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The Emerald

How COVID-19 is Affecting SHC Girls Golf

The 2020 SHC Girls Varsity Golf team receives their end-of-season awards. It is uncertain if this year's team will have the same opportunity.
January 21, 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...

On-Campus Athletics: Fitness Pods and New Restrictions

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

Creating a Safe Space for All

I Need a Safe Space
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 During Covid: How Students are Adjusting to Singing Online

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

How to “Fix” Breakout Rooms

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...

The SHC Frosh Experience: Digital Learning Edition

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.
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...

Update: School Life in Times of Quarantine

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

To Be or Not to Be: Football Amidst a Pandemic

To Be or Not to Be: Football Amidst a Pandemic
August 21, 2020

Ben Cervantez, the author of this article, is a member of the SHC Varsity Football Team.  People were cautiously optimistic. COVID-19 cases across the nation began to slow as summer began. Sacred Heart...

Quiet, but Not Unheard: Racism Against Asians

I Am Not a Virus
May 23, 2020

Amidst the crisis of COVID-19, there has been an increase in discrimination towards East Asian minorities. Plastered across many television screens, as well as social media sites such as Instagram, news...

Graduating during SIP – Class of 2020

Graduating during SIP - Class of 2020
May 21, 2020

With the help of the English department, the Emerald asked the Class of 2020 for a few words of wisdom and reflection. Here is what they had to say about clearing out their lockers, saying goodbye to high...

Distance Learning: the Good, the Bad, and the Boring

SHC student doodling away her boredom during SIP
May 15, 2020

Since elementary school, most of us haven’t had much time to be bored. Homework, clubs, commutes, sports, friends, and family took up our days, and technology usually snuffed out the remaining free time....


Collected by the Emerald Team; Credits to Rightful Owners
May 11, 2020

Congratulations to the Dobson Family for winning the best meme sent in for the second round! Send the best laugh forward, we mail you a special reward!    As the Dobson family shows us their...

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