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“My Name’s Blurryface and I Care What You Think”

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Kyler Thomas, Online Editor

May 25, 2015

Blurryface RATING: 9/10 Landing number one on the billboard 200, a first for this band, twenty one Pilots’ newest album, Blurryface, was released early on May 17th. Blurryface is the 3rd studio album by Tyler and Josh. This duo is known best for the combination of a unique sound and “rea...

Men’s Wearhouse Prom Fashion Preview

Ben HIll (12) and Brandi Ortiz (12) pose at the fashion show that was held on May 2nd with the help of Men's Wearhouse.

Ellie Holt, Art Editor

May 15, 2015

Men’s Wearhouse and The Express newspaper collaborated in the creation of an on-campus prom exposition and fashion show. The event advertised the tuxedos Men’s Wearhouse has to offer for students getting ready for prom. Braeden Schmitt (10), Carlos Pita (11), Michael Cara (12), Benjamin Hill (12)...

Take a Break From Corporate Coffee

HIdden House Coffee serves delicious desserts, tea, and their traditional coffee. The shop is located in San Juan Capistrano with a beautiful view of the train tracks.

Sarah Salinas, Editorial Editor

May 15, 2015

You can find a Starbucks on almost every corner here in Orange County, but very rarely do you ever find a local coffee house that not only serves quality coffee, but also provides the traditional coffee house experience like they do at J.C. Beans. Since 1994, they have strove to please local coffee...

Stagecoach: Great Weekend for Country Music

Stagecoach: Great Weekend for Country Music

Macy Drew & Carley Neilson

May 1, 2015

Cowboys, cowgirls, dirt, and country music. What more could a southern soul ask for? Stagecoach is California’s most famous country music festival, and this year it brought over 200,000 fans to the Empire Polo Field in Indio for a weekend full of great performances. The headliners for 2015 were...

My Everything: The Album with Everything

My Everything: The Album with Everything

Adam Grossen, Staff Writer

April 22, 2015

Grande’s musical talent first became popular in 2011 with her first hit “Put Your Hearts up” which changed peoples’ perspective of her from the little red headed girl in the popular teen TV show, “Victorious” into a girl with a very bright future in music. A few years later, she released...

Smoke+Mirrors is pure “Gold”

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Dallas Varner, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015

After two and a half years of touring their debut album, Night Visions, Imagine Dragons released their follow up album, Smoke+Mirrors on February 17th. Their debut album was very successful. Night Visions’ main single, “Radioactive”, stayed on Billboard’s Hot 100 for a record breaking 87 w...

SJHHS Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Play at Prestigious Hall

SJHHS Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Play at Prestigious Hall

Chetana Piravi, News Editor

March 27, 2015

SJHHS Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra played together as the full orchestra at the Renee and Segerstrom, a very prestigious concert hall. The festival was held by the Second Annual Philharmonic Society. The groups from SJHHS submitted a video of them playing, and there were eight high schools...

Ben Howard Puts Meaning in Lyrics

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Patrick Conely, Photo Editor

March 27, 2015

Ben Howard is a 27 year-old English singer-songwriter. Howard’s voice, style, and lyrics can almost transport you into the setting of his songs. One of his most popular songs from his most recent album “Old Pine” brings listeners back to the teenage stage of life.   Hot sand on toes, cold sand in sleeping ...

Cinderella Takes Center Stage

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor

March 27, 2015

Actress Lily James takes on the main role of the kind-hearted Ella within the heart-warming live action remake of Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh. The story itself was inspired by elements from Walt Disney’s animated version of Cinderella, Charles Perrault’s written version, and that of...

Duff Inspires Audience

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March 13, 2015

Designated ugly fat friend. The movie “DUFF” successfully made the perfect comedy for teens. Everyone seems to feel like the story can be related to them in some way. Mae Whitman takes on the main role as Bianca, a senior girl that is original and spunky. Bianca takes on her new label “DUFF”,...

American Sniper: A Modern Day Hero

American Sniper: A Modern Day Hero

Kyler Thomas, Staff Writer

February 27, 2015

Killing 160 terrorists during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Chris Kyle, was not only your everyday American Patriot, but a perfect example on how a sheep dog protects his sheep. When Kyle was young, his father told him that there are three types of people in the world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs....

Creativity Moves The Dance Floor

LIBERTY LEAP: Bethany Nicol is patriotism personified as she leaps center stage in the dance inspired by the heroes depicted in the statue, Iwo Jima by Felix de Weldon. Each of the performances in the show (titled Masterpiece) was inspired by art pieces from all different cultures and time periods. Photo by Maggie Barnes and Ellie Holt

Gaby Luna, Caption Editor

February 11, 2015

SJHHS dance performed in the theater on Feb. 6 and 7, and successfully captured the audience with a variety of student choreographed dances. The dance show was called Masterpiece and the dancers conveyed the background stories of many art pieces such as the United States Marine Corps War Memorial. “Welcome...