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 Chantilly High School
‘Chantilly Lace’: school theme song faces backlash over lyrics
News

Mahika Sharma | November 30, 2021

For decades, the 1958 record “Chantilly Lace” by American musician Jiles Perry Richardson Jr., better known as The Big Bopper, has been the CHS theme song. However, many are calling for change in light…

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Staff Ed: LGBTQ+ books should stay in school libraries
Opinions

Shivani Sethu | November 18, 2021

Explicit scenes have no place in a school library, especially if they are between two people of the same gender. This belief led two Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) parents to speak up against graphic…

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Gender gaps: sports culture demotes girls athletics
Sports

Katelyn Chu | October 21, 2021

It’s the night of the boys basketball game against a rival school and the noise is deafening. With fans from both schools cheering and supporting their team, the players feel encouraged and proud.

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War on Justice: U.S. criminal justice system fails to uphold liberty for all
Features

Shary Ali | May 10, 2021

“With liberty and justice for all.” 

“Justice.” This term seems to be repeated everywhere in American society — the pledge, textbooks and history classes; it seems as though America is always…

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Hispanics reflect on America’s controversial portrayal of Cinco De Mayo
Features

Gurpreet Singh Gujral | May 5, 2021

The holiday that celebrates the victory of the Mexican army over the French during the Battle of Puebla, Cinco de Mayo has become a large commercial selling point and misunderstood holiday in the U.S….

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Mental health stigma leaves Asian American community vulnerable
Opinions

Katelyn Chu | May 5, 2021

Stress overcomes an Asian American student: school, sports and club activities consume her time, leading to sleepless nights and panic attacks. But no matter how trapped she feels, she is unable to turn…

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New term “super straight” causes harm to transgender community
Opinions

Gray Jones | April 21, 2021

Back in February, the term “super straight” was coined by TikTok creator Kyle Royce to emphasize how he is solely attracted to cisgender women. This term has started to gain popularity recently, as…

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World Autism Awareness Day: celebrating neurodivergence
Opinions

Cassandra Barnes | April 5, 2021

Every April 2, the world celebrates Autism Awareness Day, yet so many people are unfamiliar with the characteristics of it. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that…

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American foster care still leaves room for children to be mistreated
Features

Catherine Xu | March 3, 2021

In 2017, there was a rate of 3.4 per 1,000 children for cases of abuse or neglect in Virginia. In the welfare system, frequent horror stories of continued neglect and abuse reveal rampant issues in the…

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Boys volleyball continues to lack in high schools
Sports

Shary Ali | February 12, 2021

A young middle school boy is appointed as captain of his club volleyball team. He is a great leader with incredible talent and hopes to one day play at the pro-level. Upon entering high school, he is thrilled…

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Gaming landscape changed in era of pandemic
Arts & Entertainment

Finn Geary | December 9, 2020

Lockdown is restarting, millions have lost their jobs, people feel further from their family and friends than they have in years, but for many, there exists one reliable escape: video games. While quarantine…

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One student finds their way to self-acceptance
Features

Gray Jones | December 2, 2020

“My name is Milas Metzinger. It wasn’t always Milas, but that’s the name I settled on after coming to terms with myself.”

Upon first glancing at senior Milas Metzinger, their vibrant pink hair…

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Teachers support students with learning disabilities
Features

Aarthika Krishnan | November 12, 2020

For those with learning disabilities, the virtual environment can pose academic challenges. Some students have difficulty processing visual or auditory information or remembering material presented in…

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Starting fresh: pandemic results in new eating patterns across the nation
Features

Anjali Ashok | November 4, 2020

The past six months have modified eating habits throughout the nation. Not only has the pandemic changed the way we work, socialize and travel, but it has also impacted the way we eat.

According to…

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