Monthly Archives: September 2018

Students debate their role in the upcoming midterm elections

By Nethan Sivarapu and Maxwell Taniguchi-King Tahoma Multimedia Editors While much of the world’s attention has been drawn toward the approaching midterm elections in November, a vast body of individuals seems to have been overlooked: students. We began exploring this set of voices as the midterms neared. To investigate said student views, we set out to question various students at

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Rep. Lofgren visits local school to talk about policies

By C.M. Bateman Tahoma Editor-in-Chief U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who represents California’s 19th Congressional District, believes young people hold the power in determining which direction the country is heading toward. Rep. Lofgren visited Summit Public School: Tahoma on Sept. 21 for a press conference with the journalism students. She touched on many issues important to her, such as immigration, waste

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A closer look at the Trump Russia investigation

By Jacob Kahn-Samuelson Tahoma City Editor Russian interference in our elections is a serious and controversial issue that has resulted in 35 indictments or guilty pleas. President Donald Trump has called the investigation a “witch hunt,” and it is a highly divisive issue. It is important to understand what is happening, how the investigation started, who has been impacted by

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San Jose City Council members prepare for Nov. 6 elections to take office again

By Keith Dinh Rainier Editor-in-Chief Many of the politicians in San Jose have made a difference for everyone in the past and are still making differences as we speak. These people have been through the hard process of campaigning, and many of them have needed to get closer to the voters and make themselves seem as if they were average

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Summit Rainier now offers Ethnic Studies as a course

By Judy Ly Staff Writer  Summit Public Schools has been open for 15 years, and this is the first time the course Ethnic Studies has ever been offered at the Summit Public School: Rainier campus in Eastside San Jose.  Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary curriculum that teaches about other ethnicities’ significant social impact on U.S. history.  Here at Summit Rainier, we welcome

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Rainier journalists speak to San Jose City Council member Tâm Nguyen in press conference

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Sept. 12, student journalists from Summit Public School: Rainier held a press conference to meet San Jose City Councilman Tâm Nguyen. The council member talked about his story, how he became a politician and what makes up his campaign for the Nov. 6 election. Mayor Liccardo and council members Jones, Jimenez, Peralez, Diep, Carrasco, Davis, Arenas, Rocha

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Midterm elections are coming up: Here’s how to make an informed decision

By Deandra Han, Jennifer Rico, Charlie Stattion, Karla Tran and Jasmine Villegas Staff Writers The process of voting for candidates who believe in our ideals of government is difficult, and it can be challenging to identify who is the right candidate. In this video, a few staff members from Summit Public School: Rainier talk about voting and what obstacles stood

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Kavanaugh hearing stirs controversy

By Evelyn Archibald Staff Writer On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Judge Brett Kavanaugh appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to be interviewed as a nominee for Supreme Court Justice. The position opened up in July when previous Justice Anthony Kennedy officially retired. Shortly after Judge Kennedy’s retirement announcement, President Trump nominated Judge Kavanaugh for the seat in the Supreme

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