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Developer miHoYo causes community backlash from latest controversy

By Huy Duong and Akhil Gunasekaran Staff Writers The relationship between a business and its customers is essential to the success of the said business. But lately, players of the viral video game “Genshin Impact” have been disappointed in the lack of communication with the developers of the game: MiHoYo.  Genshin Impact is an open-world action role-playing game. The game

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The future of Expeditions is up in the air

By Akhil Gunasekaran Staff Writer Summit Public Schools, a public charter high school system, offers a program called “Expeditions”, courses that are an exciting alternative to your usual electives offered at traditional high schools. Rather than having one block in your daily schedule, Expeditions crunches that time into two-week blocks four times a year which focus solely on the elective.

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Summit Shasta reopens campus for the 2021-2022 school year

By Evelyn Archibald Editor-in-Chief After over a year of the COVID-19 pandemic looming over the globe, when schools had to transition to virtual teaching or risk widespread infection, the Summit Public Schools (SPS) charter district has made the choice to reopen entirely this fall. Summit Shasta, one SPS campus located in Daly City, Calif., reopened its doors on Aug. 18

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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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