The Broadview

Editorial: This is Trump’s America, and it is crumbling

The United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. is viewed from the balcony of the former Newseum on the National Mall on Nov. 24, 2019. Insurrectionists broke into the Capitol  during a Joint Session of Congress as Vice President Mike Pence received the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6, 2021.
Democracy threatened in heart of nation after violence ensues
January 6, 2021

WEB EXCLUSIVE Today was the most shocking day for the American people since Sept. 11, 2001 – our generation’s most striking equivalent so far. But instead of foreign terrorism threatening our country,...

Youths to staff polls

COVID-19 fears keep older workers at home
October 26, 2020

San Francisco youth will help staff 588 polling places for Election Day on Nov. 3 as senior citizens, who generally make up the majority of poll workers, are unable to work during the pandemic. The...

Voters consider legislation to lower local voting age

Vote16SF youth campaign leader and legislative co-author, Arianna Nassiri (’20) poses with other speakers on Youth Advocacy Day. Vote-16 will be appearing on the San Francisco ballot as Proposition G and will allow teens to start voting at 16 on city issues.
Proposition G could give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote
October 1, 2020

San Francisco voters will have a chance to give young people a voice in politics with Proposition G, or Vote16SF, which would allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in local elections. “Local political...

Trump and Biden gather in Ohio for the first presidential debate

Presidential candidates go at each other’s throats, creating a chaotic spectacle
September 30, 2020

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden took to the stage in Ohio last night for the first presidential debate, but spent so much time interrupting each other that it was challenging...

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prompts national controversy

Justice Ginsburg passed away after a storied career on the Supreme Court. Her death left a seat open, prompting debates about when her successor should be nominated.
Students, teachers react to the prospect of a Supreme Court Justice nomination before the upcoming election
September 21, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away last week, leaving a vacant spot on the bench, prompting many to mourn the loss and sparking the debate as to whether the nominee for...

Election results not an excuse for hate

Election results not an excuse for hate
December 8, 2016

Threats to women in hijabs, walls graffitied with racist and xenophobic statements and even middle-schoolers chanting “Build the wall!” in their lunchroom have circulated through social media in recent...

Presidential outcome stuns community

Presidential outcome stuns community
A recap of the morning, in mourning, and the days that preceded.
November 9, 2016

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‘Celebrating Democracy’ shifts focus from presidential election

Head of School Rachel Simpson presents senior Caroline Salveson with a white rose, celebrating this election as the first time Salveson will vote. Seniors voting for the first time all received white roses, which were a symbol of the women's suffrage movement.
November 7, 2016

Recognition of the democratic process’ importance, the exploration of voting rights throughout American history, and explanation of certain ballot measures were primary themes of today’s assembly,...

Women must realize voting power

Women must realize voting power
Moving forward
October 26, 2016

I felt my insides turn as Donald Trump pledged “Nobody has more respect for women than I do” after being confronted by moderators during the second debate about the behind-the-scenes “Access Hollywood”...

And then there was one: Reflections on remaining Republican presidential hopeful share common themes

And then there was one: Reflections on remaining Republican presidential hopeful share common themes
May 5, 2016

Two presidential candidates dropped out of the race for nomination yesterday, clearing the playing field for the one remaining candidate, resulting in confusion, disagreement and disappointment among many. Despite...

Next year’s Student Body Council elected

Student Council Body candidates wait their turn for speeches while seated at the front row of Syufy Theatre in dress uniform. Results were announced today at 3:33 p.m.
April 25, 2016

Standing center stage behind the podium of Syufy Theatre, Student Body Council candidates gave speeches and showed promotional videos during this morning’s assembly, sharing their qualifications for...

Young voters encouraged to register to vote

Senior Hailey Cusack registers to vote on the U.S. Vote Foundation website in order to vote in the next election.
May 1, 2015

Young adults 18 to 29 represent over 21 percent of the eligible voting population nationwide, yet young adults did not make up that proportion of voters with only 13 percent of the votes in the 2014 election. “The...

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