Author Archives: Ellen Hu

Denali journalism students take on leadership positions in the newsroom

By Ellen Hu Denali Editor-in-Chief At Summit Denali High School, there is always a story to cover. Whether it be teacher turnover or new school traditions, Summit News staff writers at the Denali site have a variety of topics to write about. The 2019-20 school year marks the first year that Summit Denali High School offers Advanced Multimedia Political Journalism

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California Assemblymember Marc Berman welcomes student voices at first Youth Town Hall

By Ellen Hu Denali Editor-in-Chief California Assemblymember Marc Berman held his first Youth Town Hall at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale earlier today.  Attendees were welcomed at the school cafeteria with a cup of boba and a seat in the audience. Throughout the event, Rep. Berman answered their questions about issues ranging from single-use plastics to Silicon Valley’s big tech

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Body Positivity Club gives Denali students a place to accept and appreciate themselves

By Ellen Hu Denali Editor-in-Chief A group of students gather in a classroom with friendly smiles on their faces and their lunches in hand. They aren’t talking about television shows or video games. They’re talking about underwear sizes. The Body Positivity Club is a student-run club at Summit Denali High School where students are able to discuss topics related to

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Summit Denali hosts its first annual Community Day

By Ellen Hu Denali Editor-in-Chief This year, Summit Denali students participated in a new tradition to create community bonds.  The introduction of the one-day Community Day event marked the end of the school’s annual camping trip.  “The purpose of Community Day is to have fun; build a community with our classmates; and enjoy the outdoors,” Denali senior Will Torborg announced

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Denali introduces Self-Guided Study to Summit Expeditions

By Ellen Hu Denali Editor-in-Chief During the 2019-20 school year, Summit juniors will get a chance to practice their self-directed learning through a new Expeditions course that was first introduced to Summit Denali High School this year. Currently, the half-day course allows juniors to study for AP classes or conduct an independent study while still participating in the required College

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Summit Denali High School finds new campus at San Aleso in Sunnyvale

By Ellen Hu Denali Editor-in-Chief The Sunnyvale City Council has approved Summit Denali’s proposal to place its new high school campus on San Aleso Avenue in northern Sunnyvale. On Apr. 23, Summit Denali and the Sunnyvale City Council revisited the plan created in partnership with the city staff. The meeting addressed the plan early on, and the council spent about

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