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Summit Briefing: Week of 5/17/21

Featured image: A Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter drops water on the Palisades Fire in Topanga State Park. PHOTO CREDIT: CNN Your Summit Weekly Briefing By Alex Tananbaum and Ashwath Vimal  Disclaimer: Though the Weekly Briefings are no longer tagged in the Opinions section of Summit News and we try to remain as unbiased as possible, our opinions may show

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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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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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Biden faces a tough test in his first 100 days

Albert Chang-Yoo Editor-in-Chief On January 20th, Joe Biden officially entered the office of president. Preceding him, one of the most exhausting election cycle in modern American history. Yet, his biggest challenge lies before him. “Few people in our nation’s history have been more challenged or found a time more challenging or difficult than the time we’re in now,” Biden pronounced

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After months of online schooling, Shasta Freshman reflect on a rocky transition

By Albert Chang-Yoo Shasta Editor-In-Chief   As difficult as starting high school can be, this year it has been made much harder. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Summit Shasta has been online-only since the beginning of the school year, with no clear end in sight. For some Shasta freshmen, it has been a tumultuous transition.  Finding friends and navigating an

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Electoral battle continues in Georgia amidst misinformation and conspiracy

By Evelyn Archibald Shasta Editor-in-Chief The presidential election may have been called for Joe Biden, but one battle continues to rage in Georgia. Two senate seats are up for election, and they may be some of the most important yet.  Candidates Jon Ossoff(D) and incumbent David Perdue(R) are running for one senate seat in Georgia, while candidates Raphael Warnlock(D) and

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Summit Briefing: Week of 11/16/20

Flooding in Marikina, Philippines

Your Summit Weekly Briefing 1. General News: Typhoon Vamco Last Wednesday night, Typhoon Vamco made landfall in the Philippines, with the island of Luzon being it worst. Since then, 67 people have died, and $9.7 million in infrastructure has been destroyed, plus another $24.7 million in agricultural damage. Much of this has been due to flooding; according to Manuel Mamba,

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Summit Briefing: Week of 11/2/20

On a blue background, white text reads "remember to", then hands hold up each letter of "vote"

Your Summit Weekly Briefing IF YOU ARE 18 OR OVER, OR WILL BE BY ELECTION DAY, REGISTER TO VOTE! California Information: Register (or pre-register if you are currently under 18) at Voting by mail: You should receive your mail-in ballot October 12th. USPS is currently anticipating delays— make sure to mail your ballot as soon as possible so your

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