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

Tony Wang Kicks Off The Season On Varsity Football

Tony Wang Kicks Off The Season On Varsity Football

Kennedy Flores, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Feature

A freshman football player takes on the big role of being the third string varsity kicker. This is Tony Wang's first year attending SJHHS and playing football. Before Wang started his football career he played  8-10 years of soccer, which definitely became a huge assistance to his ability to kick. ...

New Academic Advisor Joins High School’s Faculty

New Academic Advisor Joins High School’s Faculty

Katie Brubaker, Managing Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

The beginning of the school year was not only the start of SJHHS for members of the freshmen class, but also for newly minted academic advisor Elise Butler. This is Butler’s first year being an academic advisor at a high school, but before joining the staff at SJHHS Butler was an academic advisor a...

Students Born on 9/11 Never Forget

Students Born on 9/11 Never Forget

Riley Goodfellow, Co Editor-In-Chief

September 11, 2018


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

It is hard for students to ignore the national tragedy of September 11, 2001, especially when it was the day they were born. Seniors, Raquel Vellandi, and Ataliwala Akshat, and Junior, Isabelle Peloso all share 9/11 as their birthday. They not only share the date, they were born on the exact day ...

Student Teaches Kurdish Military Officials to Swim

Student Teaches Kurdish Military Officials to Swim

Kate Finman, News Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Feature

For senior Calum Moy, his Kurdish heritage is an integral part of his identity. This past summer, Moy taught Kurdish citizens and military personnel how to swim. Moy is a Kurd, a member of the largest ethnic minority in the world without a country. They have been actively seeking independence for de...

Liam O’Connor Chosen for Irish Junior National Baseball Team

Liam O’Connor Chosen for Irish Junior National Baseball Team

Katie Brubaker

April 23, 2018


Filed under Feature

This summer, varsity baseball player Liam O’Connor will be a long ways away from the home base plate on the Stallion baseball diamond. Instead, O’Connor will be training and competing with the Irish Junior National Baseball Team in Grosseto Italy. O’Connor was first introduced to the European Baseball Classic...

Stallion of the Year Nominees Race to the Finish

Stallion of the Year Nominees Race to the Finish

Riley Goodfellow, Editorial Editor

April 20, 2018


Filed under Feature

Five model students have been nominated to be Stallion of the Year, but only one winner will be announced at senior awards night May 24. The senior candidates are Brent Archiniega, Christian Waizinger, Brianna Rodriguez, Juan Galindo, and Kate Finman. They were nominated by their teachers in a school-wid...

Virginia Smith Literally Rides for the SJHHS Brand

Virginia Smith Literally Rides for the SJHHS Brand

Katie Brubaker, Feature Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Feature

Virginia Smith has been around horses since she was one. Now, after years of cultivating her skills, she is a serious competitor in riding competitions across Orange County. Smith, a junior at San Juan Hills High School, has been riding English style since she started to walk. However, she modestly ...

Sean Rhyan: An Athlete to Watch

Sean Rhyan: An Athlete to Watch

Collin Easton, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Feature

A talented player has joined the SJHHS football roster this past season. Junior Sean Rhyan, an aspiring professional football player, has been playing on the varsity football team at SJHHS since he first transferred. Sean has been athletic for most of his life. Since his father is a physiology major,...

The Power Couple of San Juan Hills: The Spiers

The Power Couple of San Juan Hills: The Spiers

Grace Aitken, Op-Ed Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Feature

There is no shortage of couples on high school campuses. Short, awkward premature flings to long, committed relationships fill the hallways and make up much of the gossip at school. What isn’t as common, but just as adorable, is married teachers working on the same campus. Married for almost 30 years...

HALO Club Raises Awareness for Autism

HALO Club Raises Awareness for Autism

McKenzie M, A&E Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Clubs, Feature

On February 11, dancers from SJHHS’s dance program dedicated their Sunday afternoon to raising awareness for autism. The HALO club, standing for Healing Autism through Learning and Opportunities, is a first year club at school. While it is a dance-based club, it is open to non-dancers who are eager...

SJHHS’s Future Firefighters in Training

SJHHS’s Future Firefighters in Training

McKenzie M, A&E Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Feature

SJHHS students Riley Reese and Gavin Fleugge have both taken advantage of the unique Regional Occupational Programs, ROPs, that our district offers as well as extracurricular programs to help them get a head start on their career paths as firefighters.   Reese, a senior, is currently taking the Eme...

ASB Tech Boys Bring the Hype

ASB Tech Boys Bring the Hype

Tatum Federman and Trazer Hazen, Captions and Social Media Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Feature

The Associated Student Body (ASB) leadership class takes on many roles in bringing the school together with activities. One position in ASB, takes the form of a group of seven guys that are under the radar but bring the hype for the school. The Express: How long does it take to set up everything for the ...