The Accolade

Krishna Thaker

Krishna Thaker, Staff Reporter

As a first time staffer, junior Krishna Thaker is really excited to join The Accolade team. She has already written five stories for the online and print issues of the newspaper during her time in Journalism one. Krishna is looking forward to writing even more stories this year while improving her journalism skills. She hopes to contribute, to the best of her ability, to the hardworking Accolade staff.

When Krishna isn't writing stories and interviewing others, she is buried in homework, volunteering, interning for the New England Academy and practicing at her dance studio. In her free time she enjoys playing with her younger sister and watching Netflix.

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A prime example of rape culture and its prevalence in society culminated in the media's coverage of the infamous Steubenville rape case, in which the victim was publically shamed for ruining the careers of her rapists who could have otherwise had

Rape culture plagues society; how can we stop it?

May 17, 2021

On the night of Aug. 11, 2012, in Steubenville, Ohio, a high school girl — incapacitated by alcohol — was publicly and repeatedly sexually assaulted by two of her classmates, who documented the acts...

Original Vice President Kamala Harris print cover a cover-up for racism and prejudice at Vogue

January 31, 2021

Option one depicts her sporting a powder blue suit while standing in front of a beautiful gold and tan backdrop. Option two, with green and pink drapes messily hung in the background, shows the vice...

The Electoral College is an outdated and ineffective system, an Accolade writer argues.

Get rid of the Electoral College

December 28, 2020

Without fail, every presidential election season, the phrase “your vote counts,” gets thrown around by campaigners for the executive office, attempting to attract high voter turnouts. However, this...

Since the start of hybrid learning on Nov. 2, agriculture students have had the chance to see the three newly born kids and one lamb whose mothers are shown eating grass almost two months before the first lamb was born on Dec. 10.

Six mother goats and lambs give birth on recently reopened campus farm

December 17, 2020

Holiday gift giving came early at the Sunny Hills agriculture farm when the pregnant goats and sheep gave birth to four babies over the last month, with one sheep expected to deliver soon.  Currently,...

My fellowship with the California Democratic Party teaches me a lot about the problems COVID-19 has caused for elderly volunteers

December 6, 2020

“OK, so what is this Google Chrome, and why do I need it to start making calls? Will it disconnect me from the Zoom if I switch tabs?” she frantically asked while squinting at the screen.  “Don’t...

Cameron Tong (right) celebrates his wedding day with his bride, Shirley, on July 13 in front of Wyoming’s Grand Teton mountain range. Nearly a month later on Aug. 11, Tong starts the 2020-2021 school year at Sunny Hills as a new math instructor, teaching Algebra 2 and Probability and Statistics.

New math teacher mixes ‘cool points’ and music to hype up interest in his classes

November 21, 2020

Every Friday, math teacher Cameron Tong plays a musical game with his students in all of his classes called, “Guess That Song.” As students are joining his Zoom session or are walking into his classroom...

Livestock like this pig remained on the Sunny Hills farm as of April 10 after live classroom instruction ended nearly a month before because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ag students were coming to the farm one at a time to take care of their animals to prep them for the Orange County Fair, which was eventually canceled because of COVID-19 health and safety concerns. After that, Fullerton Joint Union High School District officials decided to have all the animals removed.

Fullerton Joint Union High School District officials agree to allow livestock back on Sunny Hills farm

September 25, 2020

First, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] over the summer banned all livestock from any of its farms for agriculture students because the coronavirus pandemic had forced the closure...

Art illustrated by Accolade graphics editor Erin Lee.

May 10: How I came to appreciate my mother even more after she and my little sister were quarantined in India because of COVID-19 pandemic

May 19, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns about students’ various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit...

Art illustrated by Accolade graphics editor Erin Lee.

Editorial: 45-minute, free-response Advanced Placement tests definitely worth taking

May 12, 2020

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, schools have adapted to alternative methods of education by switching to online learning, which has been hard for many Sunny Hills students.  Concerns over cheating...

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association recognized Helios's 2018-2019 yearbook Nov. 1, including this Sports section spread.
Image posted with permission from Helios

Columbia Scholastic Press Association names Accolade, Helios Crown award finalists — only Orange County publications to receive such a national honor

November 15, 2019

The Accolade newspaper and Helios yearbook have been named a finalist for a national award sponsored by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association [CSPA]. Through a live Twitter feed video on Halloween,...

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