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Writer Rida Zar looks admiringly at Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Vice President Kamala Harris sets a new path in politics for me and other women of color

Rida Zar January 20, 2021

In 1789,  John Adams became America’s first vice president after receiving the second-most Electoral College votes after George Washington. In the 47 more vice presidents to come, regardless of the...

Volunteering in political campaigns has been an invaluable experience

Daniel Kong December 6, 2020

On the morning of June 7, I checked an email that my father had forwarded to me. The subject read, “David Ryu Campaign - Internships.” I remembered hearing that name somewhere, but I wasn’t sure...

An artist's interpretation of the writer and her thoughts on socioeconomic issues in America.

King for a day: ‘Eat the rich’

Annie Bang October 30, 2020

This is the first part of a series of stories written by five of Accolade's top editors as if they were to be "Kings for a day" — all of which originally appeared in the "Photo Finish" special section,...

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...

Youth Empower Club member senior Taylor Michel (left) holds up one of the signs she made for the Jan. 18 Women's March in downtown Los Angeles, while her sister, freshman Jaden Michel, shows one of the placards that a demonstrator gave her. Image posted with permission from Angelica Mosqueda.

New club brings ‘empowerment’ to female youth at Sunny Hills

Rida Fatima January 24, 2020

They endorse women’s rights, encourage political marches and hope to promote the involvement of adolescents in the ever-changing world around them. These are the members of the Youth Empower Club,...

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