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Dominique Chang

Dominique Chang, Staff Reporter

Dominique Chang has taken on the role of a staff reporter after a year of Journalism 1 and has written feature and A&E stories throughout her experience. She plans to work hard and write many stories throughout the year. She likes to listen to music and hang out with friends. Chang is very excited to see how The Accolade will provide its surplus of stories through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Back then a junior, Class of 2019’s Minji Kim dresses up with her peers to celebrate being the lone upperclassmen on campus the Monday before final exams start since the seniors have finished their school year and are getting ready for graduation. This traditional event, also known as “Junior Takeover,” will not be held Monday, May 24, because of the coronavirus pandemic in which many juniors are still choosing to learn from home.

Traditional event in which juniors come to campus dressed in formal attire on Monday before final exams start canceled for second straight year because of coronavirus pandemic

May 24, 2021

For a second straight year, the Associated Student Body [ASB] will not be organizing the traditional “Junior Takeover” in which rising seniors come to school on the first day of final exam week dressed...

A group participates in an unofficial Paper
Toss today in the quad after school.

Seniors to get free breakfast burritos, pick up grad tickets on May 25 event

May 21, 2021

To ensure that COVID-19 health and safety protocols are followed, school officials have combined some traditional, end-of-the-year senior activities into a free one scheduled for May 25. Called “Senior...

Colin Lee takes a picture of sneakers on top of a shoebox in his normal backdrop of a concrete ground in the front of his house to post on his Instagram on April 21, 2021.

Kickstarter: Junior donates thousands of dollars to charities from shoe re-selling business

May 8, 2021

Since last November, junior Colin Lee has made $8,000 off re-selling shoes through his Instagram shoe-selling business, Bobakickss. Lee could have invested all of it into stocks like Tesla, which is...

Aeries, the FJUHSD’s grading system, is shown to have a “Change Your Aeries Password” page that pops up for students and teachers to mandatorily change every couple of months.

Students required to start changing their Aeries passwords more frequently

February 18, 2021

And the countdown begins. “Your password is set to expire in 3 days. Change it now.” “Your password is set to expire in 2 days. Change it now.” “Your password is set to expire in 1 day....

Senior Meagan Kimbrell takes out her collection of 30 masks that she has bought either from Amazon or Target since the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March. Though Kimbrell does not plan to return to campus Nov. 2 for hybrid learning, she still values mask fashion and will continue to promote her new finds on social media.

Unmasking a fashion trend: COVID-19 coverings lead to Lancers’ collection for trendy, stylish wardrobe for going out

October 19, 2020

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March, senior Meagan Kimbrell purchased her first mask: a $7, gray fabric with white polka dots from the Target at Town Center near Sunny Hills High School.  Not...

An artist’s rendering of Instagram’s new feature “Reels” shows a user expressing her creativity through a makeup video using its features like audio, speed, filters and more.

Unlike its name, Instagram’s new feature fails to ‘Reel’ in many users

October 13, 2020

After several accounts of TikTok’s possible shutdown in the summer, avid users like sophomore Jamie Choi deleted the app in August before the new school year began. Because she spent at least two hours...

Standing in front of a red wall, singer-songwriter Robin Skinner, more commonly known as Cavetown, poses for the camera after his new album's debut.

Cavetown’s new hit album Sleepyhead is bound to be a hit for all indie pop lovers

May 29, 2020

Robin Skinner,  also known as Cavetown, an English singer-songwriter, came out with a new hit album called Sleepyhead on March 27, discussing common struggles him and many others experience catching the...

English teacher Christina Zubko stands on the stage in one of Chapman University's auditoriums with her student in 2018, the last time Zubko had a finalist who eventually became a first-place winner at the Holocaust writing contest. Images taken from a March 2018 Sunny Hills High School Facebook post taken by Allen Whitten.

Chapman University’s 21st Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest awards ceremony canceled in light of COVID-19 pandemic; finalists still waiting for date of virtual event to announce winners

April 27, 2020

A Sunny Hills sophomore who was named a finalist in a Chapman University Holocaust writing contest is still awaiting word from organizers for the date of a virtual awards ceremony to find out whether he...

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