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Head to Head: Senior Moments

Head to Head: Senior Moments

April 30, 2021

First-year transfer 12th-graders share reasons for attending school in-person or not

In-person way to end

Chamonix Bas April 30, 2021

Stepping onto the Sunny Hills campus for the first time in over three years, I still felt like a freshman.  Just like my first day of ninth grade in August 2017, I printed out a map of the campus and...

Let’s stick with Zoom sessions

Joanna Carbajal March 15, 2021

My experience during the pandemic was hard ever since it started. I started losing myself. It was becoming harder to focus since the pandemic was new and was stressing many families and my peers, but...

Four Sunny Hills students share their stories of how they contracted COVID-19 throughout the year since the March quarantine.

Coronavirus Testimonies: Students open up about their COVID-19 experiences

Hope Li March 13, 2021

It was only a month into the lockdown that started last March when senior Marcus Llajaruna went for a run and started experiencing muscle weakness, a coronavirus symptom. It was worse for junior Kelly...

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...

Meeting out the differences: Google’s much simplified features top Zoom

Hannah Kim September 5, 2020

Last semester, as our school suddenly transitioned into online learning in mid-March, only two of my seven teachers frequently used Zoom as their main form of video meetings with students. Of the others,...

The Accolade: We've still got issues planned during distance learning; meanwhile, check us out online during this historic COVID-19 period

The Accolade: We’ve still got issues planned during distance learning; meanwhile, check us out online during this historic COVID-19 period

Tyler Pak August 24, 2020

This past school year, The Accolade has truly lived up to its namesake.  In previous years with our print issues, we’ve traveled down a two-year win streak of taking the Best High School Newspaper...

A screenshot of the online notice that can be accessed from the Fullerton Joint Union High School District’s website.

Trustees to meet today, April 23, in special session to discuss Fullerton Joint Union High School District’s end-of-the-semester grading policy because of COVID-19-related school closures

Rida Fatima April 23, 2020

You can read about the decision that the Fullerton Joint Union High School District made here. Trustees for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] will hold a special board meeting...

To help low-income families who cannot afford internet access at home for students, Charter Communications has been offering 60-day free WiFi service. This was in response to several California schools' decisions to close campuses to students because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many teachers now instruct remotely from home using Google Meet or Zoom. Image used with permission from Charter Communications.

Charter Communications offers Spectrum free internet for 60 days for students so they can do classwork at home

Hanna Oltman April 12, 2020

Since the move last month to distance learning at Sunny Hills High School, Charter Communications has offered free Spectrum Wi-Fi service for 60 days to any homes with K-12 or college students who do not...

Accolade staff writer junior Hope Li joins the Google Meet that her fourth period Advanced Placement U.S. History teacher, David Wilde, set up. Like Li, many Sunny Hills students experienced WiFi and online app connection issues on the first day of distance learning. Photo taken by Accolade adviser Tommy Li.

March 18: Son of a glitch; how my first day of distance learning went

Hope Li March 19, 2020

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

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