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SENIOR FAREWELL COLUMN: I’m proud to be a ‘Class of 2020’ graduate

Art by Jacqueline Chang.

Michelle Buckley

May 26, 2020

A high school graduation is an event that every student looks forward to. Turning that tassel from right to left signifies the end of a profound era and the beginning of a new one.  When I entered high school as a freshman, I was already thinking about my special day. I envisioned myself wearing...

May 11: Chapman University, don’t expect me to receive 4s or higher on all my AP tests

From the comfort of her own home, senior Michelle Buckley uses her smartphone to take a picture of herself as she prepares for her May 21 Advanced Placement Macroeconomics exam by writing her ID number and initials at the top of each scratch paper.

Michelle Buckley

May 21, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit some of your experiences, please email us at [email protected] When I firs...

April 14: COVID-19, I’m not going to let you ruin the rest of my senior year

Art by Accolade assistant graphics editor Karen Lee

Michelle Buckley

April 14, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit some of your experiences, please email us at [email protected] Dear COVID-...

YouTube’s ‘Some Good News’ with ‘The Office’s’ John Krasinski uplifts viewers amid coronavirus crisis

An artist’s rendering of actor John Krasinski in his new YouTube series, “Some Good News.” Art by graphics editor Erin Lee.

Michelle Buckley

April 12, 2020

“Stay positive.” “There’s a silver lining in all of this.” “It could be worse.”  These are among some of the statements that my parents, older sister and friends have been telling me over the past few weeks.  Yes, my senior year has ended two months early thanks to COVID-...

New ‘Office Ladies’ podcast worth a listen; reunites fans of hit NBC series

Angela Kinsey (left) and Jenna Fischer will start a new podcast Oct. 16 bringing fans behind-the-scenes details from their former NBC TV show,

Michelle Buckley

October 15, 2019

As a fan of NBC’s “The Office,” I, among many others, was upset when I first heard the show would be leaving Netflix in 2021. However, cast members Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey have a great way of making it up to fans by giving them an opportunity to unite over a special project the two have ...

Raiders of the lost cause; Facebook invite to storm Area 51 not worth it

Art by graphics editor Erin Lee.

Michelle Buckley

September 14, 2019

What started out as a joke to “see them aliens” in Area 51 turned into reality when over two million people signed a pledge on Facebook to storm the northern Nevada region on Sept. 20. On June 27, California resident Matty Roberts created a Facebook event titled “Area 51: They Can’t Stop ...

Aug. 27 Back-to-School Night changes for parents include new locations for drama, choir, band classes

Like last year's drum line presentation in the quad during Back-to-School Night, this section of the Lancer Regiment will perform again Aug. 27 in the quad before parents visit their children's teachers. (Accolade File Photo)

Michelle Buckley

August 27, 2019

Because of ongoing construction to the Performing Arts Center [PAC], parents who want to visit their children’s drama, choir, and band classes will have to go to different locations on campus during Back-to-School Night Aug. 27. “Parents will meet me in the cafeteria where we are having class...

‘47 Meters Down’ not worth taking the dive to watch

Alex (Brianne Tju) swims into a thin underwater passage in which she finds human remains. Image from the EPK.TV.

Michelle Buckley

August 25, 2019

Is it really summer without a grotesque shark movie hitting theaters? Probably not. That is, if the film is any good.  If not, then it’s safe to say that the film should be prevented from killing the June-August mood. Such is the case of “47 Meters Down: Uncaged.” Released on Aug. 16, the...

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