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The administration has introduced the 5-Star app (left) and physical restroom passes attached to lanyards for the fall semester of the 2023-2024 school year. School officials plan to make the digital app, which limits restroom use to seven minutes twice a day, a schoolwide requirement for teachers and students to use by the start of the spring semester.

Staff Editorial: New 5-Star app requires adjustments to hall pass limits

The Accolade Editorial Board December 11, 2023

The Accolade Editorial Board unanimously agrees that the 5-Star app hall pass system needs revision in its time and daily limits. As the second semester approaches in January, the Sunny Hills administration...

Junior Caleb Kim (right) spars against another player during practice Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the wrestling room. The Lancers defeated the Sonora Raiders Wednesday, Nov. 29, at home in their first Freeway League match of the season.

BOYS WRESTLING PREVIEW: Coaches aim for Lancers to finish in Top 3 in Freeway League

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter November 30, 2023

Coaches: Matthew Acosta (head coach), Fernando Mora (assistant coach), Ethan Nguyen (assistant coach) Top Returning Wrestlers: Derek Edwards (12), Cristian Gomez (12), Caleb Kim (11), Gavin Kim (10),...

Junior Carlos Pineda walks to the boys restroom in the 40s building last month after activating his restroom pass through the 5-Star app in his fourth period class along with his class’s designated physical hall pass on a lanyard.

Restroom passes to go digital – students only allowed two per day using 5-Star app

Jiwoo Han, Opinion Editor November 7, 2023

Starting the spring semester in January, administrators expect to have all teachers on board to use the 5-Star app for a new digital pass system, which limits students' restroom use during class time to...

 Safety senior Elleion Lemon gets ready to tackle the Woodbridge High School player on Thursday, Aug. 31, at Buena Park High School Stadium. The Lancers’ defense held the Warriors to 13 points, as their offense under first-year quarterback sophomore, Madden Leasau, helped Sunny Hills secure the victory with 21 points.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: With a new quarterback, Lancers look to bounce back with more wins and deeper CIF run

Justin Park, Staff Reporter September 28, 2023

Coaches: David Wilde (head coach, offensive coordinator), Matt Acosta (defensive coordinator), Bruce Wallace (offensive line), Joseph Karavedas (receivers, defensive backs), Chris Parrales (fullbacks/defensive...

The Sunny Hills boys golf team celebrates its CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship victory by posing with a plaque at the Cross Creek Golf Club Monday, May 15. The Lancers played against 19 other schools and secured the CIF Southern Section Championship title with an overall score of 360 in the three-day tournament.

Boys golf tees up its fifth CIF championship; first Division 1 title

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter May 26, 2023

For the first time in the school’s history, the boys golf team won the CIF Division 1 title, keeping its undefeated season since Freeway League play started intact. “In these one-day championships,...

Sophomore Caleb Kim swings his driver to hit the golf ball at Alta Vista Country Club against the Valencia Tigers Tuesday, March 7. The Lancers won this preseason match 197-211.

BOYS GOLF PREVIEW: Lancers aim to maintain dominance

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter April 14, 2023

Coaches: Scott Enrico (head coach) Top Returning Players: Caleb Kim (10), Jeffrey Kwak (12), Dylan Lee (10) Top Newcomers: Andrew Choi (9), Noah Hitomi (9), Jonathan Jeon (9) Last Season: The...

Seniors Tony Salas (left) and Victor Lang practice strides Monday, March 13, at the Sunny Hills track in preparation for their Tuesday, March 28, meet at Buena Park High School stadium.

BOYS TRACK PREVIEW: Lancers look to improve with more eligible for CIF

David Kim, Staff Reporter March 28, 2023

Coaches: Jacob Holloway (head coach), Ashley Bordy (distance), Kyle Calderon (strength and sprints), Andrew Guevara (hurdles) Top Returning Players: Charles Kearny (10), Victor Lang (12), Elias Peru...

Senior Julian Boyd practices his butterfly stroke for the upcoming season after school in the Sunny Hills pool Monday, March 13.

BOYS AND GIRLS SWIM PREVIEW: Lancers look to improve, qualify for CIF

Justin Pak, News Editor March 14, 2023

Coaches: Keith Nighswonger (head coach/girls head coach), Sergio Dorrego (boys head coach), Jordan Jaime (assistant coach), Amanda Morris-Shaw (assistant coach) Top Returners: Julian Boyd (12), Eden...

The Stanley Quencher Tumbler is one of many products social media influencers have peddled to consumers. Platforms, such as TikTok and Instagram, have become the primary outlets for product advertisements.

TO CONSUMER AND TO CREATE: Social media influencers usurp traditional product advertising

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief March 12, 2023

The Alix Earle Effect.   According to, the 22-year-old social media sensation Alix Earle, with up to 4.7 million TikTok followers, has been reportedly paid between $40,000 and $70,000...

Winston Creel, a father of triplet daughters who attended Sunny Hills in the mid-1980s, rides his horse as the school mascot known as Winston the Lancer. The mascot would show up at Sunny Hills home football games until the horse died before the start of the 2016-2017 football season.

DID YOU KNOW? FROM LANCE BULLWINKLE TO WINSTON THE LANCER: How Sunny Hills got its mascot, school colors

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter March 3, 2023

As a continuing feature from last semester, The Accolade investigates some of the school's history. For this issue, we look into the origins of how Sunny Hills' colors became black and gold and how the...

Guard senior Johann Kwon dribbles the basketball during a home game against Western Christian High School on Nov. 15, 2022.

BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Lancers look to claim Freeway League title with 4 returning starters

Grace Min, Sports Editor January 12, 2023

Coaches: Joe Ok (head coach), Darius Durham (assistant coach), Don Shaw (assistant coach) Top Returners: Sean Cal (12), Johann Kwon (12), Chad Nguyen (12), Justin Shim (11) Top Newcomers: Kingsley...

Senior Nathan Lee runs past players of the Fullerton Union High School football team during the Sept. 30 homecoming game held at Buena Park High School’s stadium. The Lancers won the game 14-13, setting their Freeway League record at 1-0.

Lancers hold off Fullerton Tribe 14-13 in Sept. 30 homecoming game, Freeway League opener

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2022

Five years.  Those years amounted to the winning streak the Sunny Hills football team has over the Fullerton Union High School Tribe. And last week, the streak continued – but barely. After...

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