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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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Video: Did You Know about the Mural?

Video: Did You Know about the Mural?

Nathan Le, Videographer September 30, 2022

New chemistry teacher Mason Morris, who worked here as an administrator before returning as an instructor, demonstrates a lab experiment with his period four regular chemistry class on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

HAPPY RETURNS, PART 2: Ex-administrator now science teacher Mason Morris aims to build chemistry with his students

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter September 28, 2022

New science teacher Mason Morris likes to keep the chemistry going between him and his students. That’s why in each of his chemistry classes, he usually likes to start off with a joke or inspirational...

Passing rate averages for Advanced Placement [AP] exams from the 2021-2022 school year show an 8% increase compared with the previous school year and 1% below 2020’s highest rate over the past five years. The College Board views a 3 or higher as passing for its AP tests.

2022 Sunny Hills Advanced Placement exams yield higher passing rate averages despite fewer students taking them

Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor September 27, 2022

After returning to a full, in-person Advanced Placement testing environment for the first time in three years, the number of Sunny Hills students who passed with a 3 or higher improved 8% compared to the...

Football head coach David Wilde instructs his players on an offensive play in a Sept. 9 home game against Brea Olinda.

Coach Wilde’s Upturn: Journey from CIF winning team player to head coach

Aiden Park, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 27, 2022

His efforts on the Sunny Hills football team led to two Freeway League titles. In 1990, he played defensive back and wide receiver on the Lancer football squad that won a CIF title. New head football...

Co-captain senior Veronica Diaz, a top returning player on the girls tennis team this season, gets ready to hit a forehand at a practice on Sept. 6 at Sunny Hills.

GIRLS TENNIS PREVIEW: Lady Lancers aim to repeat as Freeway League champs while making another run for a CIF title

Seowon Han, Copy Editor September 23, 2022

Coach: Chris Ghareebo (head coach) Top Returning Players: Daniela Borruel (10), Veronica Diaz (12), Crystal Kim (12), Lauren Sung (11) Top Newcomers: Madison Pyo (9), Amy Roh (10) Last Season:...

Juniors, assigned Kevin the Minion from “Despicable Me,” huddle together to celebrate their victory after surviving the final round of musical chairs in the quad Sept. 8.

Juniors bring home first win with ‘Battle of the Classes’ debut

Kayla Martinez, Staff Reporter September 21, 2022

After at least 16 rounds of playing musical chairs in the quad, the last student standing during lunch Sept. 8 was an 11th-grader, securing the first victory of the school year for the juniors as part...

Senior Kelsey Kim, a transfer from La Habra High School, draws back her driver during July’s The Cactus Tour in Las Vegas. Kim is considered a top newcomer in the Lady Lancers golf team this season.

GIRLS GOLF PREVIEW: Reigning CIF Division 3 champs strive to keep playing up to par

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor September 20, 2022

Coaches: Scott Enrico (head coach) Top Returning Players: Oliviah Chavez (10), Angelina Jeong (10), Lauren Lee (11), Yurang Li (11) Top Newcomers: Kelsey Kim (12), Taylor Kim (11) Last Season:...

Senior Connor Lew holds up the backpack hes been wearing to school since the fall semester started.

UNPACKING A TIKTOK TREND: ‘SENIOR YEAR BABY’ video inspires students to reconnect with childhood characters like Lightning McQueen, Hello Kitty

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter September 20, 2022

It started off July 28, 2021, with a TikTok video.  Captioned “SENIOR YEAR BABY,” the 18-second clip begins with what appears to be a high school girl wearing a black, long-sleeve outfit. While...

Utility player junior Brandon Koh (left) gets ready to fire the ball toward the goal in an Aug. 25 home game against Chino Hills at the Sunny Hills pool.

BOYS WATER POLO PREVIEW: Lancers plunge into the 2022-2023 season with goal of qualifying for CIF playoffs

Hannah Lee, Opinion Editor September 20, 2022

Coaches: Keith Nighswonger (head coach), Jordan Jaime (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Jacob Aguilar (12), Matthew Barboza (11), Ben Blodgett (11), Brandon Koh (11), Dylan Loh (11), Matthew...

Agriculture students and recent SH graduates hold up their red, blue and green ribbons to commemorate their success at this summer’s Orange County Fair livestock competition.

SH agriculture program wins 21 awards at summer Orange County Fair livestock competition

Chloe Chun, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor September 20, 2022

The Sunny Hills agriculture program won 21 awards in various categories ranging from pig to rabbit showmanship at the annual Orange County Fair livestock competition over the summer. “The students...

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...

The Uvalde school massacre in Texas on May 24 among other school shootings calls attention to campus safety measures. Meanwhile, Sunny Hills alongside the Fullerton Joint Union High School District aim to re-evaluate its current guidelines.

RESPONSE TO UVALDE SHOOTING: Fullerton Joint Union High School District creates new school safety position, SH seeks to hire a fourth campus supervisor

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor September 17, 2022

Sunny Hills underwent an uncommon lockdown in 2019 — its most recent — when Fullerton Police Dispatch received a call regarding two armed males roaming near the campus with  “long rifles” or “BB...

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