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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 Metea Valley High School
Teachers opening the floor for political opinions in classrooms continues to be a complicated topic of discussion
News

Cache Merriweather | May 11, 2021

Last August, a teacher in Texas was put on leave after putting up an LGBTQ+ and BLM flag in her virtual classroom. Although she was reinstated a few days later, the situation raised questions of when it…

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The Voyager’s achievements rocket beyond the stars to spark interest in aerospace
Features

Pravalika Balajivaishnavi | May 11, 2021

Curiosity

Humankind has always been curious about the stars above and the sea below. Curiosity is one of humankind’s strengths and continues to be a prominent trait of humanity. Countless…

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Navigating the media terrain in the 21st century
Features

Leland Pan | April 30, 2021

Jan. 6, Washington D.C., the sight of the U.S. Capitol Insurrection. While the rioters who stormed the building that day were out trying to stop Congress from ratifying the 2020 presidential election,…

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The conversation around autism needs to focus on acceptance, not compensation
Opinions

Ursula Sturgeon | April 12, 2021

There is this common idea that “disability” is a dirty word.

I remember many episodes in middle school, particularly where counselors would take me into their quaint, stale offices and ask me about…

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Power of the nerd: Dungeons & Dragons
Arts & Entertainment

Gray Corkey | March 29, 2021

The rogue creeps around the corner, keeping an eye out for traps. The ranger has an arrow notched. The wizard is ready with a Fireball. The cleric is prepared for a Healing Word if anything goes wrong….

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One Year Later
Features

Gray Corkey | March 23, 2021

The cancellation of concerts, clubs, and competitions. The paranoia of communication. The excitement of a continuous spring break. As the two-week spring break turned into a one-year remote experience,…

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week sparks conversations about dieting, health, and self-love
News

Iman Hamid | March 11, 2021

One of the interviewees in the article chose to remain anonymous. She will be referred to as Samantha.

“I was never formally diagnosed with a specific disorder,” senior Samantha said. “But I began…

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Automatic Miniature Plastic Factory: How Mold-A-Rama Inc. survives and thrives amidst pandemic
Features

Ursula Sturgeon | March 5, 2021

Brookfield Zoo reopened to the public after two months of closure due to COVID-19 related lockdowns on March 1. In the weeks prior, similar places like museums and aquariums across Chicagoland were opening…

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Robotics team 8995E steers to victory with their robotics boot camp
Features

Gray Corkey | February 16, 2021

As hope for a normal season faded, the Metea robotics team 8995E got their gears turning to find another way to victory. The freshman team, which includes Ian Corkey, Sheel Parikh, Vikram Rao, Debarya…

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From insurrection to inauguration, Mustangs share thoughts on state of democracy 
News

Iman Hamid | January 25, 2021

The Confederate flag waving through the Senate chambers. An officer crushed between a door frame and rioters. A fist was thrown in the air. These were all pictures publicized by the press during the insurrection…

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Elliot Page inspires transgender youth to be their true selves
Features

Gray Corkey | December 11, 2020

*Two of the interviewees in the article chose to remain anonymous. They will be referred to as T. and K. 

Queer celebrities are huge inspirations to young genderqueer people. They serve as role models…

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Analysis: Why Sanders had to suspend his campaign
Opinions

Marco Rivero | April 13, 2020

Inside a crowded venue in the middle of Navy Pier, over 12,000 people were gathered to celebrate the start of a campaign. Every few seconds, the crowd erupted in cheers as campaign surrogates and local…

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One Year Later
News

Myra Bajwa | February 14, 2020

Clayton Parks, Trevor Wehner, Russell Beyer, Vicente Juarez, and Josh Pinkard were shot and killed in the mass shooting at the Henry Pratt warehouse in Aurora on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. 

The day before,…

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IPSD students experience firsthand chaos of the 2020 Iowa Caucus
News

Leland Pan | February 10, 2020

Caught in the adrenaline rush of early election mayhem, 45 high school students from District 204 who received financial support from the Mikva Challenge, IPEF, and League of Women Voters were…

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PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE: IPSD introduces measures to bring clarity to the purpose of education
Features

Leland Pan | January 30, 2020

There are 1,420 minutes in a day. The National Science Foundation states that humans can have up to 60,000 thoughts each day. A decent fraction of those thoughts typically includes a couple of tests, along…

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Moving to the center has led to the failure of the Democratic Party.
Opinions

Marco Rivero | January 14, 2020

The representative of California’s 12th District and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi historically led the Democratic-majority House of Representatives and formally impeached President Donald Trump….

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Two students arrested following bathroom stall threats
News

Alexandra Guckel | December 16, 2019

The Aurora Police Department arrested two Metea Valley students after they wrote shooting threats on bathroom walls. The students’ names are not being released because they are juveniles.

Three threats…

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Threats of a school shooting event invade students’ feelings of security
Opinions

Brandt Ward | December 13, 2019

Anxiety and fear began building throughout last week. Students’ could not stop talking about the shooting threat that went viral. Other schools had heard about the post and their students were contacting…

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Breaking News: Students and teachers shocked following a racist incident during the Democratic debate watch party
News

Myra Bajwa | November 27, 2019

Government students gathered in the Large Forum Room to watch the Democratic debate on Wednesday, when a racial slur, written backward, appeared on a Kahoot screen in front of the approximately 140 students….

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Police report sheds new light on Buffalo Wild Wings incident
News

Katrina Viloria | November 19, 2019

A Naperville Police investigation reveals a more complicated picture of what happened inside the Buffalo Wild Wings on 75th Street on Oct. 26. The Stampede obtained a copy of the police report created…

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Las clases de AP en Metea todavía tienen una brecha en representación y éxito con los estudiantes Latinos/Hispanos
News

Isabella Villalobos | October 31, 2019

Cuando entras a una clase en una escuela pública, no piensas que la diversidad va a ser un problema.  Hay carteles que muestran mensajes de inclusión, pero en las clases de AP todavía no hay suficientes…

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Stimulated problems: Stimulants cause more harm than good
Features

James Turnbull | May 24, 2019

You’ve heard the names: Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta. You know what they do: give a boost of energy, help you focus, and keep you awake. At least, that’s what they’re prescribed to do. They can be…

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District 204 clashes with the City of Aurora over Route 59
News

Marco Rivero | April 18, 2019

The City of Aurora and the Indian Prairie School District have clashed over the proposed plan to revitalize the Route 59 corridor. While the city of Aurora has moved ahead with sections of this plan, the…

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Adults and teens anxious about effects of smartphone reliance
Features

Nate Burleyson | March 21, 2019

Every day we might perceive events as problems that might not really be an issue. Today, adults will see a group of preteens around a table engrossed in their phones, and jump to the conclusion that those…

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One Week Later
Features

Myra Bajwa | February 26, 2019

Today marks the one week anniversary of the mass shooting in Aurora that made national headlines. The city is reeling from the violent actions of a disgruntled employee that resulted in five innocent deaths….

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District 204 skirts Illinois legislation regarding menstrual products
News

Abbey Malbon | November 6, 2018

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]istrict 204 is knowingly not in strict compliance with a new Illinois law requiring all public and private high schools to provide free tampons and sanitary napkins in school bathrooms….

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Administrators censor episode of The Mane in violation of state law
News

Avani Shah | October 23, 2018

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he episode of The Mane that aired yesterday was one story shorter than planned. The Metea Valley administrative team censored a segment about a local family restaurant over concerns…

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