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Justin Pak

Justin Pak, Copy Editor

After taking the Journalism 1 course as a freshman, sophomore Justin Pak joined The Accolade as one of the copy editors. Through journalism, he aims to strengthen his writing skills, manage his time better and improve his social skills. As a cub reporter, Pak primarily wrote news stories and now hopes to write in other sections to broaden his horizons.

In his free time, Pak enjoys watching videos, playing games with friends or sleeping.

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Social science teacher Christine Creel with some of her students from the Class of 2005; Creel, who retired in 2013, died Wednesday, March 26, of breast cancer, and a memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton. (All images used with permission from Robert Bradburn.)

Ex-SH teacher Christine Creel has died after battling breast cancer for 15 years; memorial service set for Saturday, April 29, in Fullerton church

Justin Pak, Copy Editor April 28, 2023

A memorial service for former Sunny Hills social science teacher Christine Creel, who died of breast cancer last month, will be held Saturday, April 29, at the First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton. Anyone...

Fullerton Joint Union High School District officials have put together an informational flyer to promote the new Ethnic Studies class to be offered for the 2023-2024 school year. Counselors who handed out registration packets to non-seniors earlier this semester included this handout for students to consider adding to their course selections.

Promotion pays off for new ethnic studies class for 2023-2024

Justin Pak, Copy Editor April 24, 2023

For the first time, school officials offered Ethnic Studies as a new social science elective during spring registration in the 2021-2022 school year. However, no one ended up signing up for it. To...

Senior Julian Boyd practices his butterfly stroke for the upcoming season after school in the Sunny Hills pool Monday, March 13.

BOYS AND GIRLS SWIM PREVIEW: Lancers look to improve, qualify for CIF

Justin Pak, Copy Editor March 14, 2023

Coaches: Keith Nighswonger (head coach/girls head coach), Sergio Dorrego (boys head coach), Jordan Jaime (assistant coach), Amanda Morris-Shaw (assistant coach) Top Returners: Julian Boyd (12), Eden...

eSports co-presidents senior Cole Sass (left) and junior Garv Jain promote their Saturday, Feb. 4, Minecraft tournament during a club meeting on Friday, Jan. 20. For the current CIF season, the North America Scholastic eSports Federation replaced PlayVS as the program’s host.

eSports teams play under CIF’s new host NASEF

Justin Pak, Copy Editor February 23, 2023

After competing under the PlayVS program since 2019, winning four titles, the Lancers switched to their pre-CIF host, the North America Scholastic eSports Federation [NASEF], after the organization bought...

Junior Abanoub Bishay (right) asks for sophomore Luke Corrales’ help in the quad during lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 18 to demonstrate how he interviews students for Bishay’s Quote of the Day series on his Instagram Reels.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Brothers’ Instagram Reels garner up to 9.1 million views

Justin Pak, Copy Editor February 9, 2023

Five days after Election Day last November, sophomore Jerome Bishay wanted to know what his peers on campus were thinking as he sat in the quad during lunch. Not about politics, but about what might...

Richard Thomas plays Atticus Finch, an attorney who agrees to defend a Black man accused of sexually harassing a white woman in the stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.

To Kill a Mockingbird stage adaptation worth scouting for something to do during holiday break

Justin Pak, Copy Editor November 22, 2022

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has faced controversy in recent years, especially during the Black Lives Matter movement. The novel about an Alabama lawyer — Atticus Finch — defending a Black...

Senior Ricardo Gonzalez belts to “Hypocrisy,” a song that Gonzalez wrote and performed Wednesday, Oct. 26,  with three other band members during the Fall Festival held after school in the quad.

PHOTO ESSAY: Conservatory of Fine Arts draws after-school crowd with carnival-themed Fall Festival

Justin Pak, Copy Editor November 8, 2022

While New Orleans usually celebrates the Mardis Gras season in the spring, the Conservatory of Fine Arts [COFA] wanted to create a carnival atmosphere for its annual Fall Festival last month. “We...

New World Language teacher Cindy Ruiz passes out papers to her fourth period Spanish 1 class on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Ruiz also coaches the girls frosh-soph soccer team.

Second time’s the charm for new Spanish teacher who applied for a position in the district in 2020

Justin Pak, Copy Editor September 6, 2022

The second – instead of the third – time became the charm for new Spanish teacher Cindy Ruiz. Before joining the faculty this school year, Ruiz said she applied to teach Spanish for the Fullerton...

After making an impressive appearance on season 19 of the “American Idol” before withdrawing from the competition, 19-year-old Benson Boone returns to the music scene with his debut single. “GHOST TOWN” conveys sorrowful and pensive emotions felt after a breakup.

Debut song by upcoming artist Benson Boone impressive

Justin Pak, Copy Editor May 18, 2022

Whether it’s watching from the sidelines or having first-hand experience, being involved in a sour and rapidly plummeting relationship is a situation many people can relate to. Upcoming artist Benson...

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