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Does Minimum Grading Maximize Learning or Minimize Effort?

Does Minimum Grading Maximize Learning or Minimize Effort?

Sasha Tang, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

Recently, Sacred Heart Preparatory has become one of many schools nationwide to implement minimum grading. Minimum Grading is the increasingly controversial policy that sets the lowest possible grade for...

Israel and Hamas Conflict

Israel and Hamas Conflict

Arjun Singh and Clay Griffin February 27, 2024

On October 7, 2023, Hamas, one of the largest and most advanced terrorist organizations in the Palestinian territories, launched an assault on Israel. After firing over 2,000 rockets in their initial attack,...

Guam: We Need to Talk About the Chamorro

Guam: We Need to Talk About the Chamorro

Livia Valentine, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

When Guam is brought up, some common ideas often come to peoples’ minds: it belongs to the United States, it is a strategic Naval base, an out-of-the-way tourist attraction, and maybe somewhere near...

SHP’s Sleep Crisis

SHP’s Sleep Crisis

Jaiden Ghumman, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

SHP’s Director of School and Personal Counseling, Ms. Laura Stoll, prescribes that students ages 13-18 need 8-10 hours of sleep to maintain a healthy body and mind. However, according to the CDC, around...

February SCOTUS Docket; is Trump an Eligible Candidate?

February SCOTUS Docket; is Trump an Eligible Candidate?

Lucy Newton and Estela Tapias February 15, 2024

Beginning on February 8, 2024, the Supreme Court of the United States will withhold the power to clarify the bounds of federalism in national elections, presidential immunity, and judicial jurisdiction. Since...

Atherton’s Housing Crisis: Where Does SHP Fit In?

Atherton’s Housing Crisis: Where Does SHP Fit In?

Livia Valentine, Writer February 15, 2024

Atherton’s city council is struggling to operate amid changing state requirements for affordable housing. The Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) is a state-run process that sets a quota for new,...

Grade Alignment: Does the Teacher Make the Grade?

Grade Alignment: Does the Teacher Make the Grade?

Duke Tom and Brooke Soderbery February 15, 2024

Students taking the same course with different teachers should face a similar level of challenge and earn grades consistent with other sections. More specifically, sections of the same course should be...

The Future of Generative AI in Education

Livia Valentine, Writer February 15, 2024

As generative AI continues to intersect with education at SHP and society as a whole, debate about its benefits and dangers persists. With regard to AI’s helpfulness at school, Nick Karros ‘24 remarked,...

No School the Day After Halloween

Clay Griffin, Writer February 15, 2024

Sacred Heart Schools will not have classes on Wednesday, November 1st, the day after Halloween and the Travis Scott concert. However, the day off from school is not for students to recover from Halloween...

Crossing the Chasm: Women in STEM

Kate Ragatz, Opinion Section Editor February 15, 2024

Women are notoriously underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. According to a study published by the U.S. Department of Labor, women—while comprising around 47%...

Living Sustainably: How Changing Everyday Habits Can Save our Planet

Megan Newby, Writer February 15, 2024

Our planet is struggling. Climate change is affecting all corners of our globe, changing weather patterns, causing species to go extinct, and limiting Earth’s natural resources. According to NASA, the...

SHS Teacher One Of Four Winners in SFMOMA Contest

Alondra Flores February 1, 2024

Lauren DiCioccio, a teacher at the Sacred Heart Middle School, has had her work in exhibits now for fifteen years. From June 15-25, one of her works of art was displayed in the San Francisco Museum of...

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