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Ethnic Studies emerges in Summit Tahoma classrooms

By Cyrus Shakeri Staff Writer Ethnic Studies is a controversial class taught at Summit Tahoma during Expeditions that some feel is necessary to understand their own cultural background and heritage. Ethnic Studies helps students understand controversial topics happening around the world. Ethnic Studies has been banned in the state of Arizona. The ban has been the subject of controversy, and

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Representation in the classroom empowers students

By Judy Ly Rainier Editor-in-Chief People of color or marginalized people are rarely discussed in-depth in the history textbooks. We know of Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez, but not many more names come to mind; not because more historical figures of color don’t exist, but rather because they aren’t taught in class as a requirement. Ethnic Studies is

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Filling the gap of representation through art

 By Judy Ly  Rainier Editor-in-Chief For this Expeditions round of Ethnic Studies, students studied the portrayal of people of non-dominant backgrounds in media. From music video to films to even personal poetry, Expeditions teacher Angel Barragan showcased the representation and misrepresentation of Latinos, Asians, Native Americans and African Americans. In an interview with Mr. Barragan, he said he came from

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Ethnic Studies gives students a new perspective

By Cyrus Shakeri  Staff Writer Many problems have been occurring regarding race and immigrants. More and more controversial topics seem to be coming to light every day. There have been innocent killings of African-American males and desperate immigrants from Honduras trying to get into the United States. Most schools don’t converse about these topics. However, recently schools have been adopting

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Summit Rainier now offers Ethnic Studies as a course

By Judy Ly Staff Writer  Summit Public Schools has been open for 15 years, and this is the first time the course Ethnic Studies has ever been offered at the Summit Public School: Rainier campus in Eastside San Jose.  Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary curriculum that teaches about other ethnicities’ significant social impact on U.S. history.  Here at Summit Rainier, we welcome

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Summit Prep offers a look into the human experience with Expeditions

By Jon Garvin Staff Writer Celebration of Learning is an annual showcase put together by the Expeditions team where students and parents come together to learn about the different courses. Students in the Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Girl Rising and Human Sexuality classes explored different aspects of culture and the human experience. Here are some things they displayed at the Celebration

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