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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 ...

We may never understand, but united we stand

We may never understand, but united we stand

June 2, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE A flood of virtual and real-life protests have surfaced in the days since the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck during his arrest.  The first posts to surface included artistic renderings of Georg...

Colleges face reopening campus uncertainty

Colleges face reopening campus uncertainty

Grace Krumplitsch, Web Editor

May 20, 2020

While Convent & Stuart Hall administrators are working closely with public health officials to plan potentially reopening campus this fall, many colleges and universities across the country are faced with when and how they will reopen their campuses.  “Portland sent out a message saying that t...

Restaurants open for takeout

A customer picks up a take out order from Insalata's restaurant in Marin County. Insalata's
recently reopened for takeout service on May 4 to serve daily from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter

May 20, 2020

Social distancing requirements due to COVID-19 created major shifts in the restaurant business, affecting the service, employees, and profits. “At the beginning it was extremely difficult because we were losing most of our clients,” Guido Mastrobalo, owner of Geo Gelati, a gelato shop on Union Street s...

Congé takes unconventional form, surprises community

Participants in English teacher Julia Arce and  history teacher Michaels Stafford’s joke-themed Zoom room watch a Key & Peele skit about a substitute teacher during the school's virtual Congé on May 20. The room was a platform for lighthearted humor and puns to relax before upcoming final exams.

Tala El Qadah, Reporter

May 19, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE The school community joined the poetry festival webinar and ended up receiving the news that today was Congé and classes for the day were canceled.  “I was so surprised that Congé was today since there were no prior indications or clues that it might be,” freshman Julia Kearney...

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...

Blog: Five things I’ve learned and five mistakes I’ve made during shelter-in-place

Blog: Five things I’ve learned and five mistakes I’ve made during shelter-in-place

Tabitha Parent, Senior Reporter

May 6, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Shelter-in-place should have opened up ample time for me to do all the things I’ve always wanted to do, like completing a full online workout calendar or baking the next showstopper of the “Great British Baking Show,” but with four academic days each week and nothing less than a tr...

Gratitudes expressed virtually

Senior Colette Hom expresses her gratitude for one of her teachers in a short video, which is compiled with all the other gratitudes and intentions from other students and faculty. Gratitudes normally take place at the end of chapel or assembly on Fridays on campus

Madeline Thiara, Components Editor

May 2, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE With campus closed and classes moved to remote learning, students and faculty are submitting short videos to show gratitude toward a member of the community. These replace the normal gratitudes that take place at the end of chapel or assembly during a school day on campus. “It is very...

Binge-watching increases due to shelter in place

Netflix’s subscription count increased greatly over the last two months. Netflix gained over 6 million subscribers in 2020 with 182.9 million total.

Tala El Qadah, Reporter

May 2, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Rather than running around on a grassy field, many team athletes are turning to binge-watching as their spring sport. The current shelter-in-place order has left athletes with the extra time that they would spend commuting to and from practice with time to stream shows they have missed....

What’s getting us through shelter in place

April 30, 2020

Sheltering in place isn't easy, but Amazon, DoorDash and tech devices make staying home and maintaining social distancing easier than it was for San Franciscans during the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918. Show the community the 12 items that are important to you during this unprecedented time by creati...

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...

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