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The Breathtaking Bruins

The Breathtaking Bruins

Alexander Dippery '20, Staff Writer December 12, 2016

On November 11th, the 2016-17 college basketball season tipped off with many teams beginning to emerge as the powerhouses of college basketball. After 4 weeks of fierce competition, the top 5 teams were...

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NBA 2016-2017 Predictions

Martin Chavarria '18, Guest Writer December 7, 2016

The first month of the 2016-2017 NBA season has come to an end, and there have been plenty of surprises and disappointments. While there are a fair share of surprises and disappointments in the season...

Getting to Know Andy Chan, Running Coach Extraordinaire

Getting to Know Andy Chan, Running Coach Extraordinaire

Lizze Han '18 and Lucas Beard '18 November 20, 2016

Cross Country isn’t always known for being a popular sport here at SHC, but in his 19th year coaching at our school coach Andy Chan takes great pride in the team and has begun to make a name for himself...

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Catching Up with Shannon Rowbury

Lawrence Wu '19, Staff Writer November 14, 2016

Shannon Rowbury ‘02, a three Olympian and the American record holder in the 1500 m, was recently nominated by to receive a special commendation by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The board declared...

Fighting for This Year's Bruce-Mahoney: Football

Fighting for This Year’s Bruce-Mahoney: Football

Alexander Dippery '20, Staff Writer November 14, 2016

On October 28th, our football team faced off against the Wildcats of Saint Ignatius in the first game of the 70th annual Bruce Mahoney, a best-of-3 series in honor of two men, Bill Bruce and Jerry Mahoney....

First draft pick Ben Simmons

A Star in Strain

Jolie Radunich '18, Copy Editor October 26, 2016

This past Friday, September 30, it was announced that first pick in the 2016 NBA draft, Ben Simmons, had fractured the fifth metatarsal in one of his feet.   Simmons was born in Melbourne, Australia,...

The Final Five after winning team gold in Rio (

Keeping Up with the Final Five

Jolie Radunich '18, Copy Editor September 30, 2016

It's been approximately one month since the final day of competition for the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team.  Known as the “Final Five,” Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, Gabby...

Racing Flats: Yay or Nay?

Racing Flats: Yay or Nay?

Lawrence Wu '19, Staff Writer September 28, 2016

There is no doubt you have seen trees losing their leaves and colder weather arrive. Along with it, you may have noticed an increase of the amount of high school runners on the roads. As fall arrives,...

Kaepernick's Anthem

Kaepernick’s Anthem

Nico Beard '17 and Leo Straccia '17 September 18, 2016

Most people in the US would find it very customary to stand for the National Anthem. On August 26th however, SF 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to challenge this notion and kneel for the anthem...

The Legacy of Kobe Bryant

The Legacy of Kobe Bryant

Stephen Chen '17, Staff Writer September 16, 2016

It was April 29, 1996. Seemed like a normal day for many people, but not for this one 17 year old who went to Lower Merion High School in Philly. On this day, a 6’6 senior decided that he would skip...

Spring Brings Pitchers and Catchers

Spring Brings Pitchers and Catchers

Max Chan '16, Sports Editor and Staff Writer March 4, 2016

While the Major League Baseball regular season will not commence until April, pitchers and catchers reported to Scottsdale, Arizona for their first workouts of spring training. Among these was the new...

Heartbreaker on the Hilltop

Max Chan '16, Sports Editor February 3, 2016

    With the Irish trailing 61-60, a crowd of 5,000 counting down “Five, four, three, . . .” and the St. Ignatius Wildcats hustling back on defense, senior forward Jamar Williams-Sheppard...

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