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Head to Head: Senior Moments

Head to Head: Senior Moments

April 30, 2021

First-year transfer 12th-graders share reasons for attending school in-person or not

In-person way to end

Chamonix Bas April 30, 2021

Stepping onto the Sunny Hills campus for the first time in over three years, I still felt like a freshman.  Just like my first day of ninth grade in August 2017, I printed out a map of the campus and...

Zoom at home for me

Omar Mettwely April 30, 2021

I felt confused. My dad told me in April 2018, “ We are going to leave this country, and I’ll let you choose from the available options. The decision is yours. Your choice will determine your future....

Let’s stick with Zoom sessions

Joanna Carbajal March 15, 2021

My experience during the pandemic was hard ever since it started. I started losing myself. It was becoming harder to focus since the pandemic was new and was stressing many families and my peers, but...

Agriculture teachers Brian Kim (top left) and Jeremy Cates await visitors to their Zoom session during the Jan. 7 virtual Open House. Since an on-campus Open House was not possible because of the coronavius pandemic, school officials provided the Fullerton community with a PDF file of Zoom links for anyone interested in meeting with instructors, counselors or coaches to ask them questions.

Despite reduced attendance, virtual Open House provides opportunity for eighth-graders and their parents to inquire about Sunny Hills’ programs

Nevya Patel February 10, 2021

During the school years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Open House gave the Sunny Hills programs and pathways a chance to attract prospective students to their booths with their unique displays. The...

As Sunny Hills High School continues to use Zoom and other video conferencing platforms during the coronavirus pandemic, staff writer Nevya Patel writes, some students opt to boldly turn on their cameras while others still remain reluctant to reveal their faces.

To mute or unmute our Zoom video screens; let’s try the latter

Nevya Patel November 12, 2020

Since the coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of live classroom instruction in mid-March and teachers resorted to distance learning and Zoom or Google Meet sessions, I usually muted my video screen...

 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...

Then-junior Daniel Magpayo (center) gives instructions to Krystopher Bagunu (left) and Leoni Nguyen, then juniors, in the gym during the Aug. 6, 2019, Link Crew freshman orientation. For the 2020-2021 school year freshman orientation, Link Crew had to resort to meeting with freshmen through the Zoom meeting platform because of COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

COVID-19 health guidelines force Link Crew to welcome freshmen via Zoom instead of live orientation on campus

Michelle Sheen September 9, 2020

After three years of holding freshman orientation on campus before the start of the school year, Link Crew had to resort to a virtual one that attracted 450 students to meet COVID-19 health and safety...

ASB co-activities commissioners senior Kathryn Aurelio (left) and juniors Jasmine Lee and Ellen Kim promote a virtual version of Club Rush in the ASB’s Aug. 24 Back to School video. The three worked on producing a Google Slides presentation promoting the student groups instead of the traditional event during break. The presentation's link was posted on the Sunny Hills website Friday, Sept. 4, and will remain there until Sept. 11.

ASB produces Google Slides promoting 66 clubs for prospective members to review in lieu of traditional Club Rush at break

Hope Li September 7, 2020

This story was updated at 8:33 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, to correct junior Jasmine Lee's leadership role in Key Club. A crowd of students flooding the quad during break. Chanting, shouting and the...

Meeting out the differences: Google’s much simplified features top Zoom

Hannah Kim September 5, 2020

Last semester, as our school suddenly transitioned into online learning in mid-March, only two of my seven teachers frequently used Zoom as their main form of video meetings with students. Of the others,...

Zoom’s ranked No. 1 among certain users for a reason

Rebecca Choi September 5, 2020

Ranked No. 1 in the business category and 4.5 out of five stars from over a million ratings in the App Store, Zoom is the newest, tech-savviest educational platform for our stay-at-home, COVID-19 times. In...

Distance learning ‘bombs’ teachers with new challenges

Distance learning ‘bombs’ teachers with new challenges

Charis Lee August 29, 2020

In the nearly four years that senior Ian Gonzalez has attended Sunny Hills, he had never witnessed any of his peers in the classroom direct profanity at any of his teachers. But all that changed last...

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