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The Coronavirus Grinch can’t steal Christmas

Juniors Devon Carlson and Bridget Mills admire Christmas decorations in the Main Hall. Two Christmas trees sit in the Main Hall while wreaths and garlands line the stairwell and walls.
Christmas traditions are adapted to promote safety
December 18, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Ongoing Sacred Heart traditions like Noëls, Christmas assemblies, Christmas on Broadway and Christmas chapels are shifting to a virtual setting to ensure community safety, while other traditions,...

Love is in the air, ‘Actually’

The San Francisco Symphony plays the soundtrack along to the film of
December 12, 2019

The San Francisco Symphony will perform a live-rendition of the soundtrack from a Christmas-themed romantic comedy at Davies Symphony Hall for two days during their holiday performances.  This is the...

Half-day holiday celebration ends semester

History teacher Michael Stafford lip-syncs during the advisor costume contest. Stafford, along with numerous other advisors, were dressed up by their advisees as Christmas-related figures as a part of the four-hour holiday celebration.
December 20, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE With finals having come to a close, students and faculty celebrated the end of the semester with a half-day Christmas-themed assembly and PAWS activities, organized by the sophomore class...

Ho, ho, home decor

Crowds gather outside the home of Tom Taylor and Jerry Goldstein to see the grand Christmas display and visit Santa Claus. The couple hires Santa each night from 6:30-10:00 p.m. throughout December 24 to hand out candy canes and take photos.
SF homes attract crowds by going big on holiday decorations.
December 18, 2017

Each year a handful of San Francisco residents go beyond the tree in the window or string of lights by assembling grand holiday displays consisting of everything from ornaments lining the walkways, to...

Students volunteer during the Christmas season

Sophomores Sofia Telfer and Henry Sears set up a game of miniature golf prior to the arrival of children at ‘Deck the Hall’. ‘Deck the Hall’ is an annual event hosted by Davies Symphony Hall, which includes games, photos with Santa and a concert.
December 3, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE This past weekend, numerous students from both high schools paused their finals preparation and volunteered at holiday-themed events across the city. Throughout November, students received...

Skating into the holidays

Attendees skate around the annual Ice Rink in Union Square. Holiday music is played throughout the day and color-changing neon lights illuminate the rink at night.
Union Square transforms into a center for holiday celebration.
December 9, 2016

The tourist hotspot Union Square is adorned with holiday wreaths and garlands during the winter months, but locals are also attracted to the annual outdoor ice rink and 83-foot Christmas tree. “[The...

Sophs support toy program

Sophs support toy program
Student Council Christmas celebration contributes toy donations.
December 8, 2016

Sophomore Student Council began building community holiday engagement by organizing the Broadway campus’s participation in the San Francisco Firefighter's Toy Program. The San Francisco Firefighter's...

Service club fundraises with hot chocolate sale

Sophomores prepare to sell hot chocolate during lunch in the Gallery. The sale raised money for the Service to the Homeless club, who will buy Christmas presents for some of San Francisco's homeless.
November 30, 2016

Sophomores Kelly Chan, Madeline Furey Peters and Sydney Marquez organized a hot chocolate sale in the Gallery today during lunch. The sophomores sold the hot chocolate to raise money for the Service...

A tale of one fair

A performer begins the Paddy West Nautical Music & Songs show at the Paddy West Stage at the London Docks, one of the 12 main performance stages.
Attendees enter the world of Dickens.
December 10, 2015

Characters straight out of a Charles Dickens story, Christmas carols, slabs of meat and glasses of cider await those who enter a fanciful Victorian era London during an annual event taking place over the...

Culture consumes Christmas

Kindergartners Rebecca Alba (left) and Elaine Roberts (right) admire the necklaces at one of the booths in the Main Hall. The
December 10, 2015

Seasonal store-front displays and back-to-back advertisements showcasing consumer goods, such as clothing and technology are a common sight in weeks leading up to December holidays, but holiday consumerism,...

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