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The driving force behind my AAA behind-the-wheel lessons: safety

Before her Sept. 15 AAA driving lesson, senior Hope Li (left) dons a face mask as her instructor, Daniel Pedraza, takes her temperature in front of the AAA student driver car. Li has been taking lessons since July, following coronavirus precautions like wearing gloves in the car and sitting on a plastic seat cover.
Hope Li October 14, 2020

Careful not to breathe on the gloved hand pointing the gun at my forehead, I search for a point behind his head — anything but an awkward eye-to-eye stare. I stand still as my pleated cloth mask presses...

OC Auto Show in Anaheim Convention Center is quite electric

Accolade staff writer Hope Li sits in a 2018 BMW i3 Oct. 3 at the Orange County Auto Show at the Anaheim Convention Center. Photo taken by Accolade adviser Tommy Li
Hope Li October 5, 2019

I don’t like cars. Nice cars are exactly what they sound like … nice. But on Oct. 3, I had the chance to visit the 2019 Orange County Auto Show at the Anaheim Convention Center with no expectations. I...

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