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Chris Lee

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter

Junior Chris Lee returns to The Accolade this year as a staff reporter. He hopes to meet deadlines diligently and looks forward to participating in writing competitions as means to improve his writing skills 

Outside of The Accolade, Lee enjoys playing tennis and sleeping.

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Boys volleyball takes its game to the ‘beach’

Boys volleyball takes its game to the ‘beach’

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter November 17, 2023

It was during the March 2020 COVID-19 pandemic that the boys volleyball team’s inaugural season ended abruptly. Three years and a CIF Southern Section Division 5 title later, the Lancers are going...

Starting March 2024, the SAT standardized test will become digital only, and students will be able to use their own devices to take the test, which will run for two hours and consist of one section for reading and one for mathematics. Nevertheless, junior Christopher Lee still finds value in traditional SAT prep books.

COLUMN: I’m looking forward to be among first in the U.S. to take digital SAT version next March

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter November 13, 2023

SAT, SAT, SAT.  I’ve heard about this standardized test since elementary school from friends, teachers and parents. I was going into seventh grade at Parks Junior High when my parents got me my first...

The Sunny Hills boys golf team celebrates its CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship victory by posing with a plaque at the Cross Creek Golf Club Monday, May 15. The Lancers played against 19 other schools and secured the CIF Southern Section Championship title with an overall score of 360 in the three-day tournament.

Boys golf tees up its fifth CIF championship; first Division 1 title

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter May 26, 2023

For the first time in the school’s history, the boys golf team won the CIF Division 1 title, keeping its undefeated season since Freeway League play started intact. “In these one-day championships,...

Sabrina Teitelbaum’s debut album Blondeshell worth coming out of shell for

Sabrina Teitelbaum’s debut album Blondeshell worth coming out of shell for

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter May 23, 2023

Despite releasing five out of nine songs in her album Blondshell that came out April 7, Sabrina Teitelbaum, also known as Blondshell, succeeds in using her guitar to create an addictive and soothing album. First...

Sophomore Caleb Kim swings his driver to hit the golf ball at Alta Vista Country Club against the Valencia Tigers Tuesday, March 7. The Lancers won this preseason match 197-211.

BOYS GOLF PREVIEW: Lancers aim to maintain dominance

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter April 14, 2023

Coaches: Scott Enrico (head coach) Top Returning Players: Caleb Kim (10), Jeffrey Kwak (12), Dylan Lee (10) Top Newcomers: Andrew Choi (9), Noah Hitomi (9), Jonathan Jeon (9) Last Season: The...

Newly hired campus supervisor Randall Avalos (right) talks with two students during lunch near the cafeteria earlier this semester.

Avid collector, baseball coach establishes himself as campus supervisor

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter April 11, 2023

When Randall Avalos was 10 years old, his uncle introduced him to the hobby of collecting and selling baseball cards. Out of the many he saw, Avalos said he remembered seeing his uncle's 1952 card featuring...

Sophomore Anthony Mitri plays chess with another student on Wednesday, March 1, in Room 52 during lunch to hone his skills.

CLUB CORNER: Chess videos on social media drawing more students to play classic game — online and in person

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter March 31, 2023 has been around for 15 years, according to their website. But only this school year has student interest in the website taken off — similar to how Wordle became a fad for a while in the...

Site technician Anthony Jara (left) and International Baccalaureate coordinator and art teacher Brian Wall pose after their nomination as the employees of the year in Room 3 on Jan. 18.

Veteran and second-year staffer named teacher and employee of the year

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter February 3, 2023

One has worked at Sunny Hills High School for 32 years, while the other only two. Despite the gap in their work experience, Sunny Hills staff recognized both as the campus’ employees of the year at...

New chemistry teacher Mason Morris, who worked here as an administrator before returning as an instructor, demonstrates a lab experiment with his period four regular chemistry class on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

HAPPY RETURNS, PART 2: Ex-administrator now science teacher Mason Morris aims to build chemistry with his students

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter September 28, 2022

New science teacher Mason Morris likes to keep the chemistry going between him and his students. That’s why in each of his chemistry classes, he usually likes to start off with a joke or inspirational...

Alienoid movie poster features popular South Korean actress Kim Tae-ri, known for her film debut in 2016s The Handmaiden, (left) and her father, an alien known as Guard. The film, the first of two parts, blends several genres ranging from science fiction to action to comedy.

South Korean film, ‘Alienoid,’ mixes sci-fi, action, fantasy and comedy to a more confusing than fun ride

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter September 23, 2022

Perhaps in the planning stages of “Alienoid,” the idea to mix time-traveling, interplanetary robots (sci-fi) with dosas in search of a powerful blade (the hero’s journey) sounded too good to be true. And...

Class of 2021 alumnus Tyler Pak walks to class in Rome on Wednesday. Pak was among those who accepted a spring semester admission offer by USC.

USC among few offering spring admits

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter December 8, 2021

Sunny Hills Class of 2018 alumnus Daniel Briones encountered a surprise after opening his status update on his USC portal back on March 23, 2018.  It was an acceptance letter decorated with falling...

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