The Express

  • Boys Tennis Beats Mater Dei to Win Division 3 CIF Championships
  • Softball Defeats Patriot High School to Advance to CIF Quarter Finals
  • Boys Tennis Upsets #1 Seed Orange Lutheran to Move on to CIF Quarter Finals
  • AVID Students Reap $69K in Scholarship Dollars
  • Freedom Writers Visit Campus
  • The Express Reporters Win Honors at JEA Write-Offs

SOC4Change Holds Student-Led Town Hall with Representative Mike Levin

SOC4Change Holds Student-Led Town Hall with Representative Mike Levin

Isabella Mahar, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

Representative, Mike Levin, of the 49th District, held a student led Town Hall in the SJHHS Theater on May 4. The town hall was organized by SOC4Change, an organization of politically engaged students formed after the Parkland Shooting. This was Levin’s fifth town hall since swearing in Jan...

UCLA Signing Day

UCLA Signing Day

Dalton Flores, Photo Editor

May 9, 2019

Thousands of college bound students from across California had the opportunity to be commended for their hard work at the University of California Los Angeles with Michelle Obama as a part of her Reach Higher Initiative on Wednesday, May 1st. The Reach Higher College Signing Day is primarily for students w...

Student Groups Promote Mental Wellness

Student Groups Promote Mental Wellness

Makayla Walders, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

Student groups at SJHHS work hard to reduce the stigma around mental illness. The James Henry Ransom Foundation (JHRF),  founded by senior Julia Ransom, and the Project SOS club, run by juniors Isabelle Peloso and Kiley Espineira, are two honorable groups on campus worthy of recognition for their effort...

Middle School Health Curriculum Will Now Comply With CHYA

Middle School Health Curriculum Will Now Comply With CHYA

Lucy Law, Co-Editor in Chief

April 29, 2019

The CUSD Board of Trustees approved 12 new middle school health curriculum lessons by a 6-1 vote on February 27, with the addition of a section on the dangers of pornography. The only dissenting vote came from Area 2 Trustee Jim Reardon. On February 27, CUSD held a board meeting, and on the agenda was...

Students To Visit UCLA College Signing Day With Michelle Obama

Dalton Flores, Photo Editor

April 29, 2019

Thousands of college bound students from across California have the opportunity to be commended for their hard work at the University of California Los Angeles with Michelle Obama as a part of her Reach Higher Initiative on Wednesday, May 1st. The Reach Higher College Signing Day is primarily for students w...

Obsolete Library Reference Section Donated to Classrooms

Obsolete Library Reference Section Donated to Classrooms

Sandhya Ganesan, Feature Editor

March 28, 2019

San Juan Hills high schools increasing size has led to an increase in the need for more storage, and a decrease in the need for reference textbooks. The reference textbooks are volumes of text that cover various topics, from music to mental health. These textbooks cannot be checked out of the library...

Worldwide Student Strikes Bring Awareness with Climate Change

Worldwide Student Strikes Bring Awareness with Climate Change

Ella Villar, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

With 2,233 cities, 128 countries, and over 1 million people participating, Greta Thunberg, a 16-year old activist from Sweden, inspired the world to skip school and fight climate change. Starting last August, Thunberg began camping outside the Swedish parliament to demand a system change to fight clim...

Tan Band Conquers 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands

Tan Band Conquers 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands

David De Anda, Graphics Editor

March 19, 2019

Battle of the Bands was a hit, gathering audiences and garnering some sure-fire headbangs. The victorious band, scoring a concert in the amphitheatre, was the infamous Tan Band. From classic covers to special guests, the Tan Band delivered with slapping bass and symphonic keys. The bandmates are ...

Share a Smile Club Raises Money for Children’s Smiles

Share a Smile Club Raises Money for Children’s Smiles

Isabella Colby, Staff Writer

March 17, 2019

Students at SJHHS apart of the Share a Smile Club traveled to New York City last week for the annual Smile Train conference as ambassadors for the cause. Smile Train is a charity that works to fundraise cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care for children around the world who may not have the money or resource...

Excess Water Causes Facilities Problems

Excess Water Causes Facilities Problems

Isabella Mahar, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

This winter, southern California has been experiencing  a lot of rain. With that, facilities has been having to deal with many problems having to do with the excess water. “When schools are built in California, they’re not preparing much for rain because we don’t get that much rain. So we d...

Why Graduation Was Moved to the Badlands

Why Graduation Was Moved to the Badlands

Lucy Law, Co-Editor in Chief

March 11, 2019

SJHHS has been holding graduation at the UCI Bren Center for the past couple years however, this year it was announced that graduation will now be held at The SJHHS Badlands Stadium. Starting last year, the Bren Center chose to accommodate University High School and Northwood High School graduatio...

School Board Cuts Current Policy On Bullying In Two

School Board Cuts Current Policy On Bullying In Two

Katie Brubaker, Managing Editor

March 3, 2019

With the new year came new changes to the Capistrano Unified School District bullying policy. The District’s Board has decided that the Conduct policy, which discusses bullying, will be revised and split into one policy that focuses on conduct, and another that discusses bullying primarily. The Cond...