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With more than 30 years of administrative experience, new assistant principal says ‘aloha’ to Sunny Hills

New assistant principal John Oldenburg holds a sign as part of a video clip for students at La Vista and La Sierra continuation schools to encourage them after the coronavirus pandemic closed down classrooms in March. Oldenburg previously worked at La Vista and La Sierra in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District before he was transferred to Sunny Hills this school year.

Kristima Aryal

September 16, 2020

This is the second of a series of feature profiles of new, full-time teachers or administrators at Sunny Hills High School for 2020-2021. Having grown up on the island of white sand beaches and palm trees, John Oldenburg says “aloha” to Sunny Hills this school year. The newest member to join the admini...

Staff editorial: FJUHSD should reopen classes in fall to all students since studies show minors are less likely to contract coronavirus

Art illustrated by contributing artist Jacqueline Chang.

The Accolade Editorial Board

June 4, 2020

A May 20 online article from the Los Angeles Times describes the first day of the return of school for students at Gyeongbuk Girls’ High School in Daegu, South Korea, the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus crisis. Titled, “‘Kids will be kids’: Furtive hugs, complex logistics on South Kore...

April 14: COVID-19, I’m not going to let you ruin the rest of my senior year

Art by Accolade assistant graphics editor Karen Lee

Michelle Buckley

April 14, 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 would like to submit some of your experiences, please email us at [email protected] Dear COVID-...

“Parasite” will not be the last movie from South Korean film industry to win Oscar’s “Best Picture” award

Directed by Bong Joon-Ho,

Elijah Jhee

February 24, 2020

Ninety-two years. That’s how long The Academy Awards have been awarding Oscars to prestigious movies and directors in the film industry. And for that amount of time, only films of the English language have been gifted with the coveted “Best Picture” title. As our society has made gains in...

K-pop spotlight has its repercussions

 BEHIND THE SCENES: Seven-member boy band BTS stands next to singer Halsey on their set for the music video for “Boy With Luv,” the lead single from the 2019 album Map of the Soul: Persona. Image reprinted with permission from Taesong Kim/image.net.

Chloe Lee

February 19, 2020

With the new BTS album coming out, BTS’ massive fan base will get to view the seven-member band’s public lives once again. With their good looks and articulately perfect dancing, it would seem that the seven boys are having the time of their life.  Although I cannot measure the quality of the...

I play video games for three hours a day, but I’m not an addict

Art by Graphics Editor Erin Lee

Andrew Hong

February 19, 2020

During my 2014 summer trip to South Korea, I was fascinated by the bright beams of light that illuminated Seoul at night.  However, as I passed by the countless stores that lined up along the bustling streets, I kept noticing businesses that appeared just as often as Starbucks — internet cafes...

‘Parasite’ offers a host of themes that’s Oscar-worthy

Directed by Bong Joon-Ho,

Andrew Park

November 8, 2019

Par•a•sit•ism “One in which a parasite obtains benefits from a host, which it usually injures,” according to merriam-webster.com. This is how the South Korean thriller, “Parasite,” reflects the the division within our society today — those who are poor harming the rich to financially ...

Escape the Corset: Koreans push back

Art by Accolade staff reporter Katherine Kim

Katherine Kim

August 16, 2019

Behind all the trends surrounding South Korea, what people may not know is  how much emphasis Korea puts on the need to look presentable-- no matter the price. Plastic surgery rates, celebrities and makeup all show how Koreans obsess over the concept of beauty. South Korea is known for its beautiful celeb...

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