The Emerald

2018-2019 Staff

Amy La


Hey everyone! My name is Amy La, and I’ll be this year’s Editor-in-Chief. Besides the SHC Emerald, I’m involved in other school activities such as golf and Speech and Debate. During my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, arts a...

Lawrence Wu


Lawrence Wu is a current senior at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep. He joined the Emerald as a lowerclassman and has not looked past since. He is highly involved in the school community and pursues a wide variety of interests from...

Peyton McDonnell


Hi! My name is Peyton McDonnell and I’m senior here at SHC. I spend my time stage managing our theatrical productions, on stage with the choir, or writing spoken word.  My passion is in the arts. I love surreal and modern a...

Natalie Leong


Hello everyone! My name is Natalie, and I am a junior here at SHC. I started participating in the Emerald since Freshmen year as a staff writer, and this year, I'm so glad that I'm contributing more to the newspaper by being...

Monisha Bulchandani


Monisha Bulchandani is the Op-Ed subeditor of the newspaper. Often during the school year, you will find her stressing about academics, learning, and working as hard as she can. After school, you can find her in the band room or in the library working with her debate partner. She is apart of the SHC Band, SHC Debate team, and of course the SHC News Paper. She thinks through many decisions, analyzes passages, and ponders deep within. She also loves...

Catherine Cohen


Catherine Cohen is a senior at SHC and, in addition to The Emerald, is involved with Costume Crew, Block Club, LVY, and Knitting Club. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, writing, surfing, and traveling. She loves fashion and...

Sarah Chan


Ben Rose


Hi! I’m Ben Rose, class of 2020. I was born and raised in the city of San Francisco, so I know my way around. I like writing songs, writing stories, basically just writing....

Elizabeth Han


Kali Hoang


Hi! My name is Kali Hoang, I am 15 years old and my interests are in music, books, and shows. I enjoy singing and am in the SHC Choir; I also love the stage which is why I am in tech which is the backstage aspect at SHC. I...

Nathan Cramer


My name is Nathan Cramer, Class of 2019.  I have spent my years in high school participating in the I2 Program and Student Launch Initiative.  Academics have been a very influential part of my high school experience. Outside of s...

Summer Bolcerek


I went to St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School before being accepted to Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in 2015. I play for the SHC Girls Soccer team, am a member of Tuff Club, and intern at city hall. My love of news an...

Anya Beran


My name is Anya and I am a senior. I am in tech crew, do martial arts, and am in Block Club. As a member of tech crew, I will be one of the Emerald’s VPA writers....

Eleanor Gillis


Besides editing and writing for the Emerald, Eleanor is involved in Student Council, Speech and Debate, Block Club, Spanish Club, and Knitting Club. She previously played Varsity tennis for three years. Outside of the SHC community...

Elsa Rafter

Managing Editor

Hi! I'm Elsa Rafter and I am in my senior year at Sacred Heart Cathedral. I am a year-round swimmer and a passionate environmentalist. I love hearing my fellow students voice their opinions and want to make the Emerald a place to sha...

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