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Looking globally: Don’t let the smoke blind you

Charlotte Ehrlich, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2020

It’s one thing to sit in your room in September of your senior year seeing your friends and teachers through your computer screen — we’ve gotten used to that now. But it’s another to glance outside your window to find a dark orange sky looming over your normally foggy city.  Even with chok...

Zooming towards a certain doom

Virtual learning settings take a toll on students' mental and physical health.

Tabitha Parent, Managing Editor

September 24, 2020

Most teenagers who find themselves a little too attached to their phone or computer, or even ones who just thoroughly enjoy the company of their family’s TV, have heard some variation of these sentences from the guardians in their lives:  “You’re on social media too much. You watch Netflix too...

State of Grace: Girls just wanna have funds

Grace Krumplitsch, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2020

When I cashed my first paycheck from my part-time job at a workout studio nearly two years ago, I felt overjoyed to have a sense of responsibility as it meant I was able to begin saving money of my own for college and to have a little more fiscal freedom at the Corte Madera shopping center.  Part of t...

Regulations control transgender athletes

Madeline Thiara, Senior Reporter

September 24, 2020

The international governing body for the sport of athletics, World Athletics, recently banned Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya from 2021 Olympics track and field events due to a rare genetic health condition. A recessive intersex condition 5a-Reductase deficiency causes Semenya to have neither male or female organs. Semenya has th...

Testing the waters

Standardized testing in college admissions can create an unfair advantages.

Staff Editorial

September 24, 2020

With the pause on standardized testing due to COVID-19 magnifying the role of the SAT and ACT in college admissions, universities should consider the realities of financial inequality when deciding whether or not to keep the requirement.  The original version of the SAT debuted in 1926, 26 years after ...

Blog: Remembering a superhero

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg died from pancreatic cancer on September 18, 2020. In the last decade, Justice Ginsburg had an almost cult-like following as the Notorious RBG.

Mackenna Moslander, Web Editor

September 19, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE While working on a piece about the disparity of the standardized testing system, I checked my phone thinking I received a text update from one of our staff cartoonists when I saw the notification.  “Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon, dies at 87.” As...

Blog: The 6th month

View of junior Lily Peta’s 7 a.m. walk to start her daily routine. Many popular streets such as Lake St and John F Kennedy Dr are partially closed to traffic to encourage social distancing among pedestrians and cyclists.

Tabitha Parent, Managing Editor

September 17, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Today marks the sixth month of shelter in place for San Franciscans. I was watching a virtual college information session when I got a text from one of our EICs reminiscing about where we all had been as a staff six months ago.  The text was a throwback to a live stream that we ...

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...

High school zooms into college

Gabriella Vulakh, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2020

As I say my final goodbyes to teachers and classmates over Zoom, I cannot help but worry that my first semester of college might realistically include meeting professors and attending lectures over online learning platforms instead of in a classroom in Providence, Rhode Island. The thought that col...

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...

Blog: Virtual Learning

Students in B period IB Global Politics Year 1 gather for an online Zoom conference call in their respective rooms. Students are attending class periods and meeting with teachers on Zoom while also using other online tools like the LMS and Kahoot to enhance their new online learning experience.

Tabitha Parent, Senior Reporter

April 5, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE My addiction to my phone, while equally impressive and terrifying, is not an indicator of how much I actually enjoy technology. If I’m being honest, I don’t enjoy my phone as much as my mom probably thinks I do. I tend to get overly frustrated, and my troubleshooting methods primari...

Blog: The Viral Aisle

While items like pasta and bread are flying off the shelves of Bryan's market in Laurel Village, juice cartons and juice shots are much less popular. Shoppers are continuing to sweep assorted items off of grocery store shelves in response to the San Francisco Department of Public Health's mandated shelter in place.

Tabitha Parent, Senior Reporter

March 19, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE A few weeks ago, when talk that schools were beginning to close down became prevalent, I started an internal chant of No school, no school, no school and let it play on repeat in my head. But, after visiting a grocery store for the first time since school closed, I wished that I had had a fa...

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