The Accolade

Then-freshman Magdalene Kho (left) and then-junior Hannah Kim take a practice Codebusters exam Feb. 14 in preparation for a Science Olympiad competition. This school year, however, all Science Olympiad exams have been moved online, thus creating problems for some test takers.

Virtual competitions cause more stress than success for many SH student clubs

Ashley Kim January 29, 2021

It was sophomores Magdalene Kho and Lynette Ochoa’s first virtual competition for the Science Olympiad club. “I was very nervous about it because I put a lot of pressure on myself for this event...

Students have dealt with bouts of anxiety and depression but district psychologist Ellen Stickler and AP Psychology teacher Greg Abbott offer their tips on how to stay mentally healthy.

School psychologist offers self-check tips to stay well

Sue Oh January 23, 2021

It was March 13, the last day of in-person classroom instruction before the Fullerton Joint Union High School District closed all of its campuses in response to the rapid diffusion of COVID-19 cases worldwide. Ellen...

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

The Accolade Editorial Board 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...

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

Jaimie Chun 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...

In front of a backdrop marred by a pandemic and political turmoil, some of Sunny Hills' newest class of freshmen have struggled to adapt.

COVID-19 makes first year of high school more difficult

Hannah Lee January 12, 2021

Names have been changed for anonymity. With the arrival of the holiday season comes the cheerful atmosphere of festivities like shopping for gifts, decorating Christmas trees or baking holiday treats. Many...

Paul Bettany (left) reprises his role as Vision, who now lives with Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff. In the six-episode series to stream on Disney+ Jan. 15, the two begin suspecting that their idealized lives are not what they seem to be.

Marvel’s Scarlet Witch gets own ‘Vision’ show

Andrew Park January 11, 2021

Avengers will assemble next year — not in another movie but individually on Disney+ TV series with Marvel’s Scarlet Witch leading the way. Scheduled to stream Jan. 15 for the first of its six-episode...

Then-junior Abbie Landrum pitches in an 11-4 win against Tesoro at Sunny Hills High School on March 7.

Game Ball: Senior softball player travels from coast to coast pitching in for her teams in Virginia, California

Nevya Patel January 7, 2021

During her sophomore year, senior Abbie Landrum had an essay assignment related to the novel Fahrenheit 451. Unfortunately for Landrum, the essay was due as soon as her plane touched down at the Los...

As a country, the United States performed better than the average in reading and science and slightly below average in math.

Reading skills among the highest in the world based on 2018 test

Jiwoo Han January 5, 2021

Top three worldwide in reading. Top four worldwide in science. Top eight worldwide in math. Those were among the highlights of results from a test given to a randomly selected group of 15-year-old...

John Eskelson replaces former teacher Jeremiah Wai at Sunny Hills.

Gaming, coding students get ‘Mr. E’ after enduring 3 months of subs

Charity Li January 3, 2021

In an unprecedented 2020-2021 school year in which students continued with distance learning and only returned to the classroom a little over a month ago, those in the Gaming and Coding elective classes...

In modern society, the social media has become increasingly more hostile for sharing opinions, an Accolade reporter argues.

I feel trapped in this ‘free’ society

Grace Johnson January 3, 2021

As I scrolled through social media, bold text depicted a controversial statement that I couldn’t help but stare at. Quickly, I typed up a response, but I hesitated when I reached to click the “post”...

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

Boys volleyball adds new coach for second season

Jaimie Chun 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...

Freshman Kayla Taylor writes down her resolutions on a piece of paper Dec. 11 at home while wearing her Apple Airpods.

’21 New Year’s resolutions even more special because of pandemic

Grace Min January 1, 2021

After starting the 2020-2021 school year with the distance learning model, students’ New Year’s resolutions are sounding very familiar: less procrastination, improving studying habits and finishing...

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