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

The La Salle Campus got into the Christmas spirit with a variety of Christmas decorations including trees and garland.

SHC Getting Into the Christmas Spirit

Scarlett Goh '23 and Izzy Abbott '23 December 14, 2021

With Christmas right around the corner, here are some ways that SHC has been getting into the Christmas spirit. Many of these Christmas activities lightened the mood and brought joy to students as we entered...

How Did This Year’s Frosh Choose SHC During a Pandemic?

How Did This Year’s Frosh Choose SHC During a Pandemic?

Courtney Mar-Lew ‘24 December 9, 2021

  The Class of 2025 applied to high schools during an unprecedented time ― the COVID-19 pandemic. During the fall application season, while some places in San Francisco began to reopen at...

Bruce Mahoney rally in the gym, 2018

Freshman Asks, Senior Answers: Academics and Campus Life

Bridget Panina '24 December 7, 2021

Welcome back to “Freshman Asks, Senior Answers.”  This is Part Two of a series featuring discussion between underclassmen and upperclassmen regarding life at SHC. Each piece will focus on a different...

Students flood the plaza to protest sexual assault and demonstrate solidarity with victims.

SHC Students Protest Sexual Assault Alongside San Francisco High Schools

Margot Hart '22, Editor-in-Chief November 23, 2021

Over the past couple of weeks, high school students across San Francisco have been walking out of their classes to raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault and to protest administrations’...

Getting to Know New Teachers at SHC

Getting to Know New Teachers at SHC

Kate Cassidy '24 November 11, 2021

This year, SHC welcomed many new teachers and faculty to their staff. The Emerald recently interviewed three of SHC’s new teachers: Mr. Shahamiri (Scripture and Church History), Ms. Apablasa (English),...

Emeralds Riley Dickman, 23, talks about the 2021 blood drive with Frances Sunderland, 22.

SHC’s Blood Drive and Who It Helps

Riley Dickman '23 October 8, 2021

As SHC returns to full in-person learning, other events also return. The annual Blood Drive, in collaboration with the Red Cross, is back! The Emerald interviewed Frances Sunderland ‘22, a member of...

The principals and presidents of Sacred Heart Cathedral and Saint Ignatius meet to announce the addition of girls’ sports to the Bruce Mahoney.

The Addition of Girls’ Sports to the Bruce Mahoney Trophy

Margot Hart '22, Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2021

Throughout its century-long history, the Bruce Mahoney trophy has included only boys’ football, basketball, and baseball, omitting girls’ sports. Even when Sacred Heart merged with Cathedral and the...

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...

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...

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