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

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from Wakefield High School - NC
Wakefield alumni releases his first novel
Arts & Entertainment

Justin G. Belmonte | May 20, 2022

Wakefield’s long list of notable alumni has just added a new legacy to its list. Author Stephen Ragon is a Wakefield alumni from the graduating class of 2016. On March 25, 2022, he released his first…

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Politicians, teachers encourage new generation of voters as primary elections occur
News

Emily Dudash | May 18, 2022

For over a century, states have participated in primary elections in order to determine which candidates will be on the ballot for the midterm elections set to take place in the fall. Though they are often…

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Shawnti Jackson: the life of a 15-year-old future Olympian
Sports

Lauren Rochelle | April 8, 2022

Eat. Sleep. Train. Repeat.

One would think these are the only measures someone would take as a future Olympian – not for 15-year-old Shawnti Jackson, future Olympic sprinter. Our student body wishes…

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Wakefield responds to teacher shortage
News

Nico Lopez | December 20, 2021

Recently, schools across the nation have suffered from a sudden drop in the supply of teachers available. Even for WHS, this teacher shortage has become a large handicap in the classroom and learning atmosphere.

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Ted Lasso: A Pioneer in the conversation on mental health
Arts & Entertainment

Maddie Policastro | December 14, 2021

Ted Lasso, the loveable protagonist of Apple TV’s latest hit show of the same name known for his quick-witted humor and cheery demeanor, has proven to be much more than a goofy fútbol (soccer) coach….

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America does not care about its Indigenous women
Opinions

Kaylee Jacobs | December 8, 2021

Trigger warning: mentions of violence and death

Since the colonization of the Americas, Native American women have been victims of power and violence. The continued brutality towards Indigenous women…

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On the Pledge of Allegiance: can we stand for better?
Opinions

Sage Cooley | May 26, 2021

I remember my first encounter with the Pledge of Allegiance. A five-year-old Sage sat cross-legged before her Kindergarten teacher. The woman sounded out each line; the class recited. Could we even pronounce…

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Vote for the change you want to see
Features

Jordyn Brautman | October 30, 2020

Voting is a civic responsibility crucial in determining the outcomes of local, state and national elections. Teenagers in today’s society have a powerful voice in the government and hold the potential…

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We are not a virus
Coronavirus

Ashley Masingale | February 28, 2020

Xenophobia: fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers.

Racism and xenophobia have been rooted in American history since it was founded. Today, though loosened, these…

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The Australian bushfires: controlled, but far from over  
News

Kaylee Jacobs | February 27, 2020

The bushfires violently burning across Australia’s east coast are now under control, but they’re still active and leaving more than just physical damage. Extreme drought, heat, winds and lightning…

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You aren’t what you eat
Opinions

Daijah DeForge | February 5, 2020

As I scroll through my YouTube subscription box, I encounter various titles: “What I Eat in a Day to Lose Weight” or “Hacks to Look Skinnier” or “How to Get A Beach Body Fast.” There are tips…

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2020 Hopefuls and women of color: Earning the vote
Opinions

Gabrielle Donaldson | April 19, 2019

In 2019, the black female community is seeking a return on their investments: to gain support for their own political initiatives and to have their voices heard by politicians who can potentially earn…

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Crew Dragon docks to the ISS autonomously: a flight to be remembered
News

Sage Cooley | April 4, 2019

The Demonstration-1 mission made history this past Sunday when the SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle docked itself to the International Space Station autonomously — an unprecedented triumph of any U.S. spacecraft,…

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Untameable Spirit: The Evolution of “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Arts & Entertainment

Kyle Harris | April 1, 2019

“This is my strangest book yet”. The infamous phrase had eloped Author James Baldwin’s mind as he completed the empirical masterpiece, “If Beale Street Could Talk”. This immaculate conceptualization…

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Mid-year graduates say goodbye to Wakefield, hello to their future
News

Ryanne Howard | March 21, 2019

Senior year is a time to reflect on your past academic years, the friendships that were made and begin the venture into the next chapter of your life. For seniors ending their high school career early…

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Outside the binary: An interview with Lachlan Watson, part one
Arts & Entertainment

Abby Lee | March 20, 2019

Netflix’s original show The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was released on October 26 and has since been regarded with critical praise. One aspect of the show that is rapidly gaining national attention…

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