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New computer science teacher Sonya Joyce instructs freshman Adrian Rodriguez about using the “println” statement to output the code correctly during her third period Coding and Gaming class in Room 44 Sept. 14.

HAPPY RETURNS: Former site tech starts first year as Sunny Hills’ computer science and coding and gaming teacher

Susie Kim, News Editor September 21, 2022

Named Sunny Hills classified employee of the year for the 2017-2018 school year. Nominated for the Above and Beyond Award from the Special Education Local Plan Area in 2019. Helped guide the school’s...

Senior Connor Lew holds up the backpack hes been wearing to school since the fall semester started.

UNPACKING A TIKTOK TREND: ‘SENIOR YEAR BABY’ video inspires students to reconnect with childhood characters like Lightning McQueen, Hello Kitty

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter September 20, 2022

It started off July 28, 2021 with a TikTok video.  Captioned “SENIOR YEAR BABY,” the 18-second clip begins with what appears to be a high school girl wearing a black, long-sleeve outfit. While...



Jaimie Chun and Hannah Lee September 19, 2022

New assistant principal Heather Bradley from Sonora High School works on athletic clearances in her Room 6 office on Thursday, Aug. 18. Bradley replaces Hilda Arredondo, who accepted an administrative position at La Habra High School.

KICK STARTER: New assistant principal Heather Bradley brings a field of experience in sports, teaching

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor September 19, 2022

Socks pulled up and shin guards secured. Players’ feet entangled and hands kept away from the ball. The turf field surrounded by spectators’ electrifying cheers and illuminating lights set the...

Assistant principal of Pupil Services Katie Wright works in her new office at the beginning of the school year after coming from Sonora High School, where she had served as an administrator for four years. Some of her favorite sayings like NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED,” “I LITERALLY CAN’T EVEN” and “LIVING THE DREAM” are also displayed to her left on the window sill.

‘LIVING THE DREAM’: Fifth-year administrator Katie Wright motivated by sayings and her Snickerdoodle

Hannah Lee, Opinion Editor September 19, 2022

From Shakespearean plays to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Katie Wright has been immersed in classic literature since she was in elementary school. Soon enough, her love for reading blossomed...

Quest’Bridges’ my pathway into higher education

Quest’Bridges’ my pathway into higher education

Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor September 15, 2022

Yale.  Stanford.  Princeton.  As I sat down in my counselor’s room in February of my junior year reading the list of  schools involved with this program I have never heard about, my jaw...

New World Language teacher Cindy Ruiz passes out papers to her fourth period Spanish 1 class on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Ruiz also coaches the girls frosh-soph soccer team.

Second time’s the charm for new Spanish teacher who applied for a position in the district in 2020

Justin Pak, Copy Editor September 6, 2022

The second – instead of the third – time became the charm for new Spanish teacher Cindy Ruiz. Before joining the faculty this school year, Ruiz said she applied to teach Spanish for the Fullerton...

Spanish teacher John Marvin makes sure he finishes the spring semester strong as he sits in front of his computer screen in Room 85 after issuing tests for his fifth period Spanish 1 class on Friday, May 20. After 38 years working here as a Spanish teacher, Marvin retired at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

Spanish teacher says adios to students, staff for the last time, retiring after a 38-year tenure

Irene Sheen, Special Sections Editor June 8, 2022

Born and raised in the windy city of Chicago, Spanish teacher John Marvin said he grew up embracing all things mid-Americana. It wasn’t until the 1960s, when he and his family moved out West and settled...

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...

At the California Dance Classics competition in Downey, then-sophomore David Burn performs a ballet routine in which he received an honorable mention for on March 4, 2019.

Orange County Register recognizes senior David Burn for a top dancer award

Grace Min, Sports Editor May 20, 2022

Entering a female-dominated field as a boy, senior David Burn faced rude remarks and ignorant stereotypes at a young age. “I definitely hid [being a dancer] a lot more when I was in elementary school...

Writers Alliance president sophomore Binny Park (left) discusses possible names for their literary magazine with sophomores Hannah Choi (middle) and Chloe Chun during a lunch meeting May 9.

Teen writers aim to get first literary magazine printed

Susie Kim, News Editor May 18, 2022

Summer of 1983. That was the last time Sunny Hills students produced a magazine featuring literary and long form journalism pieces. Sold for $1 per issue, the Excalibur came out once per season and...

Senior Patrick Jimenez (left) uses his fingers to show the first letter for win as he greets senior Abby Hahm after the two were announced as prom king and queen, respectively, during the April 9 event held at Fullerton Airport.

The King and I

May 18, 2022

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