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

Cities Resist Sanctuary Law

Cities Resist Sanctuary Law

Libby Gorton, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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San Juan Capistrano now backs the federal government and Department of Justice with the resolution and stands against the State of California and Senate Bill 54. Senate Bill 54 is a California law designed to protect undocumented immigrants by creating a sanctuary from federal authorities. It prohib...

Seniors Win Clash of Classes

Seniors Win Clash of Classes

Tatum Federman and Tatum Federman

March 30, 2018


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Clash of the Classes is the spring pep rally and the last of the school year. Each class competes to win the trophy based on their amount of spirit and participation they have throughout the week and at the pep rally. The class of 2018 seniors brought their A- game when participating in dress-up days,...

Every 15 Minutes: 2018

Every 15 Minutes: 2018

Kate Finman, News Editor

March 30, 2018


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In order to raise awareness of the devastating consequences of drinking and driving, SJHHS brought back the Every 15 Minutes program to campus last week. Every 15 Minutes is a two-day state-funded staging of a realistic and graphic mock car crash, emergency medical treatment, as well as a police booking...

Teacher Creates Task Force To Promote Compassion

March 19, 2018


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In order to increase compassion and good-will on campus, English teacher Mishelle Smith is starting a staff task force for change. The group will focus on activism and safety with the goal of making the campus a safer and more compassionate place for all students. Smith was inspired to reach out to her co-wo...

Students Demand Change in Planned National Walkout

March 12, 2018


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Over 598 students at SJHHS have committed to leave their classrooms at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes on March 14. They will be joined by students at schools all over the nation. In addition to honoring the victims of the Parkland shooting, they will be acting to demand change and new legislation to pre...

MIT Inspires Girls in S.T.E.M. Fields

MIT Inspires Girls in S.T.E.M. Fields

McKenzie M, A&E Editor

March 12, 2018


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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Women’s Initiative visited SJHHS to inspire our leading ladies to pursue fields in STEM. On January 26, two female representatives from MIT, one Ph.D. student and one first year student, came to share their experience and interact with the future generation...

Students Organize a Register-to-Vote Campaign to Participate in Democracy

Kate Finman, News Editor

March 12, 2018


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On March 12, Voter Registration Drive Week will kick off at SJHHS. The event is a bipartisan collaboration between the Young Democrats and Young Republicans clubs. By the end of the week, they hope to get at least 500 Stallions to register to vote. The presidents of the two clubs are working with...

New Dress Code Hits Schools

New Dress Code Hits Schools

Jackson Hirchag, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


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A new, relaxed dress code that focuses on gender neutrality is coming into effect. SJHHS is working on replacing its old dress code with the generic, national CSBA dress code. The old policy, which was used solely in the CAPOUSD district, created tensions between  students and administration becau...

Teachers Get Schooled on Vaping

Teachers Get Schooled on Vaping

Libby Gorton, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


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Since invented in 2003, vaping trends have grown exponentially. Teachers and administration at SJHHS have taken measures to become more aware of the problem. The vape pen is an electronic device where chemicals are added to water vapor and smoked in a cigarette-like simulation. This vaping trend...

Students Participate in the 2018 Women’s March

Students Participate in the 2018 Women’s March

Katie Brubaker, Feature Editor

February 9, 2018


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On Saturday January 20, 2018, America witnessed its second Women’s March: A day celebrated all around the world in which all members of society come together to foster the ideals of feminism, protest a leader participants deem unfit to hold the presidential office, and advocate policies regarding hum...

No Funny Business Here: Public Speaker Inspires Students

No Funny Business Here: Public Speaker Inspires Students

Juan Galindo, Staff Writer

February 4, 2018


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Guest speaker Tyler Durman spoke at SJHHS on Wednesday January 24. Students from select classes sat in the gym during tutorial and the first part of third period. All teachers had the opportunity to sign up their third periods, but many could not give up the class time. Durman was invited to SJ...

Problem Resolved: Labor Contract Dispute Over

Problem Resolved: Labor Contract Dispute Over

Kate Finman, News Editor

February 2, 2018


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After a year and a half of negotiations, California Unified Education Association (CUEA) and Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) reached an agreement on a new contract. The agreement was ratified by teachers last week after voting was held at all school sites. The new contract will cover three...