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Course shows students the basics of programming

By Jenny Hu Staff Writer The Expeditions course Intro to Programming teaches students how to program with JavaScript, HTML and CSS with a focus on web development. For the first three Expeditions rounds, students focus on web development, and, in the last round, they do a fun and competitive A.I. game. Intro to Programming teacher Matthew Hesby said students “gain

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Course teaches students what it takes to make video games

By Jenny Hu Staff Writer The Expeditions course Video Game Programming provides the chance for students to use Scratch or Phaser (2D game engines) to learn Blockly and Javascript and to design their own video games on their own computers. For their projects, students come up with their own video game stories, animations and dialogue. Video Game Programming teacher Matthew

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Basketball program builds up Summit Shasta school spirit

By Jenny Hu, Brian Bodestyne and Darren Macario Staff Writers Sports are an important part of the high school experience. The basketball program is particularly influential in the Summit Shasta school community. How do student basketball players contribute to the Shasta community? According to Shasta freshman Allison Blair, sports help contribute to the Shasta community by helping bring different grade

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Bay Area teachers who promote LGBTQ acceptance create welcoming school environments

By Brian Bodestyne, Jenny Hu and Darren Macario  Staff Writers Schools in the Bay Area need to support the LGBTQ community. Many schools use a GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) club, but not everyone does because students might not feel comfortable creating or joining such a public group. Therefore, schools should show support for their LGBTQ communities by encouraging teachers to

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