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A View From Across The Street

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

October 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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...

Parent Drivers Create Chaos

Parent Drivers Create Chaos

Lucy Law, Co-Editor in Chief

October 2, 2018

Outrage has been voiced since the beginning of the school year on the driving and parking chaos that happens during drop-off and pick-up times. Due to an increase in traffic, there are higher tendencies for reckless drivers and car crashes. Most of the time, the blame goes towards the fact that th...

Trump’s Tweets Are Not Presidential

Kate Meyers, Girls' Sports Editor

April 23, 2018

Despite the fact that he is 70 years old, Donald Trump’s use of Twitter has proven him to have the maturity level of a six year old. On April 3, Trump tweeted, “Fake News networks those that knowingly have a sick and biased AGENDA, are worried about the competition and quality of Sinclair Broa...

Teens Speak Out on What the Future Needs to Hold

Teens Speak Out on What the Future Needs to Hold

April 23, 2018

Globally, the youth’s political efficacy has been rapidly increasing. Whether it’s protesting child marriage in India, fighting the rising cost of higher education in Honduras, or advocating for gun control in the US, the new digital age has rejected the idea that teens should stay quiet. Teenage...

Community College Versus 4 Year University

Community College Versus 4 Year University

Lucy Law, A&E Editor

March 12, 2018

Community college used to have a reputation for being a path that students take when they aren’t sure or aren’t serious about their future. However, qualifications for teachers and academic standards have risen, so community college might not seem as detrimental to one’s future as it used to. ...

Promoting Action By Withdrawing Action: Why You Should Boycott

McKenzie M, A&E and Graphics Editor

March 12, 2018

It is part of human nature not to support things we don’t agree with. From animal testing to poor working conditions to political disagreements, many people boycott things across a moral spectrum. People taking on the commitment of a boycott is necessary if we want to see any change in society. Issues...

Oprah Winfrey Gives President Trump a Run for his Money

Oprah Winfrey Gives President Trump a Run for his Money

Riley Goodfellow, Editorial Editor

March 10, 2018

Many exceptional women appeared at the Golden Globes this January, but one stood out above everyone else. The first black woman to win the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement was none other than Oprah Winfrey.   After being introduced by actress Reese Witherspoon, Winfrey ...

AP Literature Team Responds to Editorial

AP Literature Team

March 10, 2018

The AP Literature and Composition course is a specialized course focusing on the analysis of English Literature.  The test that accompanies this class is ranked as one of the most challenging AP tests, with a national pass rate of 52.6% in 2017, with only 6.8% of test-takers receiving a score of 5....