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The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

Freshman Christian Kim is among the few on campus who come to school with wired headphones, following a recent trend among celebrities in their paparazzi images.

Wireless vs. wired head sets: Some SH students align with celebrities who are not cutting the cord just yet

Alexxa Berumen, Feature Editor November 18, 2022

Nike Air Force 1’s, Dickies pants and now, headphones?  Similar to clothing trends, today’s Gen Z teens are getting a blast in their ears from wired headphones instead of Apple AirPods, which have...

Within recent years, social media has facilitated drug transaction for the younger generations. The fentanyl crisis has been augmented by this method of drug purchase.

From streets to Snapchat, illicit drug dealers utilize social media to reach younger consumers

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2022

It takes a single pill, a mere 2-milligram dose of fentanyl to poison a user in seconds, leading to death, according to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA].  Sixteen-year-old Cooper...

Setter senior Stacy Kim jumps up to block the oncoming ball during the second set of the CIF-SS playoffs against The Archer School for Girls on Oct. 22. The Lady Lancers won the match 3-0, which qualifies them for the quarterfinal round on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Girls volleyball advances to CIF-SS quarterfinals after sweeping The Archer School for Girls

Irene Sheen, Special Sections Editor October 24, 2022

Winning in straight sets at home against The Archer School for Girls Panthers on Saturday, Oct. 22, the girls volleyball team heads to its first CIF-SS quarterfinals match since 2016. “It’s phenomenal,...

With a rise in fentanyl-related deaths across the Los Angeles Unified School District, students feel concern for drug-laced Halloween treats and SH administrators disclose new campus procedures to keep students safe.

SPOILED SWEETS: SH administrators respond to fentanyl overdose cases

Susie Kim, News Editor October 20, 2022

Following at least seven fentanyl-related overdoses in the Los Angeles Unified School District [LAUSD] and one death in Fullerton, Sunny Hills administrators hold concerns and implement additional safety...

Social science teacher Chris Vogt gives a lecture to his students on Thursday, Aug. 18, during his fourth period Advanced Placement U.S. History class in Room 23.

Former Ayala High School baseball coach joins Sunny Hills as new social science teacher

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief October 19, 2022

Fifteen years ago, Chris Vogt received his first introduction to teaching several buildings away from where he finds himself now. Helping grade papers and leading history lectures 15 years ago under...

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DID YOU KNOW? Breezeway mural’s origins a mystery to many

Susie Kim, News Editor October 13, 2022

As a continuing feature from last semester, The Accolade investigates some of the mysterious spots on campus. For this issue, we look into the origins of the breezeway mural in between the 10s and 20s...

Video: Did You Know about the Mural?

Nathan Le, Videographer September 30, 2022

New chemistry teacher Mason Morris, who worked here as an administrator before returning as an instructor, demonstrates a lab experiment with his period four regular chemistry class on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

HAPPY RETURNS, PART 2: Ex-administrator now science teacher Mason Morris aims to build chemistry with his students

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter September 28, 2022

New science teacher Mason Morris likes to keep the chemistry going between him and his students. That’s why in each of his chemistry classes, he usually likes to start off with a joke or inspirational...

Passing rate averages for Advanced Placement [AP] exams from the 2021-2022 school year show an 8% increase compared with the previous school year and 1% below 2020’s highest rate over the past five years. The College Board views a 3 or higher as passing for its AP tests.

2022 Sunny Hills Advanced Placement exams yield higher passing rate averages despite fewer students taking them

Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor September 27, 2022

After returning to a full, in-person Advanced Placement testing environment for the first time in three years, the number of Sunny Hills students who passed with a 3 or higher improved 8% compared to the...

Football head coach David Wilde instructs his players on an offensive play in a Sept. 9 home game against Brea Olinda.

Coach Wilde’s Upturn: Journey from CIF winning team player to head coach

Aiden Park, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 27, 2022

His efforts on the Sunny Hills football team led to two Freeway League titles. In 1990, he played defensive back and wide receiver on the Lancer football squad that won a CIF title. New head football...

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