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So far, many in Cohort C plan to return to campus in the fall instead of choosing to learn from home through iSierra Online Academy

Katie Lee May 17, 2021

Many Sunny Hills students who have opted against returning for live instruction this school year during the COVID-19 pandemic plan to come back in the fall for five days a week instead of continuing with...

Sophomore Sydney Lee dyes her hair at home Feb. 23 using professional-grade Sally Beauty Supply products during the pandemic.

Students add color to dull quarantine lifestyles

Charis Lee April 1, 2021

Before the March 2020 lockdown, senior Estefani Espinoza would get her naturally brown hair dyed at a local beauty salon for $120. But once the state mandated that all such shops remain closed to slow...

Aeries, the FJUHSD’s grading system, is shown to have a “Change Your Aeries Password” page that pops up for students and teachers to mandatorily change every couple of months.

Students required to start changing their Aeries passwords more frequently

Dominique Chang February 18, 2021

And the countdown begins. “Your password is set to expire in 3 days. Change it now.” “Your password is set to expire in 2 days. Change it now.” “Your password is set to expire in 1 day....

Students have found themselves checking their emails more often in order to stay more connected to school.

Does Gen Z use email? Students stuck at home for remote learning have inundated their teachers’ inboxes with questions, but many still prefer to text their friends

Sydnee Tallant February 8, 2021

Electronic mail, aka email. Even though this form of communication was invented in the 1970s, it didn’t gain traction until a decade or two later when the Internet became more accessible to the public. In...

Students, don’t go through the loophole of blaming teachers -- it won’t do anything for your distance learning frustrations

Students, don’t go through the loophole of blaming teachers — it won’t do anything for your distance learning frustrations

Charis Lee December 7, 2020

Dear Mr. Whitten, I wish to inform you that in the more than three years I’ve been a student at Sunny Hills High School, this has been the hardest for me, academically, emotionally and mentally. You...

No on Prop. 18: 17-year-olds lack essential voting experience

Grace Johnson October 31, 2020

2020 — the year with perhaps the most important presidential election ever. But that will not be the only important measure on the ballot — California Proposition 18 [Prop 18] awaits voters. Prop...

An artist’s portrayal of how the coronavirus might become a danger for those who celebrate typical Halloween traditions, such as trick-or-treating.

Healthy Halloween: COVID-19 pandemic prompts students to scare up new plans to celebrate Oct. 31

Michelle Sheen October 29, 2020

BOO! Ahhhh! A hair-raising shriek echoes from inside of the blood-stained building covered in cobwebs. A group of friends dash out of the haunted maze, running from the zombies chasing after them while...

 Sophomore Gabriel Villanueva sports a favorite outfit consisting of a button-up shirt, black skinny jeans, a pair of Doc Martens and accessories like rings and a chain belt. Though he hasn’t had the chance to wear this outfit to school because of the coronavirus pandemic, he has worn similar ones to Sunny Hills pre-COVID-19.

Students upgrading their wardrobes despite distance learning Zoom sessions instead of live classroom instruction

Michelle Sheen October 27, 2020

Since mid-March when the COVID-19 shutdown started and live classroom instruction shifted to online learning, the only times sophomore Gabriel Villanueva has ever left his Fullerton home are when he went...

Fullerton’s Love of Orange County Kids, also known as FLOCK, has been raising money and accepting donations of school supplies, clothing and prom attire to support homeless students in the community. Art by Erin Lee.

Group ‘flocks’ to aid homeless students in Fullerton Joint Union High School District

Hanna Oltman February 4, 2020

A man wearing tattered clothes while pushing around a shopping cart. A woman sleeping under a bridge with nothing but a stray dog to keep her warm. A man holding a sign on the side of the highway...

Art by assistant graphics editor Karen Lee.

New College and Career Center will benefit students

Charis Lee September 12, 2019

As students chase academic success and race for straight A’s, college is a worrisome concern for most high schoolers, especially as senior year looms closer each year.  Fortunately, the College and...

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