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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

Artificial intelligence-powered services, such as Grammarly and Mathway, have offered assistance but also methods for cheating. As a result, Sunny Hills staff and students express conflicting opinions about AIs application at school.

SUNNY OR SHADY?: Students, staff reflect on AI’s impact within education

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor December 5, 2022

Senior Simran Bimb types the last word of her admissions essay for the University of California. Without a moment of hesitation, she highlights her 350-word essay and turns to an assistant that has accompanied...

The surge in accidental fentanyl overdoses among students underscores the need for an enhanced school-based drug education system.

Fentanyl-related deaths call for reform in the FJUHSD’s drug education program

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor October 25, 2022

From drug prevention speakers advocating for student abstinence to spirited quad activities encouraging mental well-being, Sunny Hills once fueled efforts against the adolescent drug-abuse epidemic.   As...

English teacher and environmental activist Christina Zubko (second from left) stands for a picture with other members of her organization, “Friends of Ormond Beach,” during the California Coastal Cleanup  in September 2019 at Santa Monica Bay.

TEACHER LEISURE: Instructor and environmental activist advocates for protection of Ormond Beach

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor October 22, 2022

As a new feature, "Teacher Leisure," explores Sunny Hills teachers' hobbies outside of school. What impacts have they made not only on students, but also outside of their classroom? Christina Zubko...

Korean Culture Clubs fan dance subgroup practices after school on Wednesday, Sept. 28, for its performance on the Saturday, Oct. 8, Korean Culture Festival that will take place at the Sunny Hills quad.

‘Squid Game,’ K-pop and more for Saturday, Oct. 8, Korean Culture Club festival in the quad

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor October 7, 2022

The Korean Culture Club [KCC] will hold its free-admission, inaugural Korean Culture Festival on campus Saturday, Oct. 8, in the quad, where the group will showcase such events as K-pop performances and...

Senior Kelsey Kim, a transfer from La Habra High School, draws back her driver during July’s The Cactus Tour in Las Vegas. Kim is considered a top newcomer in the Lady Lancers golf team this season.

GIRLS GOLF PREVIEW: Reigning CIF Division 3 champs strive to keep playing up to par

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor September 20, 2022

Coaches: Scott Enrico (head coach) Top Returning Players: Oliviah Chavez (10), Angelina Jeong (10), Lauren Lee (11), Yurang Li (11) Top Newcomers: Kelsey Kim (12), Taylor Kim (11) Last Season:...

The Uvalde school massacre in Texas on May 24 among other school shootings calls attention to campus safety measures. Meanwhile, Sunny Hills alongside the Fullerton Joint Union High School District aim to re-evaluate its current guidelines.

RESPONSE TO UVALDE SHOOTING: Fullerton Joint Union High School District creates new school safety position, SH seeks to hire a fourth campus supervisor

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor September 17, 2022

Sunny Hills underwent an uncommon lockdown in 2019 — its most recent — when Fullerton Police Dispatch received a call regarding two armed males roaming near the campus with  “long rifles” or “BB...

Senior Rida Zar and members of her family pray at the shrine of Bibi Masuma during a trip to Iran in March.

Trip to Iran opened my eyes to my heritage

Rida Zar, Opinion Editor May 27, 2022

Walking down the steps of the airplane with shaky steps and onto Irani soil for the first time, I couldn’t help but think, “How did I get here?” I’d always been someone who loved to travel and...

New, full-time on-campus nurse inspired by mom, a first responder

New, full-time on-campus nurse inspired by mom, a first responder

Minjeong Kim, Feature Editor May 25, 2022

Amy Hernandez wanted to be a nurse since she was in middle school at South Junior High School, especially since her mother was one. “I remember my mother gifting me toy sets, and one of my favorites...

Lil Huddy’s debut album “Teenage Heartbreak” showcases the young artist’s potential as the next great pop-punk musician with 11 tracks.

Lil Huddy’s debut album “Teenage Heartbreak” taps into niche of pop-punk genre fans

Andrew Park, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 23, 2022

Screeching, distorted guitar sound. Autotune-pitched vocals. Basic, vulgar lyrics. These elements that 20-year-old artist Lil Huddy infuses into his pop-punk debut album, “Teenage Heartbreak,” could...

After making an impressive appearance on season 19 of the “American Idol” before withdrawing from the competition, 19-year-old Benson Boone returns to the music scene with his debut single. “GHOST TOWN” conveys sorrowful and pensive emotions felt after a breakup.

Debut song by upcoming artist Benson Boone impressive

Justin Pak, Copy Editor May 18, 2022

Whether it’s watching from the sidelines or having first-hand experience, being involved in a sour and rapidly plummeting relationship is a situation many people can relate to. Upcoming artist Benson...

Actor Ji-soo Kim from the K-pop all-girls band, Blackpink (left), glances at Jung Hae-in, who plays the character of a North Korean spy named Lim Su-ho in Disney+s Snowdrop. The episodic series was DIsney+s first Korean drama to be released on its streaming platform earlier this year and exemplifies the South Korean approach to addressing relationships known as mildang.

It’s called mildang, and that’s what keeps me hooked on K-dramas

Esther Oh, Staff Reporter May 18, 2022

Though I grew up in a fairly traditional Korean household, I didn’t join my culture’s TV/movie drama fan base until my friends persuaded me to watch one in the seventh grade.  My first K-drama...

Senior class vice president savors title earned in 1st prom since 2019

Scarlett Chang May 18, 2022

With the lights dimmed and the crowd hushed, anticipation grew with the patters of a drum roll as the emcee, junior Ariana Choi, prepared to announce the prom king. Though senior Patrick Jimenez, the...

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