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The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

With superintendent Scott Scambray’s upcoming retirement, district board members must decide whether to continue the pattern of electing a white male to the position.

Time to hire first woman to lead Fullerton Joint Union High School District

The Accolade Editorial Board April 29, 2021

This story was updated May 8 to correct an error regarding past superintendents in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. The Accolade editorial board vote count: 8 consider diversity or gender...

Though many seniors have chosen to stay home instead of coming to campus four days a week, many traditional events like nominating a homecoming court are returning for them.

Seniors need to set example, come to school

Susie Kim April 27, 2021

“Maybe it is just my busy schedule with [Advanced Placement] and [International Baccalaureate] classes that it has not really sunk in that I have been missing all these [senior] activities,” senior...

Harper Lee’s 20th century novel To Kill a Mockingbird still remains relevant today in the racially charged 21st century.

Despite use of the N-word, the accurate portrayal of racial injustice in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ must stay in high school English classes

Rida Zar December 13, 2020

A fictional narrative of a young tomboy growing up in Maycomb, Ala., with her single father and older brother -- it's a simple concept for a book without magic, twisted realms or the supernatural.  Harper...

Joel (Dylan O’Brien, “The Education of Frederick Fitzell”) confronts Minnow (Ariana Greenblatt, “The One and Only Ivan”) about his decision to leave her and Clyde (Michael Rooker, “The Dark Tower”) to reunite with his girlfriend in Paramount Pictures’ “Love and Monsters” released Oct. 16. Originally, the film was scheduled for a Feb. 12, 2021 release under the name “Monster Problems.”

‘Love and Monsters’ offers just right amount of thrills for Halloween treat

Hope Li October 25, 2020

A hybrid of “Jurassic World” with its giant dinos and “The Maze Runner” with its pandemic-induced plot, “Love and Monsters” offers viewers a fast-paced adventure and a fresh take on the importance...

An artists interpretation of what the final debate could look like.

Those opposing debate commission’s changes to tonight’s presidential debate are the ones who should be muted

Rida Zar October 22, 2020

A representative of the people deserves to be chosen by the people. And to do this, eligible voters should know as much about their potential future leaders as possible including their policies, mannerisms...

Art illustrated by contributing artist Jacqueline Chang.

Staff editorial: FJUHSD should reopen classes in fall to all students since studies show minors are less likely to contract coronavirus

The Accolade Editorial Board June 4, 2020

A May 20 online article from the Los Angeles Times describes the first day of the return of school for students at Gyeongbuk Girls’ High School in Daegu, South Korea, the epicenter of the country’s...

Junior Hope Li (center) gets her friends in her sixth period Honors Chemistry class to hold up their fingers to signify the number 133 on the 133rd day of school March 13, in Room 112. Li started collecting images of a tally of each day of the school year as a time capsule project at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Despite school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic announced that day, she has continued with it through the last day of the spring semester.

May 26: Count on me to tell you how many school days have passed since the start of the 2019-2020 school year

Hope Li May 29, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you...

Get ready to sing along with Disney Plus’ latest movie adaptation of the young adult novel, ‘Stargirl’

Hope Li March 22, 2020

In a March 13 interview with USA Today, Grace VanderWaal said she wrote her song, “Today and Tomorrow,” on the set of her debut film, “Stargirl,” without any intention of including it in the...

Accolade staff writer junior Hope Li joins the Google Meet that her fourth period Advanced Placement U.S. History teacher, David Wilde, set up. Like Li, many Sunny Hills students experienced WiFi and online app connection issues on the first day of distance learning. Photo taken by Accolade adviser Tommy Li.

March 18: Son of a glitch; how my first day of distance learning went

Hope Li March 19, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is the second of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If...

Tom Holland of Marvels Spider-man voices Ian Lightfoot (left), who chants a visitation spell and uses a Phoenix Gem and a wizards staff to bring back his father while his older brother Barley watches. This incites the brothers fantastical quest to find another magical gem to complete their task to resurrect their dead father. Image used with permission from Disney Studios.

Despite cliche elements, Pixar’s first fantasy production, ‘Onward,’ moves with dramatic flair

Hope Li March 15, 2020

Although Disney/Pixar’s “Onward” has a predictable redemptive plot, the wholesome film impressively crafts a time-conscious story containing multiple layers within 102-minutes. Blue-skinned elf...

Sophomore Brennan Lamarra (left) wrestles against La Habra Highlander Edgar Arellano in the 195-pound weight class match during a dual meet held in the Sunny Hills gym Jan. 15. Photo taken by Paul Yasutake.

Overcomer: Blind student wrestles with adjusting to new contact sport; finds his place on JV team

Hope Li January 26, 2020

The "Overcomer" story is the first in a series of articles featuring Sunny Hills students who are also athletes despite their physical or emotional disabilities. Whenever junior varsity and frosh/soph...

Sunny Hills football team tosses ice cream to students at break Dec. 6 to celebrate CIF title

Sunny Hills football team tosses ice cream to students at break Dec. 6 to celebrate CIF title

Hope Li December 9, 2019

This story was updated Dec. 12 with a quote from one of the football players. To the sound of Queen’s Freddie Mercury singing “We Are the Champions,” school officials celebrated the football team’s...

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