The Express

Christmas in November; As well as December and January

A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS: The negligence of prematurely putting up Chritmas lights and failing to take them down before it is February is a present and an engaging epidemic.

Riley Glenn, Sport Editor

December 12, 2014

Christmas in November; As well as December and January. Every year, people feel the need to show their festive christmas decorations by lighting up their houses. However, many of these people elect to set up these decorations much prior to when these actual holidays occur. The holiday season is...

AP on Breaks

GETTING PUNCHED BY AP CLASSES: Maria Gasch (12), studies by the Christmas tree, looks at her AP Chemistry book, and wonders where her vacation has gone. Most people associate the break with chances to hang out with loved ones and no school. The reality is that her break is filled with schoolwork causing her to have a small amount of time to spend with family and friends. Photo by Maggie Barnes

Kyler Thomas, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

Students look forward to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break throughout the year. Most people associate these holiday breaks with the chance to spend time with friends and family. But also, most students picture these breaks as weeks that involve no schoolwork. Unfortunately, for many, that...

Apathy In the Face of Flagrant Executive Overreach

President Obama takes action at the Resolute desk. Many times, he has claimed he can and will utilize his pen to exercise unconstitutional authority via the Executive Order.

Benjamin Skyler Hill, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

Thomas Jefferson once asserted that “whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.” Contrary to popular belief, the opposite of “well-informed” is not “uninformed.” Rather, its polar opposite is “misinformed,” or possessing incorrect information. President...

Ebola Affects Millions

James Gallaher, News Editor

November 21, 2014

An infection of the mind, not the body, has been threading through the psyche of American citizens. Popular American media and common news outlets project such egregious amounts of coverage on a subject that is so infinitesimal in scope, it is shameful. According to the Centers for Disease Control...

Announcements? What Announcements?

Jackie Ruedisueli, A&E Editor

November 21, 2014

Every morning between 10:00 and 10:30, the students of San Juan Hills hear the delivery of the morning announcements, but are they really necessary? Are they really all-inclusive? Students listen to the too-peppy-to-be-human-voice repeating the upcoming events of the day, week, and month. This may...

Golf: Sport not a Hobby

Karan Bhatia, Business Manager

November 14, 2014

One of the most frequently debated in sports in the recent years has been whether or not golf is a sport. A sport is an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another, or others, for entertainment. On one side of the coin, golfers are becoming...

Are you PLANning for your future?

The PLAN test is a practice test for the ACT. It helps students prepare for their future.

Tori Powers, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

Throughout campus lately people have been talking about the PLAN test, mainly, complaining about it. Sure, getting up early on a Saturday is kind of a drag, but it’s worth it...right? The PLAN test is designed to help students gauge where they stand educationally, what needs improvement, and what...

Hellaflush: What It Is and Why It Is Hellabroken

PRACTICALITY OVER PERSONALITY. A 1997 BMW M3 is shown with stretched tires on oversized wheels and a suspension kit that lowers and stances the car for that Hellaflush look. Hellaflush puts a lot of stress on the vehicle’s chassis, suspension, and drivetrain components, causing long term damage. It can also be a hazard to the driver and surrounding vehicles. Photo Courtesy of

Adam Grossen

November 14, 2014

A new trend has recently struck the motorhead community and the general public itself. In normal applications, the suspension of a vehicle is designed to provide a smooth and comfortable ride and have the vehicle at a normal height to avoid damage to the chassis or bumpers. Stance nation, most ...

Cutting in Line is not a Travesty

Patrick Conely, Photo Editor

November 7, 2014

One of the biggest issues at SJHHS is the traffic that must be dealt with daily, as there is only one entrance in and out of the school. Cutting in the line on La Pata is an issue that is constantly argued about. Some people see cutting in the line as an offense against humanity, however cutting in...

Girls Shouldn’t Judge So Harshly

Girls Shouldn't Judge So Harshly

Sarah Salinas, Staff Writer

October 24, 2014

Girls are under attack in society but the aggressor isn’t someone that would typically come to mind. The enemy of girls are often other girls. These attacks are not shown in the physical sense, but rather in the form of verbal criticism particularly geared toward the ways other girls choose to dress. The...

Freshmen Could Learn H.S. Etiquette if Properly Trained

Freshmen Could Learn H.S. Etiquette if Properly Trained

Lily Grainger, Opinion Editor

October 24, 2014

From the wise words of the senior class t-shirts, “respect your elders”. With the large influx of freshmen that came into our school this year, some of them may need to be put in their place. Freshmen are like young finches, they need to be nurtured and taught the ways of the world before they...

The Tardy Regime

Michael Cara, Staff Writer

October 23, 2014

Last year, three students walked into the attendance office. The students were told they were going to receive detentions, so the boys walked out and drove home. Earlier that morning, they were led to believe that their tardy would be excused. They were held up at home entangled in a family issue,...