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Senior Helen Chung presents slides about donations to North Korea during a jjackchingu club meeting during lunch in Room 105 on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

CLUB CORNER: Senior hopes to spread awareness about misunderstandings surrounding North Korea

Jiseong Yoo, Cub Reporter January 22, 2024

For the 2023-2024 school year, the Associated Student Body has approved 29 new clubs. The Accolade’s cub reporters from the beginning journalism class will report on each new group in alphabetical order....

An artist’s rendering of Oli London, who received 32 cosmetic surgeries to resemble K-pop idol Jimin from BTS, and the medias reaction after netizens saw London’s transformation.

Overwhelming South Korean influence in the West transforms culture into a mere aesthetic

Nicole Park, Copy Editor September 19, 2023

Five years ago, British influencer Oli London began attracting media attention after appearing on a television show called “Hooked On The Look,” which showed the process of him receiving over 30 cosmetic...

Senior Ellie Kim performs at a pansori competition on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.

Senior returns from a 2-week program studying traditional music in South Korea

Angelina Jeong, Sports Editor February 15, 2023

Two weeks away from her family and friends. Two weeks missing school and having to make up all that work. Two weeks living overseas in an island city southwest of South Korea. Those were the kind...

Korean Culture Clubs fan dance subgroup practices after school on Wednesday, Sept. 28, for its performance on the Saturday, Oct. 8, Korean Culture Festival that will take place at the Sunny Hills quad.

‘Squid Game,’ K-pop and more for Saturday, Oct. 8, Korean Culture Club festival in the quad

Jaimie Chun, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2022

The Korean Culture Club [KCC] will hold its free-admission, inaugural Korean Culture Festival on campus Saturday, Oct. 8, in the quad, where the group will showcase such events as K-pop performances and...

Actor Ji-soo Kim from the K-pop all-girls band, Blackpink (left), glances at Jung Hae-in, who plays the character of a North Korean spy named Lim Su-ho in Disney+s Snowdrop. The episodic series was DIsney+s first Korean drama to be released on its streaming platform earlier this year and exemplifies the South Korean approach to addressing relationships known as mildang.

It’s called mildang, and that’s what keeps me hooked on K-dramas

Esther Oh, Staff Reporter May 18, 2022

Though I grew up in a fairly traditional Korean household, I didn’t join my culture’s TV/movie drama fan base until my friends persuaded me to watch one in the seventh grade.  My first K-drama...

Gi Hun (Lee Jung Jae, “Along with the Gods”) brings his dalgona, a honeycomb-like candy, to the light, and discovers a new way to cut out the umbrella shape during ppopgi, the second round of the competition that comprises “Squid Game.”

Though a bit too violent at times, South Korean hit ‘Squid Game’ resonates with all cultures with its accurate portrayals of those in heavy debt

Rachel Yun, Sports Editor October 19, 2021

One crack, and it’s over. Ppopgi is a traditional Korean game played by carving out the imprinted shape on dalgona, a frail honeycomb-like candy, that often leads to fractures if one is not careful...

An artist’s rendering of a scene from the film “Minari,” where a Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in hopes of achieving their American Dream.

‘Minari’ makes ethnic minorities like myself feel represented

Andrew Park, Arts & Entertainment Editor March 11, 2021

Raised by South Korean immigrant parents in America, my ethnicity is naturally Korean American; growing up as an ethnic minority, my cultural identity largely defined who I am.  When watching American...

An artist’s rendering of what the Korean War Memorial would look like once enough funds have been raised to have it built at Hillcrest Park next to the duck pond in Fullerton, near Fullerton Union High School.

Group seeks $130,000 more to get Korean War Memorial erected in Fullerton’s Hillcrest Park

Esther Oh, Staff Reporter October 5, 2020

A committee working to build a Korean War Memorial in a Fullerton park has created a GoFundme page to raise the remaining $130,000 of $720,000 needed to begin construction of the monument to honor the...

Sunny Hills sophomore Natalija Glavys friend from Japan, junior Yuiri Takeuchi, captures this street scene in Yokohoma April 2 as she heads to school. Takeuchi says students are still going to classes, though officials are considering distance learning because of the coronavirus pandemic. For Japan, the school year starts in April and ends the following year in March. Image posted with permission from Yuiri Takeuchi.

Distance learning also happening in Asia, while most schools overseas able to hold live graduation ceremonies

Yonhee Eu May 28, 2020

Sophomore Ryan Lee’s friend, Bum Soo Kim, lives in Nanjing, China, in the Jiangsu Province -- more than 450 miles west of the Wuhan province, reportedly the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak...

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