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 White Station High School
Teaching, learning and living with ADHD
Features

Katie Lamm | April 21, 2022

Something always felt off. Sulan Roachell (12) had felt like her brain was going 100 miles per hour almost all her life. Focusing on school work was hard, finding motivation was hard and dealing with…

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Computer painting: the art of coding
Features

Ellie Pappas | April 15, 2022

When someone is wanting to be creative, they may reach for a set of watercolors, a piano or even a sewing machine for a way to express themselves. But for Shivam Aarya (11) and Diego Gil (11), they head…

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Shi brothers strive for basketball greatness since childhood
Sports

Sari Richmond | March 24, 2022

At six years old, most children begin to show signs of basic athleticism. At eight years old, most children begin to develop basic social skills needed for teamwork. At six and eight years old, Peter Shi…

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Independent artist Duke Smith breaks norms with his rap career
Arts & Entertainment

Michelle Le | March 23, 2022

Bottles fly, bodies pack the dancefloor and the beat pulsates as DeCorrio Smith (11), better known as Duke Smith, takes centerstage to rap. He bursts with energy that the audience cannot help but match….

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Paint splatter on Memphis
Arts & Entertainment

Elias Clements | March 11, 2022

Driving through downtown, you spot flashes of bright, bold colors in the slits of alleyways and splattered designs on the sides of buildings, leaving you to think about them for days. Over recent years,…

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‘Savior Nate’ makes a name after six years of beat-making
Arts & Entertainment

Michelle Le | February 22, 2022

Red fades into blue on LED strip lights along the ceiling, drums echo and the ground shakes; this means Nate Taylor (12) is at work in his room, mixing melodies to create beats, also known as backing tracks….

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“All Downhill from There:” Lang’s Debut EP
Arts & Entertainment

Sophia Aiello | February 15, 2022

Little kids dream of being a lot of things when they grow up. Some want to be an astronaut. Some want to be a dancer. Some want to be an artist. Laura Lang (11) wanted to be a musician. As a junior in…

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Lost in translation: how a student is google-translating his way to academic success
Features

Chase Pittman | January 28, 2022

The student who is being tutored by Dahlia Townley-Bakewell opted to remain anonymous.

School is difficult enough for English-speaking students, but for those who are less proficient in English in a…

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The Hat Shak: Townsend’s crochet business
Features

Hannia Antunez | January 27, 2022

As Shakira Townsend (11) repeats the same crocheting pattern over and over again, four to five hours and several hand cramps go by until she completes one of her colorful and imaginative hats. From autumn-inspired…

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Kwanzaa: a week of unity and culture
Features

Ellie Pappas | January 4, 2022

It’s the final day. Foods ranging from fufu and Nigerian puff puffs to mac and cheese and okra are spread across the table as Jaden Clark (11) enjoys karamu, the celebratory feast of the holiday known…

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Teens use death of Braylon Murray to push for change
Features

Chase Pittman | December 29, 2021

One afternoon. One afternoon is all the time it took for an entire community to be wrecked with tragedy. Braylon Murray, a junior at Gateway Christian Academy, was only 17 when he was robbed and murdered…

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Superman comes out and saves the world in ‘Superman: Son of Kal-El’
Arts & Entertainment

Michelle Le | December 21, 2021

A forest fire rampaging. A college campus shooting. A refugee boat sinking. Superman averts all of these crises and more in a matter of hours, only he is not the Kryptonian Kal-El. This half-human, half-Kryptonian…

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International Spartans’ journeys to citizenship
Features

Jessica Sahota | November 22, 2021

Pizza, burgers and fried chicken. Odd obsessions with football. Welcome to the United States: land of the free, home of the brave. To many, the U.S. is a beacon of hope and opportunity. Upon arrival, however,…

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The return of ‘Twilight’ surges cultural change?
Arts & Entertainment

Rebekah Butler | November 11, 2021

The lights dim in the theatre and previews for future movies begin to roll. Fans wait anxiously in their seats for their favorite characters to appear on the silver screen. Soon, the infamous movie saga…

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Turn it up: there’s a DJ in the house
Features

Hannia Antunez | November 8, 2021

Lights flash as the beat drops, and the people on the dancefloor have the man behind a neon booth to thank for an exhilarating night. A job that consists of frequent partying, meeting celebrities and listening…

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Steps to Science impacts children through education
Features

Kyla Randle | October 19, 2021

For most students, creating an organization during high school can cause additional stress,  but students Arya Rajesh (11) and Spoorthi Marada (11) are an exception. The two created Steps to Science in…

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The ins and outs of fatphobia
Features

Michelle Le | April 27, 2021

Sometimes it is the stretch marks. Sometimes it is the hip dips. Sometimes it is just looking in the mirror and realizing that you are not built like an Instagram influencer. This constant comparison to…

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Alumnus releases newest book in Gray Man series
Arts & Entertainment

Katie Stanek | April 16, 2021

It’s nighttime in Berlin, and a young woman walks down the street. She knows she’s being followed. She knows she’s in danger. Still, she keeps walking, entering a memorial park filled with shadows…

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Proposed Tennessee house bill threatens urban district funding
News

Emlyn Polatty | April 14, 2021

On Jan. 19, 2021, Tennessee legislators made a bold move with the introduction of House Bill 7021, which seeks to resume fully in-person learning within 100 days, despite high numbers of COVID-19 cases…

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Rawlings takes impressive strides in professional wrestling career
Sports

Sari Richmond | April 13, 2021

Blinding lights. Triumphant cries. The smell of sweat. The exhilarating atmosphere of a wrestling match can be intimidating for anyone unfamiliar with the sport. However, Jared Rawlings (10) has never…

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D’vyne Bean’s journey into the music industry
Features

Rebekah Butler | April 7, 2021

Music is a hobby for many, an existence for some and a home for few. For D’vyne Bean (10), it’s a lifestyle. 

Bean has always been a creative spirit, and the music was a part of her blood. Soon…

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The science behind the COVID-19 vaccines
Features

Maadhu Krishnan | March 24, 2021

Receiving a vaccine for the COVID-19 disease as soon as possible is an important way to protect from the virus. As of February, more than 40 million doses of the vaccine have been administered to Americans….

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Special education especially difficult amidst pandemic
Features

Katie Stanek | February 18, 2021

Teachers, administration and students alike have grappled with the challenges virtual school presents. Few, however, have struggled with and overcome as many obstacles as the special education (special…

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Internationally Local: Du and Zhou start English education organization
Features

Grant Baxter | March 4, 2020

It’s 4:00 in the morning, and Jake Du (11) is wide awake. No, he’s not cramming for a test but assisting a student from China to prepare for an English speech competition the next day. 

In June…

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U of M conducts study on the emotional well being of White Station students
Features

Caitlin Tate | February 14, 2020

On Jan. 17, White Station participated in a University of Memphis study, which was partially developed by White Station’s own alum Allyson Topps. The main goal of the study according to Psychology …

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Zoey Brewer and Her Movie-Making Uncle
Features

Katie Lamm | November 22, 2019

Zoey Brewer (12), a White Station student and Craig Brewer, an award-winning director, seem like they aren’t alike in the slightest. Nonetheless, they share one similarity: they are related.

Craig…

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How Title IX relates to who is crowned Homecoming Royalty
News

Annie Leow | October 24, 2019

Outside of government classes, most people pay little attention to federal law until it visibly affects their lives.

White Station’s Homecoming Royalty crowning of Brandon Allen (12) put Title IX…

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