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The Accolade Editorial Board

The Accolade editorial board is made up of the top editors and section editors on staff with the guidance of adviser Tommy Li. If you have a question about the board’s decision or an issue for the board to discuss and write about, please send an email to [email protected]

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Staff Editorial: Lunch starting first before break opens up new opportunities for ASB, other electives

Staff Editorial: Lunch starting first before break opens up new opportunities for ASB, other electives

May 16, 2022

The 2022-2023 Accolade editorial board unanimously agreed that next year’s bell schedule will benefit the multiple electives and student body of Sunny Hills. To prevent student burnout, the three...

Staff Editorial: Craig Weinreichs deep roots here make for a worthy hire

Staff Editorial: Craig Weinreich’s deep roots here make for a worthy hire

May 9, 2022

The Accolade editorial board unanimously agrees with hiring Craig Weinreich as the new principal of Sunny Hills. The Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] left Sunny Hills with a seemingly...

Staff Editorial: Stay for lunch during IFF

Staff Editorial: Stay for lunch during IFF

March 17, 2022

The Accolade editorial board unanimously agreed that students at Sunny Hills should participate in the upcoming International Food Fair. When longing for a day filled with Lancer spirit, tasty food...

As the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] board of trustees reviews applicants for the position of SH principal, The Accolade hopes it will choose the candidate who shares the previous leader’s qualities as an authoritative yet welcoming leader and holds visions for the future of our on-campus programs.

Students’ Pal: The Accolade shares its views on qualities of new principal

February 21, 2022

Because the seniors on the editorial board will have graduated by the time the new principal at Sunny Hills will most likely start, we have decided to leave the consensus on what qualities the new campus...

Considering the negative impact of  COVID-19 on student and teacher mental health, FJUHSD should implement more mental health resources for their usage.

Staff Editorial: Increasing the availability of mental wellness resources for students and teachers remains a necessity to combat rising rates of depression and anxiety

January 13, 2022

The Accolade editorial board unanimously voted for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] to provide more mental wellness activities/resources on campus to aid students and teachers.  As...

Staff Editorial: New Ethnic Studies course signals important step toward a fairer history curriculum

Staff Editorial: New Ethnic Studies course signals important step toward a fairer history curriculum

November 10, 2021

The Accolade editorial board vote count: 15 consider a semester-long ethnic studies class becoming a requirement for high school graduation a beneficial addition to students, 2 do not.  Living up to...

Assembly Bill 104, passed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, now gives students the ability to change their letter grades to pass/no pass grades, interim retention and exemption. Legislation enacted the bill to counteract the effects COVID-19 had on students who found it difficult to learn through online classes.

Staff editorial: Assembly Bill 104 provides students with a chance to academically redeem themselves upon coming out of distance learning

September 7, 2021

The Accolade editorial board vote count: 16 consider Assembly Bill 104 to be beneficial toward students, 2 do not. To some, the two years spent away from live classroom instruction opened a gateway...

With superintendent Scott Scambray’s upcoming retirement, district board members must decide whether to continue the pattern of electing a white male to the position.

Time to hire first woman to lead Fullerton Joint Union High School District

April 29, 2021

This story was updated May 8 to correct an error regarding past superintendents in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. The Accolade editorial board vote count: 8 consider diversity or gender...

Staff editorial: The greatest responsibility to provide unbiased, accurate information remains in the media

Staff editorial: The greatest responsibility to provide unbiased, accurate information remains in the media

February 2, 2021

The Accolade’s editorial board count: 10 believe media organizations carry more responsibility to provide unbiased information, while 6 believe the audience carries the most responsibility in staying...

The Editorial Board looks forward to receiving the vaccine, but not until those who need it more receive it first.

Staff editorial: Patience with vaccine provides perfect gift

January 17, 2021

The Accolade’s editorial board, with the exception of a student whose parent is anti-vaccination, unanimously agreed to take a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to students. With the FDA’s...

Football players train while socially distanced June 23 before an athlete encounter with COVID-19 shut down practices two months later.

Staff editorial: When it comes to after school sports practices, Sunny Hills needs to take lead in notifying all stakeholders of potential COVID-19 exposures

October 28, 2020

The Accolade’s editorial board count: 12 approve of the idea for school officials to send out emails any time a report about a possible COVID-19 infection occurs and 4 believe emails should only be sent...

Staff editorial: We’re split over the merits of distance learning ‘bell’ schedule

Staff editorial: We’re split over the merits of distance learning ‘bell’ schedule

September 12, 2020

The Accolade’s editorial board count: Eight approve and seven disapprove of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District’s [FJUHSD] new class schedule for the 2020-2021 distance learning period. On...

Staff editorial: Better safe than sorry

Staff editorial: Better safe than sorry

July 29, 2020

The Accolade’s editorial board count: 14 approve and one disapproves of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s July 17 decision to close schools within the state’s coronavirus county watch list, including...

Art illustrated by contributing artist Jacqueline Chang.

Staff editorial: FJUHSD should reopen classes in fall to all students since studies show minors are less likely to contract coronavirus

June 4, 2020

A May 20 online article from the Los Angeles Times describes the first day of the return of school for students at Gyeongbuk Girls’ High School in Daegu, South Korea, the epicenter of the country’s...

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