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Anika Bastin

Anika Bastin (’23) is the Vol. 58 and Vol. 59 News Editor for The Lancer. She was a Contributing Writer for Vol. 57.

Affirming or denying: Supreme Court’s affirmative action cases

by Anika Bastin (’23) | November 18, 2022 The Supreme Court has become an increasingly controversial body in the last couple of years. The current Court demonstrated its boldness in its recent case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that upended the nearly fifty-year-old precedent of the landmark Roe v. Wade. The next major issue…

Saint Francis turns “upside down” for Homecoming

by Anika Bastin (’23) | November 18, 2022 During the last week of October, Saint Francis held a Stranger Things-themed Homecoming. Associated Student Body (ASB), Rally Board, Student Councils, and Rage Cage Captains worked together to create a week full of exciting activities for faculty and students. Homecoming kicked off with Spirit Week, to fuel…

The unsustainability of TikTok trend cycles

by Anika Bastin (’23) | October 7, 2022 Social media has been omnipresent since the Internet itself emerged. Starting with more casual forms of communication, like MySpace, social media has now grown into a massive industry dominated by corporate superpowers like Facebook and Snapchat. In 2016, TikTok completely disrupted the market. With its quick, flashy…

First post-pandemic indoor rally celebrates student and faculty feats

by Anika Bastin (’23) | October 7, 2022 On September 23, 2022, Saint Francis held the first indoor Back-to-School rally in three years. It began with a silent entry, representing the silence at school due to the COVID-19 quarantine. Rally Board then played a montage of several clips related to COVID-19 that highlighted the loss…

Saint Francis celebrates final rally festivities

by Anika Bastin (’23) and Rohit Khorana (’24) | April 8, 2022 On April 1, Saint Francis held its last rally of the year, filled with fun and exciting events. Students and faculty alike partook in the festivities, showing off their school spirit in their own unique way. The rally was preceded by the Spring…

Saint Francis celebrates its first Carnaval

by Sama Karim (’24) and Anika Bastin (’23) | March 21, 2022 On March 1, 2022, students gathered during lunch to celebrate the Lusófono holiday of Carnaval. It is most popularly celebrated in Lusófono cultures, countries and regions who share Portuguese cultural influence. The event was independently hosted by Lusófono students and included music, food,…

Working “9 to 5”: student-run musical wows audience

by Caleb Obico (’25) and Anika Bastin (’23) | February 14, 2022 From January 27 to 29, the Performing Arts Center opened for performances of 9 to 5: The Musical, the student-run show. The musical, directed by Sarah Vorrath (’22), focuses on three women in a 1970s workplace — Doralee, Judy, and Violet, played by…

Heed Homecoming! Medieval festivities commence at Saint Francis

by Elsa Ying (’23) and Anika Bastin (’23) | November 19, 2021 In late October, Saint Francis High School held its first Homecoming in two years. Faculty and students alike found themselves swept into the passion of the week, enthusiastically taking part in all of the events. A true celebration of community, the week included…

Recontextualizing Christ: Jesus Reframed Retreat returns!

by Ridhima Vakkalagadda (’24) and Anika Bastin (’23) | November 19, 2021 Saint Francis hosted the Jesus Reframed Retreat on November 6. This retreat was full of games, stories, and other fun activities to help students connect to God with a focus on fostering a sense of community—something especially important in recent times. Everyone who…

“A Little Princess” takes the stage by storm

By Will Li (’23), Matthew Tran (’23), Anika Bastin (’23), and Elsa Ying (’23) | November 19, 2021 The Saint Francis Performing Arts Center reopened this past November to welcome the fall play, A Little Princess. Audiences watched as young Sara Crewe, played by Maria Ana (’23), arrived at a London boarding school after a…

Illuminating the future: Light the Way breaks ground!

by Anika Bastin (’23) | October 11, 2021 Walking onto campus, there is a noticeable difference from before the pandemic. In the place of the old 300 building stands a fenced off area of construction and dust. So, what happened? The answer is the beginning of a long-awaited project, “Light the Way,” which seeks to…

Humans of Saint Francis: Lily Arangio

by Arhana Aatresh (’23), Alexander Chang (’23), Will Li (’23), Elsa Ying (’23), Da Hee Yang (’23), Kasper Halevy (’24), and Anika Bastin (’23) | October 11, 2021 Many teenagers perceive politics as either a stream of intangible Instagram stories or an abstract mess reserved for adults. However, Lily Arangio (’23) actively combats this perception…

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