Category Archives: Schools

Overlooked American History: The Black Wall Street Massacre & I-Hotel Evictions

By Sarai Carpio-Au Staff Writer After reading about the horrific crimes of Christopher Columbus and the immensely unfair treatment to the Native Americans, American history has hidden so much. It’s hard to say there’s more hidden mass killings, the government forcing communities out of their homes, and violation of citizen’s basic human rights. As the government and the American school

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Voting by mail in California: a brief guide

By Evelyn Archibald Shasta Editor-in-Chief Many voters this year will be voting by mail-in-ballot for the first time on Election Day on November 3rd, 2020. In California, between COVID-19 still raging with over 760,000 total cases, and the rampant wildfires leaving the air quality unhealthy, voting by mail could be the safest option.  Many states are planning to continue allowing

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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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Special Education Teachers want to instill positivity and confidence

By McKenna Seegmiller Staff Writer Hillary Odom and Emily Ryan, special education teachers at Summit Shasta, are a vital part of the staff as part of the Supporting Diverse Learners department. However, many might not fully understand the role they play in our community.  When asked about her role at Shasta, Ms. Odom, originally from Orange County, explained that she

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Cash is still king despite concerns over COVID-19 transmission

By Ethaniel Reyes Staff Editor   You know what they say: money makes the world go ‘round and ‘round.  It’s everywhere. It can come in different forms, the crumpled up greenbacks sitting in wallets, the jingly coins that shake in pockets, and the thousands of credit cards used in modern-day commerce. It’s touched, held, and exchanged from person-to-person. But with

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An Introduction to Overlooked American History

By Sarai Carpio-Au Staff Writer   Introduction to Overlooked American History      Hello! My name is Sarai Carpio-Au and I’m a sophomore currently attending Summit Shasta. Throughout quarantine I’ve become greatly educated on our government and the experiences of minorities throughout America’s past. As students and the future I believe that we have the right to learn and to be aware

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Mulan (2020) is a bland remake that tarnishes a classic

By Nathan David Staff Writer It has been over 22 years since the original animated Mulan hit theatres around the world. It combined action with the classic Disney princess movie aspects to make a film that appealed to a wide audience. But the recent live-action remake of Mulan, directed by Niki Caro, has many changes that differ from the original

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Shasta athletes left restless during Covid-19 pandemic

By Sarah Rusali Staff Writer The recent pandemic has not only affected schools’ learning platform and how we view education but also school athletes. At the beginning of March 2020, sports were canceled throughout the country. Training and events were put on hold and athletes were told to go home. Money that was spent on these programs for things like

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Helena Henkin keeps exploring life

Albert Chang-Yoo Shasta Editor-In-Chief Helena Henkin, one of the newest members of the Summit Learning Teacher Residency program, was just 15 when she spent her summer traveling solo across Europe. For Ms. Henkin that was merely just the start of her journey. “I just really wanted to visit these countries … in Europe it’s pretty normal,” she stated nonchalantly.  Ms.

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