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Freshman Francine Vudoti has racked up her collection of articles as the youth editor for the Fullerton Observer newspaper

Freshman takes on youth editor role for the Fullerton Observer

Divya Bharadwaj April 8, 2021

When she wrote her first “Letters to the Editor” to the Fullerton Observer about a story on babysitters, she had no idea that her opinion on the topic would start her work as one of their very own...

Sophomore Sydney Lee dyes her hair at home Feb. 23 using professional-grade Sally Beauty Supply products during the pandemic.

Students add color to dull quarantine lifestyles

Charis Lee April 1, 2021

Before the March 2020 lockdown, senior Estefani Espinoza would get her naturally brown hair dyed at a local beauty salon for $120. But once the state mandated that all such shops remain closed to slow...

Then-sophomore Gianne Veluz takes a selfie with her Lancer gold helium balloon in the background after she got inducted into the National Honor Society during fourth period in May 2019. While the club is still seeing an interest in new applicants, it has been unable to carry out any of its induction traditions since the coronavirus pandemic broke out a year ago in March.

Club Corner: Despite lack of fan … or balloon fare in welcoming inductees and changes to application process because of coronavirus health and safety issues, National Honor Society still seeing interest to join group

Hanna Jung March 20, 2021

They come unannounced into various classrooms holding ribbons with helium balloons tied at the other end. Their mission: to hand off a Sunny Hills Lancer gold balloon to the next wave of high achieving...

Four Sunny Hills students share their stories of how they contracted COVID-19 throughout the year since the March quarantine.

Coronavirus Testimonies: Students open up about their COVID-19 experiences

Hope Li March 13, 2021

It was only a month into the lockdown that started last March when senior Marcus Llajaruna went for a run and started experiencing muscle weakness, a coronavirus symptom. It was worse for junior Kelly...

Sophomore COFA director of fundraising Danielle Tryon researches local fundraising opportunities from home amidst COVID-19 pandemic.

Sophomore recalls how she raised $6,000 for Conservatory of Fine Arts program pre-pandemic

Gianne Veluz February 24, 2021

It was Oct. 14, 2019. Then a freshman, Danielle Tryon had spent a previous day getting ready for her big Powerpoint presentation in front of eight high-ranking board members at Vacco, an El Monte-based...

This April will mark the 20th anniversary of national Sexual Assault Awareness Month originally created by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center [NSVRC]. This year, the Center will offer resources and activities, including images like this one, on their social media platforms.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center celebrates 20th year raising awareness about sexual assault issues

Hope Li February 19, 2021

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the content of this article, we strongly encourage you to contact us at [email protected] If you wish to report any cases of sexual misconduct,...

Art teacher and International Baccalaureate coordinator Brian Wall holds up the 2020 Yale Educator Award after receiving it in the mail last September.

And the winner goes to … : Art teacher and IB coordinator reflects on Yale Educator Award

Divya Bharadwaj February 18, 2021

It was a month into the 2020-2021 school year -- one that started with Sunny Hills students learning from home again like March when the COVID-19 pandemic first broke out. Art teacher and International...

A guide to the proper steps to take if you experience sexual misconduct.

Social media not the best outlet to report sexual misconduct

Kate Yang February 15, 2021

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the content of this article, we strongly encourage you to contact us at [email protected] If you wish to report any cases of sexual misconduct,...

Students have found themselves checking their emails more often in order to stay more connected to school.

Does Gen Z use email? Students stuck at home for remote learning have inundated their teachers’ inboxes with questions, but many still prefer to text their friends

Sydnee Tallant February 8, 2021

Electronic mail, aka email. Even though this form of communication was invented in the 1970s, it didn’t gain traction until a decade or two later when the Internet became more accessible to the public. In...

Then-freshman Magdalene Kho (left) and then-junior Hannah Kim take a practice Codebusters exam Feb. 14 in preparation for a Science Olympiad competition. This school year, however, all Science Olympiad exams have been moved online, thus creating problems for some test takers.

Virtual competitions cause more stress than success for many SH student clubs

Ashley Kim January 29, 2021

It was sophomores Magdalene Kho and Lynette Ochoa’s first virtual competition for the Science Olympiad club. “I was very nervous about it because I put a lot of pressure on myself for this event...

Students have dealt with bouts of anxiety and depression but district psychologist Ellen Stickler and AP Psychology teacher Greg Abbott offer their tips on how to stay mentally healthy.

School psychologist offers self-check tips to stay well

Sue Oh January 23, 2021

It was March 13, the last day of in-person classroom instruction before the Fullerton Joint Union High School District closed all of its campuses in response to the rapid diffusion of COVID-19 cases worldwide. Ellen...

Seniors Daniel Magpayo (left) and Meagan Kimbrell sit in front of Magpayo's car parked in the driveway of his neighborhood. Behind them are some of the board games they sold to neighbors Oct. 21. Called “Games for Good,” the campaign raised $1,000, which will be or has already been? donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County to support families in financial need because of the coronavirus crisis.

A win-win for all: Student-inspired ‘Games for Good’ raises $1,000 for COVID-19-related financially strapped families

Lauren Jung January 20, 2021

Seniors Daniel Magpayo and Meagan Kimbrell wanted their Fullerton neighbors to take $200 for passing Go or head to the chapel to "get married" or reach Candy Castle for the win. And since the coronavirus...

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