The Express

  • The Tan Band Wins Battle of the Bands

  • Sofia Votava Wins President's Volunteer Service Award

  • Skyla Setzler Wins 2nd in District Poster Competition

  • Battle of the Bands Winner to Play Concert at Lunch Friday

  • 2019 Stallion of the Year Nominees Announced

  • Lila Holley and Sierra Young In Top 15 of OC Register Varsity Artists

New Club “Donates” Dances to Students in Need

New Club “Donates” Dances to Students in Need

Eva Smedeby, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Clubs, Feature

Ranging from anywhere between $80-175, school dances are expensive, and it’s no wonder why some students find themselves unable to attend because of the large fee. English teacher, Christy Bak-Boychuk, along with other SJHHS teachers, have taken the exorbitant dance prices into account, and in ...

Twin Brothers Shootin’ Easy on District Hockey Team

Twin Brothers Shootin’ Easy on District Hockey Team

Lucy Hughitt, A&E Editor

March 28, 2019


Filed under Feature

For the twin brothers, Cam and Jake Traverso, hockey has been a big part of their lives for the past twelve years. Their dad, being from Boston, Massachusetts, grew up with the sport, so it just made sense for them to play. The Traverso brothers both love the physicality of the sport. The physical...

Lila Holley and Sierra Young Recognized as Varsity Artist Finalists

Lila Holley and Sierra Young Recognized as Varsity Artist Finalists

Katie Brubaker, Managing Editor

March 28, 2019


Filed under Feature

Sierra Young and Lila Holley are two of the Orange County Register’s Varsity Artist finalists. Young has made it to the finals for set design, while Holley has for her theatrical skills. For Young, receiving the news that she had been chosen as one of the 15 finalists was a welcomed surprise “It was really exciting. The new...

Senior Stallion Baking for a Change

Senior Stallion Baking for a Change

Makayla Walders, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Senior, Sofia Votava was recently recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her outstanding efforts of service in her local community. This honor is granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, and recognizes youth who have spent a significant amount of time volu...

Artistic Students Paint Their Future

Artistic Students Paint Their Future

Claire Cone, Copy Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Feature

Art acts as a great platform for self expression, activism, to release creative thoughts and ideas, and is an excellent coping mechanism for emotion. Many students at SJHHS create art and incorporate it into their everyday lifestyle. Senior, Lauren Skinner, likes to portray the presence of God in ...

Students Accepted to Top University for Technical Theater

Students Accepted to Top University for Technical Theater

Grace Aitken, News Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Olivia Price and Sierra Young are the first SJHHS students to be accepted to the Carnegie Mellon University’s production and design program, the best technical theater program in the country. The acceptance rate for the program is 4%. “It’s pretty well known in the theater community, so I was g...

Driver’s Test Gone Wrong

Sandhya Ganesan, Feature Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Feature

   

Ryan Marin Exceeds Academically as a Sophomore

Ryan Marin Exceeds Academically as a Sophomore

Riley Goodfellow, Co Editor-In-Chief

February 27, 2019


Filed under Feature

As a sophomore, most students are struggling to transition and manage their time, but Ryan Marin is achieving at high levels. Marin has a 4.0 unweighted GPA and his weighted GPA is a 4.65. “I’m taking 3 AP classes,” said Marin. He is taking AP Euro, which is typical of a sophomore, but ...

Sophomore Commits to Northwestern University

Sophomore Commits to Northwestern University

Ella Villar, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

As a sophomore, Jennifer Mcguire’s main focus wasn’t on college however, colleges had their eyes on her. Through her success as a club soccer player, she was given the amazing opportunity to play soccer at Northwestern University after she graduates in 2021. Mcguire has been playing soccer for 11 years...

Nickelodeon Star On Campus

Nickelodeon Star On Campus

Kennedy Flores, Staff Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Feature

Madisyn Shipman began her acting career at just six years old and is now sixteen years old and a sophomore at SJHHS. On September 12, 2015 the first episode of her show, Game Shakers, premiered on Nickelodeon with Shipman playing the character Kenzie Bill. Her character appears to be the brains of the show. The...

Soaring To Number One

Soaring To Number One

Lucy Hughitt, A&E Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Feature

Only starting pole vaulting one year ago, Sophomore Sean Sexton, is on the track to success. Last year, a family friend had suggested that Sexton try pole vaulting due to his body type, and he has only gone up from there. He tried out and was naturally good at it, falling in love with the sport insta...