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  • 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

New Publications Policy Affirms Student Rights

New Publications Policy Affirms Student Rights

Grace Aitken, News Editor

February 5, 2019


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Capistrano Unified School District’s School Board adopted a new publications policy in December, replacing a 20 year old policy with a new one, aligned with California Education Code 48907 which protects student publications First Amendment rights in public schools. The change came nine months to the day after...

School District Sues Agencies Over Proposed Toll Road Plans

School District Sues Agencies Over Proposed Toll Road Plans

Grace Aitken, News Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

Capistrano Unified School District is currently in a legal battle with Transportation Corridor Agency, CalTrans, and Orange County over proposed plans to connect the SR-241 Toll Road to Los Patrones Parkway, Cow Camp road, and into San Clemente, eventually connecting to the I-5 Freeway. TCA plans t...

Government Shutdown is Temporarily Put on Hold

Government Shutdown is Temporarily Put on Hold

Katie Brubaker, Managing Editor

February 5, 2019


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The longest government shutdown ever dragged on for 35 days due to President Trump’s demand for more than $5 billion for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Why this issue has raged on for so long and continues even as the shutdown has been temporarily lifted?: democrats say they won’t agree to any money...

Virtual Enterprise Class Wins Big in Bakersfield

Virtual Enterprise Class Wins Big in Bakersfield

Katie Klingbeil, Special to The Express

January 24, 2019


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Virtual Enterprise at San Juan Hills High School is a collaborative learning environment that offers students hands-on, real-world experience in business. Last week, the SJHHS Virtual Enterprise class competed in the California State Trade Show in Bakersfield against a total of 80 schools and brought...

Orange County Turns Blue with Help of Young Voters

Orange County Turns Blue with Help of Young Voters

Riley Goodfellow, Do Editor-In-Chief

December 13, 2018


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The 2018 midterm elections saw two major changes: a huge spike in youth voter turnout, and four Orange County districts flip from Republican to Democrat, making the county’s six districts strictly blue. The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) reported that...

Virtual Enterprise Class Promotes New Investment Company

Virtual Enterprise Class Promotes New Investment Company

Isabella Mahar, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


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The Virtual Enterprise class has created a commercial to display on their website to promote their company for competitions. “The Virtual Enterprise class is a business class that we started last year, and it’s a very cool, hands on experience the students come together and create a business,...

Dressember Club Raises Awareness for Human Trafficking

Dressember Club Raises Awareness for Human Trafficking

Isabella Colby, Clubs Editor

December 13, 2018


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Dressember is a month long campaign that was created by Blythe Hill in 2013. The purpose is to wear a dress or tie everyday of December in order to show support for victims of human trafficking. It raises awareness on how present human trafficking still is and promotes change in the community by fun...

Court Orders Trump Administration to Restore CNN Reporter’s Press Pass

Court Orders Trump Administration to Restore CNN Reporter’s Press Pass

Sandhya Ganesan, Feature Editor

December 13, 2018


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CNN’s reporter, Jim Acosta had his press pass reinstated as a result of a court order made on the 16th of November. The press pass, revoked by press secretary Sara Sanders allowed Acosta into the White House for press conferences. Without this, CNN’s continuous coverage of White House activity was ...

Mayor Visits SJHHS to Commend Athletic Leaders

Mayor Visits SJHHS to Commend Athletic Leaders

Kennedy Flores, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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Honorable Sergio Farias, mayor of San Juan Capistrano (second from the left), recongnized SJHHS football players and cheerleaders for showing hospitality toward the Calabasas High School (CHS) football team during the hardships of the fires and CIF playoffs. Students of ,CHS were victims of the Malibu...

Stan Lee: Writer, Activist, and Hero

Stan Lee: Writer, Activist, and Hero

Connor Rose, Inside A&E Editor

December 2, 2018


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Stan Lee, writer and creator of Marvel Comics’ most famous superheroes, passed away on November 12, 2018. In addition to being a skilled writer, the beloved author was a passionate activist for equal rights and the progressive treatment of minorities. Creator and writer of characters such as Cap...

Thousand Oaks Community Ravaged by Shooting

Connor Rose, Inside A&E Editor

December 2, 2018


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Thousand Oaks, California is one of the most recent cities to be devastated by another horrific mass shooting, leaving 12 dead. On November 7, 2018, the Borderline Bar and Grill was ravaged by a shooter, acting alone, with the intent of ending his and many other lives that night. The town once de...

New In-N-Out, New Problems

New In-N-Out, New Problems

Jack O'Connor, Staff Writer

December 1, 2018


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Ever since In-N-Out opened their new location in Sendero Marketplace, the SJHHS community has been both thrilled and concerned. Many students and residents of San Juan Hills are absolutely ecstatic about the New In-N-Out’s opening. “I am excited about In-N-Out because I can now go there instead of Rite Aid,” s...