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CUSD Continues Effort to Implement CHYA

CUSD Continues Effort to Implement CHYA

Grace Aitken, News Editor

October 10, 2018

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

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

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...

New English IV Class

Kate Meyers, Sports Editor

September 22, 2018

As a result of many SJHHS students not fitting in either category of ERWC or AP Lit, the English department had no choice but to make an additional English 4 class. According to Ms. Gidion, an English 4 and ERWC teacher, planning for the sizes of each class was not easy in the beginning. In order...

ANHS Accused of Racism At Football Game

ANHS Accused of Racism At Football Game

Grace Aitken, News Editor

September 13, 2018

Parents, students, major news outlets, and members of the community gathered at the CUSD board meeting last night to discuss the events of the September 7 football game at Aliso Niguel High School. Last Friday, many went to a varsity football game against Santa Ana High School. The game was the ...

Guidance Reinforces Schedule Change Rules

Guidance Reinforces Schedule Change Rules

Lucy Law, Co Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2018

Stricter enforcement on guidance policies creates confusion surrounding schedule changes. Last year, SJHHS guidance counselors sent out a letter in order to ensure all students were signed up for the the right classes in the 2018-2019. Students’ parents had to sign the letter confirming everything was c...

Familias Migratorias Conocieron sus Derechos

Familias Migratorias Conocieron sus Derechos

Riley Goodfellow, Editorial Editor

May 9, 2018

En SJHHS el club de Latinos Unidos coordinó un evento donde familias, especialmente ellos con preguntas sobre inmigración, pudieron asistir y conocer más sobre sus derechos. El evento fue presentado por Katie Brazer, la coordinadora regional de Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA). El objetiv...

CUSD Passes Student Proposed Resolution on School Safety

CUSD Passes Student Proposed Resolution on School Safety

Grace Aitken, Op-Ed Editor

May 7, 2018

CUSD voted to pass a new resolution on gun control, and school safety at the board meeting on April 25. A student proposed resolution that not only strengthens gun control in CUSD, but states that CUSD has to support gun control at a federal level. The resolution passed 4-3. 13 people spoke during...

Kindness Day Promotes Positive Culture on Campus

Kindness Day Promotes Positive Culture on Campus

McKenzie M, A&E Editor

May 2, 2018

Spreading kindness on campus will be the goal Wednesday, May 2. Students, teachers, and staff members are all joining to encourage kindness among all in our community. The idea emerged as part of the Task Force for Change conversations. The day is meant to be a step toward building a more positive and kind...

Shooting Threat at LHHS Debunked

Shooting Threat at LHHS Debunked

Gavin Aitken, Boys Sports Editor

April 25, 2018

Two Orange County deputies were stationed at Laguna Hills High School last Friday morning in response to a post on Snapchat hinting that the school would be attacked by an armed individual. On Thursday evening, an unidentified student posted a picture of a rifle on his Snapchat story with the cap...

Loose Bolt Found in San Onofre Nuclear Waste Canister

Loose Bolt Found in San Onofre Nuclear Waste Canister

Claire Cone, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018

A loose bolt was discovered at the San Onofre nuclear plant on a canister holding nuclear waste. "Our first step was to confirm this fabrication change poses no safety risk to workers or the public," said Tom Palmisano, chief nuclear officer and VP of Southern California Edison (SCE), the company that c...

April 20 National Student Walkout Promotes Gun Control

April 20 National Student Walkout Promotes Gun Control

Katie Brubaker, Feature Editor

April 23, 2018

On Friday April 20, thousands of students across the nation walked out of their schools to protest gun violence in America. The rallies that took place in all 50 states were conducted on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado where 15 individuals were killed. This was the th...