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Eva Smedeby

Eva Smedeby, Staff Writer

This is Eva Smedeby’s senior year in high school as well as her fourth year writing for The Express. She is excited to be part of the newspaper staff as the Opinion Editor and hopes to make some great memories throughout the year. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, writing, and listening to music. She is more than hopeful that this class will help her to grow as a writer and further support her ambition to become an author.

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Students Studying Abroad

Eva Smedeby, Opinion Editor
April 24, 2022
With an intuition for her life being beyond the United States, Kasandra Georgi loved the idea of studying abroad. Fulfilling that desire, she will spend this next school year traveling in Germany, looking into U.K. universities the following year.

Kasandra Georgi: UNITED KINGDOM

Eva Smedeby, Opinion Editor
April 24, 2022
Spending the earlier parts of her life in Ireland, MK included studies in Dublin as a university option. After undergoing the application process, MK settled on University College Dublin where she will be in the nursing program.

MK Sills:  IRELAND

Eva Smedeby, Opinion Editor
April 24, 2022
Growing up in Toronto, Amy is returning to Canada this upcoming year. They will be studying at Brock University as a Dramatic arts major.

Amy Shaw: CANADA

Eva Smedeby, Opinion Editor
April 24, 2022
With French heritage and  German customs, Kalb was very interested in the idea of studying abroad. When discovering The American University of Paris, that idea quickly became a reality, where Emma will now be attending the school as a History major this fall.

Emma Kalb: FRANCE

Eva Smedeby, Opinion Editor
April 24, 2022

Garfield is the Magic Number

Eva Smedeby, Opinion Editor
January 18, 2022
Rowan Smark (11), and her horse Thomas are featured riding at the USEF/USHJA National Championships. The two returned home as winners of the National Childrens Jumper Grand Prix.

Student on Campus, National Champion in the Fence

Eva Smedeby, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 13, 2021

Ding Tea: A Boba Haven

Eva Smedeby, Opinion Editor
October 18, 2021
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
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
Far-Right Extremism in Orange County; It’s a Problem

Far-Right Extremism in Orange County; It’s a Problem

Eva Smedeby, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 16, 2021
Throughout Unity Week, students and staff were presented with virtual backgrounds to use over zoom. BRIDGES, DIRHA and art students collaborated to create these designs, where Hannah Palmer constructed a piece entitled, Each of Us is a Raindrop in a Beautiful Storm.

UCI DIRHA and BRIDGES Host Second Annual Unity Week

Eva Smedeby, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 26, 2021
The Toxicity of Aesthetics

The Toxicity of Aesthetics

Eva Smedeby, A&E Editor
January 18, 2021

Changing to French on Netflix was a Great Mistake

Eva Smedeby, Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 13, 2020
Grace (10), Natalie (9), and Maddie Jo (7) Chapman take photos for their Etsy shop, CHAPS handmade. The sisters started their shop mid July, and have received immense success since its launch.

Chapman Sisters Turn a Hobby Into a Successful Business

Eva Smedeby, Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 31, 2020
Men, teenage boys especially, are breaking gender norms to express their individuality and prove that femininity is inclusive. Boys can now be seen wearing skirts and dresses on the regular, embodying the idea of feminism as the face of masculinity.

“Femboy Friday” Embraces Femininity In Men

Eva Smedeby, Arts and Entertainment Editor
October 17, 2020

Juniors

Eva Smedeby, A&E Editor
September 20, 2020
Class of 2019-2020 AVID students pose for group picture. This was taken prior to the pandemic, where AVID students still partook in on-campus learning.

How the AVID Program is Adjusting to COVID

Eva Smedeby, Arts and Entertainment Editor
September 20, 2020
Kids sit by a TV screen to watch a movie. Majority of people find themselves doing the same thing due to the lockdown on account of COVID-19.

Top 5 Series to Binge Over Quarantine

Eva Smedeby, Entertainment Editor
April 17, 2020
AP Testing Isn’t Cancelled, But Possibly Postponed

AP Testing Isn’t Cancelled, But Possibly Postponed

Eva Smedeby, Art and Entertainment Editor
March 17, 2020
SJHHS dance team uniform a high kick. Obvious talent was displayed throughout the performance as they balanced challenging moves keeping their toes pointed. The team dressed in metallic blue shorts and a white tank top.

[Photo] Stallion Life November 18

Jack O'Connor, Photo Editor
November 18, 2019
 Nicole Haghani (11) throws a beanbag during her cornhole match on October 17 as her partner Luke Whittaker (11) and spectators watch. The annual cornhole tournament happened during lunch everyday this week, and teachers Matt Ahmer and Damon Garner won.

Stallion Life October 18

Eva Smedeby, Staff Writer
October 18, 2019
 Julia Lehman (10) and Gabby Laurente (10) encourage passersby to fill out voter registration forms. While not apart of a club, Lehman and Laurente volunteered to promote voter registration in order to increase interest and participation among new voters in the upcoming election

Club Rush 2019

Eva Smedeby, Staff Writer
October 18, 2019

Horror Movies are Bad

Eva Smedeby, Staff Writer
February 14, 2019
2018 was filled with many fashion trends, including teddy jackets, air pods, and kanken bags. It also saw the return of many former trends, like scrunchies, birkenstocks, and corduroy.

2018 Most Popular Trends

Eva Smedeby, Staff Writer
January 17, 2019
Madison Beebe (12), goes for a spike to finish the set which confirmed the stallions a trip to CIF.

[Photo] Sports Divisions for Dummies

Jack O'Connor, Staff Writer
September 13, 2018
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