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Athletes Sign Their National Letter of Intent

Athletes Sign Their National Letter of Intent

Isabella Mahar, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

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

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

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...

New Publications Policy Affirms Student Rights

New Publications Policy Affirms Student Rights

Grace Aitken, News Editor

February 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...