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Upon reaching out to teachers, students who would like to add to their Chromebooks for school use Chrome extensions that are blocked by the district’s web filters need to know that the process to unblock them isn’t that difficult. It just takes making that request with a teacher first.

Speak up students, the school’s all ears

Irene Sheen May 24, 2021

As a freshman learning how to navigate my school year via distance learning from home, I often felt frustrated with the district’s constraining content filters that block online resources such as educational...

Sunny Hills boys volleyball middle blocker senior Julian Kim (left) and opposite hitter senior Joseph Pak jump up, blocking the opponent's spike during the fourth set Tuesday, May 18. The Lancers hosted their first California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section playoff at home against Santa Fe High School.

Boys volleyball defeats Santa Fe, advances to second round of CIF playoffs tonight, May 20

Anthony Keem May 20, 2021

Playing in its first California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section [CIF-SS] home playoff match, the Sunny Hills boys volleyball team defeated Santa Fe High School in four sets Tuesday, May 18. The...

Junior Manishi Jayasuriya celebrates getting her driving permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles [DMV] in Fullerton. Jayasuria has been waiting for a month to take her DMV permit test because the facility has been closed because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

More students heading to DMV for driving permit or license test after it was closed down earlier because of the coronavirus pandemic

Divya Bharadwaj May 19, 2021

Red light. The novel coronavirus shuts down the Department of Motor Vehicles [DMV] throughout California on March 27, 2020.  Yellow light. Last May, 25 selected field offices opened for customers with...

Teresa Hallbauer (left) appears in a Sept. 30, 1983, article about new teacher hires in The Accolade. The math instructor now goes by the name, Teri Klein, who appears in a 2020 yearbook photo. Klein retired after nearly 37 years in education, most of those spent at Sunny Hills High School.

Math teacher retires after more than three decades in the profession

Hannah Kim May 19, 2021

She’s the last to retire of the Sunny Hills teachers who were hired with her in September 1983 – icons like science teacher Jeff Nelson, who coordinated the International Baccalaureate program before...

Sunny Hills alumna Jackie Logwood stands in front of the Fullerton Auditorium June 19, three days after the Fullerton Joint Union High School District board of trustees voted unanimously to remove Louis E. Plummer’s name from the building. Logwood had created an online petition seeking the change in name after Plummer was alleged to have been involved with the KKK.

From change.org to change that name: Class of 2019 alumna reflects on one-year anniversary of how she successfully campaigned to remove a suspected KKK member’s name from district’s auditorium

Rida Zar May 17, 2021

Originating in the 19th century, social justice was not on the minds of many of her peers when Jackie Logwood attended Sunny Hills from 2016-2019. While Logwood had to contend against the pressures...

The Sunny Hills and Brea Olinda robotics team, along with principal Allen Whitten (top right corner of the group) and a few firefighters held the care packages that were delivered to the frontline workers on Jan. 18, Jan. 20 and Jan. 22 for their service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fullerton, Brea robotic teams give back to local frontline workers

Yeihn Lee May 14, 2021

Many in the Sunny Hills and Brea Olinda robotics team are usually on target when estimating how much time it would take to complete any of their projects.  To complete a new game called Milling Mania...

Some faculty and students at Fullerton Community College nearby Sunny Hills High School hold a demonstration outside their campus March 25.

Many Sunny Hills Asian students, alumni not surprised by nationwide and countywide series of hate crimes against their ethnicity though the actions remain hurtful

Nevya Patel May 10, 2021

Accolade copy editor Michelle Sheen and staff reporter Esther Oh contributed to this report. Sophomore Jeffrey Tran spent his Sunday afternoon on March 28 helping out his friend’s parents tidy up...

Senior Jessica Garcia demonstrates CPR chest compressions on one of her stuffed animals as a replacement for a dummy. Like all seniors, Garcia had to video record her practicing hands only CPR and submit the video for review by assistant principal Hilda Arredondo to fulfill a state-mandated graduation requirement.

Only a few seniors left in danger of not being able to graduate for failing to fulfill state-mandated CPR training assignment, school officials say

Ashley Han May 9, 2021

This story was updated May 12 to include an updated figure for how many seniors still need to fulfill the CPR requirement. As of mid-May, 13 of 547 enrolled Sunny Hills seniors are in danger of not...

The revised state social distancing guideline from six to three feet has brought back a sense of normalcy for students who have chosen to come to campus for live instruction four days a week except on Wednesdays. Many are gathering in small groups like this on Tuesday, May 4, during break. Masks, however, are still required, though not while students are eating or drinking a beverage.

Change in COVID-19 social distancing from six to three feet could bring back some traditional events for semester’s end

Daniel Kong May 4, 2021

The story was updated with quotes from the Associated Student Body. With the state’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s [CDC] decision to shrink the social distancing guidelines in half...

CW’s reboot of 1970s ‘Kung Fu’ featuring female lead pulls the right punches

Sydney Lee April 21, 2021

The CW (Channel 5 or KTLA for those who don’t watch TV in Southern California) has taken up some recent reboots of TV series from the past. “Dynasty,” which was released in 2017 and returns for...

Linebacker senior Carson Irons (bottom) falls down while tackling Fullerton quarterback senior Cameron Williams during the first quarter of the Lancers' 31-7 win over Fullerton. Williams subbed in for starting quarterback senior Dylan Neal during several offensive series in the first quarter.

Lancers trounce first higher-ranked opponent in Fullerton 31-7, capture City Championship for third consecutive season

Grace Johnson and Andrew Ngo April 12, 2021

It was billed as the first big test of this condensed COVID-19 season for the Sunny Hills football team, its last home game of the 2020-2021 school year at Buena Park High School stadium. The 4-0 Lancers...

With the Fullerton Joint Union High School District board of trustees' latest directive, Sunny Hills students will be allowed to walk through the front entrance for live classroom instruction four days a week starting April 19.   Those learning from home can still continue to do so.

FJUHSD students to be allowed to come to campus four days a week beginning April 19; some still prefer to stay home over COVID-19 health and safety concerns

Kate Yang April 12, 2021

In a split vote, trustees for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] have approved allowing students to receive live, in-class instruction four days a week instead of only two beginning...

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