Category Archives: Denali

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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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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“Igor” is one of the best albums of 2019

By Justin Lin Staff Writer Tyler, the Creator is a 29-year-old American singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, designer, and music video director. He was first introduced into the music industry in 2007 as the co-founder of the popular hip-hop collective “Odd Future.” After the group’s split, Tyler has been working as a solo artist to this day. Having won the MTV

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Guidance counselors are needed to help students graduate

By Riley Quigley Staff Writer High school graduation rates in America are still lagging behind many other similarly developed nations. Many educators across America are trying to find a solution to this, increasing or decreasing amounts of homework, introducing new technology to the classroom, or changing the overall curriculum of their school.  However, the solution might not be that simple.

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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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