The Express

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Announces Departure

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Announces Departure

Kate Finman, News Editor

April 22, 2018

On Tuesday April 11, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan officially announced that he would not be running for re-election after 20 years in Congress at only 49 years old. Ryan represents the first Congressional district of Wisconsin. The decision was widely questioned, as many wondered what warnings it migh...

Future Leaders of SJHHS Elected

Future Leaders of SJHHS Elected

Dalton Flores, Clubs Editor

April 13, 2018

SJHHS has experienced a record breaking total number of voters in the recent election for ASB Elected Officers. This year, there were four runoff elections after the first round of voting not producing a candidate that won by 50% or more. The winners of the runoff elections were Taylor Rodriguez for...

More Teens Register to Vote

More Teens Register to Vote

Riley Goodfellow, Editorial Editor

April 13, 2018

Teen voter registration in California is up, way up. Within two months teenagers all over California have decided to register or pre-register to vote with more than 100,000 students being pre-registered to vote. Over 10% of these pre-registrations have have occured in the last few weeks, according t...

Cities Resist Sanctuary Law

Cities Resist Sanctuary Law

Libby Gorton, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...