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Positively thinking

Positively thinking

Media influences how teens see themselves.
Tala El Qadah , Senior Reporter May 25, 2021

A Tik Tok trend with over 268 million views shows girls tightening corsets while saying the words “no one wants a waist over nine inches” with thousands of comments like “Why am I not built like...

Kicking up confidence

Kicking up confidence

Self-defense, martial arts classes equip students with safety skills
Makenna Kramer, Reporter May 25, 2021

Whether it’s to stay active, be social or protect themselves from potential assault, many young women are enrolling in self-defense classes. Although not specifically self-defense courses, martial...

Donnalie Yap spikes the ball against San Domenico on May 17. According to COVID-19 protocols, 14 households with two people per household joined to watch the game in-person.

Volleyball returns in full swing

Yellow Teir sport resume practices, games
Clara Bonomi, Reporter May 21, 2021

As COVID-19 cases drop and vaccinations increase in San Francisco, more and more athletes are pulling on their shin guards, knee pads and swim caps. Volleyball athletes were permitted to return to practices...

Junior Shana Ong receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on the Broadway campus. Convent & Stuart Hall began facilitating COVID-19 vaccinations on campus through Mission Wellness to individuals 16 years and older on April 23 and 12 years and older on May 14.

California Dreamin’

Vaccinations, low coronavirus rates, begin a return to normalcy
Ella Noblin, Reporter May 21, 2021

Californians are feeling a renewed sense of optimism with expanded vaccine eligibility, San Francisco moving into the Yellow Tier, the CDC relaxing mask guidelines, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing...

Scholastic Journalism & Media Director Tracy Sena sits by stacks of The Broadview as she cleans out the Publications Lab before retiring. Sena has advised The Broadview for more than two decades and has overseen newspapers for both high school divisions, Convent Elementary and the yearbooks.

‘Okay gang, let’s wrap this up’

Journalism adviser to retire after 25 years at Convent

Gazing at the flurry of high schoolers frantic to meet the imminent print deadlines in the Publications Lab, Tracy Sena removed her mask to take a sip of coffee, and smiled. It was the first deadline week...

Sophomore Sophia Davis receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine on the Broadway campus. Convent’s vaccine appointments opened up to those of 12 and up after the CDC approval of it on May 12.

All high schoolers now eligible for vaccine

Pfizer Vaccines authorized for 12 to 15-year-olds
Amelia Froyd-Kamrath, Reporter May 13, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE The Pfizer Vaccine is now available for people ages 12 and older, allowing all Convent High School students to be eligible for the vaccine.  “I’ve been having vaccine FOMO since I’m...

COVID-19 restrictions loosened

COVID-19 restrictions loosened

Vaccinated individuals may gather in groups, walk outdoors without masks
Alina Kushner , Senior Reporter May 7, 2021

The California Department of Public Health issued an update on COVID-19 safety protocols and announced that the City and County of San Francisco moved into the least restrictive tier, Yellow, on May...

Beverage truck, mariachi band join campus for the day

Community celebrates Cinco de Mayo
Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter May 5, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE As the mariachi band Nueva Generación performed in front of Flood Mansion, students from all four divisions lined up across Broadway Street for cups of aqua fresca and horchata from food...

Freshmen in a Block One Spanish II class wear denim for International Denim Day. The day of awareness is observed annually on April 28.

Students observe Denim Day

Community members wear denim in solidarity with sexual assault survivors
Makenna Kramer, Reporter April 28, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE People across the world wore denim today in recognition of International Denim Day, a movement that seeks to support sexual assault survivors and raise awareness about all forms of sexual...

Cast and crew prepare for devised spring production

Cast and crew prepare for devised spring production

Final rehearsals take place for virtual show
Anisha Hu, Reporter April 27, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE The theater program will present original student pieces that explore how the current generation has been influenced by the media in a virtual devised production this week. “Devised...

Student council announced that Prom will take place on May 22 at the Broadway campus. They will reveal the time and theme at a later date.

Prom announcement excites students

Student body sends email confirming Prom
Tala El Qadah and Mackenna Moslander April 21, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE Between AP and IB exams, the halls will be filled with promposal posters and girls debating what dress to wear now that Student Council has announced Prom will take place on May 22 Student...

Harvard Professor Teju Cole speaks to the student body about his experiences with racial and societal injustices. The webinar lasted over an hour, so students continued their day with 2-hour blocks instead of 2.5-hour blocks.

Award-winning author speaks to student body

Teju Cole expands on breaking down racial and societal walls
Clara Bonomi, Reporter April 21, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE Students, faculty, alumni and parents gathered virtually today to engage in a webinar led by author, professor and photographer Teju Cole.  Cole’s speaking points surrounded promoting...

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