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13 try out for boys soccer, but recent poor air quality has prevented coach from scheduling more sessions for newcomers

Forward and then-freshman David Rezko (left) kicks the ball during a 2-1 home victory over Buena Park on Jan. 24. The sophomore, along with his new teammates, will vie for a second Freeway League title in as many years when their season begins next February. Meanwhile, on Sept. 3, head coach Mike Schade held tryouts drawing 13 candidates.

Henry Lee

September 16, 2020

This is the second of a series of reports the Sports section will cover regarding team tryouts in the 2020-2021 school year.  Before the coronavirus pandemic affected high school sports nationwide, boys soccer head coach Mike Schade would’ve been able to figure out what his team roster would look...

COVID-19 health guidelines force Link Crew to welcome freshmen via Zoom instead of live orientation on campus

Then-junior Daniel Magpayo (center) gives instructions to Krystopher Bagunu (left) and Leoni Nguyen, then juniors, in the gym during the Aug. 6, 2019, Link Crew freshman orientation. For the 2020-2021 school year freshman orientation, Link Crew had to resort to meeting with freshmen through the Zoom meeting platform because of COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

Michelle Sheen

September 9, 2020

After three years of holding freshman orientation on campus before the start of the school year, Link Crew had to resort to a virtual one that attracted 450 students to meet COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. “Zoom meetings were nerve-wracking for us as we had to make connections, train and ge...

Success of freshmen taking AP Human Geography should open path for incoming ninth-graders to take more rigorous courses like AP Literature and Composition or AP Biology

Art by contributing artist JungHyun Lee.

Jaden Hom

May 28, 2020

About 250 freshmen took the Advanced Placement Human Geography [AP HUG] exam on the second day of online testing from the College Board. Like other AP exams offered online as an adjustment to the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to stay-at-home orders worldwide, those taking the AP HUG test were given 45 m...

4 SH freshmen from Junior Little League World Series championship team hope to bring success for Lancers baseball team

Freshmen Jack Bender, Bohdan Faulkner, Dustin Staggs and Russell Yang (from left to right) pose for a picture at their victory parade in Downtown Fullerton Aug. 22. Photo used with permission from Mason Morris.

Hannah Kim

September 23, 2019

Four Sunny Hills freshman baseball players experienced the parade of their lives last month after being part of a Junior Little League championship team, and now they’ll turn their attention to what they can contribute on the diamond for Sunny Hills High School. “I’m hoping to bring energy,” freshman...

67 campus groups participate in annual Club Rush

Students sign up for the Junior States of America club. (Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra)

Chloe Lee

September 17, 2019

It was three days in the quad at break with students shouting, waving posters and offering free candy such as Jolly Ranchers, Dum Dums and Snickers. The first day -- Aug. 27 -- featured 20 student clubs. Two days later, the school’s annual Club Rush continued Aug. 29-30 with 22 clubs on the second day an...

Link Crew welcomes 500 freshmen in gym

Senior Link Crew leader Aimee Park helps two students find their name tags during the Aug. 6 orientation (Image posted with permission from Julia Hur).

Elijah Jhee

August 16, 2019

This story was updated Aug. 31 with additional information from other freshmen. In its third year at Sunny Hills, Link Crew organized a freshman orientation Aug. 6 at the gym to help incoming students adjust to Lancer life and the campus. “We want to connect freshmen with upperclassmen to make the...

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