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  • "Rock of Ages" Prom on May 13th at Anaheim House of Blues

  • AP Exams end 5/12

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Glendale District Monitors Students’ Social Media Accounts

Tracy Gaylord, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Companies paid to scan and monitor your social media accounts looking for signs of cyberbullying wouldn't bother you, right? What if they were also looking for signs of controlled substances, self-harm, disruption of school activiti...

Rated R Theater Policies Belittle Teens

Shane Battis, Business Manager

November 15, 2013

Filed under Opinion

How many times have you been denied entrance to a rated R movie because you’re underage? Annoying isn’t it? If teenagers under 17 are trusted with so many other privileges like driving and seeking out their first jobs they sh...

Has School Spirit Been Taken Too Far?

Nikki Rastegar, Staff Writer

November 8, 2013

Filed under Opinion

It’s understandable that some competition among schools and different classes is healthy, but have students taken it too far? Riverside Brookfield High School, in Illinois, has a tradition which crossed the line this year. E...

Homework over break

Courtney Crane, STAFF WRITER

November 8, 2013

Filed under Opinion

The long awaited break is around the corner. Students have been waiting anxiously for it for nearly three months. Thanksgiving break is a time to catch up with sleep, TV shows and relax. Homework is something almost every studen...

New Assessment Will Enhance Test Experience In The Future

Alexea Malaletkin, Editorial Editor

October 27, 2013

Filed under Opinion

The time has come for state testing to get an update. California has made the decision to join a majority of the nation, as well as several other regions, in introducing the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSS) for t...

Limit on Zero Period Explained

Brittany Christensen, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Extracurriculars and electives such as ASB, dance, drama and sports ultimately make it difficult for students to arrange their schedules in ways that fit their preferred classes. Zero period courses, therefore, are offered as a u...

Cutting and Reckless Driving Cause Concern

Jenna Clemente, Staff Writer

September 21, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Cutting in front of everyone else to get to school on time is selfish and just makes the traffic problem worse for everyone. With more students than SJHHS has ever had, both students and parents are faced with an outrageous ...

Trash of the Classes: Changes from 2012

Brittany Christensen, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Clash of the Classes has been a school tradition since SJHHS opened, and the festivities that come along with it bring a break from routine and some healthy competition for students. Last year, however, the classes got out ...

Family Problems Affect Students Schooling

Jenna Clemente, Editorial Editor

May 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Nowadays, fifty percent of all children born to married parents will deal with divorce before they are 18. Forty-three percent of children grow up without fathers. In modern day America, it is no longer considered taboo to b...

Which Year of High School is Hardest?

Olivia Johnson, Kayla Parker-Discala, Jenna Clemente, and Agafaye Victorino

May 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Freshmen Year By Olivia Johnson It is hard to say which year of high school is hardest when you are just a freshman. In fact, it is practically impossible. But hey, freshmen have to hold their own. Now of course, academic...