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Griff Panchak (12), Cayla Chen (12), Sophia Salib (12), and Emma Gibson (12) were guided through the Newport wilderness, showcasing the impact that runoff and graffiti can have on the natural environment.

Environmental Science Class Explores Newport Estuary

Mylan West, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Students enrolled in AP Environmental Science got the opportunity to visit the Newport Estuary the week falling after Thanksgiving Break. Stallions went canoeing, hiking, and explored the Newport Back...

States across America are implementing a 4 day school week, with Friday (and in some cases Monday) off. This trend is becoming more and more popular as districts convert to a new schedule, hoping the benefits will outweigh the drawbacks.

Four Day School Week: Hot Temporary Trend or Here To Stay?

Lucy Garibaldi, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Imagine not having your alarm clock go off at 5:30 on Friday morning. Instead, you get to sleep in, go to extracurriculars, sports, work, or start your weekend early.  Across America, 24 states have...

Artwork illustrating the focus of the decline in reading books. Students are constantly balancing school work and extra curriculars, leaving no time to flip through pages.

Do Not Read This Story

Sydney Hogancamp, Feature Editor November 15, 2023

The once popular pastime, reading, has been undermined by the rise in screen time. Relying on technology usage to get us through life has led to the disappearance of staple activities from our everyday...

This classrooms monitoring system displays the current CO2 levels, rh (relative humidity), ppm (parts per million), and temperature in the space. On the side of the monitor, it has facial symbols to clarify if the space is healthy and safe for its occupants. A green light will turn on next to these symbols to indicate where the classroom’s atmosphere levels are at.

New Grant Funded Air Monitors Installed Over the Summer

Kaiah MacLeod, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

New air monitoring systems were installed to maintain and measure safe humidity, temperature, and CO2 levels through a CalShape-funded grant. California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing and Efficiency...

Model United Nations student George Zhe Wang (12), giving his argument towards real world issues. Students participate in debates and give their opinions on different topics and from the perspective of the country they represent.

Model United Nations Celebrates the Sucess of Their First Conference

Claire Stafford, Co-Editor-In-Cheif October 8, 2023

At their first conference of the year, Model United Nations joined with other schools from all around the world to discuss real-world issues. Four of the stallions who competed won awards for their performance.  MUN...

Cutting the ribbon for the grand opening of the wellness center, Stuart McClure, Manoj Mahindrakar, Refugio Gracian, Christopher Brown, Judy Bullocks, Amy Hanacek, and representatives from CHOC Hospital, join together to celebrate the second wellness center in the Capistrano Unified School District. Located in the guidance building, students can come in to take a break and practice healthy coping habits to relax with pressures and anxiety.

Wellness Center Opens

Sydney Hogancamp, Feature Editor October 8, 2023

Because of increasing amounts of stress and pressure, California schools have now begun adding “Wellness Centers” responding to the mental and physical health of students.  Capistrano Unified board...

The Surfrider Club at San Juan Hills is reaching out to new students during Club Rush. Clubs concerning beach clean-ups, breakfast, and sports cars are campaigning for members, hoping to find like-minded people across campus.

Club Rush Introduces New Clubs

Maureen Pike, News Editor October 8, 2023

Kicking off the new school year, Club Rush introduced new clubs as well as many who were returning for another year.  This year, there are over one hundred clubs on campus, ranging from those about...

 Because of new funding provided by Prop 28, more students like Talyn Hardy (12) have an opportunity to take ceramics classes. After only starting ceramics this year,  Hardy has already had many opportunities to express herself creatively. “I just like that you can make things that are tangible,” said Hardy.

Prop 28 Brings Art Funding

Sofia Bello, Photo Editor September 22, 2023

On November 8, 2022, California passed Proposition 28 promising arts and music funding for K-12 public schools and for establishing new and supporting ongoing programs.  Prop 28 was implemented with...

New National Honors Society Adviser, Crystal Stevenson is excited to commence her first year at SJHHS. AS the Adviser she looks to uphold the four pillars that the organization is rooted in. “The focus is the four pillars, which are scholarship, character, service, and leadership,” said Stevenson.

National Honors Society Gets New Adviser

Claire Stafford, Co-Editor-In-Chief September 22, 2023

National Honors Society (NHS) is a nationwide high school-based organization that puts an emphasis on four pillars: service, scholarship, character, and leadership. Each individual high school that...

Walking out of the restroom, sophomore Ava De Filippo, holds anew bathroom pass. San Juan Hills introduced a new type of bathroom pass this school year and mixed reviews followed its arrival.

Bathroom Passes Arrive to Mixed Emotions

Maureen Pike, News Editor September 22, 2023

New safety vest bathroom passes strike controversy within San Juan Hills. Students are concerned with the cleanliness of the vest, alongside insecurities about wearing it. Staff however find the passes...

The deadline has been moved forward. FAFSA stands for Free Application for federal Student Aid and it is a free form that determines ones eligibility for college financial aid. There are multiple different types of financial aid including scholarships and student loans.

FAFSA Deadline Now Sooner Than Ever

Celeste Cariker, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2023

The application change date for FAFSA catches upcoming college students off guard. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is a financial aid that students can apply for to receive...

Carson De Filippo (11) and Jack Goldbaum (11) have been elected as the 2023-24 ASB President and Vice President. Together, they hope to improve the SJHHS atmosphere and put on exciting events.

Catching Up With Upcoming ASB Executives

Gabriella Bello, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

Every school year brings the bid for ASB presidency. Hopeful students create elaborate campaigns, speeches, and incentives to win the votes of their peers.  Results have been announced, with juniors...

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