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Stan Lee: Writer, Activist, and Hero

Stan Lee: Writer, Activist, and Hero

Connor Rose, Inside A&E Editor

December 2, 2018

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

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

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...

Deadly Fires Tear Through California

Deadly Fires Tear Through California

Lucy Hughitt, Outside A&E Editor

November 29, 2018

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

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...

Homecoming Costs of $47K Covered by Ticket Sales

Homecoming Costs of $47K Covered by Ticket Sales

Sandhya Ganesan, Feature Editor

October 25, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...