The Catalyst

Am I learning enough?

Emma Tsui, Staff Writer

1 hour ago

With NDB transitioning from the physical classroom to the online classroom, one concern is whether students are learning enough as they do in the traditional classroom. Learning in a physical classroom has generally been a...

The coronavirus and my so-called senior year

Caroline McCoy, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

It’s now mid-March. Six counties in the Bay Area have mandated shelter-in-place and strongly advised residents to only leave when necessary. As of now, NDB is closed until April 20th. California Governor, Gavin Newsom, issued ...

The truth about Panic Buying

Emma Tsui, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

Most are used to seeing fully stocked shelves with any food or household item imaginable available for purchase at grocery stores. The opposite was the case as I entered my local Andronico’s during the Coronavirus pandemic. On Ma...

Abundance of Caution: The Coronavirus

Kaitlyn Lopez, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

After the outbreak of the coronavirus in China was announced in January, it has continued to spread across the entire world. Flights, jobs, schools, sports games, and any possible location that contains large gatherings have ...

I heart the candy gram

Caitlin Earnshaw, Opinion Editor

February 21, 2020

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

February 21, 2020

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

February 21, 2020

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

February 21, 2020

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 ...