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Satire: A Growing Problem

Satire: A Growing Problem

James Gallaher, News Editor

March 20, 2015

On Jan. 7 2015 in Paris, France, two Islamic extremist armed with automatic rifles attacked the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. 11 were killed and another 11 injured. The attack stood as a violent and direct inhibition of expression. There existed a  principal motive for...

Net Neutrality: Anything But Neutral

Net Neutrality: Anything But Neutral

Benjamin Skyler Hill, Staff Writer

March 13, 2015

On February 26th, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission approved new “Net Neutrality” regulations. These policies are intended to solve the issue of internet service providers potentially sanctioning monopolies. They would supposedly do this by granting priority to large online companies...

American Sniper: A Modern Day Hero

American Sniper: A Modern Day Hero

Kyler Thomas, Staff Writer

February 27, 2015

Killing 160 terrorists during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Chris Kyle, was not only your everyday American Patriot, but a perfect example on how a sheep dog protects his sheep. When Kyle was young, his father told him that there are three types of people in the world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs....

How Time Flies and What Lies Ahead

How Time Flies and What Lies Ahead

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor

February 20, 2015

Many students across campus leave things to the last minute. The future should not be one of those things. Jobs applications do have deadlines, since stores aren’t always in need of new employees, and colleges expect applications on time or not at all. Time is everything because we don’t have...

Chromebook Fallout

CHROMEBOOK MORE LIKE CHROME-BORE: Chromebooks fail to capitalize on the excitement they first brought to the school when students first saw carts of chromebooks in their classrooms. The chromebooks did not provide any added experience to the classroom other than providing another platform to finish assignments. Photo by Karan Bhatia

February 11, 2015

The days of the pen and paper are over, or at least they are fading away. Some classrooms at SJHHS, and throughout the Capistrano Unified School district, have received carts of chromebooks. Chromebooks have been the talk of the school for the past couple weeks and people were very excited for them...

Obama’s American College Promise Proposal

Obama's American College Promise Proposal

Carlos Pita, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015

Obama proposed free community college for two years; a kind of leveling of the educational field. The proposal states that the government would provide 75% of the funding and the final 25% of tuition would come from the state in which the college resides. Only students who attend at least half-time and...

Into the Past

Tori Powers, Staff Writer

January 23, 2015

In December, a spin off movie, based on a musical, came to life. Into the Woods directed by Rob Marshall combines several family-loved fairy tales. The movie starts off normal, like what one would expect from any fairy tale movie, but turns dark when the main characters are lured into the depths of the...

Love in High School, Or Nah?

Carley Neilson, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015

Believing you are head over heels with someone in high school is absolutely absurd. In high school it’s puppy love, it’s make believe. Everyone falls into a routine going to school. We spend countless hours on homework, sports, extracurricular activities, part time jobs, and friends. That routine...

A Simple Solution to the Messy Bathroom Problem

Carley Neilson, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015

  The student body is the most responsible for the unsanitary restroom conditions at San Juan Hills. There is no need to go to the restroom to hangout with friends or vape,  just go and take care of your business and respectfully return to class like a mature. When you’re at home in your ...

Automatic or Manual: A Decision of Power

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Wilcox

Adam Grossen, Staff Writer

January 16, 2015

Traditionally, the first vehicles were equipped with manual transmissions as this was the only option available at the time. Once the automatic transmission was introduced in 1940, it was not long before they took over the American auto industry. Just about every car after that was equipped with one. There...

Give Us Our Hats Back

Ellie Holt, Art Editor

January 10, 2015

School districts find them to be distractions to other students, a sneaky way of cheating, a weapon concealer, a way to smuggle drugs onto campus, or a sure sign that you are a gang member. Beanies, snapbacks, fedoras, or sunhats, the type is irrelevant. Every single hat is against the school dress code. Apparently,...

Sony Pictures Entertainment Has Bowed. Shall We?

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Benjamin Skyler Hill, Staff Writer

January 9, 2015

On November 24, 2014, it was discovered that a group of unauthorized figures had been hacking into the database of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), stealing over 100 terabytes of information and demanding the cancellation of the release of the much-anticipated film The Interview. There is still much d...