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The Accolade

Chloe Kang

Chloe Kang, Photo Editor

Junior Chloe Kang spent her sophomore year as a photographer for The Accolade. This year, she returns as the photo editor and is looking forward to working with new staff and her new opportunities. During her first year on staff as a sophomore, Kang placed second in the Orange County Journalism Education Association competition for photography.

Outside of The Accolade, Kang enjoys playing volleyball and drawing. This year, she hopes that students will spend more time appreciating the art done for The Accolade and wants to see more people taking an interest in the stories.

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Accolade staff reporter junior Teo Jeong watches Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was released in 1937, to reflect on his initial reactions on viewing the classic film on Tuesday, April 16.

[Photo] COLUMN: Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, ‘Snow White’s’ the way to go

April 25, 2024

Accolade staff reporter junior Teo Jeong watches Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," which was released in 1937, to reflect on his initial reactions on viewing the classic film on Tuesday, April...

Setter sophomore Parker Mesnik gets the ball ready for middle blocker senior Boa Hwang to spike it during the boys volleyball practice on Monday, Feb. 26, in the Sunny Hills gym.

[Photo] BOYS VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Boys volleyball sets out to remain dominant in the last season of Freeway League play

Christine Yoo, Sports Editor March 10, 2024

Opposite hitter senior Connor Backus jumps to spike the ball over the net during the Lancers' practice on Monday, Feb. 26, in the Sunny Hills gym.

Student teacher CJ Quion begins his presentation on the Russian Revolution on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, during Period 4 in Room 55.

[Photo] Despite being hard of hearing, student teacher assures students he is listening

Jaimie Chun, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2024

Student teacher CJ Quion begins his presentation on the Russian Revolution on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, during Period 4 in Room 55.

To celebrate the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Crown finalist nomination, The Accolade adviser Tommy Li presents a plastic container of Ferrero Rocher chocolates as a treat for staff members during the fourth period Advanced Journalism class on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Li wanted those on staff to know that regardless of any national award The Accolade will receive on Friday, March 15, he sees them as Gold Crown winners.

[Photo] The Accolade, Helios earn Crown finalist nominations for second straight year from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Susie Kim, Web Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2024

To celebrate the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Crown finalist nomination, The Accolade adviser Tommy Li presents a plastic container of Ferrero Rocher chocolates as a treat for staff members...

Cutline: Post player Kingsley Ashley lays up the balls against the backboard on Monday, Dec. 11 during a home game session at SH gym at 5-7 p.m. amongst different players.

[Photo] BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: With new talents, the Lancers seek to place Top 3 in the Freeway League

December 20, 2023

Cutline: Post player Kingsley Ashley lays up the balls against the backboard on Monday, Dec. 11 during a home game session at SH gym at 5-7 p.m. amongst different players.

Senior SooRin Hwangbo (top) and sophomore Keira Suh practice their techniques in the Sunny Hills wrestling room Wednesday, November 15, to train for their first Freeway League match at home against the Sonora Raiders on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

[Photo] GIRLS WRESTLING PREVIEW: Lady Lancers hope to body themselves into CIF

November 29, 2023

Senior SooRin Hwangbo (top) and sophomore Keira Suh practice their techniques in the Sunny Hills wrestling room Wednesday, November 15, to train for their first Freeway League match at home against the...

Junior Caleb Kim (right) spars against another player during practice Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the wrestling room. The Lancers defeated the Sonora Raiders Wednesday, Nov. 29, at home in their first Freeway League match of the season.

[Photo] BOYS WRESTLING PREVIEW: Coaches aim for Lancers to finish in Top 3 in Freeway League

November 30, 2023

Junior Caleb Kim (right) spars against another player during practice Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the wrestling room. The Lancers defeated the Sonora Raiders Wednesday, Nov. 29, at home in their first Freeway...

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.

[Photo] Believe it or not, free lunch meals are tasting better than ever

November 15, 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...

Junior Ian Kim (left) and freshman Celeste Lopez-Garduno (right) rehearse one of their many games, Expert Challenge, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the Performing Arts Center.

[Photo] UNSCRIPTED: Improv team takes the stage with live performances

November 5, 2023

Junior Ian Kim (left) and freshman Celeste Lopez-Garduno (right) rehearse one of their many games, Expert Challenge, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the Performing Arts Center.

The Accolade staff members celebrate the publications Pacemaker recognition with SunnyD drinks that adviser Tommy Li distributed during fourth period on Monday, Nov. 6, along with a variety of cake pop flavors.

[Photo] The Accolade wins its 2nd Pacemaker plaque recognizing the nation’s best of the best

November 8, 2023

The Accolade staff members celebrate the publication's Pacemaker recognition with SunnyD drinks that adviser Tommy Li distributed during fourth period on Monday, Nov. 6, along with a variety of cake pop...

The Accolade staff members celebrate the publications Pacemaker recognition with SunnyD drinks that adviser Tommy Li distributed during fourth period on Monday, Nov. 6, along with a variety of cake pop flavors.

[Photo] The Accolade wins its 2nd Pacemaker plaque recognizing the nation’s best of the best

Susie Kim, Web Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2023

The Accolade adviser Tommy Li shows the staff the assorted cake pops he bought for the staff to celebrate the publication’s first national Pacemaker recognition in eighteen years during the fourth period...

Libero senior Andrea Yepez gets ready to pass an incoming serve from the Windward Wildcats during the quarterfinal match on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

[Photo] CIF PLAYOFFS RECAP: Girls volleyball advances to semifinal round after defeating Windward in straight sets

Jiwoo Han, Opinion Editor October 28, 2023

Libero senior Andrea Yepez gets ready to pass an incoming serve from the Windward Wildcats during the quarterfinal match on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

New engineering teacher Martin Rodriguez introduces the Capstone Project to his students in Room 402 on Tuesday, Aug. 29. This project allows students to gain experience in engineering by designing and creating a prototype of something that should benefit the world.

[Photo] PITCH PERFECT: New engineering teacher aims to bring stability to EPIC program

October 23, 2023

New engineering teacher Martin Rodriguez introduces the Capstone Project to his students in Room 402 on Tuesday, Aug. 29. This project allows students to gain experience in engineering by designing and...

Biology teacher Monet Favreau explains how to complete a worksheet about living organisms to her fourth period class on Aug. 29.

[Photo] ‘FAV’ORITE TEACHER: New biology instructor Monet Favreau already making strong impressions among her students

Hannah Lee, Web Managing Editor October 22, 2023

Biology teacher Monet Favreau explains how to complete a worksheet about living organisms to her fourth period class on Aug. 29.

Senior Rachel Kim (left) oversees sophomore Draven Dovalina working on the lighting equipment in the Performing Arts Center during their second period Technical Theater class on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

[Photo] CUE THE LIGHTS: Theater Tech students reveal the importance of those working behind the scenes

October 7, 2023

Senior Rachel Kim (left) oversees sophomore Draven Dovalina working on the lighting equipment in the Performing Arts Center during their second period Technical Theater class on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Senior Rachel Kim (left) oversees sophomore Draven Dovalina working on the lighting equipment in the Performing Arts Center during their second period Technical Theater class on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

[Photo] CUE THE LIGHTS: Theater Tech students reveal the importance of those working behind the scenes

Christine Yoo, Sports Editor October 7, 2023

Senior Kayla Beining (right) uses the lighting equipment at the Performing Arts Center during the second period Technical Theater class on Aug. 30.

Art teacher Chablis Bates awards senior Camila Carriedo (left) with the Lancer LEGEND medallion to recognize her act of selflessness on Sept. 1 in Room 22.

[Photo] School officials say new character-based award promotes positive self-esteem and campus unity

October 7, 2023

Art teacher Chablis Bates awards senior Camila Carriedo (left) with the Lancer LEGEND medallion to recognize her act of selflessness on Sept. 1 in Room 22.

Outside hitter sophomore Kayla Thienprasiddhi gets ready for a spike during the girls volleyball practice after school in the gym on Friday, Sept. 1.

[Photo] GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Lady Lancers serve with new team tactics this season

September 8, 2023

Outside hitter sophomore Kayla Thienprasiddhi gets ready for a spike during the girls volleyball practice after school in the gym on Friday, Sept. 1.

New social studies teacher Christopher Collodel monitors his students taking an Advanced Placement [AP] United States History quiz while delivering a test paper to a student on Friday, Aug. 25, in Room 184.

[Photo] KICK OFF: New social studies teacher starts school year with happiness wall project

October 17, 2023

New social studies teacher Christopher Collodel monitors his students taking an Advanced Placement [AP] United States History quiz while delivering a test paper to a student on Friday, Aug. 25, in Room...

Senior Jake Merioles paints an image of a
tree by the the Lyceum April 18. The painting is a continuation of his outdoor art ventures.

[Photo] IMPRESSIVE STROKES: Campus painter signs off with an easel and paintbrush in hand

June 1, 2023

Senior Jake Merioles paints an image of a tree by the the Lyceum April 18. The painting is a continuation of his outdoor art ventures.

Senior DaHee Kim poses with a light-sensor painting she created that bridged her interest in art and engineering. (Illustrations by DaHee Kim)

[Photo] 18 Questions for Top of the 2023 Class: After serving as the graphics editor for The Accolade, DaHee Kim decides to pursue her interest in engineering at Stanford University

May 25, 2023

Senior DaHee Kim poses with a light-sensor painting she created that bridged her interest in art and engineering. (Illustrations by DaHee Kim)

Senior Tazia Mohammad holds up her International Baccalaureate Economics notes while wearing the color of the school she committed to. Mohammad will be attending Columbia University to pursue a double major in economics and political science. (Illustrations by DaHee Kim)

[Photo] 18 Questions for Top of the 2023 Class: Tazia Mohammad commits to Columbia University after balancing academic rigor and various extracurriculars

May 26, 2023

Senior Tazia Mohammad holds up her International Baccalaureate Economics notes while wearing the color of the school she committed to. Mohammad will be attending Columbia University to pursue a double...

Senior Lauren Pak displays the code she wrote for her self-made Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders [AAPI] Alliance website that emphasizes the Stop AAPI Hate movement, unites online users of the race and promotes the groups’ businesses. Starting to attend Princeton University this fall, Pak said she will miss the California weather the most. (Illustrations by DaHee Kim)

[Photo] 18 Questions for Top of the 2023 Class: Lauren Pak graduates as valedictorian, looks to pursue computer science at Princeton University

May 26, 2023

Senior Lauren Pak displays the code she wrote for her self-made Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders [AAPI] Alliance website that emphasizes the Stop AAPI Hate movement, unites online users of the race...

Senior Dylan Tran and two other Art Club members paint a black backdrop over a pencil sketch after school Tuesday, April 18, near the Lyceum entrance for the new mental health mural.

[Photo] ‘YOU MATTER’ GOES MURAL: Art club gets $150 to paint wellness-themed mural near library entrance

May 12, 2023

Senior Dylan Tran and two other Art Club members paint a black backdrop over a pencil sketch after school Tuesday, April 18, near the Lyceum entrance for the new mental health mural.

Accolade editor-in-chief senior Kate Yang checks the information sheet for the newspaper layout category while working on Adobe InDesign during the Orange County Journalism Education Association contest Saturday, March 4, at Fullerton College. The senior’s entry earned her a first-place trophy.

[Photo] The Accolade wins 2 of 3 Best of Show plaques from Orange County student media contest

March 17, 2023

Accolade editor-in-chief senior Kate Yang checks the information sheet for the newspaper layout category while working on Adobe InDesign during the Orange County Journalism Education Association contest...

eSports co-presidents senior Cole Sass (left) and junior Garv Jain promote their Saturday, Feb. 4, Minecraft tournament during a club meeting on Friday, Jan. 20. For the current CIF season, the North America Scholastic eSports Federation replaced PlayVS as the program’s host.

[Photo] eSports teams play under CIF’s new host NASEF

February 23, 2023

eSports co-presidents senior Cole Sass (left) and junior Garv Jain promote their Saturday, Feb. 4, Minecraft tournament during a club meeting on Friday, Jan. 20. For the current CIF season, the North America...

Junior Abanoub Bishay (right) asks for sophomore Luke Corrales’ help in the quad during lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 18 to demonstrate how he interviews students for Bishay’s Quote of the Day series on his Instagram Reels.

[Photo] QUOTE OF THE DAY: Brothers’ Instagram Reels garner up to 9.1 million views

February 9, 2023

Junior Abanoub Bishay (right) asks for sophomore Luke Corrales’ help in the quad during lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 18 to demonstrate how he interviews students for Bishay’s Quote of the Day series on...

New auto shop teacher Jesse Munoz (left) demonstrates how to fabricate an engine support brace to sophomore Jacob Carr in his Advanced and Intermediate Auto Shop second period class in Room 131 last semester.

[Photo] New auto shop teacher wants students to learn beyond just nuts, bolts of being a mechanic

David Kim, Staff Reporter January 30, 2023

New auto tech teacher Jesse Munoz gives a lecture on how cars start last October in Room 131.

New auto shop teacher Jesse Munoz (left) demonstrates how to fabricate an engine support brace to sophomore Jacob Carr in his Advanced and Intermediate Auto Shop second period class in Room 131 last semester.

[Photo] HEAD OF THE CLASS: Sunny Hills welcomes 10 new teachers in the fall of 2022

March 8, 2023

New auto shop teacher Jesse Munoz (left) demonstrates how to fabricate an engine support brace to sophomore Jacob Carr in his Advanced and Intermediate Auto Shop second period class in Room 131 last semester....

Power forward junior Silvia Lee prepares to shoot the ball in a drill during her Nov. 15 practice after school in the Sunny Hills gym.

[Photo] GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Lady Lancers strive for better team play, league championship title

December 23, 2022

Power forward junior Silvia Lee prepares to shoot the ball in a drill during her Nov. 15 practice after school in the Sunny Hills gym.

Setter senior Stacy Kim jumps up to block the oncoming ball during the second set of the CIF-SS playoffs against The Archer School for Girls on Oct. 22. The Lady Lancers won the match 3-0, which qualifies them for the quarterfinal round on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

[Photo] Girls volleyball advances to CIF-SS quarterfinals after sweeping The Archer School for Girls

October 24, 2022

Setter senior Stacy Kim jumps up to block the oncoming ball during the second set of the CIF-SS playoffs against The Archer School for Girls on Oct. 22. The Lady Lancers won the match 3-0, which qualifies...

The Sunny Hills boys cross country team practices after school at the track Wednesday, Aug. 24.

[Photo] CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW: Boys, girls squads make push for Freeway League title

September 12, 2022

The Sunny Hills boys cross country team practices after school at the track Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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