The Emerald

Getting to Know Andy Chan, Running Coach Extraordinaire

Getting to Know Andy Chan, Running Coach Extraordinaire

Lizze Han '18 and Lucas Beard '18

November 20, 2016

Cross Country isn’t always known for being a popular sport here at SHC, but in his 19th year coaching at our school coach Andy Chan takes great pride in the team and has begun to make a name for himself in the process. During his coaching years at SHC, Andy has seen success take many different for...

Catching Up with Shannon Rowbury

Catching Up with Shannon Rowbury

Lawrence Wu '19, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

Shannon Rowbury ‘02, a three Olympian and the American record holder in the 1500 m, was recently nominated by to receive a special commendation by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The board declared October the eighteenth “Shannon Rowbury Day.” I recently had the great pleasure to speak...

Fighting for This Year’s Bruce-Mahoney: Football

Fighting for This Year’s Bruce-Mahoney: Football

Alexander Dippery '20, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

On October 28th, our football team faced off against the Wildcats of Saint Ignatius in the first game of the 70th annual Bruce Mahoney, a best-of-3 series in honor of two men, Bill Bruce and Jerry Mahoney. Throughout the year, Sacred Heart Cathedral and Saint Ignatius face off in 3 different sports: footba...

Walkathon 2016: A Great Success

Walkathon 2016: A Great Success

Aiesha Abdulla '20 and Emmanuel Fernandez '17

October 2, 2016

The 27th annual Walkathon was a success! On September 9th, the SHC community raised over a whopping $231,000, a record amount. A generous sum of over $10,000 was donated by alumni, past parents, faculty, staff and friends of SHC to assist students who needed help with their fundraising. Their efforts ...

Shakespeare Competition: Review

Shakespeare Competition: Review

Emma Hawk ‘18, Staff Writer and Copy Editor

March 1, 2016

On Thursday, February 18th at 1:30 in the afternoon, the Shakespeare Club hosted their first annual Shakespeare Competition in the Collins Theater .  The criteria for members in the contest required that each performance must be a speech from one of Shakespeare’s works, and the speech can be no longer...

2016 Winter Instrumental Music Concert: European Vacation

Marcus D'Avignon '18, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Thus far, the 2015-2016 school year has crossed theater and choir off the performing arts checklist, but one vital discipline recently debuted: the instrumental music program. The instrumental music concert took place last Friday and, though the poster may be simple, the preparation was quite the oppos...

Heartbreaker on the Hilltop

Max Chan '16, Sports Editor

February 3, 2016

    With the Irish trailing 61-60, a crowd of 5,000 counting down “Five, four, three, . . .” and the St. Ignatius Wildcats hustling back on defense, senior forward Jamar Williams-Sheppard grabbed the ricochet off of a Wildcat miss and handed the ball to junior forward Alfred Hollins. Hol...

Two Schools, One Rivalry, One Message

Chloe Novillos '18 and Danielle Rodriguez '17

October 21, 2015

The Bruce-Mahoney is the oldest Catholic school rivalry west of the Mississippi. The men’s varsity sports teams of Saint Ignatius College Preparatory and Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, compete in three games - football, basketball, and baseball respectively. Teams give their all in pursuance of ...

What Makes A Great Student?

Jolie Radunich '18, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015

What is the definition of a great student?  According to the website My University Money, motivation, focus, and communication are three of the many key ingredients to educational success.  Whether it is asking questions during class discussions, or talking one-on-one to a teacher or guidance counselor,...

High School in the Eyes of Chinese Immersion Students

Emmanuel Fernandez '17 and Chloe Novillos '18

October 4, 2015

Sacred Heart Cathedral epitomizes a diverse community with students rich in culture. The majority of students at SHC grew up in the Bay Area, while a few students grew up in foreign countries. Anson Zheng (‘18) and Xu Cheng (‘18) grew up and attended school in China. The schedule, teaching meth...

Songs of the Season: Mother Earth’s Welcome Into the New School Year!

Celida Moran '16, Editor In Chief

September 30, 2015

Warming up with winter, soaring through spring, skipping into summer and finishing with fall, this December the SHC Chorus invites students, faculty, family and friends on a journey through the seasons in their winter concert, “Songs of the Season”. As usual, our SHC Chorus will present a vari...

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