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The Student News Site of Summit High School

The Summit Pinnacle

The Student News Site of Summit High School

The Summit Pinnacle

The War On Traditional Grading

The War On Traditional Grading

Adriana Jolie, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Students file out of a classroom. It’s a Tuesday, and their teacher is left with 30 more tests, in total reaching to more than 150. Instead of being a multiple choice test—which is quick to grade—the...

Method Acting: The Cons

Method Acting: The Cons

Dylan Nolan, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Many great actors have used a trick called method acting to enhance their own acting performance, but many believe it's taking acting too far. Method acting is when an actor prepares for their role by...

Summits Alternative Homecoming

Summit’s Alternative Homecoming

Bayla Orton, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Though school dances and large gatherings are not currently approved by the Bend-La Pine School District, Summit parents took it upon themselves to plan a homecoming this year.  All three of the major...

This Matters, PERIOD.

This Matters, PERIOD.

Danielle Evans, Staff Writer November 11, 2021

A girl is stranded in a bathroom stall. She has used her last period product in her bag. With a heavy flow of blood rushing down her leg, no one is there to help. The bell rang 20 minutes ago, and she...

When Sleep Comes Second

When Sleep Comes Second

Lina McDonald, Staff Writer November 9, 2021

Mia Mees gets home and looks at her kitchen clock. Outside, the sky is pitch-black and filled with stars. It’s 12 am, and she has just returned home from a volleyball game in Salem—driving a total...

Why Students are Malfunctioning in a Changed World

Why Students are Malfunctioning in a Changed World

Sarah Hawkins, Staff Writer November 9, 2021

While students this year endure the annual flu-season germs and mid-term studying per usual, a new stress is taking over. Living through a pandemic and trying to go back to a regular social and school...

The Key to Fortune: Start Early

The Key to Fortune: Start Early

Mia Mees, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

With business closures due to Covid-19, families face the stressful uncertainty of funding their future to dwell upon while unemployed, or in work hiatus. With the ever-changing economy to account for,...

Less School and More Learning

Less School and More Learning

Emma Anderson, Staff Writer June 14, 2021

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 Invisible Wall Between the Students and the Counselors

The Invisible Wall Between the Students and the Counselors

Barbara Norton, Former Co-Editor-in-Chief March 17, 2021

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....

Club Activities: For Passion or for Resume Padding?

Club Activities: For Passion or for Resume Padding?

Brooke Leggat, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2021

With the surging tension of the college application season, many high school students feel  compelled to stack their resumes with a top-notch GPA, unsurpassable standardized test scores and remarkable...

Mt. Bachelor: Parking Reservations Gone Amok

Mt. Bachelor: Parking Reservations Gone Amok

Jess McComb , Former Features Editor February 10, 2021

It was a Tuesday morning, Mt. Bachelor had received some much needed snow the night before and I was jonesing for that Northwest Bowl powder. Of course, a parking pass is the modern equivalent to gold...

Kevista: Coffee with a Side of Covid-19

Kevista: Coffee with a Side of Covid-19

Julia Burdsall, Former Co-Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2021

New to the scene, Kevista Coffee, widely known as “Kevista,” joined the Westside’s coffee community in 2019. Nestled between Dutch Bros and First Interstate bank and housed in the old Skjersaa’s...

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