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Artist Feature: Kaia Li ’22

Artist Feature: Kaia Li ’22

Sophia Torres '22 Image also provided at the bottom of the article in its entirety. Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, SHP artists are still perfecting their craft, creating more pieces than they ever did before. One student in particular, Kaia Li (‘22), has used the pandemic as an opportunity to further develop her art.  Kaia has always liked art. Ever since she was little, she would doodle on any handout or homework assignment she had. However, she was never really able to seriously get into art because of her commitment to swim. That all changed when she started high school.…
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Athlete Feature: Chase Dolinko ’21

Athlete Feature: Chase Dolinko ’21

Billy Thompson '22 The following article summarizes Billy's conversation with Chase but is not presented in a format where he directly responds to the bold questions. The image was provided by Chase Dolinko '21 The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down schools, restaurants, business, as well as sports programs. Many teams are attempting to adapt in any way possible in order to produce any sort of high school sports, as well as club season. Chase Dolinko, a current senior at Sacred Heart, is trying to get as much out of his last season as possible in preparation for…
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Presidential Transitions: How Our History Should Inform the Present

Presidential Transitions: How Our History Should Inform the Present

Colleen Tanona '22 The United States was one of the first countries to adopt modern representative democracy and, as a result, set many precedents for the expectation of democracy, which is a government run by the people. This stands in contrast to a monarchy, a government run by a family. One of the main things that the United States set a precedent for was the peaceful transition of power between two different candidates, regardless of party affiliation. Essentially, this calls everybody to facilitate the transition between presidents, including parties, citizens, and the candidates themselves. This concept of a peaceful transition…
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Must-Watch Christmas Movies

Must-Watch Christmas Movies

Michelle Hernandez-Garduza '22 As the holiday season approaches, people begin to prepare themselves for Christmas. Whether it's blasting Christmas music, putting up your tree, or obsessively buying new Christmas decorations, we can agree that we all enjoy preparing for the Christmas season in our own ways. Let’s not forget the most exciting part of the season: Christmas movies! So grab some popcorn and put on your Christmas PJ’s! Here are some must-watch Christmas movies that you can watch to roll into the holiday season!  Home Alone: Home Alone is obviously a classic Christmas movie from the 90s that I'm sure…
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SHP Drama Pushes Forward With Fall Production

SHP Drama Pushes Forward With Fall Production

Axel de Vernou '21 Starting tonight and running through the weekend, the SHP Drama Department is inviting students to virtually attend “The Odd Couple,” a comedic school play adapted from the 1965 version written by Neil Simon. Despite restrictions that actors have had to face recently, the Drama team is doing the best it can to provide a show for students and faculty from the comfort of their homes. “The Odd Couple is a comedy about two friends, Olive and Florence, who couldn’t be more different,” explains Drama Program Director Mr. Jeffrey Adams, who has been in charge of overseeing…
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The Back Page’s Christmas Wishlist

The Back Page’s Christmas Wishlist

Karina Carlos '21 Happy Holidays! This year the Back Page has decided to share some of the items on our Christmas wish lists with everyone! Maybe you’ll even find some ideas to send to Santa.... A proper sleep scheduleEyes that aren’t dryA therapistA napHAND SANITIZERScreen time that isn’t over 12 hoursAn Instagram update that makes senseHappinessPeppermint bark And a partridge in a pear tree! :D Photo provided by Axel de Vernou '21
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How Different Communities at SHP Tackled the 2020 Election

How Different Communities at SHP Tackled the 2020 Election

Timothy Meneses '21 This year’s 2020 presidential election has undoubtedly been an unprecedented and historic event. The election results were called four days after Election Day and increased tension across the country. Paired with the pandemic, many of SHP’s students and faculty have felt anxiety, stress, and apprehension during this election cycle, but faculty and student groups have sought to make the best of the situation. Americans all over the country have already experienced tension because of the coronavirus, which has only gotten worse with the election and the deep divide within our nation’s political sides. AP U.S. History teacher…
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HeartBeat Issue 6

HeartBeat Issue 6

The last HeartBeat issue of the semester includes: An overview of the second semester reopening plan with a Viewpoints column that discusses the pros and cons; a look back at Thanksgiving through photos; a showcase of Sheyla Aguilar's work in AP Photography; politics; and of course, a hilarious back page!
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