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The future of Expeditions is up in the air

By Akhil Gunasekaran Staff Writer Summit Public Schools, a public charter high school system, offers a program called “Expeditions”, courses that are an exciting alternative to your usual electives offered at traditional high schools. Rather than having one block in your daily schedule, Expeditions crunches that time into two-week blocks four times a year which focus solely on the elective.

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Summit Shasta reopens campus for the 2021-2022 school year

By Evelyn Archibald Editor-in-Chief After over a year of the COVID-19 pandemic looming over the globe, when schools had to transition to virtual teaching or risk widespread infection, the Summit Public Schools (SPS) charter district has made the choice to reopen entirely this fall. Summit Shasta, one SPS campus located in Daly City, Calif., reopened its doors on Aug. 18

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Union leaders and Denali students reflect on SPS reopening policies

By Keith Dinh and Angela Hwang Staff Editors Summit Denali reopened for in-person classes on April 1, following negotiations between the teachers’ union and the administration. The negotiations concluded on March 29 with the teachers being allowed to return voluntarily.  In March, students were given the option to return to in-person classes. Those who chose to go back remain in

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Princess Mononoke is still relevant two decades later

Alex Diaz Staff Writer Studio Ghibli is widely known for its creation of beloved animated movies such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. Founded by Hayao Miyazaki, many of these movies involve characters going on magical adventures, while learning important life lessons along the way. Princess Mononoke is one of these highly acclaimed movies, with its main moral being

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