The Express

CHOIR BABY!!!

From left to right, Bridget Gorman, Kelsey Hampson, Jennifer Ramos, Alontra Arcos, and Rorinne Townsend, perform their rendition of

Macy Drew, News Editor

December 20, 2013

Immediately after the completion of their first production that took place during the fall, SJHHS choir began to prepare for the Winter Vocal Concert on December 18. The songs that were chosen all tied into the holiday spirit, something that Victor De La Cruz, Choir Director, said made this show festive...

SJHHS 2013 Hypnotist Show

Jaimz Metcalf plays air gutair on stage.

Kayla Parker-DiScala, Photo Editor

December 6, 2013

Anthony Vazquez Wins Hypnotist Show Tickets!

Stanley's cousin, Banjo, delivers tickets to winner Anthony Vazquez while Tracy Gaylord of The Express looks on.

Griffin Orlich, A&E Editor

December 1, 2013

Congratulations to Anthony Vazquez for correctly naming some things Han shot at that did NOT shoot at him first! Enjoy the show. Original question: You might know that Han shot first in the original Cantina Bar scene in Star Wars Episode IV, a New Hope. But do you know some other things Han shot first? Post...

Fusion Dance Show Dazzles Audience

Dance leaps into the new year, performing all genres in Fusion-- Running in the theatre from the 22nd to the 23rd.

Macy Drew, News Editor

November 22, 2013

As Thanksgiving break quickly approached, students felt overcome with anxiety and desire to be let out for the holiday. However, for our SJHHS dancers, the end of the week brought the excitement of the long awaited Fusion Dance Production, with shows on November 22 and November 23. Fusion gave our sch...

“Surfing Strange” Album Review

Griffin Orlich, A&E Editor

November 22, 2013

Swearin’ is a new indie rock band from Philadelphia formed in 2011 that fans of Cloud Nothings, Yuck, and Girls will enjoy. The band is fronted by former P.S Eliot member Allison Crutchfield, who plays lead guitar and sings, and Kyle Gilbride who shares both guitar and vocal duties. The band also in...

The Growlers Release Their Fourth Album “Gilded Pleasures”

Jenna Clemente, Staff Writer

November 15, 2013

The Growlers is a rockabilly surf band perfect for driving, laying, or just running around. Their morbid lyrics mixed with a psychedelic tune creates the perfect remedy of stylistic audacity. They created their own genre of music called “beach goth”. Their music has a perpetual rondo and a distin...

‘Altars’ Commemorate Ancestors and Icons in Library

DAY OF THE DEAD: Sophomores Victor Rodriguez and Chris Gardea evaluate a Dia De Los Muertos project in the library. The project was a part of a Spanish class study of a holiday important to Latin American culture. Students made “altars” to either a deceased family member or to a pop culture icon. Students had to include items that were symbolic of the person’s life.  They were judged in the categories best overall, most creative and most sentimental value.

Courtney Crane, Staff Writer

November 15, 2013

Sophomores Victor Rodriguez and Chris Gardea evaluate a Dia De Los Muertos project in the library. The project was a part of a Spanish class study of a holiday important to Latin American culture. Students made “altars” to either a deceased family member or to a pop culture icon. Students had to...

Trapdoor Theatre Company Opens with ‘Trouble with Summer People’

Fluff(left, Madeline Blomdahl) and Margaret Aimes(right, Alison Galvin) are shocked to find Morton Pitkit(Nick Welter) dead on the couch.

Alexea Malaletkin, Editorial Editor

November 8, 2013

Trapdoor Theatre Company opened their production of The Trouble with Summer People in the Blackbox on Friday, November 8, starting the year off with a comedic mystery. A man (Nick Welter) is found dead in the lobby of a bed and breakfast by Margaret Ames (Alison Galvin) and Fluff (Madeline Blom...

Anatomy of a Single Girl

Alexea Malaletkin, Editorial Editor

October 28, 2013

Anxiety towards the future dominates Daria Snadowsky’s young adult novel, Anatomy of a Single Girl. The book conceptualizes growth and moving on through the fictitious experiences of Dominique as she spends her summer off campus and meets a boy who might just be her second chance since a shattering bre...

Silence Your Cell Phones, It’s Time for Film Studies

Among the classics watched in Film Studies is Gold Rush. Charlie Chaplin plays an optimistic prospector who tries to find his fortune during the gold rush. Along the way he meets, among others, a saloon girl who he falls in loves with and tries to get her love in return.

Griffin Orlich, A&E Editor

October 18, 2013

It is fourth period and it’s time to watch another movie. It’s not a substitute teacher who doesn’t have a good lesson plan, but rather a class called Film Studies. The students roll in chairs from one room to the next where a screen shows the menu for the movie Moulin Rouge. As the movie begins, t...

Match, Set, Laugh!

Chetana Piravi, Center Spread Editor

October 11, 2013

When you hear the word “team,” you probably think of a basketball or football team. Maybe even an academic decathlon team. Very few of you, however, associate the word team with comedy. But that’s about to change- on October 25th, SJHHS’s Comedy Sportz team will take the stage at Laguna Hills...

STAN Club Kicks Off the Year with Holiday Grams

Courtney Crane, Staff Writer

October 9, 2013

STAN (Students Take Art to the Nation) club is beginning the year with a fundraiser for the art classes provided at SJHHS. Students involved will be making holiday grams to be sold during the last week of October during lunch to raise money for art. In addition to the holiday grams, other specialized ca...