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San Francisco crime mars the City’s image

San Francisco crime mars the City’s image

Break-ins, thefts come in at all-time high
Clara Bonomi, Reporter February 23, 2021

Break-ins, robberies and muggings are becoming increasingly common in the streets of San Francisco and have boosted crime rates all across the City. Just a month and a half into 2021, San Francisco...

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...

Junior Audrey Pinard, her sister Isabelle Pinard (CSH ‘12) and mother Jocelyn Pinard help pack 18,000 pounds of grocery bags to be distributed around the city. Volunteers filled bags with pork loin, beef patties, potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, celery, pears, apples, yogurt and rice.

Pandemic increases need for food banks

Food banks use safer methods to distribute food
Nina Gutierrez and Darcy Jubb February 21, 2021

As the country shifts in and out of various levels of lockdown, certainty is rare, especially economic certainty as workers who thought they had stable jobs suddenly do not have one. Food banks have become...

Sophomore Amaliya Sypult looks out to catch a wave at Rodeo Beach in Marin County. Since the beginning of quarantine, Sypult has surfed twice a month on the weekends.

Surfers catch waves

Girls pick up surfing during pandemic
Paige Retajczyk and Ella Noblin February 20, 2021

Teens looking to catch a monster wave are lining Northern California’s beaches on any given weekend has taken an uptick during the coronavirus pandemic as it has become an outlet for exercise while still...

Don't just 'deal with it'

Don’t just ‘deal with it’

Menstruation should not be 'abnormal'
Paige Retajczyk and Nicole Klein February 20, 2021

Every girl gets her period — but from bloatedness, to cramps, to extreme period pain, she experiences and deals with her menstruation differently.  “It is very common to have painful periods, especially...

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...

Seniors Alliza Manayan and Wolfgang Tobaison work on large-scale art pieces in preparation for the art show opening March 11. Seniors have worked on their exhibition as a part of the IB Visual Arts course.

IB Diploma exams to be held in May

Exams modified due to pandemic learning challenges
Darcy Jubb, Senior Reporter February 10, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE International Baccalaureate seniors will have the opportunity to take their diploma exams April 29-May 21, unlike last year's class who had their exams cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I...

The Student Art Workshop prepares for its virtual play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Feb. 6 and 7 on Zoom. The play will be reimagined with a 1960s theme with the use of costume design, props and psychedelic backgrounds.

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to air this weekend

Student Art Workshop prepares for virtual performance
Paige Retajczyk, Senior Reporter February 6, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE The Student Art Workshop will perform its rendition of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Feb. 6 and 7 over Zoom.  This more modern version of the play will...

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...

22 year old delivers poem at inauguration

First National Youth Poet Laureate featured during Biden-Harris swearing-in ceremony
Ella Noblin, Reporter January 20, 2021

In an inauguration full of firsts, the poem delivered by a 22 year old from Los Angeles caught the attention of many Americans on Wednesday.  Amanda Gorman delivered her poem “The Hill We Climb”...

Juniors share their thoughts on the riot at the U.S. Capitol in their Theory of Knowledge class on Jan. 7 . If they felt comfortable, Theology and Spirituality teacher Elaina Legault gave her students the choice to open up and give their personal insight on the situation.

Attack on the Capitol sparks discussion

Teachers encouraged students to respond to recent violence in the nation
Nina Gutierrez, Senior Reporter January 7, 2021

Following Tuesday's chilling riot at the United States Capitol, teachers took time to discuss the historic event with their classes today.  “High schoolers today are savvy and engaged information...

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