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  • 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

Chance the Rapper: The New “King of Chicago”

Chance the Rapper: The New “King of Chicago”

Olivia Fu, News editor

November 5, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Chance the Rapper swears his life is perfect. And how could it not be? Teens love him. Parents love him. President Obama loves him. Chicago loves him. This new dynamic rapper is changing the face of hip-hop through his vivacious personality, and  is using his growing fame to help clean up the stree...

Large Potential Put on “Potter” Prequel

Large Potential Put on “Potter” Prequel

Kaden Brown, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

For almost 20 years, a fictional world of magic and wonder has enamored readers of all ages with an extensive development of a detailed storyline all around one central character--Harry Potter. June 26, 1997, a modest British novelist by the name of J.K. Rowling published the first of seven book...

2nd Annual Uzair Memorial Scholarship Benefit Concert

2nd Annual Uzair Memorial Scholarship Benefit Concert

Riley Goodfellow, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

SJHHS held the first of its four annual concerts on Monday, October 10, showcasing every musical talent from the orchestra in a theatre filled with students from every grade. The “2nd Annual Uzair Memorial Scholarship Benefit Concert,” was held to display the new groups the school had acquired...

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

Nate Giraud, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Deepwater Horizon is an action-thriller movie based on the BP oil spill off of the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. Of course, being a Hollywood reincarnation of the catastrophe, it is a lot more dramatized than the actual event. Still, due to its realistic setting and dialogue, the film was definit...

Dark Side of Dark of the Moon

Dark Side of Dark of the Moon

Katie Brubaker, Editor of A&E (inside)

October 17, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

A story of young star-crossed lovers will be brought alive on the SJHHS main stage this fall. The Stallion Theatre Company will be performing Howard Richardson and William Berney’s mystical journey Dark of the Moon. This riveting adventure takes the audience to a town in the Appalachian Mountains tha...

New York Fashion Week: Recap

New York Fashion Week: Recap

Luciana Benzan, Staff Writer

September 23, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

New York Fashion Week officially closed September 15th but style never sleeps, especially at SJHHS. Several trends sure stood out, but star among them, deconstructed shirts. From Vera Wang’s thigh length sleeves on a white button up, to Monse’s floor length two toned shirt-dress, designers were gi...

SJHHS Premieres a New Competitive Dance Team

SJHHS Premieres a New Competitive Dance Team

Aleck Mardirossian, Staff Writer

September 11, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

For 10 years, SJHHS has had an elite dance program that allows students the opportunity to enroll in dance classes that fulfill needed PE credits. These students perform in several productions throughout the year, providing students, staff, and parents with entertainment. The dance program accommodates ...

Drama Reveals Plans For This Years´ Shows

Drama Reveals Plans For This Years´ Shows

Dylan Robinson, Staff Writer

September 11, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Just as the new school year is rolling in, the red carpet is rolling out for upcoming theatrical productions. SJHHS’ drama program has seen many enjoyable shows within the recent years. Audiences and those involved consider each event to be great fun with success and enthusiasm to show. Cambria...

Old is New: Music

Old is New: Music

Alexis Bennett, Staff Writer

September 11, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Even with today’s privileges of digital music and streaming, with almost unlimited access to any song ever produced, people are still drawn to the past and its antique ways of listening to music. Especially in the past couple of years, record players and vinyls have increased in popularity, for ...

Audience Has a Ball at SJHHS Performing Arts Department’s “Cinderella”

Audience Has a Ball at SJHHS Performing Arts Department’s “Cinderella”

Patrick Conely, Photo Editor

April 25, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

The SJHHS Performing Arts Department closed their Spring Musical "Cinderella" April 23 with an audience roaring in a standing ovation. The cast and crew began working in February to bring the classic fairy tale to life. The production provided an opportunity for all of the performing arts departme...

Jasmine Powell Earns Choral Accolades

Jasmine Powell Earns Choral Accolades

Amanda Rooker, News Editor

April 4, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Feature

Talented, hard working, driven--these are just a few words friends and teachers have used to describe SJHHS student Jasmine Powell (12). Powell, a leader in the choral department has earned several choir accolades this year. “She works incredibly hard. She has obvious talent and training, but a lot of it ...

Choir Stages Solo Concert

Choir Stages Solo Concert

Natalie Varterian, Staff Writer

April 1, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Choir had a solo concert in the black box theater on Saturday March 26th, called "Singing Under The Stars" to raise money for their San Francisco tour. Choir students were given the opportunity to sing any song and could perform as a solo, duet, or small group. Students that were interested in havi...