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Joining The Accolade helped me discover who I am — literally

Joining The Accolade helped me discover who I am -- literally
Sydnee Tallant November 15, 2020

Japanese= 16%  “Wow that’s a surprise!” my mom asked while staring at my DNA results on my computer screen. “It probably came from your side, but I did not expect that!” I respond.  European-German,...

To mute or unmute our Zoom video screens; let’s try the latter

As Sunny Hills High School continues to use Zoom and other video conferencing platforms during the coronavirus pandemic, staff writer Nevya Patel writes, some students opt to boldly turn on their cameras while others still remain reluctant to reveal their faces.
Nevya Patel November 12, 2020

Since the coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of live classroom instruction in mid-March and teachers resorted to distance learning and Zoom or Google Meet sessions, I usually muted my video screen...

My new club helps GIVE back with meaningful experiences and service opportunities

During the STEM session on Feb. 7, then-sophomore Minjeong Kim (left) explains the directions of the match activity to one of her students. Even though in-person tutoring cannot take place now because of the coronavirus pandemic, GIVE club members can still offer one-to-one tutoring services via Zoom.
Minjeong Kim November 8, 2020

I never thought about starting a club at Sunny Hills. Though I’m involved in sports (I’ve been a junior varsity tennis player for almost three years), accumulated my community service hours for...

King for a day: We need to work to put out these fires

An artist's interpretation of the writer and his comments on the environment.
Tyler Pak November 3, 2020

This is the fifth and final part of a series of stories written by five of Accolade‘s top editors as if they were to be “Kings for a day” — all of which originally appeared in the “Photo Finish”...

Returning to class: choosing the right choice

Returning to class: choosing the right choice
November 2, 2020

With the transition to hybrid learning beginning November 2, two reporters argue the good and the bad of the education system's "new normal."

King for a day: Let’s re-ignite Lady Liberty’s torch

An artist's interpretation of the writer and his thoughts on immigration.
Elijah Jhee November 2, 2020

This is the fourth part of a series of stories written by five of Accolade's top editors as if they were to be "Kings for a day" — all of which originally appeared in the "Photo Finish" special section,...

Distance learning is the new norm; Cohort C would secure my health and that of my family

An artist's rendition of the writer avoiding possible risks by remaining in cohort c.
Alice Lee November 1, 2020

As I scrolled through Instagram stories this summer, all I saw on my feed were polls from students in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District asking whether their viewers chose Cohort A/B or Cohort...

King for a day: Defund the police

An artist's interpretation of the writer and his thoughts on police brutality.
Andrew Ngo November 1, 2020

This is the third part of a series of stories written by five of Accolade's top editors as if they were to be "Kings for a day" — all of which originally appeared in the "Photo Finish" special section,...

King for a day: Colleges must lessen tuition cost

An artist's interpretation of the writer and her thoughts on higher education.
Rebecca Choi October 31, 2020

This is the second part of a series of stories written by five of Accolade's top editors as if they were to be "kings for a day" — all of which originally appeared in the "Photo Finish" special section,...

No on Prop. 18: 17-year-olds lack essential voting experience

Grace Johnson October 31, 2020

2020 — the year with perhaps the most important presidential election ever. But that will not be the only important measure on the ballot — California Proposition 18 [Prop 18] awaits voters. Prop...

King for a day: ‘Eat the rich’

An artist's interpretation of the writer and her thoughts on socioeconomic issues in America.
Annie Bang October 30, 2020

This is the first part of a series of stories written by five of Accolade's top editors as if they were to be "Kings for a day" — all of which originally appeared in the "Photo Finish" special section,...

Staff editorial: When it comes to after school sports practices, Sunny Hills needs to take lead in notifying all stakeholders of potential COVID-19 exposures

Football players train while socially distanced June 23 before an athlete encounter with COVID-19 shut down practices two months later.
The Accolade Editorial Board October 28, 2020

The Accolade’s editorial board count: 12 approve of the idea for school officials to send out emails any time a report about a possible COVID-19 infection occurs and 4 believe emails should only be sent...

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