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The Emerald

School Life in Times of Quarantine

School Life in Times of Quarantine

Safia Jaleel '21, Copy Editor

April 2, 2020

School Life in Times of Quarantine is the first of an ongoing series of articles that will explore how the coronavirus and distance learning have impacted our SHC school community. The novel coronavirus has swept our student body into a highly unprecedented lifestyle. Many underestimated the severity of...

Student Views On the 2020 Democratic Primary

Student Views On the 2020 Democratic Primary

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: Preventing Fires

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...

SHC’s 30th Annual Walkathon: A Record Set

SHC’s 30th Annual Walkathon: A Record Set

Nicole Mabborang ‘23 and Atessa Anoshiravani '23

October 11, 2019

“The 30th Annual Walkathon has been great so far! This year we broke a school record for the Early Bird deadline, bringing in over $130,000! This year we have seen a spike in online donations and online fundraising pages for our students– we have over double the amount of online fundraising pages...

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

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

Kaya Richards '22

October 2, 2019

Photo Credit: Secretary-General António Guterres speaking with youth 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 ...

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)

The First Black Hole (Messier 87)

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?

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

Why the United States Is Detrimental to Stopping Climate Change

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

Indonesian Catastrophe

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

The Lowdown on the Supreme Court and Justice Kavanaugh

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...

The Balboa High School Shooting: A Student’s Perspective

The Balboa High School Shooting: A Student’s Perspective

Julianne Risslen '20

October 17, 2018

“I’ve never genuinely been scared for my life; nothing has ever put me in that much danger,” says Balboa High School student Mila de la Torre after the incident that occurred at her school in San Francisco on Thursday, August 30, 2018. It was an average school day for teenage students at Balboa High...

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