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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from Liberty High School - TX
As Texas opens up, the eyes of many Redhawks look to India
News

Shreyas Viswanathan | May 21, 2021

Sharp rise in cases.

Shortage of hospital beds and oxygen tanks.

An overloaded healthcare system with only one doctor for every 100 patients.

Countless deaths and cremations.

India, and its…

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Bunk up the beat
Arts & Entertainment

Aaron Boehmer | May 17, 2021

Under a loft bed, two friends from English class started making music.

From that same loft bed, a record label came to be: Top Bunk Recordings. Memorial High School seniors Diego Fernandez and Kaleb…

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Hate crimes against Asians impacts Redhawks
News

Erika Pernis | May 13, 2021


A woman spit at in her own garage.

An elderly man being sucker-punched on the street.

Another woman being pulled by her hair on a public bus.

The common denominator: each of these victims…

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Bonding over pickles, mom and daughter launch Pickl – ee’s
Video

Alicia Hernandez | May 12, 2021

It’s common for students to start working in high school, but since the pandemic began last year, many students began their own business.

But while several students turned to sweets, sophomore Emily…

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Slaying stereotypes, girls embracing D&D
Arts & Entertainment

Grace Myers | May 3, 2021

Wizards and witches and warlocks, oh my!

In the fantastical world of Dungeons and Dragons, players can take on the persona of these characters and many more in an epic storytelling game that has…

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Video

Aditi Darodkar | April 15, 2021

Director, writer, producer, editor and filmmaker, a senior on campus is all that.

And now, he’s getting ready for the next stage in his career.

According to HollywoodReporter, University of Southern…

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Distance no difference, K-pop popular on campus
Arts & Entertainment

Urja Joshi | April 8, 2021

Nearly 7,000 miles from Texas and approximately 1/6th the size of the Lone Star state, Korean pop culture is popular throughout America, and here on campus it’s no different.

For many Redhawks, the…

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Family games
Sports

Harley Classe | March 29, 2021

Most teams strive to create a feeling of family both on and off of the field. However, it is easier for some than others. For three pairs of coaches and athletes this comes naturally, as multiple sports…

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More than clothing, decision by teen girls to wear a hijab
Features

Shreya Jagan | March 24, 2021

Lacing up her Dr. Martens, cuffed jeans, and long-sleeve flannel, senior Ayah Hatahet is ready for the day.

She walks into school with her head held high, having pieced together a fashionable outfit….

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Unfiltered: not all men
Audio

Hamsa Madhira | March 19, 2021

Hosted by junior Hamsa Madhira, this podcast talks about various socio-political issues, ideas, and experiences that are personal to her identity as a South Asian and Immigrant. This week, she will discuss…

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Leaving campus for cookies, former Redhawk opens sweet franchise
Video

Madigan Gunia | March 19, 2021

After working on campus for 13 years in the technology department, Merry Moch replaced computers with cookies.

It all started when her daughter Sydney went to college at Colorado State University and…

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Junior Anisya Nair confronts cliches in new novel, Coming of Page
Features

Abby Wang | March 17, 2021

Elitist schools.

Star-crossed lovers.

Spies.

Junior Anisya Nair explores these YA cliches in her debut published novel Coming of Page; an opportunity for Nair to give some overused concepts a…

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Abbott lifts mask requirement starting March 10
News

Trisha Dasgupta | March 4, 2021

The mask mandate in Texas will be no more starting March 10, after Governor Greg Abbott has announced on Tuesday that Texas will fully reopen and the state-wide mask mandate will be repealed, with businesses…

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Girls’ soccer team a family affair
Sports

Remi Williams | March 3, 2021

Cones, clipboards, and a loud voice are all part of a coach’s toolbox. But when it comes to motivational talks, metaphors are king.

One of the biggest in the sports world is calling a family a team.

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Asynchronous learning takes place following winter storm
News

Aaron Boehmer | February 23, 2021

Power and water outages following Winter Storm Uri inhibit the district from being able to reopen schools, causing Monday and Tuesday to be marked as asynchronous virtual learning days for Frisco ISD students.

“Fortunately,…

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Closing the chapter on his coaching career
Sports

Ryan Shapiro | February 3, 2021

One of the school’s longest-tenured coaches has decided it is time to retire as assistant wrestling coach Tim Brennan is moving on to different pursuits. Coach B as he is better known, began his career…

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With many firsts, Harris’s inauguration impacts girls of color on campus
News

Trisha Dasgupta | January 22, 2021

Kamala Devi Harris, born to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father in the time of Jim Crow and segregation, was sworn in as the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian to ever hold the office…

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Teens and religion: a lost faith or a renewed belief
Features

Cooper Ragle | January 21, 2021

From Hanukkah to Christmas, and Rahmadan to Diwali, the year is filled with dozens of days that are religiously significant to billions of people around the world.

For some people, these days aren’t…

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Sleep paralysis: Ana’s waking nightmare
Features

Ana Cuen | January 19, 2021

Dark and quiet after a long day, the perfect recipe for sleep. 

With heavy eyelids, tiredness takes over. 

In the middle of the night you awaken. 

And standing in front of you is a dark figure. 

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Witnessing history, Bryant recalls King’s most famous speech
Features

Trinity Williams | January 19, 2021

The year was 1963 and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial to an estimated crowd of 250,0000, including the secretary…

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Redhawks react to pro-Trump mob attacks on U.S. Capitol
News

Aaron Boehmer | January 8, 2021

Jan. 6, 2021 around 1:10 p.m. the United States Capitol was stormed by a pro-Trump mob, waving Confederates flags, hanging a noose and cross, and replacing the American flag with a “Trump 2020” one.

The…

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“We migrated to this country for the way of work”
Video

Alicia Hernandez | December 21, 2020

It is easy to notice the diversity of ethnicities on campus, which is no different from Texas as a whole. 

But due to its proximity to the U.S. border with Mexico, Texas receives immigrants from different…

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FISD parent participates in Pfizer vaccine trial
Features

Trisha Dasgupta | December 16, 2020

Dozens of cameras and reporters watched a historic scene play out as the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines were distributed at Dallas Methodist Medical Center early Monday morning. 

Produced in a record…

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Diwali celebrations being adjusted due to COVID
Features

Saachi Kuchu | November 17, 2020

This year, the coronavirus pandemic has changed how many Hindus will celebrate one of their biggest festivals on Saturday. 

“Diwali is a hindu holiday that celebrates the triumph of good over evil,…

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8 months later and the championship memory lives on
Sports

Remi Williams | November 10, 2020



It’s been eight months since a Frisco ISD high school earned the district’s first state championship in basketball.

Eight months.

It’s been eight months since the Redhawks beat…

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“My favorite thing about Red Rhythm is everything”
Sports

Remi Williams | November 2, 2020

Only one year after the first male cheerleader and first female football player, Redhawk students continue to defy gender norms in sports and fine arts as the campus has their first male dance team member,…

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9 years in the making, Tumbleweed TexStyles opens first physical store
Features

Madigan Gunia | October 27, 2020

In 2011, two teachers on campus, Jeb Matulich and Brian Wysong started the clothing brand Tumbleweed TexStyles, with most of its sales coming from an online site. Now, nine years later, their first physical…

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Mother and daughter create hairstyle account
Video

Karina Grokhovskaya | October 26, 2020

With more than 1 billion people on Instagram, freshman Ashton Hatch has managed to gain over 40,000 followers. But it’s not because of where she’s gone or what she’s done.

It’s because of her…

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Their heritage is more than a month
Features

Caroline Caruso | October 23, 2020

More than a percentage.

More than a statistic written on paper.

Their heritage reaches far beyond the confines of a population census.

Their story is more.

Although a national holiday, many…

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Redhawks launch sustainable coffee ground company
Features

Hannah Beeler | October 21, 2020

For many students, the thought of coffee is one of the first things on their minds in the morning. What some don’t think about is the amount of waste their cup of joe creates.

After use, coffee grounds…

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Rocking the vote by wearing the “vote.”
Features

Wingspan Staff | October 14, 2020

Inspired by the social studies department at Lebanon Trail High School, the social studies department on campus is wearing “Vote.” T-shirts every Tuesday leading up to Election Day on Nov. 3. Hear…

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Quick thinking saves the day
Features

Shreya Jagan | October 12, 2020

21 days.

It’s been 21 days since freshman Carsten Swallow potentially saved someone’s life.

September 17 was just another normal day for Carsten as he sat in his 2B class expecting to learn Spanish….

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Two teachers, one mission for change
Features

Aaron Boehmer | October 5, 2020

Then-kindergartener Malcolm Hill sits with his dad in the bleachers at a Frisco High School football game in 1998. A racial slur is chanted by fans.  

“Go c—-s!” Hill remembers being yelled…

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Dancing to the kitchen, Red Rhythm sophomore baking sweet treats
Features

Ashika Deshpande | September 24, 2020

From baking alongside her mom to making it a daily part of her life, sophomore Hannah Beeler has cultivated her talents into creating her own business, the Tearose Bakery. For over a year, Beeler has run…

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Unfiltered: accent inferiority complex
Audio

Hamsa Madhira | September 17, 2020

Hosted by junior Hamsa Madhira, this podcast talks about various socio-political issues, ideas, and experiences that are personal to her identity as a South Asian and Immigrant. This week, she will discuss…

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Monday’s with Ms. Marvel: Trump tapes
Opinions

Trisha Dasgupta | September 16, 2020

Bob Woodward, one of the journalists who broke the Watergate stories, released exclusive tapes from a series of interviews he conducted with President Trump from January to March of this year, tapes that…

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Restroom break turns into breaking the door
Sports

Remi Williams | September 2, 2020

What most people consider a quick break turned into a little over an hour long ordeal when soccer player and senior Kallin Brown realized she was locked in a bathroom Thursday morning with no one around.

“I…

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Helping her community with a mask-making campaign
Coronavirus

Ana Cuen | May 28, 2020

Scissors, thread, stitches, and a camera.  

Simple materials on their own, but with the potential to save lives together. 

Most people have been staying home to help slow the spread of COVID-19….

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Local AC/DC tribute singer auditions for spot on tour
Features

Aaron Boehmer | May 28, 2020

It’s likely the dream of most cover or tribute band singers: the chance to perform with the real band. For local AC/DC tribute band, Back in Black, it happened in 2016. That’s when lead singer Darren…

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Soccer works with IntelliGym technology to sharpen skills
Sports

Remi Williams | May 8, 2020

Over the years technology has been accepted as useful in the classroom. However, in recent  years technology has been developed to help athletes excel on the field with the Redhawk soccer teams using…

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Orchestra performs See You Again by Wiz Khalifa via Zoom
Coronavirus

Lucas Barr | April 8, 2020

With COVID-19 closing campus until at least May 1, a short video from the orchestra officers grew into a much different kind of viral sensation. Over the last few days, a pieced-together performance of…

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COVID-19 perspectives from around the world
Coronavirus

Amelia Jáuregui | March 31, 2020

What started off in Wuhan, China in late 2019, is now a global pandemic impacting people everywhere. To get an idea of what is happening in other areas, Wingspan reached out to students across America…

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City updates COVID-19 response at town hall
Coronavirus

Aaron Boehmer | March 27, 2020

“We’re a little bit in uncharted waters,” Frisco mayor Jeff Cheney said on the Frisco Town Hall on Coronavirus Monday evening.

In light of declaring COVID-19 a public health emergency, Cheney…

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Abbott addresses the state
Coronavirus

Aaron Boehmer | March 27, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott held a virtual town hall Thursday night to discuss his statewide executive order and address public concerns over COVID-19. 

Abbott’s executive order provides the following restrictions: 

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“Ready for the fight”
Features

Lucas Barr | March 10, 2020

In over 20 years of teaching and four years of education, nothing could have prepared AP Literature and Humanities teacher Beth Evans for what she had to say. 

The news was unlike any lecture, lesson,…

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Casting ballots: the politics of voting
Features

Aaron Boehmer | February 24, 2020

Texas is amongst the states that holds low voter registration and turnout, ranking 47th compared to all the other states in terms of voter turnout for the 2016 presidential election.

Although 15.8…

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Nine years in the making, senior gets his one shining moment
Sports

Aaron Boehmer | February 20, 2020

For nine years, the Redhawks were his high school favorite, watching as his two siblings suited up in the red and black.

First it was his older sister Sarah.

Then it was his older brother Joshua.

Then,…

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Coronavirus spreads local concern
Coronavirus

Yael Even | February 12, 2020

Wreaking havoc on the nation as well as the world, a deadly strand of coronavirus first took its course in China in late January and since then has killed over 600 people across the planet.

In response…

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A ‘diamond in the rough’
Sports

Maddie Aronson | February 12, 2020

With a winning record and almost 500 wrestling matches in the past four years, freshman Mitchell Borynack entered high school as one of the team’s most experienced athletes, bringing the Redhawk…

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More than just a sideline attraction, cheer takes the spotlight
Arts & Entertainment

Kasey Harvey | February 6, 2020

Hitting the masses less than a month ago on Jan. 8, Cheer has become a hit sensation on Netflix. Rated 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, numerous students and staff members on campus have been binge watching…

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