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The Emerald

Modifications to the 2020 AP Exams: Presented by the College Board and Commented on by Students

Photo Credit: Eric Coestad

Mimi Dineen '22 and Margot Hart '22

April 9, 2020

As schools across the US continue to close due to the coronavirus, many students taking AP courses have wondered how AP exams will be administered at the end of the year. The classes and tests are managed by the College Board, which means that changes in the administration of the exams comes directly fro...

How to Help the Environment in 4 Steps!

   SHC Students taking action to save the environment!
      Credit: Mr. Le

Ava Brasch '21, Sports Editor

March 26, 2020

Though you likely do not hold the power and ability to single-handedly stop global warming as a highschooler, every effort makes a difference and there are many easy, simple acts you can do to take action. Thrifting! Thrifting is an easy and affordable way to help the environment as a highschooler. ...

Student Views On the 2020 Democratic Primary

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Margot Hart '22

March 10, 2020

As we watch how these former and continuing candidates are addressing our current situation, we would like to look back at SHC student perspectives from earlier in the presidential race. Ms. Duffort and Ms. Phelan, Co-Moderators of The Emerald In anticipation for the 2020 elections, many surveys have been conducte...

PG&E Blackouts: Preventing Fires

PG&E Blackouts Survey: Affected or Not?

Atessa Anoshiravani '23 and Nicole Mabborang ‘23

December 12, 2019

If you’ve been listening to the news in the last few months, you’ll know that the Pacific Gas and Electric Company caused blackouts throughout California in an attempt to prevent fires from starting in mid-October and November. After last year’s disastrous blazes, they’re taking steps to ensur...

Equal Play, Equal Pay

Equal Play, Equal Pay

Ava Brasch '21

October 23, 2019

Since 1963 the Equal Pay Act has required that all genders be paid equally for equal work. So why do nearly all women’s sports teams earn significantly less than their male counterparts? Of the world’s 100 highest paid athletes, only one woman, Serena Williams, makes the cut.  Currently, a...

UN Climate Summit: A Call for Change by the World’s Youth

Photo Credit: Secretary-General António Guterres speaking with youth

Kaya Richards '22

October 2, 2019

On Saturday, the 21st of September, a climate summit in New York was held by the United Nations. Youth from around the world gathered together to advocate changes in policies regarding climate change. The young attendees ranged from ages 13 to 30. The goal of the summit was to discuss current global i...

Why Heart in Motion is a Valuable Volunteer Opportunity

Why Heart in Motion is a Valuable Volunteer Opportunity

Kali Hoang '20

September 23, 2019

Why Heart in Motion is a Valuable Volunteer Opportunity   SHC’s motto is “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve.” With the annual volunteer fair for juniors coming up, I thought I would share one of my favorite volunteer opportunities that allow me to serve. Heart in Motion is a non-profit ...

The First Black Hole (Messier 87)

Image of Stars Orbiting “Empty Space”

Adrienne La '22, Writer

May 8, 2019

Black holes have always been a theory that has been studied and researched for decades. Albert Einstein used his general theory of relativity and was the first to propose the idea that black holes existed. The theory of general relativity suggests that a substantial amount of compact mass can puncture spacet...

What is Brexit?


Kaya Richards ‘22

April 2, 2019

You have probably heard of Brexit before, but you may not know exactly what it is or the current politics surrounding it. The term Brexit refers to the exit of the UK (Britain) from the European Union. The EU is a collection of 28 European countries that work together to trade, determine laws and tra...

Why the United States Is Detrimental to Stopping Climate Change

The landmark signing of the Paris Climate Accord, December 12, 2015 
via The New York Times

Frank Woods ‘20

December 12, 2018

Almost one and a half years ago, on June first, 2017, President Donald Trump announced he would pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, a worldwide treaty for countries who participate to make an effort to lower the carbon emissions, reduce the increasing temperature of the Earth to bel...

Indonesian Catastrophe

Muhammad Adimaja/ via REUTERS

Adrienne La ’22

December 3, 2018

On Friday, September 28, 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Sulawesi island is a province located in the Indonesian Islands; this province, in particular, is one of the poorest according to The Economist. The province is less advanced than other parts of Indonesia...

The Lowdown on the Supreme Court and Justice Kavanaugh

Photo illustration by Tracy Ma. Source photograph by Carol M. Highsmith, via Library of Congress.

Stephen Ira '21

November 13, 2018

Recently, the media has been flooded with headlines concerning the Supreme Court and the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, who is one of the new Associate Justices of the Supreme Court. With all the conflict and heat surrounding the Supreme Court and Brett Kavanaugh, one may feel overwhelmed. You may b...

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