News in Brief
  • Shield sets ambitious goal: 300 Insta followers by Christmas (follow us at @veritasshield).
  • Caitlin Cruz '22 takes the helm of the Shield for the 2021-22 school year.
  • School starts on August 30.
The Student News Site of Flintridge Sacred Heart

Veritas Shield

The Student News Site of Flintridge Sacred Heart

Veritas Shield

The Student News Site of Flintridge Sacred Heart

Veritas Shield

About

Welcome to the Veritas Shield, the student-run news publication at Flintridge Sacred Heart, an all-girls, Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory day and boarding high school in La Cañada Flintridge, California.

The Veritas Shield aims to create a space where members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart community can exchange ideas and contribute to the growth and development of the school. As student journalists, we work to provide informative and engaging coverage of the topics and issues that matter to Flintridge Sacred Heart. While we’re proud members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart community, the writing here represents our own work, and the opinions expressed are ours alone, not those of the school.

The Veritas Shield has a long tradition of publishing student work in print, and during the 2019-2020 school year, we launched this website. Our website features two to three new stories per week, though we also publish some multimedia content exclusively to our Instagram feed. One benefit of moving online has been the increase in page space, which has enabled us to bring in voices from the community in Dear Tologs, a series we initiated in order to help keep our community together after we shifted to remote learning in response to Covid-19. When the time comes to return to in-person learning on campus, we plan to resume print publishing in the form of two themed special issues per year to complement the ongoing news coverage we publish online. 

Every piece we publish goes through a rigorous process of editing. Though we pride ourselves on the diligence we put into our reporting, mistakes do occasionally happen. In the event of an error in our writing, please reach out so that we can research the matter.

 

CONTACT

Email: veritasshield@fsha.org

Instagram: @veritasshield

Actual Physical Location: 440 St. Katherine Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

 

AWARDS

April 2021 — First Class, National Scholastic Press Association

April 2021

— Best of SNO, Ella Kitt, “A look inside St. Francis’s Chivalry’s Not Dead Club”

March 2021 — Best of SNO, Angelina Arevalos, “New Age spirituality takes off during Covid”

March 2021 — Best of SNO, Gabi Miller, “Behind the front line: The changed reality for the healthcare industry”

February 2021 — Best of SNO, Ella Kitt, “Tolog family survives health issues during pandemic”

January 2021 — Best of SNO, Jessie Mysza, “Covid-19 brings changes to Hollywood filming”

January 2021 — Gold Medal, Columbia Scholastic Press Association

January 2021 — Best of SNO, Sarah McGrory, “Tolog starts quarantine vintage shop”

December 2020 — First Place, American Scholastic Press Association Newspaper Award

November 2020 — Best of SNO, Gabi Miller, “Student mental health in the age of Zoom”

October 2020 — Best of SNO, Michelle St. Denis, “Freshmen find innovative ways to make friends during a start to high school like no other”

September 2020 — Best of SNO, Ella Kitt, “@dear_fsha: The Tolog community reacts”

May 2020 — Best of SNO, Cerys Davies, “Sofia Algorri takes over TikTok”

March 2020 — Best of SNO, Ella Kitt, “‘Honey Boy’ ain’t so sweet: Shia LaBeouf’s flawed returned to Hollywood”

February 2020 — Best of SNO, Carisa Joyner, “Will technology revolutionize the world of fitness?”

February 2020 — Best of SNO, Jacqueline Fitzpatrick and Katia Stavropolous, “Looking ahead to joining the workforce”

December 2019 — First Place, American Scholastic Press Association Newspaper Award

December 2019 — Best of SNO, CJ Huston, “Coming to terms with the body positivity movement”

December 2019 — Best of SNO, Julia Yellen, “Comedy gets personal”

November 2019 — Best of SNO, Ella Kitt, “Liberals need to unite”

November 2019 — National Student Media Contest Winner, Cerys Davies, Commentary Writing

September 2019 — First-time Convention Grant Recipient for the National High School Journalism Convention