The Accolade

In-person way to end

Chamonix Bas April 30, 2021

Stepping onto the Sunny Hills campus for the first time in over three years, I still felt like a freshman.  Just like my first day of ninth grade in August 2017, I printed out a map of the campus and...

Zoom at home for me

Omar Mettwely April 30, 2021

I felt confused. My dad told me in April 2018, “ We are going to leave this country, and I’ll let you choose from the available options. The decision is yours. Your choice will determine your future....

For an effective distance learning connection, teachers must exercise understanding and empathy

For an effective distance learning connection, teachers must exercise understanding and empathy

Hanna Oltman December 7, 2020

School is never easy, especially with AP/IB classes and extracurriculars. But being stuck at home doing school online only makes it worse. At this point, everyone knows that most schools across the...

Junior Edward Cho (right), who will attend Sunny Hills virtually this year from his home in São Paulo, Brazil, stands with his father in 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Zooming from Brazil: Distance learning takes on new meaning for junior

Hope Li August 28, 2020

According to Google maps, it’s 6,130 miles from Fullerton to Sao Paulo, Brazil. When the clock strikes 7:01 a.m. here on a weekday — the start of zero period at Sunny Hills — it’s 10:01 a.m....

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.

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

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...

Accolade staff writer junior Hope Li joins the Google Meet that her fourth period Advanced Placement U.S. History teacher, David Wilde, set up. Like Li, many Sunny Hills students experienced WiFi and online app connection issues on the first day of distance learning. Photo taken by Accolade adviser Tommy Li.

March 18: Son of a glitch; how my first day of distance learning went

Hope Li March 19, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is the second of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If...

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