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Best of SNO

Tammy Webster and members of the Mount Hebron girls basketball team circa 1990 celebrate by jumping into the air (photo courtesy of Erica Farley, used with permission).
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The power of perspective: How Tammy Webster smashes stereotypes with ALS
By Mia Lucas and Emily Rice

“I didn't know what, but I knew something was wrong,” said Tammy Webster, former basketball star and paraeducator. Webster first began to notice signs that something was off when she was playing basketball and exercising. “I couldn't walk right, I was tripping, I couldn't grip things,” said Webster. “I was playing in basketball leagues, and I started to have trouble running … [it] felt like I had bricks on my legs.” Webster was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) nine years ago in late 2014. ALS is a neurological disorder that attacks the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control muscle movement and breathing. In most cases, there is not a cause behind the development of the illness; it just happens by chance. The main symptom of ALS...

 It’s been almost 13 years since “The Hawk Eye” published the original story, “Baby steps, long strides,” in 2011. Since then, alumni Madie Mckasson and Brandon Van Kuilenburg have worked together to raise their daughter, 12-year-old Skylar Van Kuilenburg. (Photo provided by Madie Mckasson, via Nicholas L. Laning)
Moving forward
By Olivia Evans, Hebron High School
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Several large buildings located east of Taiwan in Hualien City were struck down by the April 3 earthquake.
Deadliest earthquake in a quarter-century rattles Taiwanese citizens
By Iny Li, Burlingame High School - CA
Many of head baseball coach Bryan Resnicks videos have received millions of views, being a platform to connect with people from different states. “I put out a video about how to hit a home run, and I just started seeing it getting shared and shared and shared and just snowballed,” Resnick said. “I’m really most proud of just being able to build something that people enjoy.”
Home Plate Humor: Baseball Coach Resnick Mixes Comedy and Content Creation
By Mia Jong and Sonia Wang
Junior Mia Milicevic practices her forehand at tennis practice with the WJ girls tennis team. “Sometimes I don’t like [tennis] because you’re alone but most of the time, I do like it for that reason because it really is just you out there. I do experience being part of a team at WJ but in tournaments and when I’m playing outside of school, I like that rush when I win a point because I did it all by myself, Milicevic said. (Courtesy Mia Milicevic)
Milicevic aces her way to the top
By Elli Karistinou, Walter Johnson High School
Students in one of the World Language classrooms stand up with their arm across their chest, facing the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance.
“I pledge allegiance to..."
By SIYA BHUTEJA '26, Edison High School
The Jaguar student section sits down while the girls basketball team plays in the Great Eight game at the Denver Coliseum against Valor Christian High School Feb. 29. Many students who participated in the boys basketball student section prior to the girls basketball game left before half-time. I think it [the student section] plays a huge role because we actually had a decent crowd at a ranch game. I think that was the only time we had like a student section. And the energy was just awesome, varsity pointing and shooting guard Brooke Harding ‘25 said.  I dont expect much from them [the Golden Boys] at all. But the fact that they left at the Elite Eight game when they were already there is honestly mind blowing to me.
The Silent Crowd
By Sanaa Sow, Rock Canyon High School
As social media has become more and more popular, the rates of FOMO have skyrocketed.
Most companies use FOMO to trick their customers into purchasing products to fit in.
Endless Scrolling and Endless Worries: The Impact Social Media Has on FOMO
By Julianne Rast, La Salle Catholic Preparatory High School
The discrepancy between fictional and real relationships is a key factor in these trends. The rise of social media has made in-person grand gestures far less prominent. The days of the “Say Anything” boom box or the “10 Things I Hate About You” bleacher performance seem even more distant than when the movies were originally released.
Love’s new chapter: The empowering resurgence of romance novels
By Stella Bleiweis, Walt Whitman High School
Jaime Lannister, Maleficent and Bowser are three examples of villains in media.
Embracing evil
By Lillian Wang, Monta Vista High School
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By Jillian Peralta, Woodbridge Middle School
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By Jaden Gardiola and Laila Taraporevala
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By Emily Chau, Marquette High School
Equine Therapy Offers Alternative to Traditional Therapy
By Tessa Autery, Marquette High School