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Freshmen campaign for student council

Freshman Anoushka Dadlani delivers her speech to the Freshmen class. All speeches were delivered during a class meeting in the Mother Williams Library.

Mackenna Moslander, Reporter

November 18, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE The Freshman Class gathered in the Mother Williams Library to listen to speeches written by the students running for the position of freshman student council representative.  “The whole grade joined together in the library to hear speeches,” Ninth Grade Chair Sharanya Naik said....

Freshmen plan service project, involve class in volunteering

Freshman Shelby Low hands out a lunch to someone living on the streets of the Pol Gulch district in San Francisco. The freshman class made and passed out lunches for their Freshmen Signature Service Project.

Madeline Thiara and Olivia Rounsaville

April 12, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Freshmen gathered in the Columbus Room at Stuart Hall for their Freshmen Signature Service Project. Service Learning Director Ray O’Connor assigned Students in Action members from each grade to lead a coed class service project. SIA members Elise Vulakh, Amelia Abernethy, Mackenna ...

Freshmen art class paints their spirit animals

Freshman Madeline Drda paints a giraffe for her spirit animal art project. The class used the project as a way to practice color theory.

Olivia Rounsaville, Reporter

March 19, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Freshmen in Art Foundations I paint animals that represent their personality to practice color theory. “One of the nice things about art is that students can play around with identity and discover more about themselves,” art teacher Malisa Suchanya said. “Instead of doing s...

Freshmen act out famous Shakespeare scene

Freshman Livi Webb-Purkis, in the role of Casca, stabs Caesar acted by Alina Kushner in the scene’s finale. The project provided the class time to practice their acting and directing skills.

Olivia Rounsaville, Reporter

February 11, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE As part of the Freshman English class’ unit on Shakespeare, students acted out Act 3 Scene 1 from Julius Caesar today. “Acting allows for a deeper interpretation of the characters and their motivations,” English teacher Mark Botti said. The class first discussed the writing, then split ...

Freshmen study world religions

Freshmen Jennifer Surjadi reflects on what she found most interesting about Confucianism and Taoism in class today. The period often ends with reflection in order for students to show off what they learned during the class.

Olivia Rounsaville, Reporter

January 31, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Freshmen began a unit on Confucianism and Taoism this week in their World Religions class. They have also been studying Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism this semester. “I think that in a world that is diverse and where people’s religions are huge parts of their identity, knowing a...

Freshmen take part in ongoing Shakespeare competition

English teacher Mark Botti announces the scores for the Shakespeare Reference Competition. Class periods A and F are competing against C and G for the prize of a party thrown in their honor.

Madeline Thiara, Reporter

January 29, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Freshmen are participating in an annual Shakespeare Reference Competition moderated by English teacher Mark Botti in which they accumulate points finding modern-day Shakespeare references to share with the class. “Since we are reading Shakespeare in class, I feel like this competition can ...

Theology project educates students on indigenous cultures

Freshman Livi Webb-Purkis works on her indigenous culture presentation in Google Slides. Webb-Purkis is doing her project on the Kulung culture of Nepal.

Madeline Thiara, Reporter

November 29, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE Freshmen in the Question of Religion & Society class are working on a project meant to educate them on indigenous cultures and various native tribes around the world. “I think knowing about overlooked people is very important to our learning,” theology teacher Kate McMichael ...

Freshmen are given off-campus lunch privilege

ORDER UP Freshmen Paige Retajczyk and Nina Guttierez wait in line to order at Starbucks. The Fillmore Street Starbucks is a popular lunch spot among Convent students.

Grace Krumplitsch, Reporter

October 25, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE After completing the first quarter of the school year, freshmen are now allowed off-campus lunch. “It is a really exciting next chapter for them,” Freshmen Grade Chair Allyson Maebert said. “They have spent the last few months getting to know each other in a cohort, and they h...

Freshmen lead new philosophy club

The Philosophy Club meets for their weekly Monday discussion. The club is currently only freshmen but is open to accepting students from any grade level.

Adele Bonomi, Assistant Web Editor

March 26, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE The Philosophy Club, made entirely of freshmen, met today at lunch in room 207 for their weekly discussion on moral decisions and how they affect world communities. “We created this club so that we could talk about thought-provoking ideas,” freshman and co-founder of the club Audrey...

Freshmen begin week of bonding

Freshmen gather during lunch in small groups to discuss the Goals & Criteria. In the past, freshmen participated in CORE, a class which focused on bonding as class once a month instead of one straight week.

Cassie Eskicioglu, Senior Reporter

January 16, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE Freshmen from Convent and Stuart Hall will join together throughout the week to focus on personal growth, building community, service and reflection as a full grade. “It runs a parallel program to Costa Rica, like a Costa Rica prep,” school counselor Annie Egan said. “They are not riding horses, but they are joined by their fu...

High school and elementary students pair in robotics project

Robotics teacher Chris Person-Rennell helps fourth grade students to assemble parts of their simple circuits. Freshmen and sophomores were also in the classroom to assist the elementary students.

Caroline Thompson, Reporter

January 11, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE Underclassmen taking the robotics elective spent their last class periods helping fourth graders from Convent Elementary build simple circuits in the Sparks Studio. “Helping the fourth-grade girls has been really fun,” sophomore Arlena Jackson said. “It’s nice to help other pe...

Freshmen explore their identity through English projects

Freshman Lola Morrell listens to Grace Krumplitsch present her self-portrait to her G Period English I class. Many students opted to draw their self-portraits but others made 3-D designs like Krumplitsch's cube.

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...

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