The Broadview

Alumnae adapt to safety measures as they return to universities

Cece Giarman ('19) adjusts to new safety protocols including wearing masks at the University of Notre Dame. Students attended in-person classes after undergoing a two-week quarantine upon arriving on campus in the fall.

Adele Fratesi and Tala El Qadah

October 26, 2020

Instead of reconnecting with peers and preparing for the new school year when she returned to the University of Notre Dame campus, Cece Giarman (’19) started off the semester sitting in a room quarantining for two weeks.  “Students flew from everywhere — even internationally — to get to the campus...

Juniors struggle to find COVID-19 tests in preparation for the PSAT

Criteria for COVID-19 testing at city testing sites in San Francisco.

Madeline Thiara, Senior Reporter

October 8, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Juniors who plan on taking the PSAT on campus on Oct. 14 are required to have a negative COVID-19 test within two weeks of the standardized testing date, however they are struggling to find COVID-19 test appointments. The San Francisco Department of Public Health approved the administration of the Pr...

Restaurants reopen with restrictions

Junior Haya Jadallah eats at Italian Homemade on Union Street in an outdoor dining area. Restaurants opened outdoor seating to public with safety precautions.

Paige Retajczyk, Senior Reporter

September 24, 2020

The decline of new coronavirus cases has resulted in the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) allowing more businesses to open including outdoor dining as long as the restaurants follow safety precautions provided by SFDPH.  “I went to Italian Homemade on Union Street where they had outdoor dining,” junior Haya Jad...

Working on the front line

Three Convent alumnae working as medical professionals in pediatrics, geriatrics and general care of of COVID-19 patients share how they’ve been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Adele Fratesi and Madeline Thiara

September 24, 2020

Four weeks ago there were zero COVID-19 cases at a Portland, Oregon elderly care facility where newly-qualified nurse Kendra Harvey (’16) works. Two weeks later there were 40. “We are starting to wear full personal protective equipment including KN95 masks and face shields until the entire facil...

College recruitment turns virtual

Senior Ella Ghazinouri practices with Marin Rowing Association in Greenbrae during sunset. Ghazinouri is contacting Division-I coaches virtually since the NCAA has banned in-person recruitment.

Madeline Thiara, Senior Reporter

September 24, 2020

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has banned all in-person Division-I recruiting due to COVID-19 health concerns until Jan. 1, but coaches are allowed to be in contact with athletes as long as it follows the NCAA’s recruiting guidelines. “We are heavily relying on film to evaluate, but a...

Double trouble

California residents face challenges presented by both wildfires and COVID-19.

Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter

September 24, 2020

Wildfire smoke, which can be harmful to the lungs, can also intensify a person’s reaction to COVID-19 as it irritates the lungs and damages the immune system which can make a person more susceptible to the virus according to the CDC. With over 3 million acres of land burned across California, the air quality, from over 900 fires and a lack of win...

School takes next steps towards campus reopening

Students in grades K-6 sign in to receive their COVID-19 tests on campus on Sept. 8. About 500 people signed up for testing. 

Madeline Thiara, Senior Reporter

September 21, 2020

High school students can return to campus on Oct. 19, pending approval from the San Francisco Department of Public Health, according to a statement from Anne Marie Krejcarek, head of Convent & Stuart Hall’s four divisions. “It is hard for me to focus during the long Zoom classes so I am happy to b...

Students, teachers react to Trump administration opting out of COVAX

Melanie Koch and Mackenna Moslander

September 4, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE The Trump administration announced Tuesday that the U.S. will not partake in the World Health Organization’s international COVID-19 vaccine research, known as COVAX. More than 150 nations are considering joining the COVAX research and 70 have already committed to the collaboration ...

Possible Return to In-Person Learning in November

Sophomore honors chemistry learns to use zoom days before the transition to online learning in the spring. The guidelines surrounding school zoom calls have developed from public links to only allowing those with school emails access.

Clara Bonomi, Senior Reporter

September 3, 2020

Luckily for the students who are eager to break free from their desk chairs and Zoom classes, San Francisco high schools are on track to reopen in November. After hearing news of possibly returning to school, freshman Scarlett Farr looks forward to in-person learning. Convent will require that al...

Shelter-in-place inspires virtual athletic program

Coach Barclay leads a Youtube workout accessible through BarclaySpring linktree. Prerecorded YouTube workouts and daily Zoom training, led by the athletic faculty, are available to students while remote learning continues.

Adele Fratesi, Senior Reporter

August 25, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE The Convent & Stuart Hall athletic department released a schedule for staying active as students and faculty continue remote learning over Zoom.  “I’m glad there will be a virtual athletic schedule,” junior Shana Ong said. “I’m excited to stay active even while being at...

Administration implements new schedule

The modified schedule allows for less interaction  between students and faculty if classes are resumed on campus. The new plan features two 150 minute classes per day.

Madeline Thiara, Senior Reporter

August 18, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Students are adjusting to a new schedule to limit in-person contact between community members once students return to campus. The schedule features two 150-minute classes, five days a week running  9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and and a second class running 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. “We needed to min...

Pick me!

Alina Kushner, Senior Reporter

June 3, 2020

On weekends when temperatures are in the 90’s, families can escape to U-pick farms where they can collect cherries, peaches and other fruit.    Farms encourage customers to wear masks, social distance and use touchless forms of payment. Also, farms are required to provide hand washing stations ...

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