The Broadview

Getting blunt about marijuana: Preventing higher risks

Getting blunt about marijuana: Preventing higher risks

Julia-Rose Kibben and Liana Lum

March 15, 2016

The legalization of medical marijuana in California has lead to increased access to dispensary-distributed cannabis products, and authorities have begun questioning teens’ intentions for buying this drug for medicinal purposes. Patients with health conditions such as cancer, chronic pain, muscle spasms, se...

What on Earth are we doing?

What on Earth are we doing?

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2016

From Pope Francis’ urge to protect our Earth in “Laudato Si” to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar acceptance speech about climate change, global warming is garnering increasing attention from public figures. Scientists have warned of climate change and its consequences for years, including a rise in...

Teacher-turned-nurse provides international aid working with Doctors Without Borders

Teacher-turned-nurse provides international aid working with Doctors Without Borders

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2016

From aiding in trauma care in Yemen to managing Ebola response in Liberia, a former French and drama teacher is pursuing humanitarian work abroad for Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders, an international non-governmental organization focusing on medical emergencies. Miriam Czech,...

Sewing exhibits success

Sewing exhibits success

Claire Devereux and Claire Kosewic

March 15, 2016

While spending time at a museum is not most teenagers’ idea of fun, a new exhibit of sweeping ball gowns by world-renowned fashion designer and icon Oscar de la Renta that opened Saturday at the de Young is hardly a stuffy museum exhibit. Curated by former editor-at-large for “Vogue” magazine André Leon Talley, the exhibition is organized into thematic sect...

Urbanization overwhelms district

Urbanization overwhelms district

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

March 15, 2016

The Mission district’s 24th Street, dotted with “For Sale” signs and traced by Google bus routes, is just one street in the area facing gentrification and changes in culture for the heavily Hispanic neighborhood. San Francisco’s tech boom is changing the demographics in the Mission, one of the City...

Spring sports training begins

Spring sports training begins

Asha Khanna, Senior Reporter

February 4, 2016

Even though the spring season does not begin until Monday, teams have been preparing for weeks to get ready for the second semester sports. Winter conditioning has been taking place at Stuart Hall after school five times a week and is open to all athletes, but is mainly attended by track and field...

Two teen girls dominate the virtual sports world while 3,203 miles apart

Two teen girls dominate the virtual sports world while 3,203 miles apart

Julia-Rose Kibben, Design Editor

February 4, 2016

With the Superbowl taking over the Bay Area from the City to Santa Clara, junior Grace Apple plans to observe from the ESPN Fantasy Football app, where she has lead the whole season. Apple met senior Shoshana Hoffman of Virginia during her time abroad at Oxbridge in Salamanca, Spain and during downti...

Doing more harm than help

Doing more harm than help

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2016

Volunteering in a distant community in need may seem like a noble act, but such trips can be detrimental to those “receiving” help when the volunteer lacks skills that the community needs or the sponsoring agency does not create lasting impacts. “A lot of people are a lot more willing to spend money on s...

Aspiring designers style a business plan

Aspiring designers style a business plan

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

January 28, 2016

Aspiring designers and beauticians introduced a club at assembly today that offers opportunities to gain experience, learning about the business aspect of the beauty and fashion industries. Juniors Julia-Rose Kibben and Charlotte Cobb came up with the idea to start the Fashion Institute of Design ...

Classes begin preparing for new year in class meetings

Classes begin preparing for new year in class meetings

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2016

With half of the year already over, classes planned upcoming trips and events during the first class meetings of 2016. “Sophomores are looking forward to Costa Rica, and juniors are looking into their Father Figure Dance,” Director of Student Life Devin DeMartini Cooke said. “Seniors are looking forward to t...

A tale of one fair

A tale of one fair

Fiona Mittelstaedt, Senior reporter

December 10, 2015

Characters straight out of a Charles Dickens story, Christmas carols, slabs of meat and glasses of cider await those who enter a fanciful Victorian era London during an annual event taking place over the next few weeks. Over 700 performers are interacting with visitors and performing in dance and...

Sophomores continue Christmas festivities

Sophomores continue Christmas festivities

Catherine Dana, Senior Reporter

December 10, 2015

The Sophomore Student Council holiday celebration continues through this week with Christmas-themed spirit wear and a Christmas social on Friday to conclude the semester. “It’s going to be different from doing a big assembly, more of a student’s activity rather than the Sophomore Student Counc...

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