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

Funds in the Sun

Funds in the Sun

Dalton Flores, Clubs Editor

February 2, 2018


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When Russell Tran was 14 years old, he founded the Ecology Action Team club at SJHHS, more commonly known as the EAT club. Tran envisioned solar panels on every high school in his school district. Tran, now 17 years old, attends the University of Southern California, and his solar vision is now bec...

CA 49 Representative Darrell Issa To Retire– What Comes Next?

CA 49 Representative Darrell Issa To Retire– What Comes Next?

Olivia Fu, Co Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2018


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Incumbent Congressman Darrell Issa announced on January 10 that he would not run for reelection in the 49th district of California for the 2018 midterm elections. Issa has been the Representative for the 49th district (which encompasses SJHHS) since 2001. He served as Chairman of the House Oversight Commit...

Seniors March with the Disneyland Band

Seniors March with the Disneyland Band

Kate Finman, News Editor

January 24, 2018


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Seniors Sid Piravi, Kate Finman, Vincent Maldonado, and Jordan Edwards performed with the Disneyland Band in front of roughly 6,000 second graders at Segerstrom Concert Hall on January 16. They performed alongside what are known as the “Fab Five”: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy,...

Virtual Enterprise Class Performs Well At Recent Conferences

Virtual Enterprise Class Performs Well At Recent Conferences

Grace Aitken, Op-Ed Editor

January 21, 2018


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The Virtual Enterprise class has just returned from the California State Conference & Exhibition in Bakersfield. Even though it is in its initial year at a class at SJHHS, the students won many awards, including the Gold Award in Salesmanship. Emily Wale (10) and Alexander Royal (12) won a Gold Aw...

Manely It’s on Thursdays and Fridays Starting in January

Manely It’s on Thursdays and Fridays Starting in January

Wil Kennedy, Art & Graphics Editor

December 20, 2017


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In second semester, the Mane Event could move to a new time slot, airing on Thursday and Friday instead of Wednesday and Friday. The change comes at the suggestion of a committee of teachers called to analyze best practices in tutorial. The committee surveyed teachers on a variety of issues dealing...

Students Host Blood Drive in Honor of Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Students Host Blood Drive in Honor of Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Kate Finman, News Editor

December 20, 2017


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Senior Morgan Hajeck partnered with the Fellowship of the Christian Athletes (FCA) club to host a blood drive on December 6. The drive was held in honor of the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, where 59 people died and 489 were wounded. “I am actually a survivor of the Las Vegas shooting. I was...

Teachers Stand Together for Salary and Benefits Increase

Teachers Stand Together for Salary and Benefits Increase

Brendan Gibson, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


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Teachers participated in a district-wide demonstration on December 1 to gain support in the ongoing contract dispute with the Capistrano Unified School District. They dressed in all black and gathered at the intersection of Stallion Ridge and La Pata before school holding signs promoting their cause....

Community Petitions City to Improve Safety of Crosswalk

Community Petitions City to Improve Safety of Crosswalk

Olivia Fu and Sam Newman, Co Editors-in-Chief

December 20, 2017


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A student was seriously injured before school on Nov. 28 in the crosswalk between Via Pamplona and SJHHS. The freshman was hit by a car while crossing the street. Supervisors managing the morning traffic rushed over to help. He sustained major injuries and is reported to be recovering and out of critical...

APES Students Observe Ecosystem of an Estuary Firsthand

APES Students Observe Ecosystem of an Estuary Firsthand

Claire Cone, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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Emily Price’s third and fifth period AP Environmental Science classes took a field trip to Newport Back Bay on November 3. They learned about the coordination and effects of organisms in an estuary. AP Environmental Science introduces concepts to students including climate change, pollution, and most imp...

Garbage Isn’t Going To Waste

Garbage Isn’t Going To Waste

Libby Gorton, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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Imagine the amount of trash every student at SJHHS creates. Now, add in the teachers and administrators. That’s a lot of junk! Custodian Enrico Galang said, “We have five big trash bins, the trash bins right by the loading dock. Every day they're overflowing.” According to Galang, on cam...

Soka University Hosts Journalism Under Fire Symposium

Soka University Hosts Journalism Under Fire Symposium

Riley Goodfellow, Editorial Editor

November 10, 2017


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Soka University of America’s journalism program currently holds events as part of the 2017-2018 Critical Conversations program in hopes of igniting ideas that will change the world. A symposium on October 25, led by Richard Stengel, focused on discerning fakeness and fact in modern newspapers....

Honorary Principals-for-a-Day Visit SJHHS

Honorary Principals-for-a-Day Visit SJHHS

Kate Finman, News Editor

November 3, 2017


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Three prominent members of the community visited SJHHS on Friday October 27 as principals for a day. Mayor Kerry Ferguson, project manager Mike Balsamo, and Disney imagineer David Azcarraga toured with principal Jennifer Smalley to give them a feel for the SJHHS community. They visited the theater,...