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

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.

Michelle Buckley

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 would like to submit some of your experiences, please email us at [email protected] When I firs...

How I spent my time waiting for college admissions

How I spent my time waiting for college admissions

Andrew Hong

April 14, 2020

Underclassmen and juniors may envy the seniors, assuming that our senior year is the easiest of them all. However, that belief is far from true.  The biggest impediment every senior faces is balancing time to complete college applications with academics and social life. To put it simply, it i...

Senior year doesn’t get easier after getting college acceptance letters

As college acceptance letters are rolling in for Accolade feature editor Lira Jeong, she is struggling to figure out what major to settle on. Art by Accolade assistant graphics editor Karen Lee

Lira Jeong

March 21, 2020

“Congratulations! We are pleased to offer you admission …” As I was reading this on March 7, I sighed with relief. I finally received the assurance that I have the option of going to a college of my choice. Unfortunately, all the anxiety and stress didn’t disappear after one letter. As...

All-CIF football player commits to Azusa Pacific after three successful seasons on varsity

Wide receiver and defensive back senior Wilson Cal runs an interception back during a 49-8 win against Buena Park Oct. 11 at Buena Park High School stadium. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Andrew Hong

February 7, 2020

At 6 years old, he raked in five hours each per week playing basketball at the Boys & Girls Club of Fullerton and soccer in the Fullerton Rangers Youth Soccer Club. At age 9, he began playing for the Fullerton Pop Warner football team.  Then at age 17, he and his teammates brought the CIF-Southe...

Hey Pomona, Williams! I’m more than my SAT/ACT score

Art by Accolade staff reporter Katherine Kim

Lauren Kim

September 24, 2019

The SAT and ACT – three- to four-hour tests that hover over students’ heads, heavily stressing them out for much of their high school experience. While in high school, students develop intellectual knowledge and academic skills to help prepare them for their future careers. In fact, many take Adva...

College and Career Center opens to students, parents

College and Career Center’s guidance and counseling technician Evelyn Casillas (center) helps a student and parent gain information on the college application process. (Photo by Accolade photo editor Megan Shin)

Tyler Pak

September 11, 2019

After a 10-year absence, the College and Career Center has reopened in Room 2 so students and their parents can seek advice on post-high school options as well as find out how to obtain work permits for any part-time jobs.  “We want to help kids open doors for themselves post high school,” princ...

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