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Intro to Robotics allows students to view the world of engineering

By Lyanna Cruzat Staff Writers Intro to Robotics is a class about building robots in a hardware aspect and learning how to code the robots to perform certain tasks. They use the EV3 Lego robot to learn the different parts of any kind of robot. They use sensors and motors that are programmed and coded to follow certain tasks. Intro

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Cooking Fundamentals teaches students the basics of cooking

By Kalysta Frost Staff Writer Cooking Fundamentals is dedicated to teaching students the fundamentals of cooking so that they have the skills to cook for themselves. The class teaches students basic knife skills and more. Brooke Hein, the Cooking Fundamentals teacher, said, “Cooking Fundamentals is designed for students who maybe have some experience in the kitchen or no experience in

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Introduction to Psychology explores human behavior

By Katie Scribner and Amanda Yon Staff Writers The Introduction to Psychology Expeditions course is a college-level course that has students explore why people behave the way that they do. The course is taught by Tatyana Rikhter. Students get an overall understanding of human psychology and the reasons people behave the way they do. In this course, students learn about

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Course shows students the basics of programming

By Jenny Hu Staff Writer The Expeditions course Intro to Programming teaches students how to program with JavaScript, HTML and CSS with a focus on web development. For the first three Expeditions rounds, students focus on web development, and, in the last round, they do a fun and competitive A.I. game. Intro to Programming teacher Matthew Hesby said students “gain

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Advanced journalism course will continue building students’ media skills

By Evelyn Archibald Staff Writer Summit Shasta is wrapping up its first year offering Multimedia Political Journalism as an Expeditions course, and student journalists are ready to continue. While the intro class won’t have the opportunity to be taught at Shasta next year, students can choose to take Advanced Multimedia Political Journalism as an independent study course. The AMPJ course

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Expeditions course prepares students for the college process

By Zachary Navarra Staff Writer Amber Fields hopes to turn College Readiness from a class that is required for all juniors to a class all juniors want to take. The course itself is intended to help students navigate the college application process and prepare them for life after Shasta. Ms. Fields hopes to create personal connections with each of her

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Creative Writing course opens the imagination

By Albert Chang-Yoo Staff Writer The Creative Writing as Performance Expeditions course at Summit Shasta has explored poetry writing, perspective shifting and storytelling in the course of a single year. Students have the opportunity to freely express themselves through short stories and poems. The course was taught by Elizabeth DeOrnellas for the 2018-19 school year. During the 2019-20 school year,

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Local Wilderness course helps students survive in the wild

By Matthew Goncalves and Jordan Singh  Staff Writers The Local Wilderness course is a class at Summit Shasta where students learn about survival tactics in order to survive in different situations, and it taught by Vaughan Wilkins. This course will better students, and it will make sure they are prepared when it comes to a survival situation where there are

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Course teaches students what it takes to make video games

By Jenny Hu Staff Writer The Expeditions course Video Game Programming provides the chance for students to use Scratch or Phaser (2D game engines) to learn Blockly and Javascript and to design their own video games on their own computers. For their projects, students come up with their own video game stories, animations and dialogue. Video Game Programming teacher Matthew

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Life After Shasta explores the future

By Albert Chang-Yoo Staff Writer Life After Shasta is an Expeditions course at Summit Shasta in which students deepen their understanding of themselves by examining their own strengths and weaknesses and how those qualities can be applied to what they want to do after high school. There are two classes, one for sophomores and one for seniors. A lot of

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