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Recent Sexual Misconduct Allegations Reveal the True Culture of the Workplace

Recent Sexual Misconduct Allegations Reveal the True Culture of the Workplace

Grace Aitken, Op-Ed Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In the past three months, countless powerful public figures have been accused of sexual assault, the majority of them being men. Allegations range from inappropriate messages to sexual advances and even rape. Dozens of women are coming forward with claims in all sectors of society, including business,...

Clubs are Losing their Value

Clubs are Losing their Value

Trazer Hazen, Sports Caption Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

There are more than 60 clubs at SJHHS. These clubs are created for people with same interests to meet and enjoy similar hobbies. However, some students join clubs with one goal in mind: college applications. Colleges like to look at resumes and see many extracurricular activities or service hours. T...

Dress Code Reform

Dress Code Reform

Kate Meyers and Megan Mariano

November 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As many of us continue to challenge the role dress code has in public education, many opposers continue to seek excuses for its existence. Some argue it promotes professionalism and safety, but wearing a dress that is deemed too short could get someone sent to the office while wearing sweatpants and...

Students’ Parents Spoil Parking

Students’ Parents Spoil Parking

Tatum Federman, Captions and Social Media Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Along with the new J building at SJHHS, there are new procedures and occurrences with the parking lot. During the construction of the J building during the 2016-2017 school year, the class of 2018 was denied permission to park in the student parking lot, besides a select few. The juniors and sophomore...

Kneeling in Order to Take a Stand

Kneeling in Order to Take a Stand

Katie Brubaker, Feature Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Political turmoil has ensued after NFL players started protesting police brutality and racial inequality at games. Their approach: taking a knee during the Star Spangled Banner. Not only have many football fans taken sides on the matter, but the whole country has seemingly been divided on whether or not ...

Traumatizing Effects of Shooting ‘Normalcy’

Traumatizing Effects of Shooting ‘Normalcy’

Claire Cone, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

You wake up and turn on your television to a more recent tragedy, replacing the heinous headline from just a few days ago. October 1, 2017- the worst mass murder in U.S. history since 9/11. Your whole family stares in disbelief because this has become such a brutal reality. It seems that every few...

Left vs. Right: Free Speech (A Left Opinion)

Left vs. Right: Free Speech (A Left Opinion)

Kate Meyers, Girls' Sports Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Freedom of speech, while it sounds like a positive and productive concept, is constantly used as an excuse for speaking and acting hatefully. A perfect example of a problem that freedom of speech can bring the damage Donald Trump causes by speaking without thinking. He was publicly asked “when ...

The Left and Free Speech (A Right Opinion)

The Left and Free Speech (A Right Opinion)

Kaden Brown, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The following arguments and viewpoints in this article are expressed in the form of opinion. In no way, shape, or form does this article reflect the overall opinion of the Express, instead it is delivered as an opportunity to defend a stance given that it can facilitate a conversation. If any argument...

Trump at the United Nations

Trump at the United Nations

Katie Brubaker, Feature Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On September 19, President Trump delivered a 40 plus minute speech at the seventy-second meeting of the United Nations that illuminated his world view. The President primarily focused on the need for the United States to put its own people and prosperity first and that all other nations should do the...

Online PE: A Walking Contradiction

Online PE: A Walking Contradiction

Mckenzie M, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

California requires 400 minutes of physical education every ten days, but an idea for an online option to fulfill this requirement was introduced at a CUSD school board meeting on March 15. The PE curriculum offered at high schools, like SJHHS, is structured to include a wide variety of activities. S...

Ins and Outs of In-n-Out

Ins and Outs of In-n-Out

Ethan Clarke, Staff Writer

March 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Thousands of people each week head to In-n-Out Burger to get a quick, quality-made burger. I myself was not one of these people until I began to work there. I never really cared for the long lines, the limited menu, and what seemed to be fake customer service with a forced smile. After I was hired and...

Dear American People: We The Media Are Not Your Enemy

Dear American People: We The Media Are Not Your Enemy

Olivia Fu, News Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Undoubtedly, President Donald Trump has done numerous controversial actions since assuming the role as leader of the free world. Everything from his cabinet picks to his executive orders to his tweets have caused a flurry of responses, often times negative, from mainstream media. This criticism has no...