Best of SNO

#23
2018-2019
Distinguished Sites Rank for
West High School
8
Published Stories for
West High School
in 2018-2019
#14
2018-2019
Best of SNO Rank for
West High School
Stories from West High School
A haven for aspiring student filmmakers
Arts & Entertainment

Edward Keen | December 10, 2018

It started as a simple passion. Peyton Freeney ‘19, a lifelong film enthusiast, began producing short films during his sophomore year with a goal not to aim for a spot in the limelight, but rather to…

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Silent tradition
Sports

Sophie Stephens | December 10, 2018

The rules are simple: be completely silent.

No audible conversations. No getting up and walking around. Just sit, relax and take a few minutes to get a clear head and prepare for the night.

This…

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A spectrum of perspectives
Features

Will Conrad | November 29, 2018

Appearances are not always what they seem.

Iowa City was recently recognized as an exceptionally accepting community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals, receiving a perfect…

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From invincible to helpless
Features

Fatima Kammona | November 29, 2018

Glistening rays of sunlight beamed down to Naples Ave. where a grey 2009 Toyota Corolla was about to flip and change the course of senior Taylor Gardner’s life.

It all started with a volleyball tournament…

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Pakistan to the USA: the journey to paraeducation
Features

Natalie Dunlap | November 20, 2018

Following the death of her parents, Samina Naz was devastated. Her mother passed in 1998 and two years later, her father died of a heart attack. The loss brought her from Pakistan, her home at the time,…

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An ocean apart
Features

Alex Carlon | November 7, 2018

For many best friends, a long distance friendship is virtually unimaginable. The thought of attending different schools, living in different cities and leading separate lives can throw a wrench in the…

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Diving into a new sport
Sports

Carmela Cohen Suarez | November 7, 2018

The silence of an entire room weighs down across the pool. Everyone holds their breath, waiting for the dive to be executed. Once the diver’s head breaks the surface, her team roars in approval of the…

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From a kid with a toy to a champion with a platform
Arts & Entertainment

Natalie Dunlap | October 29, 2018

He was given a 3×3 Rubik’s cube eight years ago. With a few twists it could go from a colorful mess to an organized block of color. He became fascinated with turning the scrambled squares back into their…

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