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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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Summit Public Schools needs to communicate clearly with Rainier's community

By McKayla Castigador Opinion Columnist As a freshman at Rainier, I woke up that morning and came to school like everyone else. I heard that Rainier was closing from my peers, and I didn’t believe it. I immediately thought that they were joking, but that was far from the truth. At that point, my friends and I deeply devoted ourselves

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Rainier community feels loss after news of closure

By Deandra Han, Vu Nguyen and Adrian Pescatore Staff Writers To junior Tuong Nguyen, Summit Rainier has been her home for the past three years. As a student who has matured with the help of Rainier’s community, Nguyen had many mixed emotions regarding the announcement that would change many of Rainier students’ lives. On Nov. 15, Summit Public Schools Superintendent

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Summit Shasta offers a limited selection of arts courses

By Melissa Domingo Arts Editor This year at Summit Shasta, three different art courses are offered: Intro to Art, Intermediate Art, and Creative Writing as Performance. The courses are being offered as VPA courses during Expeditions; Expeditions are elective courses that are taught in four two-week-long rounds throughout the school year. Taking at least one VPA course is a high

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Shasta community sympathizes with Rainier regarding their upcoming closure

By Albert Chang-Yoo and Ethaniel Reyes Staff Editors Recently, news of Rainier’s upcoming closure stirred up conversation within members of Summit Public Schools. Teachers and students from Summit Shasta shared their opinions about the closure, and many felt surprise from the sudden announcement as well as disappointment in the lack of transparency from Summit.  What are the teachers’ thoughts?  Most

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