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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

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...

How I manage to ‘BeFake’ on the app BeReal

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2022

BeReal, the app meant to authentically represent users, fails to do just what the whole purpose of the platform is meant for — capture random, unfiltered and “real” moments of time once a day. Prompting...

Andrew Tate’s flagrant disrespect for women appalls the internet

Andrew Tate’s flagrant disrespect for women appalls the internet

Chloe Chun, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor September 30, 2022

Andrew Tate, a streamer with millions of followers and billions of views on social media, perfectly personifies the misogynistic and abusive ideals of the 19th century while using 21st-century technology...

An artists rendition of the image of a true clean girl — minimal makeup and jewelry, pale and clear skin and slicked-back hair.

The toxicities of becoming a ‘clean girl’: TikTok trend rips women of color of their culture

Irene Sheen, Special Sections Editor September 20, 2022

For the past few years, the social media platform TikTok has proved to be a powerhouse of trends ranging from one-pan feta pasta recipes to coquette fashion aesthetics.   Garnering over 650 million...

Social media users deserve greater transparency from platforms

Social media users deserve greater transparency from platforms

Chamonix Bas, Cub Reporter May 15, 2021

The famous photo shows children fleeing after the South Vietnamese air force mistakenly dropped a load of napalm (a highly flammable, sticky jelly made from gasoline and gelling agent) on their village...

The Accolade: Weve 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, Editor-in-Chief 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...

Art illustrated by Accolade assistant graphics editor Karen Lee

As it celebrates 50 years, April 22 Earth Day still has value in the midst of coronavirus pandemic

Audrey Seo, Photo Editor April 22, 2020

Since its first celebration in 1970, Earth Day has become a cherished event for environmental activists and tree-huggers alike. But with its 50th anniversary today on April 22, those stuck at home because...

As college acceptance letters are rolling in for Accolade feature editor Lira Jeong, she is struggling to figure out what major to settle on. Art by Accolade assistant graphics editor Karen Lee

Senior year doesn’t get easier after getting college acceptance letters

Lira Jeong, Feature Editor March 21, 2020

“Congratulations! We are pleased to offer you admission …” As I was reading this on March 7, I sighed with relief. I finally received the assurance that I have the option of going to a college...

Senior Ruben Parker promotes his Chunti filter on his Instagram story. It has received over 2 million views. Image used with permission from Ruben Parker.

Instagram Cheetos filter earns recognition for Sunny Hills senior

Aaliyah Magana, News Editor March 19, 2020

Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter. These platforms have become more popular among youth because of word-of-mouth about the latest trends. Instagram entered the fray Aug. 13 by collaborating...

The 2019-2020 Accolade staff with its sixth-place Best of Show award for its first issue of the year titled, Media Under Fire, will keep its online news website live even though the campus has been closed to students from March 16-20. Image used with permission from Arya Patel.

Staff Editorial: With the campus closed to students until March 30, thank goodness we have a news website to keep us connected and informed

Alex Park, Web Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2020

A message from The Accolade editorial board: If COVID-19 happened just two years ago, The Accolade would have had to wait until students can return to campus for our staff to publish any articles related...

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