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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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New computer science teacher Sonya Joyce instructs freshman Adrian Rodriguez about using the “println” statement to output the code correctly during her third period Coding and Gaming class in Room 44 Sept. 14.
HAPPY RETURNS: Former site tech starts first year as Sunny Hills’ computer science and coding and gaming teacher
Susie Kim, News Editor • September 21, 2022

Named Sunny Hills classified employee of the year for the 2017-2018 school year. Nominated for the Above and Beyond Award from the Special...

Senior Connor Lew holds up the backpack hes been wearing to school since the fall semester started.
UNPACKING A TIKTOK TREND: 'SENIOR YEAR BABY' video inspires students to reconnect with childhood characters like Lightning McQueen, Hello Kitty
Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter • September 20, 2022

It started off July 28, 2021 with a TikTok video.  Captioned “SENIOR YEAR BABY,” the 18-second clip begins with what appears to be a...

FROM SONORA TO SUNNY
FROM SONORA TO SUNNY
Jaimie Chun and Hannah Lee September 19, 2022

New assistant principal Heather Bradley from Sonora High School works on athletic clearances in her Room 6 office on Thursday, Aug. 18. Bradley replaces Hilda Arredondo, who accepted an administrative position at La Habra High School.
KICK STARTER: New assistant principal Heather Bradley brings a field of experience in sports, teaching
Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor • September 19, 2022

Socks pulled up and shin guards secured. Players’ feet entangled and hands kept away from the ball. The turf field surrounded by spectators’...

Assistant principal of Pupil Services Katie Wright works in her new office at the beginning of the school year after coming from Sonora High School, where she had served as an administrator for four years. Some of her favorite sayings like NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED,” “I LITERALLY CAN’T EVEN” and “LIVING THE DREAM” are also displayed to her left on the window sill.
‘LIVING THE DREAM’: Fifth-year administrator Katie Wright motivated by sayings and her Snickerdoodle
Hannah Lee, Opinion Editor • September 19, 2022
Quest’Bridges’ my pathway into higher education
Quest’Bridges’ my pathway into higher education
Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor • September 15, 2022
New World Language teacher Cindy Ruiz passes out papers to her fourth period Spanish 1 class on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Ruiz also coaches the girls frosh-soph soccer team.
Second time’s the charm for new Spanish teacher who applied for a position in the district in 2020
Justin Pak, Copy Editor • September 6, 2022
Spanish teacher John Marvin makes sure he finishes the spring semester strong as he sits in front of his computer screen in Room 85 after issuing tests for his fifth period Spanish 1 class on Friday, May 20. After 38 years working here as a Spanish teacher, Marvin retired at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.
Spanish teacher says adios to students, staff for the last time, retiring after a 38-year tenure
Irene Sheen, Special Sections Editor • June 8, 2022
New, full-time on-campus nurse inspired by mom, a first responder
New, full-time on-campus nurse inspired by mom, a first responder
Minjeong Kim, Feature Editor • May 25, 2022
At the California Dance Classics competition in Downey, then-sophomore David Burn performs a ballet routine in which he received an honorable mention for on March 4, 2019.
Orange County Register recognizes senior David Burn for a top dancer award
Grace Min, Sports Editor • May 20, 2022
Writers Alliance president sophomore Binny Park (left) discusses possible names for their literary magazine with sophomores Hannah Choi (middle) and Chloe Chun during a lunch meeting May 9.
Teen writers aim to get first literary magazine printed
Susie Kim, News Editor • May 18, 2022
Senior Patrick Jimenez (left) uses his fingers to show the first letter for win as he greets senior Abby Hahm after the two were announced as prom king and queen, respectively, during the April 9 event held at Fullerton Airport.
The King and I
May 18, 2022
Newly hired math teacher David Rogers lectures students on an angle of elevation problem displayed on the board on April 14.
Welcome to Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood
Nathan Lee, Staff Reporter • May 3, 2022
Wordle, the once-a-day-game, interests Sunny Hills students and teachers as the game brightens their day.
‘Simple, clear, fun and free’: Clues offered for how Wordle puzzle game has become a hit nationwide
Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor • March 18, 2022
 Senior Aidan Wong works on sharpening his Dutch skills through the Duolingo website on his Chromebook at the lunch tables near the 90s building on Feb. 23.
IB senior uses Duolingo to learn languages
Rachel Yun, Sports Editor • March 16, 2022
A screenshot of the page that students who fill out the pre-session questionnaire will look at as they wait to be connected with their tutor.
Tutor.com website offers help 24/7 for students in all subjects
Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor • March 15, 2022
Video production senior Daniel Johnson (left) and junior Sasha Flores (right) live stream the football game against El Modena on Sept. 3 at Buena Park High School.
Zooming in on the behind-the-scenes of video production
Yeihn Lee, Staff Reporter • February 20, 2022
Newly hired College and Career guidance technician Genesis Perez organizes paperwork containing information about the PSAT on her rotating display in Room 2. Perez welcomes all students to visit her office anytime to look for information about post-high school and college opportunities.
New College and Career Center tech has multifaceted, educational background
Susie Kim, News Editor • February 15, 2022
Senior Andi Elisaldez (left) and AVID coordinator Jennifer Papageorge show off the AVID Senior Standout Award certificate.
AVID Senior Standout reflects on her recognition
Irene Sheen, Special Sections Editor • February 8, 2022
During new teacher Daniel Flores’ fourth period Video Production class in Room 136, junior Rylee Ortiz (left) plays a quick game of Pac-Man before the bell rings on Friday, Jan. 21. Flores arcade game is among the items he set up as part of the January theme about pop culture.
From 'The Wizard of Oz' movie props to the 1980s Pac-Man arcade game, new video production teacher impresses his students with themed classroom decorations
Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor • January 20, 2022
Ag teacher feature
New agriculture teacher aims to continue with traditional events like ‘Kiss the Cow’ while helping students grow as leaders
Esther Oh, Staff Reporter • January 19, 2022
Engineering teacher Gracie Mariner (left) aids sophomore Brandon Cheng during her fourth period Principles of Engineering class on Friday, Nov. 12
New EPIC teacher seeks to jumpstart students’ knowledge in engineering, prepare them for future careers
Nevya Patel , News Editor • January 13, 2022
Class of 2021 alumnus Tyler Pak walks to class in Rome on Wednesday. Pak was among those who accepted a spring semester admission offer by USC.
USC among few offering spring admits
Chris Lee, Staff Reporter • December 8, 2021
With a trash picker in his right hand and a trash container in the other, sophomore Adrian Ramirez demonstrates on Tuesday how he helps out after school.
Sophomore volunteers to clean Sunny Hills campus
Alexxa Berumen, Feature Editor • December 2, 2021
Junior Memphis BellCobb (right) works on a trick with his skateboard in the quad after school Sept. 17.
Rails, ramps, steps — skateboard heaven
Michelle Sheen, Editor-in-Chief • November 10, 2021
Ella Ongkoputro has been named the new food service lead at Sunny Hills, where she will oversee cafeteria operations during the 2021-2022 school year in which all students are eligible for a free breakfast, lunch and take-home dinner meal.
New cafeteria supervisor has decade-long experience in food service industry
Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor • October 11, 2021
New teacher Christian Penuelas (right) calls up his fifth period theater students, sophomore Isabella Castaneda (middle) and freshman Anabelle Kim (left) for a demonstration of an improvisation performance. All drama levels are in one class period.
And action: new theater teacher aims to stage live performances next spring
Irene Sheen, Special Sections Editor • October 6, 2021
Junior Luke Hong (left) checks his answers after senior Lucas Zhuang helps him with math homework in Room 45.
Algebra Center offers free math tutoring after school
Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief • September 24, 2021
New English teacher Thomas Butler goes over his goals for the beginning of the school year with his sixth period sophomore honors English class.
Self-published author joins the English teaching ranks at Sunny Hills
Yeihn Lee, Staff Reporter • September 22, 2021
 Kathryn Aurelio, Class of 2021, sits in front of her laptop to find application information for her college application editing service @collegeessaygals on Instagram. She runs this business with alumni Anika Madan and Amaya Mitchell.
Stressed about college apps?
Divya Bharadwaj, Feature Editor • September 7, 2021
Sergey Artemyev stands in front of a European map to indicate where the German state Hessen is located. Artemyev, who taught at La Habra High School before coming here this school year, looks forward to teaching his students about German culture and promoting the language at Sunny Hills.
Former La Habra teacher follows liebe for German
Divya Bharadwaj, Feature Editor • September 1, 2021
New Drawing and Painting teacher Vashtty Lemus guides her students through an assignment during an Aug. 26 class.
Once a promising pediatrician, art teacher draws on her artistic talents to help students
Minjeong Kim, Feature Editor • September 1, 2021
Math teacher Darius Durham, who was hired shortly after the spring semester started, sits at his desk in Room 97 to get ready to instruct his first period Pre-calculus class on May 18. Durham is one of four new full-time additions to the Sunny Hills faculty for the 2020-2021 school year.
After couple of career changes, Darius Durham joins Sunny Hills community as new math teacher
Nevya Patel, News Editor • May 24, 2021
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