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

Danielle Serio Wins “Extra Miler” Award

Danielle Serio Wins “Extra Miler” Award

Grace Aitken, Op-Ed Editor

December 3, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Last Man Stretching

Last Man Stretching

Jonny Schniepp, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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Yoga, a practice that is over 5,000 years old, has been exploding in popularity in recent years, especially here in Orange County and has semi-recently made itself into the course stream at SJHHS. It is safe to say that that the activity has been heavily predominated by females, even here at SJHHS....

Hunting In Style

Hunting In Style

Jackson Hirchag, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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If there was a place with unparalleled hunting and breathtaking landscapes it would be Ruggs Ranch in Heppner, Oregon. Ruggs Ranch meets all hunting expectations and more. Unlike most public hunting grounds, each hunting area is full of thriving and healthy animals that are run at their own disp...

Flexible Seating with Flexible Arrangements

Flexible Seating with Flexible Arrangements

Juan Galindo, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


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When you walk into French teacher Linda Keeler's room, the first thing you will notice is that there are no classic desks or chairs. Instead, there is a hodgepodge of kitchen tables, bar stools, and beanbags. Over the summer, Madam Keeler asked for furniture donations for her flexible seating idea on ...

Stallions Studying Abroad

Stallions Studying Abroad

McKenzie M, A&E Editor

October 1, 2017


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Traveling the world, speaking the native language, and immersing themselves in the culture: SJHHS students are taking their studies to the next level. Senior Genevieve Smith traveled to Lyon, France, known as the city of students, to live in a dorm for a month and learn more about the French language...

One Third of the Math Department Added

One Third of the Math Department Added

Trazer Hazen, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017


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There is an unusual number of new teachers that have been added into the math department at SJHHS. George Rodriguez, the head of the Math Department said, “A third of the math department has been switched out in the past two years.” However, these new teachers have been a big help with making...

Habits To Avoid

Habits To Avoid

Dalton Flores, Clubs Editor

September 20, 2017


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Like it or not, everyone has at least one bad habit. Whether it be academic, or simply just not cleaning your room. Sam Lockhart, a junior and also one of the captains of the cross country team, shared some of his bad habits and his advice to younger runners. Lockhart said, “I often become ov...

Bob is Back

Bob is Back

Trazer Hazen and Ethan Clarke

September 20, 2017


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“It’s good to be back,” said Robert Nietzel, better known on campus as “Bob,” concerning last year, when he took a break from proctoring Nietzel seemed to vanish in the 2016-2017 school year, but administrators clarified that his absence was because of a surgical procedure. In a recent i...

Student Section and Cheerleaders Get FIRED UP!

Student Section and Cheerleaders Get FIRED UP!

Tatum Federman, Captions and Social Media Editor

September 20, 2017


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SJHHS cheer team is starting a new school tradition for football games. “The new tradition is a chant and rally that involves the cheerleaders' and crowd's participation,” said varsity cheer coach Kelley Glidden. Every summer the cheer team attends the US Spiritleaders cheer camp in Costa Mesa. ...