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FDA approves Pfizer vaccine

FDA approves Pfizer vaccine

Approval opens the door for COVID-19 vaccine mandates
Ella Noblin, Social Media Editor August 23, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE | The US Food and Drug Administration granted approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and older on Monday, the first COVID-19 vaccine to be granted approval by the FDA. “The...

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...

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...

California broadens vaccine distribution

California broadens vaccine distribution

Vaccine rollout is an important first step in restoring a sense of normalcy
Gabrielle Guido and Ella Noblin February 19, 2021

A year after the discovery of the first COVID-19 case in the United States and over 2.4 million COVID-19 related deaths worldwide, California began distributing vaccines in December, allowing several community...

Freshman Ashlyn Grove layers two masks in order to increase virus protection. The general recommendation is to wear a cloth mask over a medical mask for a better fit.

Double the mask, double the protection

Mask layering may increase safety
Madeline Thiara, Senior Reporter February 10, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE Wearing one mask seemed strange last March, and now in 2021, one is not enough. Double-masking is an increasingly popular strategy to add another layer of protection as new variants of the...

BCL-West’s modified three seasons allow for student athletes to participate in sports previously canceled due to COVID-19. The San Francisco Department of Public Health has not yet approved competitions between athletes.

Athletes begin practice in anticipation of first ‘season’

Cross country, golf and girls tennis set to start next week
Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter February 3, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE Although the San Francisco Department of Public Health has not confirmed that athletes may compete against each other yet, cross-country, golf and girls tennis will start practicing for the...

Diners eat a meal at Trattoria da Vittorio’s outdoor seating on West Portal Ave. on Jan. 28, 2021. Outdoor dining reopened Thursday after San Francisco was placed on the state’s Purple Tier of the color-coded classification system for coronavirus infections.

San Francisco restaurants may reopen for outdoor dining

Purple Tier status piques continued concern as restrictions lift
Claire Abel, Reporter January 29, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE The San Francisco Department of Public Health allowed restaurants to reopen for outdoor dining on Thursday, but not everyone feels that it’s safe.  San Francisco is opening at the state’s...

Grades 9-11 to take PSAT

Grades 9-11 to take PSAT

School offers Jan. 26 test date after COVID-19 restrictions forced limits on October test attendance
Makenna Kramer, Reporter January 25, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE Underclassmen and juniors who couldn’t take the PSAT in October have the option to take the test on Tuesday.  Although test-takers cannot submit PSAT scores to colleges, the school...

College Board will no longer offer subject tests, optional essay

College Board will no longer offer subject tests, optional essay

Focus removed from standardized testing
Keira Blattberg, Reporter January 20, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE The College Board announced on Jan. 19 that it will no longer offer the SAT subject tests and the SAT optional essay, forcing students to use their extracurriculars and transcripts as a substitute. Juniors...

School reschedules in-person learning to Jan.11

School reschedules in-person learning to Jan.11

Remote learning will last an extra two days
Mackenna Moslander, Web Editor January 4, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE After initially announcing that in-person learning would resume on Thursday following Christmas Break, the school announced today that students will attend only remote classes through Monday,...

Juniors Devon Carlson and Bridget Mills admire Christmas decorations in the Main Hall. Two Christmas trees sit in the Main Hall while wreaths and garlands line the stairwell and walls.

The Coronavirus Grinch can’t steal Christmas

Christmas traditions are adapted to promote safety
Darcy Jubb and Ella Noblin December 18, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Ongoing Sacred Heart traditions like Noëls, Christmas assemblies, Christmas on Broadway and Christmas chapels are shifting to a virtual setting to ensure community safety, while other traditions,...

Sophomores Azadeh Reiskin, Molly Darling, Lily Larson and Amaliya Sypult discuss their presentations for their Ethics & Moral Decision Making class during lunch. Students eat lunch in cohorts that are determined by their classes to make contact tracing easier should a student test positive for COVID-19.

State releases new contact tracing app

Tracking COVID-19 exposure plays an important role in keeping schools open
Ella Noblin, Reporter December 10, 2020

The State of California released CA Notify, a contact tracing app, this morning to help with containing the spread of COVID-19 cases that are surging throughout California and caused the reactivation of...

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