The Roundtable

Chemistry teacher receives Conroy Award

By Anson Gordon-Creed, Senior Reporter

March 5, 2018

Some go to France for romance, others for art, but science teacher Shannon Halkyard is going for chemistry on money granted to him by the school. “My proposal was to spend time in France,” Halkyard said. “France had a big role in the development of modern chemistry. We’ve studied the theories and laws of many French chemists in high school, and I hope this trip will provide my class with some n...

Seniors relax during free time in class. With college applications completed, seniors have more free time.

“Senioritis” decends on Pine & Octavia campus

February 8, 2018

As the majority of college deadlines having passed, the Class of 2018 is facing the potential challenge of “senioritis,” the phenomenon of declining motivation and performance that...

Track and field is off and running

By Sartaj Rajpal, Reporter

February 8, 2018

With three section championships, two consecutive conference championships and five league titles all coming in the last six years, track and field is set to have another successful season, with many of the athletes returning. “We didn’t lose that many seniors, so I’m not concerned about that,” said head coach Michael Buckley. The team agrees they have what it takes to do well again this...

Senior finds passion in the pizza oven

Senior finds passion in the pizza oven

December 14, 2017

A senior has created an innovative catering company that is turning his passion for cooking into a way of making cash. J&J’s Pizza Company, run by Jonny Forman and his...

Owen's Opinion

Owen’s Opinion

November 2, 2017

After months of speculation and suspense, the first round of indictments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation were handed down, confirming what I had suspected all...

Sophomore skater finds success on the ice

By Owen Murray, Senior Reporter

November 2, 2017

For nationally-ranked figure skater Dinh Tran ’20, the skating rink epitomizes competition, athleticism and dedication. Tran, who competes in events all across the world, has been skating during his free time for the majority of his life. “I started skating when I was 4 years old,” Tran said. “I actually don’t know why I started skating. I was invited by a few friends, and I guess I...

Wildfires serve as wake up call

Wildfires serve as wake up call

November 2, 2017

Recent catastrophic events in the counties of the northern Bay Area should prompt the Convent & Stuart Hall community to realize that good fortune isn’t to be taken for granted....

Phoenix Aquino-Thomas ’18 plays with a student during his lunch break as a part of the service requirement for his theology class. Students engage in service at sites all around the city.

Learning outside the classroom

November 2, 2017

Though seniors enrolled in the Justice: Theory and Society class have completed their compulsory 75 hours of service, Theology & Spirituality Director Raymond O’Connor’s...

Freddy Kiaie ’18 (near) hugs Jack Honeyman ’19 following the Knights 4-0 loss to Urban last Friday at Beach Chalet. The Knights finished the regular season with a record of 9-2-3.

So close, yet so far

November 2, 2017

After one of the most successful soccer seasons in Stuart Hall’s history, the Knights bid for the BCL West Championship ended in consolatory embraces. In front of hundreds of fans...

Year 1 International Baccalaureate students work on physics problems on the whiteboard. Year 1 IB Physics is being taught on both the Broadway and the Pine-Octavia Campus, although all sections are coed.

Schools take on additional year of IB Programme

September 28, 2017

With two years of the International Baccalaureate Programme being offered at Convent & Stuart Hall for the first time, faculty and students are adjusting to the implementation...

New head of athletics & P.E. pursues projects

By Nicholas Hom, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2017

New Head of Athletics & Physical Education Anthony Thomas has promised several changes for the athletic department, some of which, will not be seen by outgoing seniors. Thomas’s position is a symbol of the ongoing shift from the four-independent-school model to the aligned-four-division model. "I am looking to establish a philosophy that will cross all divisions," Thomas said. "We will...

The Stigma of Sadness

By Editorial Staff, The Roundtable

September 28, 2017

A student’s growth from freshman year to senior year is not linear. There are times of triumph and success, times of struggle and disappointment, but we must work to continue forward when feelings of hopelessness arise. The common stereotype surrounding boys is that they are meant to be emotionless beings, never crying or being seen as weak. But there are times during life where feelings of hopelessness...