The Express

  • The Tan Band Wins Battle of the Bands

  • Sofia Votava Wins President's Volunteer Service Award

  • Skyla Setzler Wins 2nd in District Poster Competition

  • Battle of the Bands Winner to Play Concert at Lunch Friday

  • 2019 Stallion of the Year Nominees Announced

  • Lila Holley and Sierra Young In Top 15 of OC Register Varsity Artists

You Can’t Take it With You Will Take Your Breath Away

You Can’t Take it With You Will Take Your Breath Away

Katie Brubaker, Managing Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

The Stallion Theatre Company’s most recent production, You Can’t Take it With You, was a story that touched on the importance of love, family, and the search for true happiness.  The show revolves around a bizarre family who live together in absolute chaos. The youngest member of the family, Al...

Little Women Slideshow

Little Women Slideshow

Makayla Walders and Sandhya Ganesan

February 21, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

SJHHS’s theater department has recently reminded us of the value of family and the importance of hope. Set in the time period of the civil war in Concord, Massachusetts, “Little Women” narrates a story of the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Throughout this two hour play, the sisters e...

Velvet Buzzsaw Redefines Thriller

Velvet Buzzsaw Redefines Thriller

Connor Rose, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

“Velvet Buzzsaw” tells the story of a modern art gallery that takes the works of a recently dead artist and displays them for their own profit. Little do they know, the art holds a darkness and supernatural evil, torturing and terrifying the gallery owners. Netflix and Dan Gilroy knocked it out of the...

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Review

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Review

Claire Cone, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Based on the novel written in 2014 by Jenny Han, the teen romantic comedy, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, embodies a quirky high school experience between a girl and her crush. A teenage girl experiences an unusual love life after her secret love letters are surreptitiously mailed to the objects of...

Ariana Grande: A Legend On The Rise

Ariana Grande: A Legend On The Rise

Lucy Hughitt, A&E Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Ariana Grande. Model, singer, actress. From new music, to tour dates, to even a new Instagram post, Ariana Grande is constantly a star in the headlines. In August of 2018, Grande released her long-awaited album, Sweetener. The album quickly soared through the charts, reaching number one on Billbo...

Netflix’s “Bandersnatch” Redefines Movie Viewing

Netflix’s “Bandersnatch” Redefines Movie Viewing

Grace Aitken, News Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Netflix’s newest episode of Black Mirror, “Bandersnatch,” is meta, dark, and groundbreaking-which is not surprising coming from the popular sci-fi series. The film is interactive, making it seem like a movie-videogame hybrid. It takes the Stranger Things 80’s vibe and turns it into an unsettli...

Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” Rocks The World

Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” Rocks The World

Isabella Mahar, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

With a book tour lasting until May 2019, being selected for Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club, being on the New York Times Bestseller List for the past 8 weeks, and currently standing in the number one spot, it’s safe to say Michelle Obama’s Becoming is rocking the nation. The book starts with a prologue...

I Can’t See Why People Like “Bird Box”

I Can’t See Why People Like “Bird Box”

Connor Rose, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Seriously, I wanted to like this movie, I really did. I will admit, there are some good things, like the acting and the premise. The acting is honestly really on point and they can make some extremely clunky dialogue sound pretty okay. I also really like the concept and the consistency the film mainta...

Bird Box Breaks the Internet

Bird Box Breaks the Internet

Makayla Walders, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Sweeping the internet, Netflix’s original film Bird Box received over 45 million views in one week- breaking the record for the best opening week of a Netflix film ever. This popularity and praise is deservedly so, as the film is unique, captivating, and suspenseful. The story follows leading act...

2018 Most Popular Trends

2018 Most Popular Trends

Eva Smedeby, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

As 2018 came to an end, and the new year just beginning, one can assume that most everyone will be busy writing their New Year's Resolutions to accommodate to their “new year new me” bucketlist. But with so much of the future on everyone’s minds, people can’t help but let all the trends and even...

Alec Tighe’s “Alectober” Has Dropped

Alec Tighe’s “Alectober” Has Dropped

Katie Brubaker, Staff Writer

December 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

With an onslaught of SoundCloud rappers trying to gain footing in the music industry, Alec Tighe’s new album Alectober stands out. The collaboration between himself and other high school students in making his album is not only refreshing, but extremely fun. Tighe is a senior at SJHHS that originally...

Stan Lee: Writer, Activist, and Hero

Stan Lee: Writer, Activist, and Hero

Connor Rose, Inside A&E Editor

December 2, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News

Stan Lee, writer and creator of Marvel Comics’ most famous superheroes, passed away on November 12, 2018. In addition to being a skilled writer, the beloved author was a passionate activist for equal rights and the progressive treatment of minorities. Creator and writer of characters such as Cap...