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

Humans of San Juan: Mia Ferjulian

Humans of San Juan: Mia Ferjulian

Hannah Chon, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


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Multilingualism Thrives on Campus

Multilingualism Thrives on Campus

Brendan Gibson, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


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Most students take two or three years of either Spanish or French, but some students at SJHHS are passionate about foreign culture and want to become multilingual. Junior Asta Olafsdottir moved to the U.S. three years ago after living in Iceland and the Netherlands, and she is able to speak four l...

Dreams Really Do Come True

Dreams Really Do Come True

Lauren Mecum, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


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“If you can dream it, you can do it,” said Walt Disney, many years ago, hoping to inspire generations to come. Come to find that many generations later, Disney created a program that allows students to enter into a contest where they write an essay discussing the community service they take part...

Comedy Sportz for the Soul

Comedy Sportz for the Soul

Rebekah Sterns, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


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The SJHHS Comedy Sportz team has several matches throughout the year, competing against various different southern California high schools. The goal of the match is to make an audience laugh through improvisation, which are points for the team. A few rules guide the match, but some are adjusted depending...

Shin Shines Through Adversity

Shin Shines Through Adversity

Brendan Gibson, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


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Shinsanity has reached San Juan Hills. Fan favorite Aaron Shin was given one opportunity to showcase his basketball skills in front of a deafening crowd, and he did not disappoint. In his final home game as a senior, Shin was put into the starting lineup for the first time. In only five minut...

Lack of Toilet Seat Covers Explained

Lack of Toilet Seat Covers Explained

Lucy Law, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


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The thought of sitting on a public toilet grosses out many, and at SJHHS, students have no alternative: the student bathrooms don’t have any toilet seat covers. However, there is a reason for this. According to Ryan Burris, Chief Communications Officer for CUSD, the school does not provide seat...

Alison Miranda Gets “Surreal” With Her Art

Alison Miranda Gets “Surreal” With Her Art

Dylan Robinson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


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Art isn’t only found in museums anymore. Within the bounds of SJHHS, there are students eager to splash paint and channel Picasso as they create art of their own. Senior Alison Miranda displays her artistic passion by producing art in her own time and at school. Thanks to the addition of AP Studio...

Ms. Price Spreads Cheer through Caroling

Ms. Price Spreads Cheer through Caroling

Luciana Benzan, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


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Christmas carolers. They have skills straight from Santa.They walk among us, disguised. They could be someone you know, someone like your teacher. This is exactly the case at SJHHS with science teacher Emily Price. “When I tell people I Christmas carol I have to usually stop and reiterate to ...

Religious Clubs at SJHHS Show Faith

Religious Clubs at SJHHS Show Faith

Rebekah Sterns, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


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There’s a saying that prayers are heard around the world, whether someone is religious or not. Prayers also stem from different backgrounds, bringing people together from various religions. At SJHHS, there are four clubs based on religion: Cookies and Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA...

AP Studio Art class Introduced to SJHHS this year

AP Studio Art class Introduced to SJHHS this year

Kayla Greer, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


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Advanced Placement Studio Arts was added this year upon encouragement from last year’s Drawing and Painting students. Now, it’s a big hit among the school’s more creative students. As a new course, there is a lot to know about the new media class. Last year, a small group of art students inc...

MUN and AcaDeca Represent SJHHS Academics

MUN and AcaDeca Represent SJHHS Academics

Sam Newman, Opinion Editor

December 9, 2016


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At SJHHS, the academic programs Model United Nations and Academic Decathlon allow students to compete and test their knowledge of politics and current events. Both programs compete in conferences and competitions throughout the year against other Orange County and South California high schools and...

Holidays at SJHHS

Holidays at SJHHS

Hannah Chon, Feature Editor

December 9, 2016


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The holiday season has approached and students at SJHHS are already spreading their holiday spirit.   ROP Graphic Design is spreading holiday cheer by making personalized Christmas greeting  cards.  The Young Republicans Club is creating Christmas cards for Marines, and the Interact club is help...