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Second Harvest of Silicon Valley addresses food insecurity in the Bay Area

By Daisy Ding  Staff Writer While the Bay Area is one considered one of the most advanced areas in the country, many residents are struggling to put food on the table. Jeremy Loader, an employee of the Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, believes this is a very serious issue. “Roughly one in four Silicon Valley residents are financially at risk

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Summit facility differences continue to alter school experiences

By Judy Ly and Maxwell Taniguchi-King Staff Editors  Next school year, three major campus changes are expected: Denali moving into a new campus, Rainier closing, and Tahoma renovating its current portables.  There have been recent attempts to standardize Summit schools across California. Despite these changes, all eight Summit high schools in the Bay Area remain largely different in regards to

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COVID-19 outbreak forces school shutdowns, affecting students’ education

By Mark Haiko and Angela Hwang Staff Editors Columbia Middle School (in Sunnyvale) eighth grader Logan Obrero said his annual seventh and eighth grade music class trips to Disneyland were canceled in early March due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which resulted in many disappointed students. Efforts were made to find alternate solutions, as the musicians need a goal for

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Students reflect on how effective the Summit Model is in their education

By Ellen Hu, Clara Hung, Jacob Kahn-Samuelson, Hannah Kim and Alex Tananbaum Staff Writers Denali senior Serena Munoz had a difficult choice to make when she graduated from the Denali Middle School in 2016. After experiencing the Summit Model for three years she could either switch to a large public school or continue her high school career at Summit Denali.

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School counselor sees need for more empathy in schools 

By Riley Quigley Staff Writer Graduation rates across the country have been steadily rising in recent years to the delight of many school workers. However, students in the United States still lag behind many other developed countries, with countries like Finland and Japan having a graduation rate that’s almost 10% higher.  Dezaree “Ms. Dez” Doroliat has worked at Nea Community

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A student offers perspective on homophobia at Denali

By Alaya Scarlett and Ines Villarreal Senzatimore  Staff Writers Many schools struggle with homophobia on campus. Summit Denali High School is no exception. Despite the progressive views that Denali has, many students agree that the subtlety of homophobic comments still makes an impact on the school environment. Sabrina Lee, a sophomore at Summit Denali, spoke on her perspective regarding the

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The LGBT community faces social issues

By Alaya Scarlett and Ines Villarreal Senzatimore Staff Writers The LGBTQ community enompasses people from a wide spectrum of sexualtites and genders. While there has been an improvement in acceptance and support for the community both globally and locally, homophobia is still very prevalent. 1. How many people are in the LGBTQ community? An estimated 11 million adults in the

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America’s high school graduation rate lags behind other developed nations: Why? 

By Riley Quigley Staff Writer According to the National Center of Education and the Economy, as of 2017, high school graduation in the United States was at 83%. That number might sound high, but, compared to other developed countries, it’s actually one of the lowest. For example, Finland’s graduation rate is at 99%, with Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and

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