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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...

Back then a junior, Class of 2019’s Minji Kim dresses up with her peers to celebrate being the lone upperclassmen on campus the Monday before final exams start since the seniors have finished their school year and are getting ready for graduation. This traditional event, also known as “Junior Takeover,” will not be held Monday, May 24, because of the coronavirus pandemic in which many juniors are still choosing to learn from home.

Traditional event in which juniors come to campus dressed in formal attire on Monday before final exams start canceled for second straight year because of coronavirus pandemic

Dominique Chang May 24, 2021

For a second straight year, the Associated Student Body [ASB] will not be organizing the traditional “Junior Takeover” in which rising seniors come to school on the first day of final exam week dressed...

A group participates in an unofficial Paper
Toss today in the quad after school.

Seniors to get free breakfast burritos, pick up grad tickets on May 25 event

Dominique Chang and Alice Shin May 21, 2021

To ensure that COVID-19 health and safety protocols are followed, school officials have combined some traditional, end-of-the-year senior activities into a free one scheduled for May 25. Called “Senior...

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...

Then-freshman Roy Datuin smiles with black and gold balloons at the 2019 Lancer Awards in Fullerton Union High School’s auditorium. Datuin won a Lancer Award in the math department.

School officials organize ‘Night in Hollywood’-themed Lancer Awards to be held May 19 for the first time after school in the quad

Sydney Lee May 17, 2021

Traditionally held in the Fullerton Auditorium, Lancer Awards night will occur May 19 on campus after school, administrators said. “I am excited to be able to acknowledge our amazing students in person,”...

Upon entering the iSierra Online Academy website, viewers can see buttons with titles and slideshow of photos. The website provides information about the courses, programs, staff, enrollment and more.

So far, many in Cohort C plan to return to campus in the fall instead of choosing to learn from home through iSierra Online Academy

Katie Lee May 17, 2021

Many Sunny Hills students who have opted against returning for live instruction this school year during the COVID-19 pandemic plan to come back in the fall for five days a week instead of continuing with...

The Sunny Hills and Brea Olinda robotics team, along with principal Allen Whitten (top right corner of the group) and a few firefighters held the care packages that were delivered to the frontline workers on Jan. 18, Jan. 20 and Jan. 22 for their service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fullerton, Brea robotic teams give back to local frontline workers

Yeihn Lee May 14, 2021

Many in the Sunny Hills and Brea Olinda robotics team are usually on target when estimating how much time it would take to complete any of their projects.  To complete a new game called Milling Mania...

Senior Jessica Garcia demonstrates CPR chest compressions on one of her stuffed animals as a replacement for a dummy. Like all seniors, Garcia had to video record her practicing hands only CPR and submit the video for review by assistant principal Hilda Arredondo to fulfill a state-mandated graduation requirement.

Only a few seniors left in danger of not being able to graduate for failing to fulfill state-mandated CPR training assignment, school officials say

Ashley Han May 9, 2021

This story was updated May 12 to include an updated figure for how many seniors still need to fulfill the CPR requirement. As of mid-May, 13 of 547 enrolled Sunny Hills seniors are in danger of not...

The Accolade's Feb. 19 (left) and March 13 issues received Top 10 recognition in a recent Best of Show contest sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association during a virtual spring journalism convention in April.

2 Accolade issues earn Top 10 recognition in National Scholastic Press Association’s Best of Show contests

Susie Kim May 8, 2021

The Accolade placed third at the Spring National High School Journalism Convention's Best of Show contest for Tabloid newspapers, 16 pages or fewer, with the Feb. 19 “Broken Boundaries” issue and eighth...

Choreographed by Shana Ned, Dance Production filmed its video performance Feb. 23 in the parking lot behind Fullerton’s Amerige Heights Town Center. Titled “Forever Changed,” the video garnered the most votes for a group during the virtual March 12 Quadshow sponsored by the Conservatory of the Fine Arts.

ASB earns $500 from ‘Got Talent’ fundraiser

Henry Lee May 6, 2021

A video performance from Sunny Hills High School’s Dance Production [DP] was named one of the winning entries in the April 23 “Got Talent” district fundraiser, organizers said. DP’s video recording,...

The revised state social distancing guideline from six to three feet has brought back a sense of normalcy for students who have chosen to come to campus for live instruction four days a week except on Wednesdays. Many are gathering in small groups like this on Tuesday, May 4, during break. Masks, however, are still required, though not while students are eating or drinking a beverage.

Change in COVID-19 social distancing from six to three feet could bring back some traditional events for semester’s end

Daniel Kong May 4, 2021

The story was updated with quotes from the Associated Student Body. With the state’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s [CDC] decision to shrink the social distancing guidelines in half...

Majority opt for home setting for Advanced Placement test

Majority opt for home setting for Advanced Placement test

Yeihn Lee April 30, 2021

Upon finding out that the College Board will offer students online and on-campus testing options for the 2021 Advanced Placement [AP] exams, normally only in May, many students lean toward taking them...

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