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Pricilla Escobedo

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter

Junior Pricilla Escobedo spent her first year as a staff writer for The Accolade in her sophomore year. This year, Escobedo returns to continue improving her reporting and formatting skills and looks forward to contributing to The Accolade newsletter. She has won two Best of SNO awards for her articles.

Outside of The Accolade, Escobedo participates in several clubs and is an Advancement Via Individual Determination student. She strives to be more involved in school and is a part of Link Crew this year. Escobedo hopes that the print publication of The Accolade does not lessen in popularity against online media.

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In the second episode of Netflixs take on Edgar Allan Poes gothic short story, The Fall of the House of Usher, an unexpected visitor shows up to haunt one of the children of main character, Roderick Usher. The eight-episode series -- rated TV-MA -- was released Thursday, Oct. 12, just in time for those looking for a Halloween treat.

REVIEW: Netflix’s adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic short story ‘ushers’ in an intriguing horror-verse

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter October 30, 2023

For Netflix subscribers looking for even gorier scenes to watch for their Halloween treat than the ones from such horror flicks as “Scream” or “Annabelle,” look no further than the recently released,...

A GLIMPSE OF A NEW LIFE: Junior Daniel Kim stands in front of the Sunny Hills sign commemorating his new new school Sept. 23, 2022.

Teen music producer transfers from Austria to SH

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter May 10, 2023

In a small nook of junior Daniel Kim’s home, a consistent string of melodic piano chords mixes with slow rhythmic beats late into the night. Besides his musical instruments, Kim often finds himself in...

Winston Creel, a father of triplet daughters who attended Sunny Hills in the mid-1980s, rides his horse as the school mascot known as Winston the Lancer. The mascot would show up at Sunny Hills home football games until the horse died before the start of the 2016-2017 football season.

DID YOU KNOW? FROM LANCE BULLWINKLE TO WINSTON THE LANCER: How Sunny Hills got its mascot, school colors

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter March 3, 2023

As a continuing feature from last semester, The Accolade investigates some of the school's history. For this issue, we look into the origins of how Sunny Hills' colors became black and gold and how the...

Chemistry teacher Alexander Hua (right) stands next to his opponent, Kevin Granados, whom he beat in the final match of Fullertons gaming arena Ultimate Weekly #50 competition on Sunday, Jan. 8.

Chemistry teacher also a Smash Bros. gamer

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter February 16, 2023

For chemistry teacher Alexander Hua, his fascination with Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. started when he was 8 years old. Some time after the video game’s Jan. 21, 1999 release, Hua said his parents...

New math instructor Summer “Jade” Ng teaches her first-period Geometry 2A students how to determine the numerical length of points in Room 85 on Friday, Aug. 19.

NAME CHANGER: Miss Ng sounds too much like ‘missing,’ so new math teacher has a solution

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter December 16, 2022

On the first day of school, Summer Ng wanted to be direct with her students. Not about math or the challenges of solving word problems. But about her last name. “I know my last name is ‘Ng,’...

Senior Connor Lew holds up the backpack hes been wearing to school since the fall semester started.

UNPACKING A TIKTOK TREND: ‘SENIOR YEAR BABY’ video inspires students to reconnect with childhood characters like Lightning McQueen, Hello Kitty

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter September 20, 2022

It started off July 28, 2021, with a TikTok video.  Captioned “SENIOR YEAR BABY,” the 18-second clip begins with what appears to be a high school girl wearing a black, long-sleeve outfit. While...

Math teacher Kari Morita collects senior Sharon Choi’s spare change for the Minute of Hope fundraiser held by the Associated Student Body on Wednesday.

Second-period fundraiser for Pathways of Hope collects more than $1,600

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter January 24, 2022

This article originally appeared in the Nov. 19, 2021, print issue of The Accolade. But in that version, it abruptly ended. This is the full story.  Minute of Hope, a second-period fundraiser hosted...

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