The Roundtable

Teens need to start socializing cautiously

Teens need to start socializing cautiously

September 24, 2020

The current strict social isolation that San Francisco mandates of closing schools and restricting group gatherings could pose significant risks to teenagers' mental health, some of which could be dangero...

Social media users need to be more skeptical of what they read

By Sartaj Rajpal, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2020

I’ve been getting a lot of Trump and Biden ads on YouTube lately. Either Trump tries to disparage his opponent, or Biden asks “for a favor.” Being forced to shelter in place during a global pandemic has made us even more reliant on social media, which already plays a crucial role in elections and political campaigns. Whoever wins the social media game has a very good chance of winning the election. The...

NBA must focus on players’ mental well-being

By Henry Murray, Sports Editor

September 24, 2020

As the NBA heads toward the end of the season in its closed-off “bubble” style of competition, dialogue about athletes’ mental health is a conversation that the league continues to push to the side. While the league’s commissioner Adam Silver implemented the bubble strategy as the best means of mitigating COVID-19 cases amongst players, coaches and press, the severe closed contact nature of t...

COVID-19 related mental health issues need to be addressed

By Owen Murray, Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2020

Legislation may require the public to protect itself from COVID-19 with masks in public spaces, but teens are unprepared for a more pervading medical threat: mental health problems. Up to 30% of high schoolers suffer from depression regularly, according to the Davenee Foundation. Recent COVID-19 lockdowns have caused 56% of Americans to experience new mental health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation r...

Teachers should show political neutrality

Teachers should show political neutrality

May 21, 2020

Teachers and students must adhere to Sacred Heart Goals by aiming to promote political neutrality in the school community so that students have the freedom to develop their own p...

Teens should refrain from riding scooters

Teens should refrain from riding scooters

February 14, 2020

San Francisco was one of the first major cities to allow e-scooters on its streets, but as injuries grow more common, people worry about their safety while riding. The e-scoote...

New district attorney makes city less safe

By Owen Murray, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2020

San Francisco elected Chesa Boudin as its new District Attorney in November of 2019, and in less than a month of his incumbency, the city has already become more dangerous. Weeks after he was sworn in in early January, Boudin made national news for dropping charges against a man who savagely attacked a police officer’s face with broken vodka bottles, leaving him with severe head and neck injurie...

Owen's Opinion

Owen’s Opinion

December 12, 2019

San Francisco embodies the American tech boom, serves as a center of innovation, fosters strong markets and grows neo-progressive ideals, but that doesn’t mean we can ignore its fi...

Owen’s Opinion

By Owen Murray, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2019

Freedom of speech is a right that we enjoy without appreciating it. As Americans, we express our opinions every day without punishment and have very few laws that limit what we can publish or access in print and online. That being said, there is a current trend of some individuals in the American press advocating for limits on speech despite making a living by exercising their First Amendment rights....

Owen's Opinion

Owen’s Opinion

September 17, 2019

  After the Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks in 2001, Americans united with patriotism and support for each other. Today, 18 years and six days later, the United States continues to...

Owen’s Opinion

By Owen Muray, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2019

In a time when social media promotes youth participation in activism, it is puzzling that teens and young adults have stayed silent amidst the chaos surrounding Jeffrey Epstein’s indictment before his suicide. Multi-millionaire and businessman Jeffrey Epstein was taken into custody in New Jersey on July 6 and subsequently charged with large scale trafficking of minors for sexual exploitation. Two months later,...

Owen’s Opinion

By Owen Fahy, Editor-in-Chief

April 11, 2018

I have always fancied myself as a practical person, sometimes to a fault. I have never really been a dreamer, as I have always preferred to try and be realistic. I thought I was doing the same with the college admissions. I thought I didn’t have a favorite school or a vision for college. I just wanted to go because that’s what high schoolers do after graduation, and I would figure out the rest...