SHP Initiates School Closure in Light of Power Shut-Down

SHP Initiates School Closure in Light of Power Shut-Down

Axel de Vernou '21 In response to PG&E’s power shut-downs that affected households across the Bay Area for multiple days, SHP’s administration decided that the best action to reflect the needs of the community would be a school closure on Wednesday, October 9th. Though Atherton was outside of the area that stopped receiving power, Sacred Heart considered safety with regards to commute and having all the faculty administration necessary to run an effective school day. Due to the fact that PG&E has kept a system of cables and signals that are in need of modernization and advancement, many hazards have…
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Capstone Profile: Response to Climate Change

Capstone Profile: Response to Climate Change

Kiran Seeff '23 In the midst of a global cli- mate crisis, Sacred Heart students are moving towards mobilizing for change. Among the many ways that the school is helping to reverse the effects of climate change, some Sacred Heart seniors are using their capstone projects as an initiative to com- bat climate change. Alekos Kapur ‘21, a junior interested in starting a Senior Capstone project next year, defines the process as “a project that you come up with on your own [where] you can work with others... it might be some- thing related to your classes, or just something…
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Club Focus: Board Game and History

Club Focus: Board Game and History

Paul Fong '23 With Sacred Heart's new facilities and creative spaces encouraging a fresh culture of change, new clubs have emerged to appeal to every student's interest. Among these are the board game and history club. The former was created for students to spend time to relax and play different games with friends, and meets on Fridays, both during and after school. As the name suggests, the primary purpose of the club is to play games in a semi-competitive environment. However, leader Samuel Lim ‘20 reassures students that “the stakes have never been lower.” Even if students do not have…
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The New Campbell Building Opens Social and Academic Opportunities

The New Campbell Building Opens Social and Academic Opportunities

William Heafey '22, Adrian de Vernou '22, Finn Roblin '21, & Timothy Meneses '21 With the new school year underway, Sacred Heart has changed radically in its physical environment and the culture it inspires. Construction of the new William V. Campbell Arts and Academics Center has been completed, broadly impacting students and teachers. New and better facilities allow for teachers to improve their craft and for students to grow as artists and scholars. The new building will allow for students to utilize its new study spaces, flex rooms, and improved facilities for the arts to broaden their learning. After the…
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The Creative Inquiry Department Grows

The Creative Inquiry Department Grows

William Briger '21 For many years, the Creative Inquiry (CI) department has been a small but essential part of the Sacred Heart environment. The department offers a crucial piece of student development not found around campus; it is a space for the non-traditional, where the students explore their interests and find inspiration in a diversity of projects. As the 2019 school year starts, the Creative Inquiry department experienced a significant transformation: a new location, more and larger classes, additional funding, new teachers, and greater recognition. When discussing Creative Inquiry in the new seven virtues campaign, Director of Schools Richard Dioli,…
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SHP Reflects on Parking’s Changes and Future

SHP Reflects on Parking’s Changes and Future

Axel de Vernou '21 Parking never fails to spark discussion and controversy at SHP, so with the recent completion of the new Campbell building and the radical transformation of the campus’s layout, students, faculty, and administration are reflecting on the topic once again. Not only has the total number of spots increased from two years ago, but the movement of certain programs and minor changes to the uses of certain spaces have allowed SHP to embrace a new way of accommodating everyone on campus with safety and without overflow.   However, this has been met with debate amongst students regarding…
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SHP Grads Rock the Women’s World Cup

SHP Grads Rock the Women’s World Cup

Maya Moffat '23 On July 7th this summer the US Women’s National team won a historic  fourth World Cup; out of the twenty-three amazing women on that team, two of them were graduates of SHP.  As Mr. Rodriguez, SHP Athletic Director puts it, “to have two of our alums represent the United States out of our dinky little school… I think if you were to actually take the odds on that - I don’t know what they would be but they would be astronomical.” Their spectacular victory in France, helped along by the two SHP grads Abby Dahlkemper ‘11 and…
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