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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 Carlmont High School
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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Local police officers discuss national police issues
Video

Preston Kwok | April 6, 2021

Over the past year, several controversial incidents occurred involving police officers which received national attention. Officer Ed Barry with the Belmont Police Department and Mountain View Chief of…

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Should teenagers be allowed to vote?
Features

Claire Stanton | April 5, 2021

In the 2016 presidential election, less than half of Americans between the ages 18 and 29 voted.

Across every Californian election cycle, teenagers experience half of their responsibility and right…

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Music: a uniting force
Features

Erin Kee | April 2, 2021

Behind every era of history are thousands of styles and genres of music that have shaped the world into what it is today. Likewise to our earth’s millions of cultures, every style of music is unique…

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The weight of the world
News

Amber Chia | March 31, 2021

On May 25, 2020, a police officer pinned George Floyd down with his knee on his neck for over 8 minutes in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Floyd was later pronounced dead from suffocation. On March…

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The cheating epidemic
Features

Anna Wilkinson | March 31, 2021

Failure.

Since the start of their education, every student has avoided hearing that word at all costs. Across the world, teenagers have been trained, conditioned, and scared into believing that a single…

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Diverse Creativity Ep. 2: Innovation and entrepreneurship
Video

Josh Barde | March 31, 2021

In this week’s episode of Diverse Creativity, Barry Selick and Steve Del Cardayre dive into what innovation means and how creativity is the basis of their everyday job. With the perspective of the shark…

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Why volunteering is so beneficial
Features

Andrew Shu | March 26, 2021

Why would someone be offering to do work for free?

Millions of people do just that.

Although some people believe volunteering is unnecessary or pointless because it does not seem to provide an apparent…

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Arospace Ep. 3: All aboard the relationship
Audio

Chelsea Chang | March 25, 2021

In the third episode of Arospace, hosts Chelsea Chang, Kasey Liu, and Jack Hansen discuss validation and relationships in the aromantic and asexual communities. Later in the episode, guest Anique Vachon…

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Outer space explorations spark new opportunities
Features

Maya Kornyeyeva | March 23, 2021

Space, at its core, is a constantly changing and expanding vacuum. It is filled with an enormous array of celestial bodies and, as of 1957, human-made ships and satellites. 

The National Aeronautics…

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Inside the mind of a Youth Climate Ambassador
Video

Hayes Gaboury | March 22, 2021

Carl Bussiek is a member of YCA, or Youth Climate Ambassadors, an organization committed to helping spread awareness and actively combat climate change. Carl has been involved in multiple projects surrounding…

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Courage in Congress: The Jackie Speier story
Features

Aarya Mukherjee | March 18, 2021

The attributes of a fighter are quite different than that of a person who simply survives adversity.

A fighter is a person that when faced with adversity, doesn’t give in.

A fighter is a person…

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San Mateo County manages an effective vaccine distribution system
Video

Payton Zolck | March 17, 2021

As vaccine distribution becomes a priority across the country, San Mateo County works to maintain an effective plan to distribute vaccines to its citizens.

This story was originally published on Scot…

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Star pastry chef pops-up on the Peninsula
Video

Kiana George | March 16, 2021

Due to the pandemic, many companies have had to down-size. Vincent Attali, an accomplished French American pastry chef at New York City, was the former executive pastry chef at Linkelnd, where over 95%…

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X marks the spot for xenophobia in New York
Features

Marrisa Chow | March 15, 2021

“Hey, get your filthy Kung Flu self out of my way!”

With a jolt, she realizes the man has pushed her to the ground, where she hit her head against a metal newsstand box. He kicks her twice again,…

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Public Wi-Fi bridges the digital divide
News

Grace Wu | March 11, 2021

The modern world revolves around technology, but not everyone has the same access to it. 

This digital divide grew more apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic, as students require direct access to Wi-Fi…

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Arospace Ep. 2: Combatting phobias and gatekeepers
Audio

Chelsea Chang | March 10, 2021

In the second episode of Arospace, hosts Jack Hansen and Elise Hsu discuss discrimination that members of the aromantic and asexual communities face within the LGBTQ+ community and in general society….

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The reality of running a business
Features

Sophia Awoyinka | March 8, 2021

Only half of small businesses survive their first five years.

The struggles and risks associated with the task of running a business are often overlooked by those seeking independence, power, money,…

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