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

The Emerald

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

The Emerald

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

The Emerald

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,...

Lunch from SHC Dining Hall, April 2021.

How Can SHC Reduce Their Food Waste?

Ruby Southard, '22, Writer February 16, 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. The American...

A typical queue for the checkout at H Mart in San Francisco.

The Wonders of H Mart: The First Korean Supermarket in SF

Sebastian Gutierrez ‘25 February 16, 2022

Korean culture has become increasingly popular around the world over the past decade, especially through the media: whether it’s KPOP, ranging from BTS to BLACKPINK, or Korean dramas like Parasite and...

Standardized Test Close-Up by biologycorner is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Should Schools Require the SAT?

Misao Didion '22 December 14, 2021

Any student applying to college has heard of the SAT, a three-hour test designed to measure the student’s readiness for college. The complex history of the SAT dates back to 1926 when it was originally...

The author strums her acoustic.

The Rise in Guitar Sales During the Pandemic

Stella Mullin '22, Opinion Editor April 11, 2021

In the midst of the pandemic, I found myself picking up instruments I would have never picked up normally. COVID-19 provided the impetus for me to give them a try. I wasn’t the only one -- Shannon Strunk...

Mia Lee 21 and Bridget Panina 24

Freshman Asks, Senior Answers: Social Life & Cocurriculars

Bridget Panina '24 and Mia Lee '21 April 5, 2021

This is Part One of a series that will feature discussion between underclassmen and upperclassmen regarding life at SHC. Each piece will focus on a different aspect of high school life -- this article...

Outside is not only a physical place -- but a place to rejuvenate your mental health and ponder your next moves!

Outside

Logan Graves '24 February 8, 2021

Everyone’s felt some pandemic-induced exhaustion at some point this year. Moving school to home has brought plenty of challenges: zoom fatigue, blurred work-life balance, lack of physical activity, and...

Room 505 on SHCs La Salle Campus being prepared for in-person instruction.

Should Schools Reopen?

Nicolette Fischer '22 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...

I dont believe in global warming

Humans vs. Nature: The Environmental Apocalypse

Isabella Rinaldi '24 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,...

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...

Many celebrities, and even high school students, have been subjects of cancel culture.

Cancel Culture: The Stifling of Open Discourse on the Internet

Turin Sheykhzadeh '22 and Theo Mai '23 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...

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