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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

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

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

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

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...

Loco for Tacos

Loco for Tacos

Claire Cone, Copy Editor

January 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...