The Broadview

Sophomores work on final projects

 Sophomore Skylar Goldberg works with theology teacher Bryan Lorentz on her final project. Students were assigned to create a short podcast with a reading and interpretation of different scriptures.

Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter

December 12, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE On the last day of regular classes before next week’s final exams, sophomores in Bryan Lorentz’s theology class work on their "Lectio Divina" project.  The term “Lectio Divina” means “divine reading” in Latin and is the term for the monastic practice of guided meditation in the Ca...

Sophomores learn about overcoming personal obstacles

Bryan Lorentz sings

Olivia Rounsaville, Senior Reporter

August 27, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE In an exercise related to the theme of “Wisdom and Knowledge,” sophomores in the G Period Sacred Texts class discussed personal struggles and overcoming hard times in their lives. “I learned that everyone is going through their own struggles,” sophomore Mia Sassi said. “We...

Ethics and Morality students craft TED talks

Sophomore Amy Phipps reads the TED Speaker Guide in order to structure her speech. The class will present their talks next Wednesday during the final period.

Charlotte Ehrlich, Reporter

May 22, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Sophomores in Ethics and Morality created five minute TED talks pertaining to ethical issues of their choosing. The talks are based on a month-long discussion on moral issues including euthanasia, abortion and psychological experiments. “The ethics project has taught me how to build and create a persuasive speech through top...

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...

Seniors serve community

Senior Molly Brown tutors a student at the Spring Valley Science Academy during her B Period Social Awareness & Action class. Students volunteered at organizations of their choosing and completed written reflections on their experience for the class.

Gabriella Vulakh, Web Editor

December 18, 2018

Instead of sitting in a classroom during B Period on Red Days, senior Jessica Louie leads routine stretches and reviews vowels and numbers in the memory care unit for residents diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia Louie says that after physical and mental exercises, she either dances with resid...

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 ...

Sophomore Class learns QiGong

Theology teacher Katherine McMichael leads her sophomores through a QiGong movement. The practice focused on taking energy from the five elements on Earth, and is said to allow energy to flow through the body.

Caroline Thompson, Reporter

December 6, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE Sophomores spent their World Religions class practicing QiGong, an Eastern self-healing practice, to wrap up their unit on Taoism.  “This practice helped me understand the unit because it let me experience a part of Taoism,” sophomore Annabelle Applegarth said. “It was helpf...

Theology classes meditate with mandalas

Sophomore Elsa Hagstrom draws a mandala during her World Religions class. Students learned about Buddhism and the use of art meditation prior to the mandala drawing class.

Gabriella Vulakh, Reporter

November 6, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE Sophomore students drew mandalas inspired by Tibetan Buddhism as part of their World Religions theology class’ unit on Buddhism. “Mandalas are a key part of the spiritual technology of Tibetan Buddhism,” theology teacher Kate McMichael said. “Mandalas express the center of the un...

Recent shooting prompts class discussions

Juniors Amelia Estes and Molly Brown watch an interview between Charlton Heston and Michael Moore in “Bowling for Columbine.” Heston was the president of the National Rifle Association from 1998-2003.

Mary Perez, Senior Reporter

October 6, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE In recognition of the recent Las Vegas shooting, a junior Ethics class, taught by Paul Pryor Lorentz, watched the documentary "Bowling for Columbine" and discussed their opinions on gun control. "'Bowling for Columbine' is something I’ve shown the past few years I’ve been teaching here,” ...

Exhibitions to animal shelter: seniors engage in greater community action

Emily Kanellos & Laura Mogannam, Reporters

January 5, 2017

Seniors are finding themselves in activities as varied as attending live performances and exploring the many facets of the Bay Area as part of a theology community engagement project. Theology teacher Rachel Bundang requires her Justice: Theory and Society students to attend a community event once a semester and reflect on the experience as a part of the class’ social justic...

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