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The Accolade

Irene Park

Irene Park, Copy Editor

After spending her freshman year in the Journalism 1 class, sophomore Irene Park takes on the role of one of the copy editors of The Accolade. Park looks forward to contributing to the publication by enhancing reporters' stories. As a cub reporter, she received a Best of SNO award for her story about the unique ways some teachers commemorate Memorial Day. Park plans to strengthen her writing abilities and balance her growing workload while fostering new friendships.

Outside of The Accolade, she is the sophomore president of the Korean Culture Club and actively participates in other clubs. In her free time, she watches anime and plays the cello.

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Cyber attacks targeting schools have gone up in recent years. The internet outage the Fullerton Join Union High School district experienced on Tuesday, Nov. 14, was a result of one as well.

NEW GANG IN TOWN: Cybersecurity experts cite increased wave of ransomware attacks on schools

Irene Park, Copy Editor May 12, 2024

It’s known as the Medusa ransomware gang. Though the name is based on a Greek mythological character known for turning those who meet her eyes into stone, cybersecurity experts say that moniker has...

Episode 9: SH Alumni Talk — Korean Teacher and Basketball Coach Joe Ok

Julie Jung and Irene Park April 12, 2024

The main cast of “The Addams Family” dances together during the Wednesday, April 3, dress rehearsal in the Performing Arts Center of the musical comedy’s first act intro titled, “When You’re an Addams.”

‘Addams Family’ musical comedy debuts tonight, April 4, in the PAC

Irene Park, Copy Editor April 4, 2024

For the first time in Sunny Hills history, the theater program has staged three productions in a school year – the latest being the musical comedy, “The Addams Family,” which debuts tonight, April...

The principals digital newsletter promotes three new tutoring programs introduced this year. The Algebra Center, however, on the top right hand corner is an after school tutoring program that has been on campus for awhile..

Faculty, Link Crew introduce new after school tutoring options for such subjects as English, Spanish

Emily Lee and Irene Park March 27, 2024

For the first time in school history, the World Language Department has created an after-school tutoring program for students struggling in Spanish classes. “During one of our Professional Learning...

“PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE” signs in English (left) on one side and other languages on the other outside the school’s west parking lot have been removed. The seasonal assistants for the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District had tied them around posts outside of campus and behind Raytheon Co. last October.

Public health notice signs about West Nile virus removed from posts near Sunny Hills, Raytheon Co.

Ellen Hwang and Irene Park March 27, 2024

After six months in which “PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE” disease detection signs were placed outside of the Sunny Hills west parking lot, officials have removed the placards. Orange County Mosquito and...

Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell, Percy Jackson and the Olympians) holds his mythical sword, Riptide, while hiding behind a box before fighting Medusa in the third episode of the Disney+ series that premiered in December.

BRINGING BACK MEMORIES: ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ rekindles childhood dreams for actors

Irene Park, Copy Editor January 9, 2024

Seven. That’s how many times 15-year-old actor Walker Scobell (“The Adam Project”) said he’s read Rick Riordan’s five-book, fantasy series Percy Jackson & the Olympians. “I've been...

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy (right) wants those ages 15-24 of the electorate to pass a civics test about the U.S. government before they can vote. Right now, once U.S. citizens turn 18, they have the right to cast ballots during elections.

Civics Education Initiative makes voting more meaningful in the U.S. with a new civics test

Irene Park, Copy Editor December 19, 2023

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, the youngest of the current nine vying for the chance to take on Democratic President Joe Biden, proposed a plan to pass a constitutional amendment that...

A worker sent by the district shows up during second period to clean up the fallen tree trunk in front of Room 137 Thursday, Oct. 26.

NEXT PHASE, LANDSCAPING: Removal of damaged lockers, disease-infested shrubbery provides new opportunities to beautify campus

Irene Park, Copy Editor November 27, 2023

This is the last of a three-part series on the extensive changes to Sunny Hills facilities over the summer and during part of August after the 2023-2024 school year started. Part 1 focused on the new...

A Fastsigns employee puts up new logo decals during the afternoon onto the door of Room 107 on Thursday, Aug. 10. Not all the logos were put up in the summer, with the employees having to return later to finish. The doors also have different designs, with some displaying a Lancer head and others displaying an“SH” logo.

SIGNING ON — AND OFF: Hallways, athletic areas get large, square-shaped panels; logos for programs like dance, AVID removed

Irene Park, Copy Editor October 31, 2023

This is the second of a three-part series on the extensive changes to Sunny Hills facilities over the summer and during part of August after the 2023-2024 school year started. Part 1 focused on the new...

Freshman Eli Anizor puts his belongings into his designated locker between the 20s and 40s buildings during lunch Tuesday, Sept. 26. Over the summer school officials contracted with Color New Co. and spent $390,000 to paint the lockers black and changed the colors on all buildings to a neutral gray-white.

$400,000 MAKEOVER: Most students, staff like new look of black lockers, neutral gray-white on all buildings, larger signage

Irene Park, Copy Editor October 20, 2023

This is the first of a three-part series on the extensive changes to Sunny Hills facilities over the summer and during part of August after the 2023-2024 school year started. The Accolade will focus first...

Seniors Dakota Ouzts (left) and Michael Marquez react as they battle against each other in a game of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during an open tournament on Friday, Sept. 8, after school in Room 111. Marquez won 2-0, proceeding to the winner’s bracket.

eSPORTS PREVIEW: League of Legends team aims to stay at top of its game, repeat as CIF champs

Irene Park, Copy Editor October 2, 2023

Advisers: Sonya Joyce, Myra Deister Top Returning Players: Garv Jain (12), Peter Jung (11), David Kim (11), Tim Lee (11) Top Newcomers: Brian Carlson (12), Alexander Dang (9), Andrew Jang (11), Noah...

The names of
fallen alumni in the U.S. military are displayed on the white board where the American flag is in English teacher Scott Rosenkranzs class in Room 185. Rosenkranz started memorializing
these former SH students this school year.

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN FOR MEMORIAL DAY: 3 teachers recognize SH alumni in the military with signs underneath the American flag in their classrooms

Irene Park, Copy Editor May 15, 2023

Two red, white and blue 8.5-inch-wide-by-11-inch-high pieces of paper are taped near the whiteboard underneath the American flag in Rooms 55, 184 and 185. Written in blue text are the names and graduating...

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