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Commercial Music Rocks the Schedule

Ana Nolan (left) works on a song with Luke Holland (right) in commercial music.The new music class at SJHHS is offered during second period and focuses on students playing in bands and learning to use recording technology.

Nikki Rastegar, Staff Writer

October 8, 2013

Commercial Music, the newest music class at SJHHS, has already created a bond among its students. “It has been a good opportunity to [get to] know other students in this school with musical abilities,” says Cassie Clarke, a student enrolled in the program. This course teaches the basic and profe...

Stallions Exhibit Art

Stallions Exhibit Art

Jessica Skolnik, Staff Writer

June 3, 2013

Brush stroking and photo snapping their way to the San Juan Capistrano Library, the art and photography of San Juan Hills students was displayed in the art gallery through June 4th. In the Digital Photography class taught by Ryan Norgren, the students learn about all aspects of digital photography throug...

New Fine Arts Courses Offered 2013-2014 School Year

Alexea Malaletkin, A&E Editor

May 31, 2013

San Juan Hills will be introducing four new Fine Arts courses to the campus in the 2013-2014 school year. Classes offered include Introduction to Fine Arts, Commercial Music, AP Music Theory, and AP Art History; all of which provide students the opportunity to learn more about their passions as well as di...

Artist to Know-Wavves

Bassist Stephen Pope, lead singer/guitarist Nathan Williams and drummer Jacob Cooper peform at Sasquatch music festival. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Griffin Orlich, A&E Editor

May 1, 2013

Wavves, a surf punk from San Diego, was started when lead singer and guitarist Nathan Williams dropped out of college, quit his job and moved back in with his parents. Looking for something to do to escape his extreme boredom, he began to record songs in his parents garage using the trial version of ...

RedBox VS. Netflix

RedBox VS. Netflix

Griffin Orlich, A&E Editor

May 1, 2013

Times really are changing. 10 years ago the quickest way to rent/buy a movie was to go to stores such as Blockbuster. But now, there are no Blockbusters in sight. Instead,  there are mail/instant services, such as Netflix, and kiosk services like RedBox are available. But which one is better? ...

The Great Gatsby

Makayla Thomas, News Editor

May 1, 2013

On May 11th, The Great Gatsby, based on the novel, will appear on screens everywhere. Due to its popularity and its classic nature, it is a book that has sometimes been read over and over again. The story of Jay Gatsby's desperate quest to win back his first love reverberates with themes of the American D...

Workaholics Review

Griffin Orlich, A&E Editor

May 1, 2013

I Love Lucy, Seinfeld, and The Office. These shows are considered by most to be among the greatest sitcoms of all time. And now a new classic has emerged. The show is called Workaholics and is shown on Comedy Central. The show is about three college dropouts/slacker roommates, Adam DeMamp, Anders Hol...

Band and Orchestra: SUPERIOR

SJHHS hosted a grand orchestra performance featuring several local CUSD schools such as Ladera Ranch and Las Flores iddle School. SJHHS scored 'superior,' performing a grade 5 style piece. Performers exemplified the year's training through classical performances as well as traditional folk music such as 'Old Home Days.'

Jessica Skolnik, Staff Writer

May 1, 2013

For the first time in SJHHS history, orchestra received a unanimous Superior rating at the Band and Orchestra Music Festival on March 19, 22, and 23. Furthermore, Band also acquired a Superior rating in their grade five style piece, having been acknowledged as an auditioning band without actually ...

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

Brittany Christensen, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2013

“The Fault in Our Stars” may seem to be just like any other typical love story about fighting cancer, however John Green's untraditional, clever writing leaves readers emotionally attached to the end. John Green’s ironic statements throughout the novel, such as having the main character admit...

The Great Gatsby influence on fashion

THE ROARING TWENTIES: The classic returns with modern actors Toby Maguire, Leonardo Dicaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton. (Pictured above; left to right) The Great Gatsby will be released May of 2013. Photo courtesy of blog.zap2it.com

Alyssa Renteria, Staff Writer

March 29, 2013

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald will soon be remade on the big screen. Everyone is looking forward to the fashion, acting, and new interpretation from book to film. The story takes place in Long Island North Shore’s and New York in the 1920s, which can be described as “an era of loosenin...

Ceramics Molds Its Way Into SJHHS Curriculum

Ceramics Molds Its Way Into SJHHS Curriculum

Alexea Malaletkin, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 27, 2013

Fine Arts Offerings: Ceramics By Alexea Malaletkin San Juan Hills High School is well known for its artistic achievements and the opportunities provided to its students, which is why ceramics fits so perfectly into the offered curriculum. “This is the class for people who want to create things,...

Dancers take the stage for Fusion Concert

Teresa Quintero, Staff Writer/Photographer

March 27, 2013

The Dancers of San Juan Hills High School are ready for ‘Fusion’, the dance concert, on opening night on November 30 at 7:00 pm in the SJH Theater. There will also be a second show on December 1. Prices vary from $12-15 depending on where you want to sit. Within every passionate movement on stage, th...