Category Archives: Denali

Summit Denali students question the effectiveness of the Summit model

By William Giblin, Vibhu Gogineni and Ariana Perez Staff Writers Summit Denali senior Julisa Ascencio recalls how Denali has prepared her for college while coming from a background where no one went to college.  However, in recent years, students at Summit Denali in Sunnyvale, Calif. have begun to question if the Summit model is properly preparing them for life after

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Summit Denali staff, students independently reach consensus on Covid guidelines

By Meiru Chen, Sophia Garcia and Karissa Tsang Staff Writers As Summit Denali High School students return from winter break, new variants of the coronavirus continue to mutate and spread. Summit Denali continues to stay open as these new variants of Covid continue to mutate. On Jan. 5, student journalists interviewed students at Summit Denali about their insights on the

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The pandemic has horribly affected students’ chances of catching up to the learning curve

By Anthony Almanza, Nick Dedes, Srinand Mudunuri and Leonardo Arias Soto Staff Writers                                                                    Students and teachers agree: the online learning experience was a pain. There was always a new problem, whether it was technology issues or just the overall learning gap it caused.  According to NBC Bay Area, “Our analysis shows that the impact of the pandemic on K–12 student

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Bay Area schools fight student poverty with extra aid

By Ardan Bramall, Toli Gonodanov-Meydbray, Sean Quigley and Cayden Tsai   Staff Writers Summit Denali Education Specialist Dr. James Rozman saw a homeless elementary-school student’s attendance rise after the student developed bonds with her teachers. He saw this as evidence of the idea that creating connections with students could help treat student poverty. According to a study jointly conducted by

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America’s education system is stuck in place

By Donovan Pelton and Kazuma Posley Staff Writers Yumi Ando, an east-Asian studies major, stated many of the “East Asian studies books I read were still mostly written by American authors. We did not read very many native texts.“ Even the novels considered as “classics”, such as “1984”, “Fahrenheit 451”, “Nickel and Dimed”, “Great Gatsby”, even the “Iliad”, are all

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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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Denali teacher recalls her journey to becoming a teacher

By Nihitha Palacherla Staff Writer Ms. Albassam enjoys teaching students, but she faces a challenge in online learning. In the past year, schools have shifted in-person classes to online school. Many students feel stressed and anxious to be back to in-person classes, but have you wondered what teaching online is like for teachers at Summit Denali? Denali Biology teacher Lobna

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