The Band represents the best of the high school experience: academic rigor through band classes, performance experience for local and global audiences, and a chance for students to compete and share their musical talents. As the majority of band practices take place during the school day, student musicians are also involved in other areas including athletics and theatre.
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Responsible for Marianist Life Communities (MLCs), monthly faith sharing meetings, this senior-led team is one of the most fun and impactful Campus Ministry teams on campus. LIFE team members plan and execute these community gatherings that are based on scripture.
Through retreat-like games and reflection, and always culminating in a shared meal, the goal is to show God’s love and presence to students in new, fun ways. The gatherings are focused on a theme, usually connected to a holiday. For instance, the November MLC may include turkey or pie so that students may celebrate Thanksgiving with their Crusader brothers!
LIFE Team members also participate in a special retreat over the summer with students from other Marianist schools.
The mission of the Archbishop Riordan High School newspaper, The Crusader, is to inform, educate and entertain the readers—students, teachers, parents, alumni, members of the community—about issues that affect the students as well as citizens of San Francisco and the nation. We hope to instill a sense of understanding, responsibility and curiosity in our readers that results in an eagerness to learn more about their peers and the world around them.
While this is a club, there are also two classes: Journalism, a UC “G” elective, and Advanced Journalism for editors and those who have already taken the college prep course. Members of the club are staff reporters, photographers, and editors. Each student receives a press pass, reporter’s notebook, and the opportunity to purchase a club hoodie. In addition, students can participate in field trips to local newsrooms, advertising campaigns, conventions and workshops, as well as enter contests sponsored by local, state, and national journalism organizations.
The Crusader has a website (rcrusadernews.com), Twitter @R_CrusaderNews, Instagram @rcrusadernews, and Facebook page /R Crusader Newspaper.
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