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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.

Hope Li

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 coronavirus crisis. Titled, “‘Kids will be kids’: Furtive hugs, complex logistics on South Kore...

May 29: Being quarantined at home because of coronavirus crisis can’t stop these students from pursuing Victorian-era hobbies

A student models Christian Aguirre's painted denim jacket to advertise his growing business. Reprinted with permission from Christian Aguirre

Hanna Oltman

May 30, 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] Since Califor...

May 26: Count on me to tell you how many school days have passed since the start of the 2019-2020 school year

Junior Hope Li (center) gets her friends in her sixth period Honors Chemistry class to hold up their fingers to signify the number 133 on the 133rd day of school March 13, in Room 112. Li started collecting images of a tally of each day of the school year as a time capsule project at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Despite school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic announced that day, she has continued with it through the last day of the spring semester.

Hope Li

May 29, 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] “Neandertha...

Distance learning also happening in Asia, while most schools overseas able to hold live graduation ceremonies

Distance learning also happening in Asia, while most schools overseas able to hold live graduation ceremonies

Yonhee Eu

May 28, 2020

Sunny Hills sophomore Natalija Glavy's friend from Japan, junior Yuiri Takeuchi, captures this street scene in Yokohoma April 2 as she heads to school. Takeuchi says students are still going to classes, though officials are considering distance learning because of the coronavirus pandemic. For Japan...

May 27: My bucket list once California reaches Stage 4 of stay-at-home order

May 27: My bucket list once California reaches Stage 4 of stay-at-home order

Isaac Choi

May 27, 2020

Art illustrated by assistant graphics editor Karen Lee.  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 experi...

With spring sports season abruptly axed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so goes any chances of virtual or in-person banquets for teams

With spring sports season abruptly axed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so goes any chances of virtual or in-person banquets for teams

Grace Johnson

May 27, 2020

Then-sophomores pose for a picture at the 2019 Track & Field banquet last May in the Sunny Hills quad. Photo used with permission from Ella Eseigbe.  Tacos sizzling on the grill in the Sunny Hills quad while student athletes sit at tables chit chatting; then the lights go off. The jumbotr...

May 26: COVID-19 drops a balm on my small business

May 26: COVID-19 drops a balm on my small business

Divya Bharadwaj

May 27, 2020

Sophomore Divya Bharadwaj shows the various flavors of her lip balm products. Her Didi Balms has come to a halt like several non-essential ones statewide because of the novel coronavirus crisis, but Bharadwaj is hoping to keep her business afloat through online sales. Image posted with permission from K...

SENIOR FAREWELL COLUMN: I’m proud to be a ‘Class of 2020’ graduate

Art by Jacqueline Chang.

Michelle Buckley

May 26, 2020

Art illustrated by contributing artist Jacqueline Chang.  A high school graduation is an event that every student looks forward to. Turning that tassel from right to left signifies the end of a profound era and the beginning of a new one.  When I entered high school as a freshman, I was already think...

Korean Culture Night would have commemorated its 10th year anniversary had it not gotten axed because of COVID-19-related school closure

Wearing their performance outfits, some members of the Korean Culture Club practice with their buk drums March 2 after school on campus for Korean Culture Night. The March 21 event, which would have commemorated its 10th year, was canceled a week before because of the spread of the novel coronavirus. The thunderous sounds created by these instruments represent the South Korean nation, and the drummers' performance would have been the first one after intermission. Image posted with permission from Esther Lee.

Lauren Jung

May 25, 2020

It was supposed to be an event to commemorate the 10th year of performances to show what the Korean culture -- past and present -- is all about. Korean 1 and 2 teacher and Korean Culture Club [KCC] adviser Esther Lee had also invited such special guests as Fullerton Joint Union High School District supe...

Here’s what the Spanish Flu from more than a century ago can teach us about how to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

Art illustrated by Accolade staff writer Katherine Kim.

Henry Lee

May 25, 2020

Long lines at grocery stores.  Schools no longer open for classroom instruction. Hospital beds full of dying patients. Doesn’t all of this sound like the aftermath of the novel coronavirus outbreak? But these events have happened before -- more than a century ago. In 1918, a virus sprea...

COVID-19 pandemic shuts down student exchange program; one of the 12 Class of 2020 valedictorian’s $1,850 summer trip to Germany canceled

Then junior Jason Liang (left) stands with his host, Sidney Zumkier, at the Bohemian Rhapsody concert when he traveled to Germany for The Friendship Connection's student exchange program in the summer of 2018. This summer's event got nixed in early March because of the worldwide spread of COVID-19. Accolade File Photo

Lauren Jung

May 24, 2020

Senior Samuel Kho had a month of his summer plans all set since November, which was when he first applied and paid $1,850 to participate in a summer German exchange program.  After graduation on May 28, Kho was scheduled in June to take a flight to Germany and to live in Stuttgart, Baden Württembe...

May 23: How I’ll spend my Sweet 16 and summer vacation in quarantine

Art illustrated by contributing artist JungHyun Lee.

Alice Shin

May 24, 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] The United ...

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