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Global warming in 2020: the drastic impacts of climate change continue to rise

By Shivani Bhattacharjya and Nihitha Palacherla  Staff Writers Global Warming has been impacting our planet for many years. But in recent studies of the year 2020, many sources say that we are on track for this to be the warmest year on record since the mid-1800s.  According to the website, World Economic Forum, the writers warn readers of record global

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Racism against Asians is on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Kristen Dalida and Kate Goshko Staff Writers Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Asians have reported experiencing racism and having felt discriminated against. Many people are blaming people of Asian descent, especially East Asian, for the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CDC wrote on their official website, “Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a new coronavirus first identified

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Sunnyvale city council members come to Denali to share about city politics in virtual press conferences with student journalists

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Nov.17 and Nov. 30, student journalists from Summit Public School: Denali held a virtual press conference to meet Sunnyvale City Councilmembers Michael Goldman, Glenn Hendricks, Gustav Larsson, and Vice Mayor Nancy Smith. The councilmembers and vice mayor shared their stories on how they found their way into city politics and their goals for the city of Sunnyvale,

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“West Side Story” is as relevant today as it was in 1961

By McKenna Seegmiller Staff Writer   Recently I watched West Side Story again for the first time in a while. Behind the dramatic romance and energetic dance numbers, I noticed that the movie presented certain truths about society. Watching the classic, I realized just how little has changed since its release in 1961. The most notable takeaways from the Hollywood

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“Barbie of Swan Lake” is more problematic than you may think

By Alex Diaz Staff Writer Starting in 2001, the franchise, Barbie, released its first ever movie, Barbie in the Nutcracker. Its initial success led to many more movies being released starring the main character of Barbie in different adventures in different worlds. Many children grew to idolize this popular franchise, and to many, it still holds much sentimental value. However,

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After months of online schooling, Shasta Freshman reflect on a rocky transition

By Albert Chang-Yoo Shasta Editor-In-Chief   As difficult as starting high school can be, this year it has been made much harder. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Summit Shasta has been online-only since the beginning of the school year, with no clear end in sight. For some Shasta freshmen, it has been a tumultuous transition.  Finding friends and navigating an

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Electoral battle continues in Georgia amidst misinformation and conspiracy

By Evelyn Archibald Shasta Editor-in-Chief The presidential election may have been called for Joe Biden, but one battle continues to rage in Georgia. Two senate seats are up for election, and they may be some of the most important yet.  Candidates Jon Ossoff(D) and incumbent David Perdue(R) are running for one senate seat in Georgia, while candidates Raphael Warnlock(D) and

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Review: BTS shares their honest feelings about the pandemic through “BE”

By Melissa Domingo Arts Editor Popular K-pop group BTS (방탄소년단), released their seventh studio album “BE” on November 20 and it has already racked up multiple achievements. The pre-release single “Dynamite” has been nominated for Best Pop Group/Duo Performance for the Grammys, and all of the songs on the album charted on Billboard Hot 100. They are now the only

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