The Accolade

Unlike its name, Instagram’s new feature fails to ‘Reel’ in many users

An artist’s rendering of Instagram’s new feature “Reels” shows a user expressing her creativity through a makeup video using its features like audio, speed, filters and more.
Dominique Chang October 13, 2020

After several accounts of TikTok’s possible shutdown in the summer, avid users like sophomore Jamie Choi deleted the app in August before the new school year began. Because she spent at least two hours...

Going for a clean slate: Sophomore sells home-made soap to pay off fines for losing school textbooks

Suh Lin Hong sits in front of the cabinet of her Fullerton home, where she has stored the soap she has made after the spread of the novel coronavirus forced Sunny Hills High School to close down in mid-March. Before school closure, she had made $80 selling her Bunny Bars on campus through word of mouth and through her Instagram story page (@bunny.bars). Image used with permission from Woojin Hong.
Yeihn Lee May 25, 2020

$180. That’s how much money in school fines sophomore Suh Lin Hong had accrued since her freshman year. “The truth is, I lost all my textbooks and my chromebook charger both my freshman and sophomore...

Despite canceled spring concert because of the COVID-19 pandemic, dance teacher gives the show’s theme, ‘Beyond,’ new meaning by posting video segments on Instagram, YouTube

Members of Dance Production check out photos taken for the spring dance concert program during a Feb. 20 rehearsal in Room 130, the dance room. Though the April 9-11 event was canceled because of COVID-19-related school closure, dance instructor Leiana Volen has posted seven videos on the Dance Department's Instagram and YouTube channels of various video footage of her students rehearsing their routines to showcase their hard work in preparation for the performance. Image posted with permission from Leiana Volen.
Emmaline De Leon May 5, 2020

When dance teacher Leiana Volen first came up with the “Beyond” theme for the April 9-11 spring dance concert at the Performing Arts Center [PAC], she never thought she would have to take it that literally. Because...

Instagram Cheetos filter earns recognition for Sunny Hills senior

Senior Ruben Parker promotes his
Aaliyah Magana March 19, 2020

Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter. These platforms have become more popular among youth because of word-of-mouth about the latest trends. Instagram entered the fray Aug. 13 by collaborating...

Could TikTok become the next top social media app for my generation?

Senior Jacob Won prepares to dance to the pop song
Andrew Hong August 19, 2019

In our generation, all aspects of our lives are tightly knit with social media platforms, such as Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Therefore, one does not solely need high-quality content or...

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