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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

“BookTok,” a subsection of the popular social networking platform TikTok, leads to an increase in students’ interest in books and reading.

BookTok revives students’ love for reading

Nevya Patel September 24, 2021

Prior to the pandemic, bibliophiles would walk into the library with the intention of strolling through the shelves in search of a book that would interest them. They could explore different genres and...

New English teacher Thomas Butler goes over his goals for the beginning of the school year with his sixth period sophomore honors English class.

Self-published author joins the English teaching ranks at Sunny Hills

Yeihn Lee September 22, 2021

Sunny Hills now has a resident author among its teaching staff. New English teacher Thomas Butler has two paperback novels available on Amazon – Some Experience Preferred for $14.99 and originally...

Everything about Drake’s Certified Lover Boy  from its album cover, to its overdone themes and gaudy lyrics makes it worth throwing it in the trash. Kanye West’s Donda, however, should be given a listen because of its fresh sounds and  poignant tribute to his mother.

Critic’s Notebook: Kanye West’s Donda dominates over Drake’s Certified Lover Boy

Anthony Keem September 21, 2021

I remember listening to “Lift Yourself” by Kanye West in 2018 when he sang nonsensical variations of “poopity scoop” over the beat to spite Drake, who wanted to use the same beat in a song for...

Dean Williams (left), played by Elisha Williams, and Cory Long (right), played by Amari O’Neil, bond over a fishing trip. The ABC TV series, “The Wonder Years,” will make a grand return to the entertainment industry with its reboot set to premiere Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 8:30 p.m.

1980s-1990s ‘The Wonder Years’ reboot features all African-American cast, brings new perspective to life in the ’60s

Kate Yang September 21, 2021

Six seasons. 115 episodes. One family.  From 1988 to 1993, “The Wonder Years” stole thousands of viewers’ hearts centered on the life of a young teenager, Kevin Arnold, who narrates the series...

BTS English releases, Permission to Dance, Butter and Dynamite, all received a lot of spotlight as the group becomes a global sensation.

BTS’ new music becomes ‘too Westernized’ as recent singles are all in English

Dominique Chang September 13, 2021

When “Dynamite,” the first BTS song completely in English, came out on Aug. 21, 2020, I remember initially thinking that this was an amazing way for BTS to publicize itself to wider audiences beyond...

Defender senior Anika Osborne in an April 20 home game against La Habra. Osborne has made a verbal commitment to play for the girls soccer team at the University of
California, Irvine.

Senior girls soccer player heading to Irvine to join the Anteaters

Alex Lee September 9, 2021

Senior Anika Osborne is a legacy student.  Her mom, Christina Osborne, played soccer as a defender for Sunny Hills from 1982-1984. Christina Osborne — along with her older brother, Jaron, also an...

Junior Carson Kim keeps track of his shot during the 2020 Junior Players Championships in Florida.

‘Tee-riffic’ junior top golfer set to join the Trojans after verbal commitment

Esther Oh September 8, 2021

When junior Carson Kim started playing golf at the age of 7, he didn’t expect to be recognized as one of the greatest players in Sunny Hills history, and he certainly didn’t expect to be...

Played by Joey King, Elle (left) shares an emotional moment with Noah, played by Jacob Elordi, in the final installment of the “Kissing Booth” Netflix series.

‘Kissing Booth 3’ fails to ‘make out’ any satisfying conclusion

Anthony Keem September 3, 2021

The conclusion to the “Kissing Booth” Netflix romantic comedy series rehashes tropes and disappoints viewers through the third installment’s poor plot and characters.  Directed by Vince Marcello...

Junior Sharon Choi’s award-winning painting in the international 2021 Science Without Borders Challenge depicts the mangroves as a safety shelter for the small fish from the predators.

Junior wins $500 from art contest

Alice Lee May 28, 2021

After competing in the international 2021 Science Without Borders Challenge, junior Sharon Choi placed first in the category for 15-19-year-old students, winning $500 for her ocean conservation painting...

Remastered and new games such as ‘Mass Effect Legendary Edition,’ ‘Knockout City’ and ‘Mario Golf: Super Rush’ receive viral feedback from students eager to play.

New games launch just in time for students summer break

Hanna Jung May 24, 2021

With only one week left of the school year, those who don’t plan to go to summer school will have some new video games to play and keep themselves busy with should they continue to stay at home. Mass...

Though the 2020-2021 yearbook will not be distributed until late June or early July, Helios released an image of its front cover with the theme “Don’t Stop Now. You Haven’t Tried This.” on its Instagram account (@shhshelios) April 30.

Helios makes modifications to 2020-2021 yearbook after transition to online instruction

Minjeong Kim May 21, 2021

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which provided an unreliable event timeline, Helios staffers had to make a series of adjustments to how they produce content, causing it to be delayed for distribution...

The five varsity freshman athletes, Rebecca Fruto (left), Taylor Parra, Natalie Do, Erin Choi and Gwen Briones recreate the iconic pose of the fab five on Picture Day.

Girls basketball gets its own ‘Fab Five’

Rachel Yun May 21, 2021

Heading into this girls basketball season, head coach Jae Byun knew he had something special on his 2020-2021 squad. Not for just one of his players. Nor two, nor three, nor four. But for all five...

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