The Express

  • Boys Tennis Beats Mater Dei to Win Division 3 CIF Championships

  • Softball Defeats Patriot High School to Advance to CIF Quarter Finals

  • Boys Tennis Upsets #1 Seed Orange Lutheran to Move on to CIF Quarter Finals

  • AVID Students Reap $69K in Scholarship Dollars

  • Freedom Writers Visit Campus

  • The Express Reporters Win Honors at JEA Write-Offs

The Pink Tax Promotes Discrimination

The Pink Tax Promotes Discrimination

Riley Goodfellow, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Every teen girl has experienced waking up in the morning and realizing her sheets are blotched with patches of blood. She then has to suffer a day full of mood swings or food cravings, in addition to the crippling cramps. She didn't ask for this or do anything to deserve it. However thanks to he...

It’s Time for Tampons to Strike Back

It’s Time for Tampons to Strike Back

Lucy Law, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Many female students have expressed concern that the tampon dispensers in the bathroom are never filled. The fact is, emergencies happen, and not everyone is prepared all the time. Having the tampon dispensers filled at all times is crucial. It is more than common for female students to have to text...

AP Gov Class For 2017-18

AP Gov Class For 2017-18

Sam Newman and Olivia Fu, Opinion Editor and News Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The true-story movie Stand and Deliver tells the mission of a teacher in inner city LA who inspires a group of students to pass an AP test for calculus. That teacher saw a group of students who had been viewed their entire lives as “non-AP” students and taught them to pass one of the hardest AP tests....

Tutorial: What’s The Real Purpose?

Tutorial: What’s The Real Purpose?

Rebekah Sterns, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

To some, tutorial is a time for studying, having 35 minutes of social life, or catching up on last minute homework assignments from the previous night. But what some teachers believe is the purpose of tutorial often conflicts with how the majority of students want to use it. Inconsistent classroom p...

Gender Neutral Clothing: Fashion For All

Gender Neutral Clothing: Fashion For All

Aleck Mardirossin, Staff Writer

December 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Clothing and how people decide to dress should not be individualized to one gender. Whether a male decides to wear a piece of clothing that is considered “feminine,” he should not be discriminated against for his expressiveness or voice. The same applies to women. Some people describe fashion as a fo...

Schools Affected by Measure M Failure

Schools Affected by Measure M Failure

Alexis Bennett, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As years go by, thousands of students walk down the halls of our schools, play on our sports fields, and use our facilities as a place to learn and grow. Our community values education and success, yet voters have denied the funding to upgrade and advance the environment that` supports these values. Wh...

Scared Silly: Is the Problem the Clowns or the Media?

Scared Silly: Is the Problem the Clowns or the Media?

Mia N. Jones, Girls Sports Editor

October 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Ever since author Stephen King illustrated the nightmarish character Pennywise in his book, It, society formulated an unpleasant and malicious connotation of clowns.  And while “clown crazes” have swept the nation in the past, today a social-media-fed coulrophobia epidemic consumes young and old a...

Parking Problem Still A Problem

Parking Problem Still A Problem

Sam Newman, Opinion Editor

October 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

It’s apparent that this school year has been the worst for student parking ever, due to recent construction to the parking lots. The general problems and the explanation of why the parking is so inconvenient to everyone can be read in this past story. Now, more construction just broke ground as of Monday. This construction will add a new building that is predi...

Standing for the Pledge of Alliegance

Standing for the Pledge of Alliegance

Alyssa Mitchell and Dalton Flores

October 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Trends of individuals kneeling during the National Anthem and sitting during the Pledge of Allegiance to make a political statement has been taking hold across the nation and is wronging our country. Students at SJHHS and nationwide are reluctant to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, claiming that it ...

AP Classes Versus Sleep

AP Classes Versus Sleep

Rebekah Sterns, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There is a common war going on through all high schools, a war between AP classes and sleep. Most students, if not all, will receive less sleep than the recommended nine hours, which affects their grades, attitudes, and health. Districts, such as Los Angeles Unified School District, have viewed these impedim...

Students Unhappy With Academic Difficulty of History Classes

Students Unhappy With Academic Difficulty of History Classes

October 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With the recent addition of classes that have a difficulty level easier than AP but harder than regular, there are juniors who feel a class in between AP US history and Regular US would be a better option for them. The past year, SJHHS has created a Spanish 4 class, and English 4 class, which bo...

Taking a Stand for Sitting Down

Taking a Stand for Sitting Down

Brendan Gibson and Luciana Benzan

October 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Despite recent debate, students at SJHHS and across the country should not be condemned for expressing their religious or social views by boycotting the Pledge of Allegiance. In 1943 the Supreme Court ruled in West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette that students have the right to sit down during the Pledge of...