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Nikki Iyer

Nikki Iyer, Staff Writer

Nikki is a sophomore at San Juan Hills High School, and this is her second year on The Express. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, writing, and going to the beach. She is excited to learn more about journalism and writing this year as feature editor. 

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The Croy family quarantined in their backyard with their neighbor, who also contracted the virus. The Croy’s spent most of their 14-day quaranting period inside their own home, only occasionally going in their backyard to get a breath of fresh air. Everyone in their family, excluding their youngest son, all tested positive with varying effects for all of them. While the entire family did survive, they continue to wear masks and stay socially distanced in order to ensure that other families don’t have to go through what they did.

Quarantining Together

December 14, 2020
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Which Class Has it Worst?

September 20, 2020

Sophomores

September 20, 2020
During this number, Jack Kelly, played by Michael Liebig (11) and Katherine Plumber, played by Presley Nicholson (11) sit inside of Medda Larkin’s theater. The backstage costume crew chose costumes for Jack and Katherine that would reflect the social status of each individual. For example, Jack wears a paperboy’s outfit in recognition of his poverty, Katherine chooses a pink dress, demonstrating her wealth. To the right, performers dance to the song “I Never Planned on You/Don’t Come Knocking on my Door”. On the left of Jack and Katherine, Medda Larkin, played by Madeline Halliburton, tells the two to lower their voices in her theater.

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March 4, 2020
Dean McElroy conducts the students in a song from the production during dress rehearsal. The musicians in Newsies learned around thirty songs for the show, practicing about six hours weekly. Preparation started for the show late October, and carried into February. Every instrument in band and orchestra, except the viola, was incorporated into the show, in addition to guitar and electric bass. After collaborating with the actors, the musicians said they could almost mouth the lines of the play. “It’s cool to see it all come together,” said musician Abraham Palmer (12).

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March 4, 2020
Edward Kemp (12) dances and sings along with other performers, engaging with the audience as they laugh and cheer along with them. In the show he played Joseph Pulitzer, a man in ownership of a newspaper company. His character attempts to raise the prices of the newspapers to make a greater profit, further leading to the “newsies” revolting against his company. As a member of Actors Repertory, Kemp has also participated in many other SJHHS theater productions, including Romeo and Juliet where he played Lord Capulet, Mr. Laurence in Little Women, and Mr. Mann in Front.

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March 4, 2020
Varsity baseball player Ethan Pope (12) speaks to an audience of future stallions and parents about the college he has committed to play baseball for. Other athletes announced their college plans to inspire eighth graders about the benefits of attending SJHHS.

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February 12, 2020
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