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Convent of the Sacred Heart High School • San Francisco, California

Volume 16, Issue 4

CSU may cut admissions Elizabeth Smith news editor

College-bound students may need to look a little harder to find an affordable school close to home because the California State University system may no longer be an option due to large cuts in admissions. Faced with an uncertain budget, CSU campuses may be forced to dramatically restrict enrollment to put the schools in a spot where they could better manage a potential additional $200 million cut that could be made in November if a tax initiative to protect funding for public education, supported by Gov. Jerry Brown, doesn’t pass.

“Considering that most of my cousins and also my sister go to CSU campuses like San Jose State and Sonoma State, it’s unfortunate that I don’t have that option when I’m looking at schools,” junior Gina Domergue said. All students who are accepted to a CSU campus in April for entrance in the fall of 2013 will be waitlisted in a move to significantly decrease enrollment. Deferring admissions will affect most of the 23 campuses, which serve about 450,000 students, and all of which adhere to the mission of providing high-quality, affordable education for those

in California, according to the Cal State website. The CSU system, however, no longer has much leeway with its budget after last year’s $750 million budget cut on top of the proposed $200 million cut. “The decision by the Chancellor’s Office to close admissions for the spring semester at the other campuses is based upon the state budget cuts that the system is facing,” Gina Geck, Associate Director of the Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment at Sonoma State University said. “We have not increased the number of students that we are admitting See CSU p. 2

Art students tour L.A.area art museums sophia redfern reporter

Advanced Placement Art History and Advanced Art Portfolio students arrived early Friday morning at Los Angeles International Airport for their annual tour of local museums. “The trip has been going on for 11 years now,” art history teacher Sunnie Evers said. “It has become hugely popular with a lot of positive feedback and I’m able to use the museums as a review for my students while immersing them in culture.” The students’ first stop was the modern and contemporary artwork Weisman House, collected by Frederick R. Weisman and now directed by his widow Billie Milam Weisman. “I found the Weisman to be a bit much for my taste,” junior Haley Schwab said. “It was definitely shocking to see the art presented and displayed in such an untraditional way.” At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Evers quizzed students on styles and specific art pieces as part of the trips itinerary. “It helps a lot to see all the pieces and be quizzed,” senior Katie Burke said. “Dr. Evers quizzed us by covering the information panel next to the piece so we have a visual review of pieces that could be on the AP.” The Museum of Contemporary Art, the only museum in Los Angeles dedicated excluSee Art p. 2

SOPHIA REDFERN | The Broadview

Art history teacher Sonnie Evers gives a lecture to the class about still life painting “Banquet Still Life” by Dutch artist Abraham van Beyeren at the Los Angeles Center of Modern Art.

Reception for Class of 2016 Enrolled members of the Class of 2016 attended a reception before placement testing. The incoming class has 59 girls from 26 different elementary schools around the Bay Area. Incoming freshman Caitlin Cook-Davis looks at a sweatshirt with mom Kelly Cook. REBECCA LEE | The Broadview

CSU system’s skyrocketing tuition

Lost pets could face earlier euthanasia.

(by school year)

12-13: $5970 11-12: $5472

Students visit Sprout Creek Farm

10-11: $4440 09-10: $4026 08-09: $3048

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$2,922 increase over 5 years

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Source: www.baycitizen.org

New SSH president has Q&A

7 Class retreats designed to form bonds, learn lessons

rebecca lee editor-in-chief

Ann Marie Krejcarek will be succeeding retiring director of schools Gordon Sharafinski, as president of Schools of the Sacred Heart. Krejcarek is currently the headmaster of Saint Andrew’s School, a kindergarten through ninth grade school in Boca Raton, Fla., where she has also taught advanced honors physics. Krejcarek received a Doctor of Education from Columbia University and completed her Bachelor of Engineering degree at the University of Minnesota. Prior to being a headm a s t e r, Krejcarek worked as an enKrejcarek gineering consultant and a production foreman for Birdseye. Krejcarek has a husband, three sons and two granddaughters. Krejcarek sat down with The Broadview in the Mother Williams Library last week during her second visit to campus. What do you do at your current job? I’m the head of the three schools … on an 80 acre campus with 1,300 students, plus a few more. It is currently coed and the schools are the lower school through grade five, the middle school is six, seven and eight and the upper school is nine to 12. We also have about 100 residential students who live on the campus and there are 33 faculty who live on campus as See President p. 2

8 Chicken and waffles combo tastes better than it sounds

QuickReads ▶ Easter Break begins at dismissal. School resumes on Monday, April 16. ▶ College fairs will be hosted at Saint Mary’s College, Dominican University, Sonoma State and Cal State East Bay. See the online schedule for more information. ▶ Junior/Senior Prom will be held in the Flood Mansion on April 20 at 7 p.m. ▶ The College Admission Fair (NACAC) will be hosted at the San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center. on April 21 at 1:30 p.m. ▶ College Admission Case Studies Event for Juniors and their parents is April 22 at 2 p.m. at St. Ignatius College Prep. ▶ The Spring Concert is scheduled for April 25, showcasing the jazz band, choir, and Joyful Noise.

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Law may be repealed for shelter pets

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poster of a 1-year-old Basenji mix recently transferred from San Martin Animal Shelter staring into the camera with glossy eyes is one of many dogs and cats waiting for adoption at Pets Unlimited, a pet shelter, adoption center and 24/7 veterinary clinic located in the corner of Fillmore and Washington Streets. The shelter may have more abandoned and lost pets if Gov. Jerry Brown repeals Hayden’s Law, 1998 legislation protecting lost animals from euthanization for four to six days that was suspended three years ago as part of state budget cuts. “I wrote the legislation because I learned that 65,000 animals were put to death unnecessarily every year in Los Angeles County,” former California Sen. Tom Hayden said in his YouTube video that has over 6,000 hits. “It was meant to avoid that ever happening to stray animals and their family and it set forth clear principles that was the last resort so it made it feasible for people to pick up their lost pets.”

The state would revert back to the old law of holding animals for only 72 hours before euthanizing them if the Hayden’s Law is repealed. Pets Unlimited makes weekly rescue trips to shelters in the Bay Area and surrounding counties to save abandoned or lost pets. If the repeal of Hayden’s Law succeeds, Pets Unlimited may accept more pets that need help into their shelter. “Our medical team provides emergency and wellness care to our critical needs shelter animals, many which would have been euthanized for their conditions in other shelters,” Leah Prassinos, Pets Unlimited development and marketing manager, said. Cities and counties typically pay for the three days of care for lost or abandoned animals and the state reimburses them for $23 million annually to keep the pets alive for up to another three days. In his video, Hayden urges Brown to consider his dog Sutter, an adopted 7-year-old Welsh Corgi. “I urge you to look at your dog before you allow this bill that protects animals to die.”

Sutter is often photographed in the state capitol offices and can also be found on Twitter with over 3,000 followers. Brown also commissioned tshirts and other merchandise featuring the Corgi on the state flag with the words “California Repawblic” to help with the state’s $26 million deficit. Three dollars per sold item goes to California General Fund. “As California’s first dog, I want to do more than root out waste, food and refuse,” Sutter is credited with posting on Twitter @SutterBrown. A group of animal rights advocates have started a Facebook page called “Sutter’s Friends” that has almost 2,000 likes “to organize opposition to the proposed repeal of certain provisions of California’s Hayden Law.” “The Hayden Law was established to provide pet parents and local shelters with much-needed time to place shelter animals into loving homes,” Prassinos said. “Although we are facing another year of financial crisis in California, I personally believe we can find another way to fix our budgetary dilemma.”

REBECCA LEE | The Broadview

A Pets Unlimited employee walks a dog who is up for adoption. Pets Unlimited also has a foster program, allowing volunteers to care for a dog in their own homes.

Schools’ new president Q&As From President p. 1 well. I manage all of that as well as the curriculum, the physical school, the business and the academic side.

SOPHIA REDFERN | The Broadview

AP Art History and Advance Portfolio Art classes interact with the string sculpture located at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

LA trip helps students prepare for AP exam From Art p. 1 sively to contemporary art, allowed students to review art they had first learned about back in August. “It was mandatory for AP Art History students to go on this trip as a review,” senior Isabella Holland said, “but I was excited to go see new art and be able to view pieces in person that we had studied in the classroom.” “The trip gave me a chance to see how others presently and in the past viewed art,” senior Dakota Chamberlin, one of the two Advanced Art Portfolio students, said. “The subject matter of different eras was the biggest reason for this, seeing subject matter shift from religious to more individual and emotional.”

Saturday night the group attended a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St. John’s Passion” at Disney Concert Hall, designed by internationally-known architect Frank Gehry. At the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center on Sunday, students viewed and discussed the collection of European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs. The museum tour ended with a visit to Getty Villa in Malibu for a viewing of the “Aphrodite and the Gods of Love” exhibit. “I absolutely loved both the Getty Center and Villa,” Schwab said. “The art is spectacular and I feel really prepared for the AP now.”

How did you find out about the president position for the Schools of the Sacred Heart? The school hired professional search consultant Wickenden Associates and the company called me directly. The search agents usually know what the school is looking for and the Schools of the Sacred Heart was looking for … a “sitting head” — one who is holding a position similar to the one they are looking to find. The way those searches tend to be filled is the search agent will call people who they think will be a match and then in addition, people can apply, but in my situation the search company called me directly. Why did you take the job? The school is lovely. It has a wonderful mission and values. The more I was in this school, the more intrigued I was with the quality of education and what it looks forward to do with its strategic plan and goals that it has for innovation and technology.

How did you move from engineering to working in education? I considered both fields — engineering and education — and when my children were younger, it really seemed to work well … and [I] really fell in love with teaching, especially physics. I still got to pursue my love of science in the classroom and I got to pursue my whole sense of engineering because the positions I had made me a problem solver and create solutions, sometimes physical in building structures and managing building projects to creating one of the first green schools at the gold level and lead. I’ve always been able to use that problem solving side of my engineering degree. Do you have any plans on bringing the four schools together as a community? I think there’s quite a few new leaders in place next year who will have fresh ideas, but I think some of the best ideas are going to come from the students. I look forward to talking about this with students and hearing their ideas because when I spoke with the boys at Stuart Hall High School they say they really enjoyed the coed activities and they feel that it brings the high schools together. They mentioned the Spain and France trip that some of them went on

Budget cuts to lower CSU admission acceptances From CSU p.1 as a system, however, the state is cutting the funding needed to educate the students.” Previous attempts to balance the education budget by increasing tuition haven’t done much to solve the problem. The main spike in the increasing costs came in 2009 when tuition shot up from $3,048 to $4,026. The dramatic jumps didn’t stop there, and in 2011, the cost rose from $4,440 to $5,472. The CSU system has been forced to make a decision about how to provide education for students while keeping in mind the depleted budget.

“In an effort to serve the students that we already have in the best possible way — enough classes, services, et cetera — with the amount of funding we are currently receiving, we have to cut back on the number of new students admitted to the system,” Geck said. Though the cuts are not set in stone, the potential of not having a CSU campus as an option for applicants is not only devastating but will affect how students apply according to College Counseling Director Rebecca Munda. “The cuts are really going to hurt middle-class families,”

Munda said. “We’ll probably see an increase in students considering public schools out of state because those are at least less expensive than private universities.” The student body will be cut by 16,000 across the 23 CSU campuses through moves to decrease enrollment. Enrollment for incoming freshman in 2013 is contingent upon upcoming potential budget cuts. “Our state is in a crisis, and it’s not the system’s fault,” Munda said. “People want to point fingers, but the system is victim to the budget cuts. It’s important that students voice concern to

the capital, and parents too — they’re the taxpayers. If they don’t, we probably won’t see much change.” But these cuts are slicing out more than just spots for students, but may also include cutting off maintenance projects, limiting additions to the library, decreasing student loans and cutting athletic programs. “It’s been so easy for my sister to get classes she needs for her major so that she can graduate early,” Domergue said. “It’s sad that I won’t get to be a part of that convenient experience because of the cuts to enrollment.”

and they talked about some smaller expeditions similar to that one that is accessible financially and in a reasonable time frame. It’s good that the schools are separate because they’re different identities for a reason, but at the same time there needs to be a balance of cohesion as one school because the Schools of the Sacred Heart really are one school and institution. I think the separate identities are pretty well embedded, but now to lean into how the total identity of the one institution can be formulated can be exciting and a little necessary. What changes are you expecting when you move to the Bay Area? I think the weather is one, but I was born and raised in the Midwest, so I’m used to colder weather. But I think having a city accessible is a very attractive option. When I did my doctorate work at Columbia, I loved having the proximity of Manhattan right there. You have the city and you have the green as well. The beauty of the Bay Area is you don’t have to go too far to get to the redwoods or hiking and things like that. You have the best of a great city, but at the same time I’m a real outdoorstype of person.

CSU On-campus Living Expenses

(Tuition, dorms, books & food) Humboldt...............$22,878 Chico.....................$22,982 Long Beach............$23,008 California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo............$23,574 San Diego..............$23,756 Sonoma..................$23,831 San Francisco.........$25,066 Source: www.calstate.edu


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he future for teenagers is an extremely elusive and daunting place — a distant dream with college applications, tough course loads and time standing in the way. To us, the future is not real — it’s a place we store unrealistic ambitions, a someday that may or may not come true. So for us, the promise of “It Gets Better” isn’t all that helpful. Although it can be inspiring to hear the stories of those who have made it through the tortures and pain of bullying, it can be like listening to an Ivy League graduate — we just can’t see ourselves getting there. Depression that ensues from bullying is not simply a storm that will eventually pass — it can become a mental illness, a cell in which people become trapped.

‘It gets better’ only goes so far A depressed person’s brain actuTelling victims of bullying to “tough it ally functions differently, according to a out” or what she is experiencing is just study from UCLA’s Semel Institute for a “rite of passage” conveys the idea that Neuroscience and Human there is nothing to do but Behavior. Certain regions wait and hope that the are more connected than a name-calling and lockerSimply being normal brain. In this way, it shoving will someday cease. told repeatedly If the desperation and affects the organ as a whole, and reduces flexibility and victims are ‘It gets better’ is worthlessness its ability to function. forced to feel is just the way Simply being told repeata simple solution life is, it’s easy to understand edly “It gets better” is a simwhy they may believe life to a complex ple solution to a complex just might not be worth livproblem. Bullying becomes ing. problem. ingrained in the victim’s It is easy enough for those mind, a tape that constantly who have made it through repeats itself, beating her down even when or never experienced bullying to say it no one is around, suppressing her ability gets better. It is up to the person to perto be happy and see hope in the future. severe on her own terms because her

when i think about it... Rebecca Lee

Teens should find time to read leisure novels

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situation is personal. Bullying may be an international and especially a nationwide epidemic, but that does not mean we can just lump all the victims in together or address all their issues as one. We as a national community need to come together to put a stop to the hate. We can’t idly stand by or deny the existence or pertinence of bullying anymore. It has become an endemic to which no one is immune. A no-tolerance policy must be adopted where no child is in any way allowed to elevate themselves at the expense of another. Bullying must be reported and punished with no exceptions. One catchy slogan cannot save all the victims of bullying. But we can.

The first steps to stop bullying are up to you.

was curled up in my bed at 2 a.m. with a familiar ache in my back, but I refused to go to sleep and continued to flip page after page of my novel. The current series that is filling my free time is the “The Hunger Games” trilogy.

Although my sister had been pestering me for the past year to read the series, I decided to act on her advice only recently because the film version was about to be released — and it’s always better to read the book before watching the movie. But I seem to be in the minority. Only 7 percent of teens say they read during their spare time while more than twice as many use computers and other types of technology, according to a study by the Global Children’s Fund. Fewer teens read leisure novels than those who spend their time watching television, instant messaging friends online or clicking away on Facebook or other social networking websites. In fact, American 15 to 24-year olds spend almost two hours a day watching TV and only seven minutes of their daily leisure time on reading, according to a National Endowment for the Arts study. With more teens filling their time glued to a computer screen, whether it is for homework or fun, reading can seem like it takes more effort than watching a video or listening to music. Although these same activities take time away that can be designated for reading, new technologies have made it easier to carry even the heaviest of books. Teens may have moved on from reading hardbound and paperback books to

digital text versions, but even though e-reader and tablet ownership has doubled from six to 12 percent from November 2010 to May 2011, according to Pew Research Center, it does not necessarily mean more people are reading. While delving into an author’s words, readers do not only improve their comprehension and expand their vocabulary, but they also develop better writing skills, enhancing their critical reading and reasoning abilities and improving their attention span and memory, according to Impact Publishing. The San Francisco Public Library has created enticing methods to encourage teens to keep on reading and expanding their own library. The Great Teen Book Swap gives participants a free book from an assortment chosen by a teen librarian in exchange for writing a review for the library. Books can be great stress relievers because they allow the reader to step away from her own reality and enter a new world where anyone can enter the thoughts and world of unique characters. I don’t need to go too far to find a book. I have a pile waiting for me at home on my bedside table and my laptop will always be there, so it is easy enough to put down the electronics and pick up a book instead.

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1. Haiti cholera epidemic is easily treatable. 2. Students to be fined $500 plus for cheating on SAT.

1. World response to help out is too slow.

3. Gianst start off season with a win against the A’s.

2. There are better ways than standerized tests to assess knowlegde.

4. Class of 2016 gathered for first time Tuesday.

3. Too bad five players are injured.

5. “The Hunger Games” movie has met majority of fan’s expectations.

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4. Senior Class graduates in less than two months. 5. Merchandise is overpriced.

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Hipsters’ style becomes mainstream

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s a kid I rushed home after school to turn on ABC and CBS’s “Family Matters,” a ’90s TV show, and laugh at the main star, Steven Quincy Urkel — or as I remember, plain Urkel. The boy wore white ankle socks in oxford shoes, high-waisted jeans with suspenders and multi-colored cardigan sweaters. This image was the definition of nerd, and no one I knew wanted to dress like him at school, but now, this style of plaid shirts, thick, black-rimmed glasses and skinny jean pants fuels the hipster fad. Magazines and Twitter feeds say the hipster trend is going to make a mark in the fashion industry, but to me this style doesn’t seem that special — it’s just bringing back styles from the ’90s. Hipster fashion has uncanny similarities to a refined style of Urkel’s nerdy look, yet fashion houses like Dolman are crazy about it, using certain characteristics in their clothing to give it the hipster vibe. Even TV characters like Jesse from Fox’s “New Girl” and Sheldon from the “Big Bang Theory” are promoting the hipster feel to their viewers.

My definition of hipsters, based on the media ,was “hip” or fashionable people — on the contrary, it means the opposite. A hipster strays from mainstream trends and focus more on expressing her personality. Hipsters actually avoid mainstream styles by going to thrift stores, like Goodwill, for the outdated clothes that people have forgotten. My knowledge of hipster styles improved through Tumblrs and blogs such as thehipstergeek.tumblr.com where hipsters share and comment on each others outfits. Hipsters aren’t just bringing back styles, but they are learning from past trends and creating their own identity as non-mainstream conformists. Ironically, the 2012 Oxford Dictionary defines a hipster as someone who is upto-date with the latest fashion — which accurately describes another type of hipster, the wannabe. Wannabes follow the mainstream side of this hipster label, which stores and TV shows have commercialized.

Urban Outfitters, a mainstream shop, sells clothing with hipster characteristics, like one-piece jumpers and very large, nonprescription, clear lens, square glasses. Wannabes surprisingly buy the $20 to $60 clothing and proudly walk around wearing the hipster label, but they are going against the very thing they are trying to be. Being a hipster isn’t just about dressing with accents of plaid, or thickrimmed glasses. It’s a style that stands for the people who take pride and define themselves through their creative dressstyle. I admit that I have adapted certain styles from this trend as I catch myself wearing suspenders and tight-washed jeans, but I don’t think I’m ready to call myself a hipster because after what I’ve found out, I don’t think I can be called one. Only the women and men fashion pioneers who create a style all on their own are the people who are allowed to call themselves hipster and should be proud of their title.


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Sprout Creek Farm

Nuns farm, educate students

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urious and cautious kids just weeks old step outside the wooden barn for the first time. Some of the goats linger towards the open door while others boldly step out of their nursery and into the sunlight, playfully jumping around in a pen at Sprout Creek Farm, a working farm, educational center, retail market and summer camp located in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Years before Sprout Creek was donated to the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1982, sisters teaching at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Conn., had already begun raising a few animals with their students. “It began with a purely educational idea to fill in blanks of education, so young people would learn the connections between real and the conceptual,” Sister Margot Morris, RSCJ, who cofounded and is the director of Sprout Creek Farm, said. Photos: REBECCA SIEGEL | The Broadview

Sister Margot Morris, director of Sprout Creek Farm, pets one of the milking goats (above, counterclockwise). Freshman Rachel Fung carries a kid back to its pen after it was bottle-fed formula. Its mother’s milk will be made into cheese. Head cheesemaker Colin McGrath prepares to fill cheese molds with curds. The curds are then crushed in the molds to make a firmer cheese. Melissa Boscarino presents several cheeses to juniors Elizabeth Smith and Elizabeth Burkett, who sample the Toussaint and smoked Ouray cheeses in the Sprout Creek Farm. Market. A calf born at the farm may be added to the herd or sold, depending on the farm’s needs.

The farm makes and sells cheese to support its educational programs, milking its own animals raised on organic feed and grass. Spring is especially busy at the farm as the 30 plus cows calve every few weeks and approximately 75 does give birth to typically two kids at a time. While the farm keeps some female calves and kids for future milk producers, most of the offspring are sold or butchered for meat. “We want to stress the importance of knowing where your food comes from,” said Morris. “Our job is not to sugarcoat the process. We tell the students exactly how their food is made.” Sprout Creek Farm sells its cheeses to a variety of stores and cheese shops locally and in Manhattan, as well as to the Culinary Institute of America in nearby Hyde Park. A farm market is attached to the cow barn and creamery allowing shoppers watch cheese production and sample farm-made cheeses. Sprout Creek Farm runs yearround day programs, day and

overnight summer camps and programs for adults, teens and children six and older “to love our fragile earth, to understand our connectedness to it, and thus to develop a passion for protecting its integrity,” according to its website. Seniors Emily Bloch, Kristen Kennedy and Nicola Forbes attended a Network summer program at the farm just before their sophomore year. “We woke up every morning at 6 a.m., did our morning chores of feeding and milking the animals, going to the garden to pick weeds or berries to eat or went to the local soup kitchen,” Bloch said. “All three of our meals would consist of fresh food from the farm. I didn’t shower once the entire week, but I loved it.” The farm hosts around 2,500 young people during each school year, and staff says the calendar is reserved a full year in advance. “We welcome all students to come to the farm and learn the value of farming,” Morris said.

Experiencing Sprout Creek Farm: In NY and SF Planet Earth: Dig It! Learn how the planet works and find out why it is possible to feed the world and dig into the issues that keep people hungry. June 22–27.

Institute for Social and Environmental Awareness Participants do farm tasks together and attend seminars, focusing on global food issues and the environment. June 10–20.

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Improper iPad use can cause injury Tati Gutierrez reporter

While doing homework, freshman Franny Eklund says she experiences pain in her back and neck after 15 minutes. Eklund, like many students, sits with her shoulders and neck hunched over and with her iPad on her lap and is increasingly experiencing pain, making working on her iPad less enjoyable. Students often type long passages on iPads, using the folded Smart Cover to put the device at a 15 degree angle and forcing the user to sit incorrectly, resulting in muscle pain. “At first I feel comfortable and relaxed when I use my iPad, but soon I feel my back and neck getting cramped because of the position I’m in,” Eklund said. This awkward position can easily be corrected. “Use a stand so the iPad sits upright so it’s not flat and you aren’t looking down,” Lauren Fernandez, physical therapy manager at Peninsula Orthopedic Physical Therapy, said. Similar to typing, hunching over to read small text can cause a strain in the muscles of the shoulders and neck making prolonged iPad use uncomfortable. “I would recommend no more than 30 minutes [of iPad use] before getting up and stretching,” Fernandez said.

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Varsity: With less than a month left in the regular season, the Cubs are 2-4-1 as of presstime, with victories over Oakland Military Institute and the Bentley School and a 0-0 tie with the Lick-Wilmerding Tigers. “We have the heart, not just the aggression we need to win,” junior Bianka Quintanilla-Whye said. “The score never reflects how well we play.” typing with an actual keyboard because they are not as likely to press the wrong key, thus allowing the typer to finish work more quickly, according to Nakajima. Keyboards and cases with built in keyboards are available at stores such as Brookstone, the Apple Store and Best Buy. Students not only use the iPad for typing but for drawing, looking at Keynote presentations and reading textbooks, which doesn’t cause as much muscle strain, according to Eklund. However when students use their iPads they need to use good ergonomics. “IPad users should make sure to sit up and have good posture while keeping their shoulders back,” Fernandez said.

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Using a keyboard so the iPad stands upright can help aleviate pain in the hands and neck and facilitate faster typing.

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Next match: Cubs vs.the Drew Dragons, 4 p.m. 4/17 @ Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields JV: The JV Cubs are 1-4 halfway through the season after pulling out a 1-0 victory over the Bay School Breakers last week. Next match: Cubs at the Lick-Wilmerding Tigers, 4 p.m. 4/18 @ City College of San Francisco

BADMINTON

The Cubs are currently 2-3 as of presstime after handing the Lick-Wilmerding Tigers a 5-2 loss last week. The Cubs’ second victory was another 5-2 triumph over the Athenian School to start the season on 2/29. The co-ed badminton team has fallen to the Chinese Christian School, San Domenico, and University.

“We started off our first match well with a win against Athenian, which makes us hopeful for the rest of the season,” senior captain Lauren Choi said. Next match: Cubs at International High School, 4 p.m. 4/17 @ International High School.

TRACK

The Cubs and Knights coed track team have three track meets under their belt as of presstime, running in their first BAC Meet, the Big Cats Relay, and the Oakland Relays.

The Cubs have over a month left in the season, wrapping up at the BAC Championships on May 12. Next meet: BAC Meet #2, 1 p.m. on 4/17

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Good Call he team’s center aggressively secures the rebound, creates space, recollects and surges toward the rim for a powerful one-handed dunk over intimidated and cowering opponents. Momentum-changing power plays are an integral part of the annual March Madness collegiate basketball tournament. The key stat in this scenario, however, does not have to do with points or rebounds or brackets. The player’s name is Brittney. This is women’s basketball. Brittney Griner’s put-back dunk over Florida State not only sealed a Sweet Sixteen berth for the Baylor Lady Bears, it secured Griner a place in history as only the second woman to ever dunk in a Women’s NCAA tournament game, the first being Stanford’s Candace Wiggins. Despite Griner’s athleticism bringing women’s college basketball to new heights, everyone isn’t a fan.

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Attaching a keyboard can make for easier typing. “Having a keyboard helps a lot because it’s an actual keyboard and I can work on my iPad longer,” Nakajima, who uses a Brookstone-purchased keyboard,said. “It’s way easier for me to use an extra keyboard than messing up each word on the touch screen.” Nakajima says that she uses her iPad on her desk at home and at school while sitting up against a chair but she usually sits with her iPad on the floor typing long passages while laying down or sitting cross-legged while leaning forward to type at school. Auto-correct is less likely to be triggered when the user is

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The YouTube video of Griner’s brawny play has over a thousand views, and yet has 799 dislikes. The video of Griner cracking an opponent across the face during a game her freshman year has 2,000 more views than her historic dunk coupled with 405 likes and 68 dislikes. The disproportionate amount of attention these videos receive shows that Griner losing control and embarrassing herself and her team is more entertaining than her pushing the game of women’s basketball to new heights. “I’m not mad because she’s a woman and dunking,” one YouTube commenter wrote. “I am mad because she is 6’8 and getting so much credit for dunking like it’s such a huge accomplishment. It would be bigger news if she couldn’t dunk.” In fact, it is a huge accomplishment, seeing as so few female players before Griner have managed the feat. Yahoo’s newsfeed

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is filled each day with highlights from the previous night’s NCAA and NBA match-ups, many of which include emphatic dunks by the likes of the Clippers’ Blake Griffin and the Lakers’ Andrew Bynum. Griffin is listed at six feet ten inches, with Bynum measuring up at a mere seven feet. But apparently if you’re that tall, people should only care if you can’t dunk. Don’t get me wrong — I’m not Griner’s biggest fan. She goes against almost all the points I made in my debut column, “Play Like A Girl,” where I argue women in sports should handle themselves with respect, which doesn’t include breaking an opposing team member’s nose in aggressive acts of arrogance. Despite this, I give credit where credit is due — Griner is an amazing athlete and a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court, regardless of her gender.

Cubs and Knights swim team is 1-2 as of presstime, starting the season off with a victory over the Athenian School on February 29. Since then the Cubs have fallen to University High School and Lick-Wilmerding. “Although we’re not the best team and we don’t win all our meets, we all put a lot of heart

into our indiviual events and reall try to improve,” junior Annie Mitchell said. “There are a lot of students from every grade and it has been a good way to meet new students.” Next meet: Cubs and Knights vs. the Drew Dragons, 4 p.m. 4/25 at the Hamilton Pool.

FENCING

Cubs and Knights fencing are 4-1 as of presstime, having gone on a 4-match winning streak after dropping the first match of the season to Lowell High School, 4-5. The team has since defeated Wallenberg, Urban, University High School, and Lincoln High School.

“We only lost once so far and they were a very strong team,” junior Eliza Klyce said. “I think we have an excellent chance [at winning the Championship] this year.” Next match: Cubs and Knights vs. Washington High School, 4 p.m. 4/12 at Washington High School.

SAILING

Cubs and Knights are continuing their year-round season with regattas at Oyster Point, Treasure Island, and Santa Barabara in the past two months. In January, the team competed in the Rose Bowl regatta in Long Beach, where they raced against 60 high school teams from all over the

Pacific Northwest, with the Varisty boat placing 16th and the JV boat coming 26th. The sailing team will wrap up their season at the end of the month at the High School Team Racing PCC’s in San Diego Next regatta: 4/21-22 Silver PCC’s in San Pedro —­Claire Fahy


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Bullying and depression take on a new meaning

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RACHEL FUNG | The Broadview

Bullying Statistics

◆ Between 10 to 15 percent of teenagers have some symptoms of depression at any time. ◆ About 5 percent of teens are suffering from major depression at any one time ◆ Episodes of teen depression generally last about 8 months. ◆ 30 percent of teens with depression also develop a substance abuse problem ◆ Less than 33 percent of teens with depression get help, yet 80% of teens with depression can be successfully treated if they seek help from a doctor or therapist, and many local health clinics offer free or discounted treatment for teens with depression. Source: www.dosomething.org

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he school bus. The playground. The hallway. And now the computer screen. One hundred 60 thousand kids did not attend school today for fear they would have to face the torment and torture of bullying, according to the National Education Association. Nearly a quarter of all children consider themselves bullied according to the National Crime Survey. The advent of social networking makes it impossible for kids to escape the torment they face at school since it follows them on Twitter and friends them on Facebook. Former Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi is just one of the most recent and tragic examples of the toll such bullying can take and the level to which humiliation is magnified when social media is involved. Five days after his college roommate tweeted about Clementi’s relationship with a male student and used a webcam to spy on the couple while they were alone in their dorm, Clementi posted a final Facebook status and jumped to his death off the George Washington Bridge. “Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into molly’s [sic] room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making

out with a dude. Yay,” tweeted Clementi’s roommate, Dharun Ravi. Bullying through use of social media is not confined to college, but can begin as early as third grade as kids have unmonitored access to cell phones and computers. “Seeing something online is more traumatic than hearing it,” a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline volunteer who asked not to be named, said. “When it’s online it’s always with you. Also, kids hide behind it.” While Ravi’s trial and conviction for invasion of privacy, among other charges, has received widespread media attention and outrage across the country, it is only one of millions of examples of the harm caused by bullying. Thirteen million students are bullied every year, according to the Bully Project website. “Bullying is the worst for young teens,” the Lifeline volunteer said. “They haven’t established their own self-assurance or self-awareness, and so it gets the better of them.” Ninety percent of students from the fourth through the eighth grade say they are bullied, according to the website of the non-profit “Make Beats not Beat Downs.” “We need to dispel this myth that bullying is just a normal rite

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hen she first sat up in bed some mornings, she planned for the end. She would begin to get the affairs her 12 years on the earth warranted in order. When she stepped in front of the mirror, she compared herself to something she thought she could never achieve. She was battling depression. A junior at a high school in Marin County, she was first diagnosed with clinical depression at the end of sixth grade. Seeming perpetually unenthused, her parents sent her to a therapist shortly before her 12th birthday. “My parents were constantly fighting, like on the brink of divorce, and I resented [them] for making me go to a shrink,” the Marin County junior, who asked that her name not be used, said. “They were the reason I was so unhappy, so anything they had me do, I rebelled against.” Teenagers are the most susceptible to being affected by an unhappy home life, at the transitional stage between childhood and adulthood, according to school counselor Annie Shawe. “Teen depression is often caused by a lot of different events, but really dark episodes can be caused by just one bad situation, like a bad breakup or a bad home life,” Shawe said. The Marin County junior was diagnosed by her psychiatrist with clinical depression says her parents were on the brink of divorce and she was surrounded

by many abusive relationships when she was diagnosed. This combination, she says, sent her spiraling into a destructive stage of mental illness. “In seventh grade I cut. Same with eighth grade,” the junior said as she showed some scars on her wrists. “I was so angry, especially at my family, and then sometimes at myself. I thought I should have been stronger.” The stigma around depression is stronger than other diseases because people view depressives as being unattractive and unre-

of the Darkness fundraiser on June 9–10, the Marin county junior feels little has been done to improve the negative stigma attached to depression. “It’s not okay to not be okay,” the San Francisco junior said. “Now everyone is aware of depression, but it’s still not socially accepted to admit needing some help.” Depression does not have to end in self destructive behaviors or suicide, according to Shawe. If a friend or relative is seriously depressed, the first thing to do is

Depression is a highly treatable illness. People who have depression and do not seek medical help suffer needlessly.

liable, according to the British Medical Bulletin. This stigma is often what stops people asking for help. During her freshman year, a current junior at a San Francisco Catholic high school, who also did not want her name to be used, lost her boyfriend to suicide. He was fifteen. “Sometimes I think that if he had just told someone and asked for help, he’d still be around,” the San Francisco junior said. The Marin County junior also concedes to the stigma, saying that her depression is not something she ever talks about with friends or even family. While awareness is being raised about teen depression and teen suicide with events like the Walk Out

get them to talk. “If you have to physically drive someone to a therapist, if you feel that they are so depressed they will be dangerous to themselves, you should,” Shawe said. Depression is a highly treatable illness, according to the American Psychological Association. People who have depression and do not seek medical help suffer needlessly, the APA says on itswebsite. “I just felt really alone through that time,” the Marin county junior said. “Looking at back I realized how healthy it was for me to get help from a psychiatrist.” Unexpressed concerns accompanied by feelings of isolation

can worsen a depression, according to the APA. Psychotherapy can help pinpoint the life problems or events that led to their depression, identify negative or destructive thinking patterns, and help people regain a sense of control and pleasure in life. “Professional medical help is always a good option for a friend who is depressed,” said Shawe. Medication is another path for treating depression, particularly in cases of moderate to severe cases according to the APA. A good course of action for someone battling severe depression is often a combination of medication and psychotherapy, however the stigma attached to medication often stops teenagers from reaching out for this other resource. “No one wants to say, ‘I’m on drugs for it,’” the San Francisco junior said. “Everyone judges you for being so unstable that you need to be medicated.” Options for a friend who is battling depression include identifying the student to the school counselor as well as alerting friends to social service programs, hotlines, and outside medical help. “The best thing anyone can do to help themselves or someone close to them who is struggling with this mental illness is to get them somewhere where they can talk to someone about it,” Shawe said.

of passage, that it’s some inevitable part of growing up,” President Obama said in a video released by the White House. “It’s not … you didn’t do anything wrong. You didn’t do anything to deserve being bullied and there is a whole world waiting for you filled with possibilities.” Obama is not the only prominent figure lending his image to the anti-bullying movement. Through the It Gets Better foundation, thousands of celebrities, politicians, and normal YouTube subscribers have posted videos with messages of support to victims of bullying. “However bad it is now, it gets better,” Dan Savage, founder of the foundation, said in its inaugural YouTube post. “Your life can be amazing, but you have to tough this period of your life out. You have to live your life so that you’re around for it to get amazing.” Savage and his partner Terry Miller created the foundation in response to suicides of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students across the country who were succumbing to the pressure of bullying and taking their own lives. Since its creation, the foundation’s ranks have been joined by the likes of Representative Nancy Pelosi, Ke$ha and the staff of Facebook. “Life instantly got better,” Miller promises in the video. “Living well is the best revenge.”

Suicide Prevention Hotlines A Place of Hope Depression Hotline

888.771.5166

USA National Hopeline Network

800.784.SUICIDE 800.784.2433

24-Hour Crisis Line

866.4CRISIS 866.427.4747

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800.273.TALK 800.273.8255

Youth America Hotline

877.968.8454 — Compiled by Rebecca Siegel


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April 5, 2012

Student bands are to perform at Prom PLaylist

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Graphics and Q&A compiled by ISABELLE PINARD

Weathermen When did you start the band? Weathermen started around two or three years ago. I had been playing regularly, just for fun, with my good friend and drummer named Saverio Caponi. After a while we became tired of playing covers and decided to write our own music. How did you come up with the band name? I spent a long time trying to come up with the “perfect” band name, something with a meaning behind it and a name that would prevoke some sort of emotion. Then one day, when we were taking a break during rehearsals, Saverio was telling me about this KQED documentary he saw about a revolutionary group from Oakland in the ’60s, named The Weather Underground, and from that came

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the band name Weathermen. What songs will you be performing at prom? As a band we try to keep everything spontaneous and fresh, especially the live shows. However, there are a few songs that have become staples (or crowd favorites) in our live shows, such as “Machines” or “Mrs. Blackheart.” What is a memorable moment? Some of the most memorable moments for me include writing my first song “Machines,” recording my first EP in a professional setting, winning San Francisco Battle of the Bands at the DNA Lounge, having my songs on iTunes, and discovering that our first single was featured on NME.com, which is a major music magazine predominantly in the U.K.

When did you get into music? Two years ago I went to Sprout Creek Farm and it changed my life. With the free time that I had there, I began to start writing. When I came back I was playing baseball, but during the season a ball hit my eye and I went temporarily bind. Since I couldn’t play ball I started writing poetry, which evolved into music lyrics.

Weathermen and Stella Rain both have Facebook pages. Stella Rain’s CD is $5.

How did the band start? I showed my cousin Stefan one of my songs and he told me to sing it to him, that day was the first time I sang “Day Dreams in the City.” After he heard me sing he said, “I could play that,” and that’s when it all started. Soon a sophomore named Jono, and two other guys named Aubry and Dominic would make up the rest of the band.

Stella Rain How did you come up with the name Stella Rain? Well, it originated from my cousin daughter’s name, Stella. Has there been any success with your band lately? We got our first CD out because my cousin’s wife works with a person who owns a recording studio. We got to spend 15 hours in there mixing and singing, which isn’t that much time because most musicians usually spend a day or more in a recording studio, but we at least got to record our songs with a quality studio. What are you singing at prom? We are going to sing three originals, “Day Dreams in the City,” “11/11,” “Take me Away,” and one cover “Possibly Chelsea Dagger” by the Fratellis.

College SURVIVAL 101 : Students bond in retreats How to improve

personal safety 5. Carry whistles and flashlights in purse, but do not fumble for them in emergencies. If you think you’re being abducted, fight and escape the the situation as soon as possible. SOPHIA REDFERN | The Broadview

1. 1. Be alert of surroundings, especially when you’re alone, aggravated, stressed, sick or otherwise impaired. If you are being followed, switch directions or cross the street. Walk towards an open store, restaurant or lighted house. 2. Bring only enough money for the day. Keep cell phones, money, iPods, expensive jewelry or anything of value hidden or put away.

The Senior Class hiked along a trail at Bishop’s Ranch toward the Peace Pole on which were teid strips of cloth containing written prayers. The class then took a medidative solo hike back to the ranch where they were greeted by a homemade lunch of chicke and mashed potatoes.

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5. 6. Trust your instincts. Call 911 after a dangerous incident when you feel threatened, see suspicious activity or need help.

3. Look inside the elevator before you get in. Wait for the next elevator if there is anyone suspicious. Stand near control board in case of emergency. Press all buttons on the panel and exit to a safe place as soon as possible in urgent situations. 4. If you’re robbed, give the thief what he asks for. Serious injuries can occur during struggles. Do not be afraid to yell or scream. Use good judgment and imagination to get out of the situation.

6. Sources: http://www.ncpc.org, http://blink. ucsd.edu http://powertochange.com and http://www.ahec.edu — Compiled by Shirley Yang

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he Freshman Class had music blasting from an iPod connected to speakers and had taken over the Center by 9:30 p.m. as part of its class retreat on March 22 that included dinner, a reflection service, making bracelets and exploring the depths of the Flood Mansion. All classes had their annual retreats over the 2-day period in which the Main Hall is used by the Celebrate Spring luncheon and boutique. Earlier on Thursday morning, the Senior Class left for its overnight in Healdsburg. Sophomores and juniors attended separate challenge courses focusing on team building and leadership activities. “Retreats are an important component of schools that have a religious foundation,” dean Rachel Simpson said. “The idea of having a retreat is for the students to be part of a spiritual community and

to learn how to reflect and develop an inner dialog.” Traditionally, freshman have visited retired Religious of the Sacred Heart at Oakwood on the Sacred Heart Schools’ campus in Atherton. The RSCJs have asked to not have the large groups come to Oakwood because it is physically tiring for the small community to entertain large groups people, according to Simpson. Instead, sophomore theology teacher Kate McMichael lead a period of reflection after which class members wove friendship bracelets and wrote letters of gratitude to the sisters in the spirit of the four schools’ theme of Gratitude this year. The sophomores bused to Westminster Woods Challenge in Occidental where they engaged in team bonding challenges including zip lining, a suspended log walk and jumping from heights while suspended by a supporting wire. “We got to play challenge games that had us work together as a team,” Caroline Coulter said. “It made us closer because

I had the chance to work with girls that I don’t often get to hang out with.” The Junior Class ventured to Camp Jones Gulch in La Honda where members split into groups for problem-solving activities. Teams participated in a ropes course as well as projects on the ground. “From the day, I learned having a positive attitude when trying to solve problems is imperative,” Danielle Pulizzano said. “Even once frustration sets in, it’s important to take a step back and refocus into a positive mindset.” Seniors had their traditional overnight retreat to Bishop’s Ranch, spending two days hiking and spending time hiking and relaxing and time to share with one another their high school experience before graduation. “The various activities that we did helped us bond together as a class before we get ready to leave Convent,” Sarah Hegarty said. “We didn’t really know what we were going to do until we got up there.”


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CITY LIFE

The Broadview

April 5, 2012

Southern-style food goes city alice jones reporter

Chicken & Waffles

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Gussie’s Downtown Special comes with a Southern-fried chicken thigh or drumstick and one original waffle.

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outhern comfort food is a rare find on the organicslow-food West Coast, but San Francisco is lucky to have a handful of soul food places, and one happens to be not too far from Convent. Gussie’s Chicken and Waffles on Eddy and Fillmore is about a 15 minute walk, so you can work off the fried chicken and cornbread on your way back to school. Customers are greeted at the door with the sweet smell of corn bread and salt wafting from the kitchen. The menu is helpfully highlighted in yellow, orange and red, pointing out the restaurant’s best dishes. The polite wait staff gives the restaurant a strong southern feeling, making the meal that much more enjoyable. Two dishes our server recommended were the sweet potato waffles and the Taste of the South. Taste the South is a smorgasbord of southern cooking – extremely cheesy macaroni and cheese that was a little bland but came with ultra sweet yams that go well with the bitter freshcooked collard greens. The dish also comes with a deep-fried yet juicy quarter of a chicken with a crispy crust and the moist cornbread covered with a light honey glaze.

The sweet potato waffles are not a common waffle option in San Francisco, and Gussie’s special recipe topped with a little scoop of butter is delicious. The waffles are majorly sweet — without being too much so — and can stand alone without syrup and still be every bit as tasty. The other waffles on the menu are not typical and manage to be thin and large and light and fluffy while remaining moist and buttery with a good spongy texture. Gussie’s makes its own brown sugar syrup that compliments with waffles without overpowering them. Maple syrup is available for an additional $1. The sweetest waffle option is the banana pecan waffles. Topped with fresh-cut bananas, pecans and powdered sugar, the batter is jazzed up with cinnamon. The buttermilk fried chicken strips are some of the best deep fried chicken around. Super crispy-fried outside and tender inside, the strips make the perfect lunch with the accompanying side-salad. The waffles fries can be substituted for the salad, but mine could have been crispier and were pretty greasy. Gussie’s also offers a slew of homemade desserts, omelets, salads and sandwiches that all have strong southern influence and and make for a hearty comfort-food meal.

Gussie’s Chicken and Waffles 1521 Eddy St. Closed Mon. Tues.–Thurs. 8 a.m.–10 p.m. Fri.–Sat. 8 a.m.–midnight Sun. 8 a.m.–10 p.m. 415.409.6342

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Gussie’s original waffles come topped with chopped pecans, fresh sliced bananas and powdered sugar.

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astel-painted fairy wings and children dressed in white come to life in pages from “Making the Modern Picture Book: Children’s Book from the Victorian Era” exhibit at the Legion of Honor, showing the history and artistic ability of old English storybooks. Illustrated children’s books became popular in the late 19th century in England and were called toy books according to designer Allison Weiner for Chronicle Books blog. Toward the end of the 19th century design, production and marketing for children’s books rose in England with improved book printing techniques including color printing. In true Victorian spirit, publishers built aesthetic considerations into their projects, working with renowned illustrators to achieve a compelling fusion of art and literature according to the Legion of Honor. Some pieces in the exhibit include “The Queen of Hearts” by Randolph Caldecott and “Pied Piper of Hamelin” by Robert Browning. Most books were used as prizes or rewards, gifts or toys, and were designed to reinforce social behavior of children while entertaining them, according to Weiner.

Edmund Evans, a wood and color engraver, made most of the artwork featured in this exhibit possible for the illustrators and authors because he commercialized color printing in the nineteenth century, according to the Online Archive of California. The pages show Victorianstyled art with Empire-style costumes and medieval picture compositions, such as works by illustrator Walter Crane. Some of his illustrations include, “My Mother,” “A-Gaping-WideMouth-Waddling-Frog” and “One, Two Buckle my Shoe.” Crane’s art shows his ability to give life to two-dimensional characters of snarling dogs and smiling frogs, which shuffled across the pages in hues of black and blue. “The pictures are really fun to look at,” a local 4-year-old who said he was dragged to the exhibit by his even younger sister. “She was excited at first, but now is a little disappointed because there are a lot of hard words, not like the books we have at home.” The dated language in the toy books make the plotlines harder for modern children to understand and some stories have storylines that adults can relate to better than children. The stories tell about the stress of a wedding day, the pain from loss of children and the worries of not having enough money, which are still relevant today.

Victorian parents felt exposing a child to aesthetic design from an early age, he or she would grow up to be an artistic, morally upstanding citizen of the nation according to the Legion of Honor. “I thought the exhibit was going to be an ancient collection of children’s books, but I actually enjoy reading them,” Valerie Greeley, the mother who didn’t want her son and daughter names used, said. “I feel like a

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Illustrated nursery rhymes such as “One, Two Buckle my Shoe” by Walter Crane are displayed at late 19th-century storybook exhibit.

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kid again, humming the titles of the books to the tune of nursery rhymes I grew up with. Walter Crane is indeed the master of all things decorative.” The exhibition gift shop sells prints from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum featuring the books of illustrators and authors of the exhibit. The Legion of Honor is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tickets range from $6 to $10.

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