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Michelle Buckley
Editor-in-Chief

Michelle Buckley, Editor-in-Chief

Michelle Buckley, who graduated in 2020, was The Accolade's editor-in-chief during the 2019-2020 school year.

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Art by Jacqueline Chang.

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

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...

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.

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

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...

Art by Accolade assistant graphics editor Karen Lee

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

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...

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

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

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...

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,

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

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...

Art by graphics editor Erin Lee.

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

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,...

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)

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

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...

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

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

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...

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