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

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

Musical Seniors Join Prestigious Marching Group

Musical Seniors Join Prestigious Marching Group

Kate Finman, News Editor

February 2, 2018


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Seniors Jordan Edwards and Vincent Maldonado will tour the country this summer with the prestigious drum corp Pacific Crest, playing euphoniums. Drum Corp International (DCI) is a high-level marching band program for brass and percussion players. Pacific Crest is one of its top twenty groups.   ...

Violist Plays His Way to the National Stage

Violist Plays His Way to the National Stage

Kate Finman, News Editor

December 20, 2017


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Senior Cayden Walters is one of the top violists in the country. He was recently accepted into the prestigious All-National Honor Orchestra. He started to play the viola in fourth grade, because it was “the different one.” He first recognized he had a talent for music after he made it into the Honor...

Office Assistant Moonlights as Photographer

Office Assistant Moonlights as Photographer

Sam Newman, Co Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2017


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Office assistant by day and professional photographer by night, Manny Romero is the face at the front desk of SJHHS and the face behind the lens. Before he was in charge of answering phones he owned a commercial landscape business for 14 years, then he worked as an Irrigation Specialist for CU...

Students Participate In National Novel Writing Month

Students Participate In National Novel Writing Month

December 20, 2017


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For the past two years students and faculty at SJHHS have participated in National Novel Writing Month, more commonly known as NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is a nonprofit organization that helps writers find structure, creativity, and a community of other writers to support and assist them. Every November...

Consistantly Quirky: Stallion Traditions

Consistantly Quirky: Stallion Traditions

Ethan Clarke, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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San Juan Hills High School is the newest high school in the Capistrano district, but that has not stopped students from creating lasting traditions. In 2011, one of these traditions was created by a student named Reece Halter. Jared Tretter, one of the students who was in charge continuing the legacy...