The Express

  • 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

Deadly Fires Tear Through California

Deadly Fires Tear Through California

Lucy Hughitt, Outside A&E Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Chico. Oakland. Carlsbad. Calabasas. These are all cities in California that were swamped in flames. Wildfires all over California started appearing in early November. Families upon families were evacuated, and major damage was done to homes, infrastructure, and the lifestyles of thousands. Th...

Future Problem Solvers Club Wins International Competition

Future Problem Solvers Club Wins International Competition

Riley Goodfellow, Co Editor-In-Chief

November 12, 2018


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The Future Problem Solvers (FPS) Club at SJHHS won grand champion at an international competition for their work with mental health in Orange County, as well as placed in the top ten for their writing. “FPS is an international organization where students come together and solve problems. Our club...

Students Attend Vigil for Victims of Vegas Shooting

Students Attend Vigil for Victims of Vegas Shooting

Katie Brubaker, Managing Editor

October 25, 2018


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Homecoming Costs of $47K Covered by Ticket Sales

Homecoming Costs of $47K Covered by Ticket Sales

Sandhya Ganesan, Feature Editor

October 25, 2018


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With the goal of creating an open and welcoming environment for all students to thrive in, ASB strives to provide the best possible events for students all the way from dances to athletics. But CUSD does not give a budget for ASB. Its funds are largely made up from ASB card sales to the current ...

Board Considers New Student Publication Policy

Board Considers New Student Publication Policy

Claire Cone, Copy Editor

October 25, 2018


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CUSD Trustees tabled a vote on revisions to its publications policy until it could gather input from student editors and advisers about the proposed changes. The move came after The Express’ Co Editor-in-Chief, Riley Goodfellow, spoke at the September 12 board meeting, voicing concerns that the proposed publications po...

New Church Breaks Ground on “Mud Lot”

New Church Breaks Ground on “Mud Lot”

Connor Rose, Inside A&E Editor

October 25, 2018


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San Juan Hills has a new neighbor: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over the summer, The LDS Church began construction on Stallion Ridge, closing the infamous “mud-lot” to officially break ground. The construction and development has been in progress for over 4 years, and the maj...

ASB Creates New Student Senate To Gather Student Input

ASB Creates New Student Senate To Gather Student Input

Lucy Law, Co Editor-In-Chief

October 25, 2018


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ASB has added a new student senate to gather student input at SJHHS. The student senate is made up of a variety of different students in order to have more students be involved in the decision making for both school and extracurricular activities. At the beginning of the year all third period classes g...

Federal Drug Administration Combats Vape and E-Cigarette Usage Among Teens

Federal Drug Administration Combats Vape and E-Cigarette Usage Among Teens

Katie Brubaker, Managing Editor

October 25, 2018


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In 2017, the National Youth Tobacco Survey found that 11.7 percent of high school students reported usage of e-cigarettes in the thirty days before the poll -- this is over a 10 percent increase from the 1.5 percent in 2011. There were 4 incidents where students were reprimanded for vaping on campus ...

Colleges From Across The Country Visit SJHHS

Colleges From Across The Country Visit SJHHS

Isabella Mahar, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


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This year colleges from across the country are coming to SJHHS to talk to students interested in their programs. “We try and do everything, so we do big schools, little schools, private schools, public schools, schools that we have kids attending, schools that our kids have never heard of, we ...

CUSD Continues Effort to Implement CHYA

CUSD Continues Effort to Implement CHYA

Grace Aitken, News Editor

October 10, 2018


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Over the past two years, sexual education and the role of it in student’s lives has been a frequent topic of controversy and debate among the parents, teachers, and administrators of CUSD. The California Healthy Youth Act, passed in 2016, mandates that all students enrolled in public schools get com...

Model U.N. Team Wins Awards at South County Competition

Model U.N. Team Wins Awards at South County Competition

Grace Aitken, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


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28 SJHHS students attended the SOCOMUN conference at Santa Margarita Catholic High School last Saturday. 1700 students from all over Southern California met to discuss and debate current issues facing the UN today. Nine SJHHS students won awards. Grace Aitken, Emma Dart, Tara Goldhammer, Bonny J...

Leftover Linens Have Second Lives

Leftover Linens Have Second Lives

David De Anda, Staff Writer

September 23, 2018


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The SJHHS Cross Country and Water Polo programs have teamed up with an organization known as Clothes for the Cause that helps schools, sports teams, churches, missions, nonprofits, and families support their fundraising efforts. Clothes For The Cause receives and collects numerous textiles, articles of clo...