Best of SNO

Stories from Starr's Mill High School
Sak’s new single spreads awareness
Arts & Entertainment

Jordan Owens | December 6, 2019

It is rare that I hear about an artist making a song that spreads awareness on teen suicide, so it is always interesting to see their take on increasing awareness to audiences. 

“I tried to convey…

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Opinion: Changes need to be made on Election Day
Opinions

Victoria Sponar | November 5, 2019

As the cold finally begins to settle over the nation and November begins, we reach the first Tuesday of this crisp month — Election Day. Some may not find anything wrong with this day, but those who…

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From bat to business
Sports

Caylee Cicero | November 4, 2019

Panther grad Brian Fletcher spent his youth looking up to his father, MLB player Scott Fletcher. From a young age, Fletcher knew he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and play baseball professionally….

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Teaching from tragedy
News

Emily Davis | October 28, 2019

Tens of thousands of deaths are claimed by drug overdoses, and the statistics seem to increase every year. Deaths like these have to come to a stop, for even one life taken is too many, especially for…

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What she tackles, she conquers
Video

Bekah Algaze | October 28, 2019

Seventh grader London Mckeehan plays wide receiver and defensive line. As the first girl on an all boys football team, she tries to find opportunities to motivate and encourage her fellow teammates. The…

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Remember the forgotten
News

James Hindy | October 23, 2019

As Halloween creeps around the corner, people board up their houses for the effect of abandonment, while supermarket shelves get picked clean. While horrific conditions are usually fabricated on Halloween…

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Blink-182 returns moodier than ever
Arts & Entertainment

Rachel Laposka | October 8, 2019

Blink-182 has been around since 1992 and has been a major influence in the evolution of pop-punk music. The band has become almost infamous due to their use of heavy drums and extreme guitar riffs combined…

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Youth matters
Opinions

Victoria Sponar | October 3, 2019

Over the past few days, the entire world has been talking about Greta Thunberg and her speech at the United Nations Climate Change summit bashing the older generations for turning a blind eye toward the…

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From family past time to prime time
Features

Caylee Cicero | September 26, 2019

After growing up surrounded by sports, Starr’s Mill alumna Brooke Fletcher is taking advantage of her roots to start her career in sports broadcasting.

Brooke’s father Scott was a professional baseball…

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OPINION: Teens need to recognize the dangers of vaping
Opinions

Victoria Sponar | September 24, 2019

Vomiting, severe headaches, lung diseases, and now, even death — these symptoms all come from the popular electronic cigarettes such as Juuls and Novas. 

Now more than ever, teenagers need to…

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Scouting for a cause
Features

Emily Davis | September 19, 2019

From selling thin mints to hosting a blood marrow and stem cell drive, senior Joy Inya-Agha is using her Girl Scout background as a platform for a greater cause. 

Inya-Agha is a Girl Scout of the highest…

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Catching memories
Features

Emily Davis | September 16, 2019

Evan Coe, only in fourth grade, is already faced with one of the most heartbreaking challenges — how to remember a loving father.

For Evan, remembering his father Allen, a 2006 graduate from Starr’s…

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School off, summer jobs on
Features

Addie Ellison | May 30, 2019

Over the summer many students of the Mill will find their first jobs. Summer jobs help students learn responsibility and make a little cash. With advice and stories to share, teachers and administration…

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Busy bees
Video

Bekah Algaze | May 16, 2019

Seniors Harrison Fultz and Nick Nyman, two of the captains on the Starr’s Mill cross country and track teams, both hold numerous distance records as teammates and individuals. Last fall, they helped…

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Aaron Ash
Features

Caylee Cicero | April 29, 2019

Since he was a tween, Panther alum Aaron Ash has been fascinated by computers and technology. By studying computers from such a young age, Ash was able to build a future around programming after his time…

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‘Us’ doubles down on mystery and horror
Arts & Entertainment

Ian Fertig | April 11, 2019

They think like you. They look like you. They want to kill you. When their doubles attack, a family bands together to stay alive. But can they defeat themselves?

So goes the plot of “Us,” the second…

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A kid of two cultures
Opinions

Saijleen Chawla | March 4, 2019

The place where you’re from has a huge impact on your sense of identity and is very much part of how you answer the hardest questions about yourself. But there’s never an easy answer for these questions,…

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Fast and ‘fan’tastic
Sports

Jenna Sanders | March 4, 2019

Fans interacting with athletes is a rarity in most sports, yet NASCAR is known to have the most accessible athletes. This year, tracks are implementing new ways for fans to get even closer to the action.

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The not-so-Super Bowl
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Ryan Allen | February 20, 2019

Going to the Super Bowl is something people cross off their bucket list and dream to attend. For me, it was just another day in my life.

I have been working at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the past…

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Oh snap! The ‘90s are back!
Arts & Entertainment

Shelby Foster | February 11, 2019

While ‘90s sayings such as “totally” and “dude” have faded away, fashion trends from this dated era still be trippin’ down the halls of the Mill.

Denim is diving back into students’ budgets,…

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Rebuild complete
Sports

Rilee Stapleton | February 11, 2019

Just two years ago, the girls’ basketball team at Starr’s Mill was the only team at the school to miss the state playoffs. After defeating Griffin 43-38, however, they’ve rose to the top of the region…

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Engaging interpretations
Features

Emily Davis | February 6, 2019

As infants and toddlers, major parts of a child’s brain grow and develop. It is vital that children of such a young age are exposed to language and people’s voices in order to develop good communication…

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New Watsky album leaves no ‘Complaints’
Arts & Entertainment

Ian Fertig | January 28, 2019

“Complaint,” the latest studio album from alternative rapper George Watsky, released last Friday. This album brings nine strange and wonderful new songs to Watsky’s strange and wonderful fans, and…

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Oh, rats!
News

Jacob Hunt | January 27, 2019

The rats are back. That’s right — the vermin problem that has tormented Starr’s Mill for years has returned with a vengeance after taking only one semester off. Now, the issue will have to be resolved…

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It was a different time
Arts & Entertainment

Blythe Terry | December 27, 2018

In 1860s French high society, modernity was quite taboo. The arts were confined to depicting an idealized world, one mostly filled with Napoleon worship and aristocracy apologism. But industrialization?…

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From the stage to the page
Arts & Entertainment

Valen Yeager | December 20, 2018

Former Starr’s Mill student Cara Clements has written a book that is to be completed by the end of the month. “the self-care journal” focuses on mental health and taking care of oneself, a continuation…

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Running a race with time
Opinions

Saijleen Chawla | December 17, 2018

There’s nothing stopping us from closing our eyes, and just breathing. That is, nothing but ourselves. It is human nature to stress ourselves out.

Though it is imperative to “gain control and embrace…

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OPINION: Call me ‘black’ not ‘African American’
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Jordan Owens | November 20, 2018

It seems that the word black has turned into a word people are afraid to use to describe a black person. Instead, they use African American. While there is nothing wrong with describing a black person…

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Rigorous schedules, grueling routines
Sports

Emily Davis | November 14, 2018

Competitive cheer is preparing for the state competition held in Columbus this weekend. However, that preparation comes at a price, especially for those whose passions extend beyond the Starr’s Mill…

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Sand in the wind
News

James Hindy | November 1, 2018

On Oct. 11, as the sun began to rise in the east and birds began to chirp nature’s melody, the nation watched as the horrendous power of Hurricane Michael left the Panhandle State beyond recognition. Now…

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Chris Wooding takes a turn for the epic
Arts & Entertainment

Ian Fertig | October 31, 2018

Talented sci-fi and fantasy author Chris Wooding recently released “The Ember Blade,” a massive epic fantasy. This latest release was a magnificent first installment in what is destined to become one…

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Where are they now? Brittany Beckham
Features

Caylee Cicero | October 5, 2018

Even when Panther alumna Brittany (Fletcher) Beckham was young, she always set high goals for herself. Every daunting ambition she set out to achieve, Beckham has made come true through her hard work….

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Community fights Hurricane Florence together
News

Saijleen Chawla | October 1, 2018

Although most known for opening its campgrounds and grandstands once a year to host a NASCAR tripleheader race weekend in February, last weekend Atlanta Motor Speedway opened its facilities to those displaced…

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