Tag Archives: homelessness

Vice Chair of the Parks and Rec. Commission discusses homelessness in California

By Jovani Contreras Staff Writer The homeless population in California has been growing at alarming rates in recent years; the last official count found over 150,000 California citizens homeless. Pablo Lopez is the vice-chair on the Parks, Recreation and Community Service commission and a lifelong California resident. Mr. Lopez discussed how the homelessness crisis affects his work and life as

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California’s high cost of living affects the homeless population

By Jovani Contreras Staff Writer Homelessness in California has surged at alarming rates in recent years. At over 150,000 homeless citizens, the “Golden State” has the largest homeless population in the nation. California’s homeless population accounts for 22% of the total U.S homeless population. According to the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, the current homeless population of California

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Tahoma student reporters explore community

EDITOR’S NOTE: For the latest round of reporting at Summit Public Schools: Tahoma, student journalists were encouraged to explore the unique parts of their community. Below are the stories created by the students that highlight underreported areas of interest to the Tahoma community. Disney’s impact on the art community By Yasmeen Ali Disney has been the center of attention for

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Human Rights class introduces students to current problems and solutions

By Polina Runova Staff Writer The Expeditions course Human Rights is about “helping students become aware about the different human rights that we have,” instructor Angel Barragan said. He also said the course is “talking about the way that [human rights] are not being done or that they are being violated in some way.” The course addresses many past and

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Youth writes about the ignored side of the homeless population

By Giselle Alejo, Judy Ly, Jeana Rose Meneses and Pauline Valezquez Staff Writers Many of us are guilty of making assumptions about people before taking the time to get to know them; however, Isabella Zou, a senior at Westlake High School in Austin works to enlighten her community about the real people of the homeless community. She described the overarching stereotype

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Booming Silicon Valley confronts cold reality of homelessness

By Giselle Alejo, Michonni Hughes, Judy Ly, Jeana Rose Meneses and Pauline Velazquez Staff Writers Shantel Montoya, a rapid rehousing case manager at HomeFirst, reminisced fondly on the time she reached out to a woman who was resistant of getting assistance from any services. While she tried endlessly to gain the woman’s trust, she was met time and time again

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