Monthly Archives: December 2018

Having a mentor group means having a second family to Tahoma students

By Jannaya Garcia and Priya Kaur Staff Writers When walking around Summit Tahoma, it is a common sight to see students dressed up in their mentor gear. Mentor groups at Tahoma have come up with traditions with their group to create some type of clothing article to represent their group. For example, Audrey Hart’s group all have matching yellow Crocs

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Student athletes at Tahoma discover a positive impact

By Vianey Gonzaga, Nick Inman, Sam Leger and Damian Pimentel Staff Writers Students here at Tahoma are actively involved in sports, from volleyball to soccer. A popular discussion is how these sports affect students’ lives, both academically and socially. Mikaela Zavala, a senior soccer player at Tahoma, spoke with us about how sports affected her. She talked about how during

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LGBTQ members of the Tahoma community find inconsistent support

By Erick Godinez, Kaitlyn Kelley and Joshua Rivera  Staff Writers  At Summit Tahoma, the Human Sexuality Expeditions course put up posters around the campus saying, “Be Yourself Out Loud And Proud,” “The Heart Wants What It Wants” and more encouraging words. Rebecca Breuer, the Human Sexuality teacher, talked about the inspiration behind these posters. She explained that the project was

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Tahoma emphasizes the importance of representation

By Monique Contreras Staff Editor Representation in communities has been hard to achieve for many minorities. Some feel like they aren’t represented enough or at all. At some schools, there aren’t any clubs that represent community for a certain race. That was true at Summit Tahoma prior to this school year. At Summit Tahoma, several clubs are now brining forward

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Rainier reflects on social media and the community

By Yesenia Martinez  Staff Editor Rainier junior Cathy Ly has a social media success: her faux eyelash business. She recalls making the Instagram account during a moment of bravery, completely oblivious to the product it would become. Every day she receives messages from students of all grades at Summit Rainier who are eager to purchase a pair of faux eyelashes,

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Bilingual education enriches the community

By Deandra Han, Khanh Nguyen, Charlie Stattion and Jasmine Villegas Staff Writers In the learning environment of a bilingual classroom, students are surrounded by many colorful resources in both English and Spanish. When you enter Wendy Alcantar’s second grade classroom at Adelante Academy, you notice that students are provided books in both languages. Along the edge of the class there

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Rainier finds multiple ways to help students of low-income families

By Analisa Sofia Perez, Alisha Redmond, Inderpal Sivia and Christina Velez  Staff Writers Rainier Office Manager Lupe Trujillo is always trying to do what she can to provide for the underprivileged students at her school. “What I’ve tried to do aside from that is just, you know, have like a share bin,” she explained. The share bin is located in

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