Veritas Shield


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, the paper added this website. This year, most of our content will be online-only, though we will produce two special print issues, one in the fall and one in the spring. Moving online has enabled us to produce multimedia content like videos and songs, which we’ve published here and on our Instagram feed. Moving online has also made it possible for us to respond to newsworthy topics faster than we have in the past. And, moving online has given us more space to bring in voices from the community in our Dear Tologs series, which we initiated in order to help keep our community together after we shifted to remote learning in response to Covid-19.

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.




Instagram: @veritasshield

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



January 2021 — Gold Medal, Columbia Student 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