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Vietnamese ‘street food’ on Steiner

The Saigon Souvenir is the non-veg- etarian spring roll option. The subtle tang of mango strips sweetens the savory poached shrimp wrapped in a cellophane skin.

April 8, 2014

Alice Jones Food Reviewer Chestnut Street can be a capricious venue, and many restaurants have attempted success between local Steiner Street favorites The Plant and Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers. Whether SaiWalks, a Vietnamese street food restaurant with rolls, banh mi sandwiches, salads, Pho noodle soups, noodle bowls and rice ...

Short uniform skirt sparks controversy

Alice Jones/The Broadview RISING UP: Students walk down the stairs from the Center to the second floor sporting the uniform skirt that has sparked debate due to the rising hem lines.

April 8, 2014

Alice Jones Managing Editor During attendance each morning, teachers also submit an online uniform check and are often caught in disagreements with students about sweaters, shirts, pants, shoes and what is considered “uniform.” Jeanne Asdourian, Lead Student Conduct Advisor, sees over a dozen uniform infractions a day, which have ...

College Board announces SAT revisions

College Board announces SAT revisions

Julia-Rose Kibben, Neely Metz, and Delaney Moslander

March 18, 2014

  College Board President David Coleman has announced major changes to the SAT, starting in spring 2016, affecting over a million college-bound students “I am very happy about the new changes,” freshman Izzy Pontecorvo said. “I’m not as stressed because the test now seems like something...

iPad, iPhones users must update devices by Monday

Sophomore Miranda Lis works on her iPad in the Center during midterms. All iOS devices must be updated by Monday morning they will denied a connection with the school's wifi network.

March 13, 2014

Madeleine Denebeim, Sophia Slacik & Daniella Lucio Reporters All community members connected to the school’s network will be denied wifi access if they have not updated their iPads and iPhones by March 17. The update includes data security advancements for the iPhone 4, 5th generation iPod touch, iPad 2 and newer generations and prevents potential hackers from accessing use...

Tragedies spark end-of-life debate

Tragedies spark end-of-life debate

February 14, 2014

Tatiana Gutierrez Editor-in-Chief A local family’s fight to keep its 13-year-old daughter on a ventilator after being declared brain dead coupled with a pregnant Texas woman’s family’s struggle to remove her from a ventilator have caused renewed debate over the definition of end of life and...

Alumnae get work experience before entering ‘real world’

Alumnae get work experience before entering ‘real world’

February 14, 2014

Ashley Latham Senior Reporter After arriving at her internship at Above Average Productions, Elena Dudum (’11) checks the schedule to see which celebrities are appearing on the show, runs around New York City looking for costumes and props, then reads and edits scripts before sitting in on a filming of ...

Baking ‘Desserts for Days’

Baking 'Desserts for Days'

February 13, 2014

Aoife Devereux Website Editor Unlike her friends who spend their after school hours participating in school productions, running for student council and singing in choir, junior Zara de Matran is often in her kitchen mixing cookie dough and decorating three-layer cakes as part of her baking busines...

Teens feel pressure to be ‘perfect’

Madeleine Ainslie/The Broadview

Madison Riehle, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2014

Being bombarded with messages from their friends, parents, boys and especially social media can take a toll on the way a girl perceives herself in the mirror at the end of the day. These “role models” can give off the message that the reflection a girl sees isn’t good enough, leading to detrimental...

AP Computer Science offers young women the chance to learn code, enter the under-represented computer programming field

Alice Jones/The Broadview Java Juniors  Amanda Mah, Franny Eklund, Christina Berardi, Aoife Devereux and Zoe Baker (right to left)  work with computer programming teacher Doug Grant during class. The students are currently working on a banking program to track withdrawls balances and reports. ALICE JONES/The Broadview

December 16, 2013

Alice Jones Managing Editor Last week’s national Computer Science Week organizers challenged U.S. schools to introduce computer programming by prompting students to each write an hour of code, yet Convent students had already written thousands of hours of code because the school has requir...

Teens with stepparents juggle school, extracurricular activities — and often two households

Teens with stepparents juggle school, extracurricular activities — and often two households

December 16, 2013

Madeleine Ainslie Design Editor Junior Paloma Palmer packs her iPad, French textbook, uniform and sailing equipment every Sunday night before going from her mom’s house to her dad’s. Her parents’ divorce causes Palmer to shuffle across the city weekly, packing much of her life for the next seve...

Tasty bakery expanding shop

Tasty bakery expanding shop

December 16, 2013

Alice Jones Food Columnist The Les Marais bakery has bought up two storefronts on Chestnut Street and is creating a Parisian afternoon getaway. Aside from elegant treats and rich coffee, Les Marais also offers a variety of fresh rounds and baguettes, a bevy of pastries and a small selection of grilled sandwiche...

Alumnae return for annual Noëls

Elizabeth Goodman (’02) and Hildie Murray Sims (’98) catch up during the reception at Alumnae Noëls last night in the Main Hall.

December 11, 2013

Madeleine Denebeim and Makena House Reporters The Main Hall was crowded last night with graduates reuniting for the Alumni Noëls, an annual reception and celebration concluding with singing French Christmas carols. “I love Alumni Noëls” Alexandra Corral (’07) said. “It’s a nice way to remember during the holidays that Convent stil...

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