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6 Ways to Prepare for the AP Test

6 Ways to Prepare for the AP Test

Connor Rose, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It’s almost that time of year. The terrible two weeks of stress, cramming, and praying minutes before you write your name down in pencil on those dreaded AP tests. There are ways to avoid all that last minute stress, however, and there are solutions to evade the cramming at the last second. Sign...

Big Hopes for Updated History Textbooks

Big Hopes for Updated History Textbooks

Connor Rose, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

A lot has happened since 2006. We elected our first African American President, significant civil rights changes have happened, and the economy has experienced another recession. 2006 was the last time we updated San Juan’s history books. If one reads a history textbook at SJHHS' library, they will fin...

Touche Zenko Sushi

Touche Zenko Sushi

Dalton Flores, Photo Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Food, Opinion

My rating: 5 Stars. Zenko Sushi is a restaurant best known for its All You Can Eat (AYCE) special, and is located right off of Marguerite Parkway and Via Escolar. I am no stranger to eating sushi, and I know good fish when I taste it. The affordable prices and AYCE option made me think that the sus...

Offensive Hate Crimes Spark Outrage

Offensive Hate Crimes Spark Outrage

Lucy Hughitt, A&E Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

When I woke up on Sunday, March 3rd, I checked my phone, and clicked on Instagram. I scrolled through a few posts and tapped on a few stories, until one specific story caught my eye. It was a photo of a group of high school students, all at a party; surrounding a swastika made out of red solo cups, and ...

Graduating at the Badlands Isn’t that Bad

Graduating at the Badlands Isn’t that Bad

Makayla Walders, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Recent news that the class of 2019 will be graduating at the Badlands Stadium at SJHHS has caused much uproar among students and parents. The community quickly became distraught to such a change, however all of the commotion is quite frankly, unnecessary. In SJHHS’ past graduations, the ceremony ...

Donut Miss Out On JD Flannel Donuts & Coffee

Donut Miss Out On JD Flannel Donuts & Coffee

Isabella Mahar, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Opinion

JD Flannel Donuts & Coffee, located in San Juan Capistrano, opened on January 15th.   The donut shop focuses on creating fresh and delicious donuts with no preservatives, dyes or artificial flavors, making this truly a unique spot to get your breakfast. Upon entering the shop, a friendly, ou...

Velvet Buzzsaw Redefines Thriller

Velvet Buzzsaw Redefines Thriller

Connor Rose, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

“Velvet Buzzsaw” tells the story of a modern art gallery that takes the works of a recently dead artist and displays them for their own profit. Little do they know, the art holds a darkness and supernatural evil, torturing and terrifying the gallery owners. Netflix and Dan Gilroy knocked it out of the...

Valentine’s Day- The Cost of Loving vs. The Profit of Not Loving

Valentine’s Day- The Cost of Loving vs. The Profit of Not Loving

Ryan Healy, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Valentine’s Day. The February holiday means different things for different people. For most guys, either you stay at home, enjoying being single and stress-free, chilling with some Netflix or, for those “lucky” guys in a relationship, it’s a day for getting the girl candy and flowers, try...

Comedic Take on High School Lunch

Comedic Take on High School Lunch

Dalton Flores, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Food, Satire, Top Stories

DISCLAIMER: For best viewing experience, please read in a snobby British accent. It is with the utmost certainty in which I can exclaim, that school lunches are by far the most delicious things to have graced San Juan Hills. There is no humanly way possible for one to resist the temptation. Absolutely nobod...

Student Journalists Demand Respect

Student Journalists Demand Respect

The Express Editorial Board

February 5, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

With the number of professional journalists on the decline, and student activism rising nationwide, it’s natural to expect that involvement in student journalism will increase. Yet despite the decline in journalism jobs, students are still interested in doing good journalism because they are strivin...

A Monopoly in Disguise

A Monopoly in Disguise

Makayla Walders, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under OP-ED

College: a topic every high schooler grows to despise at one point or another. From the start of their high school careers it is ingrained in students’ minds that they must prepare for college. Whether it be through Advanced Placement (AP) courses, extracurriculars, four years of a sport, stand...