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Stress, anxiety — even school-based — can be managed

Stress, anxiety — even school-based — can be managed

December 12, 2014

Madison Riehle Editor-in-Chief With Winter Finals approaching this Monday, so do the pressures of the last tests and projects of semester. Though the stresses of assignments can benefit workflow, too much can lead to anxiety and can inhibit the amount of tasks done. Stress and anxiety differe...

Lack of interaction, clashing values partially responsible for decline in young religious sisters

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December 12, 2014

Young women discussing their futures often talk of balancing a family and career in law or computer programming, but rarely include the possibility of religious life as a future. While many young women dismiss religious life, some embrace it — both despite and because of its countercultural nature. “...

Girls express increased interest in computer programming field, starting to bridge gender gap

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Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2014

Liana Lum News Editor Seated with 20 other girls in downtown San Francisco, juniors Miranda Lis and Izzie Panasci began their summer days learning and applying computer code while working with mentors and listening to guest speakers, ranging from the CEO of Twitter to a Pixar animator. Lis...

Video streaming becomes the norm

Video streaming becomes the norm

December 12, 2014

Aoife Devereux Website Editor After sports, hours of homework, dinner, family time and jobs, it’s often difficult for young people to find the time to watch television programs when they originally air, causing younger viewers to abandon traditional broadcasts. Nine in 10 Internet users i...

Making cents of money

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Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2014

Liana Lum News Editor Tracking her daily expenses from Tully’s Coffee runs to clothing purchases into an Excel spreadsheet, senior Alexandra Wood emails her monthly spendings to her mother, who checks the records before giving Wood the next month’s allowance. “I learned about the impor...

Dorms for the departed: local columbarium houses those who ‘urn’ to stay in The City — forever

The Neptune Society Columbarium on 1 Loraine Court houses thousands of urns containing the cremated remains of San Franciscans and is one of the public places where residents can be interred in The City.  The building is a mixture of Neo-Classical and Greco-Roman architecture.  BEA D'AMICO/The Broadview

Neely Metz, Copy Editor

October 31, 2014

Neely Metz Senior Reporter As children play in Rossi Park, San Francisco’s own Pompeii hides within the Neptune Society Columbarium just behind Geary Boulevard in the Inner Richmond. The Columbarium is one of the few options for San Franciscans who want to remain in The City post-mortem, due to th...

‘Natural’ products can mislead consumers

'Natural' products can mislead consumers

October 31, 2014

Bags of snack foods like Lay’s Potato Chips, Cheetos and Tostitos boasting the words “all natural” in bold letters fill the grocery store snack aisles, but consumers looking for a healthy nosh might be better served in the produce section. “Hundreds of articles in the grocery store will say ‘natural ingredients’ or ‘100 percent natural’ or...

Advanced placement classes offer trips which supplement curriclum

The AP Art History class observes and analyzes the Penitent Magdalen by Georges de la Tour at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art. The class traveled down to Los Angeles to visit six museums before taking the AP test.

October 31, 2014

Madeleine Ainslie Managing Editor While AP classes are notorious for teaching to the test, Convent teachers find ways to incorporate both day and overnight trips to augment classes and enrich the set curriculum. “We took stats on the game for statistics and applied it to a project,” AP...

Sacred Heart community celebrates Mater

Freshmen Asha Khanna and Lily Niehaus open yesterday's prayer service for the Feast of Mater Admirabilis with the Call to Prayer. The statue is a likeness of the fresco in Rome, painted in 1844 by Pauline Perdrau.

Grace Ainslie and Claire Kosewic

October 20, 2014

Grace Ainslie & Claire Kosewic Reporters Students and the special women in their lives gathered in the Flood Mansion yesterday to celebrate the feast of Mater Admirabilis, with the Freshman Class hosting a chapel service and brunch focusing on mother-daughter relationships. “It's a good bondin...

Uniforms required for standardized testing next week

Sophomore Daphna Bendull models the school uniform, which she will be wearing while taking the PSAT on Wednesday. Like many students interviewed, Bendull said although she will be wearing the skirt, she would prefer to wear pants.

Asha Khanna and Fiona Mittelstaedt

October 10, 2014

Asha Khanna & Fiona Mittelstaedt Reporters Although studies show students perform better on tests when they dress professionally, not everyone was thrilled with the announcement that freshmen, sophomores and juniors are required to wear uniforms when they take the PSAT on Wednesday. “I would rather be comf...

California citizens prepare for earthquakes

California citizens prepare for earthquakes

October 3, 2014

Aoife Devereux Website Editor Northern Californians were reminded of the danger of living on a seismic fault and the need for emergency preparedness when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook the Napa Valley Region on Aug. 24, marking the largest seismic activity in California since the Loma Prieta q...

Selfies change teenage culture

Freshmen Fiona Mittelstaedt and Eden Schade take a selfie in the cortile.

October 3, 2014

The selfie epidemic, the incessant snapping of self portraits, has invaded the lives of teenagers, largely changing how girls digitally express themselves. “Selfies are sort of a secularized version of the self portrait,” art history teacher Sonia Evers, who has a Ph.D. in the discipline, said. “Self portrai...

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