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Alexxa Berumen

Alexxa Berumen, Spotlight Editor

Junior Alexxa Berumen returns for her second year on staff as the special sections editor after dedicating her sophomore year to her feature editor position. She hopes to expand the topics the publication focuses on during her year of working in the spotlight section. Berumen has earned several Best of SNO awards starting her freshman year, as well as 2 honorable mentions for stories written in the 2022-2023 school year.

Outside of The Accolade, she enjoys volunteering, reading and listening to music.

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Senior Ricardo Gonzalez and his band, ROUNDHOUSE, perform “Hypocrisy” at the Oct. 26 Conservatory of Fine Arts Fall Festival in the quad. The song is one that Gonzalez wrote.

MUSICAL VIRTUOSO: Senior Ricardo Gonzalez shares musical journey in forming his band, ROUNDHOUSE

Alexxa Berumen, Spotlight Editor June 1, 2023

A quick, muted guitar riff plays alongside low-fidelity drums leading into the chorus.  Lead singer Joe Strummer begins to sing.  “You better cheat-cheat / No reason to play fair”  These...

“Bad Habit” singer Steve Lacy will be among four others performing Friday, June 2, at the re:SET show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Tickets can be purchased at

‘Bad Habit’ singer Steve Lacy to headline at Pasadena Rose Bowl June 2

Alexxa Berumen, Spotlight Editor May 19, 2023

Coming off his No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single, “Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy will come to Los Angeles County along with Foushee, Toro y Moi and James Blake for a concert Friday, June 2.  Fans can see...

Pitcher sophomore Alexis Perez positions to catch a softball at the Sunny Hills field in an afterschool practice Monday, March 27.

SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Lady Lancers bounce back from their ‘short stop’ of win streak hoping to win Freeway League, advance deeper in CIF

Alexxa Berumen, Spotlight Editor March 29, 2023

Coaches: Elise Laws (head coach), Dale Lopes (assistant coach), Vanessa Moreno (assistant coach)  Top Returning Players: Gabrielle Flores (12), Madison Moreno (11),  Olivia Pedraza (11), Alexis Perez...

Two years after being featured in a 2020 Netflix documentary “Miss Americana,” American singer songwriter Taylor Swift releases a new album Midnights Oct. 21.

Swift’s latest, Midnights, worth listening ‘round the clock

Alexxa Berumen, Spotlight Editor November 29, 2022

Taylor Swift: Oct. 24, 2006. Speak Now: Oct. 25, 2010. Red: Oct. 22, 2012. Known to dominate the music charts in October with more than half of her studio albums released this season, singer-songwriter...

Freshman Christian Kim is among the few on campus who come to school with wired headphones, following a recent trend among celebrities in their paparazzi images.

Wireless vs. wired head sets: Some SH students align with celebrities who are not cutting the cord just yet

Alexxa Berumen, Spotlight Editor November 18, 2022

Nike Air Force 1’s, Dickies pants and now, headphones?  Similar to clothing trends, today’s Gen Z teens are getting a blast in their ears from wired headphones instead of Apple AirPods, which have...

Amazon Primes new series, a prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, takes its characters on several journeys throughout the J.R.R. Tolkien world. This scene appears in the third episode of The Rings of Power in which one of the protagonists, the elf Galadriel, travels to Numenor, the land of men.

Amazon Prime’s $715 million “Rings of Power” shines

Alexxa Berumen, Spotlight Editor September 17, 2022

July 29, 1954, marked the beginning of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and decades later, the “Lord of the Rings” movie franchise, leading fantasy-fiction fans down a winding path of elves,...

Principal Craig Weinreich, left, accepts the giant check for $9,500 from Class of 1968 reunion committee board members, Brad Rawlins and Pat Hartunian Simonian, on July 9 outside alumna Kathy Nelson Zibulsky ’s home in Fullerton. The 54th-year reunion was held there as well.

Giant check from SH Class of 1968 means nearly $10,000 to go toward campus improvements

Alexxa Berumen, Spotlight Editor August 30, 2022

$9,500. That’s how much members of a Sunny Hills Class of 1968 54th-year reunion committee raised as their way of showing appreciation for their alma mater. And to top it off, they presented principal...

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, Spotlight Editor December 2, 2021

Earbuds blasting music and a bucket full of trash in hand, sophomore Adrian Ramirez oftentimes gets mistaken for a student in after-school detention. He has taken a household chore to another level...

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