Revisiting Season 4 of “Rick and Morty”

By Emi Smart, Staff Writer Over the last seven years, Adult Swim cartoon “Rick And Morty” has developed a varied cult following: Elon Musk incels, Reddit-dwelling communists and conspiracy theory potheads, among others. Spread through seven years after just four seasons, the intergalactic adventures of a brilliant nihilist and his puberty-ridden grandson have become one of the most beloved adult cartoons of all time. The scheduled … Continue reading Revisiting Season 4 of “Rick and Morty”

Disney’s “Cruella”

“Cruella” is a spectacular back story of one of Disney’s iconic female villains. By Elliana Bowers, Staff Writer Aspiring fashion designer, Cruella, is out for her boss’s skin, seeking revenge, in this righteous film set in ‘70’s London, starring the fabulous Emmas—Stone and Thompson—in a rivalistic, dynamic pairing. The Disney movie serves as an excellent origin story for this iconic villain. Drawing on the 1996 Disney … Continue reading Disney’s “Cruella”

Less School and More Learning

By Emma Andersen, Staff Writer Thirty four kids sit next to each other with burning eyes and dreary gazes tiredly scanning worksheets in the same methodical fashion. School has kept the same general structure for years: you step into the classroom, stare at the whiteboard while you “learn” something for a few hours until you’re freed from a jail of mathematical equations and literary devices.  … Continue reading Less School and More Learning

Bryce Vine’s Newest Album “Mixed Feelings”

By Jared Brees, Staff Writer With summer right around the corner now is the time to spice-up your summer playlist with some fresh songs. The question is what songs are worthy of being in your playlist? Luckily popular artist, Bryce Vine, has come through for the people once again. Vine’s music could be described as upbeat hip hop that will lift the mood, and this … Continue reading Bryce Vine’s Newest Album “Mixed Feelings”

Lizzy McAlpine: When the World Stopped Moving

By Ella Messih, Staff Writer Lizzy Mcalpine, an up and coming indie/alternative artist, blows every other singer songwriter out of the water with her second album, capturing the raw emotions of loss, heartbreak and indescribable feelings that can’t be communicated through conversation. McAlpine is a 21-year- old girl from Philadelphia. She spent her recent years studying at the Berklee College of Music but then proceeded … Continue reading Lizzy McAlpine: When the World Stopped Moving

“Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit”

By India Slodki, Features Editor Courtney Barnett’s “Elevator Operator,” the opening track of her 2015 album “Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit,” makes me want to stomp my way into oblivion. A marching drum line drives through Barnett’s story about Oliver Paul, a 20-year- old office worker seeking respite from the humdrum of office life.  “Sometimes I Sit and Think and … Continue reading “Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit”

The Controversy Surrounding School Involvement in Politically Divided Covid-19 Vaccines

By Elliana Bowers, Staff writer The line inches forward. The dread in my stomach deepens with each shuffle. Is this what America has come to? The left wing fascist forces have won out and citizens everywhere are submitting to the government’s enslaving Covid-19 vaccine. It’s a known fact Fauci concocted Covid-19 in a lab. Not to mention this vaccine baloney is just a cover so … Continue reading The Controversy Surrounding School Involvement in Politically Divided Covid-19 Vaccines

2021 Graduates Headed Nationwide for College

By Wesley Gilbride, Staff Writer Seniors are dispersing far and wide across the country for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year. From Hawaii, to Michigan, to Texas, to New York, many Summit graduates are saying goodbye to small Bend, Oregon. In fact, 43 Summit seniors are headed away from the west half of the country for college, whereas only 23 students went outside of the west … Continue reading 2021 Graduates Headed Nationwide for College

Covid-19: Your Questions Answered

By Emily Orman, Sports Editor After almost a year of life in a pandemic and weekly updates from the CDC, there is an alarming number of people who don’t know the true facts behind Covid-19. With new variants arriving from the U.K. and South Africa, these misconceptions are only multiplying. Dr. Robert Orman (just a heads up: he’s also my dad) records podcasts and researches … Continue reading Covid-19: Your Questions Answered

Backcountry Sports: Mortality Rates Rise as the 2021 Season Takes Off

By Ellie Skjersaa, News Editor Tanner Wescott and his friends prepare to enjoy a day of powder and face shots on a beautiful day of backcountry skiing. They make sure to grab their beacons, probes, shovels and radios in case of a potential avalanche. While there are resources available to assist in anticipating possible avalanches, it is always necessary to bring survival tools because of … Continue reading Backcountry Sports: Mortality Rates Rise as the 2021 Season Takes Off

Micro Influencers: A Spotlight on Spotify Creating

By Julia Burdsall, Co-Editor-in-Chief Gone are the days of burning CDs and creating mixtapes for your S/O on your dad’s macintosh: enter, Spotify. With well over 50 million songs at your fingertips, the platform boasts 286 million monthly users—fostering a microcosm of the intrinsically creative and musically passionate (and perhaps the emotionally unstable). Currently, there are over 4 billion playlists on Spotify all of which … Continue reading Micro Influencers: A Spotlight on Spotify Creating

The Invisible Wall Between the Students and the Counselors

By Barbara Norton, Editor-in-Chief Summit’s counselors are as integral to the Summit experience as the phrase “Sko Storm!” and the lack of functional locks on the bathroom stalls. That is, Summit wouldn’t be Summit without them. Wearing more hats than the entire Kentucky Derby, the counselors oversee the social, emotional, and academic wellness of the entire student body. However, with approximately 400 students each and … Continue reading The Invisible Wall Between the Students and the Counselors

Why are Summit Students Moving Abroad?

By Hannah Kenneth, News Editor During the college research process, one can’t help but be entranced by the rustic brick buildings of historic New England schools and the sun-soaked, palm tree-lined campuses of California schools. Coupled with the prestigious academic reputations that flank many of these universities, one might wonder why you would ever need to leave the U.S. for college. Newsflash: there’s a lot … Continue reading Why are Summit Students Moving Abroad?

Snapchat: is it benefiting or harming us?

By Viansa Reid, Co-Editor-in-Chief Senior Chelsea Mayer wakes up and gets ready for school. As she is brushing her teeth, a wave of panic overwhelms her. Did she forget to send her streaks? She scrambles to grab her phone, frantically opening the app. The fire emoji still next to each person’s name, her conscience floods with relief as she realizes she didn’t lose any streaks. … Continue reading Snapchat: is it benefiting or harming us?

Questioning over Quarantine: How a Pandemic Sparked a Wave of Gender Awakening

By Natasha Visnack, Crest Editor We’ve seen the changes, whether it be in Instagram bios or on name tags on Webex. We’ve all noticed that the little white text that once read “she/her” or “he/him” now reads “she/they”, “he/they” or “they/them.” We’ve taken note of the miniature rainbow flags now adorning TikTok bios and the new names many have requested to be called by as … Continue reading Questioning over Quarantine: How a Pandemic Sparked a Wave of Gender Awakening

Why I invested Half of My Life Savings into GameStop

By Charlie Hobin, Staff Writer Like many other teenagers over the past year, my friends and I made the transition from winning Fortnite games late into the night, to waking up at 6 AM live chatting about stocks while looking at charts, making trades, and scrolling the infinite pages of Reddit looking for the next big trade.  One morning in Mid-January, as we were talking … Continue reading Why I invested Half of My Life Savings into GameStop

Childhood Trends: Teens Try to Find Normalcy in the Face of A Pandemic

By Brooke Leggat, Sports Editor It’s 6A.M on a Tuesday morning. Subarus decked out with Summit and Bend High stickers line the Fred Meyer parking lot as piles of ambitious teenagers bombard the grocery store’s front doors. They are on the hunt for plushie stuffed animals named Squishmallows, hoping the shelves have been restocked.  As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on every aspect … Continue reading Childhood Trends: Teens Try to Find Normalcy in the Face of A Pandemic

Spotify Vs Apple: The Not-So-Complex Debate

By Emma Andersen, Staff Writer I was just sitting in the car listening to the subtle, yet classy bassline of Arctic Monkeys’ hit “Snap Out Of It” when my friend asked me to switch the next song. I paused, stuck on the realization that I was absolutely oblivious to the Spotify world; the shuffle skip and cue buttons seemed to be nowhere in sight and … Continue reading Spotify Vs Apple: The Not-So-Complex Debate

Astrology during an Age of Isolation: The Rise in Popularity of Astrology

By Wesley Gilbride, Staff Writer     As early as 3000 BC, Babylonians used astrology to make sense of the universe; they believed that the constellations and planets at the moment someone was born could predict their character. Thousands of years later, teenagers—including Summit students—are using that same ideology to guide them through their lives and tell themselves about their personalities.              “Astrology is currently enjoying a broad … Continue reading Astrology during an Age of Isolation: The Rise in Popularity of Astrology