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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from Prosper High School
AP Drawing and Design teacher reflects on artistic journey
Arts & Entertainment

Nora Vedder | November 21, 2022

As the bell rings at the start of third period , and AP Drawing and AP Design students enter room 1035 – art teacher Andrew Scott sketches out his next piece. While Scott shares his knowledge of art…

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A life without limbs: Nick Vujicic uses his story to inspire students across globe
Features

Mithra Cama | October 28, 2022

Under the bright fixed lights, speaker Nick Vujicic looks across the Rock Hill High School auditorium of students raising their hands with closed eyes.

“Put your hand in a fist if you have ever attempted…

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Trombone player’s ‘mature sound’ inspires band, friends
Features

Anisha Mandem | October 19, 2022

The song “Land of 1,000 Dances” echoes throughout the hallway leading to classroom No. 1430. The melody fills every corner of the large room. Standing among 30 students in the band hall during second period,…

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Stadium Crew delivers action to fans, gains experience in multimedia
Video

Mithra Cama | September 27, 2022

With the help of the Jumbotron, no one misses a touchdown at the Children’s Health Stadium. Behind the scenes, the stadium’s student crew ensures fans never miss a play.

Students from both Prosper…

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New principal takes on ‘The’ Prosper High School
Features

Neena Sidhu | September 23, 2022

Principal Nicholas Jones emphasizes the word “the” in front of Prosper High School as he repeats the cheer.

“Remember, you go to the Prosper High School, the flagship Prosper High School!”

Standing…

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Over The Popcorn Bowl – Season 1 – Episode 15 – ‘Multiverse of Madness’
Audio

Alyssa Clark | May 19, 2022

In their 15th episode of “Over The Popcorn Bowl,” seniors Amanda Hare, Alyssa Clark, Gabriella Winans and Christi Norris discuss Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” The movie premiered…

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History’s Forgotten – Season 2 – Episode 7 – Our Forgotten Family History
Audio

Caleb Audia | May 18, 2022

For the final episode of History’s Forgotten, seniors Christi Norris, Caleb Audia and Amanda Hare are joined by genealogist Kathleen Norris. Kathleen shared some forgotten stories of Audia and Hare’s…

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Senior powerlifter looks to ‘Worlds’ as ultimate goal
Sports

Kaya Miller | April 29, 2022

Channeling every muscle in her body, senior Ryan Buckner ends her high school powerlifting journey at the state meet. Ryan ended up placing third in the state for the second year in a row. But, for Ryan,…

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District removes 22 books from library collections
News

Morgan Reese | April 13, 2022

Due to parents’ requests for library material re-evaluation, the district removed 22 books from school library collections and moved four titles from the middle school to the high school level.

The Prosper…

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Headed for Hollywood: Senior receives Golden Ticket from ‘American Idol’
Arts & Entertainment

Gabriella Winans | March 31, 2022

Senior Taylor Davidson normally isn’t nervous to sing in front of people.

As she stood in front of the double doors that led to the “American Idol” audition room, though, where judges Katy Perry,…

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Henriquez’s Heart: Senior organizes service project
Features

Amanda Hare | March 29, 2022

Senior Jasmine Henriquez’s mother dedicated her life to raising awareness and donations for her non-profit foundation.

Now, Henriquez follows in her footsteps, as she created her own service project…

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Teacher’s love for helping others has been the ‘biggest reward’
Features

Anisha Mandem | March 24, 2022

Standing by the door, welcoming her incoming students, medical CTE teacher Juli Thomas gets ready to help others find their “spark.”

After working in the medical field for more than 30 years, Thomas…

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Ukraine under attack as Russian troops advance into Kyiv
Features

Kalyani Rao | March 7, 2022

The Ukrainian war has affected people all over the globe with ties to Ukraine – including Prosper residents.

Art teacher Keith Grissom has spent many years going back and forth from the U.S….

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‘An Anthology of the World’s End:’ Senior climate-change activist organizes collaborative anthology project
Features

Morgan Reese | March 1, 2022

Standing in a ball gown, senior Dylan Buchmiller watches the ocean’s waves off the coast of Galveston – sometimes observing calm waters – and other times bracing against hard waves. However, she immerses…

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History’s Forgotten: Season 2 – Episode 6 – Dorothy Height
Audio

Christi Norris | February 23, 2022

In this episode:

For Black History Month, seniors Christi Norris, Caleb Audia and Amanda Hare discuss important contributions of African Americans throughout history in this episode of “History’s…

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Video: Valentine’s Day Special – Staff share stories of meeting, falling in love with spouse
Features

Amanda Hare | February 17, 2022

John and Corey Burdett: Kickstart to Marriage

Principal John Burdett kicks the soccer ball – and, against all odds, it hits the corner of the goal.

It has to be a fluke.

He kicks it again….

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Column: One year later – ‘Snowmageddon’
Opinions

Cate Emma Warren | February 15, 2022

The week of Valentine’s Day started off like every other early February week in Texas last year. It was not freezing, but still fairly cold for regular Texas residents, and that was when already cool temperatures…

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2 educators’ experiences lead to creating podcast
Features

Sofia Ayala | January 13, 2022

Putting their headphones on, Rod McCall and Bryce Runge lean into the microphone and press record. They have one goal: inspire others. 

Runge and McCall have worked in the district for 10 years. Runge…

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Town of Prosper declares Dec. 17 as Makayla Noble Day
Features

Alyssa Clark | January 11, 2022

To honor senior Makayla Noble, the Town of Prosper held a ceremony at the police station to hold speeches for her and name Dec. 17 as Makayla Noble Day.

The event was a surprise for Noble and started…

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Over The Popcorn Bowl – Season 1 – Episode 6 – Holiday Special
Audio

Christi Norris | December 20, 2021

In their sixth episode of their podcast, “Over the Popcorn Bowl,” seniors Christi Norris, Alyssa Clark, Gabriella Winans and Amanda Hare discuss their favorite holiday movies and plenty of others. This…

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Juniors from different campuses unite, start petition for teachers to display LGBTQ+ flag
Features

Rusty Joe Gonzales | December 16, 2021

Ana Ortega

Editor Update: This article was updated on Dec. 15 to update the related stories plug-in to include an article by Amanda Hare covering the school board meeting that is mentioned in these…

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Over The Popcorn Bowl – Season 1 – Episode 5 – ‘Red Notice’
Audio

Gabriella Winans | December 15, 2021



Spoiler Warning: This review does contain big spoilers for the movie “Red Notice.”

In their fifth episode, seniors Gabriella Winans, Alyssa Clark, Christi Norris and Amanda Hare discuss the…

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Podcast: History’s Forgotten: Season 2 – Episode 4 – Matt Urban
Audio

Caleb Audia | December 10, 2021

On the anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor which brought the U.S. into World War II, seniors Christi Norris, Amanda Hare and Caleb Audia discuss the World War II Colonel Lieutenant Matt Urban…

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Podcast: Over the Popcorn Bowl – Episode 4 – ‘Twilight’ Saga
Audio

Gabriella Winans | December 7, 2021

In their fourth episode, seniors Alyssa Clark, Christi Norris, Amanda Hare and Gabby Winans discuss the 2008-2012 teen-drama movie saga “Twilight.” The saga features a love story between vampire…

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Senior softball player ‘slides’ into college commitment, Olympic goals
Sports

Christi Norris | December 1, 2021

When she was only 10 years old, senior Gabrielle Coffey began her softball career. She set goals to play in college – and the Olympics – shortly after starting out.

Now, she sits in the arena,…

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Review, Podcast: ‘Eternals’ showcases everlasting characters, charms with unique cast despite poor reviews
Audio

Gabriella Winans | November 18, 2021



Click the play button above to listen to episode three of the “Over the Popcorn Bowl” podcast by seniors Gabriella Winans, Amanda Hare, Alyssa Clark and Christi Norris as they review the new…

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History’s Forgotten: Season 2 Episode 3: Veterans Day
Audio

Christi Norris | November 12, 2021


In the third episode of season two of History’s Forgotten, seniors Christi Norris, Amanda Hare, and Caleb Audia discuss the history of Veterans Day. Veterans day was originally named armistice…

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Over The Popcorn Bowl – Episode 2 – ‘Romeo + Juliet’
Audio

Alyssa Clark | November 1, 2021

Author’s Note: At the time of recording, the authors of this podcast were under the impression that the anniversary was Nov. 1, but the movie was actually released Oct. 27, 1997.

In this second episode…

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Directing dreams: Student filmmaker’s team places at high school film festival
Features

Gabriella Winans | October 27, 2021

To read a feature article over senior director Alexandra Frederick, scroll down. To learn more about the Eagle Production Group and their time in New York City for the All-American High School Film…

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Students petition for right to display LGBTQ+ flag on school grounds
News

Kalyani Rao | October 25, 2021

An anti-LGBTQ+ speech given at an Aug. 23 school board meeting motivated Rock Hill High School student Kelsey Reid to start a Change.org petition to “allow the Prosper ISD School District to freely display…

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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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