The Accolade

Time to take a stand — or a knee — against athletes making political statements in a game

Time to take a stand -- or a knee -- against athletes making political statements in a game

Grace Johnson

September 12, 2020

During the Sept. 10, National Football League season opener between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans, both teams joined together at midfield at the Chief’s stadium to have a “Moment of Unity” before starting their game. A loud chorus of boos erupted among many watching the game from ...

Yearbook class changes from sixth to fifth period to accommodate schedule conflicts

Helios editor-in-chief senior Anika Madan (first row, second video window from left) captures a historic moment -- the first virtual yearbook camp sponsored by Herff Jones on July 25, the camp's first day. Traditionally held at California State University, Long Beach, the July 25-29  Yearbooks by the Beach offers publications students sessions ranging from staff bonding to theme brainstorming. A total of 23 of the 33 Helios yearbook staffers attended the event to prepare for the 2020-2021 annual's production, which now will take place during fifth instead of sixth period.

Alice Shin

September 3, 2020

After three years of the award-winning Helios yearbook class being held during period six, it has switched back to fifth period this school year, joining other electives like the Associated Student Body and The Accolade newspaper staff. “Before, since the yearbook was at the end of the day, it was co...

May 20: My junior varsity softball season gets the Mercy Rule on account of COVID-19 pandemic

Sophomore Grace Johnson (center) shares a moment with some of her teammates after one of their last practices on Feb. 12.

Grace Johnson

May 22, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns about students’ 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] “That’s ball game!...

Girls volleyball to start Freeway League play Sept. 16

Defensive Specialist Calie Koehn serves the ball in the air while in her serving motion during a 3-0 loss to Walnut High School Aug. 22. (Photo taken by Accolade news editor Tyler Pak)

Sydnee Tallant

September 16, 2019

Coaches: Amanda Donaldson (head coach), Katie Pascoe (assistant coach), Jane Paul (JV coach) and Allison Wong (frosh-soph coach)  Top returning players: Kayla Cho (12), Callie Koehn (12) and Maddie Rumenap (11) Outlook: The Lady Lancers aim to push for a Freeway League title after ending last season in third place and a b...

Running start — cross country girls aim to repeat as Freeway League champs under new head coach

Juniors Isha Patel (front) and Sneha Amin jog up Lancer Way toward school during their cross country practice Aug. 15. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake.

Sydnee Tallant

September 12, 2019

Head coach: Ashley Geisler is in her first year guiding the girls cross country runners Top new runner: Kayleigh Castro (10)  Top returning runners:  Esther Fee (11), Stephanie Gonzales (11) and Peyton Rushing (11)  Last season: The cross country girls captured their seventh straight Freeway League title. ...

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