The Broadview

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...

Sophomore Melanie Koch compares the transcription of a 1950s Mistress General’s journal entry to the original text. The school archives contain four journals each written by multiple Mistresses General that cover the years 1916-1966.

105 years since first journal

Library staff works to transcribe century-old school journals
Makenna Kramer, Reporter April 20, 2021

On the same day German forces agreed to an unconditional surrender and World War II ended in Europe, Convent of the Sacred Heart student M.L. Sullivan (’44) held the American flag in San Francisco while...

Empowerment of women rises in single-sex education

Empowerment of women rises in single-sex education

All-girls environment builds confidence
Tala El Qadah, Reporter March 25, 2021

Speaking up in a coeducational environment can be challenging and unmotivating but, an all girls-environment can result in girls becoming more empowered. “I have been going to Convent since kindergarten...

Community embraces ‘Grace’ as school theme

Community embraces ‘Grace’ as school theme

School theme acts as a constant during the uncertainty of the pandemic
Madeline Thiara, Senior Reporter December 22, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE With stay-at-home orders, the struggle of virtual classes and the adjustment to an altered school environment, the community can use the 2020-2021 school year theme “Grace” to find calmness...

To form a relationship with your

Seniors and freshmen connect through tradition

Pairing system strives to help freshmen integrate into community
Nina Gutierrez, Senior Reporter October 26, 2020

As freshmen navigate Zoom rather than hallways, Student Council has organized the Senior Sibling program to establish a connection between ninth and 12th graders. “We think this tradition is valuable...

Cece Giarman ('19) adjusts to new safety protocols including wearing masks at the University of Notre Dame. Students attended in-person classes after undergoing a two-week quarantine upon arriving on campus in the fall.

Alumnae adapt to safety measures as they return to universities

College freshman, sophomores share returning to campus
Adele Fratesi and Tala El Qadah October 26, 2020

Instead of reconnecting with peers and preparing for the new school year when she returned to the University of Notre Dame campus, Cece Giarman (’19) started off the semester sitting in a room quarantining...

Students pose in front of the Jackson Street Campus situated on the corner of Jackson and Scott streets in the 1920s or 1930s. The Jackson Street school was the third campus adopted by the RSCJs.

Founding Mothers establish school

Charlotte Ehrlich, Web Editor December 12, 2019

Scattered between the caramel-colored benches, vibrant stained glass and religious iconography of the Mary Mardel, RSCJ, Chapel, a number of inscribed wooden plaques serve as records of the women who founded...

Sophomores Mackenna Moslander and Will Burns speak about their service at the all school chapel held in the gym. The focus was honoring the feast of Sacred Heart sister Philippine Duchesne.

Community honors saint, service

Adele Fratesi, Reporter November 15, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Both high school divisions gathered on the Pine/Octavia campus in the gym for a chapel service celebrating the Feast of St. Philippine Duchesne, who opened the first Sacred Heart school in...

School adds buildings, creates 4th division

School adds buildings, creates 4th division

Madeline Thiara, Components Editor November 12, 2019

After the Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco permanently settled at Broadway Street with the acquisition of Flood Mansion, Grant House, Hammond House and Herbst House, the school continued to expand...

Miller Hall looks over fellow Legislative Aide Wyatt Donnelly-Lan Holt's shoulder at an email from Supervisor Stefani in their office at City Hall. Miller Hall's daily duties as a Legislative Aide include responding to emails and phone calls, working on projects within the district and managing all operations on Supervisor Stefani's schedule

All politics are local

Caroline Thompson, Senior Reporter December 18, 2018

When Ellie Miller Hall, ’07 left Convent High School 11 years ago for college on the East Coast, she had no idea she would one day return to her hometown of San Francisco to help build the future of...

Descendants of people enslaved by the Society of the Sacred Heart after coming to
North America walk with friends and family from St. Charles Borromeo Church in Grand Coteau, Louisiana
to a nearby cemetery where a new monument honoring those enslaved stands. Brother Frank Authello
Andrus, Jr. led the procession with drumming

Honoring the oppressed

Sisters begin reparations with descendants of enslaved people
Laura Mogannam, Managing Editor November 1, 2018
“I realized in the middle of saying those names that these were the first times their names have been spoken in 170 years.”
Driving in business

Driving in business

Alumna manages marketing for Uber
Olivia Mohun, Features Editor September 28, 2018

While most 20-somethings in San Francisco find themselves in the back of an Uber from time to time, Emma Fahy (’09) has spent the last 19 months as one of the driving forces behind the company’s marketing...

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