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Lack of interaction, clashing values partially responsible for decline in young religious sisters

Madeleine Ainslie/The Broadview

December 12, 2014

Young women discussing their futures often talk of balancing a family and career in law or computer programming, but rarely include the possibility of religious life as a future. While many young women dismiss religious life, some embrace it — both despite and because of its countercultural nature. “...

‘Natural’ products can mislead consumers

'Natural' products can mislead consumers

October 31, 2014

Bags of snack foods like Lay’s Potato Chips, Cheetos and Tostitos boasting the words “all natural” in bold letters fill the grocery store snack aisles, but consumers looking for a healthy nosh might be better served in the produce section. “Hundreds of articles in the grocery store will say ‘natural ingredients’ or ‘100 percent natural’ or...

Advanced placement classes offer trips which supplement curriclum

The AP Art History class observes and analyzes the Penitent Magdalen by Georges de la Tour at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art. The class traveled down to Los Angeles to visit six museums before taking the AP test.

October 31, 2014

Madeleine Ainslie Managing Editor While AP classes are notorious for teaching to the test, Convent teachers find ways to incorporate both day and overnight trips to augment classes and enrich the set curriculum. “We took stats on the game for statistics and applied it to a project,” AP...

Selfies change teenage culture

Freshmen Fiona Mittelstaedt and Eden Schade take a selfie in the cortile.

October 3, 2014

The selfie epidemic, the incessant snapping of self portraits, has invaded the lives of teenagers, largely changing how girls digitally express themselves. “Selfies are sort of a secularized version of the self portrait,” art history teacher Sonia Evers, who has a Ph.D. in the discipline, said. “Self portrai...

Universities scrutinized for sexual assault policies

Rachel Fung/The Broadview

May 27, 2014

The day the federal government released a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for failing to respond to sexual assault on campus coincided with the deadline for seniors to formally accept offers of admissions from colleges and put down deposits, surprising many new enrollees that thei...

Senior Tea kicks off commencement season

Seniors holding fuchsia gerberas greet their guests. The Class of 2014 greeted approximately 450 guests in a receiving line during Senior Tea this afternoon.

May 1, 2014

Faculty, staff, parents and friends made their way down the receiving line of 37 seniors, shaking gloved hands during Senior Tea this afternoon. The long-standing tradition kicks off graduation season that culminates on June 7 with Commencement. “I like it because it’s such an old tradition,” Fiona Gia...

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