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Annual Pilipino Culture Night canceled because of COVID-19 pandemic; group leaders weigh possible summer show if government social distancing guidelines ease up

Bayanihan Club members perform one of their classic routines during a March 11, 2017, Pilipino Culture Night. This year’s April 18 event would have featured a similar performance if it didn't get canceled because of school closure stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. From The Accolade photo file

Alice Lee

May 3, 2020

While organizations like the ASB and Dance Production are posting video messages or performances on social media for Sunny Hills students or others to view because of their April canceled events, one campus club was considering something different. Bayanihan Club co-presidents senior Russel Mallari and Kristen D...

March 20: How the cancellation of Pilipino Culture Night because of COVID-19 pandemic hurts like the loss of a family member

Because the Fullerton Joint Union High School District has extended school closure to May 1 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Bayanihan Club leaders have decided to cancel April's Pilipino Culture Night in the Performing Arts Center. Sunny Hills students will not be able to see club members perform on stage like they did April 20, 2019, in the PAC. Image used with permission from the Bayanihan Club

Gianne Veluz

March 21, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit some of your experiences, please email us at  [email protected] This mornin...

I’ve been tinikling about joining this Filipino dance for IFF since freshman year

Accolade staff writer and Bayanihan Club member junior Gianne Veluz clicks the two 10-foot-long plastic bamboo sticks in one of her many practices to prepare for the Feb. 6 International Food Faire assembly. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra.

Gianne Veluz

February 9, 2020

If you’ve ever been to the International Food Fair [IFF] assembly (like the one we had on Feb. 6), then you’ve most likely watched the program end with the Bayanihan Club performing a famous Filipino folk dance called tinikling. It’s a dance that is performed with four people and a dancer or...

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