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Alice Shin

Alice Shin, Assistant News Editor

After a tenure as a staff reporter on The Accolade last school year, junior Alice Shin has moved up to a new role this year as an assistant news editor. Last school year, Shin gained her first editing experience as a news mini editor and hopes to continue learning and contributing to the staff. She aspires to be a communicative editor and writer who can efficiently inform readers about relevant news and events that happen in and out of campus. Shin has spent many hours during and after school to enhance her stories, and has built many enjoyable memories since joining journalism—from staying after school for production week with the entire staff to interviewing sources in Korean to write a story about ELD classes.

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I have the drive to drive

February 12, 2021

I got my driver's license last week Just like we always talked about 'Cause you were so excited for me To finally drive up to your house “Drivers License,” Olivia Rodrigo’s debut Jan....

A view of the Capitol rotunda taken in November 2019 during the National Scholastic Press Association's fall journalism convention in Washington, D.C. A mob -- some carrying the American flag and wearing pro-President Donald Trump caps -- broke into the building Jan. 6 while congressional leaders were trying to certify the Electoral College vote counts favoring President-elect Joe Biden.

Jan. 6 Capitol chaos prompts social science class, non-partisan JSA club discussions over Zoom — many blaming Trump for the insurrection

January 14, 2021

Accolade staff writers Rida Fatima and Krishna Thaker and Opinion editor Hope Li contributed to this story. While some teachers in their Zoom sessions have addressed last week’s historic Capitol building...

The area in front of the building is enclosed with fences in preparation for the ongoing school construction of the landscaping of the PAC, which will include the installation of a retaining wall.

COVID-19 pandemic delays many on-campus plans, reopening of school on Nov. 2 will not affect progress

November 22, 2020

Despite the completion of the $4.5 million renovation of the Performing Arts Center [PAC] since the spring semester, the coronavirus pandemic has delayed landscaping work outside of the building with no...

While the COVID-19 pandemic caused a transition to distance learning on March 18, the district’s board of trustees voted on Oct. 6 in favor of returning to school on Nov. 2, which led to students having mixed reactions about the decision.

Apocalyptic or epic? Teachers, students share reactions to Nov. 2 reopening of live classroom instruction

October 23, 2020

Theater and English teacher Amanda Gieser called a return to live classroom instruction under the hybrid learning model this semester “uncomfortable, eerily quiet and even more isolating -- an apocalyptic...

The sun sets on the Sunny Hills campus on May 28, the last day of school in the 2019-2020 school year. Because of Fullerton Joint Union High School District’s Sep. 3 announcement, students whose parents signed them up for Cohors A or B will not arrive back on campus until Oct. 5 at the earliest.

FJUHSD pushes back date for returning to on-campus learning to no earlier than Oct. 5

September 13, 2020

With Orange County coronavirus cases no longer spiking as they were in the summer, state officials have allowed schools to re-open for live, in-class instruction as early as Sept. 22, though Fullerton...

Helios editor-in-chief senior Anika Madan (first row, second video window from left) captures a historic moment -- the first virtual yearbook camp sponsored by Herff Jones on July 25, the camp's first day. Traditionally held at California State University, Long Beach, the July 25-29  Yearbooks by the Beach offers publications students sessions ranging from staff bonding to theme brainstorming. A total of 23 of the 33 Helios yearbook staffers attended the event to prepare for the 2020-2021 annual's production, which now will take place during fifth instead of sixth period.

Yearbook class changes from sixth to fifth period to accommodate schedule conflicts

September 3, 2020

After three years of the award-winning Helios yearbook class being held during period six, it has switched back to fifth period this school year, joining other electives like the Associated Student Body...

Sunny Hills High School’s quad and classroom buildings will remain empty Aug. 11 when school starts as part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s mandate that campuses in counties on the state’s coronavirus watch list stay closed for safety reasons. The July 17 decision comes nearly a week before a July 23 special meeting of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District trustees to discuss reopening plans for Sunny Hills and the other seven schools in the district.

Gov. Newsom issues mandate for campuses in 33 counties — including Sunny Hills — to start 2020-2021 school year with distance learning because of high number of positive COVID-19 cases

July 19, 2020

Nearly a week before the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] trustees were scheduled to hold a special meeting to vote on a plan to reopen schools, including Sunny Hills, California Gov....

Art illustrated by contributing artist JungHyun Lee.

May 23: How I’ll spend my Sweet 16 and summer vacation in quarantine

May 24, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you...

Actor Jin Ha plays Augie (left), who joins Anna Kendrick's character, Darby, in a karaoke room as she looks for true love in HBO Max's new comedy romance series, “Love Life.” Set to debut on May 27, HBO Max is among the last few new streaming services to hit the market this year in hopes of pulling away subscribers from Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime. Image posted with permission from WarnerMedia.

Those missing ‘Friends’ episodes need only to wait until May 27 when HBO Max debuts

May 17, 2020

It’s like the race between the turtle and the hare. While new streaming services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ entered the market last November to compete against mainstays like Netflix, Amazon Prime...

The Fullerton Joint Union High School District has contracted with San Diego-based Borrego Solar Systems Inc. to install solar shade structures like those pictured above in various parking lots at each of the district's school sites. The solar panel-roofed carports will be built on the Sunny Hills High School parking lot near the Performing Arts Center by the middle of 2021. Image posted with permission from Borrego Solar.

$2.5 million solar shade structures to be installed in parking lot by PAC as early as this fall along with 2 electric vehicle charging stations

April 14, 2020

The Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] has contracted with Borrego Solar Systems Inc. at a cost of $2.5 million per campus to install solar shade structures in certain parking lots along...

Senior Jenny Lee listens a Lieutenant Governor Ali Orouji, the governor for region 3 division 4 South, during the regional training conference on October 12, 2019.

As oldest student group on campus, Key Club aims to empower its members with service, leadership skills

March 11, 2020

It’s the oldest club at Sunny Hills. It was first founded on May 6, 1960. And it was awarded CNH District of Key Club International’s Club of the Year last school year. “[Our] goal is to...

Eco Club members decorated marker donation boxes like this one in December. As of Feb. 7, they can be found in 15 classrooms, one box in every building section of the campus. For example in the 130s building, teachers and students can go to Room 137, art teacher Brian Wall’s class, to put their used markers inside. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra.

Eco Club adds more color to its recycling plans

February 18, 2020

Nearly two years ago, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] banned the storage of recyclables on all campuses and in classrooms. Citing concerns that recycling bins containing open...

Forward freshman David Rezko winds up for a shot on goal attempt while inside the penalty box during a Jan. 24 Freeway League game against Buena Park at the Sunny Hills field. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Early goals propel boys soccer to 2-1 victory against Buena Park

January 29, 2020

With three games left before CIF playoffs, the Sunny Hills boys soccer team narrowly defeated Buena Park 2-1 in a Jan. 24 home game. “[The win] wouldn’t have happened without the great performances...

Senior Kavi Maru swings her golf club during practice at Westridge Golf Club Aug. 21. Photo taken by Accolade reporter Gianne Veluz.

Girls golf tee off new season with varsity, JV squads

September 16, 2019

Coach: Scott Enrico Top Returning Players: Emily Choi (12), Lauren Choi (10) and Stacy Kim (12) Top Newcomers: Alexandria Kim (9) and Katie Pyo (9) in Junior Varsity Outlook: Enrico enters his...

Sophomore Carolyn Tran starts her tennis serve toss during practice at Aug. 14. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra.

New varsity and JV coaches to lead girls tennis

August 16, 2019

Coaches: Christopher Ghareebo, Minhoh Han (JV coach) Top Returning Players: Natalija Glavy (10), Emily Kim (12), Carolyn Tran (10) Outlook: After guiding the girls tennis team for two years, Madeline...

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