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 STEPS student Sya Costa and classroom aid Kay Crowell deliver breakfast to Art teacher Avery Arman. These deliveries are in pursuit of fundraising for the STEPS classroom and simply because students and staff enjoy it. “They rolled out the breakfast burritos for the first time and I can tell you I will be ordering them for the rest of the year,” said Arman. Photo by Rowan Noonan

Morning Breakfast Deliveries With the STEPS Students

Rowan Noonan, Staff Writer October 8, 2023

Bright and early on Friday mornings, the SJHHS STEPS students prepare to greet teachers and staff members with a special breakfast delivery called ‘Sip and Snack’.  ‘Sip and Snack 'is a small...

Young and accomplished sailor Xyler Yee proudly showcases his many awards for his incredible talent. Xyler is ranked number one in all of Southern California for his sailing division and has competed in over 50 regadas, often earning first and second place.

Xyler Yee Proves That You Can Sail Through Life

Riley Savage, Staff Writer October 7, 2023

Sailing is a sport that you would not expect most high school students to participate in. Although, that's not the case for the student sailor Xyler Yee. Like most students, Yee dedicates his time to being...

Sheela Zimels poses for a photo at The Hive in San Clemente, proud of her newest work of pottery; a sunflower plate that she made as a gift for her grandma. The plate took 4 hours to make, not including the week that the greenware will spend in the kiln being fired.

Cashing In on COVID Creativity

Lucy Garibaldi, Staff Writer October 4, 2023

While most students may be off to sports practices, jobs, or starting on homework after school, talented sophomore, Sheela Zimel, can be found in the kitchen making elaborate desserts or in her home art...

In a Girl Scout summer camp fundraiser, founder Nikita Karande and volunteers Emily Nishti, Alyssa Morrone, Seema Kulkarni, and Mel Hui pose with their paintings. The art therapy curriculum used in Karande’s Arts of Healing Program teaches kids how to use art to relax when they’re stressed.

Local Artist Heals Kids Dealing With Social and Emotional Challenges

Zaleeya Dhalla, Staff Writer October 2, 2023

In 2022, San Juan Hills student Nikita Karande founded a non-profit. Arts of Healing is a student founded non-profit that helps heal kids with social and emotional challenges. “Arts of healing is...

Decked out in all white, ASB members Whitney Shady (11), Aidan Alaniz (11), Carson De’Filippo (12), and Gael Galeana (11) get their glow on at the Back to School Glow Dance. After three long years, the Glow Dance makes a triumphant return.

2023-24: The Year Stallion Tradition Returns

Domenica Peloso, Opinion Editor September 22, 2023

The widespread displacement caused by the pandemic brought about many changes including the end to many beloved Stallion traditions. For this up and coming school year, the SJHHS motto is “return to...

Singer-Songwriter Takes us on a ‘Ride’ Through Her Music Career

Sydney Hogancamp, Feature Editor September 22, 2023

Songwriting and experimenting with melodies has always been a passion of junior Samantha Gustavino, but now her hobby has become a commercial endeavor. The sixteen -year old began writing music at the...

The magnificent student magician, Jason Studdert (11) performed a magic show for students in publishing class. Studdert loves putting on a good show and loves making people happy with his talent.

Back to School is ‘Magic’ for Him

Sydney Hogancamp, Feature Editor September 22, 2023

Lights, camera, magic. Jason Studdert, has gained notoriety for his extraordinary and impressive magic tricks.  Junior Jason Studdert has been doing magic for 7-8 years and has since mastered his craft....

“The Home Planet”, Earth holds life for hundreds of thousands of living species. Currently, the life it holds is being depleted and disrupted by the Human species. But, there are 5 simple ways to help prevent further disruptions to the beautiful planet Earth.

5 Ways to Live a More Sustainable Life

Madelyn Wapner, Staff Writer May 25, 2023

3.5 million tons. That’s the average amount of plastic and waste the world produces per day, according to a study by World Bank researchers. This number is 10 times higher than the amount of waste produced...

“Living Dead” participant Lily Esparza (12) writes a letter to her family as if she had died in a car crash that day. The goal of the exercise, and the entire experience, is to recreate what it would be like to lose a classmate, friend, or family member in a drunk driving accident. Behind her, another participant James Branning (12) writes his own, which he read during the assembly the next morning.

Returning From ‘Death’ – Student Recounts Experiences From Beyond

Cooper Aitken, Managing Editor May 9, 2023

I’ve been in a car with an intoxicated driver before. They said they were fine, and though I didn’t believe them, I didn’t want to be a problem. I realize now it’s better to be a problem than...

Stallion of the Year nominees of the senior class are Julia Tonai, Rosa Hernandez, Kristina Sabad, Lindsey Gattis and Brandon Sotelo. Students were chosen for their involvement at SJHHS and knowledge of what it means to Ride for the Brand. The winner will be announced at Senior Awards.

Stallion of the Year Nominees RFTB

Kaitlyn Kittredge and Nikki Iyer May 5, 2023

Each year, one senior is chosen as the Stallion of the Year for encompassing exactly what it means to Ride For The Brand. Five seniors are nominated for the award based on their grades, leadership, involvement...

All nine of the decathletes stand proud at Westminster High School for the final competition, just moments before the “Super Quiz”. The competition started at 7:30 a.m and ended around 4:30 p.m.

Academic Decathlon Wraps Up Season, Brings Home Awards

Madelyn Wapner, Social Media Editor March 28, 2023

The Academic Decathlon (ACADECA) club season wraps up with memorable achievements and awards. The season stretched from fall to spring, consisting of a team of nine students from all grade levels. The...

STEPS teacher, Ms. Cunningham, is pictured with student Gabriel Peña. The fifth day of Unity Week focuses on ableism and is meant to connect our community as a whole by depleting discrimination one day at a time.

Unity Week Educates Students on Ableism

Claire Stafford, Opinion Editor March 7, 2023

Ableism is any discrimination against someone with a disability. This was the focus of No Place for Hate’s final Unity Week presentation on Mar. 3. The presentation discussed the proper ways to refer...

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