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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

Jaimie Chun

Jaimie Chun, Copy Editor

After taking the Journalism 1 program as a freshman, sophomore Jaimie Chun joins The Accolade with high hopes to contribute as one of the copy editors by strengthening reporters' stories. As a cub reporter, Chun has experience writing multiple articles, particularly columns and sports stories. Above all, she anticipates actively helping the program with her passion for writing and covering more stories.

Alongside writing for The Accolade, Chun is part of the softball team and several school clubs around the campus. She can frequently be found playing with her eight years younger brother, listening to music and reading.

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Doctor Strange blasts orange rays in a clash with the Scarlet Witch at the Kamar Taj, the training grounds for mystic art.

‘Doctor Strange 2’ delivers out of the universe experience with unconventional plot

May 17, 2022

Strange plus mad — “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” has the perfect ingredients for a thrilling blockbuster to bewitch viewers with its novel level of gore and character depth. With...

New principal Craig Weinreich, who replaces Allen Whitten, has a conversation on his first day on the job with seniors Lindsay Bridges and Samantha Perez in the quad on April 13. Weinreich said he plans to continue Whitten’s policy of talking with students during break and lunch in order to be accessible with students.

Newly hired principal Craig Weinreich, who was an assistant principal here until 2019, aims to reconnect with students, staff

April 28, 2022

For some veteran faculty members at Sunny Hills, Craig Weinreich is remembered as an up-and-coming English teacher in 1999 and a social science instructor a few years later. While for boosters of the...

In an effort to raise awareness about drug abuse – especially since prom occurs this month in April – students in Friday Night Live [FNL] have organized a new contest addressing the question: “What does drug prevention mean to you?” This part of the FNL flyer shows the varying Starbucks gift card values as prizes for the top three entries.

$45 worth of Starbucks gift cards offered as prizes in new drug prevention contest

April 8, 2022

In an effort to get more students to enter its new drug prevention contest offering three Starbucks gift cards as prizes, Friday Night Live [FNL] has extended its entry deadline to Friday, April 15, club...

Wordle, the once-a-day-game, interests Sunny Hills students and teachers as the game brightens their day.

‘Simple, clear, fun and free’: Clues offered for how Wordle puzzle game has become a hit nationwide

March 18, 2022

For some like sophomore Maximiliano Soto, it’s the allure of beating someone else out to solve a puzzle. “You get a slight ego boost, so you feel good and get that sense of accomplishment,” Soto...

A screenshot of the page that students who fill out the pre-session questionnaire will look at as they wait to be connected with their tutor.

Tutor.com website offers help 24/7 for students in all subjects

March 15, 2022

Junior Sierra Chavez had to memorize the definitions of what seemed like an endless list of terms for Advanced Placement [AP] Language and Composition teacher Teresa McCarty’s 100-words vocabulary test...

This is a screenshot of an email sent from UCLA to Sunny Hills Class of 2021 alumna Meagan Kimbrell informing her of the extension of remote learning. As University of California and many other colleges are opting to go online because of the new Omicron variant, SH alumni experience the limitations of online instruction.

Universities shut down in light of Omicron surges

February 1, 2022

Sporting furry red, plaid pajama pants and an overfit hoodie, Sunny Hills Class of 2021 alumna Anika Madan is ready for her first period class at the University of California, Irvine.  Not exactly...

During new teacher Daniel Flores’ fourth period Video Production class in Room 136, junior Rylee Ortiz (left) plays a quick game of Pac-Man before the bell rings on Friday, Jan. 21. Flores arcade game is among the items he set up as part of the January theme about pop culture.

From ‘The Wizard of Oz’ movie props to the 1980s Pac-Man arcade game, new video production teacher impresses his students with themed classroom decorations

January 20, 2022

As students walked into the first day of their Regional Occupation Program [ROP] Video Production class in August, they literally entered into a whole new world. Movie posters featuring early 20th century...

Two Sunny Hills students pass out information about the school’s Engineering Pathways to Innovation and Change during the January 2018 Open House in the gym. With a surge over winter break in Omicron variant cases in Orange County, district officials have decided to cancel the Thursday, Jan. 6, Open House – the first in-person one since January 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic hit in March of that same year.

Surge in Omicron COVID-19 variant cases prompt district officials to impose new health and safety protocols, canceling this month’s Open House, sports team dinners and banquets

January 6, 2022

This story was updated on Jan. 7 to reflect new information from school officials and coaches as well as  the number of positive COVID-19 cases among Sunny Hills students based on the school district's...

Principal Allen Whitten takes the podium to welcome visitors to this year’s Back to School Night on Aug. 31. Starting next semester, Whitten will take on a newly created position in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District as the director of Student Services.

After seven years guiding Sunny Hills, principal Allen Whitten gets promotion to new position in the district as director of Student Support Services

December 8, 2021

After serving as principal here for seven years since 2014, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] has promoted Allen Whitten to a new position as the FJUHSD’s director of Student Support...

A screenshot of the National Scholastic Press Associations list of high school newspaper Pacemaker finalists with the first one representing California journalism programs being Sunny Hills The Accolade.

The Accolade newspaper PDF issues from 2020-2021 tapped national Pacemaker finalist – only journalism program in Orange County given such an honor

October 30, 2021

For the first time since 2013, The Accolade has been named a national Pacemaker award finalist based on issues evaluated from the 2020-2021 school year. “This particular recognition has eluded us...

Sophomore Esther Kim sprints to the finish line during the Sunny Hills Wayne Walker Invitational Sept. 25 at Fullerton’s Craig Park. Kim placed fifth in the girls sophomore division.

Sunny Hills boys and girls cross country places consistently across age divisions in the Wayne Walker XC Invitational

October 5, 2021

Four Lancer cross country runners – three boys and one girl – placed in the Top 10 of their 3-mile races at the 27th annual Wayne Walker Invitational at Fullerton’s Craig Park. Although Eastvale's...

The state has started sending special recall election ballot information to registered voters like this one. The name and address have been removed for confidentiality.

Do you qualify to vote in the Sept. 14 special election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom?

September 3, 2021

Seniors who were born on Sept. 14, 2003, or earlier but missed the Aug. 30 time frame to register to vote for a special election to decide the fate of California Gov. Gavin Newsom will have to wait until...

Jaimie Chun (left) and her 7-year-old brother make gimbap, a Korean dish with cooked rice, eggs, spam, spinach and pickled radish. During the coronavirus pandemic, the two shared this meal last summer.

Finding my identity through the pandemic

May 17, 2021

A few weeks into the pandemic in May 2020, I woke up to a scent that drifted its way up to my room. It was different from the bland whiff of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich I had on my walks to school....

Cub reporter Jaimie Chun (center) slides into third base during a friendly match at Shadow Oak Park in West Covina on Oct. 24. Chun, who has traveled out of state for softball showcases, believes that changes need to be made in order for the competitions to be safe for all.

Houston, we have a problem: Club sports need changes

January 16, 2021

One month ago, I wouldn’t have expected to see myself preparing to board a flight to Houston (with a layover in Las Vegas). But when my club softball coach announced on Sept. that 15 our team would...

Albert Soliguen is the newest coach on the Sunny Hills campus.

Boys volleyball adds new coach for second season

January 2, 2021

After he earned MVP honors at Garden Grove High School in 2009, was recruited to play college-level volleyball at Orange Coast College and led Sonora’s girls volleyball team to a runner-up finish in...

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