The Express

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...

SJHHS Embraces Diversity with DIRHA Program

SJHHS Embraces Diversity with DIRHA Program

Riley Goodfellow, Co Editor-In-Chief

March 2, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...