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Science teacher to retire

Rooney works with physics student Caitlin Martin on a circuit lab, checking the current that flows through each resistor with a meter. Along with teaching Rooney is also plays guitar for Joyful Noise!

May 26, 2012

Elizabeth Burkett Reporter With his quiet Southern drawl, Charles Rooney stands tall by the white board in front of his classroom and in a low voice inserts quick jokes into his lecture material, chuckling to himself. Some students — those closest enough to hear him — laugh along with him. ...

Local icon turns 75

SOPHIA REDFERN | The Broadview

May 26, 2012

Madison Riehle Reporter When the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937, locals walked across the span, celebrating the first non-ferry connection between San Francisco and Marin counties. Fifty years later, over 750,000 celebrants surged onto the bridge, causing the crowd to gridlock. This weekend’s celebration of the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Gold...

Facebook dominates competition despite social media start-ups

1 in 3 online teens have experienced online harrassment. Source: www.mydigitalfootprint.com RACHEL FUNG | The Broadview

May 26, 2012

Rebecca Siegel Design Editor Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube may be dynamic options for social media allowing access 24/7 via a smartphone, but the majority of American teens have crowned Facebook as the social media King. Eighty-nine percent of social media users between the ages of 12 and 1...

Exchange builds community

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May 26, 2012

Elizabeth Smith News Editor After hosting a student from the Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, sophomore Paige Biderman decided to reciprocate and make the journey to Omaha, Neb. as a part of the Network exchange program to experience living in the Midwest. “My host family really focused on religion, and being Jewish, I had never seen how thi...

Local bakeries put twists on favorites

Local bakeries put twists on favorites

May 26, 2012

Alice Jones Reporter Convent girls are blessed and cursed to have four bakeries specializing in cupcakes within walking distance of school. A rich, sugary and moist cupcake sounds like the perfect sugar boost after a long day of school, but the hardest decision is choosing which shop to go to. SusieCakes ...

Schedule to remain unchanged next year

May 25, 2012

Isabelle Pinard Managing Editor The school’s administration has decided to stick with four 80-minute classes each day on a rotating block schedule of red and blue days next year. “We continue to see the benefit of the extended classroom experience and the students ability to focus on three or fo...

Alumnae use Trés Bíen cards

Emma Fahy (’09) and Hallie Young (’09) visit Instituto Sacro Cuore della Trinita dei Monti in Rome, the home of the original fresco of Mater Admerablis. EMMA FAHY | with permission

May 25, 2012

Rebecca Siegel Design Editor The fresco of Mater Admerablis that is significant to the Sacred Heart community is housed in a private school at the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome. The building is closed off with a sign that reads, “Private all girls school. No tourists,” but its doors a...

Hunger prevalent amongst S.F. kids

 Source: San Francisco Food Bank

May 25, 2012

Claire Fahy Sports Editor It isn’t just the children in UNICEF ads who aren’t getting the proper food and nutrition they need to survive due to lack of resources. Twenty-five percent of San Francisco’s own children go hungry every day. “People don’t immediately think of kids as facing this problem,” Lisa Mizokami, Marketing and Communications Manager at the San ...

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.”...

Teens need to tune out social media

NICOLE HVID | The Broadview

May 25, 2012

Staff Editorial New social media options keep popping up where you least expect them, from new ways to edit photos on-the-go to virtual pin boards. Now that almost everyone has a smart phone teens are wired in to these new networks 24/7 with almost no time to sit back and appreciate the less plugged-in...

Teens lose familiarity with texting

May 25, 2012

Isabelle Pinard Managing Editor The other day I came home from school and saw a phone bill on the dinner table with my name on it. I rolled my eyes and picked it up, thinking “Oh great. My dad thinks I text too much,” but I found myself horrified at the numbers on the page. I text at least 56 ...

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