The Express

  • Football Defeats South Hills 42-7
  • "She Kills Monsters" Auditions August 27-29
  • Cheer Adds New Song Team
  • First Home Football Game Vs. Capo August 30 @7 in Badlands
  • Club Applications Available and Due Sept. 13
  • Boys Tennis Beats Mater Dei to Win Division 3 CIF Championships

HALO Club Raises Awareness for Autism

HALO Club Raises Awareness for Autism

McKenzie M, A&E Editor

March 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Danielle Serio Wins “Extra Miler” Award

Danielle Serio Wins “Extra Miler” Award

Grace Aitken, Op-Ed Editor

December 3, 2017

Recently, Danielle Serio, an English teacher at SJHHS, won the Extra Miler Award for her work with the Queer Alliance club. She serves as advisor for the club, which works to bring together both queer students and allies at school as well as reach out to other LGBTQ+ youth in Orange County. The Extra...

Madison Bowen and Brianna Rodriguez Publish their First Novel as High School Students

Madison Bowen and Brianna Rodriguez Publish their First Novel as High School Students

McKenzie M, A&E Editor

November 13, 2017

After two years of nightly writing, editing, and waiting, seniors Madison Bowen and Brianna Rodriguez are now published authors. The girls started writing in November of their sophomore year. Through Google Docs, the girls switched off doing the actual writing but always convened about their ideas pri...

From Korea to Kuwait, These SJHHS Staffers Served Our Nation

From Korea to Kuwait, These SJHHS Staffers Served Our Nation

Logan Chavez, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

First, they served our country in the military. Now they serve again in the classrooms and around the campus of SJHHS. It turns out we have four veterans on staff. The oldest, Bob Nietzel, served in the Korean conflict between 1950 and 1953. Later, he accepted the Medal of Honor on behalf of his ...

Rachel Thompson Sings Her Way to the Top

Rachel Thompson Sings Her Way to the Top

McKenzie M, A&E Editor

November 3, 2017

Two years ago during choir rehearsal, the teacher asked then freshman Rachel Thompson to try out a piece of opera music. Boom. Done. Next. Now as a junior, Thompson is taking her aptitude as well as her passion for singing to the next level at concerts and competitions sharing opera music with t...