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The Emerald

Should Schools Reopen?

Room 505 on SHC's La Salle Campus being prepared for in-person instruction.
December 7, 2020

As COVID-19 cases and deaths rise across the country, schools face a common dilemma: should they reopen? As a student, I’m confronting a similar problem. While my mental health is at risk during remote...

Humans vs. Nature: The Environmental Apocalypse

November 5, 2020

Nature is something that will never fail us, so why do we continue to damage it? After years of debating, taking part in arguments, understanding possible solutions, and pondering the many possibilities,...

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...

Cancel Culture: The Stifling of Open Discourse on the Internet

Many celebrities, and even high school students, have been subjects of
October 8, 2020

Has anything ever slipped out of your mouth without you meaning it? Have you ever done something you instantly regretted? Everyone has, and these mistakes are important learning opportunities in our development...

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...

The Stolen Semester

Seniors find time to have fun and stay studious in the era of mass quarantine; Photo Credit: Ben Rose '20
April 29, 2020

“I just wanted a senior year.” Every time I talk to my friends through Discord, Facetime or Instagram, this phrase inevitably makes an appearance. Seniors are bummed. According to Dr. Cannon, we’re...

The Careerization of High School

Photo Credit: SHC Instagram
April 25, 2020

As students sign up for next year’s classes, they weigh many factors that influence their prospective schedules. While some students mention their parents’ or peers’ influences, the primary motivation...

The New Dress Code: No Benefits, Many Drawbacks

The New Dress Code: No Benefits, Many Drawbacks
January 10, 2020

Introduction This school year, Sacred Heart Cathedral instituted its third dress code in three years.  During my freshman year and for many years prior, students were required to always wear an...

Dress Codes: How They Positively Impact Schools

Dress Codes: How They Positively Impact Schools
November 7, 2019

This school year, Sacred Heart Cathedral’s dress code has become much more rigid, mainly due to a desire for more campus safety. Although dress codes restrict self-expression and may be interpreted as...

San Francisco E-Cigarette Ban

San Francisco E-Cigarette Ban
July 26, 2019

Photo Credit: Jessica Christian/The Chronicle On June 25th of this year, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors banned the sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes in San Francisco. This action...

Juuling: An Epidemic That Must End

Juuling: An Epidemic That Must End
December 3, 2018

What is a Juul? The iPhone of e-cigarettes, also known as a Juul, has invaded school bathrooms nationwide. Seriously, if one walks into a bathroom at an American high school, the chances are quite literally...

Instagram Stories: The Death of Snapchat

Source: (Josh Constine, TechCrunch)
November 4, 2018

Since the rise of the internet, social media has become increasingly prevalent. Two of the biggest social media giants are Instagram and Snapchat. Both are widely used for their “story” function, but...

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