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Students at Summit Shasta share their mixed opinions on clubs

By Melissa Domingo Arts Editor  Clubs at Summit Shasta are often inactive or have little to no members, and club leaders have expressed concerns over the lack of attendance. Some members of the 40 clubs Shasta offers also report feeling as if these groups are too focused on cliques and friend groups.  Club leaders, like Shasta junior Abby Wong, who

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TikTok’s popularity is on the rise among teenagers, including Shasta students

By Ethaniel Reyes Staff Editor TikTok’s popularity among Summit Shasta students has gotten to the extent where even the most mundane of places, such as the C-building restrooms, have become filming hotspots for many students to create videos on the app. More people are beginning to use the app and its usage has become more noticeable around campus. “I see

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Summit Shasta seniors prepare to vote

By Zack Navarra Shasta Editor-In-Chief For many seniors at Summit Shasta, their first experience with the democratic process on a national scale will be with the upcoming 2020 presidential primaries. California’s primary is fast approaching with its March 3 voting date being less than one short week away. (Click here to find your polling place!) Throughout the 2019-20 school year,

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Bernie Sanders is the best option for a Democratic nominee

When I began writing this political analysis column, I explained that I believe in the fundamental equality of all people — and our government’s responsibility to protect and serve the public. I attempt to derive all my political decisions from this basic belief. In looking at the world around me, I am sorely disappointed by American society’s failure to adhere

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“Parasite” winning at the Oscars is an important landmark for cinema

By Albert Chang-Yoo Staff Writer In my opinion, the Oscars have become increasingly stale within the past years. It’s not only the fact that the awards show consistently tops the three-hour mark (the 2018 Oscars had a runtime of three hours and fifty-four minutes), but the fact that diversity has been sorely lacking in past years. In a sudden turn

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It’s time to challenge Prop 13 and stop giving corporations free tax breaks

How is it possible that Disneyland pays as little as 5 cents per square foot in property tax on many of its properties, one eighth of the average rate of California homeowners? Enter Prop 13. In 1978, voters passed a constitutional amendment that enacted a variety of limitations on taxation, with a specific focus on property taxes. The law requires

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Shasta journalism students run their newsroom

By Evelyn Archibald Shasta Editor-in-Chief A typical day in Shasta’s Expeditions rounds would show you teachers and students across campus dedicating themselves to a deep dive into their respective elective subjects. You might see students from Bike Shop tinkering with gears and brakes or riding in the quad, watch a group of Intro to Visual Arts students sketching and experimenting

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