The Broadview

Looking globally: Don’t let the smoke blind you

Charlotte Ehrlich, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2020

It’s one thing to sit in your room in September of your senior year seeing your friends and teachers through your computer screen — we’ve gotten used to that now. But it’s another to glance outside your window to find a dark orange sky looming over your normally foggy city.  Even with chok...

Visiting with VR

Senior Ella Holiday does YouVisit for the University of California Santa Barbara. YouVisits showed students a 360 view of campus life, with interactive panoramic photos and videos.

Mackenna Moslander and Tala El Qadah

September 24, 2020

While college tours no longer include strolls around the campus and in-person discussions with student ambassadors, prospective students and parents to consider schools virtually. With over 5,000 universities in the United States and countless internationally, not every potential student can visit ...

The show must go on

Freshman Anisha Hu searches for cottage backgrounds for one of the online backdrops for the Fall Play. Crew members were partnered with an actor to design their virtual set.

Alina Kushner, Senior Reporter

September 24, 2020

The fall play will address climate change and environmental issues through a set of monologues and with specially-built virtual sets.  The drama program is partnering with environment groups such as the Marine Mammal Center and Wildcare to further educate and enhance student performances, according to Theater Programs Director Mar...

Watch out Earth, holidays are coming

Watch out Earth, holidays are coming

Gray Timberlake, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2019

While giving gifts is on almost everyone’s mind this time of year, the environmental impact of waste over the holidays often gets neglected. Americans throw away 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and New Years than they do any other time of the year, and an extra 3.5 metric tons of carbon dio...

Art students reflect on interconnectivity

Sophomore Haya Jadallah creates a domino out of clay for her project that represents the domino effect of the contamination of the ocean. This Art Foundation II project pushes students to reflect the environment around them in their work.

Madeline Thiara, Senior Reporter

November 4, 2019

Art Foundation II students are working on a project titled “The Line that Binds Us” as their first project of the year that involves the use of materials rather than research. The project is based on the theme of interconnectivity, where students are displaying how they are connected to their env...

Individual impact matters

Everyone has a carbon footprint. Calculating your individual carbon footprint allows you to take steps to decrease it.

Gabriella Vulakh, Editor-in-Chief

October 7, 2019

The Global Climate Strikes two weeks ago helped many individuals realize that they can participate in promoting environmental issues at the local level and individually take action to reduce their carbon footprint. "Everything that we do has an impact on the ecosystem in ways we can't even imagine,”...

Project Green Challenge offered to community

Students talk to campus representative Zoë Hinks about the Project Green Challenge. The challenge runs in the month of October and includes various eco-friendly challenges and prizes.

Alina Kushner, Reporter

September 26, 2019

Convent students had the opportunity to sign up for the Project Green Challenge today during Collaboration and lunch as a way to help the environment.  Participants in the project in the project receive daily emails between Oct. 1 and Oct. 30 and receive their challenges and tasks for the day, acco...

Biodegradable signs created, hung for Earth Day

Freshman Finley Simon looks up at the biodegradable sign with a fish stuck in a bottle on Broadway and Fillmore Streets. PATHWATER campaign distributed five thousand of these signs throughout San Francisco, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica to raise awareness about the amount of plastic in the ocean.

Madeline Thiara, Reporter

April 27, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Biodegradable signs illustrated with fish stuck in single-use plastic bottles are hanging in front of the Flood Mansion and on the corner of Broadway and Fillmore Streets in celebration of  Earth Day. Five thousand signs were distributed throughout San Francisco, Venice Beach, and Sant...

Fashion industry goes green

Fashion industry goes green

Caroline Thompson, Senior Reporter

September 27, 2018

The fashion industry is the third most polluting industry and one of the largest water consumers in the world, but some companies are joining the “eco-fashion” movement, implementing policies to reduce their footprint on the environment. Brands that are certified sustainable and ethical, features prod...

Zero waste, zero change

Zero waste, zero change

Editorial Board

February 9, 2018

San Francisco had a diversion rate of 52 percent as of 2001, with over half of the waste generated was either recycled or composted, according to the San Francisco Department of the Environment. Former Mayor Ed Lee announced in 2012 that San Francisco had achieved a diversion rate of 80 percent, the...

Convent and San Francisco strive to be more eco-friendly

Theology teacher Paul Pryor Lorentz leads espacio by talking about how to help the environment.

Laura Mogannam and Olivia Mohun

October 21, 2016

Students learned about San Francisco’s goal to become a greener city and have zero waste during espacio at today’s assembly. Paul Pryor Lorentz, theology teacher and one of Convent’s environmental ambassadors, presented a video highlighting the management of trash in San Francisco. “I...

Microbeads cause wave of macro effects

Microbeads cause wave of macro effects

Julia-Rose Kibben, Design Editor

November 5, 2015

Neon-colored beads have become a part of many daily hygiene routines and may even make face wash bottles more appealing, but the microplastic polyethylene pearl-like beads, used as an exfoliator in many over-the-counter facial cleansers, are killing marine life. “I’m ashamed to say that I used to use a...

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