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Summit Public Schools Board of Directors unanimously vote to close Rainier

By Ellen Hu and Judy Ly Editor-in-Chiefs Yesterday, Summit Public School (SPS) Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution to close Rainier, a school site located in East Side San Jose. This decision marks the first school Summit Public Schools has ever closed.  On Jan. 16, 2020, the special board meeting took place at SPS headquarters in Redwood City. The

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Summit Denali lacks an African American perspective due to location

By Riley Quigley Staff Writer As a classroom at Summit Denali High School talks about race, heads begin to turn to senior Claire Mallinson. She is the only African American student in her classroom. “Every time a topic like that is brought up everyone turns and looks at you,” Mallinson said. As the sole African American student in the classroom, she

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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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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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