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Power outages prompt preventative measures

Power outages prompt preventative measures

Gabrielle Guido, Senior Reporter

October 10, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE In the midst of the California fire season, along with the recent power outages, families are preparing to protect themselves from natural disasters such as earthquakes and wildfires.  According to The New York Times, the Pacific Gas & Electric Company has shut off power for ove...

Students prepare for standardized testing

Students prepare for standardized testing

Alina Kushner, Reporter

October 10, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE With the Preliminary SAT exam approaching on Oct. 16, students were able to attend review sessions to discuss helpful strategies and tips with teachers to prepare for the exam.  The meetings were held both Tuesday and Wednesday during ColLab before A and E Periods. Students had the o...

Varsity tennis trains for upcoming match

Varsity tennis trains for upcoming match

Elise Vulakh, Reporter

October 8, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Convent’s varsity tennis team practiced at Alice Marble tennis courts today for their upcoming match on Friday against University High School. The team is undefeated and has beat competitive schools, already surpassing their final standing of last year’s season.   “I am feeling o...

Organic, sustainable, GMO?

Organic, sustainable, GMO?

Charlotte Ehrlich, Web Editor

October 7, 2019

Strolling down the colorful aisles of Whole Foods on the corner of Franklin and California streets, displays stocked with strawberries, tomatoes and blueberries that are labeled “organic,” “sustainable” and “genetically modified” can confuse many shoppers.  Almost three-quarters of American consumers ...

New fall sport debuts

New fall sport debuts

Mackenna Moslander and Alina Kushner

October 3, 2019

Some athletes who are not running cross-country races, spiking volleyballs over the net or sailing across the Bay are racing down the field with sticks playing field hockey, Convent’s newly-introduced fall sport. The team’s players are primarily made up of underclassmen because of conflicting ...

Sophomores learn about citations

Sophomores learn about citations

Paige Retajczyk, Reporter

October 3, 2019

History teacher Michael Stafford took time out of class today to explain how to use footnotes and how to cite sources correctly for an upcoming project. Students learned how to put sources into Chicago style and how to properly use footnotes when using outside information. “I think it’s important...

Students adapt to new bus schedule

Students adapt to new bus schedule

Mackenna Moslander, Reporter

October 1, 2019

Along with the change in class and lunch times, the bus schedule has also shifted for the 2019-2020 school year. Buses run from the Broadway campus to the Pine-Octavia campus and back during passing periods and after school.  During each passing period there is a bus that leaves five minutes after the ...

Project Green Challenge offered to community

Project Green Challenge offered to community

Alina Kushner, Reporter

September 26, 2019

Convent students had the opportunity to sign up for the Project Green Challenge today during Collaboration and lunch as a way to help the environment.  Participants in the project in the project receive daily emails between Oct. 1 and Oct. 30 and receive their challenges and tasks for the day, acco...

Soccer players attend introduction meeting

Soccer players attend introduction meeting

Gabrielle Guido, Senior Reporter

September 25, 2019

Students hoping to play girls’ soccer during the winter gathered together in a pre-season meeting this morning in Siboni.  Prospective players from all grades attended the meeting at Convent this morning. The season begins with tryouts on Nov. 4 and extends through early February. “For this s...

Advisories discuss climate change

Advisories discuss climate change

Elise Vulakh, Reporter

September 23, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Students gathered in advisory groups to share their opinions on environmental issues in response to the 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg’s address to world leaders. The discussion built off last week’s advisory where students watched several videos about climate chang...

Students anticipate dance

Students anticipate dance

Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter

September 20, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE After the pep rally last Friday and a week of themed dress days, students prepare to celebrate homecoming festivities this weekend. “I’m really excited for the dance and getting to see everyone together,” sophomore Jennifer Surjadi said. “I love music, getting to dress up and...

Freshmen explore identities

Freshmen explore identities

Adele Fratesi, Reporter

September 17, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Freshmen students concluded their unit on poetry in English with Identity Projects, a poem and a video encapsulating various aspects of their identity. “I wanted to create a project that allowed for a freshman class, coming from all over the Bay Area, to get to know each other and...

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