Monthly Archives: March 2020

Summit facility differences continue to alter school experiences

By Judy Ly and Maxwell Taniguchi-King Staff Editors  Next school year, three major campus changes are expected: Denali moving into a new campus, Rainier closing, and Tahoma renovating its current portables.  There have been recent attempts to standardize Summit schools across California. Despite these changes, all eight Summit high schools in the Bay Area remain largely different in regards to

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COVID-19 outbreak forces school shutdowns, affecting students’ education

By Mark Haiko and Angela Hwang Staff Editors Columbia Middle School (in Sunnyvale) eighth grader Logan Obrero said his annual seventh and eighth grade music class trips to Disneyland were canceled in early March due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which resulted in many disappointed students. Efforts were made to find alternate solutions, as the musicians need a goal for

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Students reflect on how effective the Summit Model is in their education

By Ellen Hu, Clara Hung, Jacob Kahn-Samuelson, Hannah Kim and Alex Tananbaum Staff Writers Denali senior Serena Munoz had a difficult choice to make when she graduated from the Denali Middle School in 2016. After experiencing the Summit Model for three years she could either switch to a large public school or continue her high school career at Summit Denali.

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“Igor” is one of the best albums of 2019

By Justin Lin Staff Writer Tyler, the Creator is a 29-year-old American singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, designer, and music video director. He was first introduced into the music industry in 2007 as the co-founder of the popular hip-hop collective “Odd Future.” After the group’s split, Tyler has been working as a solo artist to this day. Having won the MTV

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Guidance counselors are needed to help students graduate

By Riley Quigley Staff Writer High school graduation rates in America are still lagging behind many other similarly developed nations. Many educators across America are trying to find a solution to this, increasing or decreasing amounts of homework, introducing new technology to the classroom, or changing the overall curriculum of their school.  However, the solution might not be that simple.

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School counselor sees need for more empathy in schools 

By Riley Quigley Staff Writer Graduation rates across the country have been steadily rising in recent years to the delight of many school workers. However, students in the United States still lag behind many other developed countries, with countries like Finland and Japan having a graduation rate that’s almost 10% higher.  Dezaree “Ms. Dez” Doroliat has worked at Nea Community

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A student offers perspective on homophobia at Denali

By Alaya Scarlett and Ines Villarreal Senzatimore  Staff Writers Many schools struggle with homophobia on campus. Summit Denali High School is no exception. Despite the progressive views that Denali has, many students agree that the subtlety of homophobic comments still makes an impact on the school environment. Sabrina Lee, a sophomore at Summit Denali, spoke on her perspective regarding the

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