Author Archives: elizainsley

California’s high cost of living affects the homeless population

By Jovani Contreras Staff Writer Homelessness in California has surged at alarming rates in recent years. At over 150,000 homeless citizens, the “Golden State” has the largest homeless population in the nation. California’s homeless population accounts for 22% of the total U.S homeless population. According to the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, the current homeless population of California

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Seniors use final Expeditions to explore future careers

By Jon Garvin and Eliza Insley Editors-in-Chief Expeditions gives students a chance to explore areas of interest to help students find their true passions. During Summit Prep seniors’ final year, they are taking this opportunity to begin pursuing possible future careers through internship and independent study.  According to Melissa Thiriez, the supervisor of internships and independent studies, 96 students from

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The demographics of thrift shoppers have shifted in the past decade

By Jon Garvin and Eliza Insley Prep Editors-in-Chief Throughout the past decade, thrifting has transitioned from being a way to buy affordable clothes into a trend for young people to buy vintage and hip clothing. This new trend brings about lots of environmental benefits since it involves recycling clothes. Thrifting has become a very prominent trend in pop culture. It

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Adulting 101 explores wellness and adult responsibilities

By Jessica Esparza, Lucy Exley and Eliza Insley Staff Writers  Adulting 101 is a new Expeditions course this year that is taught by Zoe Marinkovich. The class’s purpose is to teach students skills that are needed in adult life: getting a job, starting a bank account, filing taxes, etc. For their final project, they made Public Service Announcement videos to

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Business Expeditions wrap up the year with Celebration of Learning presentations

By Eliza Insley Staff Writer Celebration of Learning is an annual showcase of all the work done in the Expeditions courses. These three Expeditions, Internship, Entrepreneurship, and Computer Science, all explore different aspects of business. Internship During the Internship Expedition, sophomore and senior students have the opportunity to do an off-campus internship for local organizations and then give a presentation

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Prejudice against the LGBTQ community affects today’s youth

By Eliza Insley and Kai Lock Staff Writers The LGBTQ community faces discrimination and lack of representation in America’s generally hetero-normative society. There have been some leaps of progress in the past decade with legalization of same-sex marriage, for example, but the new legal ability to be able to marry just scratches the surface of LGBTQ issues. Mistreatment of the members

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Summit Prep’s GSA has struggled to remain active

By Eliza Insley Staff Writer Summit Preparatory Charter High School juniors Nick Carrasco and Bella Weiss started Prep’s Gay-Straight Alliance to help support LGBTQ students and allies. However, the club stopped meeting during the first semester and hasn’t been able to restart.  Carrasco and Weiss started the club because Summit Prep didn’t have one, and they thought it would be

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