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Sacred Heart Cathedral's student-run newspaper. We've got issues.

The Emerald

Sacred Heart Cathedral's student-run newspaper. We've got issues.

The Emerald

SHC String Ensemble performs during the instrumental concert.

Behind the Scenes of Instrumental Concert Tech Week!

Sara Hwang '26, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

Quite possibly one of the most renowned and intensely anticipated performance nights at SHC, SHC’s instrumental music concert is a one-night-only spectacular with more than 5 months' worth of effort....

boygenius embracing during a performance.

What did SHC Listen to in 2023?

Aurora Chen '25 and Kat Leong '24 February 29, 2024

Albums are not only sets of songs—they serve as cultural touchstones and influence how we interact with the world. Music can express unique worldviews through a variety of genres. From providing emotional...

Salla Grigor 25’ SHC Frankenstein Headshot 2023

To Compete or not to Compete: Shakespeare at SHC

Rachel Lewis ‘25 February 29, 2024

Whether you have read Macbeth or Hamlet in your English class, seen a Shakespeare play, participated in Shakespeare Club, or have simply heard of the Bard, you know that William Shakespeare’s legacy...

The finished product!

Bite-Sized Joy: How to Make Delicious Cake Pops

Sara Hwang '26, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Winter break is just around the corner, so what better time to try out some new recipes? Spice up your holiday cookie exchange, school potluck, or even just reward yourself after finals with these cake...

As opening night draws near, the theater program enters a crucial week in preparing for a performance: tech week. 

(Left to right: Emily Raley ‘25, Grace Powers ‘24, Maya Bergman ‘26, Braden Conte 26, Cecilia Farias Tietze ‘27)

Frankenstein: Images from Tech Week!

Aiko Miyaki '26 November 12, 2023

From October 27 to November 4, Frankenstein wowed audiences. However, before that, it was tech week! Click on the gallery to see images from the preparation process before the crowds flooded the SHC...

Ryan Hernandez ‘24, Conor Hansbury ‘24 and Sierra Jew ‘24 attend the Barbie movie.

The Barbie Series: The Movie’s Meaningful Message

Tess Corvera '26, Staff Writer October 23, 2023

“We have to always be extraordinary, but somehow we’re always doing it wrong” – Gloria (America Ferrera).  Quotes from Gloria’s monologue and many other impactful lines from Barbie discuss...

Lead singer of The 1975, Matt Healy, playing the piano during their Outside Lands set. (Meghan Zhang ‘24)

Outside Lands Recap 2023: SHC’s Favorites!

Meghan Zang '24 October 18, 2023

As the summer’s end approached in San Francisco, many gathered in Golden Gate Park for the city’s annual music festival, Outside Lands. From Kendrick Lamar to Foo Fighters to Lana Del Ray to Odesza,...

Samantha mixes her very own recipe in the kitchen!

Tres Leches Recipe

Samantha Wai '25, Head Copy Editor October 11, 2023

Whenever I go to parties or have family gatherings, my favorite dessert is tres leches cake. In perfecting this recipe, initially from my aunt, I learned that making tres leches is not only rewarding but...

Left: A photo of the Trinity Test bomb detonation. Right: A portrait photo of J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Oppenheimer Review: A Reflection of Our Doomed Society

Floyd Nostratis '24, Video Editor October 5, 2023

I arrived at the AMC Metreon theater at 10:57 am, three minutes before the IMAX 70mm screening of Christopher Nolan’s film Oppenheimer, opening day. I jumped out of my Uber and hurried upstairs into...

Wave to Earth onstage at UC Theater on August 20, the second day of their tour.

Beyond Borders: K-Indie Band ‘Wave to Earth’ Captivates Bay Area

Courtney Mar-Lew '24, Head Copy Editor September 25, 2023

As KPOP continues to influence the mainstream music scene, the Korean Wave has opened its doors for underground artists like Wave to Earth. The band, which formed in 2019, kicked off their first North...

Miles Langworthy is excited to watch the Barbie movie in theaters!

SHC Summers: Spotlighting the Barbie Movie

Tess Corvera '26, Staff Writer September 6, 2023

Barbie “Pink goes with everything!”  As reported by Collider, the discussion about a live-action Barbie movie circulated in the media for the past decade. Many animated movies and TV shows...

Mr. Cumberbatch conducting the band on August 26, 2022.

‘We’ve come so far’: Mr. Cumberbatch on Instrumental Music, His Upbringing, and More

Kat Leong ‘24, Staff Writer May 3, 2023

After a long morning playing with the Jazz Band, I found myself lounging on a couch in the VPA Offices, snacking on a pastry with Mr. Cumberbatch. As the director of Instrumental Music at SHC, Mr. C’s...

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