The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The surge in accidental fentanyl overdoses among students underscores the need for an enhanced school-based drug education system.

Fentanyl-related deaths call for reform in the FJUHSD’s drug education program

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor October 25, 2022

From drug prevention speakers advocating for student abstinence to spirited quad activities encouraging mental well-being, Sunny Hills once fueled efforts against the adolescent drug-abuse epidemic.   As...

With a rise in fentanyl-related deaths across the Los Angeles Unified School District, students feel concern for drug-laced Halloween treats and SH administrators disclose new campus procedures to keep students safe.

SPOILED SWEETS: SH administrators respond to fentanyl overdose cases

Susie Kim, News Editor October 20, 2022

Following at least seven fentanyl-related overdoses in the Los Angeles Unified School District [LAUSD] and one death in Fullerton, Sunny Hills administrators hold concerns and implement additional safety...

New World Language teacher Cindy Ruiz passes out papers to her fourth period Spanish 1 class on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Ruiz also coaches the girls frosh-soph soccer team.

Second time’s the charm for new Spanish teacher who applied for a position in the district in 2020

Justin Pak, Copy Editor September 6, 2022

The second – instead of the third – time became the charm for new Spanish teacher Cindy Ruiz. Before joining the faculty this school year, Ruiz said she applied to teach Spanish for the Fullerton...

New, full-time on-campus nurse inspired by mom, a first responder

New, full-time on-campus nurse inspired by mom, a first responder

Minjeong Kim, Feature Editor May 25, 2022

Amy Hernandez wanted to be a nurse since she was in middle school at South Junior High School, especially since her mother was one. “I remember my mother gifting me toy sets, and one of my favorites...

Staff Editorial: Lunch starting first before break opens up new opportunities for ASB, other electives

Staff Editorial: Lunch starting first before break opens up new opportunities for ASB, other electives

The Accolade Editorial Board May 16, 2022

The 2022-2023 Accolade editorial board unanimously agreed that next year’s bell schedule will benefit the multiple electives and student body of Sunny Hills. To prevent student burnout, the three...

Senior Aute Blackwell holds her right arm up while an American Red Cross nurse preps it before the blood draw during the Thursday, April 21, blood drive in the Lyceum.

American Red Cross club’s first blood drive in two years helps to ease nationwide blood shortage

Stacy Kim , Staff Reporter May 10, 2022

The American Red Cross [ARC] club’s first on-campus blood drive in two years nearly met its goal of collecting 75 pints from student donors, organizers said. “The blood drive had an excellent turnout,”...

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