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The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

Freshman Christian Kim is among the few on campus who come to school with wired headphones, following a recent trend among celebrities in their paparazzi images.

Wireless vs. wired head sets: Some SH students align with celebrities who are not cutting the cord just yet

Alexxa Berumen, Feature Editor November 18, 2022

Nike Air Force 1’s, Dickies pants and now, headphones?  Similar to clothing trends, today’s Gen Z teens are getting a blast in their ears from wired headphones instead of Apple AirPods, which have...

Teen musician Keedron Byrant of Florida created a 50-second video of him singing I JUST WANNA LIVE in response to the death of George Floyd two years ago. Prominent figures like actor Will Smith helped the YouTube video go viral by mentioning it or talking about it or tagging it in their social media handles.

Teenage musician Keedron Bryant to actor Will Smith: ‘Keep your head up’

Hannah Lee, Opinion Editor April 4, 2022

To teen music artist Keedron Bryant, Oscar best actor winner Will Smith was among those who helped catapult his career two years ago. Shortly after the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd at the hands...

Keedron Bryant’s self-titled EP features six catchy R&B songs, five of them addressing intense, growing feelings of young love.

14-year-old singer Keedron Bryant pioneers a refreshing, relatable approach to love songs with self-titled EP

Hannah Lee, Opinion Editor March 31, 2022

Captivating the hearts — and ears — of listeners from all ages, 14-year-old American singer Keedron Bryant impresses listeners with his new and self-titled EP, the third one of his career. The...

Pop artist Max Schneider, also known as MAX, invites Iraqi-Canadian singer Ali Gatie to join him in MAXs summer single/music video, Butterflies, which has been rising in the charts on Spotify.

MAX’s summer single ‘Butterflies’ flying to the top of the Spotify charts

Daniel Kong, Business Manager December 12, 2021

“Blueberry Eyes,” “Love Me Less” and “Lights Down Low.” These are among Max Schneider’s most popular songs, each garnering well over 150 million streams on Spotify. And now, the singer-songwriter,...

Music to his ears. Accolade business manager senior Daniel Kong got school officials to create a Google Form that allows students to submit school-appropriate songs for playing on the speakers. Before that, assistant principal Melissa Stinson would play songs from iHeartRadio through the school speakers during break and lunch.

Don’t play the radio, let the students DJ!

Daniel Kong, Business Manager October 20, 2021

After more than a year of distance learning, I eagerly stepped onto the Sunny Hills campus for the first day of my senior year on Aug. 16. Many things had changed for those who never came to campus...

BTS English releases, Permission to Dance, Butter and Dynamite, all received a lot of spotlight as the group becomes a global sensation.

BTS’ new music becomes ‘too Westernized’ as recent singles are all in English

Dominique Chang, Assistant Business Manager September 13, 2021

When “Dynamite,” the first BTS song completely in English, came out on Aug. 21, 2020, I remember initially thinking that this was an amazing way for BTS to publicize itself to wider audiences beyond...

 An artist’s re-creation of a scene from the YouTube released music video of BTS’ latest single, “Dynamite.”

BTS comes back with a boom in K-pop band’s latest all-English single/music video, ‘Dynamite’

Esther Oh, Staff Reporter September 12, 2020

Three years ago, BTS entered the U.S. mainstream, attending the Billboard Music Awards and performing its “DNA” song at the American Music Awards later that November. Then last year, the K-pop band...

With her iPhone placed on the far right end of her piano set for video recording, sophomore Lauren Pak starts her practice session Aug. 19 from her Fullerton home, playing a composition titled, “Promise of the World,” from the Japanese anime, “Howl’s Moving Castle.”  Pak will eventually record the final version as a trio with two other student volunteers as part of the Harmony4Homes community service project that she started in the summer to send video music performances to the elderly in local and national nursing homes.

Sophomore forms nationwide community outreach program to deliver soothing music video performances for the elderly during COVID-19 pandemic

Minjeong Kim, Feature Editor September 2, 2020

Sophomore Lauren Pak still remembers the day she was inspired by her community service idea of delivering video recordings of teenagers playing soothing music to the elderly at local and national nursing...

Sophomore Grace Johnson (center) shares a moment with some of her teammates after one of their last practices on Feb. 12.

May 20: My junior varsity softball season gets the Mercy Rule on account of COVID-19 pandemic

Grace Johnson, Web Managing Editor May 22, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns about students’ various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit...

BTS and Halsey collaborated together to release the song “Boy With Luv” on April 19, 2019. Fans believe that both were robbed by the Grammys when BTS’ single, “Dynamite,” received a nomination for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category in the Grammys on Nov. 24 but lost to Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s song, “Rain on Me,” during the Recording Academy’s awards ceremony March 14 and when Halsey did not receive a nomination at all.

K-pop spotlight has its repercussions

Chloe Lee, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 19, 2020

With the new BTS album coming out, BTS’ massive fan base will get to view the seven-member band’s public lives once again. With their good looks and articulately perfect dancing, it would seem that...

A worker continues construction on the first day of school inside the closed Performing Arts Center. He was working on a part of the stage during a tour that principal Allen Whitten gave to two Accolade staff members. Photo by Accolade news editor Tyler Pak.

$4.5 million PAC modernization expected to finish next February, officials say

Hope Li, Opinion Editor August 16, 2019

While the Performing Arts Center [PAC] remains closed for remodeling until at least February, the programs that use it during the school year have had to adjust to new locations ranging from Buena Park...

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