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Warren drops out of presidential race

Warren drops out of presidential race

Adele Fratesi, Reporter

March 6, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE As students and faculty arrived on campus, many phones buzzed with notifications following Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s announcement that she dropped out of the 2020 Presidential Election yesterday morning. “I’m disappointed for sure,” math teacher Sarah Cardenas said. “I voted...

My day at the polls

Tabitha Parent, Senior Reporter

March 4, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE While Convent students lay asleep in their beds and visions of TikTok videos danced in their heads, I woke up to the sound of my alarm clock screeching at me from across the room at the pleasant hour of 5 a.m. It was Super Tuesday and in less than an hour, I would be off in a small garag...

Vulakh’s View: Every vote counts

Gabriella Vulakh, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2020

The real presidential election takes place six weeks after the first Tuesday in November, when 538 presidential electors in Washington, D.C., cast their ballots.  In 48 states and the District of Columbia, the candidate who wins the popular vote receives all of the Electoral College votes for that sta...

Don’t stop on Election Day

Don’t stop on Election Day

Gray Timberlake and Gabriella Vulakh

November 11, 2019

While many adults voted in the 2019 elections last week, young people across the nation are finding other ways to participate in democracy even when they are not legally eligible to vote. Youth civic engagement can include pre-registering to vote, participating in hearings at City Hall, door knocking, phone ...

Student body partakes in community elections

Student body partakes in community elections

Charlotte Ehrlich, Reporter

May 3, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Students gathered in the Syufy Theatre to hear their classmates’ speeches for community representative positions for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. After the community representative speeches, grade levels split up to hear individual class representative speeches. Students could run...

C-ing Clearly: Make voting easier

C-ing Clearly: Make voting easier

Cece Giarman, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2018

Since registering to vote in June, I have been eager to join the U.S. democratic process, however, my enthusiasm decreased in September when I realized the voting experience I imagined of going to my local polling place and voting in person was unlikely, and that I would probably end up voting through ...

Vote smart, not partisan

Vote smart, not partisan

Josephine Rozzelle, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2018

As Democrats are gearing up to reclaim control of Congress and Republicans are looking keep their majority through the 2018 midterm elections, partisanship may lead to uninformed decisions in the voting booth. Every midterm election cycle, one party or the other uses the phrase “take back” as...

‘Celebrating Democracy’ shifts focus from presidential election

‘Celebrating Democracy’ shifts focus from presidential election

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,...

Juniors, seniors have opportunity to support upcoming election

Juniors, seniors have opportunity to support upcoming election

Claire Kosewic, Web Editor

August 26, 2016

A representative from the San Francisco Department of Elections spoke with juniors and seniors during class meetings today about an opportunity to work at polling places on Election Day. “To make the election run, we depend on our high school volunteers,” Election Clerk Clint Wolfrom said. “...

NHS president to be announced

NHS president to be announced

Liana Lum, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2015

Update: Catherine Heinen has been elected as NHS president. Results of the National Honors Society election for office positions will be released today after members voted for candidates during lunch, determining leadership for the academic and volunteer centered club. Seniors Serafina Cinti an...

Young voters encouraged to register to vote

Young voters encouraged to register to vote

May 1, 2015

Young adults 18 to 29 represent over 21 percent of the eligible voting population nationwide, yet young adults did not make up that proportion of voters with only 13 percent of the votes in the 2014 election. “The gap between the youth population and the proportion of young people in the electorate ...

Voting is a right, obligation of citizens

October 31, 2008

Lauren Jung Editor-in-Chief While watching random videos on Youtube, I came across a "Declare Yourself" ad in which a number of Hollywood personalities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Degeneres spent the first full minute telling me, "Don't vote." The real message doesn’t come across until a full...

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