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A roller coaster train swerves through Goliath’s track at the world’s fastest wooden coaster speed of 72 mph as it nears the record-breaking 180 foot drop. This was one of the many rides in which several park goers remained unmasked, which sparked concerns from those who preferred to strictly adhere to the Center of Disease Control’s COVID-19 regulations.

Buckle up for a glimpse into my daring visit to Magic Mountain

Irene Sheen, Special Sections Editor September 8, 2021

Last June, after the end of the distance-learning school year, my mom informed me that my three cousins had purchased Six Flags Magic Mountain tickets reserved for June 19, in hopes that my sister and...

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....

Sophomore Sydney Lee dyes her hair at home Feb. 23 using professional-grade Sally Beauty Supply products during the pandemic.

Students add color to dull quarantine lifestyles

Charis Lee, Feature Editor April 1, 2021

Before the March 2020 lockdown, senior Estefani Espinoza would get her naturally brown hair dyed at a local beauty salon for $120. But once the state mandated that all such shops remain closed to slow...

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, Opinion Editor 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...

Sweet Treats DB owners junior Daniela Rosales (left) and junior Brianna Ruiz (right) make one of their specialty confectionaries, candy coated strawberries which go for $1 each.

Making quarantine sweet: Two juniors create a tasty new business

Anthony Keem, Staff Reporter November 13, 2020

Juniors Daniela Rosales and Brianna Ruiz are doing something sweet during the coronavirus pandemic. The pair have created their own online confectionary business, Sweet Treats DB.  Since July, the...

Junior Guillermo Soto attends class while eating a burger. Like many other Sunny Hills students, Soto elected to stay at home when the hybrid schedule begins on Nov. 2.

Digital dilemma: Students torn between seeing friends in person and remaining at home

Anthony Keem, Staff Reporter October 31, 2020

While Sunny Hills High School officials have taken every precaution possible to create a safe and healthy environment for the campus’ reopening Nov. 2, junior Guillermo Soto still isn’t convinced. In...

 Sunny Hills students, such as seniors David Chu and Joyce Park, nicknamed “chu” and “leannes #1 fan” respectively, utilize the multi-channel features of Discord by chatting in text servers. On the left, various text and voice channels are located for members of the specific Discord server to chat in.

It’s called Discord, but the instant messaging app has actually done more uniting during COVID-19 pandemic

Elijah Jhee, Managing Editor October 13, 2020

During a time when face-to-face interaction and social gatherings with peers seem impossible because of COVID-19 health and safety issues, students like senior Quinn Cassady only need to boot up their...

With 100 million monthly users in America, TikTok has grown popular among Gen Z millennials but was under hot water when President Donald Trump announced that he wanted to ban the app in the U.S. because of security concerns.

STILL TI(C)KING: Sunny Hills TikTok users, creators relieved that social media app will not be going away

Nevya Patel, News Editor September 18, 2020

Saved by the O. Oracle, that is. With a Sept. 20 deadline looming for an American company to buy TikTok, which is owned by ByteDance in China, or else President Donald Trump would ban its use in...

Staff editorial: Better safe than sorry

Staff editorial: Better safe than sorry

The Accolade Editorial Board July 29, 2020

The Accolade’s editorial board count: 14 approve and one disapproves of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s July 17 decision to close schools within the state’s coronavirus county watch list, including...

In the new coming of age movie The Half of It, Peter stops Ellie on her bike ride home to propose an agreement on his love letter to Aster. Image posted with permission from Netflix. 

Coming of Age Netflix Film ‘The Half of It’ tackles adolescent themes like sexuality and casual racism in today’s society

Rachel Yun, Sports Editor May 30, 2020

Finding one’s identity is hard growing up, especially in high school. However, Netflix’s new coming of age film “The Half of It,” directed by Alice Wu, gives teens the complex representation...

A student models Christian Aguirres painted denim jacket to advertise his growing business. Reprinted with permission from Christian Aguirre

May 29: Being quarantined at home because of coronavirus crisis can’t stop these students from pursuing Victorian-era hobbies

Hanna Oltman, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 30, 2020

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

Art illustrated by graphics editor Erin Lee. 

May 28: COVID-19 halted my running streak of time spent with Dad

Isaac Choi, Social Media Manager May 28, 2020

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

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