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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

Andrew Tate’s flagrant disrespect for women appalls the internet

Chloe Chun, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor September 30, 2022

Andrew Tate, a streamer with millions of followers and billions of views on social media, perfectly personifies the misogynistic and abusive ideals of the 19th century while using 21st-century technology...

An artists rendition of the image of a true clean girl — minimal makeup and jewelry, pale and clear skin and slicked-back hair.

The toxicities of becoming a ‘clean girl’: TikTok trend rips women of color of their culture

Irene Sheen, Special Sections Editor September 20, 2022

For the past few years, the social media platform TikTok has proved to be a powerhouse of trends ranging from one-pan feta pasta recipes to coquette fashion aesthetics.   Garnering over 650 million...

Staff Editorial: School administrators deserve praise for shifting drill schedule to add in a break afterward

Staff Editorial: School administrators deserve praise for shifting drill schedule to add in a break afterward

The Accolade Editorial Board September 19, 2022

The 2022-2023 Accolade editorial board unanimously agrees with the Sunny Hills administration’s decision to alter the drill schedule to third or fifth period, which allows lunch or break to follow a...

Once a journalist, always an activist

Once a journalist, always an activist

Krishna Thaker, Special Sections Editor May 31, 2022

Growing up, the fact that the United States Constitution protects all citizens from cruel and unusual punishment never did stop my Asian immigrant parents from constructing the most creative ways to discipline...

Senior Rida Zar and members of her family pray at the shrine of Bibi Masuma during a trip to Iran in March.

Trip to Iran opened my eyes to my heritage

Rida Zar, Opinion Editor May 27, 2022

Walking down the steps of the airplane with shaky steps and onto Irani soil for the first time, I couldn’t help but think, “How did I get here?” I’d always been someone who loved to travel and...

Reporter’s notebook: A reflection on my journey as a journalist

Reporter’s notebook: A reflection on my journey as a journalist

Michelle Sheen, Editor-in-Chief May 27, 2022

I stood behind a line of students, two quarters clinking in the palm of my hand. As I drew nearer to the front of the line, I felt a rush of excitement — the same kind I feel on Christmas mornings...

The Accolade helped me hit a home run

The Accolade helped me hit a home run

Nevya Patel, News Editor May 27, 2022

I sat in my interview chair with my hands covering my mouth to withhold a scream. The Angels Scholar interview board just gave me the news that would change the next four years of my life. I was...

‘IB’elieved in my future

‘IB’elieved in my future

Divya Bharadwaj, Feature Editor May 27, 2022

Looking back at the past four years of high school, I’m proud of everything that I have accomplished, and I am eternally grateful for my teachers and friends who have helped me along the way.  Juggling...

The Sunny Hills boys volleyball team wins the Division 5 CIF-SS championship title May 14 after sweeping Carpinteria High School 3-0 at Long Beach City College.

It all started with a yellow index card: Win CIF

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief May 27, 2022

I remember writing down my personal and team goals on a yellow index card four months ago in January before practice as instructed by my volleyball coach – something we had never done before. I wrote,...

Learning to make a difference

Learning to make a difference

Rida Zar, Opinion Editor May 27, 2022

Growing up, we’re often told how impactful our voices are. That we should be the change we want to see and that anything is possible if we put our minds to it. But realistically, I never believed it...

Pursuing my lifelong dream through The Accolade

Pursuing my lifelong dream through The Accolade

Grace Johnson, Web Managing Editor May 27, 2022

When I was a little girl, all I ever wanted to be was a dolphin trainer at SeaWorld. It was my dream, at that time, to just dance in the water with them all day and put on shows for people. But I soon...

Actor Ji-soo Kim from the K-pop all-girls band, Blackpink (left), glances at Jung Hae-in, who plays the character of a North Korean spy named Lim Su-ho in Disney+s Snowdrop. The episodic series was DIsney+s first Korean drama to be released on its streaming platform earlier this year and exemplifies the South Korean approach to addressing relationships known as mildang.

It’s called mildang, and that’s what keeps me hooked on K-dramas

Esther Oh, Staff Reporter May 18, 2022

Though I grew up in a fairly traditional Korean household, I didn’t join my culture’s TV/movie drama fan base until my friends persuaded me to watch one in the seventh grade.  My first K-drama...

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