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Staff editorial: Better safe than sorry

Staff editorial: Better safe than sorry
The Accolade Editorial Board 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...

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

Art illustrated by contributing artist Jacqueline Chang.
The Accolade Editorial Board 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...

Final traditional senior event at Disneyland nixed because of coronavirus concerns; PTSA to issue Grad Nite ticket refunds

Disneyland in Anaheim, known for its iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle, has announced the cancellation of this year’s Grad Nite in May. This was the last traditional senior activity that has been axed because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to state-issued stay-at-home and social distancing orders. Accolade File Photo
Edmund Lee May 4, 2020

It was the final nail in the coffin for Sunny Hills’ Class of 2020. The PTSA’s Grad Nite committee held out as long as it could in hopes that seniors would at least have one traditional event they...

Trustees to meet today, April 23, in special session to discuss Fullerton Joint Union High School District’s end-of-the-semester grading policy because of COVID-19-related school closures

A screenshot of the online notice that can be accessed from the Fullerton Joint Union High School District’s website.
Rida Fatima April 23, 2020

You can read about the decision that the Fullerton Joint Union High School District made here. Trustees for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] will hold a special board meeting...

Get ready to sing along with Disney Plus’ latest movie adaptation of the young adult novel, ‘Stargirl’

Hope Li March 22, 2020

In a March 13 interview with USA Today, Grace VanderWaal said she wrote her song, “Today and Tomorrow,” on the set of her debut film, “Stargirl,” without any intention of including it in the...

ASB elections update: Beining wins secretary, Cheng captures treasurer positions

Junior Albert Chung (left) and senior Kenji Williams stand behind junior Carrie Cheng during their filming of Cheng's ASB campaign video. Cheng, who got the most votes for ASB treasurer March 13, was cosplaying as Timmy Turner, the protagonist of
Elijah Jhee March 15, 2020

Running unopposed, juniors Daniel Magpayo and Albert Chung secured their positions as ASB president and vice president, respectively, while juniors Jenna Beining and Carrie Cheng earned the most votes...

Sunny Hills football team tosses ice cream to students at break Dec. 6 to celebrate CIF title

Sunny Hills football team tosses ice cream to students at break Dec. 6 to celebrate CIF title
Hope Li December 9, 2019

This story was updated Dec. 12 with a quote from one of the football players. To the sound of Queen’s Freddie Mercury singing “We Are the Champions,” school officials celebrated the football team’s...

The Accolade wins sixth place in Best of Show at national journalism convention in Washington, D.C.

Accolade staff writer junior Hope Li (left) holds the Best of Show certificate from the National Scholastic Press Association while adviser Tommy Li holds up six fingers signifying the placement. The Nov. 23 awards ceremony was held in Washington, D.C., and The Accolade's first issue of the school year earned recognition for placing in the Top 10 nationally.
Hope Li November 30, 2019

The Accolade school newspaper was one of two Southern California tabloids recognized Nov. 24 for placing in the Top 10 in the Best of Show contest at a national journalism convention in Washington, D.C. Sunny...

Columbia Scholastic Press Association names Accolade, Helios Crown award finalists — only Orange County publications to receive such a national honor

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association recognized Helios's 2018-2019 yearbook Nov. 1, including this Sports section spread.
Image posted with permission from Helios
Hope Li and Krishna Thaker November 15, 2019

The Accolade newspaper and Helios yearbook have been named a finalist for a national award sponsored by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association [CSPA]. Through a live Twitter feed video on Halloween,...

Sunny Hills earns six-year accreditation status

Principal Allen Whitten (left) shows the WASC certificate to English teacher Suzanne Boxdorfer, who was the WASC coordinator in charge of producing a self-study report for the visiting team in March of last semester. The document concluded that  Sunny Hills High School's accreditation is valid until June 30, 2025. Photo by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake
Elijah Jhee October 2, 2019

After a committee’s evaluation of Sunny Hills’ progress in the spring semester, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges [WASC] granted the campus a six-year accreditation term -- the best outcome...

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