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BLM: Activism in SF

Atessa Anoshiravani '23, Current Events Editor August 28, 2020

Prompted by the awful, unjust, and recorded murder of George Floyd, people around the United States, and the world, have rallied together to fight for the incarceration of police officers responsible for...

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

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...

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

How to Help the Environment in 4 Steps!

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. ...

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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...

PG&E Blackouts Survey: Affected or Not?

PG&E Blackouts: Preventing Fires

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...

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...

Photo Credit: Secretary-General António Guterres speaking with youth

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

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...

Image of Stars Orbiting “Empty Space”

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....

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

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...

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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...

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