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55th Annual Grammy Nominations Fall Short of Expectations

55th Annual Grammy Nominations Fall Short of Expectations

Shane Battis, Centerspread Editor

March 13, 2013

This year’s 2013 Grammy Award show was a glamorous night to remember, featuring dazzling live performances from Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift and others. Although many great artists were commended that evening, (most notably Gotye and Mumford and Sons who) but perhaps not all of thes...

Snubbed by the Academy

Alexea Malaletkin, A&E Editor

February 13, 2013

Countless directors and general films alike were snubbed for an Academy Award this year. Deserving candidates such as Ben Affleck and Skyfall were ignored by the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). 2013 marked the 85th annual award show; so why, after so many years of ...

I Need Puns, Lots of Puns

Shane Battis, Centerspread Editor

February 13, 2013

Comedy Sportz is a unique club sport that matches schools to see which team can think faster, crack the best jokes, and rack up the most points. The club sparked its season at Capo Valley High School on Thursday, January 17. Leading the first team was Graham Morris, followed by Anton Emmerton, Dylan De...

Young the Giant: One Hit Wonder or Next Big Thing?

Shane Battis, Centerspread Editor

January 11, 2013

Young the Giant, formerly known as The Jakes, have launched themselves from a dinky garage band in Irvine to a nationwide indie band with their first album, Young the Giant. Their breezy rock album was released in October of 2010 and has since then drawn thousands of fans eager for a second installment...

Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles

Jessica Arzetti, Photo Editor

January 11, 2013

The electronic band from Canada, Crystal Castles, recently added a new album to their name. (III), was released on November 12, 2012. Ethan Kath, producer, and Alice Glass, main vocalist, create a much darker album with lyrics and beats that don’t sound like the typical upbeat band. Throughout the ...

Lincoln Review

Jack Gillen, Sports Editor

January 11, 2013

Steven Spielberg directs another American dramatic hit in his new movie, Lincoln (2012). Lincoln stars Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln and Sally Fields as Mary Todd Lincoln. The movie is very sophisticated with an opening scene that is not for the weak of stomach. Lincoln is a very accurate depi...

You Are Getting Very Sleepy…

You Are Getting Very Sleepy…

Alexea Malaletkin, A&E Editor

November 28, 2012

SJHHS’ annual hypnotist show returned to the theatre with Mark Yuzuik, Master Hypnotist, on November 8 as part of the annual Athletics Department fundraisers. Volunteers from the audience were selected for the performance and placed in a hypnotic trance where they became susceptible to suggestions made...

Ilyssa Szalwinski Wins Tickets to the Hypnotist Show

Ilyssa Szalwinski Wins Tickets to the Hypnotist Show

Bill Kaiser, Adviser

November 5, 2012

Congratulation to Ilyssa Szalwinski for correctly answering our movie trivia question: What is the name of the movie, starring Frank Sinatra, that involves a plot to assasinate a political candidate using hypnotism to program an assassin? "Why don't you pass the time by playing a little solitaire?"...

The XX

The XX

Jessica Arzetti, Photo Editor

October 26, 2012

The XX started their career with their album xx back in 2009 and there was no surprise about it going platinum in the UK. This year, the london-based band proves their advancement in the music industry with the release of their newest album, Coexist, on September 10, 2012. Unlike their first album, xx, ...

Ceramics Molds Its Way into SJHHS Curriculum

Alexea Malaletkin, A&E Editor

October 26, 2012

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, which is why I call it a collaborative leadership course,...

San Juan Hills Drama Puts on Candide

Alexea Malaletkin, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 21, 2012

San Juan Hills’ drama starts the year with Candide in the Black Box Theatre, starting November 1st at seven. Candide is described as a political satire that, “makes fun of the Age of Enlightenment,” says Sheila Silver, head of drama. The play follows Candide, “the illegitimate nep...