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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

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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,...

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...

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