Monthly Archives: October 2019

California Assemblymember Marc Berman welcomes student voices at first Youth Town Hall

By Ellen Hu Denali Editor-in-Chief California Assemblymember Marc Berman held his first Youth Town Hall at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale earlier today.  Attendees were welcomed at the school cafeteria with a cup of boba and a seat in the audience. Throughout the event, Rep. Berman answered their questions about issues ranging from single-use plastics to Silicon Valley’s big tech

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Denali increases support in the arts

By Mark Haiko Denali Multimedia Editor Art is the use of skills in pursuit of creative productions, with examples being drawing, written literature and video creation. This definition is quite broad, and, in concept, most things people use their imagination on can be considered art. Even with such a loose definition, Summit Public Schools: Denali has had problems with promoting

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Body Positivity Club gives Denali students a place to accept and appreciate themselves

By Ellen Hu Denali Editor-in-Chief A group of students gather in a classroom with friendly smiles on their faces and their lunches in hand. They aren’t talking about television shows or video games. They’re talking about underwear sizes. The Body Positivity Club is a student-run club at Summit Denali High School where students are able to discuss topics related to

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Sunnyvale City Councilmembers visit Denali student journalists

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Oct. 22, Sunnyvale City Councilmembers Nancy Smith and Michael S. Goldman, along with Mayor Larry Klein, came to Summit Public School: Denali for a press conference with Summit News staff writers. Sunnyvale seeks to improve transportation By Ruby Balbuena, Nathan Pruitt and Natasha Reinitz Staff Writers The Sunnyvale City Council is proposing multiple reforms to ease the

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New charter legislation raises questions over its implications

By Jacob Kahn-Samuelson, Maxwell Taniguchi-King and Nethan Sivarapu Staff Editors Charter legislation in California has recently been updated to include more regulations on charter schools. The new charter legislation could have implications for Summit Public School campuses, with the new laws influencing how California charters are approved and how teachers are certified.   California charter law has not been updated since

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Tahoma community members share opinions on the 2020 election

By Yasmeen Ali, Kainoa Garo and Ian Vu Staff Writers Many people from Summit Tahoma, a charter school in San Jose, show strong opinions on the upcoming 2020 presidential election. Many teachers and students have knowledge about the candidates; Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris appear to be inspiring the most interest so far.  As of Oct.

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State senator visits Tahoma for press conference

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Oct. 8, State Senator Jim Beall visited Summit Public Schools: Tahoma for a press conference with the journalism class. State Senator Jim Beall emphasizes diversity in government By Uma Datta, Maddie Knight and Jae-Lyn Miranda Staff Writers To California State Senator Jim Beall, diversity in government is incredibly important. It allows connections with the American people. Whether

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