The Express

It’s Only Urinetown

Hope Cladwell (Cassy O'Brien 12), daughter of Caldwell B. Cladwell is tied up and held hostage by rebels who refuse to pay Mr. Cladwell to pee.

Jackie Ruedisueli, A&E Editor

January 20, 2015

The SJHHS Performing Arts Department has taken a step into satire. Introducing: Urinetown! A caustic musical that...drumroll please…makes fun of musicals. “It pokes fun at itself. So people who don’t like musicals will like this because it’s actually making fun of what musicals are and ...

Panda Bear vs. Grim Reaper: An Album Bland as Black and White

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Benjamin Skyler Hill, Staff Writer

January 16, 2015

Imagine that you are asked to partake of every food that has ever been described to “taste like chicken.” Surely, it would be remarkably difficult to tell the difference between the many foods. This is precisely the fatal flaw with the latest album from Noah Lennox (AKA “Panda Bear”), Panda Be...

Sony Pictures Entertainment Has Bowed. Shall We?

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Benjamin Skyler Hill, Staff Writer

January 9, 2015

On November 24, 2014, it was discovered that a group of unauthorized figures had been hacking into the database of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), stealing over 100 terabytes of information and demanding the cancellation of the release of the much-anticipated film The Interview. There is still much d...

Talent at SJHHS

Madison Kobzeff, A&E Editor

December 19, 2014

The Orange County School of Arts (OSCA) provides a well rounded, creative, and challenging environment for students. They offer great opportunities for students to pursue their talents in the arts. “I learned a lot of new things and got a lot of good opportunities,” said Collin Leary (11)  who...

Ridley Scott’s Exodus: A Story Told with Visual Grace, but Clunky Narrative

Ridley Scott's Exodus: A Story Told with Visual Grace, but Clunky Narrative

Benjamin Skyler Hill, Staff Writer

December 19, 2014

Ridley Scott is a director known for his work with pulse-pounding, suspense-inducing stories that leave people anticipating what is to come next. Among his most notable pieces are Blade Runner, Gladiator, and the Alien franchise, all of which have withstood the test of time to become classics. U...

We Have the Talent, but Where’s the Show?

Braeden Schmitt, Feature Editor

December 12, 2014

ASB Activities Director Brooke Valderrama said that ASB has thrown around the idea of having a talent show, but has never decided to hold one. “We talked about doing it several times and then, I don’t know, it just seems like we haven’t generated a ton of interest...I think it would be really...

The Curtain Call

Saddleback San Clemente patrons are exiting from a Sunday service. This building is where The Curtain Call will be held on January 9 at 6:30.

Valerie Ziesmer, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014

Calling all talented students! Saddleback Church plans to host a community wide talent show for a “wonderful night for the community,” said Brian Ong, the pastor in Saddleback’s High School Ministries. They held tryouts on November 13th and November 16th. “I’m excited and nervous; excited...

The Fiery Furnace

Abigail Williams (Amanda Rooker), who still has hope for a romance with John Proctor (Cole Hendriksen), is denied when he tells her his plan to reveal her murder plot to kill his wife, Elizabeth.

Michael Cara, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014

Emotion. This is the greatness of theater. To replicate to one’s peers the emotion of a story. I must be honest; I have not attended many plays. But this performance moved me as I sat and watched. I became engrossed in the story and desired to be a part of it, to discuss it, or to write about it. The...

Student Owned Company Produces Fall Dance

Student Owned Company Produces Fall Dance

Olivia Farber, Center Spread Editor

November 14, 2014

On Friday Nov. 7, San Juan Hills ASB organized a Fall glow dance after the home football game against Tesoro. ASB decided to have a Fall dance this year since Homecoming was unusually early. Normally, there is a Back-To-School dance, but this year it was removed. ASB thought of the fall dance to substitute...

Interstellar Is Not for the Faint of Mind

Interstellar Is Not for the Faint of Mind

Benjamin Skyler Hill, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

Anyone who is familiar with the filmography of Christopher Nolan is also acquainted with the grand spectacle and signature deep substance thereof. Interstellar, Nolan’s latest directorial work, is a film abundant with these features. While it may lack the action frenzies of the Dark Knight trilogy, it i...

Disney’s Choreographers Gives Valuable Advice

Gaby Luna, Caption Editor

November 5, 2014

Disneyland! Where dancers’ dreams almost come true. On October 8, Mrs. Calder took Dance Production on a field trip to Disneyland for a mock audition. This trip was a perfect opportunity for some of the Stallion dancers to receive beneficial feedback from Disney choreographers themselves. “We found ...

The Crucible Ends Successful Run

Salem town girls huddle together in the courtroom in fear of the “yellow bird” they imagine Marry Warren is sending out to attack them. From left to right, Jackie Harvey, Hailey DiPoto, Calixta, Kat Singer, Devynn Madrid, and Brooke Morris.

Andrew Fehlman, Photographer

November 4, 2014