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The Left and Free Speech (A Right Opinion)

The Left and Free Speech (A Right Opinion)

Kaden Brown, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

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...

The Pink Tax Promotes Discrimination

The Pink Tax Promotes Discrimination

Riley Goodfellow, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...