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California Senator helped propose two bills dedicated to increasing the vaccination effort in California in January of the legislative session, which garnered pushback among constituents.

State Senator Pulls Bill That Would Eliminate Vaccine Exemptions

Sandhya Ganesan, Co-Editor In Chief April 21, 2022

California State Senator Richard Pan pulled one of two bills introduced in January of the current legislative session designed to bolster vaccination rates in schools, citing difficulty in improving child...

CUSD recently purchased the free-to-use, 24/7 tutoring program Paper for students. The program has features including essay review and virtual chat discussions to best help students.

Improve Your School Papers with “Paper”

Nikki Iyer, News Editor April 12, 2022

CUSD recently purchased the 24/7 tutoring program Paper for all students in the district.  The program advertises to be a convenient resource for students that offers tutoring any hour of the day....

Book drive hosts Gavin Lynde (11) and Enzo Sarayba (11) hold up copies of donated books. Students are encouraged to donate any test prep books, from AP to SAT/ACT, until April 1.

Students Host Book Drive In Anticipation of AP Testing Season

Gabby Laurente, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2022

AP teachers are sponsoring a book drive that collects used test prep books for students prior to upcoming testing season. The drive is being hosted by juniors Gavin Lynde and Enzo Sarayba, and resumes...

Mike Levin to Host Town Hall At SJHHS

Mike Levin to Host Town Hall At SJHHS

Sandhya Ganesan, Co-Editor in Chief March 16, 2022

To engage with his constituents more directly as he embarks another re-election campaign, Mike Levin, the representative in the House for the 49th district of California, is set to host a town hall at...

A map of Ukraine uses red arrows and bullet points to show where Putin is targeting. Most attacks come from the East end of the country as it borders Russia.

Putin Continues With Attacks Against Ukraine

Eva Smedeby, Opinion Editor March 14, 2022

“I have made the decision to carry out a special military operation,” declared Russian president Vladimir Putin on Feb. 24. What followed this address has been nuclear threats, a continuance of attacks...

CUSD Trustee Pamela Braunstein stepped down from her position last week, citing harassment from the public, and differences between other trustees. Pictured, a member of the community speaks at a board meeting.

CUSD Trustee Resigns, Citing Public Harassment and Personal Conflict

Nikki Iyer, Staff Writer March 13, 2022

Trustee Pamela Braunstein announced her resignation from the Capistrano Unified School District board last week, citing differences between other trustees, and alleged harassment she received from the...

Students work inside their classroom, all wearing their district-mandated masks. After March 11, these students will have the option to wear these masks in class. While the decision to keep wearing masks has been a source of stress for many, others will be very excited to take off their masks in classrooms for the first time in two years.

Newsom Lifts Mask Mandate for K-12 Schools

Anna Ho, Staff Writer March 13, 2022

On February 28, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that after March 11, masks will no longer be mandated in K-12 classrooms for both vaccinated and unvaccinated students.   While Newsom and the California...

The Supreme Court of California has decided that the University of California Berkeley must freeze current student enrollment at the levels that had been established during the 2020-21 school year amidst the pandemic. The ruling will have devastating effects on the university and has created uncertainty about the future for current and prospective students.

California Supreme Court Orders UC Berkeley to Freeze Student Enrollment

Sydney Wolfe, Staff Writer March 13, 2022

A new decision ruled by the California state court requires the University of California Berkeley to cap student admissions and freeze enrollment at the same level of the atypical 2020-21 admissions cycle...

Last week, BRIDGES and DIRHA organizations at SJHHS held their third Unity Week. At lunch breaks, the student groups held presentations of different topics each day, ranging from mental health to immigration.

There’s UNITY in the CommUNITY at SJHHS

Nikki Iyer, News Editor March 8, 2022

Unity Week made its third comeback this past week at SJHHS, educating students on topics ranging from mental health to immigration in the theater during lunch.  About 50 people pitched in to guarantee...

After placing in the top 8 at the state competition in Bakersfield, both San Juan Hills Virtual Enterprise teams have secured spots for the national competition held in New York this spring.

Virtual Enterprise Wins State, Off to NYC

Sydney Wolfe February 9, 2022

This year, both SJHHS Virtual Enterprise classes succeeded in several competitions, making it all the way to the state competition held in Bakersfield. On Jan. 28, both teams placed in the top 8 of the...

Students who left campus after declining to wear a mask gather at the CUSD District Office to protest the mask mandate.

Mask Mandate Debated on Social Media

Cooper Aitken, Entertainment Editor February 8, 2022

A controversial post made by a SJHHS student on their personal Instagram account encouraging students to protest the mask mandate by declining to wear a mask on campus has sparked intense debate among...

According to UNESCO research, as many as  258 million children and youth still do not go to school. There are an estimated 617 million children and adolescents who cannot read or do basic math. There are also a considerable amount of young girls who do not receive the same educational benefits as their male counterparts.

International Day of Education Brings Appreciation to Community

Sandhya Ganesan , Co-Editor-In-Chief January 23, 2022

To raise awareness for the transformative benefits of education, the United Nations Education, Social, and Cultural Organization named January 24 as the International Day of Education.  This year is...

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