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The High Tide Roller Derby team, with members Danielle Flint, Kaitlin Naccarato, Chelsea Skoien, and Thara Foster poses for a photo at one of their events.

Teachers on Campus Form the High Tide Roller Derby Team

Sofia Bello, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

Four teachers on campus  all skate for the same roller derby team. Danielle Flint, Kaitlin Naccarato, Chelsea Skoien, and Thara Foster are all a part of the High Tide Roller Derby team in Garden Grove.  Flint...

Elizabeth Duong (10) began Project Language Arts Learning to reach students in Vietnam studying English. She and other student volunteers practice speaking and writing proficiency with the Vietnamese students.

Student Starts an International Tutoring Program: “Project Language Arts Learning”

Alyssa Morrone, Arts and Entertainment Outside Editor September 23, 2021

Elizabeth Duong, a sophomore at San Juan Hills High School, started a program called Project Language Arts Learning, which offers help to students in Vietnam learning English. Duong has recruited other...

An anonymous San Juan Hills alumni shares their experience in getting vaccinated in secret due to their parents fear and criticism towards the Covid-19 vaccine.

Vaccinated in Secret

Cooper Aitken, Entertainment Editor September 23, 2021

Like many political issues, the Covid-19 vaccine has become a hot topic in quarreling families. Getting vaccinated despite parental protest is a difficult decision that many young Americans have been confronted...

Criminal psychology teacher, Colleen Magaña, has been teaching the course since it first became available at the school starting the 2020-21 school year.

College and Career Advantage Releases New Criminal Psychology Course

Gabby Laurente, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2021

The College and Career Advantage (CCA) team has begun offering a new Criminal Psychology course in the Law Enforcement pathway. The course was first introduced to campus beginning the 2020-21 school year,...

Erin Rickert, AP biology and anatomy/physiology teacher, bottle-feeds two white bengal tigers. When she worked as a zookeeper, Rickert would often hand-raise animals, including the baby tigers pictured.

Biology Teacher Shares Zoology Experience

Nikki Iyer, News Editor September 12, 2021

AP Biology and Anatomy/Physiology teacher Erin Rickert is not your average science teacher. Before teaching, she spent years working as a zookeeper, working to preserve endangered species, hand-raising...

New Stallion Start-Up advisors, Lintz and Hansen, smile for a photo in front of a poster made by ASB, welcoming students to the freshman orientation.

The New Faces of Stallion Start-Up

Kaitlyn Kittredge, Feature Editor September 12, 2021

This year, Stallion Start-Up, formerly known as Link Crew, will be run by teachers Brianna Lintz and Courtney Hansen. The change from Link Crew to Stallion Start-Up was due to the fact that the trademark...

The World Trade Center’s south tower burns after being struck in the tragedy that took 2,977 lives.

Teachers Remember 9/11

Anna Ho, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

Twenty years ago, tragedy struck this country in the form of four Boeing 767’s. By 10:30 that morning, the two towers of the World Trade Center had collapsed. By 11:00 a.m., it was apparent that the...

Isabella Poppen (12) and Sammy Poppen (9) act as vendors at a local art faire to raise donations for their organization Care For The Givers.

Students Create Organization to Help Local Caregivers

Maia Garcia, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

Two students at San Juan Hills High school have created their non-profit organization that creates and donates baskets to the unpaid caregivers with loved ones that have Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  The...

Cat Conlisk (12), practices with teammates at an away game against Santa Margarita high school. Just weeks ago, Conlisk committed to Seattle University, where she will continue pursuing volleyball with a brand new group of players.

Volleyball Player Catherine Conlisk to Set Grounds at Seattle University

Eva Smedeby, Staff Writer September 7, 2021

Catherine Conlisk, senior and Varsity volleyball player for SJHHS, has formally committed to Seattle University. Catherine has been competing for several years now, starting her volleyball career at...

After 13 years of teaching at SJHHS, Spiers is retiring to travel and spend more time with family.

After 13 Years, Spiers Bids Farewell to SJHHS

Eva Smedeby, Staff Writer September 7, 2021

After nearly 30 years teaching, 13 of those at SJHHS, Robert Spiers is retiring.  Surprisingly, the renowned AP European History teacher actually didn’t start his career in the social studies department....

 Organizers Bethany Padilla and Reaghan Mulligan pose with the donation boxes they decorated. The boxes were put around Capistrano Unified School District high schools and in front of Kathys House.

Local HER Drive Raises Awareness of Period Poverty

Sandhya Ganesan, Co-Editor-in-Cheif September 4, 2021

San Juan Hills Against Racism has taken part in a HER Drive, primarily organized by seniors, Bethany Padilla and Reaghan Mulligan, at San Clemente High School. The HER Drive was created by Alexa Mohsenzadeh...

During 2019, the Yellow 4 James Club volunteered alongside the James Henry Ransom Foundation for a 5k run to raise money for mental health.

Yellow 4 James Club Battles Stigmas Surrounding Mental Illness

Gabby Laurente, Managing Editor April 30, 2021

The Yellow 4 James club has dedicated itself to battling stigmas surrounding mental illness after the suicide of James Henry Ransom at the age of thirteen. The club was formed by sophomore Lillie Ransom,...

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