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‘Little Women’ Creates A New Perspective on Women

‘Little Women’ Creates A New Perspective on Women

Ella Villar, Managing Editor

February 3, 2020

Recipient of six Academy Award nominations, Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women recognizes the importance of women in all epochs. The story follows the March sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy, from childhood to adulthood during the Civil War era of America. Greta Gerwig not only directed and wrot...

Upcoming Shows of 2020

Upcoming Shows of 2020

Kaitlyn Kittredge, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

With a new year comes new resolutions, new people, and most excitingly new TV shows. Take a look at eight of the most anticipated television series of 2020. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: In this new high-concept drama, Zoey Clarke plays an intelligent computer coder, heading towards San Francis...

Jojo Rabbit is one of the Best Films of the Year

Jojo Rabbit is one of the Best Films of the Year

Ben Bartlett, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Jojo Rabbit, the newest film from writer-director Taika Waititi, is a hilarious and touching World War II satire.  This was an incredibly risky follow-up to Waititi’s 2017 hit, Thor: Ragnorok. The film is centered around a ten-year-old German boy named Jojo, who has an imaginary friend named Adolf Hitler.  ...

Romeo and Juliet Production Set in Era of Equality

Romeo and Juliet Production Set in Era of Equality

Nikki Iyer, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Romeo and Juliet made its debut December 4-7 in the Black Box. In this production, written by William Shakespeare, certain male roles were played by females. Actors Repertoire, the highest level of drama in SJHHS’s Theatre Department, performed the play set in a futuristic, dystopian future soci...

The Best of the 2010’s

The Best of the 2010’s

Kate Meyers, News Editor

November 3, 2019

Throughout the 2010s, music has developed greatly in all kinds of genres. The decade introduced new alternatives of pop, hip-hop, and rap, encouraging entirely new styles in fashion. 2010: The release of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” album kicked off 2010, and allowed party-themed pop music lik...

LGBTQ Representation on the Rise in Media

LGBTQ Representation on the Rise in Media

Sandhya Ganesan, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2019

LGBTQ representation in media has risen in relation to attention the LGBTQ community has received over the past few years.  “When I was in high school and first really [started] paying attention to who was in media or shows I was watching, I started noticing around the same time I understood m...

‘She Kills Monsters’ Play Incorporates Puppets

‘She Kills Monsters’ Play Incorporates Puppets

Rylan Weber and Isabella Mahar

September 10, 2019

The Stallion Theater Company is producing the play She Kills Monsters, written by Qui Nguyen. The play features Agnes, a senior in high school, whose freshman sister, Tilly has just passed away. Agnes is looking through her sister’s room when she finds Tilly’s Dungeons and Dragons set and decid...

‘It Chapter Two’ Box Office Sales Float Above Competition

‘It Chapter Two’ Box Office Sales Float Above Competition

Ava Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

Warner Bros.’ and New Line Cinema’s It Chapter Two grossed approximately $193 million in the first week after its release. Compared to its adversarial films, Abominable and Downton Abbey, the total sales of this chilling movie topped all of its competitors.  On its opening weekend, Chapter Two scored ...

Kiss Me Kate is “Wunderbar”

Kiss Me Kate is “Wunderbar”

Katie Brubaker, Managing Editor

April 30, 2019

Kiss Me Kate, the play within a play put on by the Stallion Theatre Company, produced laughs, cheers, gasps of astonishment, and jaw-drops from audience members during the last two weeks. Through both the first and second acts, there truly was never a dull moment. Kiss Me Kate is a production that...

Should We Separate Art From Its Artist?

Should We Separate Art From Its Artist?

April 30, 2019

When celebrities engage in inappropriate conduct, how should we react to the art they create? Should we boycott their films, their music, their writing? What about others involved in the industry?

San Juan Hills Participates in District Honor Choir

San Juan Hills Participates in District Honor Choir

Connor Rose, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Capistrano Unified School District’s Honor Choir is held at Segerstrom Hall, where SJHHS stallions were able to sing with other schools, learning music together as one team. The usual school rivalries were put aside for the sake of art and expression in a one-night event that amazed and emotionally mov...

Orchestra Receives Unanimous Superior at Segerstrom

Orchestra Receives Unanimous Superior at Segerstrom

David De Anda, Graphics Editor

April 29, 2019

A combination of an advanced band and advanced orchestra equals a perfect score performance for SJHHS at the Orange County Philharmonic Society Orchestra Festival. The event was hosted by the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on March 9th. Dean McElroy, the Director of Instrumental Music, lead his stude...