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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

Stories from Mater Dei High School
Students share opinions on Mater Dei’s changes to the hair policy
Opinions

Rachel Montoya | September 29, 2022

When people think about Mater Dei High School, many things come to mind. Perhaps it’s the Christian values that the school works to instill in their students. Maybe it’s the national championship-winning…

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Sports announcer uses Mater Dei as stepping stone towards professional aspirations
Sports

Brigette Ramirez | May 3, 2022

“Are you using autotune to sound like that?”

This is the most common question public announcer Omar Villanueva Jr. receives when announcing Mater Dei boys’ lacrosse or baseball games.

It’s…

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Celebrating the women of the Mater Dei community in honor of Women’s History Month
Features

Brigette Ramirez | March 23, 2022

Since 1987, March has been designated as Women’s History Month in the United States. The month is dedicated to celebrating, honoring, and reflecting on women’s contributions to history, culture, and…

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So you want to be a collegiate journalist?
Features

Kathleen Khorn | February 10, 2022

Academic institutions such as high schools, colleges, and universities often allow creative outlets for their students to express themselves. Such creative liberties include students leading campus tours,…

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Only man left dancing: Junior remains the only boy on the hip hop team
Sports

Alexis Rosol | December 1, 2021

Prior to 2019, the All Male Hip Hop Team was a group of tight knit hip hop dancers who performed at rallies, football games, and competitions. Mater Dei students would look forward to the boys’ performances…

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$15,000 in gift cards raised in annual Thanksgiving Outreach
News

Brigette Ramirez | November 24, 2021

With Thanksgiving comes the beginning of the holiday season and the season of giving. To kick off their three annual outreach programs, Campus Ministry begins Thanksgiving Outreach on Nov. 1 each year….

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Freshman launches campaign to reduce plastic waste and save our oceans 
Features

Lilly Ashworth | May 26, 2021

The issue of plastic straws and their impact on the environment has become a topic of debate within the past few years. Many people have switched to metal, rubber, and other reusable alternatives in order…

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Junior baseball player follows in his brothers footsteps towards success
Sports

Brigette Ramirez | May 24, 2021

Deciding where to play baseball in high school was an easy decision for current junior and varsity shortstop Cade O’Hara. O’Hara grew up watching his half-brother, Michael Torres, play baseball at…

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Senior animator and artist uses his talent to illustrate a children’s book
Features

Brigette Ramirez | March 12, 2021

Senior Troy Cary has grown up watching animated shows such as Hazban Hotel and Primal created by animators Vivziepop and Genndy Tartakovsky, who have achieved enormous success in the animation and film…

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Students travel out of state to take college placement tests in time for applications
News

Curran Nielsen | November 12, 2020

College application season, especially taking standardized tests, is undoubtedly one of the most stressful high school experiences, and this year, many local seniors are under even more pressure: Because…

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Students can vote in election for the first time
News

Curran Nielsen | November 5, 2020

As Election Day on Tuesday approaches, students who are voting-eligible this year will come together with the rest of the nation to decide on a president.

“I think voting is very important…

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Football jerseys, rivalry featured in new Gatorade commercial
Sports

Curran Nielsen | October 10, 2019

Starring NFL defensive end J.J. Watt, Gatorade’s newest worldwide commercial premiered this summer depicting how athletes in basketball, wrestling, volleyball, baseball, soccer and other sports can find…

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