The Broadview

Zooming towards a certain doom

Virtual learning settings take a toll on students' mental and physical health. Cartoon art by Kate Loomans.

Tabitha Parent, Managing Editor

September 24, 2020

Most teenagers who find themselves a little too attached to their phone or computer, or even ones who just thoroughly enjoy the company of their family’s TV, have heard some variation of these sentences from the guardians in their lives:  “You’re on social media too much. You watch Netflix too...

Social isolation takes a toll on mental health

Amelia Froyd-Kamrath and Elise Vulakh

September 24, 2020

There were no excited voices filling Flood Mansion to start the year. Students instead began the year with an unenthusiastic click of a Zoom link and waited for class to begin. With the City and County of San Francisco's decision to keep high schools closed until at least November, classes remain on...

Netflix documentary prompts reflection on social media

Like many teenagers, junior Lily Peta uses her iPad as a means of accessing social media. Netflix just released an new documentary,

Darcy Jubb, Senior Reporter

September 23, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE As Netflix releases a documentary questioning the intentions of social media companies, students are reflecting on how social media affects their lives.   "The Social Dilemma" focuses on exposing the overwhelming prevalence of social media in our daily lives, according to junior Lil...

Hobbies help ease anxiety amidst pandemic

Hobbies help ease anxiety amidst pandemic

Kassie DeJean, Reporter

April 27, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE The current statewide shelter-in-place order has some teens experiencing loneliness or anxiousness, but they can combat these emotions by connecting with friends or trying new things. “To cope with all the social distancing I downloaded the app Calm and have been working with breath...

Coping mechanisms relieve stress

Coping mechanisms relieve stress

Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter

April 23, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Amidst the shelter in place order which instructs people to socially distance themselves, a new online learning system, and other life changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students may find themselves more stressed than usual which can have significant effects on the body. “Everyone has their own experiences with stress, and everyone handles stre...

Wellness club brings finals goodies

Laurie Pomeranz, the teacher advisor of Knight Light, hands junior Sofia Telfer a hot chocolate before A Period finals. The Knight Light club provided beverages and snacks for students on the Pine-Octavia campus to ease stress before finals.

Mason Cooney, Copy Editor

December 17, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE An abundance of Lucky Charms, muffins and hot chocolate greeted students who walked onto the Pine-Octavia Campus this morning for their A Period finals. “I got hot chocolate before my Ethics final,” junior Sofia Telfer said. “I had been feeling a little under the weather so a war...

Study over sleep

Josephine Rozzelle

Josephine Rozzelle, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2018

The National Sleep Foundation recommends that teenagers aged 14 to 17 years old get eight to 10 hours hours of sleep every night. Last night, I got four. In fact, for the past week, I’ve averaged about four to five hours of sleep each night. My lack of sleep isn’t entirely due to homework or...

New app to promote wellness

New app to promote wellness

Josephine Rozzelle, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2018

With the goal of bringing awareness to mental health, Convent & Stuart Hall has paired up with three developers to create and develop an app to help teens manage and maintain their mental wellness. The Atlas team — made up of co-founders Max Savage, Justin Lai and Dipa Halder — and Convent ...

A girl’s best friend

Juniors Elizabeth O'Boyle and Camilla Sigmund take a break between exams during Dec. 2017 Finals Week to sit and watch the petting zoo. Students were invited to interact with the animals as a way of relieving stress during lunch.

Mason Cooney, Assistant Features Editor

March 22, 2018

Wrapped up in homework, tests and college preparations, students can carry an overwhelming amount of stress, overlooking their health and wellness, but a furry, eager-eyed companion may provide the quick reset students need. Forty schools in New York have implemented the Department of Education’s ...

TOK allows space for gun discussion

Junior Kiki Apple shares her opinion on the Second Amendment during her Theory of Knowledge class. The class postponed the lesson plan to discuss their perspectives on issues arising from recent school shootings.

Mason Cooney, Features Editor

March 5, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE In light of the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, juniors discussed their opinions about gun violence in their Theory of Knowledge class this morning. “The ability to have discussions is really important,” Theory of Knowledge teacher...

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