The Roundtable

As an increasing number of colleges go test-optional for the 2020 admissions cycle due to test day cancellations because of COVID-19, students must decide whether or not taking standardized tests will help their applications. Some universities said they will adopt test-optional policies permanently, while others say they will require tests again once the pandemic has ended.

Colleges change testing policies

September 24, 2020

Many universities across the United States and around the world have altered their requirements for standardized testing in college applications due to unequal access to testing...

Presidential debates to take place  Sept. 29, Oct. 15, 22

Presidential debates to take place Sept. 29, Oct. 15, 22

September 24, 2020

The Presidential debates are scheduled to take place on Sept. 29 and Oct. 15, 22 despite a request by the Trump campaign to change the moderators and dates of the debates to take into...

Leaders build community virtually

By Henry Murray, Sports Editor

September 24, 2020

With classes continuing virtually due to the current closure of high schools by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, student government is working to build community during times of separation by leading the first all-school virtual social event on Aug. 28. “Our goal was to create a platform for our student body to have fun,” Vice President Noah Cross said about the “Community Reunite” event. “We especially wanted the freshmen to get to kno...

Officials divided over mail-in voting

Officials divided over mail-in voting

September 24, 2020

While President Donald Trump continues to raise the idea of voter fraud through mail voting, Gov. Gavin Newsom is making sure all registered voters receive ballots in the mail for the 202...

An orange sky and darkness hover around the buildings of the Broadway Campus during the morning of Sept. 9. Smoke from fires burning across California combined with Bay Area fog, forming a dark, orange sky and forcing many students and faculty to keep their lights on during the day.

State wildfires cause community concern

September 9, 2020

  As the Bay Area experiences an orange sky obscured by smoke from fires burning across California, Convent & Stuart Hall students say they feel concerned for victims of...

This graphic groups counties into four tiers based on the number of cases and testing positivity rate, with San Francisco being in the “Substantial” tier with 9.8 new cases per 100 thousand people and a 3.4% COVID-19 testing positivity rate. California implemented the plan on Aug. 31 and will review data weekly.

California adopts new plan for reopening

September 4, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom disclosed new guidelines for loosening COVID-19 restrictions in California on Aug. 28, which includes the conditional reopening of schools provided they meet ...

Seniors Halsey Williamson, Raphi Laluyaux, Tabitha Parent, Audrey Gaddis, Eon Kounalakis, Harriet Ritchie and Kate Baker prepare to march from Mission Dolores Park to the Mission Police Station at a Black Lives Matter protest on June 3. A group of students from Mission High School organized the protest of thousands, demonstrating the substantial involvement of young people in the movement.

Community examines racism amid protests

August 26, 2020

  The rekindling of the Black Lives Matter movement, sparked by the death of George Floyd in late May, has some students engaging directly in the movement beyond the ...

Morningstar First Floor awaits final approval

By Henry Murray, Social Media Editor

August 26, 2020

After 13 months of renovation, including several months of set-backs, the fully completed Morningstar First Floor, formerly known as the Columbus Room, is awaiting the final sign off from the city department of inspections before the community can finally use the space again shortly after returning to campus. The renovation has drastically changed the previously open layout into a room with multipl...

Educators tackle promoting civil discourse

By Nik Chupkin, Web Editor

May 21, 2020

In a time of an increasingly polarized electorate, many teachers are taking on the challenge of presenting multiple viewpoints and promoting reasoned political discourse. “I’m always asking the kids to doubt,” history teacher Karen Fry said, “not only what they’re reading, but to doubt what I’m saying and come up with their own opinions and arguments.” Some students say they c...

As the school year comes to an end virtually, seniors say they wonder if they will be able to attend college physically. Some universities have already made plans to continue large classes online, while others are formulating possible responses to a second wave of COVID-19.

Seniors uncertain about fall semester

May 21, 2020

As the school year approaches its end amid COVID-19 shelter-in-place-orders, Stuart Hall administrators are attempting to carry out senior traditions while maintaining social dist...

Junior Vincent Behnke reads Lyndon B. Johnson's autobiography. San Francisco's shelter-in-place order gave students time to delve into various hobbies.

Students engage in activities during shelter-in-place

April 8, 2020

With Convent & Stuart Hall closing school campuses to students through at least May 3 after the San Francisco Health Department issued an order to shelter in place due to the ...

Coach makes workout videos during athletics suspension

Coach makes workout videos during athletics suspension

March 12, 2020

With school sports and competitions suspended through March 22, Barclay Spring, athletics, strength and conditioning coach, is sending daily videos to all students with workouts t...