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Summit Denali community is changed because of sports

By Srinand Mudunuri Staff Writer Summit Denali special services teacher and basketball coach Stephen Kirk, who started playing basketball and practicing martial arts at seven, talked about how his life was impacted by sports and how it has helped him change. “After seeing the faces of the parents and students at the senior night game, it made me feel like

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The pandemic has horribly affected students’ chances of catching up to the learning curve

By Anthony Almanza, Nick Dedes, Srinand Mudunuri and Leonardo Arias Soto Staff Writers                                                                    Students and teachers agree: the online learning experience was a pain. There was always a new problem, whether it was technology issues or just the overall learning gap it caused.  According to NBC Bay Area, “Our analysis shows that the impact of the pandemic on K–12 student

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The Oxford High School shooting highlights problems that need to be addressed

By McKenna Seegmiller News Editor   The recent school shooting at Oxford High School highlights staggering problems in America – problems that have not been solved even after the deadliest shootings that have ripped our nation’s children from their parents.  On Tuesday, November 30, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley entered Oxford High School with a semi-automatic pistol bought by his father and

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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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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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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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