The Emerald


What is the Emerald/Emerald Club?

The Emerald newspaper continues a proud tradition begun in 1922 as SHC’s source of news, sports, opinion and campus life. The SHC Emerald Club, in association with the other media clubs such as Sports Media and the Shamrock, creates a monthly newspaper about the events at SHC, in the city, and in the nation. Reporters cover school events, athletic results, and local issues. Editorials comment on local and national debates. The paper provides a forum for focused, unbiased reporting as well as sound, logical arguments concerning the issues of students’ lives. Students who work on The Emerald will demonstrate solid commitment to creating an excellent publication.

The Emerald is the student-run Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (SHCP) monthly newspaper. When we say “student-run” we mean that the newspaper is staffed completely by students at SHC under the supervision of club moderator Ms. Julie Phelan. The students come up with the issue’s theme, write articles, take pictures, conduct interviews, and lay out the actual paper using Adobe InDesign. New this year is the responsibility of updating this online website.

Meetings take place in Room 508, usually during white day collaboration period (1:30 pm). Members should listen to announcements for exact dates and times.

Transcript Requirement
To get credit for being in the Emerald Club, a student must

-Sign in and attend 6 meetings, unless having notified the Editor-in-Chief beforehand with a legitimate excuse. (Students need to stay for the entire meeting.)
-Staff Writers need to publish at least four articles per semester to get club credit. Section Editors need to publish two in addition to up-keeping the rest of their responsibilities.

How can the Emerald be contacted?

For general comments, suggestions, questions, and article submissions, email: [email protected]

Club moderator (Julie Phelan) contact info:

phone: 415.775.6626 ext 824

email: [email protected]

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