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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 Latin School of Chicago
Faculty Focus on ‘Job Creep’ as Collective Bargaining Continues
News

Eliza Lampert | September 20, 2022

The Latin School Union (LSU) is heading into the school year with no contract and no raise, but the collective bargaining process continues.

In its inaugural year after the June 2021 election, the LSU…

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A Plea For Roe
Opinions

Eliza Lampert | May 24, 2022

Opponents of reproductive rights have been seeking for decades to overturn Roe v. Wade, and based on the leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion, they may finally get their wish.
Roe v. Wade, a 1973…

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Representation: Creating More Mirrors at Latin
News

Marin Creamer | April 12, 2022

Latin highlights its diversity in bold letters in admissions pamphlets and on the school’s website, but both the administration and community members have vocalized a need for more representation of…

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Jews in Texas Open Their Doors to a Stranger and Are Held Hostage in Return
News

Myles Levine | February 16, 2022

Four people were taken hostage by British citizen Malik Faisal Akram at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas on January 15. While all hostages survived, the attack sent shockwaves through Jewish…

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Lost Lockdowns: Why Students Need to be Prepared
Opinions

Armaan Shah | February 7, 2022

There were 34 school shootings in the United States in 2021 alone, prompting many schools nationwide to bolster their methods of preventing these tragedies. From reviewing crisis management plans with…

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A Battle Between the City and the CTU
News

Annie Hallinan | January 21, 2022

While the city of Chicago and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) argue over working conditions in schools amid the COVID pandemic, more than 330,000 Chicago Public School students lost five days of school…

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Latin Keeps School In-Person Amid COVID Resurgence
News

Eliza Lampert | January 19, 2022

While the Omicron variant has triggered an uptick in Chicago COVID cases, Latin has managed to maintain in-person learning and after-school activities.

The school was able to bring students back into…

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Credit Inequality: Why Latin’s Artists Should Receive Recognition
Opinions

Eliza Lampert | September 20, 2021

Student athletes at Latin are able to get through the entirety of their high school careers without taking a PE class outside of ninth grade wellness, yet visual and performance student artists are not…

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Latin’s Religious Minorities Push for Affinity Distinction
News

Eden Raviv | September 17, 2021

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…

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Head of School Refuses to Accept Latin Faculty’s Attempt to Unionize
News

Ashna Satpathy | April 19, 2021

As Latin nears the end of perhaps the most challenging year in its 133-year history, the school reached a new level of contentiousness this week as the faculty announced their intention to unionize and…

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Atlanta Spa Shooting Shocks Latin Community, High School Students at Large
News

Angela Gil | April 13, 2021

On March 16, Robert Aaron Long murdered eight people at three different spas in a series of shootings in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the eight victims (Xiaojie Tan, Hyun Jung Grant, Daoyou Feng, Delaina Ashley…

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A Space for Everybody: Latin and Gender-Neutral Bathrooms
News

Eliza Lampert | March 3, 2021

The fight for gender-neutral bathrooms has been an ongoing struggle at Latin. On February 24, Dean of Community Learning Suzanne Callis sent an email communicating that the previously gendered bathrooms…

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Expressing Opinions at Latin: ‘There Could Be Consequences’
Features

Peter Jones | March 1, 2021

When freshman and Forum staff writer Eliza Lampert aimed to “cover both sides” of the Biden executive order that widened access for transgender athletes—a subject that has spurred fiery national…

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Latin Alumni Call Older Alumni to Combat Loneliness
Features

Akshay Garapati | October 21, 2020

After graduating from Latin in 2017, Connor Kaniewski looked for a way to give back to the Latin community. He learned that sometimes all it takes is a simple phone call.

This act has proven invaluable…

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Potential False-Positive Tests Thwart Athletics
Sports

Peter Jones | September 17, 2020

Note: the names of the students in this article who tested positive for COVID-19 are kept anonymous for reasons associated with Latin’s nondisclosure policy on private health information.

Ever since…

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Mr. Kanai Arrested, Held in Jail for Standing Up
News

Peter Jones | June 3, 2020

When Chicago protestors shattered the eerie quiet of the pandemic last weekend with cries for basic human rights, police responded with riot shields. The shields appeared to create a symbolic divide between…

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Biden Assault Allegations Reveal Hypocrisy
Opinions

Nina Burik | May 11, 2020

“For a woman to come to come forward in the glaring lights of focus, nationally, you’ve got to start off with the presumption that at least the essence of what she’s talking about is real.” Presidential…

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Latin Parents Combat COVID-19
Coronavirus

Marianne Mihas | May 1, 2020

Many of the hard-working parents in Latin’s community are doctors who are currently being called upon to treat patients who have contracted COVID-19. Not only do these parents risk their own health and…

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Service Organizations Face Unique Threat
Coronavirus

Peter Jones | April 20, 2020

A six o’clock drive past Asian Youth Services—an after-school tutoring center founded to provide instruction and food to the children of Southeast Asian refugees—revealed a desolate scene. A look…

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Censorship In Our Peer Newspapers
Opinions

Peter Jones | March 27, 2020

This past February 19, staff of The Forum visited the UC Laboratory High School to meet with editors of their student-run publication, The Midway. The conversation was not only informative but enlightening…

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