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Fear and anxiety from COVID-19 has made me afraid of going to work

Senior Gianne Veluz wears a mask as she takes customers’ orders during her shift at a dessert cafe in Buena Park on Sept. 19.
Gianne Veluz December 17, 2020

“I’m going to have to ask you to put a mask on, or else we can’t serve you.” This is what I find myself saying often to customers when they refuse to comply with the mandated face covering requirement...

Former Fullerton Joint Union High School District board of trustees president dies at 91

Robert Hathaway, a former FJUHSD trustee who opted not to run for re-election for his FJUHSD school board seat in 2018, wore many hats throughout his life — being a veteran, engineer, lawyer and educator before his death on Sept. 18.
Tyler Pak September 30, 2020

Robert Hathaway, who had served for 33 years as a trustee on the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] — seven terms as the president — died of a heart attack on Sept. 18. He was 91.  Hathaway...

Summer spike in COVID-19 cases in Orange County leads to cancellation of in-person graduation ceremony at Buena Park’s football stadium

Class of 2020's Johnathyn Yip and Elena Singh, wear their Sunny Hills cap and gowns at a senior graduation photoshoot at the Brea Dam on June 28. The Class of 2020 not only lost its senior traditions like prom, Grad Nite and paper toss, but last school year's seniors also never had a chance to walk down the aisle to pick up their diplomas during a commencement ceremony usually held at Fullerton Union High School's football stadium. An Aug. 5 makeup graduation at Buena Park High School's football stadium was canceled July 28 because of the continued increase in COVID-19 cases in Orange County.
Sydnee Tallant August 27, 2020

Elise Ibara (Class of 2020) was looking forward to seeing as many of her former senior classmates again earlier this month. With traditional senior events like prom in April and Grad Nite and the commencement...

Tacos Maggie tops the list of food trucks to check out once coronavirus threat ends

Tacos Maggie in Buena Park lets the food do the talking, not the design of the truck, as it beats out two other local food truck eateries in North Orange County. Photo taken by Accolade assistant news editor Elijah Jhee.
Elijah Jhee March 20, 2020

The review was done before the coronavirus crisis that has forced several food services businesses to temporarily close down its doors to diners but instead are offering to-go orders and food delivery...

Early goals propel boys soccer to 2-1 victory against Buena Park

Forward freshman David Rezko winds up for a shot on goal attempt while inside the penalty box during a Jan. 24 Freeway League game against Buena Park at the Sunny Hills field. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake
Alice Shin January 29, 2020

With three games left before CIF playoffs, the Sunny Hills boys soccer team narrowly defeated Buena Park 2-1 in a Jan. 24 home game. “[The win] wouldn’t have happened without the great performances...

Season Recap: Lancer football’s historic season full of broken streaks and dramatic finishes comes to a close

Head Coach Peter Karavedas speaks to the football team following the team's 42-21 loss to Bakersfield Christian in the CIF State Division 3-A SoCal Regional game at Bakersfield Christian High School stadium Dec. 14. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake
Andrew Ngo December 19, 2019

This story was updated on Dec. 20 to include more honors. Fifteen weeks.  Twelve wins.  Six games decided in the final minute of play.  Four players selected to the Orange County Register...

Gym to hold Dancing With the Staff in December because of PAC modernization

Science teacher Christopher Ghareebo (left) holds his hand out while dancing to
Nevya Patel November 19, 2019

For the first time in its eight-year history, the Dancing With the Staff [DWTS] fundraiser sponsored by Dance Department will be held in the gym Dec. 6-7 instead of the Performing Arts Center [PAC], which...

Despite its pleasant atmosphere, Cafe Mak’s breads sell out too quickly in the afternoon

Cafe Mak displays their cakes in a glass display case and presents their other menu items on a black chalkboard.  Photo taken by Megan Shin.
Rebecca Choi September 13, 2019

Replacing the Korean bakery, Cake House, Cafe Mak Bakery has opened in Buena Park, offering assorted breads, cakes and drinks and hoping to draw in the same clientele that frequented the previous establishment. However,...

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