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The Accolade

A teacher earlier this week anonymously provided The Accolade with a letter titled, “NOTICE OF DATA BREACH,” which states the cause of the recent internet outage that all schools in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District faced last November before Thanksgiving break. Emails from The Accolade that have been sent to the superintendent asking for comment on the document and the ransomware attack were unresponsive until Friday, Jan. 12.
HACKED: Unspecified number of district employee data taken from November’s network outage, according to Friday, Jan. 5, letter
Alexxa Berumen, Spotlight Editor • January 12, 2024

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A teacher earlier this week anonymously provided The Accolade with a letter titled, “NOTICE OF DATA BREACH,” which states the cause of the recent internet outage that all schools in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District faced last November before Thanksgiving break. Emails from The Accolade that have been sent to the superintendent asking for comment on the document and the ransomware attack were unresponsive until Friday, Jan. 12.
HACKED: Unspecified number of district employee data taken from November’s network outage, according to Friday, Jan. 5, letter
Alexxa Berumen, Spotlight Editor • January 12, 2024
After the U.S. Supreme Court banned affirmative action on Thursday, June 29, critics of legacy admits have expressed concerns over the credibility of college admission traditions. Johns Hopkins University and Pomona College are among numerous U.S. institutions that have prohibited legacy admissions.
Legacy admissions face scrutiny amid ban of race-conscious practices
Irene Sheen, Managing Editor • December 8, 2023
U.S. legislators have recently taken initiatives to ban the social media platform TikTok across the nation. This controversy has raised concerns ranging from user privacy to the promotion of Chinese communist propaganda.
TIK, TIK, TIK: By banning the app, U.S. government contradicts core American ideals
Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor • May 3, 2023
In recent years, the use of social media platforms, TikTok and Instagram, have encouraged teens to build their own platforms. Sunny Hills alumni and students reflect on their social media ventures and sponsored content.
FROM LANCER TO LEGEND: Alumni and student influencers reflect on their journey to fame
Hannah Lee, Web Managing Editor • March 17, 2023
This trend is well worth the shot
Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager • March 16, 2023
HEAD TO HEAD: The de-influencing movement
HEAD TO HEAD: The de-influencing movement
March 16, 2023
The Stanley Quencher Tumbler is one of many products social media influencers have peddled to consumers. Platforms, such as TikTok and Instagram, have become the primary outlets for product advertisements.
TO CONSUMER AND TO CREATE: Social media influencers usurp traditional product advertising
Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief • March 12, 2023
With increasing conversation around sexuality and gender identity, couples in the LGBTQ+ community share their experiences with dating.
LGBTQ+ LOVE: Queer couples come forth with their relationships
Jaimie Chun, Editor-in-Chief • February 17, 2023
With changing Generation Z dating norms, more Sunny Hills students experiment with online relationships. Students and university professors offer their input to navigating teenage romance on the Internet.
Toss the old-school letters; online dating is in-style
Irene Sheen, Managing Editor • February 15, 2023
Astrology gains increasing popularity among teenage audiences. As more Sunny Hills students probe their astrological placements, they consider how zodiac sign compatibility may affect their romantic relationships.
Searching the stars: SH students look into astrological signs to determine romantic compatibility and similarity
Susie Kim, Web Editor-in-Chief • February 8, 2023
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, Web Editor-in-Chief • December 12, 2022
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, Managing Editor • December 7, 2022
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, Editor-in-Chief • December 5, 2022
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
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, Opinion Editor • October 26, 2022
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