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A view of the Capitol rotunda taken in November 2019 during the National Scholastic Press Association
Jan. 6 Capitol chaos prompts social science class, non-partisan JSA club discussions over Zoom -- many blaming Trump for the insurrection
By Alice Shin, Sunny Hills High School • January 15, 2021

Accolade staff writers Rida Fatima and Krishna Thaker and Opinion editor Hope Li contributed to this story. While some...

The gridlock in Congress and the jaw-dropping reluctance of some lawmakers to stand up to injustice may be attributable to one factor -- they can be re-elected indefintely.
On Their Own Terms
By Emma Kim, North Allegheny Senior High School • January 15, 2021

51 years. That is how long Senator Robert Byrd was in office. He represented West Virginia from 1953 until he died in 2010. ...

A crowd shot from the Jan. 6 "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington D.C.
District investigating online claims against staff member
By Peter Elliott, Lake Forest High School • January 15, 2021

After the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, law enforcement agencies immediately undertook a full-scale effort...

Rodrigo Fernandez and Nickolas Harvey prepare for the upcoming tournaments.
Fernandez gets to the point
By Archer Streelman, Henry W. Grady High School • January 15, 2021

When high school athletes are asked what sports they play, many answer with traditional spectator sports like soccer, football,...

U.S National Guard troops stationed at the entrance to the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, the same day the House voted to impeach President Trump a second time on the charge that he incited the insurrection that occurred at the Capitol the week before. National Guard troops will be stationed at the Capitol at least until Biden’s inauguration. Photo accessed on Geoff Livingston’s Flickr account. Photo reprinted with permission under a creative commons license.
Knights react to a week in Washington that began with insurrection, ended with Trump's second impeachment
By Ellen Fox and Grace Nugent • January 15, 2021

President Trump was impeached on Wednesday by every House Democrat and 10 House Republicans who accuse the president of inciting...

University President Geraldine M. Jones addresses graduates at California University of Pennsylvania
President Jones says goodbye to Cal U after 46 years
By Kaitlyn Collins and Hannah Wyman
Cover Look:
Styles wears a Gucci jacket and dress. Photographed by Tyler Mitchell, Vogue, December 2020
Styles' historical moment and flack that followed
By Ella Schuellerman, John Carroll University
While Gauzman never attended John Carroll, his name lives on in writing, solidifying his JCU legacy. 
(Photo by Yusuf Evli on Unsplash)
Who is Harry Gauzman?: An investigative report
By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University
The donations made to Republican campaigns or organizations by those who listed their employment as John Carroll University totaled only 80, while donations to Democratic organizations or campaigns totaled approximately 1,593.
96% of JCU employees' major political donations were made to Democratic causes
By Sophia Maltese, John Carroll University
Boston hit record of more than 4 inches of snow on Oct 30 this year.
Boston might have just had its first snow but rising temperatures remain a threat to communities
By Lillian Hoffart, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston
Hillside Terrace Senior Living
Lost in Isolation: How Physical Distancing Negatively Affects the Elderly 

At the outset of the pandemic quarantine in March, the most reasonable solution for protecting the elderly,...

At her booth at the Silverlake Flea Market,  Giuliana Casciani ‘21 sells numerous items other than vintage clothing, including crystals, books, and even fairy wings.
Tolog starts quarantine vintage shop

Teenagers around the world are dealing with quarantine boredom in different ways. Some have taken up...

Life on a commune requires a lot of cooperative effort and hard work, but it pays off.
Life on a Commune

High school students are traditionally conditioned to work towards one common goal: pursuing some sort...

There have been millions of people who have gotten COVID-19, but is there a chance your furry friends can also get this virus?
Can Pets Get the Coronavirus?

The number of adopted animals has dramatically spiked since the advent of COVID-19. But have you pondered...

Karter H. on his 12th birthday two weeks before the aneurysm ruptured.
“I had to relearn everything a human knows”: A Brain Aneurysm Fighter

A brain aneurysm is a weak blood vessel in an artery in the brain that fills up with blood. Sort of like...

SOMEBODY IS WATCHING. Scribe opinion editor Anna Harrington works on a school-issued laptop. Teachers can use software called "Netop" to observe students
"Netop" allows teachers to monitor student Chromebooks

Netop allows teachers to “spy” on students In the Kingsport City Schools system, students use...

A view of the Capitol rotunda taken in November 2019 during the National Scholastic Press Association
Jan. 6 Capitol chaos prompts social science class, non-partisan JSA club discussions over Zoom -- many blaming Trump for the insurrection

Accolade staff writers Rida Fatima and Krishna Thaker and Opinion editor Hope Li contributed to this...

A crowd shot from the Jan. 6 "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington D.C.
District investigating online claims against staff member

After the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, law enforcement agencies immediately undertook...

U.S National Guard troops stationed at the entrance to the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, the same day the House voted to impeach President Trump a second time on the charge that he incited the insurrection that occurred at the Capitol the week before. National Guard troops will be stationed at the Capitol at least until Biden’s inauguration. Photo accessed on Geoff Livingston’s Flickr account. Photo reprinted with permission under a creative commons license.
Knights react to a week in Washington that began with insurrection, ended with Trump's second impeachment

President Trump was impeached on Wednesday by every House Democrat and 10 House Republicans who accuse...

Gardner (Foxx) and 22 (Fey) gaze upon Earth from "The Great Ahead."
‘Soul’ is brilliant effort from Pixar that brings studio back to its very best

What is your purpose? This is the question posed by Pixar’s latest animated feature “Soul," directed...

Pixar released the animated film "Soul"in December, and it is one of their very first to feature an African-American lead protagonist.
Pixar puts heart and ‘Soul’ into their newest film

Pixar has become synonymous with movies marketed toward children that can be appreciated by viewers of...

The collage above mixes paintings, prints, and poems by visual seniors Kailyn Bryant and Sabrea Stallings. The poem, “Crying over Caskets,” by Stallings, along with Bryant’s work, incorporates the tumultuous lives and emotions of what it means to be Black in America. Black students, such as Bryant and Stallings, have used their artwork to express their navigation through the current political environment. All of Bryant’s work can be found on her website: kbryantfinearts.com
Art Imitates Life

Theatre senior Sabrea Stallings drafted her first spoken word poem, “Crying Over Caskets,” in middle...

The gridlock in Congress and the jaw-dropping reluctance of some lawmakers to stand up to injustice may be attributable to one factor -- they can be re-elected indefintely.
On Their Own Terms

51 years. That is how long Senator Robert Byrd was in office. He represented West Virginia from 1953...

How to label those that stormed Capitol Hill
How to label those that stormed Capitol Hill

This story was originally published on LAHS - New Media Lit on January 13, 2021.

The critical relation between our food intake and our mental health is portrayed through social media. According to the Child Mind Organization, adolescents care immensely about validation and appearance, resulting in a comparison with influencers who unrealistically Photoshop themselves.
The Lies of 'Diet Culture'

Since the beginning of COVID-19, we’ve been told to stay home, which means three things: we’re bored,...

Rodrigo Fernandez and Nickolas Harvey prepare for the upcoming tournaments.
Fernandez gets to the point

When high school athletes are asked what sports they play, many answer with traditional spectator sports...

Junior Kyle Ponsler splashes water in celebration after winning the 200 freestyle relay against rival HSE at the sectionals meet on Feb. 22, 2020. Ponsler set new pool and school records for the race at the meet.
Junior Kyle Ponsler makes Olympic Trials cut

On Nov. 12, junior Kyle Ponsler raced the twentieth fastest time for a 16-year-old boy in US Olympic...

Mr. Bruce Beck is currently the lead sports anchor at WNBC-TV.
Learning through the eyes of sports broadcaster, Mr. Bruce Beck

Bruce Beck, an accomplished sports broadcaster who currently works for WNBC-TV and News 4 New York, is...