The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

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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 Hagerty High School
Military brats
Features

Janell Lim | October 22, 2021

Instead of an alarm clock, sophomore Joelle Jackson wakes up to the sound of a military horn, blaring at spaced time intervals to signal soldiers of roll calls, meal times and personal training.

That…

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Somos Hispanos
Features

Greta Carrasco | October 1, 2021

Empanadas Argentinas, dough filled with meat or ham and cheese, cooked in the oven till golden and crisp. A savory aroma and taste that satisfies hunger, when sophomore Juan Karpow thinks of a good meal,…

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Silence is golden
News

Janell Lim | September 20, 2021

No talking. No conversation. No sound at all, just hand gestures and facial expressions to communicate and hold a conversation. At the lower food court in the Oviedo Mall on Sept. 14, the American Sign…

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The pros of pronouns
Features

Nadia Knoblauch | September 16, 2021

Last year, after being online for half of the semester, John* (he/him), a transgender student, walked into his first in-person class. He, like many freshmen, looked forward to new friends, engaging classes,…

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It’s personal
Features

Zoey Young | May 18, 2021

We spend every minute of every day with ourselves. Privy to the knowledge of our favorite food and our darkest secrets, it seems that we should know everything about us, yet the popularity of personality…

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Death to the author
Arts & Entertainment

Gabriella Herrera | May 10, 2021

A 280 character tweet. That’s all it takes for a well-accredited creator to be reduced to nothing in the eyes of the public. 

For decades, problematic creators have risen to fame. While some wealthy…

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“It happened to me.”
Features

Chanson Cadet | April 12, 2021

Your last boyfriend was manipulative, gaslighting or manipulating you psychologically into believing you were not enough. The $20 he spent on your lunch was not a kind gesture, but an unspoken agreement…

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Getting down to business
Features

Gabriella Herrera | April 12, 2021

Interviewing for your first job. Working multiple days a week. Studying for a degree in a competitive industry. For the average high schooler, the idea of a career can be overwhelming and terrifying, and…

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97% invalidated
Opinions

Skyler Glenn | April 7, 2021

It’s like buying clothes from Brandy Melville. Their clothes are popular, and everyone has some. Even if the clothes don’t fit well, people will still try to wear them. Sounds like the 97%, right? 

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The weather up there
Opinions

Gabriella Herrera | April 6, 2021

29 million without boiling water. 4 million without power. Over 70 dead. 

The winter weather that crippled Texas in early February was not just a local story, but part of a disturbing trend of weather…

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When I have a bad day
Opinions

Zoey Young | April 6, 2021

When I have a bad day, I drive home in silence. When I have a bad day, I go straight to bed and stare at my phone for hours. When I have a bad day, I rant to my friends, imagining myself as Keira Knightley…

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Bright Futures is in danger
News

Laura Shaw | March 26, 2021

The average cost of in-state tuition at Florida State University and the University of Florida is $21,000 a year. The University of Central Florida is slightly less at about $17,000 a year but that is…

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Bound to the Norm
Features

Andrea Izaguirre | March 8, 2021

The unrelenting onslaught of terms like “gender identity”, “preferred pronouns”, and “attack helicopter” have circled through most real-life and online interactions that involve the widely…

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Llamido taking down expectations
Sports

Karson Cuozzo | February 25, 2021

For years, junior Jada Llamido watched as her older brother won multiple trophies and medals for wrestling. Wanting to win herself, Llamido was motivated to start her own wrestling career. 

“My dad…

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The online side of advocacy
Features

Sophia Canabal | February 23, 2021

Social media has never been short of hypocrisy, controversy, and conflict.  Celebrities encouraging social distancing during the pandemic only to hop on a plane to the Bahamas a week later, is just one…

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Stocking the market
Features

Gabriella Herrera | February 18, 2021

“Ten-year-old makes $3200” 

“Meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin worth millions” 

“Young investor pays off student loans at just 20 years old.” 

These headlines have become familiar as…

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Not like other girls?
Features

Skyler Glenn | February 16, 2021

After a shopping spree at American Eagle, sophomore Tiffany Odimegwu’s excitement was cut short when her friends told her that the new clothes she bought were basic and boring. Odimegwu expected to be…

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Stars show out for jersey retirement
Sports

Hayden Turner | February 11, 2021

The level of talent on the baseball field hit an all-time high on Feb. 6, with Baltimore Orioles third baseman Ryan Mountcastle and Denver Broncos quarterback Jeff Driskel in attendance for a first-ever…

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The real “fake” news
Opinions

Lukas Goodwin | February 9, 2021

We all know one of our 45th president’s favorite phrases to insert into every press conference and interview: “fake news.” And whether you backed Donald Trump in his hatred for the press or laughed…

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Seeing red
Features

Zoey Young | February 8, 2021

Educated with American Girl books and a vague definition from her mother on what the menstrual cycle was, senior Chloe Browning felt vastly unprepared for what she was faced with. When she got her first…

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Some things never get old
Arts & Entertainment

Lukas Goodwin | January 27, 2021

The fuzzy, carefree feeling of running home from school to catch the 3:00 p.m. special of their favorite Nickelodeon cartoon or Disney Channel sitcom, is something all teenagers can remember. Growing up…

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A degree of evil
Opinions

Zoey Young | January 15, 2021

The recent falling temperatures have appeased meteorologists and fashion gurus all over Central Florida. Weathermen excitedly explain the week’s forecast while a student gently folds his new vintage…

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Redhead Redemption
Features

Laura Shaw | January 7, 2021

Eyes, skin and hair are among the most identifiable features of any person, but that is especially heightened when the combination of genes from both of your parents decides to bless, or curse, someone…

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Boyz 2 Men
Arts & Entertainment

Andrea Izaguirre | January 6, 2021

The evolution of the boy band is a tale as old as The Beatles. For some, the attachments to certain musically talented heart-throbs formed in early childhood or adolescence never quite fade over time….

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On another wavelength
Features

Sharika Khondaker | December 22, 2020

A fresh listen
Next track. The song you were listening to an hour ago starts playing once again. Next. This time, the song does not change. Spotify’s free system only allows six skips and you have used…

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Small Talk: Big Deal
Features

Gabriella Herrera | December 9, 2020

Two new partners sit next to each other in Physics. Having never spoken before, they sit in uncomfortable silence before one of them decides to break it.

“… Nice weather we’re having.” 

The dreaded…

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The perfect match
Features

Julia Sumpter | December 3, 2020

When senior, identical twins Brooke and Haley White come home everyday, they both have individual conversations with their mom. After having her daily conversation with her twins, their mom tells them…

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Face it
Showcase

Zoey Young | December 3, 2020

Much of what we are taught through cartoons and books equates to one overarching message: looks do not matter, it’s what is on the inside that counts. Dr. Seuss’ Sneetches found peace on the beach,…

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“Hillbilly Elegy” should stay in the hills
Arts & Entertainment

Sharika Khondaker | December 1, 2020

Appalachia: a region full of unique culture, but marked with hardships. Released in theaters on Nov. 11 and on Netflix on Nov. 24, “Hillbilly Elegy” tells the story of poverty-stricken working class…

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Community within Chaos
Features

Bethany Barker | November 16, 2020

Roles, voice and text channels, moderation, and video game streaming: all perks of the instant messaging platform Discord. Discord, created by Hammer and Chisel Inc., was released in May of 2015 and has…

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Rolls right off the tongue
Features

Sharika Khondaker | November 16, 2020

Try forming a sentence without saying “the.” It might be easy once, but a whole conversation without “the” is a little more difficult. Yet, in Mandarin, this is normal, and dialogue flows naturally for…

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Rap it up
Arts & Entertainment

Zoey Young | October 27, 2020

Since the ‘70s, rap music has proven to be the bane of many parents’ existence. The loud, explicit lyrics coupled with pounding beats performed by artists, who wear jewelry, the price of  a small…

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Campaigning with COVID
News

Laura Shaw | October 8, 2020

The moment a reality star billionaire got sworn in as President of the United States, the 2020 election was going to be a topic of interest for the next three years.

The November elections are shaping…

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Too quick to cancel?
Features

Andrea Izaguirre | September 28, 2020

Taking a public stance on just about anything comes with the possibility of disagreement and controversy; the development of certain community responses, both online and in real life, has cultivated the…

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Trainers keep their cool
Sports

Matthew Dearolph | September 18, 2020

As she dragged the cold-water immersion tub behind her, junior student athletic trainer Sophia Ramirez struggled across the football field, face mask shortening her breath. Behind her, fellow athletic…

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A race for change
News

Lukas Goodwin | September 10, 2020

On June 13, a small group of college students rounded together the voices of Oviedo to march for the Black Lives Matter movement that took the nation by storm following the murder of George Floyd. When…

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Trace of concern
News

Charlotte Mansur | September 9, 2020

The person to your right has been gone all week. Your third-period teacher was teaching from home while you watched her from the classroom.

Rumors have been swirling throughout campus, making speculations…

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School Away From School
Coronavirus

Alexis Madlang | April 13, 2020

For sophomore Mia O’Neal, the past couple of days have been an adjustment. She, like everyone else, didn’t think this is how the end of the schoolyear would go.  Although things have been smooth overall,…

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All in the family
Coronavirus

Zoey Young | April 6, 2020

After posting a blurry photo to social media platform Snapchat, captioned with an all-caps complaint against his mother, it was clear that junior Talen Hulshof was still adjusting to the changes made in…

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Pride of the ride
Sports

Lukas Goodwin | April 3, 2020

When he was still in middle school, sophomore Vincent Connelly often hung out with his older brother and his skater friends. Spending so much time with them, and being an impressionable younger sibling…

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Friends before enemies
Sports

Alexis Madlang | March 13, 2020

During one of the most attended rivalry week events, a parade of orange and blue fills the stadium, while each football team fights it out for only one school to come out on top. Rival friends are not…

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Shoot your shot
Features

Zoey Young | February 25, 2020

Dressed head-to-toe in camouflage, clutching a beer in one hand while toting a rifle in the other, the stereotypical hunter seen on TV or in popular media is often used for comedic value and purpose. The…

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State introduces mental health program
News

Lukas Goodwin | January 31, 2020

Following a surge of tragedies in high schools across the country, most notably with Stoneman Douglas two years ago, the Florida state legislature created a new law requiring all public middle schools…

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10,000 hours and a lot of paint
Features

Hayden Turner | January 24, 2020

On Jan. 20, county road 419 was packed for miles, but not with typical traffic. From Oviedo High School to Round Lake Park, thousands of people marched down the street for two miles to celebrate Dr. Martin…

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Gaming levels up
Features

Jessica Maldonado | January 6, 2020

Obsessed With Gaming
Sitting in his bedroom in front of a CyberPower PC with components he added on his own, all of Senior Sergio Alcala’s attention is on the League of Legends tournament he and his…

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“Frozen II” keeps it cool
Arts & Entertainment

Sharika Khondaker | December 3, 2019

With crashing waves, Earth Giants, and chaos with the four spirits, “Frozen II” has a lot to unpack. It sets up an unexpected storyline,  drastically different from the original blockbuster released…

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Rise above the storm
Features

Zoey Young | November 13, 2019

Strong arm robbery and possession of over 20 grams of marijuana were the main charges made against junior Elijah Konz after he fought  with another student . Konz was immediately expelled and transferred…

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More than a water girl
Features

Jessica Maldonado | November 12, 2019

Under the Friday night lights, running up and down the sidelines, covering gashing wounds and making sure everyone is hydrated; student athletic trainers are the sisterhood that works behind the scenes.

Student…

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A world of new gadgets
Features

Sharika Khondaker | October 18, 2019

Viewing the wonders of Yellowstone National Park from the comforts of home sounds unattainable, unless one is experiencing it from videos or a TV show. However, for advanced students in the Modeling and…

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Class of 2020 takes crown for most semifinalists in county
News

Sharika Khondaker | October 2, 2019

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, administration announced the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. This award is given to students who score in the top 1% nationally on the PSAT/ NMSQT. Ten students achieved…

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