The Express

  • PSAT For Juniors Planned 10/17
  • Club Presidents Meeting 9/22
  • CUSD Board Meeting 9/23
  • Virtual Guidance Appointments For Seniors Available Now
  • Virtual College Panels to Take Place 09/08-09/10
  • District Plans to Reopen October 13th

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?

Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia

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...

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...