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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

Senior Alexander Flores (left) and junior Frank Lopez strategize for their next game after a win by the opposing team’s forfeit Feb. 28. The newly formed four-member Halo team is currently 3-2 in the High School eSports League.

Sunny Hills eSports adds Halo Infinite team to its list of five other competitive squads; its four members tout a 3-2 in the High School eSports League

Jiwoo Han , Staff Reporter April 5, 2022

Following the Super Smash team, the school’s eSports program has added its sixth competitive squad this semester based on the first-person shooter game, Halo Infinite. Coached by captain and student-appointed...

 The Super Smash team’s members play against each other in Nov. 17 practice to warm-up for the upcoming game on the same day. The team is currently 10-1 in the CIF season.

First Super Smash team prevails in CIF with a 10-1 record

Samuel Kim , Cub Reporter December 7, 2021

Being the second eSports team to compete on campus, the Sunny Hills Super Smash team smashed into its season with its current 10-1 record (3-0 CIF) after its most recent 8-1 win against Alexander Hamilton...

Some Class of 1968 members return to their alma mater to check out the modernized look of the campus, including the giant “S” and “H” in the center of the quad stage. The group of five alumni plan to host a fundraiser starting on Dec. 1 with the hopes of donating benches for students around the campus.

Paying it forward – Class of 1968 organizes email fundraiser among alma mater with proceeds going back to Sunny Hills for campus needs

Susie Kim, Social Media Manager November 17, 2021

The Class of 1968’s reunion committee decided to organize a fundraiser from Dec. 1-July 9 with all proceeds going to Sunny Hills for school officials to spend on campus needs, said some of its members...

The League of Legends eSports team members play their matches against Arcata High School on Tuesday in Room 42 on Oct. 19.

eSports League team aims to win nationals tournament for fifth consecutive year as start of its season Oct. 11

Alice Shin, Managing Editor October 28, 2021

Head coach: Gavin Sass Top returning gamers: Myles Luhm (11), Nathan Park (11), Cole Sass (11), Garv Jain (10) Top new gamer: Yoongeon Lee (9) Last season: Despite the loss of three top players...

Sonya Joyce (left) accepts a bouquet of flowers from head custodian Daniel Rodriguez in February of 2018 when Joyce received the most votes from the Sunny Hills staff for classified employee of the year. The 2017-2018 school year was also when Joyce was first hired as a site technician on campus in charge of servicing technology issues. Joyce retired from the position Jan. 22.

Ex-Sunny Hills employee of year and ‘backbone’ of eSports club, site technician Sonya Joyce makes sudden announcement about her retirement in middle of school year

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2021

For the two years she’s spent co-advising the Sunny Hills eSports team, Sonya Joyce has always reminded her team members to play with respect, dedication and confidence.  “More than anyone, it...

The Sunny Hills League of Legends eSports team defeats Menlo High School’s Red team’s third dragon in a Tuesday CIF match.

League of Legends team starts CIF PlayVS season undefeated

Audrey Seo, Photo Editor November 2, 2020

In a 2-0 victory, the Sunny Hills eSports Lancers Gold team defeated Menlo High School’s Red team  on Oct. 27 in the second match of the California Interscholastic Federation PlayVS Fall League of Legends...

Though the Sunny Hills League of Legends Gold team was unable to accept its championship trophy and $2,500 check for the school because of the coronavirus pandemic, the North America Scholastic eSports Federation put together this image to promote the teams success on its website.

Back-to-back eSports League of Legends national title winners aim for another legendary championship season

Daniel Kong, Business Manager August 29, 2020

Head coach: Casey McDonald Top new gamers: Ryan Gae (11), Cole Sass (10) Top returning gamers: Dylan Kim (12), Erik Kim (12), Soonchang Kwon (12) Last season: Playing from gamers’ homes because...

While the Lancer eSports team can continue CIF league play from each players home, players are uncertain about their chances of retaining its championship title at the North America Scholastic Esports Federation as that tournament has suspended all league play until further notice because of the coronavirus threat. Image used with permission from Myra Deister.

No sports games to watch? Well, there’s still Lancer eSports

Annie Bang, Web Managing Editor March 19, 2020

While the Fullerton Joint Union High School District has canceled or postponed spring sports until May 4, one “sports” activity has yet to be foiled by the coronavirus crisis. As of Thursday, March...

Members of the Sunny Hills League of Legends team celebrate with principal Allen Whitten and senior Serena Lee after their win over Eleanor Roosevelt in the PlayVS League final Jan. 29 in Room 44. Photo reprinted with permission from Sonya Joyce

Sunny Hills League of Legends team makes history in capturing first season of CIF eSports league title

Daniel Kong, Business Manager February 10, 2020

After taking the crown and winning $2,500 last year in a national League of Legends tournament, the Sunny Hills League of Legends team proved its dominance again this school year, sweeping Eleanor Roosevelt...

Sunny Hills League of Legends team chases down Bakersfield High School’s top laner after a team fight. Screenshot image posted with permission from Soonchang Kwon

Sunny Hills wins first CIF League of Legends game against Bakersfield in dominating fashion

Daniel Kong, Business Manager November 1, 2019

In its first CIF game of the season, the Sunny Hills League of Legends team won 2-0 Oct 29 against Bakersfield High School. “We as a team were confident from the beginning,” said eSports club president...

Freshman eSports club member Hannah Yaros plays League of Legends during lunch in Room 44. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake.

Girls in eSports enjoy the game despite stereotypes

Annie Bang, Web Managing Editor October 19, 2019

eSports club senior co-presidents Joseph Park and Gavin Sass gave their first club presentation of the year on Aug. 30. Senior eSports multimedia manager Serena Lee listened to the presentation attentively...

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