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

Serrano Returns From Spain

Serrano Returns From Spain

Sam Newman and Grace Aitken

September 20, 2017


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Last year SJHHS Spanish teacher Mr. Serrano took a year off to return to Spain. He spent the entirety of the 2016-2017 school year there showing his family his home country. Serrano has come back after a year to return to teaching Spanish at SJHHS. He felt that it was important to show his children, Juanito, 12 ...

New Teachers on Campus

Juan Galindo, Dalton Flores, and Logan Chavez

September 20, 2017


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The 2017-2018 school year came with a new building, a new parking lot, and new staff members. Here at SJHHS, we have 12 new teachers ready to teach in the 2017-2018 school year. Our newest addition to the language department, Ms. Keane, has come all the way from the East coast. Keane said, ...

The Ladies Behind the Mic

The Ladies Behind the Mic

Libby Gorton and McKenzie M

September 20, 2017


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As soon as the tutorial bell rings, students wait to listen to their daily announcements over the speaker; the peppy voices behind these messages are Brianna Rodriguez and Taylor Schwalbe. As it is her first year, Schwalbe is learning to do the announcements with Rodriguez's help. “The fir...

What the Mormon Faith Will Mean for These Graduating Seniors

What the Mormon Faith Will Mean for These Graduating Seniors

Luciana Benzan, Staff Writer

May 31, 2017


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With graduation approaching, seniors can see the whole world of possibilities awaiting them in their future, but for ten of those seniors, the world awaiting them has a very literal and spiritual weight attached to it. Adam Wright, Isaac Berrett, Cameron Buchanan, Cayden McClusky, Derek Jones, Hadley ...

Starbucks Secret Menu

Starbucks Secret Menu

Nate Giraud, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


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There are many different restaurants and eateries that contain secret menu items. It’s become a tradition in pleasing customers with a mystery meal and making them feel like they’re a part of an exclusive VIP club. Starbucks seems to be following the bandwagon of secret menu items most recently...

Senior Twins Reminisce on High School Memories

Dylan Robinson, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


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Waking up for school can be an absolute pain on any given day of the week. Driving the same old commute, listening to the regularly scheduled lecture and having to deal with your genetic carbon copy. Wait, what was that? Close friends are irreplaceable, but a twin acts as both a sibling and best ...

Kyle Bengelsdorf Rides his Way Up to The Top

Kyle Bengelsdorf Rides his Way Up to The Top

Dalton Flores, Clubs Editor

May 26, 2017


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Hitting jumps and roosting corners, Kyle Bengelsdorf is riding his way up the motocross food chain. Bengelsdorf races a 2016 Yamaha yz250f dirt bike in the intermediate 250 class. All the riders start out at a dead stop and wait for the gait to drop at the beginning of a race. Why did you start...

Shake Shack vs. In N Out

Shake Shack vs. In N Out

Lucy Law, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


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A classic showdown. East Coast vs West Coast. Since opening its first location in Baldwin Park in 1948, In N Out has been providing customers hot and fresh burgers and fries on the daily. Starting out as a food cart inside Madison Square Park in 2004, Shake Shake’s high quality food quickly gained popul...

Prom In Style

Prom In Style

Rebekah Sterns, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


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Styles have a pattern of changing through the years and repeating, also known as the Fashion Cycle. This rule also applies to prom, where girls take pictures with friends and dates and dance in elegant gowns, making memories to last a lifetime. According to the Fashion Cycle, a trend comes up, where it is th...

Mountain Bikers Ride for the Brand

Mountain Bikers Ride for the Brand

Dalton Flores, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


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Cole Smith and Gavin Fluegge are sophomores at San Juan Hills High School. They are both members of the Mountain Bike Club and are top tier riders for their age group. Smith races cross country, which focuses on muscle endurance. More than 75% of the race is spent climbing up mountains with some mild dow...

Grace Jones Starts Her Own Business: Goats and Co.

Grace Jones Starts Her Own Business: Goats and Co.

Katie Brubaker, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


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A new entrepreneur has set up shop in San Juan Capistrano. Her businesses’ main source of revenue: goats. Grace Jones, a junior at SJHHS, is the owner and mastermind behind the innovative company Grace’s Goats & Soaps. In  August, Jones decided that it was time she started a fully function...

Students Rev Their Engines

Students Rev Their Engines

Dylan Robinson, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


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Whether it’s navigating the parking lot or cruising down La Pata with wind blasting through your hair, it’s hard to miss the collection of cars SJHHS’ students have on display. The opening of La Pata, along with the sudden burst of students parking in the Mormon Lot, has incentivized students ...