The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

Elijah Jhee

Elijah Jhee, Managing Editor

Entering The Accolade staff last year as an assistant news editor, senior Elijah Jhee looks forward to contributing toward the award-winning paper in his second year on staff as a managing editor. As an assistant news editor, Jhee primarily focused on writing stories that dealt with ASB and student clubs. However, he also wasn’t afraid to branch out from these topics, writing various movie reviews on films that interested him. In his senior year, Jhee hopes to establish a sense of clarity and productivity within the staff despite a time period of growing uncertainty.

In his free time, Jhee enjoys playing basketball, leveling up in video games and eating Asian cuisine with friends.

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Despite my online WiFi issues earlier in May, the College Board has convinced me to take the 2021 AP tests — whether they’re home or school assigned

Despite my online WiFi issues earlier in May, the College Board has convinced me to take the 2021 AP tests — whether they’re home or school assigned

December 6, 2020

11:50 a.m. I let out a sigh of relief as I took my fingers off the keyboard.  The piercing white background of the College Board website blankly stared back at me. After 50 arduous minutes of anxiety-driven...

An artist's interpretation of the writer and his thoughts on immigration.

King for a day: Let’s re-ignite Lady Liberty’s torch

November 2, 2020

This is the fourth 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,...

 Sunny Hills students, such as seniors David Chu and Joyce Park, nicknamed “chu” and “leannes #1 fan” respectively, utilize the multi-channel features of Discord by chatting in text servers. On the left, various text and voice channels are located for members of the specific Discord server to chat in.

It’s called Discord, but the instant messaging app has actually done more uniting during COVID-19 pandemic

October 13, 2020

During a time when face-to-face interaction and social gatherings with peers seem impossible because of COVID-19 health and safety issues, students like senior Quinn Cassady only need to boot up their...

This is the optical color wheel rising senior Elijah Jhee submitted for one of his assignments in his summer Drawing and Painting class. For the first time in Sunny Hills history, summer school sessions were held online.

Win, lose or draw: How my summer art instructor kept me engaged during distance learning

August 10, 2020

The most important item for my summer school art class at Sunny Hills wasn’t a paintbrush or a charcoal pencil. It was my school-issued chromebook. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, all summer...

Many find modified, online AP exam easier to take, though a few plan to take makeup tests in June after experiencing technical issues with submitting their responses

May 29, 2020

The online modified Advancement Placement [AP] exams were much easier for many Sunny Hills students who took them throughout most of this month, but some experienced technical difficulties and have opted...

Tacos Maggie in Buena Park lets the food do the talking, not the design of the truck, as it beats out two other local food truck eateries in North Orange County. Photo taken by Accolade assistant news editor Elijah Jhee.

Tacos Maggie tops the list of food trucks to check out once coronavirus threat ends

March 20, 2020

The review was done before the coronavirus crisis that has forced several food services businesses to temporarily close down its doors to diners but instead are offering to-go orders and food delivery...

Junior Albert Chung (left) and senior Kenji Williams stand behind junior Carrie Cheng during their filming of Cheng's ASB campaign video. Cheng, who got the most votes for ASB treasurer March 13, was cosplaying as Timmy Turner, the protagonist of

ASB elections update: Beining wins secretary, Cheng captures treasurer positions

March 15, 2020

Running unopposed, juniors Daniel Magpayo and Albert Chung secured their positions as ASB president and vice president, respectively, while juniors Jenna Beining and Carrie Cheng earned the most votes...

Directed by Bong Joon-Ho,

“Parasite” will not be the last movie from South Korean film industry to win Oscar’s “Best Picture” award

February 24, 2020

Ninety-two years. That’s how long The Academy Awards have been awarding Oscars to prestigious movies and directors in the film industry. And for that amount of time, only films of the English language...

Guard senior Annika Johnson (right) attempts to shoot a freethrow during the game against Fullerton on Feb. 4 at the Sunny Hills High School gym. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra

No. 19 girls basketball secures 2nd place in Freeway League after 56-37 win over Fullerton

February 7, 2020

Riding high on a four-game winning streak, the No. 19 Sunny Hills girls basketball team beat Fullerton High School 56-37 in a home game Feb. 4, guaranteeing that the Lady Lancers will hold lone possession...

Principal Allen Whitten (left) shows the WASC certificate to English teacher Suzanne Boxdorfer, who was the WASC coordinator in charge of producing a self-study report for the visiting team in March of last semester. The document concluded that  Sunny Hills High School's accreditation is valid until June 30, 2025. Photo by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Sunny Hills earns six-year accreditation status

October 2, 2019

After a committee’s evaluation of Sunny Hills’ progress in the spring semester, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges [WASC] granted the campus a six-year accreditation term -- the best outcome...

Middle blocker senior Marlena Martinez (right) jumps in the air to spike a ball during a 3-0 win against Bonita High School Sept. 10 at the Sunny Hills gym. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake.

Girls volleyball ends four-match slide, sweeps Bonita High School in Sept. 10 home game

September 19, 2019

In a clean sweep, the Sunny Hills girls volleyball team defeated Bonita High School 3-0 at a home game on Sept. 10, advancing the team’s record  to 2-4. Sunny Hills’ head coach Amanda Donaldson...

Senior Link Crew leader Aimee Park helps two students find their name tags during the Aug. 6 orientation (Image posted with permission from Julia Hur).

Link Crew welcomes 500 freshmen in gym

August 16, 2019

This story was updated Aug. 31 with additional information from other freshmen. In its third year at Sunny Hills, Link Crew organized a freshman orientation Aug. 6 at the gym to help incoming students...

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