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The shift from sunny to cloudy weather that comes along with changing seasons affects some in more ways than others. For many, this shift only invites seasonal depression to rear its ugly head.

Seasonal Changes are No Joke for People with Seasonal Depression

Domenica Peloso, A&E Editor November 17, 2022

The never-ending cycle of frigid, rainy, and sweltering weather that comes along with changing seasons can be more than just an inconvenience. For some, this cycle is not just a hindrance because of the...

Spanish teachers Fernanda Villalba and Lorena Sanchez mentor the No Place For Hate program here at SJHHS. NP4H is an anti-hate high school program through the ADL whose goal is to stop bias and bullying in order to create a positive community for students.

No Place For Hate Program Strives to Create a Safe Atmosphere in Schools

Gabriella Bello, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

With the increased emphasis surrounding people’s race, ethnic backgrounds, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc., there is a need to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone in...

 Kicks to Give Club Members joining together for their first meeting of the year. Members donate soccer equipment and write cards for children in Africa.

Clubs Strive for Positive Impact in Community

Sydney Hogancamp and Blake Davenport October 25, 2022

This school year, San Juan Hills has nearly 300 clubs on campus. By joining clubs, students have the opportunity to be involved in the school community and meet people who have similar interests.  Of...

Entrepreneur Cruz Magee (12) pressure washes the roof of a local home in the community. Magee has turned a little neighborhood gig into a successful business, Triton Cleaning Services.

From Trash to Cash: Student Turns Neighborhood Gig Into Successful Business

Kaitlyn Kittredge, Co Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2022

Senior Cruz Magee has turned a neighborhood trash can cleaning gig into a successful pressure washing  and window cleaning business, cleaning local homes and businesses in the community.  Magee has...

Karate siblings Jacob (12), Miyah (11), and Ella Verde (9) recently competed at the World Championships in Florida, placing in the top five athletes across various categories. With nearly a decade of training, the trio came home with an abundance of medals.

Karate Trio Wins Big at World Championships

Nikki Iyer, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2022

In competition with 35 countries, yet ranking in the top five athletes among various brackets, three siblings found success at the recent World Karate Championships in Florida. Freshman Ella, junior Miyah,...

The illustration describes a girl trapped within the depression of her own mindscape, unable to see the beauty of life all around her. The colors represent how bright and beautiful life can truly be, while also demonstrating how dark and depressing ones own mind can become by corruption.

Four Steps to Reduce Stress Immediately

Madelyn Wapner, Social Media Editor October 21, 2022

The emotion “stress” has been around since the beginning of time. Internally, when the body is in a state of stress, blood pressure rises, muscles tighten and heart rate increases.  When learning...

Seniors, Rachel Warren and Kent Lau, are named Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Through this incredibly prestigious academic competition, they are eligible to win up to $2,500.

Seniors Rachel Warner and Kent Lau Named Merit Scholarship Finalists

Domenica Peloso, A&E Editor October 21, 2022

For its 67th year, the National Merit Scholarship Program will bestow over 7,000 high school students with one of its highly coveted Merit Scholarship awards. This year, two SJHHS seniors, Rachel Warner...

Student worker at Joe’s Italian Kitchen, Emma Gibson (11), smiles as she enjoys serving customers. Gibson loves making invaluable connections with her fellow student coworkers.

Persistence Pays Off When Searching for Jobs

Maureen Pike, Caption Editor October 21, 2022

Many high school students seek after school jobs, however don’t know how to go about getting one. From online to  in person, job listings to  asking friends, there are several different methods of...

Student and In-N-Out employee Veishali smiles during her shift. In-N-Out workers are often bombarded during the post-football game rush, making it a tough yet rewarding job.

In-N-Out Employees Endure the Friday Night Football Game Rush

Claire Stafford, Opinion Editor October 6, 2022

After Friday night football games, SJHHS students typically crowd popular fast-food  joint In-N-Out. Its proximity to campus not only makes it a popular hangout spot, but also a common place for students...

The OCTA bus stop located in San Juan Capistrano provides free transportation for students ages 6 to 18 through the “Youth Ride Free” bus pass. Although San Juan Hills students do not have access to a bus stop that takes them to campus, the OC youth pass, found in the guidance office, assists students in their search for free transportation.

Students can Ride the OC Bus for Free

Avery Koenig, Arts/Graphics Editor October 6, 2022

The “Youth Ride Free'' bus pass is offered to all students at SJHHS and allows them to ride OC buses for transportation at no cost. Passes are valid until September 30, 2023. The Orange County Transportation...

South OC Divisional Manager, Siyona Shah (12) helps lead Mission Viejo High School’s student section at their bright out football game. Shah, and the rest of the OC Student Section team, spent the night filming videos, taking photos, and making connections with Mission Viejo’s ASB.

Student’s School Spirit Goes Beyond the Badlands

Kaitlyn Kittredge, Co Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2022

Most students know OC Student Sections for their activity on social media, however their involvement goes much beyond Instagram stories. Senior Siyona Shah is a big part of their activity this school year,...

Fashion models Kira Schubert (12) and Roxy Thornton (12) strike a pose at OC Fashion Week. The girls went on to walk down the runway for Anne Fontains collection. Thornton opened up about her time with Schubert. I was very happy because I got to work with some amazing people with Kira. We had so much fun together, said Thornton. I think we feed off each other well…we just clicked because we have similar interests and its just always been a great friendship.

Fashion Friends Pursue Modeling Careers, Taking the Catwalk Together

Mia Tickell, News Editor October 6, 2022

When an eye for fashion meets a passion for modeling, you get a fashion model.  When two fashion models meet, you get a powerhouse friendship. Seniors Roxy Thornton and Kira Schubert are living double...

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