Saunders today for a special assembly and classroom visits. Saunders discussed topics such as the impact of religion on his writing and his writing process, including his first novel,“Lincoln in the Bardo.” ...

IB Spanish class takes field trip to taqueria

IB Spanish class takes field trip to taqueria

Olivia Mohun, City Life Editor

November 15, 2017


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WEB EXCLUSIVE Students in IB HL Spanish left the classroom today and took a trip to a taqueria where they sampled Mexican dishes and conversed in Spanish. “We had an assignment where we had to plan a fiesta as a class so we decided to go down to a La Canasta, a taqueria on Union Street,” junior Sophie Mack s...

Latin students learn about polychromy

Latin students learn about polychromy

Gabriella Vulakh, Reporter

November 15, 2017


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WEB EXCLUSIVE  Latin III Honors students visited the Legion of Honor Museum today as part of a unit on polychromy in ancient Greece and Rome. The exhibit, “Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World,”  highlights the usage of paint in ancient sculptures in order to correct the common misconception that all a...

Interactive art exhibit displayed in honor of George Saunders

Interactive art exhibit displayed in honor of George Saunders

Caroline Thompson, Reporter

November 14, 2017


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WEB EXCLUSIVE In honor of author George Saunders’ visit this Thursday, students and faculty from the Visual Arts Department created a physical representation of the Bardo, a Buddhist ideology referenced in Saunders’ book “Lincoln in the Bardo.” “Bardo is a limbo or in-betweenness similar to the notion...

Innobotics club builds robot mascot

Innobotics club builds robot mascot

Laura Mogannam, Senior Reporter

November 14, 2017


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WEB EXCLUSIVE The innobotics club met during lunch in Syufy Theatre’s backstage area to continue building the group's robot mascot. Club members cut pieces of plywood using a table saw to make the shape of the robot. The robot will eventually be able to drive around, move its arms and head, light...

New album strays from signature style

New album strays from signature style

Josephine Rozzelle, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


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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...

The Apexer and student created mural unveiled

The Apexer and student created mural unveiled

Arianna Nassiri, Reporter

November 13, 2017


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WEB EXCLUSIVE After a month of planning and organization and 12 hours of painting, student leaders of the 10th-12th grades and IB art students unveiled a large scale mural in the four division cafeteria. “All of the organizers, myself included, have put a lot of time and effort into the planning a...

Parent Teacher Conferences extended

Parent Teacher Conferences extended

Sophia Aeby

November 10, 2017


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WEB EXCLUSIVE The semi-annual Parent Teacher Conferences have been extended for the first time to offer more parents a chance to meet with teachers. Due to the conferences, this afternoon, Convent & Stuart Hall classes were shortened to an hour today. “We looked at the feedback from last years...

Freshman class sleeps over at Flood Mansion

Gray Timberlake

November 9, 2017


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WEB EXCLUSIVE The Freshman Class began preparing for their sleepover tonight in which they will watch the fall play and then sleep on the third floor of Flood Mansion. The sleepover used to be a tradition for the freshman class, which died out and became reinstated last year, according to Academic ...

Cast and crew prepare for opening night

Gabriella Vulakh, Reporter

November 8, 2017


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WEB EXCLUSIVE After two months and over 80 hours of rehearsal, the Convent & Stuart Hall cast and crew had the dress rehearsal of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” this afternoon at 4 p.m. The dress rehearsal, although only open for faculty, allowed the cast and crew to prepare for tomorrow's...

Navy blue senior color reinstated

Navy blue senior color reinstated

Caroline Thompson, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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WEB EXCLUSIVE After decisions were made by the student support staff, Head of School Rachel Simpson announced this morning that the traditional senior navy blue will continue to be a part of the dress code until the end of the 2018 school year. “When Convent had a full uniform, navy blue became ...

Theology classes meditate with mandalas

Theology classes meditate with mandalas

Gabriella Vulakh, Reporter

November 6, 2017


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WEB EXCLUSIVE Sophomore students drew mandalas inspired by Tibetan Buddhism as part of their World Religions theology class’ unit on Buddhism. “Mandalas are a key part of the spiritual technology of Tibetan Buddhism,” theology teacher Kate McMichael said. “Mandalas express the center of the un...

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