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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

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Fullerton Joint Union High School District superintendent Steve McLaughlin’s Friday, Jan. 12, email sent nearly an hour after school to students and parents informs stakeholders that last November’s network outage was “caused by a sophisticated ransomware attack.”

Staff Editorial: Fullerton Joint Union High School District superintendent should have acted sooner in informing community about November data breach

The Accolade Staff Editorial Board January 12, 2024

The Accolade Editorial Board unanimously agrees that the district-wide network outage that occurred last semester from Nov. 14-Nov. 15 warranted more transparency and immediate information from the superintendent.  Cyber...

The administration has introduced the 5-Star app (left) and physical restroom passes attached to lanyards for the fall semester of the 2023-2024 school year. School officials plan to make the digital app, which limits restroom use to seven minutes twice a day, a schoolwide requirement for teachers and students to use by the start of the spring semester.

Staff Editorial: New 5-Star app requires adjustments to hall pass limits

The Accolade Editorial Board December 11, 2023

The Accolade Editorial Board unanimously agrees that the 5-Star app hall pass system needs revision in its time and daily limits. As the second semester approaches in January, the Sunny Hills administration...

Staff Editorial: More should be done on campus this month to commemorate Memorial Day

Staff Editorial: More should be done on campus this month to commemorate Memorial Day

The Accolade Editorial Board May 15, 2023

The Accolade Editorial Board unanimously agrees that administrators should do more to commemorate Sunny Hills alumni who have served and fallen in the line of duty. As students enter English teacher...

Staff Editorial: Teachers take a distraction free environment too far

Staff Editorial: Teachers take a distraction free environment too far

The Accolade Editorial Board October 19, 2022

The Accolade Editorial Board count: 8 consider phone pockets are only acceptable during tests, 5 agree that teachers can use the pockets at their own discretion. The chime of a phone lingers in the...

Staff Editorial: School administrators deserve praise for shifting drill schedule to add in a break afterward

Staff Editorial: School administrators deserve praise for shifting drill schedule to add in a break afterward

The Accolade Editorial Board September 19, 2022

The 2022-2023 Accolade editorial board unanimously agrees with the Sunny Hills administration’s decision to alter the drill schedule to third or fifth period, which allows lunch or break to follow a...

Staff Editorial: Lunch starting first before break opens up new opportunities for ASB, other electives

Staff Editorial: Lunch starting first before break opens up new opportunities for ASB, other electives

The Accolade Editorial Board May 16, 2022

The 2022-2023 Accolade editorial board unanimously agreed that next year’s bell schedule will benefit the multiple electives and student body of Sunny Hills. To prevent student burnout, the three...

Staff Editorial: Craig Weinreichs deep roots here make for a worthy hire

Staff Editorial: Craig Weinreich’s deep roots here make for a worthy hire

The Accolade editorial board unanimously agrees with hiring Craig Weinreich as the new principal of Sunny Hills. The Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] left Sunny Hills with a seemingly...

Staff Editorial: Stay for lunch during IFF

Staff Editorial: Stay for lunch during IFF

The Accolade Editorial Board March 17, 2022

The Accolade editorial board unanimously agreed that students at Sunny Hills should participate in the upcoming International Food Fair. When longing for a day filled with Lancer spirit, tasty food...

Considering the negative impact of  COVID-19 on student and teacher mental health, FJUHSD should implement more mental health resources for their usage.

Staff Editorial: Increasing the availability of mental wellness resources for students and teachers remains a necessity to combat rising rates of depression and anxiety

The Accolade Editorial Board January 13, 2022

The Accolade editorial board unanimously voted for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] to provide more mental wellness activities/resources on campus to aid students and teachers.  As...

Staff Editorial: New Ethnic Studies course signals important step toward a fairer history curriculum

Staff Editorial: New Ethnic Studies course signals important step toward a fairer history curriculum

The Accolade Editorial Board November 10, 2021

The Accolade editorial board vote count: 15 consider a semester-long ethnic studies class becoming a requirement for high school graduation a beneficial addition to students, 2 do not.  Living up to...

Assembly Bill 104, passed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, now gives students the ability to change their letter grades to pass/no pass grades, interim retention and exemption. Legislation enacted the bill to counteract the effects COVID-19 had on students who found it difficult to learn through online classes.

Staff editorial: Assembly Bill 104 provides students with a chance to academically redeem themselves upon coming out of distance learning

The Accolade Editorial Board September 7, 2021

The Accolade editorial board vote count: 16 consider Assembly Bill 104 to be beneficial toward students, 2 do not. To some, the two years spent away from live classroom instruction opened a gateway...

The Editorial Board looks forward to receiving the vaccine, but not until those who need it more receive it first.

Staff editorial: Patience with vaccine provides perfect gift

The Accolade Editorial Board January 17, 2021

The Accolade’s editorial board, with the exception of a student whose parent is anti-vaccination, unanimously agreed to take a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to students. With the FDA’s...

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