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My fellowship with the California Democratic Party teaches me a lot about the problems COVID-19 has caused for elderly volunteers

Krishna Thaker December 6, 2020

“OK, so what is this Google Chrome, and why do I need it to start making calls? Will it disconnect me from the Zoom if I switch tabs?” she frantically asked while squinting at the screen.  “Don’t...

Volunteering in political campaigns has been an invaluable experience

Daniel Kong December 6, 2020

On the morning of June 7, I checked an email that my father had forwarded to me. The subject read, “David Ryu Campaign - Internships.” I remembered hearing that name somewhere, but I wasn’t sure...

After runner-up finish at the Ojai Tennis Tournaments, four-star tennis recruit aims big for his upcoming season

Sophomore Carson Lee hits a forehand in the 64 consolation round at the USTA Boys’ 14 and Boys 12’ National Championships in June of 2018.
Rachel Yun December 3, 2020

Then eighth-grader Carson Lee took his first big step of his high school tennis career in April 2019 when he played in the Boys 14 and under division at the Ojai Tennis Tournament, one of the oldest and...

Sophomore tennis all-star feels excited to compete in the upcoming season after losing most of his first to the pandemic

Sophomore Owen Taylor smashes a serve at the San Juan Courts during practice.
Rachel Yun December 3, 2020

He’s played in front of his coach, his family and his friends — but never has a former No. 1 ranked tennis player. Or at least that was the case until sophomore Owen Taylor took the court against...

Hybrid offers healthier option

Hannah Kim November 2, 2020

As the beginning of the semester started with distance learning, online lessons and constant video chatting prove that “real” life cannot be replicated through a screen. Online learning started...

Blended bursts safe bubble

Charis Lee November 2, 2020

A blend of distance and in-person learning isn’t the best recipe for a successful school year. Although school communities are adopting three phases to return to campus, distance learning is the best...

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...

The Accolade‘s Best of SNO-winning stories

The Accolade's Best of SNO-winning stories
October 22, 2020

This year, The Accolade partnered with School Newspapers Online Sites [SNO] to bring a remodeled and revamped website after two years with WordPress. Among other new features that we'll continue to...

Meeting out the differences: Google’s much simplified features top Zoom

Hannah Kim September 5, 2020

Last semester, as our school suddenly transitioned into online learning in mid-March, only two of my seven teachers frequently used Zoom as their main form of video meetings with students. Of the others,...

Zoom’s ranked No. 1 among certain users for a reason

Rebecca Choi September 5, 2020

Ranked No. 1 in the business category and 4.5 out of five stars from over a million ratings in the App Store, Zoom is the newest, tech-savviest educational platform for our stay-at-home, COVID-19 times. In...

Homecoming postponed until February, stag dances canceled

Homecoming princess Rachel Kim (left), escorted by Kenji Williams (both Class of 2020), celebrate their walk around the gym during the 2019 ASB-organized assembly. Because football got postponed to the spring semester of 2021, the ASB has decided to move its traditional fall homecoming events to the week of Feb. 9.
Anthony Keem September 2, 2020

This story was updated at 1:45 p.m. Sept. 2 with an additional student quote. Despite canceled stag dances and assemblies this semester because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Associated Student Body...

Sunny Hills sports delayed until end of 2020 given spread of COVID-19 cases

Defensive back rising junior Dane Soaper kneels while stretching following a June 23 practice on the Sunny Hills baseball field. The SH football team had been preparing to defend its 2019 CIF-SS Division 8 title when the Orange County Department of Education opened schools for sports summer workout sessions but now must wait until January 2021 to play under Friday night lights again.
Andrew Ngo, Kristima Aryal, and Grace Johnson July 23, 2020

On March 12, the Sunny Hills boys volleyball team walked out of the SH gym with a 3-0 victory over Artesia, the Lancers’ first best-of-five set win in its inaugural season. It would also be the last...

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