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ROP Honors 19 from SJHHS

ROP Honors 19 from SJHHS

Tracy Gaylord, Staff Writer

May 9, 2014

19 San Juan Hills’ students were honored at district-wide student ROP awards in our theater on May 6. Each year, ROP instructors district-wide nominate one student to represent the South Coast Regional Occupational Program through not only academic excellence, but also commitment toward their ...

Amanda Rooker Makes History Cool Again, Dig?

Amanda Rooker won the state level competition for National History Day with her performance on the Tinker v. Des Moines case, which established a standard for student speech in 1969.

Kayla Parker, Staff Writer

May 2, 2014

Freshman Amanda Rooker will advance to national level competition as one of only two students representing California at this year’s National History Day competition in Maryland. For this year’s NHD competition, Rooker performed as three characters involved in the landmark Tinker v. Des Moine...

Changes in Procedure Mark Annual ASB Elections

Changes in Procedure Mark Annual ASB Elections

Nikki Rastegar, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014

 The elections are held through a rigid and formal process involving all students at SJHHS. The week prior to the elections, students running for elected positions hang posters all around campus encouraging their fellow classmates to vote for them. These posters feature unique designs and phrases i...

Apartment Vote and New Road Bring Growth Issues to a Head

The last segment of the La Pata road gap closure project will widen the road between Ortega Highway and SJHHS. It won't be completed until after a segment linking San Clemente to SJHHSis completed in Fall of 2016.

Griffin Orlich & Kayla Parker-DiScala, Staff Writers

April 16, 2014

A recent debate over whether or not low-income apartments should be built next to San Juan Hills High School showed that much more is at stake than just apartments. The debate raised questions about growth, traffic, land use, and the future of SJHHS after the La Pata road is completed. The drama began ...

SJHHS Newspaper, The Express, Wins Honors at National Journalism Convention

News editor Macy Drew and Publicity Editor Chetana Piravi enjoy a relaxing commute on the Coaster to the JEA/NSPA National Convention on Friday, April 11. The Newspaper was ranked #10 for a paper its size.

Macy Drew, News Editor

April 15, 2014

The Express Newspaper, SJHHS’s student publication, put itself on the national radar as one of the top 10 broadsheet publications of its size last Friday at the JEA/NSPA National Journalism Convention in San Diego, California. “Even though it was spring break, my students got themselves up and out of ...

First Stadium Graduation at SJHHS: So What’s the Plan?

First Stadium Graduation at SJHHS: So What's the Plan?

Brittany Christensen, Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2014

As June 24 nears, ASB, administration, and guidance prepare for the first graduation in Stallion Stadium. A lottery for parking spaces will award lucky winners additional spots on campus and families who are unable to get to the school can park at Ladera Ranch and ride a school bus to the event. Of c...

Mock Accident to Return to SJHHS

Mock Accident to Return to SJHHS

Shane Battis, Business Manager

April 9, 2014

In order to raise awareness of the devastating consequences of drinking and driving, SJHHS is steering the Every 15 Minutes program back onto campus this month after a three year break. Every 15 Minutes is a two-day state-funded staging of a realistic and graphic mock car crash, emergency medical treatmen...

Campus Supervisor Receives Medal of Honor

Retired campus supervisor, Bob Nietzel holds the Medal of Honor awarded to his cousin Alfred B. Nietzel.

Brittany Christensen, Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2014

When campus supervisor, Robert “Bob” Nietzel, received a phone call from President Barack Obama he gasped and threw his pen up in the air. He and his wife had been receiving phone calls from top military brass and government officials for months and were ready to take notes on what they said. When ...

High School Robotics Team Wins Prestigious Award

High School Robotics Team Wins Prestigious Award

Chetana Piravi, Director of Publicity

March 21, 2014

Build, program, and learn to drive a 120-pound robot that can shoot, catch, and pass a two foot in diameter exercise ball. That’s what fifty-nine high school teams from around the world tried to do at a robotics tournament March 6 through 8 in San Diego. They had only six weeks to accomplish...

Academic Decathlon Recieves Top Awards at Regional Competition

From left to right,  Connor Stewart (11), Ryan Brady (12), Andrew Ferguson (12) and Anna Bruns (12) are involved in Academic Decathlon which placed third in the regional competition.

Macy Drew, News Editor

March 3, 2014

 Hundreds of students, including nine from SJHHS, poured into the gymnasium of the Galen Center of USC on February 1, anxious to compete in Academic Decathlon. The decathletes, as they are called, stepped up to compete against other schools in the Super Quiz, a series of multiple choice questions whe...

Monster Storm Douses Campus

A Pacific storm drenched most of the state on Friday, giving much needed water to the parched southland.

Shane Battis, Business Manager

February 28, 2014

A wet winter storm pushed its way ashore on Friday, making the trip to school slower than usual and driving students indoors to escape rain and wind. On Friday morning, light sprinkles quickly escalated into heavy rain, flooding the campus and forcing campus supervisors to step into action. After a few ...

Scholarship Program Provides Travel Opportunities

Devona Drewes poses along the Great Wall during her exchange trip to China last summer of 2013.

Alexea Malaletkin, Editorial Editor

February 21, 2014

Good news for those desperate for a change of scenery: students at San Juan Hills aged 15-18 are now eligible to apply for a scholarship program providing them with an opportunity to travel abroad to either China, France, or Spain for a three-to-four week stay with a native family wishing to learn Eng...