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Adulting develops students’ lifelong skills

By C. M. Bateman Tahoma Editor-in-Chief The Expeditions course Adulting prepares students at Tahoma for real-world obstacles that their regular core classes cannot address. Instead of content like math and English, the class focuses on how to deal with responsibilities a typical adult faces, like personal finance, job application techniques and how to live a healthy lifestyle. “I’ve become a

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Downtown anticipates major changes from proposed Google campus

By C.M. Bateman Tahoma Editor-in-Chief In December, the San Jose City Council agreed to sell over 10 acres of the downtown region to build a new Google campus. The proposed campus aims to positively renovate the infrastructure and strengthen the core of the city; however, the Google village has also sparked fear and anger from San Jose residents and business

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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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Young photographer describes her passion and plans for the future

By C. M. Bateman Staff Writer Instagram. Snapchat. Tumblr. These are just a few examples of the various social media platforms popular with teenagers and young adults. Not only do these sites allow users to efficiently keep in touch with one another, but they are specifically geared toward sharing photos with one’s followers at the click of a button. Needless

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Sociology of Law equips students with the skills to tackle politics

By C.M. Bateman Staff Writer At the heart of most schools’ curriculum, the understanding of social and political issues seems to be suppressed under the demand for students to comprehend Common Core and the push for students’ ability to take standardized tests well. Often, it takes an extreme act of social injustice to spark a conversation about political issues in

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Art at Celebration of Learning showcases students’ knowledge

By C.M. Bateman Photo Editor During the Celebration of Learning at Summit Public Schools: Tahoma, students from the Visual Arts class and the Holocaust class created artwork to display what they’ve learned from their courses. Students in the Visual Arts course, taught by Eli Cetto, created a full-room display of all the work they have made throughout the year. Here

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