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The Accolade

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The Accolade

After making an impressive appearance on season 19 of the “American Idol” before withdrawing from the competition, 19-year-old Benson Boone returns to the music scene with his debut single. “GHOST TOWN” conveys sorrowful and pensive emotions felt after a breakup.
Debut song by upcoming artist Benson Boone impressive
Justin Pak, Copy Editor • May 18, 2022
Doctor Strange blasts orange rays in a clash with the Scarlet Witch at the Kamar Taj, the training grounds for mystic art.
‘Doctor Strange 2’ delivers out of the universe experience with unconventional plot
Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor • May 17, 2022
Apple TV+’s “Pachinko” focuses on generations of a Korean family dating back to World War II.
‘Pachinko’s’ references to bitter history between Korea, Japan makes it a must-see
Irene Sheen, Special Sections Editor • May 16, 2022
Actor Robert Pattinson takes on the role of the caped crusader in The Batman, in which the films runtime has been under scrutiny since its March release.
Head to Head: Should you spend nearly three hours of your time to watch ‘The Batman’?
May 10, 2022
Chelsea Holmes (left) plays Kelly Mallet, the cousin of Sam Straleys Lloyd “Shrub” Mallet, in Foxs latest attempt at a mockumentary series, Welcome to Flatch. The 14-episode debut season is scheduled to end May 26.
Fox’s ‘Welcome to Flatch’ needs less corny jokes to succeed
Scarlett Chang May 2, 2022
Teen musician Keedron Byrant of Florida created a 50-second video of him singing I JUST WANNA LIVE in response to the death of George Floyd two years ago. Prominent figures like actor Will Smith helped the YouTube video go viral by mentioning it or talking about it or tagging it in their social media handles.
Teenage musician Keedron Bryant to actor Will Smith: ‘Keep your head up’
Hannah Lee, Opinion Editor • April 4, 2022
Keedron Bryant’s self-titled EP features six catchy R&B songs, five of them addressing intense, growing feelings of young love.
14-year-old singer Keedron Bryant pioneers a refreshing, relatable approach to love songs with self-titled EP
Hannah Lee, Opinion Editor • March 31, 2022
After Riot Games release of its Netflix exclusive animated series on Nov. 6, 2021, “Arcane” debuted at the top of the global Netflix TV show charts. Its nine episodes has triggered Accolade business manager Daniel Kong’s fond memories of playing and talking about League of Legends during his middle and high school years.
Last fall’s Netflix series, ‘Arcane,’ brings back exciting memories of my League of Legends days
Daniel Kong, Business Manager • February 24, 2022
In an exclusive Zoom interview with The Accolade, director Paul Kaufman talks about his movie, Butter, to be released Friday, Feb. 25, in theaters nationwide.
‘I didn’t want to do cop shows anymore with violence’
Andrew Park, Arts & Entertainment Editor • February 22, 2022
Actress McKaley Miller (left) plays Anna McGuinn, the popular high school girl who has a serious conversation with actor Alex Kersting’s character, Marshall, in the teen romance-dramedy, “Butter,” to be released in theaters nationwide Friday, Feb. 25. This is Kersting’s first lead role in a movie.
Despite serious issues like suicide and bullying, 'Butter' succeeds in bringing back spirit of 1980s teen romance-dramedies
Krishna Thaker, Special Sections Editor • February 21, 2022
Actor Jung Hae-in (left) plays Lim Su-ho, a North Korean spy who falls in love with the character played by Blackpinks Ji-soo Kim, the first time the singer is acting in a lead role of a series. The 16 episodes of Snowdrop were released Feb. 9 for streaming on Disney+.
K-pop singer Ji-soo Kim of Blackpink impresses in her first lead acting role in the 16-episode South Korean drama, ‘Snowdrop’
Yeihn Lee, Staff Reporter • February 18, 2022
One of the protagonists played by Jihu Park, Nam On-jo (left), tries to escape from her first encounter with a zombie at her high school in Hyosan, South Korea, in Netflixs latest South Korean import following the highly successful Squid Game. Since its initial release on Jan. 28, All of Us Are Dead made its way to No. 1 Netflix U.S.’s Top 10 list.
Dying to watch – Netflix’s ‘All of Us Are Dead’ brings depth by revealing hard-to-swallow problems within society
Michelle Sheen, Editor-in-Chief • February 10, 2022
Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison, “Mosley”) and Fennec Shand
(Ming-Na Wen, “Pearl”) step out of a tavern before facing an ambush.
‘The Book of Boba Fett’ disappoints with the unmasking of mysterious bounty hunter’s past
Anthony Keem, Staff Reporter • February 10, 2022
The documentary film “Betty White: A Celebration” commemorates her life and highlights her pioneering in the television industry. Since her debut in the 1930s, comedian and actress Betty White built up a career and left behind a legacy in Hollywood.
‘Betty White: A Celebration’ toasts to White’s brilliant life, bringing tears and laughter to viewers
Michelle Sheen, Editor-in-Chief • January 25, 2022
Gary Grooberson (Paul Rudd, “Avengers: Endgame”) explains to Phoebe (Mckenna Grace, “Malignant”) and Podcast (Logan Kim, “Home Movie: The Princess Bride”) the purpose of the “trap” — a machine that captures and entraps ghosts — in the new movie “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” released Nov. 19.
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ revives the classic franchise with heartwarming narrative, satisfying action sequences
Alex Lee, Staff Reporter • January 3, 2022
Teen musician Keedron Byrant of Florida created a 50-second video of him singing I JUST WANNA LIVE in response to the death of George Floyd two years ago. Prominent figures like actor Will Smith helped the YouTube video go viral by mentioning it or talking about it or tagging it in their social media handles.
Teenage musician Keedron Bryant to actor Will Smith: ‘Keep your head up’
Hannah Lee, Opinion Editor • April 4, 2022
Keedron Bryant’s self-titled EP features six catchy R&B songs, five of them addressing intense, growing feelings of young love.
14-year-old singer Keedron Bryant pioneers a refreshing, relatable approach to love songs with self-titled EP
Hannah Lee, Opinion Editor • March 31, 2022
After Riot Games release of its Netflix exclusive animated series on Nov. 6, 2021, “Arcane” debuted at the top of the global Netflix TV show charts. Its nine episodes has triggered Accolade business manager Daniel Kong’s fond memories of playing and talking about League of Legends during his middle and high school years.
Last fall’s Netflix series, ‘Arcane,’ brings back exciting memories of my League of Legends days
Daniel Kong, Business Manager • February 24, 2022
In an exclusive Zoom interview with The Accolade, director Paul Kaufman talks about his movie, Butter, to be released Friday, Feb. 25, in theaters nationwide.
‘I didn’t want to do cop shows anymore with violence’
Andrew Park, Arts & Entertainment Editor • February 22, 2022
Actress McKaley Miller (left) plays Anna McGuinn, the popular high school girl who has a serious conversation with actor Alex Kersting’s character, Marshall, in the teen romance-dramedy, “Butter,” to be released in theaters nationwide Friday, Feb. 25. This is Kersting’s first lead role in a movie.
Despite serious issues like suicide and bullying, 'Butter' succeeds in bringing back spirit of 1980s teen romance-dramedies
Krishna Thaker, Special Sections Editor • February 21, 2022
Actor Jung Hae-in (left) plays Lim Su-ho, a North Korean spy who falls in love with the character played by Blackpinks Ji-soo Kim, the first time the singer is acting in a lead role of a series. The 16 episodes of Snowdrop were released Feb. 9 for streaming on Disney+.
K-pop singer Ji-soo Kim of Blackpink impresses in her first lead acting role in the 16-episode South Korean drama, ‘Snowdrop’
Yeihn Lee, Staff Reporter • February 18, 2022
One of the protagonists played by Jihu Park, Nam On-jo (left), tries to escape from her first encounter with a zombie at her high school in Hyosan, South Korea, in Netflixs latest South Korean import following the highly successful Squid Game. Since its initial release on Jan. 28, All of Us Are Dead made its way to No. 1 Netflix U.S.’s Top 10 list.
Dying to watch – Netflix’s ‘All of Us Are Dead’ brings depth by revealing hard-to-swallow problems within society
Michelle Sheen, Editor-in-Chief • February 10, 2022
Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison, “Mosley”) and Fennec Shand
(Ming-Na Wen, “Pearl”) step out of a tavern before facing an ambush.
‘The Book of Boba Fett’ disappoints with the unmasking of mysterious bounty hunter’s past
Anthony Keem, Staff Reporter • February 10, 2022
The documentary film “Betty White: A Celebration” commemorates her life and highlights her pioneering in the television industry. Since her debut in the 1930s, comedian and actress Betty White built up a career and left behind a legacy in Hollywood.
‘Betty White: A Celebration’ toasts to White’s brilliant life, bringing tears and laughter to viewers
Michelle Sheen, Editor-in-Chief • January 25, 2022
Gary Grooberson (Paul Rudd, “Avengers: Endgame”) explains to Phoebe (Mckenna Grace, “Malignant”) and Podcast (Logan Kim, “Home Movie: The Princess Bride”) the purpose of the “trap” — a machine that captures and entraps ghosts — in the new movie “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” released Nov. 19.
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ revives the classic franchise with heartwarming narrative, satisfying action sequences
Alex Lee, Staff Reporter • January 3, 2022
Musician Taylor Swift released her second re-recorded album, Red (Taylor’s Version), on Nov. 11. The 30 tracks, including 14 new songs, suit anyone looking to wind down, have a cry or dance.
Red (Taylor’s Version) gives listeners the ideal mix of nostalgia and ambience
Rida Zar, Opinion Editor • December 16, 2021
Seniors Esther Oh (left) and Tara Kim (right) attended the first night of the BTS Permission to Dance On Stage show at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. For the first time since October 2019, BTS held concerts for fans, performing songs like “Life Goes On,” “Black Swan” and “Dis-ease.”
I finally got to see my favorite band perform after almost three years
Esther Oh, Staff Reporter • December 14, 2021
Sophomore Chloe Chun (left) as Alice joins junior Delaney Jackson as the Queen of Hearts and senior Zion Mejia as the King of Hearts in costume backstage during the video streaming production of “Alice.”
My Adventures in Wonderland as Alice
Chloe Chun, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor • December 13, 2021
Pop-punk musician Jeris Johnson screams the lyrics to his new single FRIDAY in the music video released Oct. 8.
Jump into the weekend with Jeris Johnson’s new single 'FRIDAY'
Andrew Park, Arts & Entertainment Editor • December 12, 2021
Pop artist Max Schneider, also known as MAX, invites Iraqi-Canadian singer Ali Gatie to join him in MAXs summer single/music video, Butterflies, which has been rising in the charts on Spotify.
MAX's summer single 'Butterflies' flying to the top of the Spotify charts
Daniel Kong, Business Manager • December 12, 2021
An artists rendering of Adele singing her new single, “Easy on Me,” at the One Night Only concert special. The English singer-songwriter released the album on Nov. 19 to detail the hardships she endured after her divorce.
Adele releases relaxing, melodic album after five-year hiatus
Dominique Chang, Assistant Business Manager • December 9, 2021
The rosé flavored rice cake is among the many menu items served at Red Duck.
Restaurant ducks red flavor to town center
Dominique Chang, Assistant Business Manager • November 19, 2021
 Katsubo Tea has opened its second location in Orange County, Southern California --this time at Fullerton’s Amerige Heights Town Center near Sunny Hills.
New boba tea store provides variety of tas‘tea’ drinks
Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief • November 19, 2021
Drawing and Painting teacher Vashtty Lemus on Tuesday, Nov. 16, points to one of the student art pieces showcased in the Performing Arts Center lobby. Lemus plans to produce a new exhibit there each month featuring work from Lancers across all art classes.
Students can now check out their peers’ artwork with monthly exhibits in the remodeled PAC
Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief • November 18, 2021
Stranger Danger: Netflix drops 5 new exclusive games
Stranger Danger: Netflix drops 5 new exclusive games
Minjeong Kim, Feature Editor • November 18, 2021
Nintendo’s latest Wario video game release, “WarioWare: Get It Together!” features Mike (left), a new character with the ability to shoot upward from his mouth.
With its 'Everyone 10+' label, Nintendo’s 'WarioWare: Get It Together!' should stay in the children's toy aisle
Andrew Park, Arts & Entertainment Editor • October 31, 2021
Knott’s Scary Farm displays daunting Halloween decor annually on Sept. 16 - Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Knott’s Scary Farm worth my time, money for all the spooks it offers
Alex Lee, Staff Reporter • October 29, 2021
Gi Hun (Lee Jung Jae, “Along with the Gods”) brings his dalgona, a honeycomb-like candy, to the light, and discovers a new way to cut out the umbrella shape during ppopgi, the second round of the competition that comprises “Squid Game.”
Though a bit too violent at times, South Korean hit ‘Squid Game’ resonates with all cultures with its accurate portrayals of those in heavy debt
Rachel Yun, Sports Editor • October 19, 2021
“BookTok,” a subsection of the popular social networking platform TikTok, leads to an increase in students’ interest in books and reading.
BookTok revives students’ love for reading
Nevya Patel, News Editor • September 24, 2021
Everything about Drake’s Certified Lover Boy  from its album cover, to its overdone themes and gaudy lyrics makes it worth throwing it in the trash. Kanye West’s Donda, however, should be given a listen because of its fresh sounds and  poignant tribute to his mother.
Critic’s Notebook: Kanye West's Donda dominates over Drake’s Certified Lover Boy
Anthony Keem, Staff Reporter • September 21, 2021
Dean Williams (left), played by Elisha Williams, and Cory Long (right), played by Amari O’Neil, bond over a fishing trip. The ABC TV series, “The Wonder Years,” will make a grand return to the entertainment industry with its reboot set to premiere Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 8:30 p.m.
1980s-1990s ‘The Wonder Years’ reboot features all African-American cast, brings new perspective to life in the '60s
Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief • September 21, 2021
Marvel’s latest “Shang-Chi” delights with first-time majority Asian American cast
Michelle Sheen, Editor-in-Chief • September 14, 2021
BTS English releases, Permission to Dance, Butter and Dynamite, all received a lot of spotlight as the group becomes a global sensation.
BTS’ new music becomes ‘too Westernized’ as recent singles are all in English
Dominique Chang, Assistant Business Manager • September 13, 2021
Played by Joey King, Elle (left) shares an emotional moment with Noah, played by Jacob Elordi, in the final installment of the “Kissing Booth” Netflix series.
‘Kissing Booth 3’ fails to ‘make out’ any satisfying conclusion
Anthony Keem, Staff Reporter • September 3, 2021
Actress Scarlett Johansson, who reprises her role as Black Widow in Marvel’s “Black Widow,” has filed a lawsuit against Disney citing a contract breach.
Actress Scarlett Johansson’s fight for justice in lawsuit against Disney emphasizes the Black Widow in her
Rida Zar, Opinion Editor • August 23, 2021
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