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Loco for Tacos

Loco for Tacos

Claire Cone, Copy Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Food, Opinion

Taco Loco is a taco shack located in Laguna Beach. Their menu consists of tacos, burritos, tostadas, other Mexican cuisine and even burgers. This cute restaurant grabs attention with its unique name and pulls customers in thanks to their fresh, delicious food. With warm greetings, and reasonable seating,...

Rep. Rashida Tlaib has the Right to Speak Her Mind

Rep. Rashida Tlaib has the Right to Speak Her Mind

Isabella Mahar, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gives American people Freedom of Speech, and since its creation in 1789, it has become a staple of the American way of life. Yet when Representative Rashida Tlaib exercised that right while at an event, many unfairly pounced on her statement. “We’r...

Get Off Media: Go Be Social

Get Off Media: Go Be Social

Ella Villar, Editorial Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Even though social media has become an important part of everyday life, people do not realize how much time is spent staring at their screen and forget to look up every once in a while. Whether on a school campus, on the street, or even on the beach or a ski lift, it is commonplace to see the people...

It’s Time to Bail the Bottle

It’s Time to Bail the Bottle

Claire Cone, Copy Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

With the start of the new year coming, it is an appropriate resolution for all of us to simply stop the purchase and use of plastic water bottles, both at home and at school. According to a National Geographic study, 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic currently contaminate our earth, 8.8 million of...

Merry Materialism

Merry Materialism

Makayla Walders, Opinion Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Holiday traditions have been carried out for years, but they seem to have lost their meaning over time. In modern society, people tend to focus on what can benefit them from a certain holiday, as opposed to celebrating it. Gift-giving during the holiday season originates from the story of the birth of Je...

CHYA Implementation Will Save Inclusive Sex Education

CHYA Implementation Will Save Inclusive Sex Education

Lucy Law, Co-Editor in Chief

November 30, 2018


Filed under OP-ED, Opinion, Top Stories

As of now, sexual education among middle and high school students in CUSD is incomprehensive, with topics are unevenly covered, depending on who you get as a teacher. Many different online health course options further complicate understanding of basic information. Sex is a stigmatized subject that...

Anti-Semitism Persists in America

Anti-Semitism Persists in America

Kate Meyers, Girls' Sports Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

While anti-semitism attitude has obviously improved since the Holocaust, Jewish people still face oppression in modern America that is often neglected by the government and the media. Last year, in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists and neo-nazis gathered with banners and torches for the ...

A View From Across The Street

Ellen Vinck, H.O.A. President of Rancho San Juan

October 30, 2018


Filed under OP-ED

Some of my fondest memories are of my high school years and truth be told it seems like ages ago!  Well, actually, I guess it was --- at least decades. I live across the street from the high school in the Rancho San Juan Community and since March have been the president of the homeowner's association....

Make Voters Educated Again

Make Voters Educated Again

The Express Editorial Board

October 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

With the midterm elections on November 6 quickly approaching, a trend has broken out across the country among politically active teens. This new trend has the power to bring politicians in and out of office. It can cause them to change and create laws, bills, and amendments. It gets adults talki...

Choices Today, Consequences Tomorrow

Choices Today, Consequences Tomorrow

The Express Editorial Board

October 25, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Top Stories

On September 27, 2018, students throughout the United States learned a valuable lesson that their actions in high school may have serious repercussions beyond their teen years. Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate to address the sexual assault allegation a...

Nike Scores

Nike Scores

Kate Meyers, Sports Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

People across America have been in an uproar about Nike’s new face of the company; ex-NFL player and racial injustice activist, Colin Kaepernick. In the beginning of 2017, Kaepernick began the movement of kneeling during the national anthem to raise awareness about racism, specifically police v...

Nike Fumbles

Nike Fumbles

Dalton Flores, Photo Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When Nike published their ad campaign with Colin Kaepernick, many were disappointed. Nike has blatantly endorsed disrespect for the men and women who have dedicated their lives to our freedom and country. Upon revealing that Kaepernick would be the face of their new ad campaign, Nike lost billions of doll...