Category Archives: Shasta

BREAKING NEWS: Summit Public Schools announces plan for faculty-wide salary freeze

By Evelyn Archibald Shasta Editor-in-Chief Note: Summit Public Schools is closed for Summer holiday the week of Jun. 29 to Jul. 6. This article was edited to include  emailed statements from CEO Diane Tavenner that were received post-publication. On Thursday, June 25, Summit Public Schools (SPS) announced during a public Zoom board meeting (minutes to be posted) that salaries would

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Milagros Morris stays resilient

By Evelyn Archibald and Mytrisha Sarmiento  Staff Editors Milagros Morris, Spanish II teacher at Summit Shasta, has been a strong and recognizable presence on campus since joining last school year. “Some people think that I’m – that I look shy, but I am not. I am very outgoing, I have an outgoing personality. I have a great sense of humor,

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Michelle Mogannam lives life on the edge

By Evelyn Archibald and Mytrisha Sarmiento  Staff Editors When Michelle Mogannam, the tenth grade history teacher at Summit Shasta, was asked about one of her most treasured memories, she was unconvinced at first. “What? Oh, god, there’s so many,” she said. “Who has a favorite memory?” She asked, dubious.  But after thinking, she smiled and said, “My grandpa, he was

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Classic “Millionaire” returns to ABC with a solid revival, yet the new host doesn’t fit the bill

By Ethaniel Reyes Staff Editor 21 years after it first premiered on ABC primetime, the classic quiz show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” is back on the network with the popular late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel. The eight-episode long series is airing primetime on the network every Thursday at 8:00pm, bringing back all the original pieces of “Millionaire” from

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COVID-19 shows the U.S. why we need prison reform, now

By Evelyn Archibald Shasta Editor-in-Chief Criminal justice has always been a disaster in America, but the COVID-19 pandemic is giving us a grave lesson on why we now need prison reform more than ever. Millions of prisoners across the United States are in close, overcrowded quarters — incredibly susceptible to mass infection without any adequate healthcare to speak of. To

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Nature is a place of tranquility during hectic times

By Albert Chang-Yoo Staff Editor Isolating at home, either by yourself or with family, can be extremely challenging. Now, more than ever, it’s extremely important to make sure we take a break from the stress of life.  Being in nature has routinely been proven to stimulate mental health and reduce anxiety. I know not everyone lives near green spaces, but

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Our health crisis could easily become a democracy crisis as well

The state of New York canceled its democratic primary on Monday, April 27. Officials cited the assured nature of the race now that Senator Bernie Sanders has dropped out along with concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. While this may seem like a reasonable step to take at first, it sets a dangerous precedent and invokes questions over how the coronavirus

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