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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.

The Coronavirus Grinch can’t steal Christmas

Christmas traditions are adapted to promote safety
Darcy Jubb and Ella Noblin 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,...

The San Francisco Symphony plays the soundtrack along to the film of Love Actually during the holidays. The symphony also presents other holiday performances throughout December.

Love is in the air, ‘Actually’

Mackenna Moslander, Reporter 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...

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.

Half-day holiday celebration ends semester

Arianna Nassiri, Reporter 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...

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.

Ho, ho, home decor

SF homes attract crowds by going big on holiday decorations.
Jordan Russell, Senior Reporter 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...

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.

Students volunteer during the Christmas season

Arianna Nassiri, Reporter 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...

Students from Art Foundations II, Spanish 4 Honors, and a senior theology class visit the SF MOMA to see the “Remezcla Graphic” exhibit. The works of art were from Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco and focused on identity, culture, society, and politics, which the students were studying.

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Thomasina Akamine, Photographer December 19, 2016

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.

Skating into the holidays

Union Square transforms into a center for holiday celebration.
Josephine Rozzelle, Senior Reporter 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...

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Jemima Scott, Photographer December 8, 2016

Sophs support toy program

Sophs support toy program

Student Council Christmas celebration contributes toy donations.
Cece Giarman & Jordan Russell, Reporters 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...

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 Franciscos homeless.

Service club fundraises with hot chocolate sale

Emma Hubbard and Caroline Schulberg 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 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.

A tale of one fair

Attendees enter the world of Dickens.
Fiona Mittelstaedt, Senior reporter 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...

Kindergartners Rebecca Alba (left) and Elaine Roberts (right) admire the necklaces at one of the booths in the Main Hall. The Merry Marketplace was set up on Dec. 5 for members of the Sacred Heart community to take part in a Christmas boutique. Boots, food truck and games were part of the event. The items for sale ranged from jewelry to books to toys for children.

Culture consumes Christmas

Kristina Cary, Managing Editor 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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