The Accolade

Sophomore draws away from the starving artist profile, earning four-digit figure from sales of her prints, buttons, charms

Cosplaying as the anime Demon Slayer Kanao Tsuyuri, sophomore Elisa Kho sits behind her table at artists alley Jan. 19 at Anime Impulse at the Fairplex in Pomona. This was the first time that Kho took her merchandise for sale at a convention, earning an undisclosed amount of money. Photo used with permission from Elisa Kho.

Hannah Kim

March 21, 2020

The starving artist. For stereotypical Asian parents aka Tiger Moms, their child should strive to attend an Ivy League university and pursue a career in the medical field or law, oftentimes steering them away from professions they deem financially unstable such as in writing and fine arts. But...

Instagram Cheetos filter earns recognition for Sunny Hills senior

Senior Ruben Parker promotes his

Aaliyah Magana

March 19, 2020

Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter. These platforms have become more popular among youth because of word-of-mouth about the latest trends. Instagram entered the fray Aug. 13 by collaborating with Spark AR Studio, a Facebook-owned designing software used to create the augmented reality (AR)...

High school sweethearts share their love story beyond high school

Amber and Samuel Chang (Class of 2005) are among the many high school sweethearts from Sunny Hills who eventually married and have a family. The two met as freshmen, and both were swim and water polo athletes as well as journalism students. Image used with permission from Amber Chang.

Gianne Veluz

March 17, 2020

The Accolade sought out as many former high school couples as possible through a post to the Sunny Hills Facebook alumni page and received nearly a dozen responses with marriages that have lasted as long as 50 years. Class of 1968 alumna Nancy Sundvold MacInnis posted a comment saying she met her husb...

Conoravirus threat cancels exchange program trip to South Korea for two juniors

A March 3 email from Nicolas Junior High teacher Leah Yamamoto telling the participants that the trip to South Korea been canceled.

Andrew Ngo

March 16, 2020

It could have been a trip to remember. Then, the coronavirus outbreak picked up speed in March, prompting the World Health Organization to declare COVID-19 a pandemic. A March 3 email from Nicholas Junior High teacher Leah Yamamoto, a coordinator for the Fullerton Sister City Association’s [FSCA...

As oldest student group on campus, Key Club aims to empower its members with service, leadership skills

Senior Jenny Lee listens a Lieutenant Governor Ali Orouji, the governor for region 3 division 4 South, during the regional training conference on October 12, 2019.

Alice Shin

March 11, 2020

It’s the oldest club at Sunny Hills. It was first founded on May 6, 1960. And it was awarded CNH District of Key Club International’s Club of the Year last school year. “[Our] goal is to raise money for our preferred charities,” said science teacher David Kim, who has been adviser of Ke...

Springing into fashion with cardigans, Nikes and headbands

Snappy-dresser senior Clara Hahm (left) poses in her trendy, spring outfit with a scarf scrunchie and cropped cardigan while senior Ruben Parker (middle) shows off his bucket hat and bulky chain necklaces and sophomore Elaine Chu (right) sports a skirt and crop top for a casual but put together look.

Hanna Oltman

March 10, 2020

Instead of neon tube tops and low-rise jeans, 2020 fashion means headbands and cargo pants. With the upcoming spring season, the fashion spotlight is shining on new styles, accessories and patterns as students start updating wardrobes and picking out what’s hot or not.  “As a fashion enthusiast myself, I think t...

YouTuber Salina Tjhan creates fandom animations for viewers

Junior Salina Tjhan offers a sneak peak on the behind of scenes of her new Spider-Man comic she hopes to upload on YouTube soon. Photo taken by Hope Li.

Hannah Yi

March 3, 2020

It all started in eighth grade when junior Salina Tjhan began her YouTube career with her first published video, “My Fun2draw Collection” on June 14, 2017 “My first video was drawings based off of a Youtuber, ‘Fun2draw’ by Mei Yu that I saw on my recommended page of YouTube,” Tjhan said....

Eco Club adds more color to its recycling plans

Eco Club members decorated marker donation boxes like this one in December. As of Feb. 7, they can be found in 15 classrooms, one box in every building section of the campus. For example in the 130s building, teachers and students can go to Room 137, art teacher Brian Wall’s class, to put their used markers inside. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra.

Alice Shin

February 18, 2020

Nearly two years ago, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] banned the storage of recyclables on all campuses and in classrooms. Citing concerns that recycling bins containing open plastic bottles with water still inside and aluminum cans with sugary liquid inside attract pests,...

Teen couples double tap into the digital age

Art by assistant graphics editor Karen Lee.

Charis Lee

February 14, 2020

Just as standards, cultures and mainstream trends have changed through the generations, so has dating.  Medieval acts of “courtship” have translated to modern-day “dating,” but are they the same?  Nowadays, teens of Generation Z—anyone born after 1997—have access to social media and technology, ...

2020 color of the year is a classic

The color-matching company, Pantone, has selected for its 2020 color of the year, Classic Blue. Two other well-known paint companies have also selected a similar shade of blue for their 2020 color of the year. Photo taken by Accolade feature editor Lira Jeong.

Sydnee Tallant

February 13, 2020

Sophomore Toni Lee’s favorite color is red.   “Red is really flattering to me,” Lee said. “I think it suits me the best when it comes to clothes.” Junior Kayla Vazquez agrees, though she prefers a darker shade, burgundy.  “The color also looks really nice on most people,” Vazq...

Group ‘flocks’ to aid homeless students in Fullerton Joint Union High School District

Fullerton’s Love of Orange County Kids, also known as FLOCK, has been raising money and accepting donations of school supplies, clothing and prom attire to support homeless students in the community. Art by Erin Lee.

Hanna Oltman

February 4, 2020

A man wearing tattered clothes while pushing around a shopping cart. A woman sleeping under a bridge with nothing but a stray dog to keep her warm. A man holding a sign on the side of the highway asking for spare change. These are the preconceived notions most people have of homelessness based on...

The Next Frontier: Sunny Hills science teachers weigh in on future of space exploration

In its fourth season,

Hannah Kim

January 24, 2020

The first step on the moon in 1969 was a “big step for mankind,” but an even bigger step could be looming in this new decade. People could even be populating other Milky Way planets — similar to “The Expanse,” a science-fiction television series about a future in which humanity has colonized...

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