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America’s education system is stuck in place

By Donovan Pelton and Kazuma Posley Staff Writers Yumi Ando, an east-Asian studies major, stated many of the “East Asian studies books I read were still mostly written by American authors. We did not read very many native texts.“ Even the novels considered as “classics”, such as “1984”, “Fahrenheit 451”, “Nickel and Dimed”, “Great Gatsby”, even the “Iliad”, are all

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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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“WandaVision”: A new era of the Marvel universe 

By Ashwath Vimal   Staff Writer  “WandaVision” is a show that exceeds expectations through excelling in nearly all areas. It has great storytelling and narration and effectively uses different mediums to deliver the plot. The show is also well written and fulfills fans’ dreams of using material from the comics. It is a success in more ways than one, and here

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A look into “Monster High”: Why diversity in kids’ media is important

Alex Diaz Staff Writer   Diversity is important, yet oftentimes, entertainment omits it or horribly adapts it. Diversity is especially important in kids’ entertainment so that it will foster acceptance in the child’s adulthood. However, time and time again, diversity within kids’ media is often forgotten. Luckily, this was not the case with the fashion doll franchise, “Monster High”.  

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ABC premieres new game show “The Chase” featuring “Jeopardy!” legends

By Ethaniel Reyes Staff Editor   Following the death of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, trivia fans are still able to see three of Trebek’s most memorable contestants as trivia masters on ABC’s newest primetime quiz show called “The Chase”, hosted by journalist and talk show host Sara Haines.  “The Chase” is a brand new game show that combines rapid-fire trivia,

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Distance learning is a hard, but necessary transition during COVID-19

By Elizandra Zelaya, Angelina Gonzalez and Morgan Dundas Staff Writers For decades, school has been much more than just a basic education. Social skills, leadership roles, learning how to advocate for themselves and building relationships with their community. Now, students all around the world are being faced with finishing off their academic year behind a screen in their home. Summit

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“Mortal Kombat 11” is as awesome as it is gory

By Jovani Contreras Staff Writer *In this review, there will be minor spoilers* Starting in October 1992, “Mortal Kombat” has made an impact in the fighting game industry. The iconic franchise, known for its gore and brutality, has 18 games total in its series.  Their most recent addition to the series, “Mortal Kombat 11,” launched on April 23, 2019.  “Mortal

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“Melee” is the best feel-good game of all time

By Joseph Dieckmann Staff Writer “Super Smash Brothers Melee” is a fighting game released for the Gamecube system in 2001. For many years, “Melee” was considered to only be a party game for recreational purposes. But, as recently as 2010, “Melee” has become a competitive fighting game with thousands of players and spectators.  I believe that the main reason for

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