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April 14: COVID-19, I’m not going to let you ruin the rest of my senior year

Art by Accolade assistant graphics editor Karen Lee

Michelle Buckley

April 14, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit some of your experiences, please email us at [email protected] Dear COVID-...

How I spent my time waiting for college admissions

How I spent my time waiting for college admissions

Andrew Hong

April 14, 2020

Underclassmen and juniors may envy the seniors, assuming that our senior year is the easiest of them all. However, that belief is far from true.  The biggest impediment every senior faces is balancing time to complete college applications with academics and social life. To put it simply, it i...

April 4: Why losing the chance to compete at Science Olympiad states feels worse than not qualifying at all

Freshman Maggie Kho (left) and junior Hannah Kim take a practice Codebusters test Feb. 14 at Kho’s house after school, working on improving their decrypting skills together on a timed-bonus question to prepare for the regional Science Olympiad competition the next day. Though the Sunny Hills team made history in being the school's first squad to advance to the Southern California state tournament, the April 4 competition was canceled a month ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Image posted with permission from Anika Madan.

Hannah Kim

April 4, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit some of your experiences, please email us at [email protected] We — the S...

March 15: COVID-19 panic leaves several shelves of Amerige Heights Town Center’s Target empty

While on an errand to buy cat food and a lock at Fullerton's Amerige Heights Town Center Target, Accolade co-sports editor Annie Bang and her mother noticed on March 15 several empty shelves that used to contain water bottles, canned goods and other snacks. Photo taken by Accolade co-sports editor Annie Bang.

Annie Bang

March 26, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit some of your experiences, please email us at  [email protected] Two days af...

March 20: How the cancellation of Pilipino Culture Night because of COVID-19 pandemic hurts like the loss of a family member

Because the Fullerton Joint Union High School District has extended school closure to May 1 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Bayanihan Club leaders have decided to cancel April's Pilipino Culture Night in the Performing Arts Center. Sunny Hills students will not be able to see club members perform on stage like they did April 20, 2019, in the PAC. Image used with permission from the Bayanihan Club

Gianne Veluz

March 21, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit some of your experiences, please email us at  [email protected] This mornin...

Senior year doesn’t get easier after getting college acceptance letters

As college acceptance letters are rolling in for Accolade feature editor Lira Jeong, she is struggling to figure out what major to settle on. Art by Accolade assistant graphics editor Karen Lee

Lira Jeong

March 21, 2020

“Congratulations! We are pleased to offer you admission …” As I was reading this on March 7, I sighed with relief. I finally received the assurance that I have the option of going to a college of my choice. Unfortunately, all the anxiety and stress didn’t disappear after one letter. As...

March 18: Son of a glitch; how my first day of distance learning went

Accolade staff writer junior Hope Li joins the Google Meet that her fourth period Advanced Placement U.S. History teacher, David Wilde, set up. Like Li, many Sunny Hills students experienced WiFi and online app connection issues on the first day of distance learning. Photo taken by Accolade adviser Tommy Li.

Hope Li

March 19, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is the second of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit some of your experiences, please email us at [email protected] ...

March 19: COVID-19 ‘Reasons Why’ working part-time during national crisis scares me and cuts off a big part of my income

On its Instagram page @giantramensushi, the restaurant announced March 19 that it will only take to-go and delivery orders and will close the building to prevent dine-in customers from coming inside in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Such a response will also impact part-time student workers there since many of them depend on tips from customers as part of their income.

Alex Park

March 19, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit some of your experiences, please email us at  [email protected] “Here are...

Coronavirus crisis: SH alumna recounts chaotic reactions to Stanford shutdown and the challenge of online learning

After Stanford University shut down its campus to students earlier this month, Class of 2019 valedictorian Camryn Pak and her peers have had to resort to distance learning, which Sunny Hills students started doing Wednesday, March 18. Like many SH students, Pak communicates with her Stanford professors through Zoom, an app used for online video meetings. Photo taken by Accolade news editor Tyler Pak

Camryn Pak

March 17, 2020

It was just another Friday night at my freshman dorm. My friend Kristina and I were dressing up for The Stanford Daily’s “Special D” — a campus tradition in the form of a dinner party — to celebrate the launch of our winter quarter magazine.  Our plan was to de-stress before finals by en...

March 16: What it’s like to be allowed to return to campus to pick up my school lunch

Because the campus has been closed down this week until March 30 after spring break, Sunny Hills students who are on a free or reduced, federal government lunch plan can pick up their to-go, bagged lunches outside the Performing Arts Center between 10 a.m. and noon. Look for the black and gold Lancers color tent. Photo taken by Accolade staff writer Aaliyah Magana

Aaliyah Magana

March 17, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is the first of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit some of your experiences, please email us at [email protected] ...

Staff Editorial: With the campus closed to students until March 30, thank goodness we have a news website to keep us connected and informed

The 2019-2020 Accolade staff with its sixth-place Best of Show award for its first issue of the year titled,

Alex Park

March 15, 2020

A message from The Accolade editorial board: If COVID-19 happened just two years ago, The Accolade would have had to wait until students can return to campus for our staff to publish any articles related to this pandemic in our print product. With the school shut down for a week before spring ...

Unlicensed to drive; how I learned It’s worth starting driver’s ed early

Art by assistant graphics editor Karen Lee.

Isaac Choi

March 15, 2020

I am currently 16 years old and will be turning 17 by March 27, and I have no driving experience whatsoever -- no learner’s permit or driver’s license. Nothing. I have recently noticed many of my same-age peers finishing their driver’s education requirement and working toward earning or...

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