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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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Quarterback senior Max Spero runs to avoid getting tackled during the third quarter of the Oct. 15 game against the Troy Warriors at Buena Park High School Stadium. The Lancers, who were playing in their homecoming game, came away with a 22-20 win that had all the makings of a rivalry affair, especially in a wild two minutes.

Sunny Hills football triumphs in the ‘Battle of the Nations,’ 22-20

Michelle Sheen October 21, 2021

  The spectators, clad in black and yellow, swarmed among each other in the student section of the bleachers, cheering as the scoreboard read 22-20, which signified the end of the Friday, Oct....

Use of autocorrect contributes to worsened spelling in addition to the decline of other critical writing skills.

Autocorrect may spell out disaster for post-pandemic students

Anthony Keem October 19, 2021

It is inevitable that during the past year of online schooling, when most writing assignments were online, students’ spelling abilities have declined because of corrective writing applications.  Students...

Outside hitter sophomore Kayla Taylor spikes the ball to score a point against Fullerton Oct.13 in the Sunny Hills gym. Although the Lady Lancers prevailed in their last Freeway League match of the season, they were unable to qualify for CIF playoffs.

Girls volleyball triumphs over Fullerton in three straight sets to win its final match of the season

Jiwoo Han October 15, 2021

The Sunny Hills girls volleyball team won its final match of the season against the Fullerton Tribe (3-7) Oct. 13, at home, finishing fourth in the Freeway League with an overall 5-5 record. “We were...

Setter junior Jacky Woo gets ready to serve the ball against Buena Park High School’s girls volleyball team in an Oct. 5 home game that the Lady Lancers won in straight sets.

Girls volleyball shuts out Buena Park in three straight sets

Jiwoo Han October 7, 2021

Despite a slow start to the season, the Sunny Hills girls volleyball team won its third consecutive match, defeating the Buena Park Coyotes Tuesday, Oct. 5, at home. “We are on our way for a big...

Of the 1,048 students who decided to take AP tests in the 2020-2021 school year, 233 opted to take them in person on the SH campus. The past year’s tests yielded results that were, overall, lower than those of previous years, and students and teachers agreed that online learning was a main factor for the dip in scores.

Overall AP scores drop in 2021 school year with online learning being the biggest factor for the dip

Michelle Sheen October 7, 2021

After a full year of online learning and hybrid learning for some, the 2021 Advanced Placement [AP] tests that students took yielded scores lower or similar to national and Sunny Hills averages from 2020...

Senior Elijah Ramirez demonstrates CPR chest compressions on a pillow on Sept. 30  in his dining room as a replacement for a dummy or a stuffed animal. Ramirez had to video record himself practicing hands-on CPR and submit a video for review/approval by assistant principal Hilda Arredondo to fulfill a state-mandated graduation requirement.

State-mandated CPR certification for graduation assigned during summer school health; 93 seniors still need to complete video assignment

Rachel Yun October 7, 2021

In an attempt to get students to fulfill their CPR training graduation requirement sooner, school  officials have decided to include it as an assignment through the online summer health course.  “It...

Sophomore Esther Kim sprints to the finish line during the Sunny Hills Wayne Walker Invitational Sept. 25 at Fullerton’s Craig Park. Kim placed fifth in the girls sophomore division.

Sunny Hills boys and girls cross country places consistently across age divisions in the Wayne Walker XC Invitational

Jaimie Chun October 5, 2021

Four Lancer cross country runners – three boys and one girl – placed in the Top 10 of their 3-mile races at the 27th annual Wayne Walker Invitational at Fullerton’s Craig Park. Although Eastvale's...

English teacher Tom Wiegman holds up the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card he received after being vaccinated with the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in March 2021 and the second dose in April 2021. The Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] sent out an email Sept. 2 to all staff mandating vaccination verification to fulfill a state requirement that the governor signed into law Aug. 11. Anyone working in the FJUHSD who chooses not to be vaccinated must take a COVID-19 test on a weekly basis beginning Oct. 18.

FJUHSD mandates vaccines for entire staff, offers secondary option to test weekly for unvaccinated

Kate Yang October 1, 2021

In compliance with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new public health order, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] announced, through an email sent to students and parents on Sept. 3, its decision...

Utility player junior Jeremy Herrera prepares to shoot the ball against La Habra High School in a Wednesday home game. Herrera scored in the Lancers’ 20-19 victory over La Habra High School in the first Freeway League game of the season.

Boys water polo edges La Habra 20-19 in season debut

Jiwoo Han September 29, 2021

For the first time in two years, the Sunny Hills boys water polo team defeated the La Habra Highlanders in the team’s first Freeway League home game of the season, 20-19.  “The last three years,...

Only one dispenser was stolen in the boys restroom in the 40s wing Sept. 13 as
part of TikToks “devious licks” challenge. School officials estimate the cost to replace it at $350.

‘Devious licks’ TikTok trend ‘licks’ school with several vandalism cases

Hannah Lee September 27, 2021

School officials said some students have been caught and suspended for stealing or damaging soap and paper towel dispensers from three boys restrooms last week. The vandalism is similar to a TikTok...

Students attending the 2017 homecoming dance take in the Aladdin-themed stage in the quad. While the Associated Student Bodys homecoming assembly Oct. 15 will be held indoors at the gym over three separate periods, the upcoming Oct. 16 homecoming dance will have to be an outdoor event because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols that require no more than 1,000 people in a building for an event.

Upcoming homecoming assembly to be split into three, dance scheduled outdoors

Hannah Lee September 24, 2021

For the first time, the Associated Student Body [ASB] will host three assemblies next month for its homecoming presentations during second period instead of its usual two as a result of the August California...

Utility player sophomore Dylan Loh (right) looks to pass the ball to a teammate while fighting off a Garden Grove High School defender during a Tuesday, Sept. 14, home game.

Boys water polo trounces Garden Grove 18-5

Esther Oh September 16, 2021

The Lancers broke their preseason four-game losing streak Tuesday, Sept. 14, after defeating Garden Grove 18-5 in a home water polo game. “We had a tough weekend. ... so I think we were a very hungry...

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