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The Emerald

Quiet, but Not Unheard: Racism Against Asians

I Am Not a Virus

Amy La '20, Editor-in-Chief

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 of physically and emotionally tormented Asian people continues to circulate during this pandemic. At a time...

The Stolen Semester

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

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 an “exceptional class,” so much so that he hasn’t had to threaten to take away our senior privile...

The Careerization of High School

Photo Credit: SHC Instagram

Margot Hart '22 and Mimi Dineen '22

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 to take higher-level courses undoubtedly stems from college admissions-related anxiety. This leads to increase...

The New Dress Code: No Benefits, Many Drawbacks

The New Dress Code: No Benefits, Many Drawbacks

Eric Coestad '21, Editor-in-Chief

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 SHC polo, while maintaining the freedom to wear our outerwear of choice. Last year, students were to wear eit...

Dress Codes: How They Positively Impact Schools

Dress Codes: How They Positively Impact Schools

Isabel Enriquez '22 and Stella Mullin '22

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 violating our First Amendment right to freedom of speech, they keep us safe and demonstrate a resou...

San Francisco E-Cigarette Ban

San Francisco E-Cigarette Ban

Stephen Ira '21

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 was a preventative step to counter the use of e-cigarettes by the underage teen population. With ...

Juuling: An Epidemic That Must End

Juuling: An Epidemic That Must End

Eric Coestad '21

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 one in two that someone is “Juuling” inside (yes, this includes SHC!). The Juul is an e...

Instagram Stories: The Death of Snapchat

Source: (Josh Constine, TechCrunch)

Kaya Richards '22

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 there’s the question,“Which is truly better?” Instagram Stories have to take first prize in thi...

Professional Gaming: An Idealistic but Unrealistic Dream

Frank Ka-Ho Wong- China Briefing

Aidan Brasch

October 28, 2018

When we were little kids, many of us had dreams to play sports, create art, or perform our favorite hobby professionally when we got older. However, as we grew up most of us realized that these aspirations were unrealistic. In the most cutthroat professions, only the best and most talented people have a...

Journalism Conferences: A Waste of Time or A Great Opportunity?

Journalism Conferences: A Waste of Time or A Great Opportunity?

Kali Hoang

October 26, 2018

SHCP students are constantly busy, swamped with homework, extracurriculars such as sports and VPA, volunteering, and more. Due to their pile of responsibilities, although not all students do this, many tend to gravitate toward activities that will not waste their time. Students participate in extracu...

Resistance From Within – What does it mean that the White House isn’t all on the same page?

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Summer Bolcerek '19

October 15, 2018

On September 5th, 2018 an editorial was published to The New York Times titled, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration”. The author, remaining anonymous, was cited as a senior official in the Trump administration, whose identity is only known to The New York Times. In this ...

Muni’s fatal flaws

Ben Rose '20

September 30, 2018

An interview on the future of muni.

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