The Accolade

Divya Bharadwaj

Divya Bharadwaj, Staff Reporter

As a junior, Divya Bharadwaj will contribute to The Accolade staff as a staff reporter. During her time in the Journalism 1 class, Bharadwaj wrote a variety of stories and enjoyed covering life at Sunny Hills.

Apart from being on The Accolade staff, she runs Didi Balms, a lip balm business she started two years ago, writes on her personal travel blog Divya Wanders and enjoys reading. Bharadwaj also serves multiple clubs at school including Model United Nations and the Indian Student Association in addition to being part of the International Baccalaureate program.

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Art teacher and International Baccalaureate coordinator Brian Wall holds up the 2020 Yale Educator Award after receiving it in the mail last September.

And the winner goes to … : Art teacher and IB coordinator reflects on Yale Educator Award

February 17, 2021

It was a month into the 2020-2021 school year -- one that started with Sunny Hills students learning from home again like March when the COVID-19 pandemic first broke out. Art teacher and International...

A girl stands in the shadow of her role model as she aspires to follow in her footsteps toward a career in politics.

Fresh wave of female politicians inspires school’s JSA members

November 2, 2020

The Junior Statesmen of America [JSA] dropped the "men" from its name — and rightfully so. At Sunny Hills High School, from the look of its cabinet leaders, it could be referred to as Junior Stateswomen...

Guidance counselor Tracey Falletta’s Oct. 8 appearance on the TV game show, “The Wheel of Fortune,” nets her $22,900, which includes a trip to the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. Because of COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, no one was allowed to be in the audience during the show’s Aug. 7 taping in Culver City.

Sunny Hills counselor spins her way to nearly $23,000 in cash and prizes on TV’s ‘Wheel of Fortune’ game show

October 25, 2020

Sunny Hills counselor Tracey Falletta will never forget the words “puffy” and “fluffy.” With $22,900 in cash and prizes and a $13,850 lead heading in the Final Spin round of TV’s “Wheel...

Pre-Calculus Honors teacher Amanda Morris uses an online game Sept. 11 in her Period 3 class that pairs classmates randomly to reinforce concepts learned in class. Several teachers like Morris are finding new ways to make their virtual classes more engaging for students since the second round of distance learning started for the 2020-2021 school year.

[Photo] Remote learning 2.0: Online games, polls, new tech tools used to provide a more enhanced version of instruction for students

September 19, 2020

Pre-Calculus Honors teacher Amanda Morris uses an online game Sept. 11 in her Period 3 class that pairs classmates randomly to reinforce concepts learned in class. Several teachers like Morris are finding...

Sophomore Divya Bharadwaj shows the various flavors of her lip balm products. Her Didi Balms has come to a halt like several non-essential ones statewide because of the novel coronavirus crisis, but Bharadwaj is hoping to keep her business afloat through online sales. Image posted with permission from Kiran Bharadwaj.

May 26: COVID-19 drops a balm on my small business

May 27, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns about students’ various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit...

Art illustrated by contributing artist Ngan Dang. 

‘Fight on’ for USC’s new free tuition policy for families with $80,000 or less in income

May 24, 2020

As students reach their junior and senior years, an inevitable issue they will confront is whether to apply to public or private universities. They choose to apply to the former not because the latter...

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