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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

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

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

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

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

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

Disney’s Moana Makes Waves

Disney’s Moana Makes Waves

Sam Newman, Opinion Editor

December 9, 2016

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

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

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...

Chance the Rapper: The New “King of Chicago”

Chance the Rapper: The New “King of Chicago”

Olivia Fu, News editor

November 5, 2016

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

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

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...