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The Problem with Forcing the Pledge

The Express Editorial Staff September 27, 2021

Every one of us has been conditioned throughout our lives to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. But while it is a requirement in California Education Code that schools conduct daily patriotic exercises,...

Older works stack up to assemble the visual beauty of period piece novels. These books surpass being exclusive to outer charm, however, written in a talent that matches their tangible state.

The Superiority of Period Pieces

Eva Smedeby, Opinion Editor September 23, 2021

My love for period piece novels are as follows: bound to those sickly wonderful pages from the very first of our meeting.  There is something so special about a book of another time, even comparing...

President Roosevelt poses with his roughriders, who San Juan Hills is loosely attached to.

San Juan Hills High School Retelling of History Narrow Minded and In Need of Change

Sandhya Ganesan, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2021

As time passes and the hearts and minds of many evolve, tradition needs to change with them. This growth should undoubtedly be seen as a positive thing. The Saddleback college’s previous mascot,...

Texas Abortion Law a Sad Marker of How Far Feminism Has Yet to Go

The Express Editorial Staff September 13, 2021

As an editorial board, we are collectively appalled, disappointed, and enraged by the abortion legislation passed in Texas. The Republican-controlled legislature pushed through a law that strips women...

There are many solutions to help avoid the long lines of traffic which flood the school in the mornings and afternoons.

How Individuals Can Help Reduce Traffic

Cooper Aitken, Entertainment Editor September 12, 2021

Let’s talk about Monday morning traffic.  Most can agree that 3,000 students attempting to go through our one entrance on La Pata is not an ideal start to our Monday mornings, however there are some...

Pictured is Governor Greg Abbott of Texas, one of the two governors who tried to issue a statewide ban on mask mandates in school districts.

The Consequences of Banning School Board Mask Mandates

Gabby Laurente, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 10, 2021

The coronavirus has jeopardized the health and safety of individuals around the nation, and the health emergency has now been twisted into a battle between individual freedom against federal government...

The length of Governor Gavin Newsoms term is being called into question as Californians send in votes for the recall on September 14th.

The California Recall Spells Trouble for Governor Newson

Maia Garcia, Staff Writer September 5, 2021

After about three years of holding his seat in office, California Governor Gavin Newsom and his decisions for the greater good of California are being actively questioned via a democratic recall. Gavin...

Late Starts Mark the Beginning of a Well-Rested Tomorrow

Anna Ho, Staff Writer August 27, 2021

By now, almost every SJHHS student has voiced their complaints about Monday late start traffic. After all, who wants to start their week in lines that snake down Ortega, up Antonio, and across La Pata? The...

Late Start Is Undoubtedly Not Meant for San Juan Hills

Cooper Aitken, Entertainment Editor August 27, 2021

Every year it becomes more noticeable that La Pata and Stallion Ridge are unable to properly accommodate the growing population of San Juan Hills, and the new late start schedule has only made this more...

The typical self care regime usually correlates with a one and done scenario. Going to the spa is just one of the many examples of this, where people treat themselves to an hour of relaxation once in a blue moon when its truly the bare minimum of what they could be doing.

Self Care; Don’t Do the Bare Minimum

Eva Smedeby, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 2, 2021

When a person is told to “treat themselves” or “take some time off,” one typically thinks of taking a nap, going on their phone, wearing a face mask, or watching some TV. Although, no matter how...

Colleges have greatly increased their recruiting efforts by constantly mailing prospective applicants letters and stickers encouraging them to apply.

2021 Is An Unusual Year For College Admissions

Samantha Freeman, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

I had a well thought out college list, and then COVID hit. Universities were shut down and many had announced that they would not be returning in-person for the following school year. But would colleges...

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