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A group participates in an unofficial Paper
Toss today in the quad after school.

Seniors to get free breakfast burritos, pick up grad tickets on May 25 event

Dominique Chang and Alice Shin May 21, 2021

To ensure that COVID-19 health and safety protocols are followed, school officials have combined some traditional, end-of-the-year senior activities into a free one scheduled for May 25. Called “Senior...

Class of 2014 students react to the movie they were watching in the Sunny Hills quad during the Oct. 3 Senior Sunrise, considered the first traditional senior event of the school year. The Class of 2021 will be the first to not be able to have one because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused all Associated Student Body on-campus events to be canceled in the fall semester. Some seniors, however, are working on organizing an off-campus gathering that's not school sponsored to be held on the roof of a downtown Brea parking structure at 375 West Birch St. on an undecided Friday in March.

Senior class president organizes off-campus, non-school-sponsored Senior Sunrise next month in Brea after traditional October event is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic

Anthony Keem February 16, 2021

With the first traditional senior event of the 2020-2021 school year -- Senior Sunrise -- getting the ax because of the coronavirus pandemic, some students are working on a free, alternative non-Sunny...

The Alzheimer’s Awareness Club members promote their group during the 2019-2020 Club Rush at break. Because the new school year has started with distance learning instead of live instruction on campus, the ASB had to resort to a Google Slides presentation of clubs, which was posted on the school’s website Sept. 4.

Despite distance learning, student clubs can hold virtual meetings, attract new members after virtual club rush

Nevya Patel September 9, 2020

Though not allowed to hold live, in-person meetings during distance learning, clubs have been given permission by school district officials to virtually gather on platforms such as Zoom or Google Meet...

ASB co-activities commissioners senior Kathryn Aurelio (left) and juniors Jasmine Lee and Ellen Kim promote a virtual version of Club Rush in the ASB’s Aug. 24 Back to School video. The three worked on producing a Google Slides presentation promoting the student groups instead of the traditional event during break. The presentation's link was posted on the Sunny Hills website Friday, Sept. 4, and will remain there until Sept. 11.

ASB produces Google Slides promoting 66 clubs for prospective members to review in lieu of traditional Club Rush at break

Hope Li September 7, 2020

This story was updated at 8:33 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, to correct junior Jasmine Lee's leadership role in Key Club. A crowd of students flooding the quad during break. Chanting, shouting and the...

Homecoming princess Rachel Kim (left), escorted by Kenji Williams (both Class of 2020), celebrate their walk around the gym during the 2019 ASB-organized assembly. Because football got postponed to the spring semester of 2021, the ASB has decided to move its traditional fall homecoming events to the week of Feb. 9.

Homecoming postponed until February, stag dances canceled

Anthony Keem September 2, 2020

This story was updated at 1:45 p.m. Sept. 2 with an additional student quote. Despite canceled stag dances and assemblies this semester because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Associated Student Body...

The Associated Student Body [ASB] co-adviser Mike Paris, top row, far left, leads a Zoom meeting during fifth period on the first Wednesday of the 2020-2021 school year to review the ASB agenda with his 60 students. After sponsoring a virtual school spirit week from Aug. 17-21, the ASB has put together a Welcome Back video to be released Monday, Aug. 24, at the end of fourth period.

ASB to release 20-minute Welcome Back video Monday, Aug. 24, for students, staff to watch at end of Period 4

Anthony Keem August 22, 2020

This story was updated at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, with additional quotes from students and information about how the ASB will promote the video. The Associated Student Body [ASB] plans to...

Art illustrated by Accolade staff writer Katherine Kim.

Here’s what the Spanish Flu from more than a century ago can teach us about how to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

Henry Lee May 25, 2020

Long lines at grocery stores.  Schools no longer open for classroom instruction. Hospital beds full of dying patients. Doesn’t all of this sound like the aftermath of the novel coronavirus...

Bayanihan Club members perform one of their classic routines during a March 11, 2017, Pilipino Culture Night. This year’s April 18 event would have featured a similar performance if it didn't get canceled because of school closure stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. From The Accolade photo file

Annual Pilipino Culture Night canceled because of COVID-19 pandemic; group leaders weigh possible summer show if government social distancing guidelines ease up

Alice Lee May 3, 2020

While organizations like the ASB and Dance Production are posting video messages or performances on social media for Sunny Hills students or others to view because of their April canceled events, one campus...

Because the spread of the coronavirus canceled school as of March 13, ASB class officer candidates advertised their campaigns online. Many had themes throughout their posts like the ones pictured above by senior class president-elect junior Emma Suh, who featured a Hawaiian-themed campaign. Image created by Accolade staff writer Hannah Kim.

With SH campus closed to students, the ASB moves class candidate campaigns for first time to social media only

Nicole Chung April 24, 2020

With school closed because of state-mandated social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Associated Student Body [ASB] had for the first time to rely solely on social...

Theater teacher Amanda Gieser (left) and the site construction project manager survey the new stage extension during a recent inspection of the PAC, which has been closed since May for remodeling. Posted with permission from Melissa Stinson.

ASB cancels Mr. Sunny Hills because of uncertainty over completion date of PAC remodeling

Jaden Hom November 15, 2019

A previous version of this story had the wrong year for when Mr. Sunny Hills started. It has been corrected on March 5 in this version to show it was in the spring of 1995. While school officials expect...

Students sign up for the Junior States of America club. (Photo taken by Accolade photographer Brianna Zafra)

67 campus groups participate in annual Club Rush

Chloe Lee September 17, 2019

It was three days in the quad at break with students shouting, waving posters and offering free candy such as Jolly Ranchers, Dum Dums and Snickers. The first day -- Aug. 27 -- featured 20 student clubs. Two...

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