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

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from Carlmont High School
Each Green Corner combats world hunger one garden at a time
Features

Erik Cheng | September 26, 2022

A local non-profit organization, Each Green Corner, educates the community on hunger through gardening and volunteer work.  

Founded in 2018, Each Green Corner brings vibrance and conjoined purpose…

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Floods in Pakistan leave thousands dead and millions homeless
News

Ujala Chauhan | September 23, 2022

More than one-third of Pakistan is under water as of Sept. 9. Thirty-two million people have been displaced, and, as of Sept. 13, 1,481 people have died. Two million acres of crops have been impaired,…

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Fanning the flames: d.tech administration’s response to rebellion ignites controversy
News

Kiana Hinkson | September 22, 2022

Thirteen students were suspended from Design Tech High School (d.tech) in Redwood City, California. These students, along with many others, protested the school’s new policies on Aug. 24, prompting allegations…

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Editorial: The narrative needs to change
Opinions

Editorial Staff | June 1, 2022

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Once a glamorous couple driving around in a red, vintage car, they are now fighting in court over allegations of domestic abuse.

The court case began in 2016, when Heard…

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Anti-abortion advocates didn’t birth the religious right
Opinions

Lindsay Augustine | May 31, 2022

It’s no secret that most Americans – about 60% – support the right to abortion. Yet, the anti-abortion movement is prevalent in our media and government.

Recently, Justice Samuel Alito’s majority…

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The narrative created about the California missions ignores generational abuse
Features

Anika Marino | May 25, 2022

WARNING: This article contains mentions of extreme racism, abuse, and death. Reader discretion is advised.

As much as the western eurocentric culture attempts to deny it, colonialism has a visible and…

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Surviving the war on terror
Features

Izaan Masud | May 20, 2022

When the American troops first arrived, Farouq Samim was optimistic about the future of Afghanistan. An overwhelming sense of hope was present at the American’s first arrival. Since 1996, the Taliban…

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Love is infinite: de-stigmatizing polyamory
Features

Alana Wacker | May 16, 2022

Love is infinite. This is a common saying in the world of polyamory and encapsulates the belief that love does not run out. It grows and changes but cannot deplete.

“I have a lot of love to give,”…

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California commits to continued abortion access as Roe v. Wade likely overturned
News

Robin Linares | May 13, 2022

In response to the unclear fate of Roe v. Wade and strict abortion restrictions popping up around the country, California prepares to aid those seeking out-of-state abortion care in areas where abortion…

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Underrepresentation of women in sports journalism
Sports

Soleil Dam | May 10, 2022

One of the most common questions female sports journalists get asked is: “What is it like to be a woman in sports?”

Despite 37.6% of the professional athletes in the United States being women, only…

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Behind the barbed wires
Features

Avery Wong | May 9, 2022

The flyers were put up quickly to announce the imprisonment of thousands of adults, elderly people, and children. It was the winter of 1942, and there was no apparent reason for these arrests. However,…

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The dark side of screen time
Arts & Entertainment

Tymofiy Kornyeyev | May 5, 2022

Humans have gone from using crude, makeshift tools in their daily endeavors to using some of the most astounding modern developments in the world, all within only the last millennium. What would seem like…

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Scot Scoop Unsolved S2 Ep. 2: The disappearance of Nicole and Arianna Fitts
Audio

Nyah Simpson | May 3, 2022

On April 8, 2016, Nicole Fitts was found dead in McLauren park in San Francisco. Her daughter Arianna Fitts had been missing since January or February of that same year. Since then, very little…

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Complex Mindz Ep. 4: Trichotillomania part two
Audio

Catherine Eikelbarner | April 28, 2022

Hello and welcome back to the Complex Mindz podcast! Hosts Lucy Lopshire and Catherine Eikelbarner discuss with guest Ellen Crupi how she lived with trichotillomania and its influence on her profession….

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Big Wave project makes a splash in Half Moon Bay community
News

Gabrielle Shore | April 21, 2022

“What will happen to my child when I’m gone?” 

This question haunts many parents of children with disabilities. The Big Wave Project offers reassurance to these parents, community to their children,…

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The bleeding truth of women in poverty
Features

Ujala Chauhan | April 15, 2022

T* wakes up to the sound of cars honking around her. Blinking her eyes, she stretches her arms and yawns. The air is fraught with the smell of gasoline. The crisp breeze is cruel and merciless, blowing…

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The changing tide of mascots
Sports

Rintaro Sato | April 14, 2022

The Washington Redskins. The Cleveland Indians. The Sequoia Cherokees. The Atlanta Braves tomahawk chop. The past few years have been marked with change as sports teams across the nation feel the pressure…

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Viral TikTok kickstarts lip gloss business
Video

Sydney Tao | April 13, 2022

Most students spend their free time playing sports, reading, or surfing the internet. However, this high school sophomore spends her time growing her lip gloss business using creative ideas combined with…

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The Silence of the Bees: The changing world endangers pollinators
Features

Clementine Cunningham | April 4, 2022

As spring begins to bloom, so do flowers, trees, and plants. Take a closer look and see a network of small insects working hard to keep the world alive.

In fact, the entire population relies on a single…

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Chronic consequences: confusion among specialists affects student-athletes
Sports

Kiana Hinkson | March 23, 2022

“Breathe in…1…2…3…4…Breathe out…4…3…2…1,”

She counts in her head in an effort to meditate. She seeks this out as a possible remedy for the chronic pain in her calf. Just after settling…

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Beyond the blue bin: how recycling might be a waste
Features

Gabrielle Shore | March 22, 2022

The irritating chug of the garbage truck before it screeches to a stop echoes through the street. Three bins stand, eagerly anticipating the truck’s arrival—one black, one green, and one blue.

This…

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When death turns to life
Features

Charlotte Gordon | March 21, 2022

“Do you want to be an organ donor?” 

While getting your driving permit, you see this question appear next to a checkbox. 

You mark “no” without giving the question a second thought. But for the…

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Scot Scoop Unsolved S2 Ep. 1: The Doodler
Audio

Nyah Simpson | March 18, 2022

San Francisco in the 1970s was a very dangerous place. In the same few months in 1970, there were three murderers at large: The Zodiac, The Zebra Killer, and The Doodler. In this short podcast…

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Dyslexia: Defeating misreading
Features

Clementine Cunningham | March 18, 2022

For one in five kids, the world is written in a confusing font. An A, B, and a D can look the same. The spaces between words shrink. Phrases blend together. This is what reading is like for those who struggle…

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When sugar isn’t so sweet
Features

Lauren Elliott | March 17, 2022

Sugar is found in almost everything we eat today. From the bowl of cereal that starts a morning to the dinner of meat that ends the evening, sugar finds its way into our systems and sets off a reaction…

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Sidelined: the psychological toll of a sports injury
Sports

Stella Pavao | March 15, 2022

Two games in, and his season was over. He was carted off the field, and the game continued without him.

Notre Dame’s redshirt junior quarterback Malik Zaire knew he would never play the same way again.

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Experts and the public react as space tourism blasts off
Features

Annabel Chia | March 10, 2022

Cracking the secrets of the infinite unknown may come sooner than we realize.

That is, for the price of $450,000. 

The aerospace company Virgin Galactic announced that they’d be offering suborbital…

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Bending the perception of scoliosis
Features

Noelle Erslovas | March 8, 2022

On a seemingly normal day in middle school, students were pulled out of class and asked to bend over while a tool was run down their backs. They were checked for what seemed like an unimportant matter…

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Family efforts rescue Iranian hostage
Features

Aimee Teyssier | March 7, 2022

Rezaian grew up in Orange County, CA, where he worked in his father’s Persian rug shop. Rezaian later decided to open his own shop when his father’s shop went out of business. However, his opening coincided…

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Redwood City celebrates culture and diversity for Lunar New Year
Video

Sydney Tao | March 3, 2022

Lunar New Year is the most important holiday for billions of people in China, other Asian countries, and around the world. It signifies the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar,…

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Editorial: We need to be wary of what we post during world crises
Opinions

Editorial Staff | March 2, 2022

The eyes of the world are on Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an attack on the nation. People are constantly glued to their news feeds and TV screens, watching for updates as missiles…

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Working out of necessity
Features

Davinder Josephson | February 28, 2022

It’s Monday afternoon, and Mark Rogers* has just finished a long day of school. Less than an hour after dismissal, Rogers leaves for work at the produce shop to begin his shift. He tirelessly takes inventory…

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Money can be found in the arts if one knows where to look
Features

Urvi Kulkarni | February 25, 2022

When a child announces their interest in anything artistic, parents begin picturing their adolescent broke and alone, painting in an attic while desperately in search of their next paycheck.

People…

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Action Heroes Ep. 1: Investing in change
Audio

Carolina Cuadros | February 21, 2022

Welcome to the pilot episode of Action Heroes, a podcast centered around individuals leaving a positive impact by the change they create in our society. Come along as host Carolina Cuadros discuss numerous…

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Wordle ‘puzzles’ millions daily
Arts & Entertainment

Clementine Cunningham | February 21, 2022

Ninety daily players may not sound like a promising start to a game’s beginning, but it is exactly where Wordle, a viral word game, started last November.

Wordle, developed by Josh Wardle, was released…

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Triumphs and tribulations: Ui Soma’s career illustrates the glory and setbacks in elite gymnastics
Sports

Evelyn Welton | February 17, 2022

A gymnast walked out onto the vault runway and took a deep breath. She knew that she had to perform her best, since this competition, the 2021 Japan NHK Trophy, was her Olympic Trials — the chance for…

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San Mateo County works to prevent human trafficking
News

Gabrielle Shore | February 16, 2022

In San Mateo County, oftentimes, people may forget that crimes can happen here too. The white picket fences that line some streets can easily create a false sense of security. One might see litter on the…

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Editorial: Surveillance technology is putting your privacy at risk
Opinions

Editorial Staff | February 15, 2022

Ever since you were little, your parents have likely instructed you to look both ways before crossing the street. At first, you may have been hesitant to heed their instructions, for what could be so dangerous…

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Behind the walls: The story of San Quentin News
Features

Maya Campbell | February 10, 2022

Jesse Vasquez spent eight months working his way up from a staff writer to editor-in-chief. He oversaw around 12 journalists who published articles online and in a physical publication. The publication…

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SheWorks Ep. 1: Unicorns vs. Zebras
Audio

Amber Kaur Toor | February 9, 2022

Welcome to the first episode of SheWorks!

SheWorks discusses the societal biases and sexism within the workplace. Each episode is an interview with either a female entrepreneur or a female in a male-dominated…

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Leaving the nest causes traditions to slip away
Features

Annabel Chia | February 8, 2022

Heavenly scents of nian gao and her nainai’s special rou jiang mian fill the air as Haley Chen, a senior at Carlmont High School, sits down at the dining table. 

The annual family reunion dinner…

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Lifestyle changes may sustain the future
Features

Soleil Dam | February 4, 2022

In the early 20th century, America transitioned into a consumer society, emitting massive amounts of pollutants into the atmosphere. Marine debris, deforestation, exploitation of natural resources, and…

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Video

Vivianna Bouvier | February 4, 2022

No matter who you are, everyone needs a way to express themselves. For Douglass Brown, it is molding 12,000 degree molten glass into delicate art pieces at his studio. On Fridays and weekends, the studio…

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Complex Mindz Ep. 1: ADHD
Audio

Catherine Eikelbarner | February 3, 2022

Welcome to the very first episode of the Complex Mindz podcast! This series will discuss different mental illnesses and health conditions that people may not know that much about or have a stereotypical…

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New local initiatives encourage sustainability
Features

Clementine Cunningham | February 1, 2022

Of the 300 million tons of plastic waste produced each year, only 9% gets recycled. The rest ends up in landfills or the environment, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Recently,…

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Red Cross blood shortage sparks need for donations
News

Robin Linares | January 28, 2022

The Red Cross declared a national blood crisis after having the worst blood shortage in over a decade.

Blood donations are used for blood transfusions, which are needed in many different circumstances….

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QR code ordering could be future of restaurants
Features

Charlotte Gordon | January 28, 2022

The onset of the pandemic has caused an increasing number of restaurants to begin replacing their regular menus with quick response (QR) codes.

Although QR codes were first invented in Japan in 1994,…

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Nature’s role in a digital world
Features

Oliver Fichte | January 26, 2022

Click.

Tap.

Scroll.

Like.

The use of technology has become an essential part of our lives, for better or for worse. It seems, through the haze of a more stressful, urbanized world, people might…

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Convicts help fight against wildfires
Features

Isa Khalak | January 24, 2022

When smoke rolls across the sky and fires consume another forest, Californians accept it as inevitable.

However, the truth is that with each fire, firefighters must contain them. Some of these heroes…

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Red, White, & True Ep. 6: Don’t marry management
Audio

Chesney Evert | January 19, 2022

Welcome back to the sixth episode of Red, White, & True, a podcast that aims to navigate the world of polarized, partisan politics. Join host Chesney Evert and Edith Salvatore, president of the Sequoia…

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