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Many find modified, online AP exam easier to take, though a few plan to take makeup tests in June after experiencing technical issues with submitting their responses

Elijah Jhee

May 29, 2020

The online modified Advancement Placement [AP] exams were much easier for many Sunny Hills students who took them throughout most of this month, but some experienced technical difficulties and have opted for a makeup exam in June. “I’m pretty confident I got at least a 3 or higher on my exams,” said Syd...

Tacos Maggie tops the list of food trucks to check out once coronavirus threat ends

Tacos Maggie in Buena Park lets the food do the talking, not the design of the truck, as it beats out two other local food truck eateries in North Orange County. Photo taken by Accolade assistant news editor Elijah Jhee.

Elijah Jhee

March 20, 2020

The review was done before the coronavirus crisis that has forced several food services businesses to temporarily close down its doors to diners but instead are offering to-go orders and food delivery only. As the prevalence of food delivery services like UberEats and Doordash begins to dominate America...

ASB elections update: Beining wins secretary, Cheng captures treasurer positions

Junior Albert Chung (left) and senior Kenji Williams stand behind junior Carrie Cheng during their filming of Cheng's ASB campaign video. Cheng, who got the most votes for ASB treasurer March 13, was cosplaying as Timmy Turner, the protagonist of

Elijah Jhee

March 15, 2020

Running unopposed, juniors Daniel Magpayo and Albert Chung secured their positions as ASB president and vice president, respectively, while juniors Jenna Beining and Carrie Cheng earned the most votes against their opponents to capture the secretary and treasurer spots, respectively, the ASB officials...

“Parasite” will not be the last movie from South Korean film industry to win Oscar’s “Best Picture” award

Directed by Bong Joon-Ho,

Elijah Jhee

February 24, 2020

Ninety-two years. That’s how long The Academy Awards have been awarding Oscars to prestigious movies and directors in the film industry. And for that amount of time, only films of the English language have been gifted with the coveted “Best Picture” title. As our society has made gains in...

No. 19 girls basketball secures 2nd place in Freeway League after 56-37 win over Fullerton

Guard senior Annika Johnson (right) attempts to shoot a freethrow during the game against Fullerton on Feb. 4 at the Sunny Hills High School gym. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra

Elijah Jhee

February 7, 2020

Riding high on a four-game winning streak, the No. 19 Sunny Hills girls basketball team beat Fullerton High School 56-37 in a home game Feb. 4, guaranteeing that the Lady Lancers will hold lone possession of second place in the Freeway League. “I think this win was huge for our girls and our program,” h...

Sunny Hills earns six-year accreditation status

Principal Allen Whitten (left) shows the WASC certificate to English teacher Suzanne Boxdorfer, who was the WASC coordinator in charge of producing a self-study report for the visiting team in March of last semester. The document concluded that  Sunny Hills High School's accreditation is valid until June 30, 2025. Photo by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Elijah Jhee

October 2, 2019

After a committee’s evaluation of Sunny Hills’ progress in the spring semester, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges [WASC] granted the campus a six-year accreditation term -- the best outcome an institution can receive from the organization. “It was a source of pride to be able to ...

Girls volleyball ends four-match slide, sweeps Bonita High School in Sept. 10 home game

Middle blocker senior Marlena Martinez (right) jumps in the air to spike a ball during a 3-0 win against Bonita High School Sept. 10 at the Sunny Hills gym. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake.

Elijah Jhee

September 19, 2019

In a clean sweep, the Sunny Hills girls volleyball team defeated Bonita High School 3-0 at a home game on Sept. 10, advancing the team’s record  to 2-4. Sunny Hills’ head coach Amanda Donaldson said the win was an indication that the team had gotten over its recent four-game losing streak: the ...

Link Crew welcomes 500 freshmen in gym

Senior Link Crew leader Aimee Park helps two students find their name tags during the Aug. 6 orientation (Image posted with permission from Julia Hur).

Elijah Jhee

August 16, 2019

This story was updated Aug. 31 with additional information from other freshmen. In its third year at Sunny Hills, Link Crew organized a freshman orientation Aug. 6 at the gym to help incoming students adjust to Lancer life and the campus. “We want to connect freshmen with upperclassmen to make the...

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