Monthly Archives: April 2021

America’s education system is stuck in place

By Donovan Pelton and Kazuma Posley Staff Writers Yumi Ando, an east-Asian studies major, stated many of the “East Asian studies books I read were still mostly written by American authors. We did not read very many native texts.“ Even the novels considered as “classics”, such as “1984”, “Fahrenheit 451”, “Nickel and Dimed”, “Great Gatsby”, even the “Iliad”, are all

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Union leaders and Denali students reflect on SPS reopening policies

By Keith Dinh and Angela Hwang Staff Editors Summit Denali reopened for in-person classes on April 1, following negotiations between the teachers’ union and the administration. The negotiations concluded on March 29 with the teachers being allowed to return voluntarily.  In March, students were given the option to return to in-person classes. Those who chose to go back remain in

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Princess Mononoke is still relevant two decades later

Alex Diaz Staff Writer Studio Ghibli is widely known for its creation of beloved animated movies such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. Founded by Hayao Miyazaki, many of these movies involve characters going on magical adventures, while learning important life lessons along the way. Princess Mononoke is one of these highly acclaimed movies, with its main moral being

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Tuition-free college is a necessary solution to our student debt crisis

On April 21st, Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Pramila Jayapal unveiled the College for All Act, the “most substantial federal investment in higher education in modern American history.” The plan would make community colleges and trade schools tuition-free for all students. In addition public 4-year colleges/universities & public nonprofit minority-serving colleges (i.e. HBCUs) would be tuition-free for families earning less

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Denali teacher recalls her journey to becoming a teacher

By Nihitha Palacherla Staff Writer Ms. Albassam enjoys teaching students, but she faces a challenge in online learning. In the past year, schools have shifted in-person classes to online school. Many students feel stressed and anxious to be back to in-person classes, but have you wondered what teaching online is like for teachers at Summit Denali? Denali Biology teacher Lobna

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Mortal Kombat (2021) provides a new take on the bloody and violent video game series

By Nathan David   Staff Writer   It has been almost 30 years since the original “Mortal Kombat” fighting game arrived in arcades throughout the world and found a special place in the minds of many young people ever since then. The excessive blood and violence in the game captivated many and made the game famous amongst kids while also

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