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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, three of them recorded their lessons and two utilized Google Meet to teach. This surprised me ...

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 response to the global pandemic that caused the closure of all Fullerton Joint Union High Sch...

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 [ASB] will push ahead with virtual events and a goal toward holding homecoming next spring in al...

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 match involving an SH varsity squad until December at the earliest.  After a July 6 letter from ...

With spring sports season abruptly axed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so goes any chances of virtual or in-person banquets for teams

Then-sophomores pose for a picture at the 2019 Track & Field banquet last May in the Sunny Hills quad. Photo used with permission from Ella Eseigbe. 

Grace Johnson

May 27, 2020

Tacos sizzling on the grill in the Sunny Hills quad while student athletes sit at tables chit chatting; then the lights go off. The jumbotron suddenly lights up with a slideshow in dedication to all of the seniors on the softball team. Second baseman and outfielder, then-junior Izzy Pena, observe...

May 26: COVID-19 drops a balm on my small business

Sophomore Divya Bharadwaj shows the various flavors of her lip balm products. Her Didi Balms has come to a halt like several non-essential ones statewide because of the novel coronavirus crisis, but Bharadwaj is hoping to keep her business afloat through online sales. Image posted with permission from Kiran Bharadwaj.

Divya Bharadwaj

May 27, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns about students’ 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] I have been running my...

Slider Archive 2019-2020 Part 3

Megan Shin

February 13, 2020

Sunny Hills vs Notre Dame (Football) Dancing with the Staff (Rehearsal) Sunny Hills vs Trabuco Hills (Football) Sunny Hills vs San Marcos (CIF Finals for Football) Dancing with the Staff  Last Christmas Open House Sunny Hills vs La Habra (Wrestling) Sunny ...

Slider Archive 2019-2020 Part 2

Megan Shin

February 12, 2020

Theater Performance Football Halloween Props Tiger Mosquitoes October 31 School Lockdown COFA Fall Festival Halloween Costume Dress Up Sunny Hills vs Tustin Frozen 2 ...

Slider Archive for 2019-2020 Part 1

Megan Shin

February 7, 2020

Sticker OC Auto Show 2019-2020 Homecoming Link Crew Agriculture Competition Sunny Hills vs Yorba Linda Club Rush PAC Renovations Back to School Assembly Part 1 Back to School Assembly Part 2 ...

Video Archives 2018-2020

Emily Choi

February 4, 2020

College Career Center The Accolade B.T.S (2018-2019) Haunted House (17th Door) -- Halloween  The Lyceum's new renovations Star Wars: Rise of the Teachers 2019-2020 Homecoming (Lost in Neverland) ...

Why do we have a Staff Editorial?

Andrew Hong

September 27, 2019

—Many readers of our newspaper may take a glance at the staff editorial story and skip past its content without much thought. Those who do thoroughly read our newspaper may question why we created the staff editorial and chose to keep it rather than replacing it with stories that are more informa...

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