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Seniors Feel the Loss of Seniority as Juniors Tackle the Student Section During Football Games

Seniors Feel the Loss of Seniority as Juniors Tackle the Student Section During Football Games

Emily Wale, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

The class of 2020 has just begun to experience both the joys and pressures of being seniors, having had their first taste of senior seating during pep rallies and the strain of completing college applications upon their shoulders. Ready to take it all in, their excitement falls short as these privileges...

Protests Put People in Power

Protests Put People in Power

Kate Meyers, News Editor

October 4, 2019

Protests are a common and powerful way to influence people and make change in the world.  Widespread organizations can host protests and rallies nation-wide to raise awareness for their causes, such as climate change or equal rights. Though many may argue that protests are not effective, they gi...

Class of 2023 is Largest in School History

Class of 2023 is Largest in School History

Max Katz, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

As the 2019-2020 school year kicks off, it’s hard not to notice the abundance of students on campus.  The seemingly crowded campus is not alleged, in fact the incoming 2023 student body marks  the biggest class SJHHS has ever had. This influx of students is causing a lot of concern to students w...

Complicated Dress Code Leaves Students Questioning

Complicated Dress Code Leaves Students Questioning

Ava Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

In a generation that is heavily influenced by media and advertising, fashion and self expression plays a huge role in the daily lives of nearly every teenager.  Students are constantly affected by the rules of high school in general, but many are unaware of what the dress code actually permits and does ...

School Shootings: A Scary Reality

School Shootings: A Scary Reality

Nikki Iyer, Staff Writer

September 8, 2019

On the day of the first football game at the Badlands, 10 students at their own high school football game in Alabama were shot. The victims were ages 15-18. The idea of a similar shooting at San Juan is no longer insane or crazy, it could be reality.  Nationally, the government has proposed idea...

Taking a Break is Always an Option

Taking a Break is Always an Option

Eva Smedeby, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

As the school year comes to a close, summer is something every student is looking forward to. Every student except seniors, who have to deal with problems more important than summer. Instead of celebrating the upcoming break, seniors’ minds are being corrupted by the idea of college and the questio...

Therapy Dogs: A New Addition to Campus?

Therapy Dogs: A New Addition to Campus?

Sandhya Ganesan, Feature Editor

June 4, 2019

Dogs have been roaming around SJHHS campus, and might become permanent members of the campus’ staff. There have been three dogs that have visited students on campus; Hadley a yellow Labrador, and Irish and Swagger, who are both black breeder Labradors.   Therapy dogs are trained to respond...

New Abortion Laws Wage War On Women’s Freedom

New Abortion Laws Wage War On Women’s Freedom

Grace Aitken, News Editor

June 1, 2019

Alabama passed legislation this month that bans abortions in almost all stages of pregnancy: with no exception for rape or incest and no consideration for the age or stability of the mother. Abortion would be a felony charge and doctors found guilty could get up to 99 years in prison, more time than...

Drop the College Map?

Drop the College Map?

Bill Kaiser, Adviser

May 28, 2019

Since 2013 The Express has included a map of where seniors are going to college (with the exception of last year, when data was not available before press time). Now, many student newspapers across the country are choosing to “drop the map” because, they argue, it creates an unhealthy culture of com...

Sustainable vs. Fast Fashion, Slow Your Roll!

Sustainable vs. Fast Fashion, Slow Your Roll!

Claire Cone, Copy Editor

May 12, 2019

Fast fashion acts as an efficient way to rotate trends, appeal to customers and mass produce. But what consumers don’t see are the unethically paid laborers, inhumane conditions, and unsustainable materials used for clothing. Zara, H&M, and Forever 21 are some of the more well-known companies t...

More Counselors Needed

Sandhya Ganesan, Feature Writer

April 30, 2019

According to the American School Counselors Association, there is on average one mental health counselor for every 500 students in the US, when the recommended rate is half of that, and SJHHS is no exception. There are six academic advisers on campus, but only two full time counselors and a school...

Mental Health: A Reality, Not a Fantasy

The Express Editorial Board

April 29, 2019

Nearly everyone has heard, or even been guilty of saying something that romanticizes mental illnesses. This is because society has told us that attempting to make these types of issues appear “quirky” or “cute”  is following the trend. Although it is not always intentional or blatant,  this type of...