Best of SNO

#12
2018-2019
Distinguished Sites Rank for
Lovejoy High School
26
Published Stories for
Lovejoy High School
in 2018-2019
#13
2018-2019
Best of SNO Rank for
Lovejoy High School
Stories from Lovejoy High School
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 9, 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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A stable path
Features

Abigail Lund | January 2, 2019

The thoroughbred trotted lightly through the grass despite his tall and intimidating demeanor, red dirt flicking up from each step. The sun cast a golden glow onto his coat, making the fur shine like melted…

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Video: Rolling the Dice
Video

Jackie Carroll | November 9, 2018

LNN’s Jackie Carroll shows us a classic game’s comeback.

This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on November 1, 2018.

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Column: Unity amongst minority
Opinions

Nnenna Nchege | October 31, 2018

Seeking to provide unity and a safe space for African-American students, last year three seniors founded the Black Leopard Society (BLS). I was assigned to report about the club, and I was eager to get…

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Faces of the Fair: Victor Ramirez
Features

Lily Hager | October 30, 2018

Victor Ramirez is not thinking about the hours.

He is slouched on a concrete ledge near his stuffed animal stand, earbuds in, cap pulled over his eyes, waiting for customers. With every echo of Big…

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Faces of the Fair: Lester Jenkins
Features

Kelsey Carroll | October 18, 2018

If he’s “bein’ honest,” Lester Jenkins has been on the streets of Dallas since he was 15, and he needed money.

Needed money after his car wreck. Needed money after losing his job when Johnson…

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Hair testing adds to existing drug test procedures
Sports

Carly Ludlow | October 2, 2018

In addition to the twice-yearly urine drug testing from previous years,10-20 students at a time will be randomly chosen for about two hair follicle tests this year. The hair follicle test will test for…

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