The Accolade

A Capitol offense: Undemocratic Jan. 6 break in weakens our security, violates American core ideals and exposes hypocrisy within policing

The events at Capitol Hill on Jan. 7 demonstrated an attack on American democracy, Rida Zar writes.
Rida Zar January 9, 2021

In 1801, on the eve of his last day in office, John Adams -- the second president of the United States -- appointed a total of 58 “midnight” judges to the Federal Circuit courts. He hoped to maintain...

Guest Column: Trump doesn’t deserve all the blame for Wednesday’s Capitol chaos

Image of the Capitol building taken during the November 2019 National Scholastic Press Association journalism convention held in Washington, D.C. More than a year later, it was sieged Jan. 6 by a radical faction of Trump supporters.
January 8, 2021

The Accolade has agreed to keep the guest columnist -- a Republican student and supporter of President Donald Trump -- anonymous for the writer’s safety. The last time the U.S. Capitol Building was...

The Accolade: We’ve still got issues planned during distance learning; meanwhile, check us out online during this historic COVID-19 period

The Accolade: We've still got issues planned during distance learning; meanwhile, check us out online during this historic COVID-19 period
Tyler Pak August 24, 2020

This past school year, The Accolade has truly lived up to its namesake.  In previous years with our print issues, we’ve traveled down a two-year win streak of taking the Best High School Newspaper...

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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