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Graduating during SIP – Class of 2020

Graduating during SIP - Class of 2020

May 21, 2020

With the help of the English department, the Emerald asked the Class of 2020 for a few words of wisdom and reflection. Here is what they had to say about clearing out their lockers, saying goodbye to high school, and graduating in this strange, historic time.  "Although this school year didn’t pan out the way...

2019 Fall Sports Review

December 4, 2019

Courtesy of SHC's amazing athletic directors (Mr. Phil Freed and Ms. Jo Ann Momono), here is the 2019 Fall Varsity Sports Review. Boys and Girls Cross Country: In his 22nd season as head coach, Andy Chan’s 65-member boys and girls cross country teams had another great campaign. The pre-se...

SHC Athletes: Playing in College


Kaya Richards '22

April 11, 2019

As the school year of 2018-19 starts to come to a finish, many seniors are preparing to leave the SHC community and find their place in the world. 12 seniors, in particular, have shown tremendous dedication to their sport and SHC. Each of them have signed a Letter of Intent to play his/her sport in colleg...

The Emerald Open House

The Emerald Open House

Elsa Rafter, Managing Editor

October 25, 2018

The Emerald Open House                                      ...

Letter from the Editors – Start of School

Letter from the Editors - Start of School

Amy La '20, Elsa Rafter '19, and Elizabeth Han '19

September 6, 2018

Dear Readers, Summer is moving fast into fall, and it’s a kickoff to yet another school year! Your Emerald Editors are looking forward to bringing you a new and improved destination for the latest news at SHC; created by students, for students. This year we are expanding beyond your traditional news ...

The Path to Greatness

Patrick Pan

Jacob Gamez-Mendoza ‘18, Patrick Pan ‘18, and Evan Lau ‘18

May 25, 2017

You probably have heard of Olympic legends such as Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt. For most athletes, qualifying for the Olympics and winning a gold medal is the ultimate dream. But the road to achieving that dream is not a smooth one. The path to success requires time, dedication, and great sacrifice....



Emma Lynn Gillmer '19, SHCP News Editor

May 25, 2017

A personal ode to the universal enemy of procrastination. The overwhelming feeling of dread disabling productive action. An honest, opinionated examination of daily delay, indecisive idling, lazy loafing. The key word being dread. The face illustrates creases, cracks, and crooks. The body is hunched, stooped low, ...

A Plethora of Passions: SHC’s Inquiry and Innovation Showcase

Photo by Liam Carey, i2 Program Director

Sam Fisher '17, Copy Editor

April 24, 2017

The second floor was booming this past Saturday, as students from the Inquiry and Innovation (i2) Program gathered for their third annual showcase. Over the course of the past school year, each member of the program focused their time on what has been dubbed a “passion project,” and they dedicated ...

Federal Transgender Protections Revoked by Trump

Federal Transgender Protections Revoked by Trump

Jacob Gamez-Mendoza '18, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

President Trump tackles his first major social issue during his term. The President repealed Pres. Obama’s federal mandate protecting transgender bathroom access according to their identified gender. The administration explains that it is best to leave the decision up to the states. The Departments ...

An Interview with Devin Nelson, a True Superstar with an Electric Guitar

Devin Nelson (top right) as lead guitarist in his band The Y Axes

Patrick Pan '18, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

Near the end of summer, I excitedly checked my PowerSchool portal to see who my teachers for the next semester would be. I opened the web page to find out that someone by the name Devin Nelson would be my advanced placement chemistry teacher. Having never met this individual before, I did not know what to ...

Tom Brady, A Force to be Reckoned With

Tom Brady, A Force to be Reckoned With

Nico Beard '17, Sports Editor

March 2, 2017

Tom Brady, a Bay Area native, has done it all. Brady grew up in San Mateo, California and attended Serra High School, where he idolized Joe Montana through his glory years and was determined to accomplish the same. He attended the University of Michigan and was ranked a top quarterback prospect. How...

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