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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...

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...

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...

I Need a Safe Space

Creating a Safe Space for All

Kylie Hansen '23 November 17, 2020

As schools begin to reopen, families need to consider the benefits and risks associated with in-person instruction and distance learning. Schools must follow health guidelines to ensure that they reopen...

Choir meetings over Zoom look very different from normal meetings on the DePaul Campus.

Choir During Covid: How Students are Adjusting to Singing Online

William Holland '23 November 13, 2020

These past 7 months in quarantine have had deep effects on many facets of student life. Sports have largely been canceled, and in-person social interactions have mostly gone away. While sports cancellations...

Zoom breakout rooms allow participants to meet in a more intimate environment, but also create awkward situations.

How to “Fix” Breakout Rooms

Stella Mullin '22, Opinion Editor October 28, 2020

Breakout rooms. Let me get this straight, I have to go into a virtual conversation with random students, some of whom I’ve never met before, let alone even seen, and somehow connect, share, and discuss...

Ms. Borwell, the freshmen, and I gather together in our Frosh Fam session on Zoom. We are happily the leaders for this group of ten (two not shown) amazing freshmen.

The SHC Frosh Experience: Digital Learning Edition

Nicole Mabborang ‘23, Copy Editor September 18, 2020

SHC’s Class of 2024 consists of 345 charismatic and talented students. Due to COVID-19, many changes have taken place as they transition into the new 2020-21 school year. This high school environment...

Graphic Novels with Ms. McFadden (we tried to high five each other)

Update: School Life in Times of Quarantine

Safia Jaleel '21, Managing Editor September 4, 2020

When SHC first closed due to the coronavirus in March, students were certain that we would be back in the presence of each other within two weeks. Here we are, six months later, graced with only the company...

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