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Like many other students, juniors Taylor Kim (left), Jonathan Alexander and Myles Luhm return to school with masks on. Alongside wearing masks, Sunny Hills and the FJUHSD took further regulations to prevent the further spread of the Omicron variant by postponing or canceling non-essential activities on and off-campus activities.

Flattening the Curve: SH postpones or cancels live events to prevent spread of Omicron variant

Michelle Sheen, Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2022

With the emergence of the highly-contagious Omicron variant in 2021, a surge in COVID-19 cases forced several school events to be temporarily postponed or halted altogether in an attempt to lower transmission...

Point guard junior Chad Nguyen dribbles the ball in front of a sparse crowd as a result of the indoor audi- ence limit at a home game against Buena Park on Wednesday.

Omicron forces limit to indoor sports spectators to 500

Kate Yang , Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2022

Victory chants from the student section echoed across the gym floor. Students dressed in white spirit wear spilled out from the bleachers as the buzzer signaled the end of the fourth quarter — Sunny...

Junior Grace Min poses with junior Stacy Kim in their matching Halloween costumes as the Fireside Girls on Oct. 29.

I’ll choose to collect treats with a mask

Grace Min, Sports Editor October 31, 2021

Doors shut. Lights off. Empty candy bowls.  This was what the typical house looked like in the formerly festive Halloween season of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the percentage of people...

Then-junior Vivian Tran cheers on the
Lancer football team at Trabuco Hills High School Nov. 23. It’s
unclear if fans will be allowed to watch games this season.

Uncertainty remains about fan attendance

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2020

Running out onto the gridiron amid packed crowds decked out in black and yellow, Sunny Hills football center junior Jacob Neumann still remembers the energy during the 2019-2020 season that ended with...

An artists rendition of the writer avoiding possible risks by remaining in cohort c.

Distance learning is the new norm; Cohort C would secure my health and that of my family

Alice Lee, Staff Reporter November 1, 2020

As I scrolled through Instagram stories this summer, all I saw on my feed were polls from students in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District asking whether their viewers chose Cohort A/B or Cohort...

The Winston the Lancer statue sits above the touch-free sanitizing unit placed in the main office in Room 3. Custodians have placed one touch-free sanitizing unit identical to this one in every single classroom for students to utilize as they enter or leave.

Expect to see Safety Hills when hybrid learning starts Nov. 2

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2020

This is the second of a series of stories dealing with the scheduled Nov. 2 reopening of Sunny Hills High School and what COVID-19-related safety and health measures the Fullerton Joint Union High School...

Senior Meagan Kimbrell takes out her collection of 30 masks that she has bought either from Amazon or Target since the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March. Though Kimbrell does not plan to return to campus Nov. 2 for hybrid learning, she still values mask fashion and will continue to promote her new finds on social media.

Unmasking a fashion trend: COVID-19 coverings lead to Lancers’ collection for trendy, stylish wardrobe for going out

Dominique Chang, Assistant Business Manager October 19, 2020

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March, senior Meagan Kimbrell purchased her first mask: a $7, gray fabric with white polka dots from the Target at Town Center near Sunny Hills High School.  Not...

Art illustrated by graphics editor Erin Lee. 

May 28: COVID-19 halted my running streak of time spent with Dad

Isaac Choi, Social Media Manager May 28, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you...

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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