Author Archives: Maxwell Taniguchi-King

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 displays their fondness for compassionate Operations Manager

By C.M. Bateman and Maxwell Taniguchi-King Staff Editors Lupe Talamantes-Escobedo, known as Ms. Lupe to students and fellow staff members, is the Operations Manager for Summit Public School: Tahoma. For nearly four years, Ms. Lupe has shaped Summit Tahoma through her valuable guidance and positive impact. Students and teachers alike appreciate Ms. Lupe’s continuous assistance and will miss her comforting

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Advanced journalists look back at a school year of noteworthy experiences

By Jacob Kahn-Samuelson and Maxwell Taniguchi-King Staff Editors Between traveling to Redwood City to visit Summit Everest and Prep and visiting the Spartan Daily (San Jose State’s school newspaper), the journalism program at Summit Tahoma has had a profound influence on the students and teachers at the school. This year in Advanced Multimedia Political Journalism the students have written about

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Students explore their newfound interest in robotics

By Jacob Kahn-Samuelson and Maxwell Taniguchi-King Staff Editors In room P4, there are robots on bookshelves, legos on tables and specialized sensors all around. Working in groups of two or three, the students build their robots one piece at a time and program them with one line of code at a time. Sherri Taylor, the Robotics teacher, aims to fuel

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Evan Low addresses student journalists during Summit Tahoma press conference

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Sept. 27, student journalists from Summit Public School: Tahoma held a press conference to meet State Assemblymember Evan Low. See below for a compilation of their stories. More information about Rep. Low can be found on his website.  Staff photographers Justice White, Jannaya Garcia, Jasmine Lewis, Vianey Gonzaga, Amanda Ahn and Nick Inman  contributed photos to this

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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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Art teacher expresses his passion for the visual arts

By Nethan Sivarapu and Maxwell Taniguchi-King  Staff Writers As you enter Room S-4 at Summit Public Schools: Tahoma, an anticipation of the day’s work can be felt. A hum of excitement in conversations can be heard throughout the room, accompanied by calming hip-hop music emitted from speakers seen at the head of the classroom. Behind said speakers sits Mathew Scicluna,

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