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Class of ‘23 gets new Lenovo Chromebook models; sophomores and upperclassmen to keep using Acers

Librarian technician Laura Prompongsatorn scans one of the new Lenovo model Chromebooks on Aug. 13 in the school library. The Chromebooks were distributed to freshmen at the beginning of the school year. (Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake)

Aaliyah Magana

September 24, 2019

After three years of issuing Acer Chromebooks used by the graduating senior class to incoming freshmen, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District has decided to provide brand new Lenovo devices to incoming ninth-graders for all campuses.  “I was kind of jealous because I’ve had the same [Acer] Chro...

Fox 11’s Good Day LA to broadcast video segment Sept. 19 of only male performer on Sunny Hills’ Dance Production team

Dance Production team member sophomore David Burn (left) sits down for his first professional media interview Sept. 3 with Fox 11's Megan Colarossi, co-host of Good Morning LA. As the only male performer on Sunny Hills' Dance Production, Burn will be featured in Colarossi's

Megan Shin

September 18, 2019

This story was updated Sept. 19 to show the actual air time of the "School Standouts" segment on Fox 11's Good Day LA program. As the only male member of Sunny Hills’ Dance Production [DP] team, sophomore David Burn will be featured Friday, Sept. 19, in a segment on Fox 11’s morning news program. ...

67 campus groups participate in annual Club Rush

Students sign up for the Junior States of America club. (Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra)

Chloe Lee

September 17, 2019

It was three days in the quad at break with students shouting, waving posters and offering free candy such as Jolly Ranchers, Dum Dums and Snickers. The first day -- Aug. 27 -- featured 20 student clubs. Two days later, the school’s annual Club Rush continued Aug. 29-30 with 22 clubs on the second day an...

College and Career Center opens to students, parents

College and Career Center’s guidance and counseling technician Evelyn Casillas (center) helps a student and parent gain information on the college application process. (Photo by Accolade photo editor Megan Shin)

Tyler Pak

September 11, 2019

After a 10-year absence, the College and Career Center has reopened in Room 2 so students and their parents can seek advice on post-high school options as well as find out how to obtain work permits for any part-time jobs.  “We want to help kids open doors for themselves post high school,” princ...

Oink, oink; Sunny Hills agriculture’s Astro the pig wins Grand Champion title at OC Fair

Sophomore Samantha Stanfill holds the ribbons she won after her pig Astro notched the top prize of Grand Champion Market Hog at the Orange County Fair over the summer.  Image posted with permission from Samantha Mejia.

Hanna Oltman

August 29, 2019

For the first time in 18 years, the Sunny Hills Agriculture Department won the top prize of Grand Champion Market Hog over the summer at the Orange County Fair with its 295-pound pig, Astro.  “I didn’t know how to feel; I didn’t really believe it until my friends came over and hugged me,...

Aug. 27 Back-to-School Night changes for parents include new locations for drama, choir, band classes

Like last year's drum line presentation in the quad during Back-to-School Night, this section of the Lancer Regiment will perform again Aug. 27 in the quad before parents visit their children's teachers. (Accolade File Photo)

Michelle Buckley

August 27, 2019

Because of ongoing construction to the Performing Arts Center [PAC], parents who want to visit their children’s drama, choir, and band classes will have to go to different locations on campus during Back-to-School Night Aug. 27. “Parents will meet me in the cafeteria where we are having class...

Students who took Aug. 24 SAT discuss College Board’s new adversity score

Art done by graphics editor Erin Lee.

Hannah Kim

August 27, 2019

On Aug. 27 after this story was posted, The Accolade learned that the College Board has on the same day decided to drop the adversity score report and will replace it with something called "Landscape." According to the College Board, this new index will be visible for colleges and students who take the SAT...

Senior event moves up two months from October to August to curb 12th-graders from ditching classes

The Class of 2016 seniors gather in the quad early in the morning to watch a movie. Back then before the jumbotron in the squad, the ASB had to set up a screen in front of the steps of the quad for the movie to be projected there for students to watch. (Accolade File Photo)

Rebecca Choi

August 21, 2019

To prevent another year of 12th-graders purposely skipping school either after attending Senior Sunrise on an October morning or not coming at all, the ASB has decided to move the traditional event two months earlier to this coming Thursday. “Students took advantage of it being on a Friday in October,...

Charge it! Students can now pay for stag dances with a credit card

The Sunny Hills Webstore offers Lancers a chance to use a credit card to buy a

Lauren Kim

August 16, 2019

Students interested in going to all three stag dances this school year but don’t have cash on hand can now pay using a credit card. Credit card purchases can be done by going to the Sunny Hills website, sunnyhills.net, and then clicking on the “SHHS Webstore,” which is directly next to the sea...

Link Crew welcomes 500 freshmen in gym

Senior Link Crew leader Aimee Park helps two students find their name tags during the Aug. 6 orientation (Image posted with permission from Julia Hur).

Elijah Jhee

August 16, 2019

This story was updated Aug. 31 with additional information from other freshmen. In its third year at Sunny Hills, Link Crew organized a freshman orientation Aug. 6 at the gym to help incoming students adjust to Lancer life and the campus. “We want to connect freshmen with upperclassmen to make the...

$4.5 million PAC modernization expected to finish next February, officials say

A worker continues construction on the first day of school inside the closed Performing Arts Center. He was working on a part of the stage during a tour that principal Allen Whitten gave to two Accolade staff members. Photo by Accolade news editor Tyler Pak.

Hope Li

August 16, 2019

While the Performing Arts Center [PAC] remains closed for remodeling until at least February, the programs that use it during the school year have had to adjust to new locations ranging from Buena Park High School’s theater building to the cafeteria. “Things are always changing, but [it’s] their...

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