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...

Teens need to start socializing cautiously

Teens need to start socializing cautiously

September 24, 2020

The current strict social isolation that San Francisco mandates of closing schools and restricting group gatherings could pose significant risks to teenagers' mental health, some of which could be dangero...

Athletics, strength and conditioning coach Barclay Spring hosts an upper body workout via Zoom on Sept. 18. The Athletics Department began organizing a variety of daily workouts and sport-specific team meetings after the North Coast Section postponed Fall sports until Dec. 14.

Pandemic changes college recruitment for current, possibly future years

September 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a variety of new factors that will affect the recruitment of high school athletes, causing uncertainty about continuing sports at the collegiate...

NBA must focus on players’ mental well-being

By Henry Murray, Sports Editor

September 24, 2020

As the NBA heads toward the end of the season in its closed-off “bubble” style of competition, dialogue about athletes’ mental health is a conversation that the league continues to push to the side. While the league’s commissioner Adam Silver implemented the bubble strategy as the best means of mitigating COVID-19 cases amongst players, coaches and press, the severe closed contact nature of t...

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 ...

Year begins with remote learning

Year begins with remote learning

August 26, 2020

Stuart Hall High School has begun the 2020-2021 school year remotely, implementing a new schedule to reduce person-to-person contact if the county permits in-person learning on...

Senior Vasco Travis holds a plank in his backyard during the summer in preparation for football. Although fall sports were postponed until January, athletes are staying in shape by either working out by themselves or following an Athletics Department program.

Fall sports to begin in winter

August 26, 2020

The California Interscholastic Federation has modified the 2020-21 athletics calendar and pushed back dates for sectional, regional and state championships until March at the e...

COVID-19 related mental health issues need to be addressed

By Owen Murray, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2020

Legislation may require the public to protect itself from COVID-19 with masks in public spaces, but teens are unprepared for a more pervading medical threat: mental health problems. Up to 30% of high schoolers suffer from depression regularly, according to the Davenee Foundation. Recent COVID-19 lockdowns have caused 56% of Americans to experience new mental health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation r...

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...

Senior athlete Dinh Tran performs in the 2020 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships where he took eighth place. Tran’s performance was live-streamed to the community in the Columbus Room in 2019, when he took second place in the U.S. Junior Championships.

Senior athlete trains for Olympics

May 21, 2020

Regardless of whether or not he has access to a rink, U.S. men’s figure skater Dinh Tran is continuing to train in hopes of competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics. In order to stay...

Junior Noah Cross jump ropes as part of his daily workout routine. With athletics canceled and gyms closed, many students began exercising at home to maintain their physical health.

Athletes engage with sports during social isolation

May 21, 2020

Although the coronavirus pandemic ended spring sports prematurely, coaches and athletics trainers have offered students resources so that athletes could continue their development...

Junior Jake Falconer adds scrambled eggs to his morning burrito in the Breakfast Club’s May 8 video tutorial. The club started making weekly YouTube videos after campus closed in March.

Club expands to virtual platforms

May 21, 2020

Morning meals between friends and fundraisers featuring breakfast items have evolved into media posts with cooking during sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. “When...