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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.

Amelia Froyd-Kamrath, Reporter

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 decisions have a great influence on the lives of 16 and 17 year olds through school funding, jobs, the ...

Trump and Biden gather in Ohio for the first presidential debate

Frequent interruptions from both candidates during last night’s presidential debate made it difficult to grasp the candidates’ viewpoints on policies affecting Americans.

Clara Bonomi, Reporter

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 for viewers to gain an understanding of their stances. Over the course of an uninterrupted 90-minut...

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.

Adele Fratesi, Senior Reporter

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 the lifelong position should be chosen before the presidential election. In a note to her granddaughter, Ginsburg wis...

Election results not an excuse for hate

Election results not an excuse for hate

Editorial Board

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 weeks — indicative of one disturbing effect of the results of the presidential election. Pr...

Presidential outcome stuns community

Presidential outcome stuns community

Editorial Board

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.

Claire Kosewic, Web Editor

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, “Celebrating Democracy.” “I wanted to put something together that centered around student voice,...

Women must realize voting power

Women must realize voting power

Julia-Rose Kibben, Managing Editor

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” tape in which he bragged about sexually grabbing and kissing women. He proceeded to expla...

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

Claire Kosewic, Senior Reporter

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 the fact that most students cannot vote, many are nonetheless interested in the presidentia...

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.

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

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 positions and goals for the upcoming year. “I decided to run a long time ago, and reading the description...

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 gap between the youth population and the proportion of young people in the electorate ...

Youths need to find a voice a voice in politics

September 28, 2012

In  39 days young people will play a pivotal role in deciding who is elected president of The United States. There are already 46 million youth voters, aged 18-29, registered to help decide who will lead the country through the next four years, according to The Center for Information and Research on...

Plethora of candidates join in mayoral race

February 17, 2011

Rebecca Lee Reporter Students who will turn 18 or older on or before Nov. 8 will be able to register and vote for mayor in the upcoming election which already has over 20 candidates registered for the race. Former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s resignation upon being elected Lieutenant Governor of Calif...

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