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Summerville High has been getting ready to celebrate the holiday season. “It means celebrating Christ and getting our family together and celebrating the spirit, the everything. It’s just a good vibe,” stated Linnea Carr, senior.


Leila Stuart and Peyton Skinner December 2, 2023

Summerville High School recently started preparing for the holiday season. Some students shared how they typically spend their holiday season.  Traditions are a big part of the holiday season. They...

The Orange Crush Band prepares for their one and only holiday parade. From Left to Right: Danner Poe (12), Cierra Bettencourt (12), and Matthew Weltmer (11). Mr. Johnson, band teacher is very much looking forward to their performance. “The night of the concert is the absolute best.

‘Tis the Season: Orange Crush band participates in parades

Darla Vogt and Isis Shavers November 28, 2023

‘Tis the season for SHS Orange Crush to perform in the upcoming holiday parades. As for fun and traditional Christmas activities, parades are a good way to spend the holiday season. Orange Crush band...

Featured are Ms. Beck and her significant other at the same trail where Ms. Beck received her injury on a previous date. [The location is a] beautiful walking slash biking trail along the American River, described Ms. Beck. She and her significant other had taken electric scooters along part of the trail before, as seen in the photo.

Where’s Maggie?

Leila Stuart, Copy Editor November 17, 2023

Ms. Beck, known to much of the Summerville students and staff as Maggie, has been on disability leave for roughly three weeks as of Nov. 15 due to a knee injury and plans to be back following Dec. 1 of...

VOTV Vol. 3

Peyton Monsen, Reporter November 3, 2023

What's the most overrated movie in your opinion? Would you rather have the ability to see ten minutes into the future or 150 years into the future? Imagine you’re the President and you...

Some of the many examples of slang used by Summerville students.

Gen Z Uses Slang, Adults Feel they Need a Dictionary

October 27, 2023

Slang words have been something that younger generations use to express themselves with their peers--and at times--with adults. Due to it constantly evolving, some slang can prove cryptic, especially to...

The portables in the 400 wing have been in place since the 1980s and have their fair share of advantages and disadvantages. From leaks due to the flat roof to relentless animals, the portables can come with some complications. 
According to senior Hailey Tuggle, Theyre ghetto.

Why Do We Still Have the Portables?

Leila Stuart, Reporter October 27, 2023

The portables. You know, those old classrooms in the 400 and 600 wings. Are they due for a renovation or replacement? How old are they? What are some teachers and students’ thoughts on these temporary...

Interested in traveling abroad with friends? Film teacher Mr. Bainbridge is offering an experience of a lifetime. I sent out emails to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors with tons of information and links, said Mr. Bainbridge.

Bainbridge’s Travel Summer Trip-2024

Josie Berg, Reporter October 27, 2023

Summerville High School's annual Educational Travel Tour of 2024 is being hosted by Mr. Bainbridge with travel plans to Scotland and Ireland. If you missed the informational meeting on Wednesday Oct. 25th,...

Junior Gabe Romano also agreed on the negative side of AI and how it can impact students in their school work. “...obviously the bad side is that students can create essays like out of thin air with AI,” voiced Romano.

The Impact of AI in School: What is it? How are students accessing AI?

Isabella Wickman, Reporter October 27, 2023

Wandering eyes, notes in water bottles, a study guide under the desk--all ways students have found ways to be dishonest with their schoolwork.  Today’s generation, however, faces a new way of cheating,...

Seniors listen to a lecture in Mr. Ruckmans Economics and Government class, a new class taught by Mr. Ruckman.

Veteran Teachers: New Subjects

Darla Vogt, Reporter October 20, 2023

Teaching at a small school often requires teachers to teach new subjects. In this 2023-2024 school year, there are seven veteran teachers taking on new subjects.  In Ms. Bennett's interview she shared...

After COVID there was just a sense of disconnect about school in general, said Ms. Bennett.

How Have Students Changed Since 2020?

Leila Dwight, Reporter October 20, 2023

The world is almost four years removed from the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, and Beyond the Cave went to find out exactly how students are responding to a new normal. The COVID-19 pandemic brought...

A quick look into what the future might hold for students

A United Nations Ban on Cellphones: Could it happen here?

Tiffany Armer, Reporter October 20, 2023

In Europe, a law was passed banning all cell phones from educational institutions starting January 1, 2024. This occurred specifically in France due to the increasing number of issues between classroom...

Colorful Salsa Contest poster on the art building with details about the event.

World Club Salsa Contest

Kai Pradenas, Reporter October 13, 2023

This upcoming Wednesday, Oct. 8, World Club will be hosting a “salsa contest” in Mrs. Banks’ room, room 604 in the first portable just beyond the library. Beyond the Cave investigated some details...

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