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Senior Gianne Veluz wears a mask as she takes customers’ orders during her shift at a dessert cafe in Buena Park on Sept. 19.

Fear and anxiety from COVID-19 has made me afraid of going to work

Gianne Veluz December 17, 2020

“I’m going to have to ask you to put a mask on, or else we can’t serve you.” This is what I find myself saying often to customers when they refuse to comply with the mandated face covering requirement...

Alma Garcia (left) celebrates her daughter senior Gianne Veluz’s election to chapter office at the FFA banquet on May 9, 2019. Veluz helped Garcia recover from the coronavirus in early July.

How I helped my mom overcome her coronavirus infection and gained a new appreciation for first-responders

Gianne Veluz September 17, 2020

It all started with a text message from my mom while I was spending the night at my sister’s apartment in Tarzana: “Gigi, I have bad news. I got a text from work about my [COVID-19] results, and...

Midfielder senior Brandon Toledo (center) dribbles through a pair of Laguna Hills defenders during Sunny Hills' 2-1 victory over Laguna Hills Feb. 12 at the Sunny Hills field. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

78th minute goal pushes boys soccer into the second round of playoffs

Gianne Veluz February 14, 2020

Update: This story was updated Feb. 14 at 12:50 p.m. to change the next round from quarterfinals to second round. In a tense match between Sunny Hills and Laguna Hills, the Lancer boys soccer team emerged...

Accolade staff writer and Bayanihan Club member junior Gianne Veluz clicks the two 10-foot-long plastic bamboo sticks in one of her many practices to prepare for the Feb. 6 International Food Faire assembly. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra.

I’ve been tinikling about joining this Filipino dance for IFF since freshman year

Gianne Veluz February 9, 2020

If you’ve ever been to the International Food Fair [IFF] assembly (like the one we had on Feb. 6), then you’ve most likely watched the program end with the Bayanihan Club performing a famous Filipino...

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