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Voter representation under consideration

With a new election season, the road to the White House becomes increasingly confusing for youth attempting to navigate this complex year. Cartoon by Art Editor Marisa Donovan.
As candidates race to 270, some question Electoral College
September 24, 2020

In the five instances in United States history in which the candidate who won the presidency gained the majority of electoral votes needed to win despite failing to gain the majority of the popular vote,...

We may never understand, but united we stand

We may never understand, but united we stand
Now is the time for action against systemic oppression
June 2, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE A flood of virtual and real-life protests have surfaced in the days since the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin...

Warren drops out of presidential race

Elizabeth Warren addresses a crowd of supporters at a town hall at Fisher Elementary School in Marshalltown, Iowa. Warren visited multiple states over the course of her 2020 election campaign.
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...

My day at the polls

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...

Vulakh’s View: Every vote counts

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,...

Don’t stop on Election Day

Don't stop on Election Day
Democratic participation is more than voting
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...

Student body partakes in community elections

Sophomore Saron Asfaw delivers her speech for junior class representative for the next school year. Voting will take place on Monday.
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...

C-ing Clearly: Make voting easier

C-ing Clearly: Make voting easier
Weekdays encourage low turnout
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...

Vote smart, not partisan

Josephine Rozzelle
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...

‘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.
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,...

Juniors, seniors have opportunity to support upcoming election

Election Clerk Clinton Wolfrom speaks with the senior class about working at the polls. Students who choose to participate can be paid up to $142 for their time.
High schoolers can work at polling places on Election Day, allowing them to learn about process, civic responsibility.
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...

NHS president to be announced

NHS president to be announced
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,...

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