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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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With user-inputted keywords such as robot and hand, two separate artificially intelligent websites produced the humanoid and palm images in under 20 seconds. The hand reaches out to the blue automation, offering its acceptance into an emerging world of technology.

AI revolution sparks technological advancements, student interest

Susie Kim, News Editor December 12, 2022

iPhone user: “Hey Siri, what is artificial intelligence?” Siri: “Here’s some information.”  Siri responds, providing one source from Apple’s built-in Siri Knowledge and two links from...

Advancements in artificial intelligence technology initiate changes in the entertainment industry. FN Meka, Holly Herndon and Darth Vader are just a few of the many examples of AI integration in music and film.

AI powers new age of talent

Irene Sheen, Special Sections Editor December 7, 2022

Neon green braids, face tattoos, gold chains and grillz — although he embodies the physical traits of a stereotypical American rapper, he is quite literally detached from the human world.  Powered...

Artificial intelligence-powered services, such as Grammarly and Mathway, have offered assistance but also methods for cheating. As a result, Sunny Hills staff and students express conflicting opinions about AIs application at school.

SUNNY OR SHADY?: Students, staff reflect on AI’s impact within education

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor December 5, 2022

Senior Simran Bimb types the last word of her admissions essay for the University of California. Without a moment of hesitation, she highlights her 350-word essay and turns to an assistant that has accompanied...

Within recent years, social media has facilitated drug transaction for the younger generations. The fentanyl crisis has been augmented by this method of drug purchase.

From streets to Snapchat, illicit drug dealers utilize social media to reach younger consumers

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2022

It takes a single pill, a mere 2-milligram dose of fentanyl to poison a user in seconds, leading to death, according to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA].  Sixteen-year-old Cooper...

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration published an online article Oct. 2, warning families of rainbow fentanyl. Distributed in bright candy-like forms, students share whether or not this drug will be an area of concern when celebrating this years Halloween.

Trick-or-Threat? Parents, students react to rainbow fentanyl and its influence on Halloween festivities

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor October 26, 2022

Recognized as the trademark of the Walt Disney Company’s first animated film — “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” — the poison apple is more than just a fictional idea, it's a generations-long...

The surge in accidental fentanyl overdoses among students underscores the need for an enhanced school-based drug education system.

Fentanyl-related deaths call for reform in the FJUHSD’s drug education program

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor October 25, 2022

From drug prevention speakers advocating for student abstinence to spirited quad activities encouraging mental well-being, Sunny Hills once fueled efforts against the adolescent drug-abuse epidemic.   As...

Dr. Maria Bolshakova just finished her PhD in Health Behavior Research from USC. One of her studies utilized qualitative interviews with drug-users, including some perspectives on fentanyl.

8 Questions answered by drug expert Maria Bolshakova who offers input on recent rise in fentanyl poisoning

Hannah Lee, Opinion Editor October 24, 2022

1. What is your name and what are you studying? My name is Maria Bolshakova, and I just received my PhD in Health Behavior Research from the University of Southern California. My research and dissertation...

With a rise in fentanyl-related deaths across the Los Angeles Unified School District, students feel concern for drug-laced Halloween treats and SH administrators disclose new campus procedures to keep students safe.

SPOILED SWEETS: SH administrators respond to fentanyl overdose cases

Susie Kim, News Editor October 20, 2022

Following at least seven fentanyl-related overdoses in the Los Angeles Unified School District [LAUSD] and one death in Fullerton, Sunny Hills administrators hold concerns and implement additional safety...

In light of the May 24 Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, law enforcement workers should take more proactive measures to ensure safe learning environments.

Safety comes with cautious, mindful law enforcement

Hannah Lee, Opinion Editor September 21, 2022

Despite a pledge to integrally serve and protect its people, the Uvalde Police Department has failed to do exactly that. The officers at the Uvalde, Texas school shooting on May 24 might as well have...

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Fullerton Police officer Gene Valencia makes an effort to engage with students, staff while on campus.

New school resource officer aims to bring an active presence among students, staff

Aiden Park, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 19, 2022

First one here, last to leave. This is the new School Resource Officer [SRO] Gene Valencia’s motto based on his main duty.  “I want to be here first before [students] get here because I want...

The Uvalde school massacre in Texas on May 24 among other school shootings calls attention to campus safety measures. Meanwhile, Sunny Hills alongside the Fullerton Joint Union High School District aim to re-evaluate its current guidelines.

RESPONSE TO UVALDE SHOOTING: Fullerton Joint Union High School District creates new school safety position, SH seeks to hire a fourth campus supervisor

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor September 17, 2022

Sunny Hills underwent an uncommon lockdown in 2019 — its most recent — when Fullerton Police Dispatch received a call regarding two armed males roaming near the campus with  “long rifles” or “BB...

The Accolade feature editor senior Divya Bharadwaj sells handmade lip balms from her small business, Didi Balms, at a local farmers market.

A supply chain’s monetary impact on my small business

Divya Bharadwaj , Feature Editor May 10, 2022

I opened my phone to a new order from a customer — two rose and one vanilla flavored lip balm. While packing the order, I realized that one lip balm was missing. I usually have 10 lip balms of each...

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