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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 Rutherford B. Hayes High School
“The Northman” is masterful, brutal Viking epic
Arts & Entertainment

Noah Sparkman | May 9, 2022

Avenge father. Save mother. Kill Fjolnir.
This is the mantra of Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård), as he seeks revenge against his uncle Fjolnir (Claes Bang), the man who killed his father and took his kingdom…

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“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is silly, beautiful modern classic
Arts & Entertainment

Noah Sparkman | May 5, 2022

This is perhaps the most aptly-titled film ever made.
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” stars Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang, a Chinese immigrant who discovers that she is the key to saving the multiverse.

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“Elden Ring” dazzles its way into the future of gaming
Arts & Entertainment

Noah Sparkman | April 21, 2022

A new benchmark has been set.
“Elden Ring” is the newest game from acclaimed developer FromSoftware, and was directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki. The game is now available on Playstation 5, Xbox Series…

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“Cocoa with a Cop” program allows students to learn from local police
Features

Kristen Smith | April 15, 2022

On March 22, Hayes hosted the second “Cocoa with a Cop” program for students to ask questions and interact with local law enforcement while enjoying hot cocoa. The school started this program during…

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Impostor Syndrome: Why you feel your success is ‘sus’
Features

Amanda Stevens | April 11, 2022

For many people, self-confidence is key to knowing they have the skills and abilities to take on various challenges. However, those who experience Impostor Phenomenon may be regularly haunted by feelings…

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“The Batman” returns the character to noir roots in fascinating fashion
Arts & Entertainment

Noah Sparkman | April 8, 2022

Vengeance is here.
The long-awaited “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson as the titular vigilante, is now playing in theaters. The film also stars Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano and Jeffrey Wright, and…

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Opinion: If award shows do not evolve, it is time for them to fade away
Arts & Entertainment

Noah Sparkman | January 28, 2022

It’s time to let old things die.
The relevancy of award shows has been questioned for a long while now. Amid many controversies like the criticism of a lack of diversity (#OscarsSoWhite) or issues with…

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“Spider-Man: No Way Home” combines fan service and heart to produce greatest Spidey film to date
Arts & Entertainment

Noah Sparkman | January 5, 2022

It is here.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is a film that needs no introduction. A multiversal hodge-podge of MCU Spider-Man characters combined with villains from the past two Spider-Man series, the film…

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“Encanto” is yet another enchanting addition to Disney’s catalogue
Arts & Entertainment

Noah Sparkman | December 9, 2021

Disney has yet another animated gem on their hands.
“Encanto” stars Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel and chronicles her life as the only member of the magical Madrigal family without a gift. When the…

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Community rallies around family of Laiha Slayton
Features

Elizabeth Atanosian | November 23, 2021

Laiha Slayton, a 20-year-old Hayes graduate, was severely burned after attempting to save her dog who had fallen into a geyser at Yellowstone National Park.
According to East Idaho News, she was placed…

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‘Eternals’ is ambitious superhero epic that doesn’t quite hit the target
Arts & Entertainment

Noah Sparkman | November 12, 2021

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is going in a new direction.
The film, directed by Chloé Zhao, stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Angelina Jolie and more as the Eternals, and is in theaters…

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‘Dune’ is breathtaking but incomplete sci-fi epic
Arts & Entertainment

Noah Sparkman | November 2, 2021

This is only the beginning.
These are among the final words spoken in “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve’s new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic, and they speak to the film’s greatest triumphs,…

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Hayes community supports Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Features

Mikalah Kostalas | October 28, 2021

The month of October is dedicated to Down syndrome awareness. Down syndrome affects 25% of families in the US (about 1 in 700 children).
Many members of the Hayes community are involved in helping out…

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Opinion: The film industry must be more willing to ditch theaters long-term
Arts & Entertainment

Noah Sparkman | October 14, 2021

The film distribution industry is, quite frankly, a mess.
Between movies that are in theaters exclusively, movies that only play on streaming services, and films that premiere on both, it is hard to know…

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Opinion: it’s time to fix child care
Opinions

Amanda Stevens | September 15, 2021

The onset of the pandemic unveiled troublesome aspects of child care in the U.S., and although the government made a $39 billion investment in childcare, handing money to states and child care providers…

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Recent news events push conversations about sexual harassment
Features

Brynn McGrail | April 30, 2021

April 2021 is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and with recent events, young people and girls across social media have encouraged discussions about sexual harassment that often goes unreported.
According…

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Community members educate on what to focus on for Autism Awareness Month
Features

Kristen Smith | April 19, 2021

The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. The month is dedicated to bringing awareness to the developmental disorder that affects one in fifty-four children in the United States. 

According to…

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‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ is satisfying redemption for both director and fans
Arts & Entertainment

Noah Sparkman | April 14, 2021

One of the most improbable blockbusters of all time has finally been released, yet what is even more surprising is that it’s enjoyable.
There was a long period of time in which many did not believe…

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Recent increase in violence against Asian Americans is part of a long history of discrimination
Features

Amanda Stevens | April 13, 2021

During the pandemic, hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have risen significantly, however, discrimination isn’t a new experience for this community.

From March 19, 2020…

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Featurism: Appreciate the unique features of all cultures and races
Opinions

Jackson Collins | April 7, 2021

Toxic beauty standards affect people of all races, but they can be especially prevalent in Black and brown communities. The concept of featurism is nothing new, but is recently gaining attention on social…

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‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ is excellent but exhausting
Arts & Entertainment

Jackson Collins | April 6, 2021

“Judas and the Black Messiah” is an excellent and informative movie, but audiences are getting tired of watching Black struggle movies.
Despite Black History Month having come to a close, it’s still…

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‘WandaVision’ is thrilling evolution for the MCU
Arts & Entertainment

Noah Sparkman | March 12, 2021

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has evolved, ambitiously leaping into new thematic frontiers.
Their most-recent foray into live-action television, “WandaVision,” stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul…

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Revenge bedtime procrastination: is it to blame for students’ poor sleep?
Features

Amanda Stevens | March 11, 2021

In recent years, “revenge bedtime procrastination” has emerged as a newly coined term to explain a phenomenon where people stay up late as a result of not having control over their daytime schedule….

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Student board member impacts district decisions on Covid safety
News

Brynn McGrail | January 29, 2021

The student representative position on the school board is unique on its own, but with a year that’s completely unlike all other precedents, Mackenzie Collett has stepped up to the responsibilities.

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Opinion: Sia’s ableism is not ‘Music’ to the ears
Arts & Entertainment

Amanda Stevens | January 28, 2021

Sia’s approach to representing the autistic community in her upcoming film “Music” is particularly tone-deaf, and she owes them more than an apology.

In November 2020, Australian singer Sia released…

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‘Soul’ is brilliant effort from Pixar that brings studio back to its very best
Arts & Entertainment

Noah Sparkman | January 15, 2021

What is your purpose?
This is the question posed by Pixar’s latest animated feature “Soul,” directed by Pete Docter, and starring Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey.
Pixar has long been known as a studio whose…

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Willow Brook residents share holiday memories
Features

Brynn McGrail | December 30, 2020

Phil and Mary Rees
Despite growing up miles apart with their own families before being married, early Christmases for Mary and Phil Rees shared some similarities.

“When we were little, it was during…

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Disney’s persistent live-action remakes are a reflection of the viewer, not the producers
Arts & Entertainment

Noah Sparkman | December 9, 2020

By now, even casual movie-goers are tired of Disney’s incessant live-action remakes, and they should be. However, audiences need to take a step back and realize that they are solely in control of whether…

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Ohio Wesleyan to cut 18 majors
News

Brynn McGrail | December 9, 2020

Ohio Wesleyan University will no longer be offering 18 of the current majors, and several others will be consolidated under new programs.
In the spring of 2019, OWU began to reevaluate the majors and…

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