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Seniors participate in alternative ‘graduation’

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...

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.
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...

Season lost, memories celebrated

Seniors reflect on lost final sports season
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
Online tools are making continuation of classes possible, despite shelter-in-place order.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

Reducing, reusing — but not recycling

Reducing, reusing — but not recycling
Buying reusable items are a better option to compostable plastic
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...

Stretch before you stroke

Senior Arlena Jackson and freshman Samantha Calvin move into cow pose in the yoga sequence
Swimmers do preseason yoga
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...

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