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Kairos: SENIORS TELL ALL

Lance Chou '20 & Paul Komin '20 The moment lowerclassmen hear about the secretive senior retreat known as Kairos, they are infatuated with the idea and want to know exactly what happens on such a mysterious experience. At least, that was how we reacted when we first caught word of the trip in our freshman year. And yet, since its creation, not one student has broken their vow of confidentiality -- or “spilled the beans”, as they say -- about the events that transpire on each Kairos retreat. Today, we will make SHP history and change that narrative by publishing…
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NBA 2K20 Cop or Drop?

Beck O'Kelly '22 With the recent release of NBA 2K20, many fans of the game are excited to download and play with their favorite NBA superstars. "I can't wait to clown on kids in my park," says SHP Sophomore Kai Lockton. While many are excited about the new features anticipated to be added to this year’s game, some longtime players are skeptical of it not being significantly different from previous iterations, raising the question: is buying what seems to be the same game every year even worth it?  When considering buying the new game, one should look into the new…
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Suburban Dictionary

Bennett Kruse '21 Caucasity /kô’kasId?/ noun. the audacity of a caucasian person to do something disrespectful “Jessica had the caucasity to ask me where I got my Supergas from, knowing damn well I was wearing Golden Gooses.” Closed Campus /kl?zd/ /’kampIs/ noun. The illusion of not being able to leave campus during school hours “Despite our closed campus, I got everyone’s Coffee Bar order during my free.” Frobstacle Course /’fräbstIk(I)l/ /kôrs/ noun. The upperclassmen journey around the freshman who block the hallways in Homer “The Frobstacle Course was daunting today.” Stress Attire Shoes /stres/ /I’t?(I)r/ /SHuus/ noun. Tennis shoes you…
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Race: Language Matters

Anisha Menath '21 During discussions during classes or conversations at SHP, I have realized that there is a general lack of education of language to use when talking about important identity factors, specifically race and ethnicity. This is no one’s fault, and I am not trying to blame anyone. If students are not educated, they are unable to understand the implications of the words that they use.  If teachers do not have the resources to educate students about race, then they are unable to improve and facilitate a good and safe space for discussions about race.  In general, having conversations…
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Editorial: Blind Spots

Editorial: Blind Spots

Jake Birdwell '20 Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of giving an Espacio to all of you about the incredible history that we have as a school. A beautiful part of that history has been the role of strong women in shaping the mission and creation of our education. One would think, coming from a tradition of courageous women, that our Sacred Heart community would be a champion of gender equality. However, after talking to some girls at SHP recently, it has become clear to me that we still have a strong tendency to treat men differently than women…
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Popular Sneakers

Margot Gibbons '22 Shoes that you can wear year-round, dress up or down, and be comfortable in, are very popular right now. Sneakers are that utility pair of footwear that can be worn with everything, from dresses to jeans to skirts. These shoes have taken over the fashion industry, especially because they are so easy to wear. Right now, I love pairing nice sneakers with casual outfits. Some great designer brands, with fashionable sneakers, that have been popular lately are Golden Goose Deluxe Brand and Alexander McQueen. With these kinds of sneakers, you can pair them with jeans and a…
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Fall Jewelry Trends

Fall Jewelry Trends

Ilaria Freccia '22 When you think of outfit basics, white tee shirts and blue denim jeans are the first items that come to mind. However, when building an outfit, jewelry is equally if not more important to your overall look. What many people don’t realize about jewelry is that much like clothes there are seasonal trends to look for when shopping. Below is a comprehensive guide to everything that is IN this fall. Earrings: Earrings are one of the most versatile and easiest jewelry pieces to wear. If you want to draw attention to your face, follow the popular trend…
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Volunteering at Home

Volunteering at Home

Isabella Jordan '20 Over the summer, my feed consists of many pictures of people somewhere foreign with little kids of color. Yes, we get it, you’re such a good person; you help little African children. Now, there is nothing wrong with volunteering overseas. I am very impressed that people are so willing to help others and I am not condemning them for volunteering. I do believe, however, that many people go for all the wrong reasons. They go to exotic places to “help,” but they’re also going someplace lavish so they are essentially taking a vacation. Additionally, the point of…
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Being a Feminist

Being a Feminist

Izzy Brake '21 We all believe in something. Whether it be second chances, karma, family, a particular cause, person, or religion; we all have something we believe in so deeply that we are willing to shape our entire lives around it. We are labeled as vegan, activist, Muslim, Christian, nationalist, feminist, and so on. These titles can empower us to do amazing things, introduce us to people with similar values, and open numerous doors and windows. Nevertheless, whenever multiple people are organized into neatly categorized groups, we are faced with a question of identity. People involved in large movements are…
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