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A student in the STEPS program delivers a beverage to a classroom.  The students learn real life skills, including social abilities, independence, working with money, and budgeting.

Students in STEPS Run Successful Food Delivery Business

Maureen Pike, Caption Editor March 6, 2023

Students in STEPS, a moderate to severe special education program at SJHHS, are putting their business skills to test, through their new food delivery service Stallion Sip & Snack.  Stallion Sip...

Senior Amanda Reeves, a player in the game, hides in fear as her assassin attempts to shoot her. So far, 174 players have been eliminated battling to be the ultimate assassin.

Seniors Aim to Win Cash Prize

Sydney Hogancamp, Feature Editor March 2, 2023

One game. 271 students. $2795 on the line. Senior Assassins has returned for another year.  Senior Assassins is typically played every year around February, exclusively by seniors. Players work towards...

Uzair Qureshi was a part of San Juan Hill’s Class of 2016, before tragically passing away from a rare type of cancer, Ewings Sarcoma, in 2015. His family has continued to honor his memory through a memorial fund dedicated to pediatric cancer research and by providing scholarships to promising seniors.

Memorial Fund Honors Former Student’s Passion for Learning

Cooper Aitken, Managing Editor March 2, 2023

A life lost, yet his legacy continues. Uzair Qureshi was a dynamic part of the Class of 2016 at San Juan Hills, known for his dedication to his academics and his active involvement in the orchestra...

More than one million immigrants come to the U.S. each year to live out their American Dream. However, immigrant students say that moving to a new country, fitting in, and succeeding in the education system, all come with challenges. On Mar. 2, the fourth day of Unity Week, students from the organization No Place For Hate will give a presentation on immigration to increase awareness on the topic.

Immigrant Students Share Experiences: Life at Home, Moving, Education

Nikki Iyer, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2023

Lucía’s family lived on a mountaintop by an empedrado, or land where roads are made out of only rocks. She says some of the houses' roofs were built out of hay and plastic, and gates were constructed...

Doctor of Psychology Chantel Cortinovis speaks about various topics relating to mental health such as common things teenagers struggle with and different ways to deal with anxiety and depression. Dr. Cortinovis was a guest speaker during the “Mental Health Day  seminar presented by SJHHS students in No Place for Hate.

Mental Health in the Unity Week Spotlight

Avery Koenig, Arts/Graphics Editor February 28, 2023

Unity Week kicked off  on Monday, February 27, with a special section centered around mental health, aiming to provide students with coping methods and spaces where they can talk about their struggles...

Looking north towards Orange County, a webcam captures the wintery landscape from atop Palomar Mountain in east San Diego County. The camera is placed at Boucher Hill, an active fire lookout during the fire season.

Another Cold Front Takes California by Storm

Braden LaClair, Staff Writer February 23, 2023

The groundhog was right. On February 2, 2023, Punxsutawny Phil emerged from its burrow and saw its shadow, indicating six more weeks of winter. Sure enough, Mother Nature delivered, walloping Southern...

Security Cameras capture video surveillance of the two suspects breaking in and stealing the Feed Barns beloved 3 parrots. They broke the stores front door glass and climbed in at 12:48 a.m on December 20, 2022. They left the scene one minute later at 12:49 a.m.

Rare Bird Theft Impacts Local Store

Madelyn Wapner, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

Rio got it wrong. The movie paints bird trafficking in a colorful way, but in reality, the birds would not receive that happy ending.  On Dec. 20 2022, The Feed Barn in Capistrano Beach lost three...

Fernanda Villalba works with sophomores in her Spanish Speakers II Class, a course designed for students who are already heavily experienced with the language. Villalba was recognized as the SJHHS 2023 Teacher of the Year.

Villalba Named Teacher of the Year

Gabriella Bello, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

Fernanda Villalba’s classroom represents her well - flags of different countries, posters of Spanish culture, and photos of her various travels. As an instructor, Villalba has a mission to foster inclusivity...

Rosa Hernandez (12) applied to Princeton University through Questbridge, a program for high achieving, low income students. Hernandez recently received her acceptance to Princeton and earned a full ride to attend.

Student Success: Rosa Hernandez Lands a Full Ride to Princeton

Nikki Iyer, Co Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2022

Theater rehearsal. BRIDGES and DIRHA meetings. AP classes. Working on the weekends.  “When I did have free time I’d always try to relax, because that was kind of rare for me,” said senior Rosa...

People of different gender identities come together to support each other for trans awareness week. This week both celebrates and advocates for the transgender community.

Transgender Awareness Week Allows Conversation

Carter Van Zanten, Sports Editor November 20, 2022

Each year, organizations and people from all around the world participate in Transgender Awareness Week to bring light and visibility to the transgender community. This includes bringing awareness to the...

Harry Styles’s talent draws in people from all around the world. Fans camped out for days prior to the show just to make it into “Harry’s House”.

Concrete Camping In ‘Style’ for Fans

Sydney Hogancamp, Feature Editor November 17, 2022

Pop icon, Harry Styles, recently played 12 shows at the KIA Forum. Every show was sold out. Although ticket prices were high, considering seats in the nosebleeds were selling upwards of $200, fans say...

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