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New Director Leads First Choir Concert of Year

The introduction of the concert began with the choir girls singing a beautiful melody to engage the audience.

Chetana Piravi, News Editor

October 24, 2014

On Tuesday, October 21st, San Juan Hills choir performed in their first concert of the year. The fall concert consisted of 11 pieces, which came from three soloists, two choirs, and one student run club. The club, “Vocal Ensemble” also performed at Club Rush on October 17th. Some of the pieces...

Casting Beyond the Color Line

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: (From left to right) Amanda Rooker (10), Benjamin Rutkowski (12) and Madeline Blomdahl (12) are rehearsing for their play “The Crucible” in the Black Box Theater.

Taylor Rocha, Sports Editor

September 19, 2014

in color-blind casting you have to be very careful not to offend, especially with something like African-Americans and slavery

Commercial Music Rocks The Theater

GUITAR HERO: Bret Williams performs the guitar in front of the school in the quad.

Jenna Clemente, Staff Writer

June 4, 2014

SJHHS’s Commercial Music class rocked the theater on Thursday, June 5 at 7PM. Each band formed in the class played a small set, performing the songs they practiced throughout the year. This course taught the basics and professional side of using technology, as well as the business side of the music...

Three SJHHS Drama Students Win Cappie Awards

Three SJHHS Drama Students Win Cappie Awards

Mekenna Szabo, Sports Editor

May 23, 2014

Three of our drama students were recognized for their wins at the 11th Annual OC Cappies Awards Gala in Anaheim. The three winners for this year’s Cappie awards are Madeline Blomdahl for Best Comedic Actress in The Trouble with Summer People, Alexis MacAdam for Best Featured Actress in The Trouble w...

How to Succeed Hits the Stage

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying headlines the annual spring musical running until Saturday, April 26.

Alexea Malaletkin, Editorial Editor

April 25, 2014

The curtains are rising for the last major drama production of the year, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Devoted students have truly put their backs into the show, both onstage and off, throughout the past three months for their rendition of the Broadway classic. The storyline within the mus...

The Making of a Musical

The Making of a Musical

Griffin Orlich, Brittany Christensen, Jenna Clemente, Chetana Piravi, Staff Writers

April 10, 2014

As the spring musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” approaches, various groups within the arts department at SJHHS are busy working to make the production come alive for audiences. Though there have been other spring musicals, this is the first year all the set designs have...

Actors Ramp Up for Spring Musical

Brittany Christensen, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2014

In November, the drama department began auditions for the upcoming debut of the spring musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. Actors are now in rehearsal for the musical, scheduled to hit the stage April 24, 25 and 26. Before the musical was even chosen, about 60-70 aspiring a...

Orchestra Works in Advance for Spring Musical

Jenna Clemente, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

Coming April, SJHHS Orchestra will be participating in the spring musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.   Orchestra began preparing for the musical in January, before the second semester started and a month before the actors begin practicing.   Because actors began rehearsing in February, orchestra had to re...

Student Assistant Director, Reese Ravner, Makes Impact on Spring Musical

Chetana Piravi, Director of Publicity

February 28, 2014

SJHHS student, Reese Ravner (11), was chosen to be the assistant director of the spring musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. She works closely with Cambria Beilstein, drama teacher, to make the musical the best it can be. As assistant director, Ravner gets full directorial say ...

Epic Stories Interpreted Through Dance

Epic Stories Interpreted Through Dance

Alexea Malaletkin, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2014

An encore performance of "Dancing Through the Pages," a student choreographed dance show, raised funds to benefit Team Niko, cancer research, and Children's Hospital of Orange County. The performers interpreted scenes from books, both new and old in sold-out shows. 17 groups in all performed interp...

How To Succeed in Building a Play by Really Trying

How To Succeed in Building a Play by Really Trying

Griffin Orlich, A&E Editor

January 31, 2014

As the spring musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” approaches, various groups within the arts department at SJHHS are busy working to make this production come alive. Before the actors take the stage, the set must be built. This is where Stagecraft, a class offered during 5...

Websites Take Over Entertainment

Jenna Clemente, Staff Writer

January 24, 2014

With TV shows and movies more readily available on the internet, more people are ditching cable for a new way of watching television: websites. Sites such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Project Free Tv, allow people to watch their favorite shows whenever they want. Although Netflix doesn't offer new e...