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Making quarantine sweet: Two juniors create a tasty new business

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.
Anthony Keem 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...

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

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.
Anthony Keem 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...

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

 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.
Elijah Jhee 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...

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

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.
Nevya Patel 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...

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

In the new coming of age movie
Rachel Yun 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...

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

A student models Christian Aguirre's painted denim jacket to advertise his growing business. Reprinted with permission from Christian Aguirre
Hanna Oltman 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...

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

Art illustrated by graphics editor Erin Lee. 
Isaac Choi 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...

May 27: My bucket list once California reaches Stage 4 of stay-at-home order

Art illustrated by assistant graphics editor Karen Lee. 
Isaac Choi May 27, 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...

SENIOR FAREWELL COLUMN: I’m proud to be a ‘Class of 2020’ graduate

Art by Jacqueline Chang.
Michelle Buckley May 26, 2020

A high school graduation is an event that every student looks forward to. Turning that tassel from right to left signifies the end of a profound era and the beginning of a new one.  When I entered...

May 23: How I’ll spend my Sweet 16 and summer vacation in quarantine

Art illustrated by contributing artist JungHyun Lee.
Alice Shin May 24, 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...

May 10: How I came to appreciate my mother even more after she and my little sister were quarantined in India because of COVID-19 pandemic

Art illustrated by Accolade graphics editor Erin Lee.
Krishna Thaker May 19, 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...

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