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The Devious Licks challenge has swept across the nation, leading to significant disruption in schools. The challenge entails students stealing or vandalizing a certain area. Pictured, a garbage tin is dumped into the toilet, and red PowerAid is smeared across the scene.

“Devious Licks” Cause Chaos on Campus

Nikki Iyer, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

The latest trend on TikTok, “Devious Licks”, has wreaked havoc on campus and the chaos isn’t over yet. The challenge started with a student filming a TikTok while stealing disposable masks from his...

Beach Officials, Declares Huntington Beach Oil Spill a State of Emergency

Sofia Bello , Staff Writer October 14, 2021

A tragic oil spill off the coast of Southern California has left marine wildlife in danger and resulted in the closure of many beaches.  With 144,000 gallons of crude oil spilled, and 23 miles of coastline...

Administrators have been working on contact tracing since the return to school. However, members on campus have recently begun to question the accuracy of the tracking.

COVID-19 Protocol Effectiveness Begins to Raise Questions

Nikki Iyer, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

When a person on campus tests positive for COVID-19, generally, the school will send out an email with an attached form notifying the SJHHS community that someone caught the virus. It will never state...

Sophia Bojorquez (12), Daniel Fernandez (12), and Mr. Serrano pose with the flags of the nations to which they belong. Sophia and Daniel are Mexicanamerican and Mr. Serrano emigrated from Spain at 23 years old.

Hispanic Heritage Month Inspires Reflection

Gabby Laurente and Sandhya Ganesan October 14, 2021

With Hispanic Heritage month coming to a close, many students and staff on campus reflect on what the month means to them, and how their pride lasts for more than just one month.   Hispanic Heritage...

The SJHHS Academic Decathlon team succeeded in the virtual competition held last year and became the first team from CAPOUSD to make it to the state division.

Academic Decathlon Kicks Off Season

Sydney Wolfe, Staff Writer October 5, 2021

With the return back to campus, the Academic Decathlon team at SJHHS will begin recruiting new members for their upcoming season. The theme of the 2021-22 Academic Decathlon competition, “Water: A Most...

From left to right, assistant principals Amanda Bratcher, Alexandra Easton, Brian Brosamer, and Heather Bosworth smile next to Stanley the Stallion, ASB Advisor Brooke Valderrama, and principal Manoj Mahindrakar. Easton is a returning assistant principal, while the other three are new to the position.

Behind the Desk: Introducing Three New Assistant Principals

Nikki Iyer and Cooper Aitken October 3, 2021

This year, SJHHS is welcoming three new assistant principals: Heather Bosworth, Brian Brosamer, and Amanda Bratcher. Each new administrator is excited to get to know the campus, students, and SJH community.    Heather...

SJHHS is currently accommodating around 3,000 students. This large number has led to traffic congestions in the parking lot before and after school.

Efforts by Administration and Petitions by Students Work to Reduce Traffic

Nikki Iyer, News Editor September 29, 2021

SJHHS currently has around 3,000 students on campus. As expected, 3,000 students in a one way in, one way out parking lot has not gone over well with students and parents.  “Because we have more...

An astonishingly low voter registration rate among the youth in Orange County has lead to the community questioning the efficacy of government curriculums in school.

Low Teen Voter Registration in OC Leads to Records Request

Nikki Iyer , News Editor September 28, 2021

The Civics Center, a nonpartisan organization working to increase youth voter participation, filed a public records request last month to determine whether CUSD and other Orange County school districts...

2021 Teacher of the Year, Jaime Gonzales records her Back to School night message using Zoom. The presentations were virtual again this year because of Covid-19 concerns. In CUSD messages were recorded, while in other districts like Poway Unified live Zooms are planned.

SJHHS Hosts Virtual Back To School Night For A Second Year

Sofia Bello, Staff Writer September 5, 2021

For a second year SJHHS held Back to School Night virtually on the night of September 2. And no, it wasn’t on Zoom. Teacher’s used a variety of platforms to record messages to parents about all...

new novels, such as I am not the perfect Mexican daughter, were gifted to English teachers who are now able to provide literature to their students or integrate it into their curriculum.

PTSA Gifts Teachers New Sets of Novels

Sandhya Ganesan, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 5, 2021

In tandem with the SJHHS Academic Foundation, SJHHS Parent Teacher Student Association secured $9,500 to pay for newly district approved novels for the English and Social Science teachers’ classroom...

When campus opened to in-person students in October, class sizes were very small as most students remained online. With new guidelines, more students were able to return to campus for a four day in-person instruction. Plans for next year are taking shape as the district outlines a reopening model for a 100% in-person 2021-2022 school year.

District Plans to Reopen Schools in Fall 2021

Ella Villar, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2021

As restrictions decline, tiers shift, and vaccines roll out, the district starts to plan for a more normal 2021-2022 school year. At the April 21 board meeting, the district was able to present the...

Parents around Orange County have been organizing proms/grad nights for students. SJHHS non-school affiliated prom is next in line, set and scheduled for May 29th.

Parents Organize Prom for Seniors

Eva Smedeby and Julia Lehman May 2, 2021

Because of the ongoing pandemic, students have had to miss out on many school events, including dances. However, that will all change soon, as a parent organized prom has been scheduled for students in...

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