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

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 ...

SJHHS MUN Wins 8 Awards at Laguna Hills Conference

SJHHS MUN Wins 8 Awards at Laguna Hills Conference

Grace Aitken, News Editor

February 25, 2019


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Eight MUN stallions won awards at the Laguna Hills MUN conference on Saturday. 20 SJHHS students attended the conference alongside 700 students from schools in Orange County. They met to discuss and debate current issues facing the UN today. Tara Goldhammer won Best Delegate, the highest award you can re...

Out of Money, Out of Ladera

Out of Money, Out of Ladera

Jack O'Connor, Sports Editor

February 21, 2019


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Ladera Ranch has seen more than sixty businesses open and more than sixty businesses close, that’s almost three businesses closing a year since Ladera Ranch’s founding in 1999, according to Irene Vecchione. Local stores in Ladera are now struggling to obtain customers and pay the high rent. Many...

Link Crew Planning MORP: Prom for Freshman

Link Crew Planning MORP: Prom for Freshman

David De Anda, Graphics Editor

February 21, 2019


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Greetings, freshmen. If you all are tired of being lower classmen and thinking you can't be involved as much then get ready for MORP! This dance provides freshmen a chance to experience going to a grand dance as close as Prom. MORP is prom spelled backwards and is being headed by Link Crew proposed by...

Graduation Will Now Be Held in the Badlands

Graduation Will Now Be Held in the Badlands

Lucy Law, Co-Editor in Chief

February 14, 2019


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The Bren Events Center at UCI has been the venue for the past several graduations for SJHHS. After the Bren Center informed SJHHS that they had permanently moved the time for graduation to 7:00PM, officials decided to move graduation to the Badlands Stadium at SJHHS. This decision was made in order to a...

Athletes Sign Their National Letter of Intent

Athletes Sign Their National Letter of Intent

Isabella Mahar, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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Five SJHHS student athletes signed their National Letters of Intent on February 6,  committing to continue their sports in college. The students are going across the country, to play in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I, III and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics ...

U.S. National Parks Suffer From Government Shutdown

U.S. National Parks Suffer From Government Shutdown

Claire Cone, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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The U.S. government shutdown has had an immensely negative impact on National Parks. This shutdown has lead to the close of 75% of National Parks, jobless park rangers, and excessive waste inside the parks. Known as the “national emergency,”  this could quite literally become an environmental issue f...

Candidates Step Up for the 2020 Elections

Candidates Step Up for the 2020 Elections

Ella Villar, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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After the Democrats won back the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections, many people in the party have chosen to run for president against President Donald Trump in 2020. There are currently nine Democrats who have begun their campaign for president, and many more who are likely to run...