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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

An artists rendition of the path in a college admission race between a privileged and unprivileged student.

A fair shot: affirmative action helps marginalized groups succeed

Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor January 17, 2023

You are on your way home after a long day at school. You think back at how you did not understand the math lesson today, but you know you will be fine. Your private tutor can explain it to you. You...

Juniors Karen Huang (left) and Susie Kim make final adjustments to their Scrambler, which consists of an energy propulsion system and vehicle, before the eight-minute time limit to test the device at the Great Oak Science Olympiad Invitational Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Great Oak High School Performing Art Center in Temecula. Huang and Kim placed sixth in this category.

Reviving my Science Olympiad spirit after my first in-person competition in over two years

Susie Kim, News Editor January 9, 2023

February 15, 2020. That was the day my middle school Science Olympiad team placed fifth at the Orange County Regional competition, qualifying us for the Southern California state tournament. It also...

Anna May Wong was a trail-blazer for Asian-American representation in the American media. She continues her legacy through a 25-cent U.S. coin.

Anna May Wong coins the term ‘Asian American pioneer’

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2022

From the onset of her career, Anna May Wong refused to tread lightly. The Chinese-American film star, with over 60 works under her name, challenged the stereotypical roles offered to her by the American...

Learning from experience: student teaching cultivates better teachers

Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor October 26, 2022

“Good morning, class.” That was the greeting I had grown accustomed to three years ago whenever I walked into my freshman World History class. Yet this time, in February, a fresh, new tone welcomed...

Teachers, don’t let student teachers outshine you

Stacy Kim, Staff Reporter October 26, 2022

As the student teacher sets up his phone to record himself educating my sophomore Algebra 2 Honors class to submit for college credit, my peers and I awkwardly unpacked the notes our teacher told us to...

Staff Editorial: Teachers take a distraction free environment too far

Staff Editorial: Teachers take a distraction free environment too far

The Accolade Editorial Board October 19, 2022

The Accolade Editorial Board count: 8 consider phone pockets are only acceptable during tests, 5 agree that teachers can use the pockets at their own discretion. The chime of a phone lingers in the...

Sophomore Seowon Han works on the point-of-sale system during her Sunday, Sept. 25 morning shift at Tous Les Jours Fullerton.

Bidding adieu to my part-time job at Tous Les Jours

Seowon Han, Copy Editor October 12, 2022

A part-time, paid job at the age of 15. While that seems unusual, it allowed me to achieve one of my goals for my freshman year of high school: get job experience over the summer before my sophomore...

Senior Henry Lee takes a BeReal at the beach with his friends Sept. 24.

How I manage to ‘BeFake’ on the app BeReal

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2022

BeReal, the app meant to authentically represent users, fails to do just what the whole purpose of the platform is meant for — capture random, unfiltered and “real” moments of time once a day. Prompting...

Andrew Tate’s flagrant disrespect for women appalls the internet

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...

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