The Broadview

State of the Union prompts reactions amongst students, faculty

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tears up a copy of President Trump's State of the Union address. President Trump delivered his address to both the Senate and the House of Representatives in the United State Capitol.

Tabitha Parent, Senior Reporter

February 5, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Students and faculty discussed their reactions throughout the school day to President Trump’s third State of the Union Address which he delivered last night to a joint session of Congress and a nationally televised audience.   “The State of the Union is constitutionally mandated ...

Students react to ongoing Impeachment trial

President Trump addresses a crowd with his fist pumping in passion at a rally while the trial continues. He was the third President to be impeached in the history of the United States.

Mackenna Moslander, Reporter

January 31, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE As the verdict of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump looms, Convent & Stuart Hall students are discussing the national news in their classrooms.  The trial in the Senate will determine whether or not Trump will be removed from his Position as President of the United...

Vulakh’s View: Let’s Discuss, Peacefully

Gabriella Vulakh, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2019

Family gatherings always include delicious foods, catching up with relatives and the part I dread most: enduring tense political conversations at the dinner table.  During family meals, my conservative grandfather loves to share his opinions about the impeachment, Fox News and the president. Within...

Agree to disagree

Agree to disagree

Grace Krumplitsch, Web Editor

November 12, 2019

Whether it be a lively discussion about foreign policy in my International Baccalaureate Global Politics class, a debate on climate change solutions in IB Environmental Systems and Societies, or a heated debate in the halls over the most recent White House scandal, members of the Convent community do not...

A voice for youth

Arianna Nassiri presents to the San Francisco Youth
Commission about voter pre-registration for those eligible to vote
on election day. Nassiri was sworn into the Youth Commission this
September with 17 other Bay Area youth, ages 12 to 23.

Cassie Eskicioglu, Senior Reporter

December 18, 2017

While weekly meetings at City Hall, evening conference calls, and completing community improvement projects seem like the tasks of a member of the Board of Supervisors, they are the duties of a sophomore on the San Francisco Youth Commission. “I’ve always known I wanted to go into politics an...

Exercising our Rights

Exercising our Rights

Claire Kosewic, Editor in Chief

September 28, 2017

“Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.” Ten words, written into the First Amendment to the Constitution by James Madison over 200 years ago, became the subject of controversy in recent weeks when the right-wing group Patriot Prayer attempted to host a rally in decidedly ...

Inauguration triggers school-wide response

Inauguration triggers school-wide response

Lisabelle Panossian and Claire Kosewic

January 20, 2017

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‘Celebrating Democracy’ shifts focus from presidential election

Head of School Rachel Simpson presents senior Caroline Salveson with a white rose, celebrating this election as the first time Salveson will vote. Seniors voting for the first time all received white roses, which were a symbol of the women's suffrage movement.

Claire Kosewic, Web Editor

November 7, 2016

Recognition of the democratic process’ importance, the exploration of voting rights throughout American history, and explanation of certain ballot measures were primary themes of today’s assembly, “Celebrating Democracy.” “I wanted to put something together that centered around student voice,...

Women take the political stage

Women take the political stage

India Thieriot, News Editor

October 31, 2016

“I’d love to meet the person who makes your pantsuits because for Halloween I wanted to go as a librarian from outer space,” host Zach Galifianakis said to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during his talk show “Between Two Ferns.” Although the program is labeled as satire, women in pol...

First current events club meeting held today

Librarian and Social Hour Club moderator Alyson Barrett-Ryan poses for a picture after a club meeting.  She met with club at lunch for its first meeting.

Emily Kanellos and Natalia Varni

October 25, 2016

Sophomores and juniors met in the Mother Williams Library at lunch for the inaugural meeting of the Social Hour Club, whose focus is current events discussion. The club plans to meet at least twice a month on Blue Tuesdays with the intention to help inform members of the community about the relevan...

Folding the Trump card

Folding the Trump card

Kendra Harvey, Managing Editor

March 14, 2016

Listening to a drama-filled fight full of snarky comebacks and insults, I forget I am not watching the latest episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” or girls fighting for “love” on “The Bachelor” — I am watching the potential future leaders of this country during a presidential debate. Political...

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