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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

Hanna Oltman

Hanna Oltman, Arts & Entertainment Editor

With one year of high school left, senior Hanna Oltman is finishing her time at The Accolade as the new arts & entertainment editor. Over the past three years, Oltman has discovered a love for journalism and reporting, specifically for writing critical reviews. So whenever a new movie, album, or TV show is released, she’ll have plenty to say about it. Aside from writing reviews and entering in journalism competitions, Oltman usually spends her free time either reading or gardening. She loves growing plants almost as much as she loves working with her staff members.

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For an effective distance learning connection, teachers must exercise understanding and empathy

For an effective distance learning connection, teachers must exercise understanding and empathy

December 7, 2020

School is never easy, especially with AP/IB classes and extracurriculars. But being stuck at home doing school online only makes it worse. At this point, everyone knows that most schools across the...

Staff editorial: FJUHSD should delay Nov. 2 hybrid reopening

October 30, 2020

The Accolade’s editorial board count: 6 agree and 10 disagree with the Fullerton Joint Union High School District’s decision to partially reopen schools Nov. 2. For the past seven months (not including...

After venturing off to London, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) opens up a newspaper in search of clues that her missing mother might have left her.

The curious case of ‘Enola Holmes’: simply refreshing if not elementary

October 22, 2020

Now, where to begin? From mysterious cyphers and teenage romance to near death experiences and progressive reform for women, Netflix’s new original movie is the latest attempt to revamp the notorious...

Senior Hanna Oltman uses her iPhone 11 to take an image of protestors in Downtown Fullerton on June 7 chanting for justice after the death of George Floyd.

[Photo] Why I stand with Black Lives Matter

September 2, 2020

Senior Hanna Oltman uses her iPhone 11 to take an image of protestors in Downtown Fullerton on June 7 chanting for justice after the death of George Floyd.

Senior Hanna Oltman uses her iPhone 11 to take an image of protestors in Downtown Fullerton on June 7 chanting for justice after the death of George Floyd.

Why I stand with Black Lives Matter

September 2, 2020

I’ve never been pulled over for looking suspicious. I’ve never been called a racial slur.  I’ve never had a discussion with my parents about how to act if stopped by a police officer.  Why? Simply...

A student models Christian Aguirre's painted denim jacket to advertise his growing business. Reprinted with permission from Christian Aguirre

May 29: Being quarantined at home because of coronavirus crisis can’t stop these students from pursuing Victorian-era hobbies

May 30, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you...

To help low-income families who cannot afford internet access at home for students, Charter Communications has been offering 60-day free WiFi service. This was in response to several California schools' decisions to close campuses to students because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many teachers now instruct remotely from home using Google Meet or Zoom. Image used with permission from Charter Communications.

Charter Communications offers Spectrum free internet for 60 days for students so they can do classwork at home

April 12, 2020

Since the move last month to distance learning at Sunny Hills High School, Charter Communications has offered free Spectrum Wi-Fi service for 60 days to any homes with K-12 or college students who do not...

Snappy-dresser senior Clara Hahm (left) poses in her trendy, spring outfit with a scarf scrunchie and cropped cardigan while senior Ruben Parker (middle) shows off his bucket hat and bulky chain necklaces and sophomore Elaine Chu (right) sports a skirt and crop top for a casual but put together look.

Springing into fashion with cardigans, Nikes and headbands

March 10, 2020

Instead of neon tube tops and low-rise jeans, 2020 fashion means headbands and cargo pants. With the upcoming spring season, the fashion spotlight is shining on new styles, accessories and patterns as...

Fullerton’s Love of Orange County Kids, also known as FLOCK, has been raising money and accepting donations of school supplies, clothing and prom attire to support homeless students in the community. Art by Erin Lee.

Group ‘flocks’ to aid homeless students in Fullerton Joint Union High School District

February 4, 2020

A man wearing tattered clothes while pushing around a shopping cart. A woman sleeping under a bridge with nothing but a stray dog to keep her warm. A man holding a sign on the side of the highway...

The 28th annual Why Mom Deserves a Diamond contest stems from Diamond Mike Watson's idea. This image of Watson is used on the contest website as well as on the news release about this year's competition.

Calling all poetry lovers — here’s your chance to win some bling bling

January 15, 2020

For a chance to win a nearly $600 diamond, elementary to high school students have until Friday, Jan. 17, to enter the 28th annual “Why Mom Deserves a Diamond” contest by writing a poem of 22 words...

Sparks fly as Tom (Henry Golding) and Kate (Emilia Clarke) chatter across the counter in the Christmas boutique that Kate works at in the holiday film,

Cute, cliche but crazy ‘Last Christmas’ wins over hearts despite unlikely plot

December 11, 2019

In recent years, it seems that romantic comedies have taken an indefinite sabbatical (at least from the big screens). So in theory, a warm, silly holiday movie centered on an unlikely but lovable pair...

Math teacher Amanda Morris gears up with water bottles, a knee brace, hat, and sunglasses for her first marathon in Long Beach in 2013. Image used with permission from Amanda Morris.

Mathematician meets marathons 

October 25, 2019

After a long day of lecturing and grading papers, most teachers head home to get some well-needed rest. However, Sunny Hills math teacher Amanda Morris puts on her running shoes, grabs some water and hits...

Sophomore Samantha Stanfill holds the ribbons she won after her pig Astro notched the top prize of Grand Champion Market Hog at the Orange County Fair over the summer.  Image posted with permission from Samantha Mejia.

Oink, oink; Sunny Hills agriculture’s Astro the pig wins Grand Champion title at OC Fair

August 29, 2019

For the first time in 18 years, the Sunny Hills Agriculture Department won the top prize of Grand Champion Market Hog over the summer at the Orange County Fair with its 295-pound pig, Astro.  “I...

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