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

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

The Emerald

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NCAA and Student Athlete Inequalities

Shane Ryan '25 May 18, 2022

In June of 2021, a landmark decision made by the Supreme Court allowed college athletes to make money from their image and appearance, mainly through endorsement deals. While this is undoubtedly a much-needed...

Map of Russian occupation in Ukraine as of March 6, 2022. The red-shaded areas are taken over by Russia, and the green is un-conquered. Kyiv, Chernobyl, Kharkiv, Zaporizhia, and Kherson, are marked with yellow dots.

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Aoife Keenan '23 March 20, 2022

We will continue to monitor and update this dynamic situation.  The recent invasion of Ukraine began on February 23rd. As of March 6th, there have been an estimated 364 civilian casualties and 759 injured...

Snow caps are melting earlier and earlier in the spring, causing water shortages for the remainder of the year.

The California Drought, Continued

Atessa Anoshiravani '23, Managing Editor March 3, 2022

2011-2014: the years that required us to perpetually turn off the tap. The years during which hot days meant sweltering, not running through sprinklers. The years water parks became dry concrete, and people...

Letter from the Editor: Looking back on January 6th

Letter from the Editor: Looking back on January 6th

Margot Hart '22, Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2022

This time last year, I was signing onto my Zoom AP Computer Science class and eating a bowl of Cheerios when I learned of the January 6th insurrection. Mr. Standley shared the live reporting as our class...

Travis Scott Rodeo Tour in Toronto March 2015. by thecomeupshow is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

The Astroworld Tragedy: What Travis Scott’s Concert Tells Us About Live Performances

Shane Ryan '25 December 5, 2021

On November 5th, a Friday night performance in Houston by rapper Travis Scott that was intended to be a vibrant, energetic, and fun festival instead turned into one of the deadliest concerts in the past...

Smoke particles from nearby wildfires produce an orange sky throughout the Bay Area on September 9, 2020.

Looking Back on Last Year’s Wildfires: Current Conditions and How to Help

Katharine Biggar ‘23 and Scarlett Goh ‘23 November 12, 2021

As we approach peak fire season in California, it’s interesting to look back on the circumstances last year and notice how this annual pattern of wildfires has endured despite all the changes that occurred...

New York City 9/11 by Zeeyolq Photography is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Remembering 9/11

Stella Mullin '22 and Kylie Hansen '23 October 22, 2021

The 20th anniversary of 9/11 recently passed, resulting in the reminiscence of difficult memories and emotions. We, the student body of SHC, are part of the generation that did not experience 9/11 in its...

Demonstrators gather in San Francisco  to protest the recent uptick in anti-Asian-American violence in the United States.

Becoming An Ally to the Asian American Community

William Holland '23 May 12, 2021

Over the last several months, there has been a dramatic increase in violence against the Asian American community across the United States. In recent weeks, there have been several incidents of assaults...

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...

Margot Hart watches the reading of the verdict as she joins Mr. Standley’s 8th Block AP Computer Science class.

SHC Reacts: Trial of Derek Chauvin

Margot Hart, '22 April 23, 2021

Almost a year ago, protests erupted nationwide over the killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin. The viral footage, shot by a 17 year old bystander, showed the Minneapolis police officer...

While Asian-Americans have always faced discrimination, hate crimes against the community have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rise in Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

Atessa Anoshiravani '23, Current Events Editor March 31, 2021

As the pandemic drags on but people are becoming more comfortable leaving their homes armored with masks and other PPE, blatant acts of xenophobia are on the rise. Especially in the Bay Area and other...

Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was inaugurated as Americas 46th President on January 20th, 2021.

What are America’s Most Important Issues Right Now? An SHC Poll

William Holland '23 March 9, 2021

As the country adjusts to a post-Trump era, SHC students were asked their opinions on which of the following six issues were the most urgent and necessary for the Biden administration to address: the economy/stimulus,...

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