Best of SNO

#62
2019-2020
Distinguished Sites Rank for
Lovejoy High School
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Lovejoy High School
in 2019-2020
#26
2019-2020
Best of SNO Rank for
Lovejoy High School
Stories from Lovejoy High School
When life gave Zoe lemons
Features

Suvwe Kokoricha | November 13, 2019

Fourth-grader Zoe Grall doesn’t walk, but glides up a ramp in front of a captive audience of family, friends and well-wishers. As red ‘record’ buttons are pressed on phones, Zoe mounts a quarter…

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In the mud
Features

Suvwe Kokoricha | November 13, 2019

Don Lange’s draft number is 29. He doesn’t want to go to Vietnam though, so instead of letting himself be drafted, he enlists. His assignment–Vietnam.  

Lange’s plane touches down at Tan…

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Video: Teacher’s Pet
Video

Chaney Kelly | November 11, 2019

Everybody needs a best friend, and the children of Lovejoy Elementary have a furry companion to share their ups and downs with everyday.

This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on November…

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Video: Finding Your Forte
Video

Arya Raju | November 7, 2019

Bringing his talents to the chamber orchestra during his first year at Lovejoy, a sophomore knows how to put the pedal to the metal, but with music.

This story was originally published on The Red Ledger…

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Guo for the gold
Features

Audrey McCaffity | November 5, 2019

Starting from a young age, Will Guo’s interest in academics began to form eventually leading him to skip a grade and remain in the valedictorian spot.

When Guo moved from Portland, Oregon in the eighth…

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Itching for life
Opinions

Shivani Radhakrishnan | October 29, 2019

I told my friends that I missed going to school.

They incredulously asked me, “You miss school?”

I missed my life. In fact, I was itching for it.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been…

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Column: In a word, cancer
Opinions

Justin Maroney | October 9, 2019

Maybe this is the time to write this all down; maybe it’s not. I don’t know how my thoughts on all of this are to change, and I still can’t say how it all will feel when it ends, but I can say that…

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Column: Under my skin
Opinions

Karina Li | September 27, 2019

Throughout the span of the 11 years I’ve been in the American education system in a Texan suburb, I’ve consistently been one of the few, if not the only, Asian people in a class. People always look…

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One district, under Goddard
News

Suvwe Kokoricha | September 27, 2019

Michael Goddard is crying. Not because someone died. Or because he’s exhausted. He’s crying because he has just found out that he is Lovejoy ISD’s new superintendent. 

Goddard has been through…

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International audition
Sports

Hannah D'Iorio | May 29, 2019

Dressing into her red uniform top that reads “Mexico” across the front in white letters, senior Celeste Soliz begins to get ready for the game. She slips on her white pants and red cleats and takes…

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Video: State Of Play
Video

Michelle Liu | May 20, 2019

From Hot Topic to Orphan Train to Grease, the theatre department has provided both laughter and tears for the community. But the drama students here also have a competitive side. Michelle and Andrew take…

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Girl power
News

Sydney Wong | May 8, 2019

Powerful performances are nothing new to senior Ally Carraway.

Last year, she broke a school record by becoming the first girl from the district to qualify for the 5A state powerlifting meet.

This…

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Schoolhouse Rock
Video

Sophia Heussner | May 4, 2019

Teachers and administrators need strong relationships to make a school successful, but some of our district employees have a connection that is truly “harmonious.”

This story was originally published…

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Growing the Game
Sports

Kendall Carll | May 2, 2019

Kendall and Haidyn take us to the field of a sports program that is growing in the Lovejoy community.

This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on March 25, 2019.

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Review: ‘Shazam!’ shocks audiences with hilarious comedy, relatable characters
Arts & Entertainment

Grant Vogel | April 23, 2019

In DC movies, Superman causes billions of dollars of property damage in literal earth-shaking fight scenes. Aquaman fights poorly animated fish people in epic ”Lord of the Rings”-esque underwater battles….

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A Lifesaving Lesson
Video

Chaney Kelly | April 3, 2019

Here at the high school, students have many opportunities to explore their future career plans, and the Emergency Medical Services program is no exception. Chaney and Grant take us to the class that teaches…

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Six for six
Showcase

Alexis Russell | February 25, 2019

Senior Night has come and gone and now the reality has set in: this ride won’t go on forever. These guys have spent six years playing together, but from here on out, every game has the potential to be…

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Running West
Sports

Arushi Gupta | February 14, 2019

It wasn’t until senior Jake Chamberlin answered a certain phone call that he considered attending the school he will soon call home- West Point.

After six years of running with the track team, Chamberlin’s…

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Certified to salsa
Features

Abigail Lund | February 12, 2019

A new gym membership and attendance in a Latin dancing class is all it took for senior Lyndsey Toft to fall in love with Zumba.

After becoming a member at Lifetime Fitness, Toft signed up for a Zumba…

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Review: ‘Glass’ storyline ‘crumbles under the weight of high expectations’
Arts & Entertainment

Grant Vogel | February 9, 2019

After setting the stage 19 years ago with his second major theatrical release, “Unbreakable,” M. Night Shyamalan has returned in “Glass” to conclude the story of reluctant hero David Dunn (Bruce…

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Video: Dedication to Dance
Video

AnnaBeth Smith | February 6, 2019

LNN’s AnnaBeth Smith and Shivani Radhakrishnan show us freshman Lauren Utley’s journey performing as Clara in The Nutcracker.

This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on January 25, 2019.

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To Model A moment in time
Features

Abigail Lund | February 4, 2019

With the turn of a key, roar of an engine, and the spin of a steering wheel, the Dallas Model A club have kept a part of the past in the present. The members spread appreciation for the 1920-1930s…

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Video: Special Sounds
Video

Chaney Kelly | January 31, 2019

LNN’s Chaney Kelly and Grant Vogel take us to the orchestra room where a new program offers special needs students musical opportunities

This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on January…

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Video: Hardware Hobby
Video

Jackie Carroll | January 30, 2019

LNN’s Jackie Carroll takes us into band director Paul Heuer’s garage where he revs up his hobby.

This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on January 23, 2019.

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Same dedication, different country
Features

Nnenna Nchege | January 30, 2019

Over eight thousand miles away from the place she once called home, junior Arianne Ohman finds familiarity and compassion one year into moving to the United States. Although born and raised in Hong Kong,…

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People congregate for 3rd annual Dallas Women’s March
News

Lauren Gardner | January 28, 2019

More than 500 women, men and children of all ages and diverse backgrounds gathered Sunday afternoon, Jan. 20, to make their way toward Dallas City Hall for the 3rd annual Dallas Women’s March.

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Video: Cosplayer in Disguise
Video

Michelle Liu | January 26, 2019

LNN’s Michelle Liu shows us this student’s alter ego.

This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on January 22, 2019.

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Hear to stay
Features

Haydn Spooner | January 23, 2019

Lying in his hospital bed, senior Luke Finn heard his mother’s voice.

“Hey buddy,” she said in a sympathetic, now clear tone.

It was a voice he has heard thousands of times before, but never…

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Sharing a part of herself
Features

Ariel Kokoricha | January 14, 2019

It’s their junior year and siblings Austin and Haley Bennett are in their first class together…ever. That wasn’t the plan before. Growing up, Haley wasn’t especially enthusiastic about sharing…

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Seniors to embark on the World Race following graduation
Features

Abigail Lund | January 2, 2019

Nine months.

Three countries.

One life-changing gap year.

Seniors Mallory Sailer and Alexis Simmons have set their college careers back a year in order to participate in the World Race, spending…

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