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Karen Lee

Karen Lee, Online Graphics Editor

Since sophomore year, senior Karen Lee has been part of The Accolade staff, contributing as an artist. In her previous year, Lee was an assistant graphics editor but has since been promoted to be the newspaper's online graphics editor. She has worked on both print and online articles as well as the magazine that was produced in her sophomore year. Though Lee has no future plans of majoring in art, she enjoys painting nature and sketching in her notebook. Aside from art, Lee actively volunteers for the disabled ministry at her local church.

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An artist’s rendering of a scene from the film “Minari,” where a Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in hopes of achieving their American Dream.

[Photo] ‘Minari’ makes ethnic minorities like myself feel represented

March 11, 2021

An artist’s rendering of a scene from the film “Minari,” where a Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in hopes of achieving their American Dream.

An Accolade artist's illustration of a still from the

[Photo] Rodrigo’s ‘Drivers License’ revs up students’ emotions, past heartbreaks

February 9, 2021

An Accolade artist's illustration of a still from the "Drivers License" music video.

Vogue’s upcoming February 2021 issue, announced on Jan.19, featuring Vice President Kamala Harris, will have two versions: the print and the special inaugural edition. The main print issue cover [right] was criticized for being terribly edited and unbefitting for the first female second in com. The alternative cover [left], used only for a limited edition issue, better features Harris and the importance of her historic victory.

[Photo] Vice President Harris en Vogue

January 31, 2021

Vogue’s upcoming February 2021 issue, announced on Jan.19, featuring Vice President Kamala Harris, will have two versions: the print and the special inaugural edition. The main print issue cover [right]...

In front of a backdrop marred by a pandemic and political turmoil, some of Sunny Hills' newest class of freshmen have struggled to adapt.

[Photo] COVID-19 makes first year of high school more difficult

January 12, 2021

In front of a backdrop marred by a pandemic and political turmoil, some of Sunny Hills' newest class of freshmen have struggled to adapt.

The Accolade speaks to various experts including Sunny Hills teachers
and even some local forecasters — yes, psychics — to find out what the new year has in store for Americans and the rest of the world.

[Photo] What's in the cards for 2021?

December 30, 2020

The Accolade speaks to various experts including Sunny Hills teachers and even some local forecasters — yes, psychics — to find out what the new year has in store for Americans and the rest of the...

An artist’s portrayal of how the coronavirus might become a danger for those who celebrate typical Halloween traditions, such as trick-or-treating.

[Photo] Healthy Halloween: COVID-19 pandemic prompts students to scare up new plans to celebrate Oct. 31

October 29, 2020

An artist’s portrayal of how the coronavirus might become a danger for those who celebrate typical Halloween traditions, such as trick-or-treating.

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.

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

November 12, 2020

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...

A rendering of singer songwriter Nicole Zefanya, also known as NIKI, and her first studio album, Moonchild. NIKI creates not only the space-age Moonchild persona in her music videos of some of her initial releases from this 10-song album, but in one particular track, she takes on another persona in

[Photo] Indonesian singer-songwriter NIKI shoots for the ‘moon’ and more in debut studio album

September 30, 2020

A rendering of singer songwriter Nicole Zefanya, also known as NIKI, and her first studio album, Moonchild. NIKI creates not only the space-age Moonchild persona in her music videos of some of her initial...

Buckled and ready for her first cross-country flight during the coronavirus pandemic, senior Karen Lee sits in her seat on Delta Air Lines as she waits for the pilot to take off from Los Angeles International Airport. The Accolade’s online graphics editor was excused from school for part of Aug. 14 and the whole day of Aug. 17 so she could travel with her parents and older brother, Daniel, to Georgia’s Emory University in Atlanta, where Lee’s brother will be attending his first year of college. Like several other businesses nationwide, airline passengers are required to wear a face mask before they board their flight.

Flying cross-country during COVID-19 pandemic unmasks many of my fears

September 10, 2020

As the flight attendant handed me a snack bag with a pack of Biscoffs, Cheez-Its, a water bottle and a Purell hand sanitizer packet, I reached to take off my mask to eat the snacks. But I paused, thinking...

An artist's rendering of the image used to promote Cardi B's

[Photo] Despite backlash, Cardi B’s single, 'WAP,' redefines female empowerment; remains No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-hop chart

September 5, 2020

An artist's rendering of the image used to promote Cardi B's "WAP," released a month ago by Atlantic Records.

An artist's rendering of a scene from Netflix's Korean-imported TV series,

[Photo] First season of Netflix’s Korean-imported drama quite ‘Okay’ to binge watch

August 29, 2020

An artist's rendering of a scene from Netflix's Korean-imported TV series, "It's Okay to Not Be Okay." Actress Seo Ye-ji (left) plays Ko Moon-yeong, a children's book author who stares into the eyes of...

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