Category Archives: Rainier

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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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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Students abroad in America left abandoned amid the COVID-19 epidemic

By Vu Nguyen and Karla Tran Staff Writers Due to the coronavirus, many foreign students have been left stranded overseas with no way of getting back into their countries. The pandemic has left many people held back in different countries around the world. More than 1 million international students studying in the United States live in college dormitories, prompting them

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Rainier students reflect back on memories made

By Deandra Han and Jennifer Rico Staff Editors Summit Rainier is set to close this upcoming summer. With its closure nearing, students and staff are feeling many emotions. Students will have to move schools and continue without their friends, mentor and mentor groups. Meanwhile, Rainier staff has to look for new jobs and potentially move to receive different opportunities.  To

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Shelter-in-place adds new difficulties to moving

By Christina Velez Staff Editor Due to the coronavirus epidemic, everyone in California, besides essential workers, are being ordered to shelter in place. For students this means that instead of attending school at their usual campus, they will be doing online school instead. Before all of this started, my parents had been looking for a new house, yet since we

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Rainier faculty team reminisces on favorite memories and gives farewell messages to the community

By Keith Dinh  Rainier Editor-in-Chief  After nine years of service to the community and its students, Rainier will be closing at the end of the 2019-20 school year. Nearing the end of the year, the Rainier faculty team prepares for their departure by reminiscing on their favorite stories, memories, and messages to the Rainier community.  In 2011, Summit Public Schools

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COVID-19 changed the way we go to the store

By McKayla Castigador  Staff Writer Across the United States, some people have changed the way they live their lives because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Due to public safety, Santa Clara County recently extended stay-at-home orders through May. Within San Jose, there are many people that still go outside.  However, the way they live their lives has now been influenced by

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