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NFTs: New technology or fraud?

By Akhil Gunasekaran Staff Editor Pull out a one-dollar bill from your wallet, and analyze it closely. What if you could see every past owner of this one-dollar bill, even down to the origin of its chemical composition? Now, what if the value of this one-dollar bill changed depending on its trade volume and faith? What you have just discovered

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Summit Weekly Briefing of 4/18/2022

Your Summit Weekly Briefing By Ashwath Vimal, Angela Hwang and Ethan Ignatovsky Staff Writers   Disclaimer: Though the Weekly Briefings are no longer tagged in the Opinions section of Summit News and we try to remain as unbiased as possible, our opinions may show through in this article, especially in the “Actions” section.   Summit:  Read Staff Writer Diana Morales’s

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Dissociative Feminism emerges as women’s issues plateau

Pheobe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag Photo Credit: Amazon Prime Video

By Laurene Karajah Staff Writer Have women lost all hope? To answer this question we must first define a new term: dissociative feminism. The Australian government’s Better Health Channel defines dissociation as, “a mental process where a person disconnects from their thoughts, feelings, memories or sense of identity.” While relatively new, it originated from Emmeline Clein, a Buzzfeed contributor and

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Summit Public Schools continues contract negotiations with teacher union

Unite Summit Poster

By Evelyn Archibald Shasta Editor-in-Chief Summit Public Schools (SPS), a public charter system based primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, has yet to settle a complete first contract with Unite Summit, the SPS teachers’ union, after nearly two years of negotiations. Unite Summit(US), as a charter union, is also partnered with the California Teachers’ Association (CTA) and the National

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[REVIEW] Disney’s latest show brings back the Legendary Bounty Hunter Boba Fett

By Jordan Singh Guest Writer Continuing with their serial format, the “Book of Boba Fett” is Disney’s latest entry to the Star Wars franchise. The show, directed by fan-beloved Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, picks up with the supposed death of Boba Fett, a rebound bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe. The show brings back beloved characters, such as

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What effects are European sanctions having on the Russian economy?

By Akhil Gunasekaran Copy Editor Over the weekend of February 25-28th, a multitude of European sanctions hit Russia and its oligarchs, among which include the exclusion of several Russian banks from the SWIFT Banking system. This Monday morning, the effects of these sanctions have been evident, as the Ruble hit its lowest point in decades, even matching the value of

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China’s ban on private tutoring

By Akhil Gunasekaran Copy Editor China recently enacted a ban on all private tutoring services, which include companies both within and outside the country. Analysts believe that the ban will help many Chinese families alleviate the tension which comes with schoolwork, but some parents disagree. Within China, there is a great amount of pressure placed on teenagers, who must prepare

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