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Introverts Suffer in the Shadow of Extroverts

Alexea Malaletkin, Editorial Editor

March 14, 2014

Filed under Opinion

It’s a basic fact: we can all be classified as either an introvert or an extrovert. However, it is a black and white spectrum that should not impact a student’s academic potential. With educational systems constantly evolving t...

Nation Wide Minimum Wage Increase Will Benefit Those In Need

Griffin Orlich, A&E Editor

March 7, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Raising the Federal minimum wage continues to be a strong controversy among American Politicians. Currently starting at $7.25 an hour, some states are taking the initiative in raising the minimum wage to the suggested $10.10 an ho...

Zero Tolerance Tardy Policy Ignores Legit Excuses

The Express, Editorial Dept.

February 25, 2014

Filed under Opinion

While it may reduce the number of tardies overall, the policy doesn't allow for legitimate reasons. What is your most legit reason that was ignored?

Accepting Rejection

Accepting Rejection

February 21, 2014

Top OC Teacher John Baker Gets Tough on Ditching

Tracy Gaylord, staff writer

February 11, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Senior ditch day has been a high school tradition for generations, however some students decided to skip the fun “He’s too intense, man,” said Jim Tinker, referring to the harsh consequences John Baker threatened to impo...

Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Shane Battis, Business Manager

January 17, 2014

Filed under Opinion

At the start of 2014, Colorado became the first state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana to users at least 21 years old, prompting nationwide debates on whether the drug’s use is safe and should be extended to other sta...

Letter From the Editor

Brittany Christensen, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2014

Filed under Opinion

As the new year begins and my time at SJHHS draws to a close, I have been reflecting on high school as part of the college essay process. This writing task led me to discover what it is that drives me and how I can make somethi...

Knott’s is No More

Tracy Gaylord, STAFF WRITTER

January 15, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Due to the cancellation of STAR testing there is no longer a good reason for seniors to be off campus -- or so says CUSD. This is a major change to tradition at SJHHS and other high schools. Every year we would see and hear ab...

No Knotts? Hooray!

Mrs. Krasilneck, Guest Columnist

January 14, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Well it’s about time! Finally CUSD has the good sense to cancel that ridiculous senior Knott’s trip. For far too long freshmen, sophomores, and juniors have been taking STAR tests while seniors took a day off to frolic a...

Is Internet Addiction Claiming Another Victim?

Is Internet Addiction Claiming Another Victim?

Alexea Malaletkin, Editorial Editor

December 6, 2013

Filed under Opinion