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Seniors participate in alternative ‘graduation’

Graduate Gabriella Vulakh stands outside the Flood Mansion today before going inside to deliver her Salutatorian address. The Class of 2020 had a virtual commencement this afternoon through Zoom.

Mackenna Moslander and Elise Vulakh

June 8, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE In order to follow the guidelines of the Department of Public Health, Convent held both virtual and individual in-person ceremonies for the Class of 2020. The individual diploma conferrels took place on campus and followed the contactless and appropriate distancing public health guidelines....

Students, faculty gather for 133rd annual Prize Day

Students express their gratitude using the chat function on Zoom while staff member Jordan Lewis says farewell to the gathered community for the last time. Various images of flowers filled the virtual zoom backgrounds to represent the flower crowns worn in past years.

Mackenna Moslander, Senior Reporter

June 3, 2020

As the school year comes to an end, freshmen, sophomores, juniors and faculty gather over zoom for a final all school assembly to celebrate Prize Day. At the beginning of the ceremony, the class chairs of each grade read out the names of every girl to celebrate their completion of an academic year. Usually, faculty ...

Season lost, memories celebrated

Adele Bonomi, Sports Editor

May 20, 2020

As I rounded the bend at Kezar Stadium in the 200-meter dash on March 6, I did not know that those last 100 meters to the finish line would be the last of my high school track career.  The administration suspended athletic practices and competitions on March 9 due to a public health concern over COVID-...

Shelter in place prompts behavioral shift in pets

The Koch family dog, Emmie, reaches out of the car window while driving to Crissy Field Beach. San Francisco city officials announced that all dog parks now have a capacity limit to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Clara Bonomi, Reporter

May 7, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Six weeks into San Francisco's shelter-in-place order requiring many people to spend more time in their homes, pet guardians have noticed a shift in their furry friends’ behavior.  “[My dog] has had a lot more energy now that my whole family is here at home,” freshman Melanie K...

Juniors, seniors celebrate prom from home

Seniors Estie Seligman, Catherine Webb-Purkis, Brooke Wilson, and Abby Widjanarko celebrate prom outside with masks while social distancing. This is a result of prom being cancelled this year.

Elise Vulakh, Reporter

April 28, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Juniors and seniors found ways to celebrate prom either virtually or in small groups while practicing social distancing guidelines on Saturday.  Senior Abby Widjanarko dressed up in her blush colored lace dress and recreated prom at home with friends.  “I was really disappointed...

Teens use humor to cope with current pandemic

One of many coronavirus memes currently popular features social media star Bhad Bhabie and her catch phrase “Cash me outside how bow dat?” and makes a joke about how Californians are not social distancing even though Governor Gavin Newsom requires it. Teenagers are using memes and other forms of humorous content to cope with stress and fear about the COVID-19 crisis.

Madeline Thiara, Components Editor

March 30, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Teenagers are using social networking apps such as TikTok, Twitter and Instagram to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic through humor, even though many posts make light of certain aspects of the outbreak. One meme discusses how during the boredom of social distancing many people are exploring ...

Zooming into learning

A freshman art class observes a demonstration by art teacher Malisa Suchanya on Zoom. Students will continue to learn digitally in the coming weeks.

Gabrielle Guido, Senior Reporter

March 18, 2020

This story was updated on March 19, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. and revised for clarity. After Monday’s shelter-in-place announcement for Bay Area citizens to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by restricting outings to essential trips, students are finding themselves at home, video conferencing into digital...

Dialogue training with students, parents helps to prepare for Cor Unum week

Sophomores Amelia Abernethy and Shelby Low discuss dialogue with faculty and members of the parents association. The discussion was meant to inform parents of the takeaways that students had from their experience in training.

Elise Vulakh, Reporter

March 4, 2020

Some students and teachers who attended last year's dialogue training in April and the Student Diversity Leadership Conference gathered with members of the parents association to discuss how to engage with one another in a spirit of constructive understanding. The conversation built off of the topics dis...

Students use dress code to protest racism, sexual misconduct

Junior girls gather in the Center before their class meeting in the Williams Library to discuss their concerns about perceived racism and sexual misconduct. The meeting lasted 70 minutes and students were excused from their A Period class attend.

Gabrielle Guido, Senior Reporter

March 2, 2020

Girls from all grades wore yoga pants, ripped jeans and T-shirts to bring attention to community issues that many members of the student body said need to be addressed by the school administration on Monday. Following an email sent to parents by President Ann Marie Krejcarek over Winter Break tha...

Student body observes Ash Wednesday

Sophomore Madeleine Richardson receives ashes on her forehead as part of the Ash Wednesday celebration. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the forty-day Lenten period during which individuals can fast and reflect on themselves.

Alina Kushner, Reporter

February 26, 2020

The Convent & Stuart Hall community observed Ash Wednesday with an assembly at the Pine Octavia campus at which students received ashes on their foreheads and wrote an intention for the Lenten Season.   Ash Wednesday is a Christian holiday representing sacrifice and reflection marking the be...

Reducing, reusing — but not recycling

Reducing, reusing — but not recycling

February 14, 2020

Labeling products as “biodegradable” or “compostable” is a great marketing tool for brands trying to avoid public scrutiny, but eco-friendly consumers choosing to buy these products may be giving the environment the short end of the stick.  Most single-use, plastic cups labeled compostable and found in t...

Stretch before you stroke

Senior Arlena Jackson and freshman Samantha Calvin move into cow pose in the yoga sequence

Mackenna Moslander, Reporter

February 14, 2020

Before spring sports begin and swimmers dive into the pool for the first practice of the season, the swim team is participating in preseason Kundalini yoga sessions to work on breathing and muscle strength.  Yoga can help with many skills including core strength and endurance, which are necessary...

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