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 Prosper High School
Column: Senior reflects on life without influence of social media
Opinions

Caitlyn Richey | October 21, 2021

Fear of missing out, social anxiety, depression, comparison, isolation, poor body image, sleep problems, technology addiction — I have been able to avoid all of these through the social media-free lifestyle…

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‘60 Minutes’ reporter Scott Pelley on giving ‘voices’ to those who are ‘voiceless’
Features

Gabriella Winans | October 20, 2021

Surgeons saving lives in hospitals bombed by the Syrian government.

Terrorist attacks launching in Paris.

Homeless children in America living in a car due to the Great Recession.

“60 Minutes”…

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Breast cancer survivors hope to ‘be a light,’ inspire others with their stories
Features

Amanda Hare | October 18, 2021

Two years ago, Jenny Mills helped Darilyn Krempin through her breast cancer diagnosis. Today, with a silent strength, she reaches out to hold Krempin’s hand, tears welling in her eyes, as the two friends…

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Exclusive: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ director on mental health, talks movie’s message to teenagers
Arts & Entertainment

Gabriella Winans | October 6, 2021

As the “Dear Evan Hansen” movie adaptation debuted Friday, Sept. 24, students had the opportunity to listen to an exclusive live interview with Eagle Nation News adviser Michael Hatch and the movie’s…

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Column: South Asian American culture goes from avoided to appropriated
Opinions

Kalyani Rao | September 30, 2021

South Asian American discrimination, stereotypes in media
A well known character from one of the most beloved cartoon shows of all time — still broadcasting today — Apu from “The Simpsons” is a stereotypical…

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Head cheer coach Cameron Jones shares finding love for sport
Sports

Christi Norris | September 24, 2021

With a blur of arms and legs, the cheerleaders begin their chants. Voices raise from the crowd as fans add volume. Cameron Jones watches, enveloped by the noise as his cheer squad moves from one routine…

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Podcast: LGBT Women Through History: Episode 1
Audio

Kalyani Rao | September 20, 2021

“LGBT Women Through History” is a podcast started by junior Kalyani Rao in August 2021. The podcast aims to cover LGBT female figures throughout different time periods. Rao hopes to inform and entertain…

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Roan talks on overcoming past hardships, ‘encouraging’ students to take risks
Video

Gabriella Winans | September 16, 2021

Morning after morning, students can expect to be greeted at the door by Assistant Principal Dr. Kari Roan. What some may not know, though, are the details behind Roan’s journey — including the trials…

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Editorial: Fast fashion effects hurt
Opinions

Alyssa Clark | September 15, 2021

Fast fashion, a term used to describe trendy clothes sold at cheap prices with mediocre quality, plagues the fashion industry. Some of the most popular “fast fashion” brands are well-known, like SHEIN…

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Podcast: History’s Forgotten – Season 2 – Episode 1 – Charles Whittlesey
Audio

Christi Norris | September 15, 2021

 

In the first episode of Season 2 of History’s Forgotten, seniors Christi Norris, Amanda Hare and Caleb Audia introduce themselves to kick off a new year of topics, including the life and achievements…

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Asian-American Heritage month brings resources, time to end acts of violence, hate
Opinions

Soomin Chung | May 19, 2021

Gunfire echoes as screams flood through the streets. Confusion and chaos surround the scene as eight victims lie wounded. That event happened in March. On Tuesday, May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives…

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History’s Forgotten Finale: Rachel Carson
Audio

Caroline Wilburn | May 13, 2021

In the last episode of History’s Forgotten, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss the life and achievements of Rachel Carson. Born in Pennsylvania, Carson grew…

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History’s Forgotten: Episode 9 – Earth Day
Audio

Caroline Wilburn | April 23, 2021

In this episode, seniors Emma Hutchinson, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss the history of Earth Day. Started in 1970, Earth Day began as a way to educate students about the planet….

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Changing the game: world history teacher referees for World Cup qualifier match
Sports

Emma Hutchinson | April 20, 2021

Fans cheer. Music echoes through the stadium. Colorful face paint covers the crowd. From the stands, triumph rings loud with unified voices screaming above the tension on the field – but for world…

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History’s Forgotten: Episode 8 – Charles Coward
Audio

Caroline Wilburn | April 19, 2021

In this episode, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss World War II hero Charles Coward, nicknamed the “Count of Auschwitz.” A British soldier, Coward was taken…

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Opinion: Representation of lesbianism in the media creates harm
Arts & Entertainment

Morgan Reese | April 16, 2021

While LGBTQ+ representation in film and TV has steadily inclined over the years, the number of lesbians and bisexual women has barely increased.

According to GLAAD’s 2020 LGBTQ+ representation overview,…

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Podcast History’s Forgotten: Episode 7 — Ida Tarbell, Women’s History Month
Audio

Caroline Wilburn | March 31, 2021



In this episode of History’s Forgotten, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss the important contributions of female journalists Ida Tarbell and Nellie Bly….

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Black History Month allows all to reflect, seek improvement
News

Caroline Wilburn | February 25, 2021

This month, as students walk the halls, quotes and pictures remind them of Black history makers that came before them.

February’s Black History Month provides a chance for students and staff to…

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History’s Forgotten: Episode 5 – Jane Bolin, Black History Month
Audio

Christi Norris | February 9, 2021

In this episode:

For Black History Month, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss important contributions of African Americans throughout history in this episode…

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Local father dedicates life to combatting, raising awareness of human trafficking
Features

Christi Norris | February 2, 2021

Waves crashing on the beach, tourists bustling around him, Matt Osborne’s American face attracts more than just trinket vendors in Cancún. Within minutes, a person offers him the sale of girls, human…

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History’s Forgotten: Episode 4 – Holocaust Remembrance Week
Audio

Christi Norris | January 27, 2021

In this episode:

Schools and television have long told stories of the Holocaust — the mass genocide of 6 million Jews from 1941 to 1945 by the Nazi regime. Some of the most widely known stories…

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District holds ‘Holocaust Remembrance Week’, provides special curriculum
News

Caroline Wilburn | January 26, 2021

Graphic photos, videos and evidence give students the realities of the Holocaust when classes study World War II, but often it feels like a scary movie instead of a real-life occurrence. This year, though,…

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On The Mic Ep. 004 features Music Producer Carneyval
Audio

Emily Reish | January 12, 2021

In this “On The Mic,” podcast episode, host Emily Reish calls in music producer, Instagram and TikTok verified, Carneyval. This podcast covers the insides and outs of the music industry and what may…

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Aberdeen ‘rocks’ with mission to bring back classic rock
Features

Gianna Galante | January 12, 2021

From a simple exchange about Green Day t-shirts to playing together at School of Rock, senior Jake Linder, junior Matt Bolling, junior Garrett Krupens, and junior Jack Graman formed Aberdeen, a rock band…

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After breach on Capitol, students share their opinions
News

Caroline Wilburn | January 8, 2021

A  large group of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the capitol early Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 6, in an attempt to show their dissatisfaction with the recent election. As Congress convened…

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Riding safely in style: Motorcyclists share their precautions when taking road
Features

Caitlyn Kennedy | January 7, 2021

In the sea of high school experiences, a counselor and a student have found something in common: their love for motorcycles. Motorcycles have always been a big part of counselor Bobby Storey’s life growing…

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Talonette takes a knee to ‘take a stand’ in National Anthem controversy
Sports

Morgan Reese | December 18, 2020

When the crowd stands as the first note of the “National Anthem” rings throughout the stadium, Talonette and junior Karolina Rubio drops to her knees.

Despite the disapproving whispers, she said she…

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SpaceX astronaut’s father sheds light on son’s journey to NASA
Features

Emma Hutchinson | December 17, 2020

3. 2. 1. Liftoff. The glow of the rocket illuminates the sky, slowly disappearing into the atmosphere. As others cheer, one proud father in the crowd stands in awe, tears streaming down his face.

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History’s Forgotten: Episode 3 – Holiday Special
Audio

Maddie Moats | December 17, 2020



In this Episode:

Most families have their favorite holiday traditions to celebrate each year together, and for many of these traditions, there is a hidden and sometimes unusual history behind…

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Football’s Flight Crew allows for role models, encouragement for children
Sports

Gabriella Winans | December 15, 2020

Second-grader Eli Mahan runs onto the field, uniform on, ready to play flag football, knowing he has a special fan watching him. In the stands is varsity football quarterback senior Jackson Berry, who…

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History’s Forgotten: Episode 2 – Edith Wilson
Audio

Maddie Moats | December 2, 2020

In this Episode:

Second wife and First Lady to President Woodrow Wilson, Edith Wilson was an impressive woman that played a critical role in America during and after WWI. After President Wilson…

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Student shares train hobby with others,<br>after generations inspire him
Features

Gabriella Winans | November 12, 2020

Growing up surrounded by books, pictures, and stories of trains, sophomore Connor Striegel has been fascinated by the railroad from a young age. After learning of his great grandfather, who drove trains…

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Nearby filming fan discusses ‘the strange things’ behind ‘Stranger Things’
Audio

Rusty Joe Gonzales | November 6, 2020

What’s it like to live near an avidly used, and secretly adored television set?

Ireland Holman brings us behind the scenes from an outsider’s perspective in Atlanta, Georgia, where popular Netflix…

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History’s Forgotten: Episode 1 – Charlotta Bass
Audio

Christi Norris | November 4, 2020

In this Episode: 

With Joe Biden’s announcement of Kamala Harris as his Vice President pick, many consider her the first woman of color to be nominated as vice president in history, but this…

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Backyard Ghosts podcast explores paranormal
Audio

Kalyani Rao | October 30, 2020

What’s it like to be an exterminator of things that go bump in the night?

In this podcast episode, host Kalyani Rao interviews JJ Jensen, founder of the local paranormal investigation team TexPart…

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Eaton High coach brings positive message through TikToks
Sports

Caroline Wilburn | October 29, 2020

Locker Room talk and tough tackles have always been a part of Marco Regalado’s daily routine, but how does acting, lip-syncing and dancing play in as an addition?

As the current Eaton High School…

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New wheels: Officer ‘handles’ student bike theft
Features

Caitlyn Kennedy | October 8, 2020

Like any other day on the Prosper Independent School District police force, officer Allen Adams patrolled the campus of Furr Elementary School. But on Sept. 14, all seemed well, until a student’s bike…

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Band program marches on, despite COVID-19 guidelines
Video

Gianna Galante | September 25, 2020

The Mighty Eagle Band at Prosper High School has faced numerous challenges due to COVID-19. According to band director Brandon Holt,when the safety of the students is put into play, thorough planning and…

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California wildfires rage on, cause families to prepare for evacuation
News

Gabriella Winans | September 24, 2020

Thousands of families across California are prepared to evacuate their homes, while many have already evacuated, following the severe “El Dorado” wildfire that has burned across the state since Sept. 5….

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Rising from the ashes: activist reflects on 9/11, works to spread freedom
Features

Amanda Hare | September 14, 2020

His experience on Sept. 11, 2001
Sujo John could smell the smoke in the air. He felt the soot and ash all over him. His life was in danger, but that’s not what mattered most to him. He was terrified…

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‘Black Panther’ star’s passing affects fans, leaves parents with dilemma
Arts & Entertainment

Gabriella Winans | September 11, 2020

Parents of young fans worldwide find themselves left with a decision, following the events of Aug. 28, the date on which well-known actor Chadwick Boseman passed away, after a private four-year-long battle…

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Small business owners grow community through local plant shop
Arts & Entertainment

Christi Norris | September 9, 2020

Although COVID-19 brought about the end of many businesses on a local and national scale, the new plant shop “Famous in Oregon” in downtown Prosper grew within the community in an unexpected way.
Beginnings

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Hurricane Laura impacts families, makes landfall as Category 4
News

Gabriella Winans | September 3, 2020

When Hurricane Laura reached southern Louisiana, residents in Louisiana and Texas cities had to evacuate their homes, and those evacuations affected more than just locals – even people in Prosper had to…

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Counselors take measures to curb anxiety amid COVID-19
Coronavirus

Isabella Abraham | May 4, 2020

During this unprecedented pandemic and e-learning situation, counselors have taken steps to assist students with mental health concerns.

From setting up supportive counseling Google Classrooms for…

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Junior overcomes dancing accident, bone transplant
Features

Caleb Audia | March 2, 2020

Junior Christy Neal had an accident that changed the course of her life. Two years ago, Christy injured her ankle after a dancing accident during practice. With rapid swelling and discoloration, she was…

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Inked up
Features

Ryan Stanley | February 18, 2020

‘Be brave’ are the two words written on a faux leather bracelet once owned by teacher Natalie Merrill. While the bracelet was lost forever, the words were not.

Merrill, an audio-video instructor, along…

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‘Magic’ pill?
Opinions

Kate L. Keeler | February 3, 2020

“Feel better, Tylenol.”

“We feel your pain, Motrin.”

“Relief doesn’t get any better than this, Advil.”

Painkillers are attractive. The idea that a small pill can understand and relieve my pain…

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Students start local band, play gigs under new name Urban Sons
Features

Caroline Wilburn | January 31, 2020

Notes and noises come from every direction. Four high school students fill the space of their two-car garage while warming up their instruments for practice. Last year, starting a band existed only as…

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Disappointed but not surprised: No female directors nominated for best motion picture, best director, best screenplay for 77th Annual Golden Globes
Opinions

Katie Johnson | December 16, 2019

Editor’s Note: Article content may be offensive to some readers.

I’m dumbfounded — and so are other female filmmakers and film enthusiasts.

Despite women directing 15% of  all feature films in…

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Are ‘your’ priorities straight?
Opinions

Gianna Ortner-Findlay | November 15, 2019

In the game of life, everyone has priorities. People focus all of their attention on that thing, whatever the priority may be. And anything else that does not have as much importance is often forgotten….

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