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Annie Bang

Annie Bang, Web Managing Editor

After spending her first year on staff as a junior sports editor, senior Annie Bang moved up the ranks to become one of two web managing editors. During her time on staff, Bang wrote a variety of stories, but mainly focused on eSports coverage, sports columns and her personal favorite, movie reviews.

Aside from working for the Accolade, Bang is also involved in the school’s varsity track and field team as the hurdle captain, multiple clubs such as Model United Nations and Amnesty International, and lastly the International Baccalaureate program. Her hobbies include reading, running, painting, and playing with her two cats.

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The Winx Club fairies -- Musa (left), Stella, Bloom, Aisha and Terra -- walk through the gates of Alfea, a magic school for fairies, after returning from a trip to Earth. The Netflix series was released Jan.22

“Fate: The Winx Saga” disappoints previous Winx Club fans with a failed execution at a revamp

February 21, 2021

Serving as the ultimate disappointment for Winx Club fans, the newest addition to the Winx franchise does more damage than good in the world of magic and fairies.  In a flopped attempt to revamp the...

Seniors Pauline Galacgac, Ethan Nguyen and C.J. Sy wait for their second period Theory of Knowledge class to begin on Nov. 6.

[Photo] Photo Gallery: Students wrap up first week back on campus

November 7, 2020

Seniors Pauline Galacgac, Ethan Nguyen and C.J. Sy wait for their second period Theory of Knowledge class to begin on Nov. 6.

An artist's interpretation of the writer and her thoughts on socioeconomic issues in America.

King for a day: ‘Eat the rich’

October 30, 2020

This is the first part of a series of stories written by five of Accolade's top editors as if they were to be "Kings for a day" — all of which originally appeared in the "Photo Finish" special section,...

Senior Annie Bang in class struggling with distance learning because of Wi-Fi connectivity issues and a distracting home environment as described by an artist.

On Nov. 2, I’ll be on campus not to connect with friends or teachers, but with the Wi-Fi

October 13, 2020

When Fullerton Joint Union High School District board members voted to reopen schools on Oct. 6, distance learning will shift into what educators call "hybrid learning." That means for Sunny Hills, it...

An artist's rendering of the image used to promote Cardi B's

Despite backlash, Cardi B’s single, ‘WAP,’ redefines female empowerment; remains No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-hop chart

September 5, 2020

In what seems to be the most graphic and explicit song of 2020, Cardi B’s newest single, “WAP,” featuring rapper Megan Thee Stallion, successfully stands as a feminist anthem in today’s time, wholeheartedly...

Anti-vaxxers need to change their views once COVID-19 immunization shot gets approved for distribution

Anti-vaxxers need to change their views once COVID-19 immunization shot gets approved for distribution

August 26, 2020

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic plagued the forefront of every news headline and dictated a culture of “new normal,” the intense battle against time has begun to invent a vaccine to eventually...

Senior Cecilia Lee is one of the 12 valedictorians for the Class of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Image posted with permission from Cecilia Lee.

20 Questions for Top of the 2020 Class: Cecilia Lee commits to Yale University after graduating with a full International Baccalaureate diploma

May 19, 2020

In lieu of our senior print issue, The Accolade has decided to conduct a Q and A with each of the 12 valedictorians for online posting.  Question #1: What are your plans after high school? Answer:...

Art illustrated by Accolade assistant graphics editor Karen Lee

Staff Editorial: In a split vote, The Accolade’s editorial board encourages Fullerton Joint Union High School District trustees to opt for pass/no pass grading system for spring semester

April 21, 2020

Accolade editorial board vote count: Six want the pass/no pass system, five want a standard lettering grade. With the coronavirus pandemic, school districts across the country have entered unprecedented...

While on an errand to buy cat food and a lock at Fullerton's Amerige Heights Town Center Target, Accolade co-sports editor Annie Bang and her mother noticed on March 15 several empty shelves that used to contain water bottles, canned goods and other snacks. Photo taken by Accolade co-sports editor Annie Bang.

March 15: COVID-19 panic leaves several shelves of Amerige Heights Town Center’s Target empty

March 26, 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...

While the Lancer eSports team can continue CIF league play from each player's home, players are uncertain about their chances of retaining its championship title at the North America Scholastic Esports Federation as that tournament has suspended all league play until further notice because of the coronavirus threat. Image used with permission from Myra Deister.

No sports games to watch? Well, there’s still Lancer eSports

March 19, 2020

While the Fullerton Joint Union High School District has canceled or postponed spring sports until May 4, one “sports” activity has yet to be foiled by the coronavirus crisis. As of Thursday, March...

Quarterback and defensive back senior Luke Duxbury escapes from a Bakersfield Christian defender during the CIF State SoCal Regional Division 3-A game Dec. 7 at Bakersfield Christian High School stadium. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Senior quarterback ends his high school career with CIF championship and future plans for D2 football

January 22, 2020

He was only 5 years old when he began playing football.  Over a decade later, he would go on to join Sunny Hills High School’s football team as a freshman and work his way up to the varsity team...

Student athletes get ready for the Oct. 30 cross country Freeway League Finals. But because of the threat of high winds that could cause a tree to fall and poor air quality from Southern California fires  at the park, coaches from each of the six Freeway League schools decided to postpone the event until Friday, Nov. 1. Image posted with permission from Elyse Angelus

Today’s cross country Freeway League Finals postponed because of unsafe conditions at time of race

October 30, 2019

Today’s boys and girls cross country Freeway League Finals race has been delayed until Friday, Nov. 1, because of poor air quality and windy weather conditions creating an unsafe environment at Ralph...

Freshman eSports club member Hannah Yaros plays League of Legends during lunch in Room 44. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake.

Girls in eSports enjoy the game despite stereotypes

October 19, 2019

eSports club senior co-presidents Joseph Park and Gavin Sass gave their first club presentation of the year on Aug. 30. Senior eSports multimedia manager Serena Lee listened to the presentation attentively...

After officially rebranding his identity from Arthur Fleck to the Joker, actor Joaquin Phoenix celebrates as he makes his way to the Murray Franklin TV show recording. Image used with permission from Warner Bros.

‘Joker’ evokes sympathy from audience despite concerns over violence backlash

October 16, 2019

Expertly capturing the haunting psychology and disturbed mind of arguably the most infamous antagonist in Detective Comics history, the newest film to continue the Batman legacy, Joker, successfully conveys...

Art by Accolade assistant graphics editor Karen Lee

Time to raise legal age of gun ownership to 25

August 16, 2019

What began as ordinary days for the people of Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, quickly turned deadly after two mass shootings broke out two weeks ago. Occuring only 13 hours apart from each other, the...

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