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Advanced Placement Psychology teacher Greg Abbott speaks to his fifth period Cohort B students who attend class in-person on March 12 while the rest of his class zooms in.

Head to Head: New Normal?

March 15, 2021

In response to The Accolade’s call for guest columnists, two students debate whether the district should require all to return to campus next school year; take our online poll and tell us what you think:...

In-person will help freshmen

Sienna Pak March 15, 2021

When I attended Sunny Hills’ Open House assembly in January 2020, I thought my freshman year would be one to remember. It has been a memorable one, but not in the way that I imagined. I imagined football...

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...

Staff editorial: The greatest responsibility to provide unbiased, accurate information remains in the media

Staff editorial: The greatest responsibility to provide unbiased, accurate information remains in the media

The Accolade Editorial Board February 2, 2021

The Accolade’s editorial board count: 10 believe media organizations carry more responsibility to provide unbiased information, while 6 believe the audience carries the most responsibility in staying...

Photo of the Capitol rotunda taken during the November 2019 National Scholastic Press Association journalism convention held in Washington, D.C. A radical faction of Trump supporters broke into the building Jan. 6.

Guest Editorial: Former President Donald Trump does deserve the blame for violent Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Jasmine Lee January 26, 2021

Recently, a fellow Sunny Hills student wrote an anonymous column arguing that former President Donald Trump was not solely responsible for the recent violent attack on the Capitol.  The writer...

Writer Rida Zar looks admiringly at Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Vice President Kamala Harris sets a new path in politics for me and other women of color

Rida Zar January 20, 2021

In 1789,  John Adams became America’s first vice president after receiving the second-most Electoral College votes after George Washington. In the 47 more vice presidents to come, regardless of the...

Junior Daniel Kong finishes the last of his SAT Prep material from Sapient Academy. Rescheduled in March, Kong’s test has been canceled four times because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

I spent thousands of dollars on SAT practice, and it looks like it’s going all to waste because College Board keeps canceling SoCal test dates

Daniel Kong January 19, 2021

The third time wasn’t the charm. On Dec. 2, I was supposed to take my SAT at Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles, but unsurprisingly, College Board canceled the administration of the test. That...

The Editorial Board looks forward to receiving the vaccine, but not until those who need it more receive it first.

Staff editorial: Patience with vaccine provides perfect gift

The Accolade Editorial Board January 17, 2021

The Accolade’s editorial board, with the exception of a student whose parent is anti-vaccination, unanimously agreed to take a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to students. With the FDA’s...

The events at Capitol Hill on Jan. 7 demonstrated an attack on American democracy, Rida Zar writes.

A Capitol offense: Undemocratic Jan. 6 break in weakens our security, violates American core ideals and exposes hypocrisy within policing

Rida Zar January 9, 2021

In 1801, on the eve of his last day in office, John Adams -- the second president of the United States -- appointed a total of 58 “midnight” judges to the Federal Circuit courts. He hoped to maintain...

Image of the Capitol building taken during the November 2019 National Scholastic Press Association journalism convention held in Washington, D.C. More than a year later, it was sieged Jan. 6 by a radical faction of Trump supporters.

Guest Column: Trump doesn’t deserve all the blame for Wednesday’s Capitol chaos

January 8, 2021

The Accolade has agreed to keep the guest columnist -- a Republican student and supporter of President Donald Trump -- anonymous for the writer’s safety. The last time the U.S. Capitol Building was...

In modern society, the social media has become increasingly more hostile for sharing opinions, an Accolade reporter argues.

I feel trapped in this ‘free’ society

Grace Johnson January 3, 2021

As I scrolled through social media, bold text depicted a controversial statement that I couldn’t help but stare at. Quickly, I typed up a response, but I hesitated when I reached to click the “post”...

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