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Milk finds ‘greener pastures’

Milk finds ‘greener pastures’

Non-dairy alternatives have their heyday
Ella Noblin, Reporter April 20, 2021

The rise of the clean eating movement, consumers seeking more sustainable food sources, and teenagers questioning whether dairy milk is “good for them,” have consumers bypassing the dairy cases and...

Chelsea Li and Sloane Riley practice badminton outside on the Highlands Court on the Stuart Hall for Boys campus. Season 2 sports started on March 22 with indoor sports like badminton moving outside for practices and games.

Spring season kicks-off for sports

Sports safety protocols are set into place to ensure all teams can compete
Amelia Froyd-Kamrath, Reporter April 20, 2021

Teams are having to adapt to new safety protocols and spaces, as indoor sports move outside for the start of the second sports season which started on March 22. Players say they are excited to begin practice...

Juniors Amelia Abernethy, Sloane Riley and Paige Retajczyk practice in their cohort at the Alice Marble Tennis Courts at George Sterling Park on Feb. 12. Season 1 sports, including cross-country, golf and tennis, began on Feb. 8.

California releases new youth sports guidelines

Some teams are permitted to compete
Ella Noblin, Reporter February 23, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE The California Department of Public Health released new sports guidelines on Feb. 19 allowing youth sports to practice and compete effective on Feb. 26 in several counties including San Francisco. “I...

Modified goals  can help reduce  'dropping the ball'

Modified goals can help reduce ‘dropping the ball’

Adapting resolutions allows for more achievable goals
Tala El Qadah and Tabitha Parent February 22, 2021

Come February, many students find that the New Year’s resolutions that they committed to at the beginning of the year have petered out due to unrealistic self-expectations, but there are still ways to...

Sophomore Amaliya Sypult looks out to catch a wave at Rodeo Beach in Marin County. Since the beginning of quarantine, Sypult has surfed twice a month on the weekends.

Surfers catch waves

Girls pick up surfing during pandemic
Paige Retajczyk and Ella Noblin February 20, 2021

Teens looking to catch a monster wave are lining Northern California’s beaches on any given weekend has taken an uptick during the coronavirus pandemic as it has become an outlet for exercise while still...

Don't just 'deal with it'

Don’t just ‘deal with it’

Menstruation should not be 'abnormal'
Paige Retajczyk and Nicole Klein February 20, 2021

Every girl gets her period — but from bloatedness, to cramps, to extreme period pain, she experiences and deals with her menstruation differently.  “It is very common to have painful periods, especially...

BCL-West’s modified three seasons allow for student athletes to participate in sports previously canceled due to COVID-19. The San Francisco Department of Public Health has not yet approved competitions between athletes.

Athletes begin practice in anticipation of first ‘season’

Cross country, golf and girls tennis set to start next week
Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter February 3, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE Although the San Francisco Department of Public Health has not confirmed that athletes may compete against each other yet, cross-country, golf and girls tennis will start practicing for the...

Student-athletes start fall sports in-person

Student-athletes start fall sports in-person

Athletes began in-person conditioning for fall sports
Tala El Qadah, Reporter January 11, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE After having virtual sports conditioning on Zoom for the first semester of the school year, volleyball, field hockey, football and cross-country began in-person on Monday. Participants...

Senior Cecilia Mcquid works out on Syufy Court. Mcquid attends workouts twice a week since it was offered on Nov. 16.

Sports to resume in person

Volleyball and track begin while other teams are pushed back
Paige Retajczyk and Keira Blattberg December 15, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE The California Interscholastic Federation announced Dec. 1 that the California Department of Public Health will not allow schools to start full in-person practices before Jan. 1. Although...

Junior Sara Ramelot participates in her independent sport during quarantine. Ramelot has continually played golf at the Presidio Golf Course and the Menlo Country Club.

Solo athletics carry on

Independent sports continue practice
Paige Retajczyk, Senior Reporter October 29, 2020

Although many sports have been put on hold due to COVID-19, independent sports such as golf, tennis, horseback riding and kung fu are still practicing, but with new safety precautions.   “We are...

Sophomore Ella Runneboom rides her Peloton in the guest room in her home. She participated in a 20 minute workout led by instructor Ally Love, the ride featured 90’s music.

Smart bikes ride into homes

Virtual cycling classes become popular within the community
Kassie DeJean and Ella Noblin October 26, 2020

With reduced access to gyms and fitness centers due to COVID-19 shelter in place,  a new generation of smart bikes are popping up in bedrooms, garages and basements, transforming the way many people are...

Former Convent student Cassia McTamaney steps to the ball in a playoff game last season against Drew School. After being on the Convent varsity soccer team for two years, McTamaney transferred to the IMG Academy, an elite sports education institution.

Foul Play

Female soccer players earn less than their male counterparts
Mackenna Moslander, Web Editor October 26, 2020

While the pay gap between the United States Women’s National Soccer Team and the United States Men’s National Soccer Team has earned countless headlines in the past decade, one issue often overlooked...

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