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A view of the Capitol rotunda taken in November 2019 during the National Scholastic Press Association's fall journalism convention in Washington, D.C. A mob -- some carrying the American flag and wearing pro-President Donald Trump caps -- broke into the building Jan. 6 while congressional leaders were trying to certify the Electoral College vote counts favoring President-elect Joe Biden.

Jan. 6 Capitol chaos prompts social science class, non-partisan JSA club discussions over Zoom — many blaming Trump for the insurrection

Alice Shin January 14, 2021

Accolade staff writers Rida Fatima and Krishna Thaker and Opinion editor Hope Li contributed to this story. While some teachers in their Zoom sessions have addressed last week’s historic Capitol building...

A girl stands in the shadow of her role model as she aspires to follow in her footsteps toward a career in politics.

Fresh wave of female politicians inspires school’s JSA members

Divya Bharadwaj November 2, 2020

The Junior Statesmen of America [JSA] dropped the "men" from its name — and rightfully so. At Sunny Hills High School, from the look of its cabinet leaders, it could be referred to as Junior Stateswomen...

The Alzheimer’s Awareness Club members promote their group during the 2019-2020 Club Rush at break. Because the new school year has started with distance learning instead of live instruction on campus, the ASB had to resort to a Google Slides presentation of clubs, which was posted on the school’s website Sept. 4.

Despite distance learning, student clubs can hold virtual meetings, attract new members after virtual club rush

Nevya Patel September 9, 2020

Though not allowed to hold live, in-person meetings during distance learning, clubs have been given permission by school district officials to virtually gather on platforms such as Zoom or Google Meet...

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