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Car service competes with taxis to provide an efficient way to traverse the city

Junior Hailey Cusack orders a car after school using her Uber account. A driver will accept her request and pick her up in front of school.

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2013

When sophomore Victoria Oestermann needs a ride home after school, instead of calling a cab, she takes out her iPhone, opens an app and selects a car. Within minutes a black sedan arrives in front of school and takes her home. Uber, a start-up company founded in San Francisco in 2010 by CEO Travis Kala...

RAs can mediate with roomies

May 28, 2013

Jewel Devora Photo & Web Editor During Larkin Grant’s (‘08) three years as a resident adviser while she attended Occidental College, she says she’s mediated about a hundred roommate conflicts. “I think there’s only been one roommate mediation where we’ve had to switch the room...

Rachel Simpson selected as new head

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2013

Liana Lum Reporter President Ann Marie Krejcarek announced current dean Rachel Simpson has been selected as the new head of school beginning July 1, during a special assembly held during lunch in the Center on March 7. “Simpson was able to articulate her vision as a leader and her dedicati...

Simple Gifts fashion show is changing its runway to comply with fire codes

Senior Allie De Anda helps sophomore Declan Ebeling design a parklet for a North Beach restaurant. The architecture students are partnering with Modus, an urban planning firm.

March 28, 2013

Aoife Devereux Reporter The Simple Gifts Fashion Show is changing its run¬way layout for the first time in the show’s 7-year history due to a California fire code for schools.The stage will now be located by the Belvedere and the runway will be a floor carpet as opposed to the usual platform catwalk....

Some teens use ADHD meds to ‘cope’ with academic pressure

March 28, 2013

The light-green Prius idled in a parking lot behind a Bay Area high school as the driver, a cheerleader, executed some mental arithmetic uncommon to high school math classes. After a minute of silence between buyer and seller, the cheerleader turned around, declared the price per 30 mg, accepted her p...

Remembering athletes’ true purpose

February 28, 2013

Claire Fahy Editor-in-Chief The case of Oscar Pistorious has sadly proven an addendum to my previous column ( on the troubling trend of athletes who see themselves as being above the law. On Valentine's Day, Pistorious, the Olympic athlete who sprints on pr...

Skiing remains popular activity for winter break

Skiing remains popular activity for winter break

February 15, 2013

Elizabeth Smith Editor-In-Chief Many students will be sticking to their winter time traditions over break next week by heading up to the mountains for a full week of skiing. With a little over a month of winter remaining, skiing can be an effective way to take in the few remaining weeks of ski season on t...

SHHS seniors weigh service academy and military options in college decisions

Madeleine Ainslie | The Broadview

February 15, 2013

While most seniors are await¬ing letters of decision from their top choice colleges, some are looking towards future careers in the military through ap¬plication to service academies and campus training programs. “The Naval Academy was very interesting to me because you’re able to start your c...

Online applications make holiday shopping easier

December 11, 2012

Madison Riehle Senior Reporter In one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world, San Francisco teens find themselves using various shopping apps and online stores for pre-shopping as well as purchasing items, especially over the holidays. “Because we grew up in the center of the t...

Athletes sturggle with damaged ACLs

Anterior Cruciate Ligament RACHEL FUNG | The Broadview

May 25, 2012

Shirley Yang Reporter Sophomore Sarah Bloch was making a routine play during a JV soccer match when an injury ended her season. “I was passing the ball when I bent [my knee] and it twisted outwards,” Bloch said. “I heard a pop and it really hurt. I had to be helped off the field.”...

Motion-activated video games are physically beneficial

NICOLE HVID | The Broadview

February 7, 2012

Elizabeth Burkett Reporter The image of a teenager slouched on a couch playing video games has changed with the introduction of motion-sensitive gaming devices that require body motions interacting with life-like images on the screen and getting exercise in the process. “I use our family Wii Fit to pla...

Essay: Kellie La’s wins all-school Kate Chopin contest

December 9, 2011

Kate Chopin All-school Winner Kellie La, sophomore [Note: This is the unedited transcript of Kellie La's handwritten, in-class essay.] Once upon a time … Isn't that how most childhood and children's stories begin? I guess mine were the exception. Teenage years filled with angst and sch...

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