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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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A tarantula raises its front two legs outside of the T-wing. According to Live Science, tarantulas do this when they feel threatened, usually to scare off predators by making themselves appear larger.
Tarantulas return to the Bay Area for mating season
By Robin Linares, Carlmont High School • September 22, 2021
The freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors stand together in the gym during the 2014 Homecoming Rally. Though the rally began organized, chaos ensued near the end due to the confusion about the final results. Photo by Aditya Pimplaskar
Declining enrollment impacts teachers
By Krish Dev and Gavin Hung • September 22, 2021
The American and Californian flag fly over the San José Fire Department Station 21 on Sept. 19. Out of the 415 emergency service workers who died on Sept 11., 343 were firefighters according to the New York City Fire Department.
Remembering 9/11, 20 years later
By Ananya Sriram, Nicole Tian, and Alysa Suleiman September 21, 2021
Some may ponder the ethics behind selling pictures of your feet or getting into a sugar baby relationship.
Social media leads to sexual exploitation of teens
By Allison Raisner, Carlmont High School • September 21, 2021
Pleasant Valley students and teachers are committed to increasing the awareness of global issues in young people.
Addressing topics that transcend borders
By Shobini Iyer, Pleasant Valley High School - IA • September 20, 2021
Drake graphic created in the style of Certified Lover Boy album cover. (Hustler Multimedia/Emery Little)
“Certified Lover Boy” is nothing we haven’t heard before
By Samuel Hyland, Vanderbilt University • September 20, 2021
Rachelle Burnett volunteers to help those in need. One way she does this is by giving out food.
A Mother, a Buried Child and Love From a Stranger
By Tim Oar, University of Central Missouri • September 20, 2021
NJCU has increased tuition for 16 consecutive years. Chart based on data from the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education and the NJCU website.
NJCU Increases Tuition Again
By Haresh Oudhnarine, New Jersey City University • September 20, 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
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Emily Elbert is playing with Harry Styles and Jenny Lewis on Love On Tour. Elbert was a junior at Coppell High School when she released her first album, Bright Side, in 2006.
Elbert shooting for music stardom
By Trisha Atluri, Coppell High School • September 21, 2021
The album cover for Kanye Wests Donda consists of a simple black square. Photo courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
Manic artistry is celebrated in ‘Donda’
By Aditya Shukla, Monta Vista High School • September 15, 2021
Sandra Oh, known for Greys Anatomy and Killing Eve, stars in Netflixs The Chair as Ji-Yoon Kim, the brand new chair of fictional Pembroke Universitys English department. As she navigates being the first woman to hold the role, she must also deal with controversies within the department.
Sandra Oh's "The Chair" Pushes All The Right Buttons
By Carly Philpott, Cherry Creek High School • September 15, 2021
It’s easy to diminish the validity of “cancelation” and label any and all criticism as a product of mob mentality, but referring to all criticism as canceling equates harmful views or actions with genuine mistakes.
Cancel culture isn’t real — just look at Matt Damon
By Natalie Wei, Los Altos High School • September 21, 2021
Kenny Robbins was homeless, but after help from the community he found a home. Not all of our homeless residents are as fortunate.
Opinion: Helping the homeless find employment should be a priority
By Sadie Larios, Colton High School - CA • September 21, 2021
A photo taken outside the 2021 Met Gala, were a group of BLM protesters staged a peaceful demonstration.
Outside the 2021 Met Gala: The Black Lives Matter protest that is being swiftly overlooked
By Jessie Warren, Forest Hills Central High School • September 20, 2021
Supporting trans teens: video reporting from national summer workshop
By Alice Scott, McCallum High School • September 21, 2021
Carlmont’s highest population ever instills concern in students
By Sabrina Lo, Carlmont High School • September 20, 2021
S3 EP1- HSETV On The Road: Farm Life
By Eric Bedrosian, Zachary Vance, William Cantwell, and Gabriella Haynes • September 20, 2021
PRIVATE AND RELIGIOUS. Providence Academy in Johnson City is one of several private schools in the region.
Local private schools are not that different from public schools
By Karmela Whiteside, John Sevier Middle School • September 20, 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
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GO FOR THE GOLD: Herd Wrestling is expanding this year with a girls team. Not limited to high school, participants range from K-12, in hopes of growing the sport at all levels.
Golden girls: CHS offers girls' wrestling opportunities
By Jarrett Wilson, Carlisle Area High School • September 22, 2021
Running with a ball clutched in his arm, Kason Fuller, a member of the nonprofit organization Cheyanna’s Champions 4 Children (CC4C), participates in the varsity football teams after school practice. Fuller, who was diagnosed with PANDAS when he was five, is an outdoor enthusiast with a newfound interest for football. Me and my dad usually practice football outside,” Fuller said. “We usually catch the ball, but sometimes we act out players.
Never Give Up
By Ally JohnPress, Cedar Park High School • September 21, 2021
Natick High School junior Jake Blatnica received USA Todays Special Olympics Athlete of the Year Award. I think [the best part] was just getting to see that if you work really hard other people will recognize it too, Jakes mother Becky Blatnica said.
Natick athlete bounces back to sports with a USA Today Special Olympics award
By Genevieve Morrison , Wayland High School • September 20, 2021