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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...

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...

Senior Anya Hilpert sits between theater manager Chris Miller and Theater Programs Director
Margaret Grace Hee as Hilpert gives directions to actors on stage for

Senior pursues theatrical aspirations

Aspiring director advances in leadership roles
Nina Gutierrez, Senior Reporter April 20, 2021

After she was transferred into the theater class in the middle of seventh grade, it was too late for Anya Hilpert to join the cast, so she became stage manager for the school play.  “This position...

Social media may act as a career-building tool

Social media may act as a career-building tool

Networking can strengthen online professional profile
Gabrielle Guido, Web Editor March 30, 2021

From medicine to finance, social media platforms can be a vital stepping stone towards opportunities in college and future career paths, and they can allow for both social and professional connections...

Sophomore Isabella Alarcon, who runs a business reselling her customized clothing, alters a sweatshirt. A 2018 study of 1,000 teens showed that 41% would consider entrepreneurship as a career option versus working in a traditional job, according to Junior Achievement.

Entrepreneurs start businesses

Online retail becomes path of income for students
Clara Bonomi, Reporter March 25, 2021

Senior Giselle Moulia spends her free time sorting through her closet and purchasing thrifted clothing to resell to customers all across the City. Although many teenagers face overstuffed closets, small...

Swarms of protesters took to the streets over the summer, reigniting the discussion about race.

Let’s talk about race

POCSU discusses insurrection, Black Lives Matter
Olivia Rounsaville and Adele Fratesi February 25, 2021

In light of the insurrection and Black History Month, The Broadview sat down with the members of the People of Color Student Union over Zoom and discussed current events and living as a person of color....

There are many options for students interested in gap years, from traveling to gaining work experience.

A new side of college admissions

Virtual tours and the absence of required standardized testing shift applicants’ outlook
Kassie DeJean and Amelia Froyd-Kamrath February 24, 2021

With the cancellation of college visits and the introduction of optional standardized testing, the Class of 2021 is finding new strategies for exploring colleges and gap-year programs after graduation. Over...

Sophomore Natalie Posner holds the horse as Gavin Scola, 4, waits for riding instruction from director Sarah Meakin at the James S. Brady Therapeutic Riding Program. Volunteers help children learn to ride horses as a form of physical and emotional therapy.

Get on your high horse

Volunteers lead horses, help children ride
Alina Kushner , Senior Reporter February 21, 2021

On a Saturday morning, sophomore Natalie Posner takes a deep breath through her mask as she briskly walks on a dirt path surrounded by eucalyptus trees and alongside a horse and its 4-year-old rider. Posner...

Junior Lily Peta balances in arabesque in a San Francisco Ballet School studio. SF Ballet studios were opened to company members, school levels seven, eight and trainee in October after being closed since March.

Dancing through uncertainty

Dance companies adjust to survive during pandemic, aspiring professionals get a glimpse of instability in a dancers career
Darcy Jubb and Ada Linde February 21, 2021

After months of dancing in her living room, San Francisco Ballet School student Lily Peta returned to the studio in October. Much of the scene was familiar to Peta with the exception of the scent of sanitizer...

Binge watching traps teenage attentions

Binge watching traps teenage attentions

Spending excessive time on screen decreases teen health, productivity
Clara Bonomi and Tala El Qadah February 20, 2021

After arriving home from school, senior Madison Lerseth often finds herself binge watching TV shows for hours, prompting her to put off her homework and responsibilities until late at night. “I usually...

Using less social media may be better than none at all

Using less social media may be better than none at all

Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter December 14, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE What started out as an easy way to connect with friends, follow influencers and meet new people can turn into an unhealthy obsession, with screen time adding up to multiple hours a day and...

Pandemic fuels substance dependency

Pandemic fuels substance dependency

Underage drinking has dangerous, long-term consequences
Grace Krumplitsch and Tabitha Parent October 29, 2020

Day-to-day living in a pandemic-overrun world has become characterized by a consistent lull. Lacking the business of a pre-COVID-19 daily routine and experiencing overwhelming senses of isolation, some...

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