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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

Senior Aute Blackwell holds her right arm up while an American Red Cross nurse preps it before the blood draw during the Thursday, April 21, blood drive in the Lyceum.

American Red Cross club’s first blood drive in two years helps to ease nationwide blood shortage

Stacy Kim May 10, 2022

The American Red Cross [ARC] club’s first on-campus blood drive in two years nearly met its goal of collecting 75 pints from student donors, organizers said. “The blood drive had an excellent turnout,”...

Wordle, the once-a-day-game, interests Sunny Hills students and teachers as the game brightens their day.

‘Simple, clear, fun and free’: Clues offered for how Wordle puzzle game has become a hit nationwide

Jaimie Chun March 18, 2022

For some like sophomore Maximiliano Soto, it’s the allure of beating someone else out to solve a puzzle. “You get a slight ego boost, so you feel good and get that sense of accomplishment,” Soto...

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...

Keeping with the spirit of Student Press Freedom Day, editor-in-chief senior Michelle Sheen advocates for greater awareness and increased support of journalism programs in high schools.

Using my voice with student press freedom

Michelle Sheen March 4, 2022

Like many other youths nationwide, I took part in the annual celebration of free speech for students. I attended a Zoom workshop on Feb. 23 hosted by PEN America, an organization aimed at protecting...

Junior point guard Chad Nguyen dribbles toward a Garden Grove player Feb 22. Even though the Lancers lost their semifinal CIF-Southern Section Division 4 game, the team won its first state CIF playoff game, since 2004, on March 1.

13th-seeded Sunny Hills boys basketball team upsets 4th-seeded Monte Vista 68-51 in first round of CIF state playoffs

Henry Lee March 2, 2022

Despite falling short of reaching the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 championship round last week, the 13th-seeded Sunny Hills boys basketball team upset fourth-seeded Monte Vista 68-51 in the first round...

Forward junior Mathias Brown (right) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the Lancers’ first goal in the first round of CIF state regionals against Panorama High School on Tuesday, March 1, at the Buena Park High School stadium. Brown, who was also playing on his birthday, came up with a hat trick with a total of three goals as Sunny Hills won 4-3.

Sunny Hills boys soccer moves on to state CIF regional semifinals after 4-3 victory

Grace Min March 2, 2022

This story was updated Thursday, March 3, with more information about the game and an additional quote from one of the soccer players. After kicking in the winning goal to secure a CIF-Southern Section...

Sunny Hills Class of 2007 alumna and then-junior Tanya Taylor (middle) rushes to steal the ball at a girls soccer game where the Lancers left the field with a victory. Since her four years at Sunny Hills, Taylor went on to lead her UCI team to victories while also setting individual records; her achievements on the field will be recognized at the UCI Athletics Hall of Fame of 2021 on Feb. 19.

UCI inducts SH alumna into 2021 Hall of Fame

Michelle Sheen February 17, 2022

At 4 years old, Tanya Taylor stepped onto the soccer field for the first time. At 17 years old — and 13 years on the field — Taylor received 2007 CIF Player of the Year and 2007 OC Player of the...

Like many other students, juniors Taylor Kim (left), Jonathan Alexander and Myles Luhm return to school with masks on. Alongside wearing masks, Sunny Hills and the FJUHSD took further regulations to prevent the further spread of the Omicron variant by postponing or canceling non-essential activities on and off-campus activities.

Flattening the Curve: SH postpones or cancels live events to prevent spread of Omicron variant

Michelle Sheen February 9, 2022

With the emergence of the highly-contagious Omicron variant in 2021, a surge in COVID-19 cases forced several school events to be temporarily postponed or halted altogether in an attempt to lower transmission...

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