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Mr. Sazo often enjoys a hot beverage while supervising students in the plaza.

Mr. Sazo’s Views on SHC’s COVID Protocols

William Holland '23 September 22, 2021

After 18 months of distance and hybrid learning, SHC finally returned to an all in-person schedule on August 16th. It’s clear that the faculty have put a great deal of time and effort into the school’s...

Letters from Outgoing and Incoming Editors-in-Chief

Letters from Outgoing and Incoming Editors-in-Chief

Eric Coestad '21 and Margot Hart '22 May 24, 2021

Goodbye, Eric! At the beginning of this school year, the Emerald set many goals, notably committing to producing interesting content, serving as a forum for SHC students to share their views on contentious...

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How is COVID-19 Affecting the Deaf Community?

Ruby Southard, '22 May 10, 2021

Before the pandemic, the primary form of communication between the deaf and hearing communities was lipreading. During a global pandemic where masks are a safety requirement, the key skills of lip-reading...

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...

SHCs Catholic Community Cohorts reflect the vibrant diversity of the institution.

Catholic Community Cohorts at SHC

Evelyn Ramirez '22 March 29, 2021

Stepping into school and roaming down the halls, I look to the left and right and see a unique mix of students coming from a blend of different heritages - Phillipino and African American, Argentinian...

Ms. Kim Freudenberg received her COVID-19 vaccines at the Oakland Coliseum.

The Vaccination of SHC Faculty & Staff

Isabella Rinaldi '24 March 24, 2021

With the reopening of schools across San Francisco, the demand for vaccinations in the city is escalating. Since February, vaccines have been allocated to teachers and essential workers in order to reduce...

The Boys Lacrosse team runs through socially-distanced agility drills during pre-season exercises.

The Return to School Sports: Updates and Future Plans

Katharine Biggar ‘23 February 27, 2021

Along with the shift to hybrid learning, SHC recently began reinstating a sense of normalcy to the school’s athletic season. After the city’s suspension of all athletic workouts in early December of...

This February, SHC’s Black Student Union is making a concerted effort to celebrate African-American History and uplift Black voices within the SHC community.

Black History Month @ SHC

Eric Coestad '21 and Safia Jaleel '21 February 16, 2021

Each February, SHC celebrates Black History Month, honoring the fortitude that African-Americans have demonstrated in face of countless hardships and cruelties, notably America’s original sin -- slavery....

Many teachers at SHC synchronously teach students both in person and online at the same time.

The Shift to Hybrid Learning: SHC’s New Normal

Riley Dickman '23 January 28, 2021

As SHC gradually returns to in-person learning, many things look different both in and out of class. One of the most notable changes is that when one cohort is on campus, the other two cohorts learn from...

SHC underclassmen partake in their first day of in-person learning on January 11, 2020.

In-Person School During a Pandemic

Isabella Rinaldi '24 January 22, 2021

After eight months of distance learning, many students have become accustomed to attending school via Zoom. Amidst a surge in COVID-19 cases during the holidays, hope of a return to on-campus learning...

The 2020 SHC Girls Varsity Golf team receives their end-of-season awards. It is uncertain if this years team will have the same opportunity.

How COVID-19 is Affecting SHC Girls Golf

Tiffany Chen '23 January 18, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented time in modern history. Never has the world been forced to pause for such a long duration. Especially affected are events that require the congregation of...

The Girls Tennis team goes through a socially distanced cool-down stretch after working out in a physically-distanced pod.

On-Campus Athletics: Fitness Pods and New Restrictions

Katharine Biggar ‘23 December 11, 2020

Amidst a global pandemic, school sports were largely canceled, along with many other facets of normal life. For many months, students could not participate in any sort of in-person group exercise, in addition...

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