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Students learn self-confidence in Stage Combat

By Mark Haiko and Soren Ryan-Jensen Staff Writers From fighting ghosts to dueling with longswords, Stage Combat is an Expeditions class that delves into the art of fighting on stage. In the class, students design skits to play out for different projects. Stage Combat teacher Keith Brown said finding new ways of expressing yourself and experimenting are the backbone of

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Adulting 101 teaches students independence

By Kyle Kobetsky and Evangeline SiStaff Writers Most schools leave students unqualified for their adulthood, but the Expeditions course Adulting 101 explores how to prepare students for the near future. The course focuses on increasing students’ well-being and ensuring they are able to develop the skills necessary to live alone. “In Adulting, I teach five areas of well-being that have

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Video Game Programming gives students an early start to their potential career

By Justin Casillas and Hazel Rothrock  Staff Writers In the Bay Area, many people dream of becoming a game developer, and Denali provides students with the means to get there. Video Game Programming is the advanced version of Intro to Game Design. The course helps students learn more about coding and the production of games. Students use Scratch and Phaser

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Students learn life skills in Intro to Visual Arts

By Angela Hwang and Nadia Tatishcheva Staff Writers Introduction to Visual Arts, an Expeditions art course at Summit Public School: Denali, trains students in techniques they need should they choose to pursue a career in visual arts. Should they choose not to seek a profession in art, they will still learn many skills applicable to life and other employments such

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Intro to Psychology class identifies the science behind human behaviors

By Kyle Kobetsky and Evangeline Si Staff Writers If you’ve ever wondered why your favorite TV show character acts and talks the way they do, the Intro to Psychology Expeditions course covers exactly that. In the Intro to Psychology course, students choose a fictional character and analyze their behaviors and personalities. “We got to study the psychology of our favorite

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Human Sexuality prepares Denali students for the future

By Ibrahim Ayub Staff Writer When students first hear about the Human Sexuality class, some cringe. Nonetheless, students at Denali feel that this class is very important for their future. In the course, students are taught ways to prevent STDs, how the human reproductive systems work, facts about teen pregnancy and concepts behind healthy relationships. “I know stuff that I

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Denali introduces Self-Guided Study to Summit Expeditions

By Ellen Hu Denali Editor-in-Chief During the 2019-20 school year, Summit juniors will get a chance to practice their self-directed learning through a new Expeditions course that was first introduced to Summit Denali High School this year. Currently, the half-day course allows juniors to study for AP classes or conduct an independent study while still participating in the required College

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Student journalists reflect on self-directed advanced course

By Nick Reed Staff Editor Advanced Multimedia Political Journalism is an independent study journalism class run by students who produce written articles, videos and podcasts. The class is run like a newsroom with several Editors-in-Chief, a Webmaster and several Staff Writers churning out all different forms of content. There have been troubles, trials and tribulations. Sometimes things have been difficult,

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Human Sexuality course educates students about their developing bodies

By Juan Ambrosio, Osvaldo Ayala and Brayan Lozano Staff Writers Human sexuality is the way someone expresses themselves sexually, due to past experiences, physical and emotional behaviors and their biological sex. In the Human Sexuality course, students talk about experiences they have had during puberty, as well as other subjects such as safe sex, how their bodies are changing and

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Video Production students collaborate to make films

By Juan Ambrosio, Osvaldo Ayala and Brayan Lozano Staff Writers The Expeditions course Video Production is a class were you learn about filmmaking. In this class, students make short films every Expeditions round; students are able to pick their topic for most of the films they make, but the teacher assigns work groups.  Vincent Nelson, the Video Production teacher, is

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