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Many Parents Lack Proper Driving Etiquette

A mom sleeps in her car while waiting to pick up her child. She is parked in an empty student spot during fifth period. This increases traffic tremendously for students who pay $50 a semester for their parking spots.
October 20, 2019

 Numerous amounts of parents continue to disregard parking protocol in school parking lots, creating a more dangerous environment for staff and students.  It has become very common for parents to...

The Year of Bees and Spiders: Theory Time

The much larger numbers of bees this year are a result of the later heat, caused by climate change. The heat also brings with it more spiders and more birds, as a result of the food chain.
October 20, 2019

Alright folks, I have returned. Today’s topic: what’s with the weather lately? We’ve been getting summer weather in fall, and the bugs are everywhere!  Usually, there are a few trees around campus...

Holidays Coming Too Soon

Holidays Coming Too Soon
October 20, 2019

Everyone loves the holidays: Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and no matter what you celebrate, holidays are undeniably magical. However, starting the holidays early takes away this magic and ruins...

AP Test Registration Moved Earlier to Benefit Students

AP test registration has been changed for 2020 testing, the sign up date being pushed sooner than in the past years. Teachers push out the new information to students in the printing of these small half sheets. These papers will give all the necessary information about this year's registration information.
October 20, 2019

A switch has been made requiring students attending public high schools throughout the nation to now register to take their AP tests a semester earlier, unlike having to register second semester as in...

Standardized Tests Hurt Low Income Applicants

SAT prep books claim to improve test scores, but the reality of improvement of scores relies on the money people invest in SAT classes and tutors. These are just a few of the many books that students use to prepare for the SAT and other standardized tests.
October 6, 2019

The College Board created controversy in May when it announced that it would be using a new measurement known as the “adversity score” to supplement students’ SAT scores. The adversity score is on...

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

Student Section shows support for Stallions versus Great Oak during the Homecoming game.
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...

Protests Put People in Power

Art by Ella Villar
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...

Class of 2023 is Largest in School History

With the incoming class of 2023, SJHHS expands in size. Class sizes and hallways become more crowded as we all make room for new students.
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...

Complicated Dress Code Leaves Students Questioning

Ellie MacGregor (10) wears a shirt with inadequate coverage which would be reprimanded by SJHHS proctors according to the new dress code.
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...

School Shootings: A Scary Reality

School Shootings: A Scary Reality
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...

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