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

Obsolete Library Reference Section Donated to Classrooms

Obsolete Library Reference Section Donated to Classrooms

Sandhya Ganesan, Feature Editor

March 28, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

SJHHS Embraces Diversity with DIRHA Program

SJHHS Embraces Diversity with DIRHA Program

Riley Goodfellow, Co Editor-In-Chief

March 2, 2019


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SJHHS participates in the Diversity, Inclusion & Racial Healing High School Ambassador Program (DIRHA) in order to improve relationships on campus. “We meet every few weeks and talk about race, diversity, and how its affected our lives as teenagers or our school,” said junior, Anthony Aguilar....

Academic Decathlon Beats Every Other School In CUSD

Academic Decathlon Beats Every Other School In CUSD

Riley Goodfellow, Co Editor-In-Chief

March 2, 2019


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In 2019 the Academic Decathlon at SJHHS has triumphed above every other school in the Capistrano Unified District and made a name for themselves in their division. Academic Decathlon has competed in events such as speech and interview, science, math, and others over the course of two full days for the pas...

Giovanna Cortes Wins AVID Senior Standout

Giovanna Cortes Wins AVID Senior Standout

Grace Aitken, News Editor

February 28, 2019


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Giovanna Cortes won the senior standout award for SJHHS AVID on Friday. Cortes is guaranteed a scholarship at the Senior Standout Recognition in April. There are 31 seniors in AVID, and 15 students were nominated. All nominees are eligible for a scholarship at the end of the year, yet only the se...

Walk for Wellness Raises Awareness For Suicide Prevention

Walk for Wellness Raises Awareness For Suicide Prevention

Isabella Mahar, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


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Project Strength Over Silence put on a “Walk For Wellness” on Saturday to raise money and awareness for teen mental health. They raised over $5,000 to support St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital Mental Health Ward. The Future Problem Solvers club created Project SOS, otherwise known as SOS, to ...