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

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

Esther Oh

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 exploded in the United States. By then, the seven-member boy band had recorded songs in their native ...

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

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.

Minjeong Kim

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 homes. Pak’s first year at Sunny Hills was ending in May, and she knew she would find herself with...

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

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

Grace Johnson

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 some of your experiences, please email us at [email protected] “That’s ball game!...

K-pop spotlight has its repercussions

 BEHIND THE SCENES: Seven-member boy band BTS stands next to singer Halsey on their set for the music video for “Boy With Luv,” the lead single from the 2019 album Map of the Soul: Persona. Image reprinted with permission from Taesong Kim/image.net.

Chloe Lee

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 the seven boys are having the time of their life.  Although I cannot measure the quality of the...

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

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.

Hope Li

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 High School’s theater building to the cafeteria. “Things are always changing, but [it’s] their...

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