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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 Marquette High School
MHSNews | Community Gathers to Celebrate the Legacy of Mr. Carl Hudson
Video

Rhianna Li | May 13, 2022

On April 30, Mr. Carl B. Hudson’s family and friends gathered at Schroeder Park for his bench and tree dedication, hosted by the city of Manchester, MO. The informal ceremony embraced Mr. Hudson’s core…

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Miles For Money: Students, Staff Support Charities with Steps
Sports

Anvi Talyan | May 12, 2022

A new opportunity has become available to encourage teachers and students to be more active, while allowing them to support a cause that is close to their heart. This came in the form of the Charity miles…

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Time to Stress or to Decompress?
Sports

Aarushi Bute | May 9, 2022

With a deep breath in and out, Omoye Ehimare, junior, squeezes her eyes shut and visualizes herself emerging victorious after passing the finish line at her track meet. 

For Ehimare, this two-minute…

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MHSNews | Baton Twirlers Qualify for Nationals
Video

Chloe Schmitt | April 28, 2022

Sydney Moroney and Oliva Brooks have found enjoyment in the world of baton twirling. They both work hard every week to perfect their twirling skills for this year’s nationals.

This story was originally…

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MHSNews | Blood Drives: The Answer to Our National Blood Shortage Crisis
Video

Rhianna Li | April 26, 2022

On March 28, ImpactLife held a blood drive at Marquette, with NHS. Because of the blood shortage that is severely impacting the nation, this semi-annual event was especially of great importance.

Link…

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MHSNews | Dolly’s Dream Home Rabbit Rescue
Video

Brie Inman | April 19, 2022

Dolly’s Dream Home Rabbit Rescue is a rabbit rescue home in St Charles. It is completely volunteer-based where you can foster and adopt bunnies.

This story was originally published…

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NFL Fans Question the League’s Integrity
Sports

Pranav Sriraman | April 15, 2022

The National Football League (NFL) suspended Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons superstar wide receiver, for the entire duration of the 2022 NFL Season without pay.

The reason behind the Monday, March 7,…

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MHSNews | New Cat Cafe in Kirkwood
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Katie Wheeler | April 13, 2022

Whisker Station is Kirkwood’s new addition to its unique downtown area. You can go in, play with the cats and even adopt. Make sure to check them out!

This story was originally published on Marquette…

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Families Feel Effects of Russia-Ukraine Conflict
News

Willem Hummel | April 12, 2022

Loud explosions have taken over the once peaceful Romanian village where Yana Dragnev, junior, remembers visiting relatives.

A recent Russian invasion of Ukraine has left many eastern European cities…

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MHSNews | Marquette Astral Orbit Builds and Launches Rocket
Video

Shyam Punnachalil | March 18, 2022

Marquette’s Rocketry team, Astral Orbit, builds and launches their test rocket in preparation for The American Rocketry Challenge (TARC) in June of 2022.

This story was originally published on Marquette…

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Double Trouble
Features

Emma Tyulyayev | March 17, 2022

Two sisters, one adopted, were nick-named “shug” and “muffin” by their parents.

After being adopted in 8th grade, Gracie Francis, sophomore, was called “muffin” while her sister was called…

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MHSNews | Cooking Demo Teaches Students About Inclusion
Video

Jack Huster | March 17, 2022

For Black History month, Marquette hosted a series of guest speakers. One of these presentations was a fried pickle cooking demo from business owner, Aliska Walker.

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MHSNews | St. Louis Bookstore Fights Book Bans With Free Books
Video

Cassie Sun | March 9, 2022

Left Bank Books, the oldest and largest independent bookstore in St. Louis, is fighting growing efforts to ban books from public school libraries across the US. Their weapon of choice? Free books.

This…

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MHSNews | Gas Station Serves World Class BBQ
Video

Ben Hughes | March 8, 2022

3 Bay BBQ and bakery was started 8 years ago by Rick and Carol Grosz in a trailer in the parking lot of their Phillips 66 gas station. After outgrowing the trailer, 3 Bay moved into the renovated auto…

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Hues of Humanity
Arts & Entertainment

Marin Ellington | February 28, 2022

Forced into isolation and boredom during the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, Frisk Harris, senior, began to search for something to occupy their time. Though they picked up a variety of hobbies such as…

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Facility Therapy Dog will Soon Join MHS Staff
Features

Annie Alcorn | January 26, 2022

Dr. Robin Lady, gifted resource teacher, drove home from Columbia, Mo., in April with her fiancé and their new labrador retriever, Remi, in her lap. 

She  knew Remi was an uber-sensitive dog when…

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MHSNews | ROTC Students Selected to Earn Pilot’s License
Video

Cassie Sun | January 24, 2022

Two Air Force Junior ROTC students were chosen respectively as a select and an alternate for an opportunity to earn their pilot’s license.

This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger…

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MHSNews | AFJROTC Hosts Orienteering Event
Video

Katie Wheeler | January 13, 2022

ROTC hosts an event with University City High and brings in the St. Louis Orienteering Club to teach kids about orienteering.

This story was originally published on Marquette…

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In-Depth: Digital Threat to the Real World
Features

Aarushi Bute (she/her) | December 20, 2021

Students and staff continue to feel the effects of a district-wide data hack from Thursday, June 17, that has left many wary of how safe their information actually is online.

Alex Chen, junior, has…

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MHSNews | Rockwood Composite Mountain Bike Team Gets Students Active
Video

Ben Hughes | November 30, 2021

The Rockwood Composite Mountain Bike Team aims to get 6th through 12th graders into mountain biking through the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).

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MHS Students Celebrate Diwali
Features

Annabelle Miller (she/her) | November 22, 2021

“For Diwali, you wish for wealth, and you wish for a successful life,” Niha Sanjeeva, sophomore, said.

Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, is a five day celebration in India starting on…

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Noodle the Pug Determines Bones vs. No Bones Days
Arts & Entertainment

Annie Alcorn (she/her) | November 22, 2021

Rachel Melton, junior, was scrolling on TikTok a month ago when she came across a video of a pug falling onto his dog bed, and his owner yelling “no bones day!” at the camera. Melton said she was immediately…

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Religious Reflections on Halloween
Features

Marin Ellington (she/her) | November 15, 2021

Frivolous costumes and bags weighed down by candy are what mark most children’s memories of Oct. 31. 

In many eastern European countries, however, the holiday is considered taboo based on religious…

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MHSNews | The Big Beautiful Purple Tree: MHS Custodian Illustrates Children’s Book
Video

Cassie Sun | October 29, 2021

MHS Custodian Jeff Wissman is the illustrator of the children’s book The Big Beautiful Purple Tree by Brian McKanna.

This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on October 27, 2021.

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In-Depth: Students, Staff Celebrate Disability Inclusion
Features

Arpitha Sistla (she/her) | October 26, 2021

As of 2021, 22.36 percent of people with a disability are employed, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a month to celebrate…

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Falling Short: RSD Faces Bus Driver, Substitute & Cafeteria Worker Shortages
News

Aarushi Bute (she/her) | October 6, 2021

As RSD returns to its first full in-person school year since COVID-19, staff shortages have affected departments including transportation, substitutes and nutrition. 

Bus Driver Shortage

Following…

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Cracking the Code
Features

Mason Kellerman (he/him) | September 28, 2021

During the first Academic Lab, Dr. Tracey Waeckerle presented the dress code via Zoom. Since then, increasing numbers of students have voiced their discontent with the policy. 

Among these students…

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Custodian Illustrates Children’s Book
Features

Anika Talyan (she/her) | September 28, 2021

In spring of 2020, Brian McKanna, author of “The Big Purple Tree,” found a notebook from his high school years at Lafayette. Seven years ago, during high school, McKanna had pitched his idea of a children’s…

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More Than a Uniform: Athletic Gear Raises Female Sexualization Debate
Features

Marin Ellington | September 15, 2021

Shriya Sawant, senior, is a competitive gymnast and often finds it difficult to feel completely comfortable given the tight-fitting nature of her uniforms and the sexualization of athletic wear she has…

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Astrology Trend Leaves Many Starry-Eyed
Features

Liza Cooper | May 19, 2021

On a clear night, the sky is sprinkled with stars. Ordinary people may just see dots of light; scientists may see balls of gas.

People who participate in astrology, the study of the influence that stars…

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Muslim Athletes Navigate Ramadan
Sports

Emma Tyulyayev | May 18, 2021

Wednesday ended the month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan, where from sunrise to sunset, those particpating, including some MHS athletes, were not allowed to eat or drink.

Instead participants prayed…

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MHS Rock Climbing Club Resumes
Video

Katie Wheeler | May 18, 2021

This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on May 17, 2021.

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Ditching Digital: Why Teens Opt for Disposable Cameras
Arts & Entertainment

Rutaiba Siddiqui | May 14, 2021

To add a “vintage” vibe to their photos, teens are documenting their lives via disposable cameras as opposed to digital cameras or cellphones. 

Dating back to the 1960s and gaining popularity in…

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Community Petitions for Honorary Chair at RSHS Graduation, Admin Declines
News

Lauren Pickett | May 12, 2021

Julia McCarthy was a fun, sarcastic best friend to Anna Zamenski, Rockwood Summit High School (RSHS) senior, since they were in kindergarten. 

“There was never a dull moment with Julia, and I never…

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MHSNews | New Club Helps Girls Around the World
Video

Jack Huster | May 6, 2021

MHS students, Trinity Lopes and Suchita Karnati started the Days for Girls club to help women in our community and all over the world.

This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on May…

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Thrifting Rises in Popularity
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Rutaiba Siddiqui | April 30, 2021

On a typical Saturday, while many teenagers are spending time with friends or family, Valarie Inch, sophomore, is organizing clothes at her part-time job. 

Inch has been working at the Ellisville Savers,…

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Coalition Empowers Community to Combat Substance Abuse
Features

Aarushi Bute | April 28, 2021

As a teen, Lili Schliesser, project coordinator of the Community Partners in Prevention Coalition (CPIP), personally encountered the dangers of substance abuse. Now, over a decade later, she has been hosting…

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Derek Chauvin Verdict: A Step Toward Accountability
Derek Chauvin Verdict

Lauren Pickett | April 26, 2021

I shriveled into my mother’s embrace, instantly burying my teary face into my hands when the trial verdict rang through my kitchen: Guilty.

For nearly a year, I was deflated by the blatant, horrendous…

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Think Before Posting: How Teenage Tweets can Ruin a Life
Features

Liza Cooper | April 22, 2021

Thoughts are fleeting, but social media is forever.

That’s what former Teen Vogue Editor in Chief Alexi McCammond had to learn the hard way. McCammond was just about to step into her new position…

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Black-Asian Solidarity Necessary to Fight Racism
Opinions

Lauren Pickett | April 21, 2021

A 65-year-old Filipino woman was kicked, stomped and subjected to anti-Asian statements by a man in New York City. A 59-year old Korean woman was punched in the face repeatedly by a group of young women…

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MHSNews | Local Man Continues Bird Feeding Legacy
Video

Adriano Robins | April 21, 2021

Local bird watcher, Russell Robins, reflects on what this hobby means to him and the most recent addition to his backyard wildlife.

This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on April…

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The First Soccer Capital of America: History of Soccer in St. Louis
Sports

Taryn Moore | April 19, 2021

After failing to get bids in the past, St. Louis is officially getting a Major League Soccer (MLS) team in 2023 with the stadium to be located in the city with a capacity of 22,500 fans.

Chris Kenny,…

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Instagram Trend Emphasizes Authenticity
Features

Waha Siddiqui | April 16, 2021

For many years, senior Christie Legate’s social media routine was the same: dress up, hang out with multiple friends, always check the lighting and positioning, edit to perfection, then seal the deal…

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Family Matters: Students Connect With Relatives Through Tattoos
Features

Grace Taylor | April 14, 2021

Paige Mathys, senior, has two tattoos: a geometric pineapple on her ribs and a date in Roman numerals on her wrist. 

These tattoos are more than just ink, they are in remembrance of her late mother. 

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Begins in the Community
News

Waha Siddiqui | April 12, 2021

Missouri entered Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccinations Monday, March 29, which includes essential workers in education, childcare, communications and community-related sectors. 

Dawna Barnhart, biology…

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In-Depth: Barriers to Mental Health Care in Black Communities
Features

Lauren Pickett | April 7, 2021

As a Black woman, Aliyah Edwards, senior, said she is undervalued. As one of few the Black students in predominantly white classes, she combats daily limitations and stereotypes that negatively affect…

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Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community
Features

Marin Ellington | April 6, 2021

“If you’re miserable you can feel it deep in your chest and stomach.”

Madison Horwitz, sophomore, is all too familiar with these feelings as she is one of many youths in the LGBTQ+ community who…

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The Internet and Your Carbon Footprint
Features

Liza Cooper | April 1, 2021

Since the beginning of school in August, each MHS student has spent a minimum of 224 hours on Zoom, emitting the equivalent amount of CO2 that almost 4 gallons of gasoline would produce.

For every hour…

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MHSNews | Local Alternative Band Gains Social Media Following
Video

Ben Hughes | March 31, 2021

This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on March 30, 2021.

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RSD Schools Participate in National COVID-19 Study
News

Lauren Pickett | March 31, 2021

All RSD schools are participating in a study investigating cases of students and staff who tested positive for COVID-19 or identified as a close contact in an effort to research the impact of mitigation…

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