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
The Reel Ramble Ep 3: ‘Squid Game’ discussion and review
Audio

Izaan Masud | October 22, 2021

In the second half of the episode, they discuss whether or not they would survive the different squid games and argue about how long they would last.

“Squid Game” follows Gi-Hun and 455 other contestants…

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Growing a culture of plant-based diets
Opinions

Kasey Liu | October 20, 2021

Would you eat a baby? Would you feed it, raise it, and teach it, just to eat it for your own pleasure? For many of us, the answer would be no. Babies are intelligent beings, and they have a whole life…

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Building from the ground up: Entrepreneurial obstacles for minorities
Features

Grace Wu | October 19, 2021

“Well, what do you know about doing business?” was the response she received when she first became an entrepreneur.

Three years later, after establishing a successful company and beginning…

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Talkupation Ep. 2: A day in law
Audio

Carolina Cuadros | October 18, 2021

This episode of Talkupation is full of law, laughs, and learning. This educational podcast provides information about various occupations for listeners who may be interested in pursuing a certain career.
Host…

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Pumpkin-caused emissions spook the environment
News

Annabel Chia | October 18, 2021

With the autumn season in full swing, pumpkin sales are beginning to spike.  This annual surge in pumpkin sales brings about a whole new meaning to “spooky season” as a result of their potential for increased…

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Dear Dumb Diary Ep. 2: I like girls
Audio

Anoushka Mekerira | October 12, 2021

From gay awakenings to the media’s fetishization of lesbians, guest María Valle Remond touches on the general ideas of lesbianism and coming out. Remond shares their lesbian life experience to shed…

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Changes in college admissions leave students conflicted
Features

Jazzlin Yee | October 11, 2021

With college application season currently happening, the relevance of the SAT is an ongoing debate. Since the pandemic, SAT scores have not been required in applications for over 1,000 colleges and universities.

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Opinion: Unrealistic beauty standards exist for boys, too
Opinions

Raina Lahiri | October 8, 2021

I think everybody would agree that in a world run by social media, society has inadvertently created unrealistic beauty standards for girls.

Seeing curated photos of already beautiful girls while scrolling…

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Red, White, & True Ep. 2: Pray for politics
Audio

Chesney Evert | October 5, 2021

Welcome back to Red, White, & True, a podcast that aims to navigate America’s polarized, partisan politics. Join host Chesney Evert and guest Avantika Swaminathan as they discuss religion and its…

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Student Business Enterprises helps nonprofits navigate the internet
Features

Oliver Fichte | October 1, 2021

When the world calls out for help, nonprofit organizations reach out and support it. But who offers a hand when nonprofits themselves need assistance?

Student Business Enterprises, or SBE, is a group…

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Local organizations promote STEM with ‘Latinx Engineering Day’
News

Erik Cheng | September 29, 2021

Thousands spent their Sunday at San Francisco’s Exploratorium to learn from exhibits and hear from experts in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Latinx Engineering Day is hosted yearly…

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Music blooms at Botanical Garden
Arts & Entertainment

Alana Wacker | September 28, 2021

If one listened in closely, they would hear 12 different melodies dance through the air of the San Francisco Botanical Garden last week during Flower Piano.

Flower Piano is a…

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Editorial: Trigger warnings should be added to school content
Opinions

Editorial Staff | September 24, 2021

Content warning: this editorial discusses topics that may be triggering to certain readers. 

Messages with warnings about subject matter within posts, movies, shows, and more have been popping up on…

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Tarantulas return to the Bay Area for mating season
News

Robin Linares | September 22, 2021

Within the past few weeks, the local tarantula species dubbed the Bay Area blond has returned to the trails of Belmont and San Carlos for its mating season.

Tarantula mating season begins in early fall…

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Social media leads to sexual exploitation of teens
Features

Allison Raisner | September 21, 2021

“Would you like to be my sugar baby $700 weekly allowance for you?” a Carlmont senior read from her Instagram direct messages. “You interested in the offer dear?”

There is no concrete definition…

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Carlmont’s highest population ever instills concern in students
Video

Sabrina Lo | September 20, 2021

Though students at Carlmont have been away from campus for over a year and a half, the school seems much more packed with people upon return, being at its highest student population of 2,241 individuals….

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The start of a new Supreme Court; the end of abortion access
News

Andrew Tolu | September 16, 2021

Across the country, the debate surrounding abortion — one of life and liberty — continues to put a strain on the American courts with a Texas law restricting abortions in the state.

The…

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Businesses respond to an uncertain labor market
News

Hudson Fox | June 3, 2021

As the state of California nears a planned reopening date of June 15, many local workers and business owners are grappling with how to adapt to a post-pandemic world. Reports of labor shortages both nationally…

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Gen Z Ep. 4: Environmental problems
Audio

Jenica Su | May 26, 2021

Environmental problems in California are a big issue, with disasters ranging from wildfires to droughts. In this episode of Gen Z, host Jenica Su and guest Tim Bussiek, the leader of Scots eBikes,…

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Diverse Creativity Ep. 3: Ladle and Leaf
Video

Josh Barde | May 25, 2021

Steve Sarver, owner, and CEO of the trailblazing SF Soup Company and Ladle and Leaf explains his experiences in the restaurant industry and what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.

This story…

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Opinion: Schools need to teach financial literacy
Opinions

Maya Kornyeyeva | May 19, 2021

This year, roughly 4 million Americans turn 18.

They will be free to become their own person, chase their dreams, and start their lives. 

But will they get the chance? 

Going out into the world…

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Opinion: Transgender athlete bans ignore the real problem
Opinions

Sophia Mattioli | May 17, 2021

Photo Credits: Ted Eytan from Washington, DC, USACC BY-SA 2.0

Music Credits: Royalty-Free Music from Bensound

This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on May 4, 2021.

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India battles enormous COVID-19 crisis
Video

Chelsea Plunkett | May 14, 2021

The second wave of COVID-19 in India has only just begun in April. However, cases and deaths in the country have been rising rapidly and breaking records. Hospitals are running low on oxygen tanks, hospital…

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Supreme Court tackles school and social media case
News

Keegan Balster | May 14, 2021

As one of the traditional pillars of a democratic society, freedom of speech has faced constant attempts to define and redefine its parameters.  This is especially true regarding the free speech rights…

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Opinion: Word choice matters more than you think
Opinions

Sabrina Lo | May 14, 2021

“That’s so OCD of me.”

“I feel sad; my depression must be kicking in.”

“Haha, I just had a mental breakdown.”

“Are they psychotic?”

“That’s so crazy.”

Terms that describe or are related…

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Passionate applicants stand out during UC’s 2021 admissions process
Features

Amber Chia | May 13, 2021

As a high school student scrolls through TikTok in mid-March, they watch an overwhelming amount of students get rejected from the various University of California colleges. Later that month, the statistics…

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Quinn Felton takes a road less traveled
Sports

Kiana George | May 12, 2021

Throughout your life, you’re conditioned to believe that college is the key to success. Your parents, teachers, and even your peers constantly remind you that getting into college is the end goal.

Last…

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Arospace Ep. 5: Landing at the season finale
Audio

Chelsea Chang | May 12, 2021

In Arospace’s fifth and final episode, hosts Chelsea Chang, Kasey Liu, and Jack Hansen discuss the American dialogue on sex and romance, from how it shows up in everyday life to mainstream media. They…

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Neurodiversity strives to amplify autistic voices
Features

Chesney Evert | May 11, 2021

The last days of April mark the end of Autism Speaks’ World Autism Month, dedicated to spreading acceptance and delivering services to the autistic community and their families.

Since their inception,…

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Femme Fatale helps customers find their inner femme
Features

Marrisa Chow | May 10, 2021

All good things start from somewhere. That’s what Sadie Scott and Kyra Slattery like to think. The two are co-owners of Femme Fatale SF, an ever-evolving jewelry company that started from a sparkly hot…

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Latest addition to ‘Star Wars’ hits rock bottom
Arts & Entertainment

Anita Beroza | May 7, 2021

As the much-awaited sequel to “The Clone Wars” animated TV series, “The Bad Batch” carried many a “Star Wars” fan’s high hopes, as the show is written and directed by many of the same people…

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National heritage months celebrate cultures amidst increasing hate
Features

Grace Wu | May 5, 2021

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month has occurred in May since 1992. In 2006, the same month also became Jewish American Heritage Month. In addition to other commemorative heritage…

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Opinion: Plastic is only part of the problem
Opinions

Isabelle Nunes | April 29, 2021

Picking up plastic on the beach won’t help prevent the destruction of our oceans as much as you think it will.

Now don’t get me wrong, it won’t hurt either, but the issue extends beyond merely plastic…

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Living with mother Earth Ep. 7: What you can do
Video

Payton Zolck | April 29, 2021

Throughout, this series Payton Zolck has spoken with various people about climate change and different environmental issues. Join her in the last episode of Living with mother Earth, where she speaks with…

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Self-Care Share Ep. 5: The magic of meditation
Audio

Carolina Cuadros | April 26, 2021

In the fifth episode of Self-Care Share, host Carolina Cuadros describes her firsthand experience with meditation and the benefits of this practice. The episode features Fredrick Luskin, a meditation…

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Earth Day’s impact and message
Features

Catherine Eikelbarner | April 23, 2021

Even though the first Earth Day occurred in 1970, the holiday continues to encourage environmental protection decades later.

Up until 1970, humans were immensely ignorant of the growing problems and…

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Asian Americans rise against racism in a national day action
Showcase

Kiana George | April 22, 2021

As hate crimes agains Asian-Americans have surged in the past few months, thousands of protestors across the U.S. have rallied for change. In San Francisco, organizers brought together local city leaders,…

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Japan set to release Fukushima nuclear waste into ocean
News

Maya Kornyeyeva | April 21, 2021

An announcement made by the Japanese government has sparked controversy around the globe. 

This declaration, made on Tuesday, April 13, featured Japan’s plan to gradually release 1.25 tons of treated…

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Arospace Ep. 4: Arriving at the representation station
Audio

Maddy Ting | April 20, 2021

In the fourth episode of Arospace, hosts Maddy Ting and Elise Hsu go over historic and modern-day asexual and aromantic representation, particularly the media’s noticeable lack of support in the past….

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Women’s History Month sparks discussions
Features

Catherine Eikelbarner | April 19, 2021

Oppression is something that women have been facing for centuries, and because of things like Women’s History Month, more awareness can spread about these issues and the historical discrimination women…

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Local governments broadly adopt hazard pay mandates
News

Hudson Fox | April 16, 2021

Despite the increase in COVID-19 vaccine distribution and local residents anticipating a return to a greater sense of normalcy, Bay Area governments are considering and implementing hazard pay mandates…

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Opinion: There is a proper way to ask for someone’s ethnicity
Opinions

Amber Chia | April 16, 2021

When I was in the fourth grade, I vividly remember a classmate asking me, “Where are you from?” Before I could respond with San Francisco, they proceeded to play the guessing game of various races and…

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Asian Americans face increasing discrimination
News

Lucy Lopshire | April 16, 2021

Although discrimination against Asian Americans has been prevalent in the U.S. for years, prejudiced opinions regarding COVID-19 have caused hate crimes and verbal attacks to intensify in Asian communities.

In…

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Big Ideas, Small Businesses Ep. 2: Damsels in Distress
Video

Chelsea Plunkett | April 15, 2021

Welcome to episode two of Big Ideas, Small Businesses, the show that highlights teens and young adults navigating the world of small businesses. In this episode, Talia McWilliams and Elizabeth Higgins…

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Carlmont students speak out about Asian hate
Video

Phoebe Gulsen | April 14, 2021

This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News on April 13, 2021.

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Teachers struggle to balance curriculum and current events in classrooms
News

Aidan Lynd | April 13, 2021

It’s been three months since a group of fervent Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol Building. The mob violently attacked, shattering not only windows but the ideals and beliefs of many…

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Student soars to new heights amidst pandemic
Video

Preston Kwok | April 12, 2021

Thaddeus Duffy is currently a senior and has spent the past summer training to get his private pilot license with the Upwind Scholarship program.

This story was originally published on Scot Scoop News…

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Twin Dragon helps students kick their way to self-confidence
Video

Sabrina Lo | April 12, 2021

Twin Dragon Kung Fu Academy is a studio in San Carlos that teaches the art of self-defense. Not only do their tight community and teaching style prepare their students for possible danger in real life,…

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Three COVID-19 vaccines build immunity
News

Grace Wu | April 8, 2021

A year into the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 vaccines from three companies: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna,…

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Opinion: Intersectionality is key to modern feminism
Opinions

Isabelle Nunes | April 7, 2021

The battle for women’s justice is the battle for economic justice, LGBTQ+ justice, and racial justice, all intertwined.

While being a feminist may mean something different to everyone, it always has…

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