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PHOTO ESSAY: Community members advocate for equality in the Women's March

By Judy Ly Rainier Editor-in-Chief Unlike any other casual Saturday, thousands of people were connected with the same value: equality. After gathering at San Jose City Hall, families and friends make their way through Downtown San Jose for the Women’s March: Our Power Counts. Poster: “Save our democracy. I’m in the Senate.” After going by “accident” last year, Michaela Motch

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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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Republicans feel they can’t openly express political views in the Bay Area

By Soojeong Kim and Eva Weisenfeld Staff Writers   The Bay Area has mild-tempered weather and farm-to-table, organic foods.  It also houses three of the top tech companies of the world. Where minorities, same-sex marriages and transgender people are accepted and embraced. People in the Bay are totally open-minded: where else can you order a grande soy vanilla latte, two

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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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Cupertino Union School District Board President Lori Cunningham visits Summit Denali

By Evangeline Si Denali Opinion Editor Cupertino Union School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees President Lori Cunningham believes that school districts play an important role in supporting diversity and developing students’ soft skills. On Jan. 13, she spoke with Summit News student journalists, giving students insight on the school board and her perspective on diversity in schools, high rates of

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