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Sophomore English class begins first graded essay of the year

Sophomore English class begins first graded essay of the year

Amy Phipps, Reporter

February 13, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE  The sophomore English II class wrote outlines today for their first graded essay of the school year on the Gothic novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.  New English teacher, Angelica Allen, says she’s excited to read students’ takes on the book and see their writing styles. “Since it i...

Juniors study Ancient Greek drama

Juniors study Ancient Greek drama

Adele Bonomi, Senior Editor

February 4, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE International Baccalaureate Higher Level Year I English students have been analyzing and discussing the Sophocles' Ancient Greek drama King Oedipus and learning about Ancient Greek culture. “I think what makes it interesting is the fact that Oedipus is a tragic hero,” junior Miley...

Junior English classes prep for AP exam

Junior English classes prep for AP exam

Cece Giarman, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE As students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes use their final classes for last minute studying for exams, a majority of juniors used their English class time to begin preparation for the AP English Language and Composition exam they will take next Wednesday. Convent & Stuart Hall does not currently...

Student body celebrates poetry

Student body celebrates poetry

Sophia Aeby, Reporter

April 30, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE Poetry readings, rap battles, an acapella performance and “promposal” took over Syufy Theatre as Convent and Stuart Hall students gathered this morning for the annual Poetry Festival. The festival began with the all school winners of last year’s festival, sophomores Ari Levine an...

Coed assembly recognizes Writing Festival winners

Coed assembly recognizes Writing Festival winners

Claire Kosewic, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE The Convent & Stuart Hall High School community gathered in Syufy Theatre this morning to celebrate the winners of the annual Writing Festival, formerly known as the Kate Chopin Essay contest. The Writing Contest, which takes place in early January, poses a prompt for students to respond to with a short personal e...

Juniors present IB project

Juniors present IB project

Josephine Rozzelle, Sports Editor

January 26, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE Juniors wrapped up their English Interactive Oral Presentations this week, an assessment part of the International Baccalaureate Programme. “The Interactive Oral happens in the semester called Works in Translation,” English teacher Julia Arce said, “and the whole point of that is...

Freshmen explore their identity through English projects

Freshmen explore their identity through English projects

Caroline Thompson, Reporter

October 3, 2017

The Freshman Class finished off its first quarter by presenting Identity Projects, an English I assignment in which the students explored their identity through a poem paired with a self-portrait. “I wanted both parts of the project to go together," freshman Grace Krumplitsch said. "My overarch...

Sophomore English classes attend performance of ‘black odyssey’

Sophomore English classes attend performance of ‘black odyssey’

Mary Perez, Senior Reporter

August 31, 2017

Sophomores will be attending "black odyssey" tonight at the California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda to start off their unit studying Shakespeare's work. "Black odyssey," written by playwright Marcus Gardley, follows the story of Ulysses Lincoln, a soldier trying to return home from war, who is presumed...

Former US Poet Laureate speaks to community

Former US Poet Laureate speaks to community

Claire Kosewic, Web Editor

May 10, 2017

The school community heard a two-time United States Poet Laureate share his thoughts on men who wear snoods, lanyards, Irish spiders, the British and breakfast at a special assembly and evening reading today. Poet Billy Collins, dubbed “the most popular poet in America,” visited campus, reading several of his poems at a daytime assembly, answering questions from S...

Community gathers for annual Kate Chopin award assembly

Community gathers for annual Kate Chopin award assembly

Cece Giarman, Reporter

February 10, 2017

Students and faculty gathered in the Chapel this morning for a special assembly to announce and honor the winners of the annual Kate Chopin Essay Contest. Sophomore Sydney Caba was named the all-school winner by outside judge Libby Brittain (’07). The English department began the contest more than 20 years ago ...

Student body engages in writing competition

Student body engages in writing competition

Anna Doggett, Reporter

January 11, 2017

The entire student body took part in the Kate Chopin writing contest today and yesterday, in which students are given a creative writing prompt to reflect and write an essay on. “[The competition] was started by two teachers who worked here named Ann Cromey and Charles Brady,” English teacher Julia Arce ...

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