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Think before you buy

Think before you buy

Editorial Board

March 16, 2016

You see a $10 shirt in the window and think “What a steal,” not stopping to consider how it can be so cheap, or buy a chocolate bar, inexpensive enough to be purchased with your spare change. We have all found ourselves at the check-out counter, submitting to the lure of a well-advertised product...

Chewing on food for thought

Chewing on food for thought

Kristina Cary, Managing Editor

March 16, 2016

Although teens may try to maximize their performance in school by getting an adequate amount of sleep and reviewing class notes, they might not know that their diet can also be crucial to academic success, affecting how their brain functions. “Everything that we put into our body affects the function ...

Getting blunt about marijuana: Preventing higher risks

Liana Lum | The Broadview

Julia-Rose Kibben and Liana Lum

March 15, 2016

The legalization of medical marijuana in California has lead to increased access to dispensary-distributed cannabis products, and authorities have begun questioning teens’ intentions for buying this drug for medicinal purposes. Patients with health conditions such as cancer, chronic pain, muscle spasms, se...

What on Earth are we doing?

What on Earth are we doing?

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2016

From Pope Francis’ urge to protect our Earth in “Laudato Si” to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar acceptance speech about climate change, global warming is garnering increasing attention from public figures. Scientists have warned of climate change and its consequences for years, including a rise in...

Teacher-turned-nurse provides international aid working with Doctors Without Borders

Former French and drama teacher Miriam Czech, who currently works with Doctors Without Borders, takes a photo with her health promotion team in Monrovia, Liberia. Czech has worked as a nurse, translator and radio operator for the organization.

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2016

From aiding in trauma care in Yemen to managing Ebola response in Liberia, a former French and drama teacher is pursuing humanitarian work abroad for Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders, an international non-governmental organization focusing on medical emergencies. Miriam Czech,...

Ash Wednesday chapel addresses sacrifice, otherness

Sophomore Lucia Escalza receives ashes on her forehead from senior Maxine Hanley. The Ash Wednesday chapel included scripture reading and student testimonials.

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2016

Voices chanting “hold us in your mercy” reverberated around the Chapel today during the Ash Wednesday Service. The service, which did not occur last year due to overlap with Winter Break, included biblical readings and a student testimonial from each grade about the meaning of Lent. “I ...

Athletes must take risks at the expense of injury

Athletes must take risks at the expense of injury

Alyssa Alvarez, Sports Editor

February 5, 2016

Pop. It's the sound that athletes fear every time they step on the field or court. We have heard so many stories about athletes like Derrick Rose and Tom Brady tearing an Anterior Cruciate Ligament and being taken away from the sport they love for surgery and months of rehabilitation. ...

Senior athlete takes last shot

Senior Alex Farrán lines up for a free throw as the team is prepares for University HIgh School on Friday night.

India Thieriot, Assistant Copy Editor

February 4, 2016

As the pre-game music thumps, senior Alex Farrán wraps up warm-up shooting drills, and leads the basketball squad into an intimate huddle where she wishes her teammates luck before taking her place on the court as the starting buzzer goes off. Farrán has been playing varsity all four years, having...

Racial insensitivity triggers community discussion

Racial insensitivity triggers community discussion

Editorial Board

February 4, 2016

As Black History Month begins, it can be easy to say there has been significant progress for African American rights since the 1940s civil rights movements, but even in 2016, racism is still a problem. Approximately 100 high schoolers from predominantly Catholic Bay Area high schools attended a "wigger"-...

Protecting privacy online

Protecting privacy online

Lisabelle Panossian, Web Editor

February 4, 2016

Technology users routinely agree to a website’s or app’s terms and conditions, but they may never figure out that their agreement is anything but “no strings attached.” “Apps provide great conveniences,” Internet and privacy lawyer Anne McKenna said, “but we often unwittingly consent to...

Exploratorium exhibits hands-on fun

A father-daughter duo at the Exploratorium inspects a steam machine that functions as a study on atmosphere in the front gallery.

Julia-Rose Kibben, Design Editor

February 4, 2016

Having not visited the Exploratorium since the age of 7, I decided to return, visiting for the first time at its 3-year-old Pier 15 location, right down the walkway from the lively Ferry Building farmer’s market. Ten years later, it does not disappoint. During the 2013 move from the Palace of Fine ...

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