Author Archives: Melissa Domingo

Review: Niki releases her long awaited debut album, Moonchild

By Melissa Domingo Arts Editor Indonesia native, Nicole Zefanya, better known by the mononym Niki, released her highly anticipated debut album on September 10, 2020. After works like “Zephyr” and “wanna take this downtown?”, the release of “Moonchild” comes as a pleasant surprise to fans. The singer-songwriter released a ten track concept album intended to tell the story of the

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Students at Summit Shasta share their mixed opinions on clubs

By Melissa Domingo Arts Editor  Clubs at Summit Shasta are often inactive or have little to no members, and club leaders have expressed concerns over the lack of attendance. Some members of the 40 clubs Shasta offers also report feeling as if these groups are too focused on cliques and friend groups.  Club leaders, like Shasta junior Abby Wong, who

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Summit Shasta offers a limited selection of arts courses

By Melissa Domingo Arts Editor This year at Summit Shasta, three different art courses are offered: Intro to Art, Intermediate Art, and Creative Writing as Performance. The courses are being offered as VPA courses during Expeditions; Expeditions are elective courses that are taught in four two-week-long rounds throughout the school year. Taking at least one VPA course is a high

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Human Sexuality teaches students to be comfortable with themselves

By Melissa Domingo and Mytrisha Sarmiento Staff Writers Human Sexuality is an Expeditions course that focuses on teaching students how to be comfortable with their own sexuality and that of others. Students learn a variety of concepts related to being a person in a society filled with labels and injustice. The Human Sexuality teacher, Bea Daily, said, “It’s about sexuality

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Entrepreneurship teaches students to freely create

By Melissa Domingo and Mytrisha Sarmiento Staff Writers Entrepreneurship is an Expeditions course that teaches students how to start a business, negotiate and overall become successful with their own startups. The class consists of creating products and advertising these products to people who would be interested in buying them. Danica Lyming, the Entrepreneurship Expeditions teacher, said, “[Students] basically learn how to

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Community debates the role of physical fitness at Summit Shasta

By Melissa Domingo and Mytrisha Sarmiento Staff Writers Summit Shasta is known for its self-directed curriculum and its lack of a physical education system. A few students and faculty feel as if this should be fixed. The only physical fitness requirement for Shasta students is to pass a physical fitness test in freshman year. Students are required to perform push-ups,

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