The Emerald

Fall Play Auditions — The Experience

Celida Moran ‘16 and Mia Medina ‘16

October 10, 2013

“During the auditions, everyone already knows the scene before hand,” said actress Mary Shay McWeeney ‘15. “When you first go in, you get to choose who you audition with and try to make the scene as natural as possible.” This year’s auditions involved a “morning scene”, in which actors pla...

Fallen Star

Fallen Star

Nick Lee'14, Staff Writer

September 22, 2013

  Glee star Cory Monteith passed away this past summer due to an overdose of heroin along with prolonged alcohol use. The star, 31, was found dead in his hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in downtown Vancouver. Throughout his teenage years, Monteith grappled with alcohol and drug addictions. ...

Top 5 Things To Do Before You Graduate

September 19, 2013

        For all the seniors out there (myself included), it may seem like eons before we make that monumental slow walk down the aisle in St. Mary’s. Fear not! There are still a plethora of things to do around SHC to make the time pass more quickly and relieve some college-app stress. For all the ...

One Direction’s ‘This Is Us’

One Direction’s ‘This Is Us’

Sofia Montenegro' 16, Staff Writer

September 12, 2013

One Direction’s new documentary film entitled “This Is Us” brings both fans and non-fans alike an inside scoop of the difficult yet rewarding lives of the popular British-Irish boy band.  Directed by Morgan Spurlock, the blockbuster has earned over $49 million worldwide. Being a Directioner myself, this...

Summer That Belongs to You

Nick Lee '14, Guest Writer

May 24, 2013

Have any plans for summer? San Franciscans are lucky to be within driving distance from several fun and entertaining places. If you want to head for an ultimate graduation trip, or simply have fun, ask your parents for a trip to “The Happiest Place on Earth,” also known as Disneyland. This summer,...

Affirmative Action

May 22, 2013

Charlie Herndon '14, Guest Writer Affirmative action has become a controversial policy as a result of the preferential treatment received by underprivileged persons in the admissions and employment processes.  Many believe that university admissions and employment processes should be founded solel...

Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers

Kyara Bolanos '14, Arts & Leisure Editor

April 23, 2013

Spring Breakers—starring Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, James Franco, and Rachel Korine—was directed by Harmony Korine, Rachel Korine’s husband. This movie brought the young teen actresses out of their "good girl" reputations and into a provocative new light. Hudgens and Gomez...

The Rotten Apple

Joe Stableford '15, Multimedia Editor

March 13, 2013

Apple. What was the first thing you thought of when you saw that word? Was it the fruit, or was it one of the dozen devices that are within a 10 yard radius from you? Let’s face it, Apple has become freakishly popular, enough to be as common as the fruit itself. Despite the similarity in name and...

Chocolate-Filled Heaven

Chocolate-Filled Heaven

Zoe Amaris '13, Columns Editor

March 2, 2013

For Valentine’s Day I wanted to do something special for my friends. Although I knew I wanted to make cupcakes, there had to be something different about them in order to show how much I honestly appreciate them. After searching through countless recipe ideas, I finally stumbled upon Martha Stewart’s H...



Kyara Bolanos'14, Arts and Leisure

February 16, 2013

Mama, directed by Andrés Muschietti, follows two young girls abandoned by their father in a wilderness cabin, where they are raised by a mysterious otherworldly  figure they came to know as “Mama”. With the help of his girlfriend Annabel (Jessica Chastain), the girls’ uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau),...

Great Grandma’s Orange Danish Tradition

Great Grandma’s Orange Danish Tradition

Bailey Lanman ‘16, Staff Writer

February 7, 2013

It isn’t a secret family recipe. Actually, it isn’t a family recipe at all.  It’s just simple orange danishes from Pillsbury.  But the idea of eating these delicious danishes every Christmas morning comes from my great grandmother, Opal.  When my mom was little, her whole family would go to ...

Have a Ball with Oreo Truffles!

Have a Ball with Oreo Truffles!

Zoe Amaris '13, Columns Editor

January 30, 2013

When I was younger, I always ordered cookies and cream ice cream from the candy shop. Although my favorite ice cream flavor has changed over the years, every once in awhile my sweet tooth kicks in and I crave some good old fashioned cookies and cream. But instead of buying a whole carton of cookies a...

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