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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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Fullerton Joint Union High School District superintendent Steve McLaughlin’s Friday, Jan. 12, email sent nearly an hour after school to students and parents informs stakeholders that last November’s network outage was “caused by a sophisticated ransomware attack.”
Staff Editorial: Fullerton Joint Union High School District superintendent should have acted sooner in informing community about November data breach
January 12, 2024
The administration has introduced the 5-Star app (left) and physical restroom passes attached to lanyards for the fall semester of the 2023-2024 school year. School officials plan to make the digital app, which limits restroom use to seven minutes twice a day, a schoolwide requirement for teachers and students to use by the start of the spring semester.
Staff Editorial: New 5-Star app requires adjustments to hall pass limits
December 11, 2023
Staff Editorial: More should be done on campus this month to commemorate Memorial Day
Staff Editorial: More should be done on campus this month to commemorate Memorial Day
May 15, 2023
Staff Editorial: Teachers take a distraction free environment too far
Staff Editorial: Teachers take a distraction free environment too far
October 19, 2022
Section editors of the 2022-2023 school year work on newspaper layouts in  The Accolade  room after school. This was a recurring daily routine during the week that print issues were released.
Old-style methods just lower my GPA
Faith Jung, Entertainment Editor • February 19, 2024
Fullerton Joint Union High School District superintendent Steve McLaughlin’s Friday, Jan. 12, email sent nearly an hour after school to students and parents informs stakeholders that last November’s network outage was “caused by a sophisticated ransomware attack.”
Staff Editorial: Fullerton Joint Union High School District superintendent should have acted sooner in informing community about November data breach
The Accolade Staff Editorial Board January 12, 2024
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy (right) wants those ages 15-24 of the electorate to pass a civics test about the U.S. government before they can vote. Right now, once U.S. citizens turn 18, they have the right to cast ballots during elections.
Civics Education Initiative makes voting more meaningful in the U.S. with a new civics test
Irene Park, Copy Editor • December 19, 2023
The administration has introduced the 5-Star app (left) and physical restroom passes attached to lanyards for the fall semester of the 2023-2024 school year. School officials plan to make the digital app, which limits restroom use to seven minutes twice a day, a schoolwide requirement for teachers and students to use by the start of the spring semester.
Staff Editorial: New 5-Star app requires adjustments to hall pass limits
The Accolade Editorial Board December 11, 2023
Freshman Matthew Gallardo rushes to pick up his lunch meal at the RoundHouse on Monday, Oct. 16, during lunch. In the 2023-2024 school year, more students have picked up meals because of improvements made to school lunches.
Believe it or not, free lunch meals are tasting better than ever
Kevin Lee, Staff Reporter • November 15, 2023
Starting March 2024, the SAT standardized test will become digital only, and students will be able to use their own devices to take the test, which will run for two hours and consist of one section for reading and one for mathematics. Nevertheless, junior Christopher Lee still finds value in traditional SAT prep books.
COLUMN: I’m looking forward to be among first in the U.S. to take digital SAT version next year
Chris Lee, Staff Reporter • November 13, 2023
Sophomore Isaac Gaxiola (right) takes a look at the top of the Uno card stack during his lunchtime game with his friends Monday, Oct. 30, in Room 138. The group has recently been spending the second half of the 30-minute lunch period playing what an online article calls Americas Favorite Game.
COLUMN: If only I were eligible to apply to be a ‘Chief Uno Player’ – and get paid $20K for it
Dareen Hagekhalil, Staff Reporter • October 30, 2023
With the heated academic environment, many Sunny Hills students, including junior Seowon Han, strive for recognition through grades, awards and programs. This further extends to titles such as try-hards and overachievers.
I’M A TRY-HARD: Toxic overachievement culture pushes me for recognition
Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager • October 20, 2023
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s introduction of Threads, aims to topple X, or Twitter, as the popular social media platform for posting news and other information.
COLUMN: X vs. Threads; when it comes to challengers, I choose the mainstays
Troy Yang, Staff Reporter • October 13, 2023
A student (left) reads The Great Gatsby  while another opts to read an online summary of the novel. More students nowadays are choosing to do the latter.
From CliffsNotes to SparkNotes: Should I join the lot and take the easy way out of doing my reading assignments?
Dareen Hagekhalil, Staff Reporter • September 26, 2023
An artist’s rendering of Oli London, who received 32 cosmetic surgeries to resemble K-pop idol Jimin from BTS, and the medias reaction after netizens saw London’s transformation.
Overwhelming South Korean influence in the West transforms culture into a mere aesthetic
Nicole Park, Copy Editor • September 19, 2023
Protesters, especially in South Korea and China, have expressed their concerns over Japan’s radioactive wastewater release, which occurred Thursday, Aug. 24, and will continue as a 30-year project. The Chinese government, for example, has banned Japan’s import of fish and other seafood.
Japan's release of radioactive wastewater troubling despite International Atomic Energy Agency's approval
Irene Sheen, Managing Editor • August 23, 2023
A NEW CHAPTER: Photography creates a new snapshot in my life
A NEW CHAPTER: Photography creates a new snapshot in my life
Rebekah Kim, Photo Editor • June 2, 2023
I took a turn for the better
I took a turn for the better
Grace Min, Sports Editor • June 2, 2023
Staying true to my words
Staying true to my words
Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor • June 2, 2023
High school brought forth a new me
High school brought forth a new me
Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief • June 2, 2023
To The Accolade, I sincerely thank you
To The Accolade, I sincerely thank you
Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief • June 2, 2023
GIRLS SUPPORT GIRLS: Women should fight sexism in gaming
GIRLS SUPPORT GIRLS: Women should fight sexism in gaming
Lindsey Um, Illustrator • May 23, 2023
Starface pimple patches help sophomore Christine Yoo overcome insecurities about acne.
Sing it: Twinkle twinkle little patch
Christine Yoo, Sports Editor • May 22, 2023
The Associated Student Body [ASB] announces a joint Sadie Hawkins and stag dance on the ASB Instagram account (@sunnyhills.asb) on Thursday, May 4. The dance is planned to be held on Friday, May 19, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the quad.
Last dance of the school year -- a combined Sadie's with stag -- is not for me
Euree Kim, Staff Reporter • May 19, 2023
Half a year after its release last November, ChatGPT continues to produce flawed and biased responses. The company’s recent update with GPT-4 continues to raise concerns about the ethicality of fast-paced artificial intelligence developments.
GPT-4 stirs unpredictability in the ‘four’th industrial revolution
Susie Kim, Web Editor-in-Chief • May 19, 2023
HEAD TO HEAD: Has the 8:30 a.m. Period 1 start time benefited students?
HEAD TO HEAD: Has the 8:30 a.m. Period 1 start time benefited students?
Nicole Park and Kayden Kim May 16, 2023
Staff Editorial: More should be done on campus this month to commemorate Memorial Day
Staff Editorial: More should be done on campus this month to commemorate Memorial Day
The Accolade Editorial Board May 15, 2023
THE TRUE COST OF FAST FASHION: Freshman Natasha Niazi holds up a T-shirt and a long-sleeve top that she thrifted in Fullerton for $10 and $8, respectively. After starting her thrifting journey in 2020, Niazi has saved money while simultaneously reducing waste.
STYLE SUSTAINABILITY: Thrifting is the key to a greener wardrobe
Natasha Niazi, Staff Reporter • May 9, 2023
Junior Dareen Hagekhalil and her family break their fast at one of many Iftar dinners throughout the month of Ramadan. Iftar is the fast-breaking evening meal of Muslims.
No, Muslims don’t starve to death during Ramadan
Dareen Hagekhalil, Staff Reporter • May 9, 2023
THE FEMALE FLAME: How the color red empowers women
THE FEMALE FLAME: How the color red empowers women
Hannah Lee, Web Managing Editor • March 16, 2023
CNN’s morning show co-host Don Lemon was under fire for his sexist/ageist remarks against Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley during a February broadcast.
Women, we work for us, not him
Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief • March 9, 2023
HEAD TO HEAD: Should schools ban use of AI for assignments?
HEAD TO HEAD: Should schools ban use of AI for assignments?
Hannah Lee and Kayla Martinez February 22, 2023
The girls restroom in the quad displays a mental wellness sticker between the mirrors, listing several helpline services and three QR codes on Thursday, Feb. 2. The Fullerton Joint Union High School District distributed personalized posters for each school, consisting of the school colors and mascot.
WE MATTER: District’s mental health specialists make right call to help students seeking refuge in school restrooms
Staff Editorial Board February 21, 2023
Wealthy celebrities including Kim Kardashian and David Beckham benefit from their famous family name. As nepotism babies plague Hollywood, netizens question the importance of meritocracy in America.
America's meritocracy problem manifests in nepo babies
Irene Sheen, Managing Editor • February 15, 2023
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