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

Rugby Now a Reality at San Juan Hills

Rugby Now a Reality at San Juan Hills

Luciana Benzan, Staff Writer

November 25, 2016


Filed under Clubs, Feature, Top Stories

Rugby is the fastest growing sport in North America and this year, it has reached SJHHS. The San Juan Stallion Rugby Club is not only a club here on campus but also an actual sports team that is competing against other high schools, like Dana Hills and San Clemente. The school club was founded by SJ...

AVID takes over College Week at SJHHS

AVID takes over College Week at SJHHS

Ashlee Renteria, A&E Editor

November 18, 2016


Filed under Feature

All over SJHHS, teachers doors have been decorated with colors and pictures of the college they attended. Ranging from Ivy Leagues to Cal States, students can look at the doors of their classrooms to admire the work of AVID. College week started on Monday with college wear day, where every student dres...

Mountain Biking Club Grows at SJHHS

Mountain Biking Club Grows at SJHHS

Elise Tysdal, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

There are over 85 clubs at SJHHS, but one stands out among the rest: the Mountain Biking Club. The club accepts members from any grade and skill level, from freshman to senior beginner to expert. The club president is Addison Simis, a junior at SJHHS, and the teacher advisor is Matt Ahmer, who teac...

2016-2017 Yearbook cover design finalized

2016-2017 Yearbook cover design finalized

McKenzie M, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Feature

Lightbulb...pitch...trash… Lightbulb...pitch...trash… Ideas and designs have been rushing through the minds of the 2016-2017 Yearbook Staff.  It has taken over 6 weeks but they have finally come up with the final design of our 10th Anniversary yearbook. Co-Editors-in-Chiefs, Caroline Ale...

Military Presence on Campus

Military Presence on Campus

November 9, 2016


Filed under Feature

At San Juan Hills, we have the privilege of having all 4 branches of our military on campus. Earning the title of being apart of the U.S. Military is not something you can buy, inherit, or be given. It must be earned. The Marine Corps recruiter for San Juan Hills, Staff Sergeant Sandoval, comes eve...

Link Crew Hosts Linktoberfest

Link Crew Hosts Linktoberfest

Hannah Chon, Feature Editor

October 24, 2016


Filed under Feature, News

From Hot Cocoa and Cram to tailgates before football games, Link Crew puts on popular events for freshman to feel welcomed on campus. For this time of the year, Link Crew has put on their annual Linktoberfest, which took place in the gym on the evening of October 18th. Leaders have invited SJHHS...

New App Works to Combat Bullying

New App Works to Combat Bullying

Ashlee Renteria

October 7, 2016


Filed under Feature

Natalie Hampton, a teenager from Sherman Oaks, has created an app called Sit With Us allowing students that have no place to sit to find people who are willing to share their table with them. Hampton was bullied throughout middle school; she recalls feeling left out and having physical bruises on he...

Meet the Proctors

Meet the Proctors

Jimmy Burns, Boys Sports Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Frank Milano Frank has been working here at SJHHS since the school opened in 2007. He always enjoys working with students and seeing kids succeed. He also loves to play out skits on the Mane Event. His favorite memory while working here is when he sees kids graduate and come back and sees they are...

SJHHS Girls Tennis Rallies under Milana Molnar

SJHHS Girls Tennis Rallies under Milana Molnar

Mia N. Jones, Girls Sports Editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under Feature, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

More often than not, Freshman athletic abilities tend to be swept under the rug and overshadowed by talented upperclassmen.  However, with Freshman Milana Molnar’s impressive skills in tennis, this does not seem to be the case. Milana Molnar, a budding tennis player, is a promising addition to the...

Street Name Change Affects Local Families

Street Name Change Affects Local Families

Amanda Rooker, Editor in Chief

September 16, 2016


Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

On Tuesday May 17, 2016 the San Juan Capistrano City Council voted to change the name of the street leading into SJHHS from Vista Montana to Stallion Ridge. The initiative to change the name was proposed and led by the senior class of 2016 as a senior class gift. The new street sign was officially installed...

Remembering Navpreet Singh

Remembering Navpreet Singh

Mia N. Jones, Sports Editor

September 9, 2016


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Navpreet “Nav” Singh, 19, of Ladera Ranch died on July 18, in a head-on collision motorcycle accident involving a wayward driver.  He was born on November 26, 1996 to his parents, Kuljit and Aman, and had just graduated from SJHHS in June. Throughout his childhood, Nav enjoyed playing sports,...

When I was a Freshman…I wish I…

Mia N. Jones, Staff Writer

August 17, 2016


Filed under Feature

We know, high school can look a little daunting to the new student or incoming freshmen, and many parents and kids feel they are walking into a fog when knowing what is right in order to succeed, have fun, and in some cases, just survive.   Most of what you need to know is what is gained through tri...