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COVID-19 outbreak forces school shutdowns, affecting students’ education

By Mark Haiko and Angela Hwang Staff Editors Columbia Middle School (in Sunnyvale) eighth grader Logan Obrero said his annual seventh and eighth grade music class trips to Disneyland were canceled in early March due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which resulted in many disappointed students. Efforts were made to find alternate solutions, as the musicians need a goal for

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Guidance counselors are needed to help students graduate

By Riley Quigley Staff Writer High school graduation rates in America are still lagging behind many other similarly developed nations. Many educators across America are trying to find a solution to this, increasing or decreasing amounts of homework, introducing new technology to the classroom, or changing the overall curriculum of their school.  However, the solution might not be that simple.

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School counselor sees need for more empathy in schools 

By Riley Quigley Staff Writer Graduation rates across the country have been steadily rising in recent years to the delight of many school workers. However, students in the United States still lag behind many other developed countries, with countries like Finland and Japan having a graduation rate that’s almost 10% higher.  Dezaree “Ms. Dez” Doroliat has worked at Nea Community

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Tahoma’s community reflects on what Rainier’s closure means for their future

By Kainoa Garo, Jae-Lyn Miranda, Henry Pierce and Ian Vu  Staff Writers A month after the news of Summit Public School: Rainier’s closure, confusion continues to circle San Jose’s Summit communities. With the announcement of Rainier merging with Summit Public Schools: Tahoma and KIPP Nagivate’s departure from the campus, students still have unanswered questions about what is to come in

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Uniform schedule impacts students lives across Bay Area campuses this school year

By Evelyn Archibald and Judy Ly   Editors-in-Chief Denali senior William Torborg said it is hard for most students to stay focused for long durations. He pointed out that as a student with ADHD, it is harder for him to maintain concentration in class.  “It’s not like, the most fun to sit through four and a half hours of class

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The Summit Personalized Learning Platform helps organize schoolwork

By Kainoa Garo, Nethan Sivarapu, Ian Vu and Kent Williams Staff Writers The Summit Learning Platform (or, as students and teachers still call it, the PLP) is used by all Summit Learning schools. The platform guides students’ education with a huge collection of educational resources. The PLP (Personalized Learning Plan) is used by Summit Public School students for everything from

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Davis speaks on the community

By Alejandra Gomez and Jasmeet Kaur  Staff Writers The definition of community runs far deeper than simply a group of people who live in the same place. Community is a feeling that gives the members a sense of belonging, united through a particular interest and having greater strength together than as an individual. These are all aspects of a strong

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Summit Prep goes camping

By Jon Garvin and Kai Lock  Multimedia Editors On Aug. 28 and Aug. 29, the Summit Prep faculty and students left campus for their annual camping trip. The purpose of this camping trip is to build relationships between students, as well as continuing to strengthen their relationship with their mentor and other teachers. During this annual camping trip students play

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