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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

Making cents of money

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

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

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...

Advanced placement classes offer trips which supplement curriclum

Advanced placement classes offer trips which supplement curriclum

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

Sacred Heart community celebrates Mater

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

Uniforms required for standardized testing next week

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...

Selfies change teenage culture

Selfies change teenage culture

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...

Vaccinations not given a shot

Vaccinations not given a shot

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2014

It began with cold-like symptoms from headaches and fevers to decreased appetite. Within a couple days, bumps resembling blisters and bug bites appeared on junior Jill Cardamon, beginning at the torso and spreading to the rest of her body. When the anti-itch creams were ineffective, she knew she had chicke...

Spreading news moves from paper to glass

Spreading news moves from paper to glass

May 27, 2014

Articles ranging from “22 puppies who are annoyed with their owners” to “U.S. cluster bombs keep killing civilians in Yemen” makeup sites such as BuzzFeed, VICE and Mashable, all of whom focus on sharing news mainly through social media. Facebook, which has traditionally been a site for friend...

A reflection on food reviews

A reflection on food reviews

May 27, 2014

I love food. In fact, I pitched a story about the Let’s be Frank hot dog cart near school on Thursdays when I was a sophomore, and I have been writing about the city’s culinary treasures and a few travesties ever since. Writing about food for three years has really changed how I perceive my break- fas...

Almunae talk about moving on to big colleges after Convent

Almunae talk about moving on to big colleges after Convent

May 27, 2014

Going to a university of 20,000 undergraduates can be overwhelming even for students from San Francisco when coming from a school of 200. For nine seniors, making the transition means figuring out how to be more than just another person in the crowd. “I chose University of Southern California bec...

Teens ‘get cultured’ through global service trips

Teens ‘get cultured’ through global service trips

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2014

Overseas service programs offer students a wide selection of volunteer experiences from working with children in Fiji to feeding and caring for animals in a Kenyan elephant orphanage and giraffe sanctuary. “Everyday was spent half teaching and half constructing the local Nasivikoso school,” junior...

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