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New art teacher Chablis Bates holds up a piece of paper to demonstrate to her Drawing and Painting students their next art project in Room 22 on Friday, Aug. 25.

A STROKE OF ART: New teacher paints her path to Sunny Hills

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor October 11, 2023

This is the second in a series of profiles on new, full-time instructors hired at Sunny Hills during or before the fall semester of the 2023-2024 school year. Expect more profiles to be posted soon. She...

International Baccalaureate coordinator and Conservatory of Fine Arts director Brian Wall speaks at the 2007 Open House.

Chatting with Mr. Wall

Jiwoo Han, Opinion Editor May 30, 2023

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because The Accolade had already written an article in its Feb. 3 issue about art teacher Brian Wall’s decision to retire at the end of this school year, we decided to put together a...

Senior Hao Tam Tran dresses in a medical lab coat as she prepares to major in biology at UCLA and holds up the drawing she made for her Advanced Placement Art portfolio in February. (Illustrations by DaHee Kim)

18 Questions for Top of the 2023 Class: Hao Tam Tran looks forward to pre-med track at UCLA while balancing hobbies

Jaimie Chun, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2023

Question 1: How do you feel as one of the 18 valedictorians? Answer: I feel kind of intimidated because the other valedictorians deserve it much more than me, but I’m glad to see so many familiar...

Juniors Ashley Hong (left) and Emma Jang show off their matching Sanrio keychains their friend gifted them after purchasing during her Hawaii trip on Thursday, April 20.

Decorative keychains charm their way onto backpacks

Nicole Park, Copy Editor May 18, 2023

According to the Guinness Book of World Records’ online website, Angel Alvarez Cornejo holds the title for the largest collection of keychains after accumulating 62,257 items. That feat was set in...

Artificial intelligence-powered services, such as Grammarly and Mathway, have offered assistance but also methods for cheating. As a result, Sunny Hills staff and students express conflicting opinions about AIs application at school.

SUNNY OR SHADY?: Students, staff reflect on AI’s impact within education

Jaimie Chun, Editor-in-Chief December 5, 2022

Senior Simran Bimb types the last word of her admissions essay for the University of California. Without a moment of hesitation, she highlights her 350-word essay and turns to an assistant that has accompanied...

Sophomore Patrisha Hordista’s “Afflication” receives a third-place award in the drawing category, at the annual Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] Education Art Show. Along with the other winners, Hordista’s work will be exhibited at the FJUHSD board room on March 18.

Eight SH students win prize money from 36th annual district art show

Michelle Sheen, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2022

Eight Sunny Hills students were among the 31 who won cash prizes ranging from $10-100 as part of the 36th annual Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] Education Art Show.  “I’m really...

Drawing and Painting teacher Vashtty Lemus on Tuesday, Nov. 16, points to one of the student art pieces showcased in the Performing Arts Center lobby. Lemus plans to produce a new exhibit there each month featuring work from Lancers across all art classes.

Students can now check out their peers’ artwork with monthly exhibits in the remodeled PAC

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2021

Having hosted its first show in September, the Conservatory of Fine Arts [COFA] will host monthly art galleries in the Performing Arts Center [PAC] to display the work of Sunny Hills’ art students all...

Students will have the opportunity to win awards and money by submitting their artwork to the PTSA annual reflections contest based on the theme “I Will Change the World By…”

PTSA to host annual Reflections contest Oct. 22 for eligibility to earn awards and scholarships

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief October 19, 2021

Students have until Friday, Oct. 22, to digitally submit their entries to the annual Parent Teacher Student Association [PTSA] Reflections art contest, which offers up to $200 for the top prize. Themed...

New Drawing and Painting teacher Vashtty Lemus guides her students through an assignment during an Aug. 26 class.

Once a promising pediatrician, art teacher draws on her artistic talents to help students

Minjeong Kim, Feature Editor September 1, 2021

When she entered California State University, Fullerton, in 2014, Vashtty Lemus dedicated herself to becoming a pediatrician because she loved science and wanted to help a lot of people. The lifelong...

Junior Sharon Choi’s award-winning painting in the international 2021 Science Without Borders Challenge depicts the mangroves as a safety shelter for the small fish from the predators.

Junior wins $500 from art contest

Alice Lee, Staff Reporter May 28, 2021

After competing in the international 2021 Science Without Borders Challenge, junior Sharon Choi placed first in the category for 15-19-year-old students, winning $500 for her ocean conservation painting...

One of the virtual backgrounds used during the May 18 laureate ceremony and held on Zoom honoring the Conservatory of Fine Arts Class of 2020. Image posted with permission from Brian Wall.

The show must go on — virtually for 10-year anniversary of Conservatory of Fine Arts laureate ceremony for Class of 2020

Nevya Patel, News Editor May 18, 2020

To celebrate the Conservatory of Fine Arts’ [COFA] 10th year in existence at the Monday, May 18, laureate ceremony honoring the Class of 2020, director Brian Wall had planned for a painted mural on the...

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