The Catalyst

I heart the candy gram

Caitlin Earnshaw, Opinion Editor

8 hours ago

Valentine’s Day used to be a day where every little kid would bring gifts to school to hand out. They were usually something small, like a heart-shaped piece of paper with a short, impersonal message written on it. Sometime...

Finding a passion is easier said than done

Caitlin Earnshaw, Opinion Editor

8 hours ago

According to Liz Freedman’s student study at Penn State in 2013, twenty to fifty percent of incoming college freshmen enter college without declaring a certain major because many of these students are unsure of what their passio...

Sibling rivalry heats up with Aquacades

Caitlin Earnshaw, Opinion Editor

8 hours ago

This year, I am a senior and my youngest sister, Abbey, is a freshman. I wear green, and she wears red.  We are both in our class solo deck performance, which means we are competing on a personal level as well as a class-level....

Bundle up, it’s cold inside

Victoria Giomi, News Editor

8 hours ago

NDB is known for its history, for its traditions, and for especially preparing its young women for life. But, as each generation comes and goes, the building still has the same poor heating system that it has had for nearly one ...

Intersession week should be ski week

Peyton Daley, Arts & Life Editor

8 hours ago

Unlike most Bay Area private schools, NDB has Intersession every other year, instead of a ski week around the President’s Day three-day weekend break. Its intent is for students to explore new subjects and take weeklong elec...

Should students be required to go to school masses?

Ally Lawrence, Staff Writer

8 hours ago

"It should be an option because not everybody is Catholic. So, if they don’t feel comfortable going to mass [and] receiving the Holy Sacrament, then they don’t need to. They can go up with their arms crossed to just receive...

Halloween: Is it just another day or witchcraft?

Claire Tierney, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

Based on a CNN report from last year, Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in America, with more than 175 million people participating in the festivities every year. Although it falls at the end of October, people spen...

Trick-or-Treating

Victoria Giomi, News Editor

October 29, 2019

It’s just chicken. It’s not that deep.

Caitlin Earnshaw, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2019

Chick-fil-A has been around for some time now, their first restaurant opening in 1967 out of Atlanta. Recently, the chain has gained much popularity among the youth of our community. Some NDB students even make the trek down to Sunn...

Students with private college counselors have an unfair advantage

Emma Tsui, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

The wealthy often bathe in their riches by flaunting their luxury items, such as cars, clothes, houses, and more. However, another luxury item that is starting to be noticed is access to private college counselors, consultants...