The Express

  • Boys Tennis Beats Mater Dei to Win Division 3 CIF Championships

  • Softball Defeats Patriot High School to Advance to CIF Quarter Finals

  • Boys Tennis Upsets #1 Seed Orange Lutheran to Move on to CIF Quarter Finals

  • AVID Students Reap $69K in Scholarship Dollars

  • Freedom Writers Visit Campus

  • The Express Reporters Win Honors at JEA Write-Offs

The New Era of Teenage Drama

The New Era of Teenage Drama

Ashlee Renteria, A&E Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

The Norwegian television series “Skam’” follows the life of a group of friends balancing school, sexuality, and religion. Now going into its fourth season, this true-to-life hit series has sparked lots of buzz on social media. Skam, which translates to “shame,” features a new central ch...

Student Choreography ‘Breaks the News’ in Dances Inspired by Real Events

Student Choreography ‘Breaks the News’ in Dances Inspired by Real Events

Aleck Mardirossian

February 3, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Extra Extra! The SJHHS dance program ends their student choreography winter dance show tonight using the theme: Breaking News. The theme challenged students to use any historic event that was or is newsworthy and choreograph a dance routine around the event. Articles, movies, and monumental events supp...

Norgren Wins U2 Tickets on 104.3FM’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Norgren Wins U2 Tickets on 104.3FM’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Jimmy Burns, Boys Sports Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

As a long-time U2 super fan, Photo teacher Ryan Norgren's dream came true when U2 announced a new Joshua Tree Tour. The tour, which hasn't been performed in 30 years, will come to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on May 20. But how he got tickets before anyone else is a story of amazing luck and skill. ...

La La Land Charms Its Way to the Top

La La Land Charms Its Way to the Top

Alexis Bennett, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

An embodiment of every striving artist’s journey. A story of love and sacrifice. La La Land, a dazzling romantic musical directed by Damien Chazelle, combines ideas of fantasy and reality in this nontraditional Hollywood film. The movie follows the characters Mia and Sebastian, played by Emma Stone a...

Into The Trapdoor

Into The Trapdoor

Elise Tysdal, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

For the first time since January of 2009, the SJHHS Performing Arts program will be using the trapdoor in the theater for their production of Into the Woods. SJHHS is unique in that it is currently the only school in CUSD that has a trapdoor in their theater. “We’re really lucky here,” said...

Maddie Butler Stands Out in SJHHS Dance

Maddie Butler Stands Out in SJHHS Dance

Maddi Boland, Staff Writer

January 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Maddie Butler, a dancer in the advanced level class at SJHHS has been dancing for the majority of her life and has been continuously improving her skills Butler started dancing when she was 3 because her mom told her if she gave up her pacifier she could start taking classes. She continued for two ...

Students Win At CETA

Students Win At CETA

Sam Newman, Opinion Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Members of the SJHHS Stallion Theatre Company attended the California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) Festival on January 13-15, where two seniors received scholarships and another, a first place award in film. Students attending the festival view shows presented by other high schools in Califo...

Hamilton Mixtape Debuts With Triumph

Hamilton Mixtape Debuts With Triumph

Riley Goodfellow, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Breaking racial barriers and tieing in historical events along with actual dilemmas, Lin-Manuel Miranda has come out with a new mixtape based off of the recent broadway play, “Hamilton.” “Hamilton” is an insight of the Founding Father and First Treasurer of the United States, Alexander Ha...

Fusion Dance Slideshow

Fusion Dance Slideshow

Luciana Benzan, Staff Writer

December 11, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Top Stories

Disney’s Moana Makes Waves

Disney’s Moana Makes Waves

Sam Newman, Opinion Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

The newest animated Disney movie Moana is creating waves with its take on its latest princess. Unlike classic Disney movies with young women who seemingly solve all their hardships by meeting their “Prince Charming,” Moana is more comparable to the other more recent Disney movie Brave. Both ...

A Gala to Remember

A Gala to Remember

Lucy Law, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

The "Taste of the Arts Gala", held on November 11th, was an inaugural event for SJHHS, taking place at Plaza de Magdalena. After debating on how to fundraise, the Performing Arts Boosters came up with the idea to host a gala. It would be an evening filled with performances, a four course dinner, ...

2016-2017 Yearbook cover design finalized

2016-2017 Yearbook cover design finalized

McKenzie M, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Feature

Lightbulb...pitch...trash… Lightbulb...pitch...trash… Ideas and designs have been rushing through the minds of the 2016-2017 Yearbook Staff.  It has taken over 6 weeks but they have finally come up with the final design of our 10th Anniversary yearbook. Co-Editors-in-Chiefs, Caroline Ale...