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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Sgt. Nicole Gee pictured on her Instagram cradling a baby in Kabul, Afghanistan on Aug. 20.
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Remembering fallen soldier Sgt. Nicole Gee
By Valentina Moreno, Oakmont High School • September 16, 2021

On Thursday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 a.m., Oakmont High School alum USMC Sgt. Nicole Gee, 23, was killed in a suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai airport along with 12 other U.S. troops and 60 Afghan civilians. ...

Senior Cici Bailey hangs upside down while practicing her aerial arts. Bailey performs competitive aerial arts, and her performances often require specialized costumes. "There’s times where I love my costume and then there’s times where I despise my costume," Bailey said. "Sometimes they’re ill fitting because the sizes aren’t made for all body types, obviously, unless you get a custom fit which can be really expensive."
More Than a Uniform: Athletic Gear Raises Female Sexualization Debate
By Marin Ellington, Marquette High School • September 15, 2021
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Both Latin’s Islamic Student Association (ISA) and Jewish Student Connection (JSC) have begun the 2021-2022 school year in pursuit of affinity recognition, hoping to relinquish their current classifications as clubs. But a lack of Muslim and Jewish faculty has hindered both groups’ desired transitions.
Latin’s Religious Minorities Push for Affinity Distinction
By Eden Raviv, Latin School of Chicago • September 17, 2021
Two volunteers help a voter submit his California Gubernatorial recall ballot at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish polling center in San Jose. On Sept. 14, reigning democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated a GOP-led recall attempt, remaining in office.
Voters reject recall attempt, Gavin Newsom to remain in office
By Nicole Tian, Isha Moorjani, and Alysa Suleiman September 17, 2021
Renderings of the police academy released by the Atlanta Police Foundation show the 150 acre proposed establishment. Additional facilities include the Atlanta Police Leadership Institute, the Atlanta Fire/Rescue Academy and 30 acres for urban farming.
Atlanta City Council scheduled to vote on controversial police, fire training facility development
By Lucia Gravel, Kelly Tran, Ava Smith , and Yei Bin Andrews • September 17, 2021
Houston’s massive infrastructure upholds its reputation as the stronghold of American oil, but underlying the city
"Invisible" communities poisoned by rampant industrial pollution
By Indrani Maitra and Max Stith September 17, 2021
Facility nursing manager Candice Pleasant works as a supervisor to faculty, nursing staff and more. At the start of COVID, emergency facilities had to adapt to the lack of access to ICU. “We have to transfer them or we have to do a video consultation,” Pleasant said. “Not only do we not have those resources, we don’t even have them at our disposal anymore. It’s hard to even get in touch with those doctors. It’s hard to transfer patients. We are left to not only be their advocate, but to be every single person
Pandemic provides no rest for the weary
By Sophie Leung-Lieu, McCallum High School • September 17, 2021
Light Hall at VUMC, as photographed on Oct. 16, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Hallie Williams)
‘Critical’ violation and official warning issued to VUMC regarding guinea pig mistreatment
By Rachael Perrotta, Vanderbilt University • September 17, 2021
Stacey Borden and her dog standing near a "Building Up People Not Prisons" sign in an unfinished room at new Beginnings Reentry Services on April 17, 2021.
Incarcerated women need treatment, not punishment. Stacey Borden knows firsthand.
By Ysabelle Kempe, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston • September 17, 2021
Children ages 9-13 painting at an art workshop offered by All Dorchester Sports and Leadership and Brain Arts Organization on July 24, 2021.
Children’s artistic community blossoms in partnership between Dorchester nonprofits
By Katie Mogg, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston • September 17, 2021
Vanderbilt associate women
‘I bowled 30 years for that one moment’: Associate women’s bowling coach Josie Barnes is a U.S. Open champion
By Justin Hershey, Vanderbilt University • September 16, 2021
The album cover for Kanye West
Manic artistry is celebrated in ‘Donda’
By Aditya Shukla, Monta Vista High School • September 15, 2021
Sandra Oh, known for Grey
Sandra Oh's "The Chair" Pushes All The Right Buttons
By Carly Philpott, Cherry Creek High School • September 15, 2021
Olivia Rodrigo at the Ultimate Disney Fan Event in August 2019 after filming Disney
Olivia Rodrigo's failed merch debut
By Daniela Pena, Wiregrass Ranch High School • September 14, 2021
Instagram shows only the mere highlights of our lives, not our reality.
Instagram is a highlight reel
By Ansley Morris, St. Stephen's Episcopal School • September 16, 2021
Overlooked issues within Dougherty Valley High School
Uncovering and examining Dougherty Valley High School’s dress code
By Jade Wang and Ananda Mayuri Chakkenchath • September 15, 2021
Near return to normalcy
By Morgan Weir, Garrett Wilcoxen, Makayla Taylor, and Quinn Burton • September 17, 2021
Roan talks on overcoming past hardships, 'encouraging' students to take risks
By Gabriella Winans and Amanda Hare September 16, 2021
News faces from different places
By Evan Vaslow, Camille ONeill, Joseph Ebmeier, and Jacob Hargens • September 16, 2021
Cathy Barker teaches about 9/11 in her humanities class. Many DMS teachers have stories about where they were when the attacks occurred.
2021 marks 20th anniversary of 9/11
By Delilah Ballard and Charlee Lafee September 17, 2021
Oh my gorgeous! Four beautiful women express self love for their body.
Nobody Struggles Alone
By Abigail Shearer, Altoona Area Junior High School • May 21, 2021
Now that Hybrid learning is underway, kids are finally being able to see their friends and teachers again, and even though distance learning definitely had its drawback, there may have been some positives as well.
Benefits of Virtual Learning
By Ryan W., Sebastien A., Hailey A., and Ryan A. • May 14, 2021
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Sophomore Sam Johnson and his sister, senior Natalie Johnson, stand in front of Sam
Passion for racing fuels siblings' bond
By Andrew Haughey, Fishers High School • September 17, 2021
Coppell High School alumna and Olympian Chiaka Ogbogu arrives at the start of the parade surrounded by her family. Ogbogu is the first Olympian from Coppell and won gold alongside the U.S. Olympic women
Bringing home gold
By Torie Peck, Coppell High School • September 17, 2021