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Picture of an Oscars Award taken in 2014, courtesy of Jose Manuel Macintosh and licensed under Creative Commons.

Oscars 2021: Breakthroughs in Diversity and an All-Time Low Attendance

Katharine Biggar ‘23 May 11, 2021

If you missed the 2021 Oscars ceremony this past Sunday, you’re not alone. Marking a record low, Award ratings dropped by almost 60 percent as the performance’s viewership decreased by nearly 10 million...

Watching movies and TV shows are a great way to stay entertained during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 TV Show & Movie Suggestions

JP Colwick '22 March 19, 2021

Movies and television shows have always provided people with entertainment and a way to escape their everyday lives by traveling to different worlds and realities. During quarantine, this has become even...

Mattel’s New Barbies Include Dolls With Vitiligo, No Hair, and Prosthetic Legs

Underrepresentation in the Media: Princesses and Dolls

Nicole Mabborang '23 and Scarlett Goh '23 February 23, 2021

Many groups who are not portrayed in the media are facing a common issue that is affecting their childhood and view of society: underrepresentation in a multitude of forms. This includes the media, particularly...

Haute Couture Fashion Weeks 2021 Promotional.

Highlights from the Spring/Summer 2021 Couture Fashion Week

Lauren Wang '22 February 21, 2021

The stressful and somber times we’ve been experiencing has been in the limelight of our attention: the recent election and all the chaos surrounding it, and, of course, the coronavirus pandemic that...

Saturday Afternoon in Telegraph Hill and North Beach

Adilene Ryan '23 February 17, 2021

Almost a year since the beginning of the pandemic, new lifestyles and mindsets have long since emerged in order to stay safe and have fun during COVID-19. Through all of this, the importance of appreciating...

SHC Students React: Riots at the U.S. Capitol

Margot Hart '22, Assistant Editor-in-Chief January 11, 2021

Photo Collage by Mimi Dineen

Hopeful Holiday Films for a Tough Year

Mimi Dineen '22 December 20, 2020

As the weather gets colder and days shorten, students and faculty alike are getting ready for the holiday season. Whatever your beliefs are or the religion you affiliate with, the holidays are usually...

Im thankful for the health and safety of my loved ones

Thankful at SHC Photo Essay

Lulu McClellan '23 December 8, 2020

In the gallery below, students share what they are thankful for, as well as images of how their family celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. The Emerald wishes all a safe and prosperous holiday season!

Among Us, a game available on mobile devices, has found a great audience in SHC students.

Among Us: The Modern Version of Mafia

Kaya Richards '22 and Anna Vargas '22 November 27, 2020

What is this new trend that has groups of gamers and non-gamers alike hyped? Among Us, a rediscovered multiplayer game, has captured the attention of popular streamers, YouTubers, and Gen Z as a whole...

I was enthralled by this panoramic view of Golden Gate Park with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

Beauty is Everywhere Photo Essay

Tiffany Chen '23 November 15, 2020

During quarantine, one way I’ve been staying busy and active is by going on walks with my family. My current favorite places to walk are in Golden Gate Park and Lands End, where these pictures were primarily...

At the entrance of the Japantown Peace Plaza, a banner thanks healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers in both English and Japanese.

Japantown in Times of COVID Photo Essay

Courtney Mar-Lew '24 October 27, 2020

This weekend, I captured a surreal trip to Japantown. The mall was busier than I expected, but the realities of the pandemic were on full display. There was no indoor dining, and people stayed six feet...

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