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

 Kathryn Aurelio, Class of 2021, sits in front of her laptop to find application information for her college application editing service @collegeessaygals on Instagram. She runs this business with alumni Anika Madan and Amaya Mitchell.

Stressed about college apps?

Divya Bharadwaj September 7, 2021

Senior year. A time filled with spirit days like Black and Gold Day, traditions like Grad Nite and most importantly, graduation.  But wrapped up in the midst of these moments – especially during...

Social media users deserve greater transparency from platforms

Social media users deserve greater transparency from platforms

Chamonix Bas May 15, 2021

The famous photo shows children fleeing after the South Vietnamese air force mistakenly dropped a load of napalm (a highly flammable, sticky jelly made from gasoline and gelling agent) on their village...

Some faculty and students at Fullerton Community College nearby Sunny Hills High School hold a demonstration outside their campus March 25.

Many Sunny Hills Asian students, alumni not surprised by nationwide and countywide series of hate crimes against their ethnicity though the actions remain hurtful

Nevya Patel May 10, 2021

Accolade copy editor Michelle Sheen and staff reporter Esther Oh contributed to this report. Sophomore Jeffrey Tran spent his Sunday afternoon on March 28 helping out his friend’s parents tidy up...

Colin Lee takes a picture of sneakers on top of a shoebox in his normal backdrop of a concrete ground in the front of his house to post on his Instagram on April 21, 2021.

Kickstarter: Junior donates thousands of dollars to charities from shoe re-selling business

Dominique Chang May 8, 2021

Since last November, junior Colin Lee has made $8,000 off re-selling shoes through his Instagram shoe-selling business, Bobakickss. Lee could have invested all of it into stocks like Tesla, which is...

An artist’s rendering of Instagram’s new feature “Reels” shows a user expressing her creativity through a makeup video using its features like audio, speed, filters and more.

Unlike its name, Instagram’s new feature fails to ‘Reel’ in many users

Dominique Chang October 13, 2020

After several accounts of TikTok’s possible shutdown in the summer, avid users like sophomore Jamie Choi deleted the app in August before the new school year began. Because she spent at least two hours...

Suh Lin Hong sits in front of the cabinet of her Fullerton home, where she has stored the soap she has made after the spread of the novel coronavirus forced Sunny Hills High School to close down in mid-March. Before school closure, she had made $80 selling her Bunny Bars on campus through word of mouth and through her Instagram story page (@bunny.bars). Image used with permission from Woojin Hong.

Going for a clean slate: Sophomore sells home-made soap to pay off fines for losing school textbooks

Yeihn Lee May 26, 2020

$180. That’s how much money in school fines sophomore Suh Lin Hong had accrued since her freshman year. “The truth is, I lost all my textbooks and my chromebook charger both my freshman and sophomore...

Members of Dance Production check out photos taken for the spring dance concert program during a Feb. 20 rehearsal in Room 130, the dance room. Though the April 9-11 event was canceled because of COVID-19-related school closure, dance instructor Leiana Volen has posted seven videos on the Dance Departments Instagram and YouTube channels of various video footage of her students rehearsing their routines to showcase their hard work in preparation for the performance. Image posted with permission from Leiana Volen.

Despite canceled spring concert because of the COVID-19 pandemic, dance teacher gives the show’s theme, ‘Beyond,’ new meaning by posting video segments on Instagram, YouTube

Emmaline De Leon May 5, 2020

When dance teacher Leiana Volen first came up with the “Beyond” theme for the April 9-11 spring dance concert at the Performing Arts Center [PAC], she never thought she would have to take it that literally. Because...

Senior Ruben Parker promotes his Chunti filter on his Instagram story. It has received over 2 million views. Image used with permission from Ruben Parker.

Instagram Cheetos filter earns recognition for Sunny Hills senior

Aaliyah Magana March 19, 2020

Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter. These platforms have become more popular among youth because of word-of-mouth about the latest trends. Instagram entered the fray Aug. 13 by collaborating...

Senior Jacob Won prepares to dance to the pop song Git Up by Blanco Brown as he prepares to record with the TikTok app. Photo taken by Accolade videographer Emily Choi.

Could TikTok become the next top social media app for my generation?

Andrew Hong August 19, 2019

In our generation, all aspects of our lives are tightly knit with social media platforms, such as Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Therefore, one does not solely need high-quality content or...

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