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?

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

Lil Storm: Behind Summit’s SoundCloud Scene

By Barbara Norton, Editor-in-Chief In the mid-2010’s, teens made the switch from DIY duct tape wallets to DIY hip-hop, thanks in part to the popularization of music-sharing platform SoundCloud. Characterized by its complete lack of gatekeeping, SoundCloud gave any humble hopeful the chance at a golden ticket—instead of touring the Chocolate factory, though, they’d get a record deal and worldwide fame.  For SoundCloud’s early success … Continue reading Lil Storm: Behind Summit’s SoundCloud Scene

The Age of Virtual Theatre: How Summit theatre is adapting to Covid-19 restrictions and a virtual environment

By Emma Andersen, Staff Writer Amidst a devastating pandemic, schools across the U.S. have tried adapting their online platforms to support a virtual theatre experience that keeps participants engaged and learning—but it’s proved to be a struggle. Despite the difficulties, Summit’s theatre club and various classes have successfully adapted to create a slew of events and opportunities that allow students to further their techniques while … Continue reading The Age of Virtual Theatre: How Summit theatre is adapting to Covid-19 restrictions and a virtual environment

The Rise of Videogames During Quarantine

By Viansa Reid, Editor-in-Chief My friends and I whip out our phones, log on to “Among Us” and start the game. I’m an Imposter. So is Iz. We corner people to kill them and vent to stay unsuspected, but someone has found a dead body. Already? Who are people suspecting? Kai says Mel and everyone agrees. I follow Quinn into Storage, pretending to do tasks … Continue reading The Rise of Videogames During Quarantine

Covid Conscious Consignment: How Covid-19 has Changed Thrifting

You hear the ding of a little bell on the door handle as you step inside, the smell of the old clothes not quite reaching your nose, as it once did, due to the mask encircling the better half of your face. You head into the aisle on your right, making note of the bright orange arrows on the floor directing the flow of traffic. … Continue reading Covid Conscious Consignment: How Covid-19 has Changed Thrifting

Virtual Love

By Lucy Jones After watching the newly released Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma,” I instantly deleted 75 percent of the apps on my phone. The documentary gives insight into just how much social media has taken over society–and how little most people know about its direct impact on our personal lives. Our phones are the basis of our communication, and our dependence on them has … Continue reading Virtual Love

Pandemic-Approved Restaurants

By: Viansa Reid Excited by Phase One, Bendites slowly began allowing people inside restaurants, but what about the restaurants killing the takeout game during the heat of the pandemic? And what about all those folks who still don’t feel comfortable dining indoors? These restaurants worked tirelessly to create a safe and smart environment and have  continued to produce delicious, affordable food. Wild Rose  150 NW … Continue reading Pandemic-Approved Restaurants

Good News June

By: Hannah Kenneth No one can overlook the overwhelming struggle, pain, and fear that has overshadowed this year. The media is ultra accessible today, stretching to almost every social media platform, making it so that you never miss a beat and almost always know whats going on in the world. It is often hard to escape the terrible news, both domestically and abroad. I have … Continue reading Good News June

Three Must-Make Disney Recipes

By: Madison Chambers Hello fellow food lovers! I am an average, no cooking experience, junior in highschool. During the pandemic, I noticed a trend of recipes being released for famous Disney Park foods that many students might have gotten to enjoy if our spring break plans didn’t get canceled.  Upon my realization that students would be missing out on the delicious, mostly unhealthy treats that … Continue reading Three Must-Make Disney Recipes

Two Must Have Backyard Games for the Summer

By: Parker Meredith Spikeball After it’s launch in 2008, Spikeball quickly sparked the attention of many. With its simplicity and portability, you can play anywhere and everywhere. Most likely, you too, have watched a round of spikeball being played by others at the beach, park or backyard. With a mix between volleyball and handball, two teams take turns alternating hitting the ball of the trampoline. … Continue reading Two Must Have Backyard Games for the Summer

All American: The New High School Classic

By: Emily Orman Family. Football. Friendship. All American, a CW TV show and Netflix favorite has returned for a second season. And no one is complaining.  Centered around the life of talented football player Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), All American works to show the reader the truth behind high school football in America, specifically in cutthroat competitive locations with money to spend like Beverly Hills. … Continue reading All American: The New High School Classic

How to Trick Your Brain Into Being Productive

By: Charlie Hobin The self-help industry is one of the fastest-growing markets of the 21st century. It’s expected to surpass $13 billion dollars in the next two years- but don’t be surprised by this rapid growth. According to a study done by the PEW Research center, Americans spend over 4 hours a day on their smartphones. This newfound world of distracting content has prompted many … Continue reading How to Trick Your Brain Into Being Productive

Grammy’s 2020: A Night of Legends

By: Sasha Stringer Just hours after the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, the 62nd annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles, California. Taking place at the Staples Center, aka Bryant’s home court, those in attendance felt the full force of Bryant’s death. Alicia Keys, Host of Grammy’s Telecast, opened the night by speaking a few words of the tragedy.  “We’re all feeling crazy … Continue reading Grammy’s 2020: A Night of Legends

The Frights Face Reality

By: India Slodki Thanks to songs like “Tungs” and “Crust Bucket”, I used to associate The Frights with the fire of one’s teenage years. A revitalization of punk at best, hopeless romantics at worst, The Frights always made me yearn for a reckless adventure. However, with their new album, it seems they’re starting to face what happens after the dancing on tables and kissing strangers … Continue reading The Frights Face Reality