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

Porsche Club Racer Putting the Pedal to the Medal

Porsche Club Racer Putting the Pedal to the Medal

Kimberly Sanchez, Feature Editor

March 13, 2013


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India Favell, age 18 and senior here at SJHHS, has been flooring Porsches up to speeds of 130 mph on the race tracks. “I love it! It’s so much fun! I love the adrenaline rush!” says Favell. At age 16, Favell joined the Porsche Owners Club (POC), where she began the first out of three levels in r...

Makayla’s Column

Makayla Thomas, News Editor

March 13, 2013


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When I think of the month of March, St. Patrick's Day always pops into my head. It's full of different types of green foods and mint. So in this edition of the Cooking Column, I decided to make a shamrock shake and some yummy St. Patrick's Day brownies. Enjoy! Shamrock Shake Ingredients: • 1 ...

February Cooking Column

Makayla Thomas, News Editor

February 13, 2013


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When someone thinks of the month of February, they think of Valentines day. These Nutella Brownie Cupcakes are a perfect treat to enjoy anytime this month, and to top it off with this amazing strawberry ice cream soda. Nutella Brownie Cupcakes Ingredients: • 10 tablespoons of all purpose flour •...

Gym, Tan, Skin Cancer

Jessica Arzetti, Photo Editor

February 13, 2013


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As part of American culture, tanning beds seem like the norm for any special occasion. Reality TV stars even stress the importance of tanning on a daily basis, which becomes an influence on teenagers today. Many people don’t understand the dangers of tanning beds because the media portrays it as a...

Prescription Drugs on the Rise

Makayla Thomas, News Editor

January 14, 2013


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There is a new epidemic on the rise, and that is the abuse of prescription drugs. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. “ The most commonly abused prescription drugs are opioids (for pain), central nervous system depressants (for anxiety and sleep disorders), and stimulants (for ADHD and...

Seasonal Cooking

Makayla Thomas, News Editor

January 14, 2013


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Christmas has come and gone, but these two short and easy recipes are perfect for the christmas season or for those cold and rainy days in the Winter. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Ingredients: 200g bar plain chocolate, broken into chunks 600ml milk 150ml pot single or double cream ...

After Thanksgiving Treat

Makayla Thomas, News Editor

November 28, 2012


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Thanksgiving is a fantastic time to splurge and eat whatever you want, including this recipe of warm broiled apples served with some nice cold ice cream. Ingredients: •6 sweet, firm apples, such as Rome Beauties or Empires, peeled, cored, and cut into 8 to 10 wedges •1/3 cup fresh lemon juice ...

Combatting Cyber-bullying Remains a Priority

Maddie Vansell, Assistant Editor

October 26, 2012


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When the word "bullying" comes to mind, people usually think of the typical Hollywood-produced image with kids being thrown into dumpsters and badgered for their lunch money. However, recent forms of student harassment are no longer physical but rather directed towards their victims’ weaknesses; thei...

The Truth About Candy: Not So Sweet

Maddie Vansell, Assistant Editor

October 26, 2012


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Did you know that most of the major chocolate companies around the globe utilize child labor as a means of production? 40 percent of the world’s cocoa supply derives from West Africa’s Ivory Coast, where some of the most serious cases of the exploitation of kids occur, according to Equal Exchange, a fr...

Got Pumpkin?

Makayla Thomas, News Editor

October 26, 2012


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Seasonal Cooking BY MAKAYLA THOMAS NEWS EDITOR The delicacies that would go perfect for the cold weather in October are: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe: 1. In a bowl cream 1/4 cup of butter, 3/4 cup of sugar, and 3/4 cup of brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 egg and 1 tea...

Stallion Spotlight: Connor Hill Lights up Camino Real Playhouse

Shane Battis, Centerspread Editor

October 26, 2012


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Connor Hill, a sophomore here at SJHHS, returns to the stage October 19th cast in his familiar role of Busby in Sherlock Holmes and the Spinsters of Blackmead, at San Juan Hill’s Camino Real Playhouse. Hill says he started his acting career “a long time ago, when I was five my mom put me in an a...

Link Crew Leads Freshmen into High School

Link Crew Leads Freshmen into High School

Alyssa Renteria, Staff Writer

October 8, 2012


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Being a freshmen in high school can sometimes feel like you’re in a foreign land. But one program, Link Crew, seeks to familiarize incoming freshman to ins and outs of being a high school student. Before school started, Link Crew leaders took time out to meet the freshmen. Over 500 freshmen attended the ...