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BREAKING NEWS: Summit Public Schools announces plan for faculty-wide salary freeze

By Evelyn Archibald Shasta Editor-in-Chief Note: Summit Public Schools is closed for Summer holiday the week of Jun. 29 to Jul. 6. This article was edited to include  emailed statements from CEO Diane Tavenner that were received post-publication. On Thursday, June 25, Summit Public Schools (SPS) announced during a public Zoom board meeting (minutes to be posted) that salaries would

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Social media reignites Black Lives Matter Movement after death of George Floyd

By Hannah Kim Staff Writer On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, an African American citizen, died after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned him down by the neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Video footage of the event released on social media sparked protests globally over claims of police brutality and racial injustice towards African American people.  The large

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Musicians keep in touch with their fans during quarantine through online concerts

By Nethan Sivarapu and Ian Vu Staff Editors In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we see ourselves as more disconnected from society than ever. During these times, how have musicians kept in touch with the world to continue spreading their music? Social distancing has changed the way that many people around the world tackle their daily tasks. Many people

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Thousands join Black Lives Matter protests across the Bay Area

By Alaya Scarlett Staff Writer George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. Tamir Rice. Trayvon Martin. Samuel Dubose. Eric Garner. Akai Gurley. The list goes on. Countless lives have been taken due to the institutionalized racism that remains prevalent in the world, especially the United States. People all across the country have been protesting beginning May 26, the day after George

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Summit Public Schools has not decided what to do with Rainier’s estimated $500,000 in savings

By Jacob Kahn-Samuelson and Judy Ly Editors-in-Chief In a Q&A meeting, following the announcement that Rainier would close, community members advocated to use Rainier’s remaining reserves towards transportation support for students who wanted to transfer to Tahoma, in south San Jose.     A community member asked where Rainier’s financial reserve was going. In response, SPS Chief of Staff Kelly Garcia said

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AP test errors hurt students

By Andrew Larkins and Louis Park Staff Writers AP exams are an important facet of student lives nowadays, with over 5 million students in 2019 sitting down for a few hours with a pencil to take these exams. These $94 tests run by College Board matter deeply to students for college credits and admission. AP tests prove to colleges that

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Tahoma prepares for a large number of Rainier transfers next fall

By Kyle Fujisaka and Judy Ly  Staff Editors As students finish their school year online, Rainier students count down the days before their school closes permanently. Last fall, SPS administration announced Rainier will permanently close on the last day of school, leaving 244 of the 313 students displaced. 133 of those students plan to enroll at the nearest Summit Public

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