Monthly Archives: December 2020

Summit Briefing: Week of 12/15/20

two people in rainbow flags walk down train track

Your Summit Weekly Briefing    By Alex Tananbaum and Ashwath Vimal 1. General News: Same-sex adoption banned in Hungary With the 21st century drastically improving in terms of acceptance and open-mindedness towards different groups of people, it comes as unfortunate news that the country of Hungary have effectively banned same-sex couples from adopting children with a newly passed law. This

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Global warming in 2020: the drastic impacts of climate change continue to rise

By Shivani Bhattacharjya and Nihitha Palacherla  Staff Writers Global Warming has been impacting our planet for many years. But in recent studies of the year 2020, many sources say that we are on track for this to be the warmest year on record since the mid-1800s.  According to the website, World Economic Forum, the writers warn readers of record global

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The crucial question of human evolution: Have we evolved to run?

By Ethan Narimatsujayne Staff Writer Running is the most basic form of athleticism. Many scientists believe that we humans actually evolved to be runners. Scientists believe we evolved to be the greatest long distance runners. Essentially we evolved to run far not fast. There are several indicators of this such as, how long we stay good at running, how we

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Racism against Asians is on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Kristen Dalida and Kate Goshko Staff Writers Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Asians have reported experiencing racism and having felt discriminated against. Many people are blaming people of Asian descent, especially East Asian, for the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CDC wrote on their official website, “Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a new coronavirus first identified

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Sunnyvale city council members come to Denali to share about city politics in virtual press conferences with student journalists

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Nov.17 and Nov. 30, student journalists from Summit Public School: Denali held a virtual press conference to meet Sunnyvale City Councilmembers Michael Goldman, Glenn Hendricks, Gustav Larsson, and Vice Mayor Nancy Smith. The councilmembers and vice mayor shared their stories on how they found their way into city politics and their goals for the city of Sunnyvale,

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Moffet Park and Moffet Field gain interest from Google and Council

By Alexander Gorodnov Staff Writer Vice Mayor Nancy Smith and Councilmember Gustav Larsson break the news about Moffett Park and Sunnyvale areas. On Nov 30. Summit Denali’s journalism team interviewed Vice Mayor Nancy Smith and Councilmember Gustav Larsson, of the Sunnyvale city council. When asked about new upcoming real estate projects, Nancy Smith said, “Moffett Park.”  Contrary to its name,

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NBC’s “Weakest Link” is back on the air, but needs improvement

By Ethaniel Reyes Staff Editor “You are the Weakest Link, goodbye.” It ranks high on some of the most popular catchphrases television has gifted us, including those like “Is that your final answer?” and “Survey says!”. For Millennials and older generations who were witness to the dawn of the television era in the turn of the millennium, watching sitcoms like

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“West Side Story” is as relevant today as it was in 1961

By McKenna Seegmiller Staff Writer   Recently I watched West Side Story again for the first time in a while. Behind the dramatic romance and energetic dance numbers, I noticed that the movie presented certain truths about society. Watching the classic, I realized just how little has changed since its release in 1961. The most notable takeaways from the Hollywood

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