Monthly Archives: December 2019

Tahoma student reporters explore community

EDITOR’S NOTE: For the latest round of reporting at Summit Public Schools: Tahoma, student journalists were encouraged to explore the unique parts of their community. Below are the stories created by the students that highlight underreported areas of interest to the Tahoma community. Disney’s impact on the art community By Yasmeen Ali Disney has been the center of attention for

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Excitement builds for upcoming film festival

By Jacob Kahn-Samuelson, Maxwell Taniguchi-King and Nethan Sivarapu Staff Editors For the first time, Summit Public Schools will have a film festival competition where students from all California campuses can submit short films to be judged. The festival is planned to take place in early April on Summit Rainier’s campus, with the winner of the festival receiving an iPad.  On

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Recent bomb threats leave unanswered questions for Oak Grove community

By Nethan Sivarapu, Kyle Fujisaka and Maxwell Taniguchi-King Staff Editors Ongoing questions remain in the Oak Grove neighborhood after two different bomb threats led to evacuations the week of Nov. 18. Following the arrest of Andrew White, who is a suspect in both bomb threats, community members reported a lack of information and expressed continued safety concerns.  See below for

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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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Dickens Fair is a labor of love

By Polina Runova Staff Editor Every year, a group of dedicated artists come together to transform the Cow Palace, a warehouse in Daly City, into Victorian England on Christmas Eve. “People are coming into something that they’re unfamiliar with,” Claudia Swanson, a vendor at the fair, said. “You’re walking into London at nighttime at 10 o’clock in the morning.” Over

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BREAKING NEWS: Community members seek answers during board meetings

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was updated on Dec. 13 to include a link to the livestream of the ESUHSD Board Meeting. By Jacob Kahn-Samuelson, Judy Ly, and Maxwell Taniguchi-King Staff Editors Numerous community members prepared to attend today’s Summit Public Schools board meeting to discuss the closure of Summit Rainier but faced a surprise. Upon entering Home Office, where the

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Rainier community left unsettled after announcement of closure

By Keith Dinh, Judy Ly, Karla Tran and Van Tran Staff Editors The news of Rainier’s upcoming closure has left many unanswered questions for community members. Concerns around the enrollment capacity at Tahoma; the availability of transportation; and the decision-making process remain unresolved. As a ripple effect, students’ plans are blurry.   “For me, it’s student futures that they’re playing with,”

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Tahoma community prepares to welcome Rainier after closure announcement

By Yesenia Lara, Sean Moser, Analisa Sofia Perez, Sol Perez and Christina Velez Staff Writers The days following the announcement that Summit Rainier would be closing down next school year proved to be turbulent and stress-inducing for its community. The sense of not knowing what could come next for Rainier families and faculty has created a wide sense of worry,

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