by Susan Fried
The Rainier Beach High School students arriving for the first day of school Wednesday morning didn’t know what to make of the small crowd of people — with a few small children — gathered near the school entrance by the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center. But once the students passed by the group, the received high fives and a crowd of people saying, “Welcome back, and have a wonderful day.”
Continue reading Rainier Beach Students Start School with High Fives and Encouragement
by Clay Weinberg
On first glance, the small group of teenagers making their way through the Capitol building might have looked like a school group on a field trip. But if you took a second look, you would notice the white paper plates they carried, emblazoned with simple sentences: “When I’m hungry, I can’t concentrate in class.” “Being hungry makes it hard to focus.” One hoisted a sign with an image of the Golden Arches and a single word: “McCancelled.” Continue reading Listen to the Youth: Rainier Beach High School Students Push for Equitable Food Policy
by Peter Johnson
Rainier Beach High School’s football team could win its first state championship in school history
Coach Corey Sampson’s office is surprisingly comfortable. Its windowed door faces the Rainier Beach High School locker room. The coach’s office is nearly as big as the team’s, and the coach’s office has its own bathroom. But, of course, it’s a football office. And in football, authority is worshiped. Continue reading “The Beachboyz” and Coach Corey Sampson are the Real Deal
by Hanna Brooks Olsen
For a district preaching equity, the division of resources is suspect
There’s an agreed-upon rule in the Seattle area, which is that when school levies come up, voters pass them without hardly a second thought. Levies aren’t a perfect way to fund critical infrastructure like schools and public safety, but it’s one of the few tools that Washington lawmakers and public servants have; without an income or capital gains tax, it’s up to the voters to continually agree to tax themselves to fund projects. Continue reading When does Rainier Beach High School Get Its Turn?
By Gian Rosario
After receiving a donated boat earlier this summer, Rainier Beach International Baccalaureate (IB) Art students Naj Ali, Scarlett Nguyen, Arianne Rosario and others, spent hours hammering, painting, and sawing to transform it into the “Viking Plunder” vessel. Continue reading Viking Ship Sails Through South Seattle Raising Funds for Rainier Beach High’s Art Program
by Clare Meeker
On May 20, the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund held its 8th annual awards ceremony at the Northwest African American Museum.
For the first time in its history, the Fund awarded a scholarship to a Rainier Beach High student. Continue reading Scholarship Honoring Obama’s Mother Recognizes Rainier Beach and Mercer Island Grads
by Marcus Harrison Green
Over the span of 4 months, South End seniors and teens attempted to demolish the myth that collaboration between elders and youth was nigh impossible.
Last Thursday, Rainier Beach High Schoolers – members of a generation so often maligned for possessing the attention span of a lightning strike – joined members of the Southeast Senior Service Center Happy Hands Quilters and Pacific Northwest African American Quilters in presenting two collaborative Black Lives Matter quilts to the South Seattle community. Continue reading Seniors, Teens Band Together For “Black Quilts Matter” Project