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One Size Does NOT Fit All

One Size Does NOT Fit All

Kate Meyers, Opinion Editor

April 18, 2019

Young women everywhere feel ashamed of their bodies no matter their shapes and sizes, and it’s an internal struggle caused by standards that society puts on people. Girls as early as elementary or middle school begin to wonder if their bodies will ever be considered beautiful by another person, r...

Affirmative Action Changes Unfair College Acceptance Policy

Affirmative Action Changes Unfair College Acceptance Policy

Ella Villar, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

Whether one supports affirmative action or not, there is still a distinct gap in the rates of college acceptance not only by race but by the economic class that needs to shrink. Some people believe that affirmative action is decreasing the opportunity for white students to be accepted into college because...

The College Scandal: Everything Comes to Light

The College Scandal: Everything Comes to Light

Katie Brubaker, Managing Editor

March 28, 2019

The corruption behind the closed doors of leading educational institutions has finally come to light, and it is ugly. With top schools like the University of Southern California and Yale College being exposed for taking bribes primarily through the athletic departments, lawsuits and outrage have ...

Summer School Sucks the Life Out of Students

Summer School Sucks the Life Out of Students

Eva Smedeby, Staff Writer

March 17, 2019

Summer school? More like the time where summer never starts. Instead of basking in the sun, hours are spent hunched by a computer screen or with a pen and paper in hand, solving equation after equation. Doesn’t sound so fun, because well, it isn’t. The whole idea of summer school used to be u...

Costumes vs. Cosplay- Know The Difference!

Costumes vs. Cosplay- Know The Difference!

Ryan Healy, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

Cosplay. The parents usually hate it, some people love it, but what is it? And why is it different from wearing a costume? Cosplay is defined as “the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game”. For example, if you’ve heard of the charity group called the 501st L...

6 Ways to Prepare for the AP Test

6 Ways to Prepare for the AP Test

Connor Rose, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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...