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Paleoanthropololist who discovered ‘Lucy’ shares experience with students

cc Cleveland Natural History Museum | Donald Johanson's discovery of a 3.2 million year-old Australopithecus afarensis specimen shook the world of anthropology. The image is common among history and biology textbooks as an important link between human and their past.

February 25, 2010

Jovel Queirolo Managing Editor Donald C. Johanson was just 13 years-old when he was inspired by a few anthropology books and the then-recent 1960s discoveries of Homo habilis by Louis Leakey. The man TIME magazine calls “the man who found the woman that shook up our family tree” spoke i...

Simple Gifts fashion show raises funds for women, children

Co-chairs Frankie Incerty (left) and Erin Minuth open the 4th Annual Simple Gifts Fashion Show in the Main Hall of the Flood Mansion on Thursday Night. The organizaiton raises funds for organizations benefitting women and children. Photo: INA HERLIHY | the broadview

February 12, 2010

Claire Fahy Reporter Simple Gifts, a philanthropic club providing aid to women and children around the city, held its fourth annual fashion show last night. The fundraising event showcased outfits from designers including Levi’s, Rugby, and two student designers, benefiting Get on the Bus, an ...

Flu season is still around

February 12, 2010

Isabelle Pinard Reporter The number of H1N1 cases and flu deaths have not been as widespread as expected, but the common cold and influenza viruses — which can cause a mild or sever illnesses — are still going around, but can be prevented by trying to stay healthy or alternately identifying and trea...

San Francisco Chinatown faces decline in youth interest and authenticity

The streets of Chinatown are filled on a Friday evening with the biggest crowds gathering during noon for lunch and after work with a random smattering of tourists scattered around the area throughout the day.

February 11, 2010

Jovel Queirolo Managing Editor Feng Wong starts his morning with breakfast at home before bussing 40 minutes from the Sunset to Chinatown to shop for bargain fresh fruit and vegetables, digging through the piles of bok choy and Chinese broccoli for the best bunches at a few stands on Stockton Street. ...

Popular designers protest Prop 8

AMERICAN APPAREL | with permission “Legalize Gay” shirts are sold at American Apparel for $17. A similar clothing line is sold at Marc Jacobs.

February 10, 2010

Ava Martinez Reporter Opponents of Proposition 8, a California initiative passed in 2008 banning single-sex marriage, and popular brands among teens and young adults have turned to clothing as a creative way to protest. American Apparel’s “Legalize Gay” line of shirts and underwear is desig...

Fathers and daughters celebrate annual dance

Junior Lauren Arnold, dressed up for the 1920s-theme, dances with her father at the annual Father Daughter Dinner Dance. Stompy Jones played swing music throughout the evening.

February 4, 2010

Sara Kloepfer A&E Editor The Flood Mansion revisited the Roaring ’20s for the annual Father Daughter Dinner Dance Friday night, hosted by the Junior Class. Feathers and fedoras crowned the heads of daughters and fathers dancing to the swing music of Stompy Jones. I decided to go with a ...

French Club serves up goûter

February 3, 2010

Rebecca Lee Reporter The smell of pastries wafted through the Main Hall and Marble Stairs as the French Club baked pain au chocolat. “It’s the typical goûter  —a French snack— for after school,” said French Club moderator Françoise Thompson. “It can be bought or made from French b...

Science department to offer course on redwoods

Ray Cinti gives a talk about the coniferous forest biome during an AP Biology field study. Cinti will offer a course on conservation biology in addition to AP Biology next fall.

February 3, 2010

Isabelle Pinard Reporter A hum of voices filled the Syufy Theater while Science Department Chair Raymond Cinti discused the new Conservation Biology class that he is offering next year. “I think it is fascinating that Convent is giving us an opportunity to do such a course,” said sophomor...

School welcomes exchange students from Chile, Omaha

Rising junior Camila Cespedes listens to a lecture in AP American Government with history teacher Michael Steinbrecher, Ph.D. All visiting Chilean students attend classes different from the ones back at home.

January 22, 2010

Jovel Queirolo Managing Editor Images of Chilean life lit up the screen in Syufy Theater as theology teacher Julia Arce welcomed 9 exchange students from Chile and one from Omaha, Nebraska at Principal’s Meeting this morning. “We welcome students from other lands knowing that we are...

Sacred Heart community contributes to earthquake relief

January 15, 2010

Jovel Queirolo Managing Editor The night news sites reported the recent earthquake in Haiti, members of the Sacred Heart Community reacted with supply drives and ways to donate aid money. The International Aid Club created a website with a report on the disaster, a link to the Red Cross Associat...

Student body preps for exams and special activities

Junior Maya Sycip uses her free period to begin studying for final exams that begin on Monday. Students will have a four-day weekend after exams ending Thursday afternoon.

January 8, 2010

Jovel Queirolo Managing Editor Student Council and the Deans prepped students on the academic and social activities for next few busy weeks. “All the classes have contributed to a great first semester, but the next few weeks are going to be busy, so pay attention to your class officers and all ...

UCs to increase tuition

December 16, 2009

Meghan Helms Assistant A&E Editor The California legislator’s 20 percent funding cut of the University of California campuses in response to the state’s current financial crisis is resulting in layoffs, mandatory furlough days and cuts in student services, as well as a 32 percent tuition ...

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