The Express

Then and Now

Then and Now

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor

October 23, 2014

‘Follow your dreams,’ yes everyone says it, but what happens when those dreams fail or evolve into something else? It is no surprise that some dreams don’t come true, but that doesn’t always have to be seen negatively. Our dreams change alongside ourselves, for better or for worse. When we’re...

People Start Cutting, They Can Stop

People Start Cutting, They Can Stop

James Gallaher, News Editor

October 20, 2014

Every driver on La Pata is a hair away from the bumper in front of them, in an attempt to thwart potential cutters. This is concerning. If one was to insert themselves in front of someone in a line for a ride at a theme park, or the ticket booth at a movie theater, they would almost certainly be scolded. People...

Emergency (Not So) Preparedness

Benjamin Skyler Hill, Staff Writer

October 17, 2014

On Friday, October 10, the students of San Juan Hills High School were herded like cattle to the Badlands as they took part in the first evacuation drill of the year. Throughout the duration of this process, we heard the typical rhetoric coming from the mouths of the students (including my own). We...

Anti-Vaccine Movement May Be Detrimental

Anti-Vaccine Movement May Be Detrimental

Macy Drew, Editor in Chief

October 10, 2014

Many people are now resisting immunizations for themselves or their children, but at what cost? The anti-immunization movement is more harmful than anything. By resisting vaccines, individuals put our society at risk and harm not only themselves but those around them as well. But why do these people...

Welcome Mr. President

Mascots Stanley the Stallion and 26th United States President Teddy Roosevelt attend the SJHHS varsity football game against Beckman High School.

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor

October 10, 2014

Everyone on campus knows who Stanley the Stallion is but do they know of the latest addition to SJHHS, President Theodore Roosevelt? Ol' Teddy made his official debut appearance at the Homecoming game, leaving some students thinking he was some random safari explorer. However, Teddy has given our...

Irvine Car Crash Kills 5, Injures 1

Five lives were lost in the Irvine Crash. Five teens, who died before their time, will forever be remembered by those who loved and came to know them.

Madison Kobzeff, A&E Editor

October 10, 2014

Some days bring strength, some courage, and some tragedy. The devastating things in life open our eyes very quickly, we speculate, we judge.  The five students’ lives that were lost after a night at Knott’s Scary Farm could be called nothing other than a tragedy  They were all young and having a great time, surely up until the moment ...

College Pressures

Chetana Piravi, Publicity

October 6, 2014

Our generation has been drilled into believing that if you don't get into a good college after high school, then you will not end up being financially secure with a good job later in life. Getting into a good school will not necessarily fully decide your future. Going to a community college or choosing...

Common Core: Flawed to the Core

Common Core: Flawed to the Core

Benjamin Skyler Hill, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

Support for the Common Core education standards appears to be dwindling, and one must wonder why. Questions have been raised regarding the implementation of the standards. Is Common Core constitutional? And even if it is, will it be effective in boosting educational performance nationwide? The tenth...

Ortega Highway Closure Causes Problems for Students

ALL JAMMED UP: Students and parents were surprised to learn of highway closures timed at the beginning of the school year.

Madison Kobzeff, A&E Editor

September 19, 2014

The continuous construction on Ortega Highway has had a negative effect on the traffic flow for the arrival and departure at San Juan Hills High School. Heavy traffic in the morning has affected the students punctuality. SJHHS’s strict tardy policy involves students getting an automatic lunch detention...

Will Freeze For Charity

Lily Grainger, Staff Writer

September 12, 2014

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease is a terrible and deadly condition. However, up until a couple months ago, there was not much awareness of the disease. The moment the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge began to go viral, awareness spread like a wildfire. People dumped buckets of water over...

Shedding Light on Mental Illness.

Griffin Orlich, A&E Editor

May 30, 2014

It is no secret that mental health is an important part of every person’s life. People who are well balanced mentally are almost always more successful/well adjusted than those who have mental health issues. So why are those with mental health issues often left without care? Poor mental health is...

Newport Prom Draft Causes Moral Controversy

Newport Prom Draft Causes Moral Controversy

Alexea Malaletkin, Editorial Editor

May 16, 2014

Just when it seemed as though we were getting somewhere in regards to the promotion of gender equality, headlines break with the exposure of a local high school’s controversial prom tradition. A “prom draft” is what students at Corona Del Mar in Newport are labeling the undignified procedure....