New XC Coach Ensures Athletes are Healthy in Mind and Body: A Look at RED-S

By Ellie Skjersaa, News Editor The stereotypical daily routine of a cross country runner consists of eating oatmeal and running for an obscene amount of time, but what people don’t get to see is the behind the scenes of how much work goes into shaping a successful long distance runner.  As a runner on the Summit cross-country team, let me tell you- physical therapy has … Continue reading New XC Coach Ensures Athletes are Healthy in Mind and Body: A Look at RED-S

Online Learning: The Positive Effects on Mental Health of Students

By Ella Messih, Staff Writer It’s a Wednesday morning. I roll out of bed to check my phone, and the clock reads 10:30. I slowly make my way out of bed with ease, not a care in the world. Life is good. How could I complain with the current online school climate due to Covid-19, when what used to be my biggest challenge and anxiety … Continue reading Online Learning: The Positive Effects on Mental Health of Students

Staying on Track During Quarantine: Running Edition

By: Ellie Skjersaa Sun floods through my curtains as I open them, attempting to keep a positive mindset as I get my running clothes on, grab my nature valley granola bar, and walk out the front door.  Today we have a hill workout. Simple enough. I warmup, run to a 400 meter hill, and prepare myself for a painful 8 repetitions. Though it is a … Continue reading Staying on Track During Quarantine: Running Edition

Varsity letters: why water down a time honored tradition?

By Emma Gilmore No stereotypical high school, coming-of-age movie would be complete without the jock character. And it’s safe to say that the jock isn’t complete unless he’s sporting his felt varsity letter on his bulky letterman jacket. There’s Andrew Clark in the Breakfast Club, Rudy Ruettiger in Rudy, Danny Zuko in Grease and absolutely no Storm students walking the halls proudly flaunting their varsity … Continue reading Varsity letters: why water down a time honored tradition?

Athletic recruiting: location is everything

Chances of high school athletes being scouted by top level colleges are highly dependent on socioeconomic status By Brooke Leggat The club system–in all it’s politicized glory– has slowly evolved to be at the heart of American youth sports. Earnest efforts to bring kids together in the name of sport and camaraderie has no doubt morphed into a more complex scene based on socioeconomic status … Continue reading Athletic recruiting: location is everything