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The Emerald

Sacred Heart Cathedral's student-run newspaper. We've got issues.

The Emerald

Kim Liu ‘25 and Helen Cisneros ‘25 celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day?

Brevin Hom '25, Opinion Editor February 13, 2024

Valentine’s Day, named after St. Valentine, occurs on February 14, and it is a day to express love and affection between partners, significant others, family, and friends. While Valentine’s Day is...

(This photo, taken by a friend of Bernie’s, was for a collaboration she did with a nearby small business in hopes of improving both of their sales)

Caffeine Post-Pandemic

Addison Brewer-Hay October 23, 2023

Bernie, an owner of a coffee shop in Noe Valley expresses the challenges of owning a small business with the pandemic leaving an indefinite impact on her store and passion. As her passion for coffee...

Left: A photo of the Trinity Test bomb detonation. Right: A portrait photo of J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Oppenheimer Review: A Reflection of Our Doomed Society

Floyd Nostratis '24, Video Editor October 5, 2023

I arrived at the AMC Metreon theater at 10:57 am, three minutes before the IMAX 70mm screening of Christopher Nolan’s film Oppenheimer, opening day. I jumped out of my Uber and hurried upstairs into...

Art does not exemplify one’s whole character; it is more akin to a snapshot.

Separating Art from the Artist

Matthew Liang ‘24, Staff Writer April 7, 2023

Is it possible to enjoy an artist’s work even after they did something that negatively affected their social standing? Currently, an increasing number of artists have been receiving scrutiny from the...

A photo of my grandparents’ Christmas tree.

SHC’s Favorite Christmas and Holiday Movies

Katharine Biggar ‘23, Opinion Editor December 18, 2022

One of my favorite ways to relax and enjoy the holiday season is watching Christmas-themed films. Whether I play one in the background as I decorate my room or watch a new release with a hot chocolate...

The holiday season has officially begun, and Starbucks has come out with several new Christmas drinks All images drawn by Sophia Nakakura 25.

Top 7 Christmas Starbucks Drinks

Sophia Nakakura, Guest Writer December 11, 2022

Have you ever wondered what the best Starbucks Christmas drinks are? The holiday season has officially begun, and Starbucks has come out with several new Christmas drinks. With so many options to choose...

Students studying for finals in SHCs library.

Tips for New Students: Finals Edition

Following up on August’s Tips for New Students, the Emerald’s Leadership Team pulled together recommendations for finals studying as winter rolls around.   Lucrezia (Lulu) McClellan  ‘23: Head...

An argument (publicdomainvectors)

Hot Takes

Kaylyn Lee ‘24 and Gianna Crasta ‘25 November 17, 2022

Do you ever get a little too passionate when debating something as silly as dogs vs. cats? A debatable theory about one or more topics that have multiple subjective perspectives is called a controversial...

Students share their social media profiles on SHCs plaza.

Increased Social Media Use Over The Summer

Samantha Wai '25, Opinion Editor September 9, 2022

The words “social media '' bring to mind influential networks like Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook, and more. We think of how it has improved our lives socially by connecting us with people around...

The Emerald Leadership Team got together to share their insights into high school life.

Tips for New Students: From the Emerald Leadership Team

Our Spring 2022 student body poll respondents and the Emerald Leadership Team had a lot to say about what they wish they had known coming into SHC. The following includes the Emerald’s top tips and student...

San Francisco skyline, by Margot Hart 22

Gentrification

Daniela Cerri '22, Writer March 27, 2022

This article is part of a series written by this year's civics students for their Civic Action Project, in which students address and propose solutions for issues that impact our community. When I think...

San Franciscos Salesforce Tower

New Luxury Builds: Modern or Monster?

Emma Whitehurst '22, Writer February 27, 2022

This article is part of a series written by this year's civics students for their Civic Action Project, in which students address and propose solutions for issues that impact our community. Consider,...

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