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Following two years of cancellations of International Baccalaureate [IB] exams because of the pandemic, the assessments are to take place in person throughout the month of May during the 2021-2022 school year according to the organized schedule on the IB website.

IB tests to return in person for the first time in two years

Alice Shin, Managing Editor February 4, 2022

For the first time in two years, students in the International Baccalaureate [IB] program will be required to take in-person exams on campus to determine their IB diploma status. Even though Omicron...

Considering the negative impact of  COVID-19 on student and teacher mental health, FJUHSD should implement more mental health resources for their usage.

Staff Editorial: Increasing the availability of mental wellness resources for students and teachers remains a necessity to combat rising rates of depression and anxiety

The Accolade Editorial Board January 13, 2022

The Accolade editorial board unanimously voted for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] to provide more mental wellness activities/resources on campus to aid students and teachers.  As...

Two Sunny Hills students pass out information about the school’s Engineering Pathways to Innovation and Change during the January 2018 Open House in the gym. With a surge over winter break in Omicron variant cases in Orange County, district officials have decided to cancel the Thursday, Jan. 6, Open House – the first in-person one since January 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic hit in March of that same year.

Surge in Omicron COVID-19 variant cases prompt district officials to impose new health and safety protocols, canceling this month’s Open House, sports team dinners and banquets

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor January 6, 2022

This story was updated on Jan. 7 to reflect new information from school officials and coaches as well as  the number of positive COVID-19 cases among Sunny Hills students based on the school district's...

Seniors Esther Oh (left) and Tara Kim (right) attended the first night of the BTS Permission to Dance On Stage show at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. For the first time since October 2019, BTS held concerts for fans, performing songs like “Life Goes On,” “Black Swan” and “Dis-ease.”

I finally got to see my favorite band perform after almost three years

Esther Oh, Staff Reporter December 14, 2021

I felt beyond devastated when I saw that the BTS Map of the Soul tour was officially canceled.  I would get a refund for my hard-earned tickets, which I had been desperately holding onto since February...

Social sciences teacher Greg Del Crognale explains the reason behind increased gas prices in relation to the supply chain on Dec. 3. Del Crognale is one of multiple economics teachers who commented on what they believe the source of the problem lies with the nation’s economy.

Sunny Hills teachers ‘supply’ opinions on economic crisis

Nevya Patel , News Editor December 5, 2021

The supply chain: the process through which goods arrive to the consumer, according to Investopedia. An Oct. 21 Business Insider online article was among the first in the media to spot a break in this...

Chemistry teacher Walter Haberaecker introduces his class curriculum for families attending a 2019 Back to School Night. This years event has a hybrid option.

SH staff and families set off the new school year with a hybrid Back to School Night alternative option

Irene Sheen, Special Sections Editor August 30, 2021

After going all virtual for Back to School Night last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Aug. 31 event will be in person but with a hybrid option provided by some teachers. “It’s...

Though the 2020-2021 yearbook will not be distributed until late June or early July, Helios released an image of its front cover with the theme “Don’t Stop Now. You Haven’t Tried This.” on its Instagram account (@shhshelios) April 30.

Helios makes modifications to 2020-2021 yearbook after transition to online instruction

Minjeong Kim, Feature Editor May 21, 2021

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which provided an unreliable event timeline, Helios staffers had to make a series of adjustments to how they produce content, causing it to be delayed for distribution...

Jaimie Chun (left) and her 7-year-old brother make gimbap, a Korean dish with cooked rice, eggs, spam, spinach and pickled radish. During the coronavirus pandemic, the two shared this meal last summer.

Finding my identity through the pandemic

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor May 17, 2021

A few weeks into the pandemic in May 2020, I woke up to a scent that drifted its way up to my room. It was different from the bland whiff of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich I had on my walks to school....

The Sunny Hills and Brea Olinda robotics team, along with principal Allen Whitten (top right corner of the group) and a few firefighters held the care packages that were delivered to the frontline workers on Jan. 18, Jan. 20 and Jan. 22 for their service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fullerton, Brea robotic teams give back to local frontline workers

Yeihn Lee, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

Many in the Sunny Hills and Brea Olinda robotics team are usually on target when estimating how much time it would take to complete any of their projects.  To complete a new game called Milling Mania...

Saman Syed holds a flyer for her small business, Elegant Fashions Boutique, before the start of an exposition at the Knott’s Berry Farm hotel on March 3, 2019.

COVID-19 pandemic ripped a hole in my mom’s small clothes business

Rida Zar, Opinion Editor May 10, 2021

Waking up at 9 a.m. on a typical Sunday to find a new shipment at our front door, my mom and I struggle to carry the brown filing-cabinet-sized box inside. She carefully cuts off the tape, and we unpack...

Some faculty and students at Fullerton Community College nearby Sunny Hills High School hold a demonstration outside their campus March 25.

Many Sunny Hills Asian students, alumni not surprised by nationwide and countywide series of hate crimes against their ethnicity though the actions remain hurtful

Nevya Patel, News Editor May 10, 2021

Accolade copy editor Michelle Sheen and staff reporter Esther Oh contributed to this report. Sophomore Jeffrey Tran spent his Sunday afternoon on March 28 helping out his friend’s parents tidy up...

With two years remaining in his term, Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing the sixth recall attempt of his term. However, because of all Newsom has accomplished he deserves the chance to, at the very least, finish his term.

Gov. Newsom deserves to stay in office

Daniel Kong, Business Manager May 5, 2021

Since 1921, three sitting governors have faced recall elections with only one retaining his seat.  “Though efforts to recall a governor have increased in recent years, it is not common for [a] sitting...

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