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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Two kids read pamphlets from The New Yorker Union at Saturday’s Rally.

Labor Organizers Shine During May Day Protests

By AIDAN LANE, Fordham University - The Observer June 3, 2021

It didn’t feel like a spring morning on May 1 with the cold air and high winds gripping New York City. However, a thawing passion was swelling among New Yorkers, as a group of protesters trickled out...

The Free Store on 45th and Ninth Avenue was created as a way to foster sustainability and mutual aid within the Hell's Kitchen community.

Hell’s Kitchen Free Store Is Priceless

By MADELINE KATZ, Fordham University - The Observer June 3, 2021

They say nothing in life is free, but clearly, they have never been to Hell’s Kitchen Free Store. Nestled in a vacant storefront on 45th Street and Ninth Avenue lies the Free Store. Playful designs...

Leah Orly and Gali Reuben show their support for Israel at a protest in Agoura Hills, CA. on Sunday, May 23, 2021. The protest was to demonstrate support for Israel after the May 21 ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

Pro-Palestine and pro-Israel rallies held on Thousand Oaks Blvd as protesters call for continued peace amid Israel-Hamas ceasefire

By Ryan Bough, Moorpark College June 2, 2021

After the May 21 ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict, pro-Palestine and pro-Israel protester's rallied to have their voices heard, some calling for justice, others calling for peace. These voices found...

Students are wondering how the the Board's recent decision will affect the university.

The potential impact of handbook amendments on JCU’s national ranking

By Nicolette Noce and Laken Kincaid May 27, 2021

Newly passed amendments to the Faculty Handbook that make it possible to remove tenured professors without cause in a time of “budgetary hardship” have some concerned that this change in University...

Chyrstyn Fentroy dancing. Courtesy of Chyrstyn Fentroy. Photo by Daniel R. Durrett @durret_imagery

As Boston ballet community reckons with a year of change, dancers advocate for more agency

By Delainey LaHood-Burns, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston May 27, 2021

In a highly competitive field in which careers are more finite than most, it’s rare for classical ballet dancers to stop moving. But when the pandemic hit last year, things changed. For Chyrstyn Fentroy,...

Keely Anderberg, seen in this image, is part of the Skyline College Women's Soccer team, adorning the varsity number 14. (Source: Keely Anderberg)

Mental Health Struggles on Athletes

By Arman Archouniani, Skyline College May 27, 2021

Mental health has been an important topic that has begun to get recognized much more in our world. More and more professional athletes have been coming out and talking about their struggles with mental...

Students and faculty wonder how a presidential transition will impact the current state of the university.

Miciak offers positive outlook for JCU as concerns over faculty tenure and the presidential search process linger

By Laken Kincaid and Taylor Anthony May 26, 2021

On June 1, Alan Miciak will be inaugurated as the 26th president of John Carroll University. Facing a looming enrollment crisis in higher education, concerns over faculty tenure and questions surrounding...

College students across the nation wonder if they can afford a higher education.

The debt crisis: How student debt impacts college graduates

By Laken Kincaid and Rachel Scully May 24, 2021

Today, most college students face a similar problem: financing their education. With university prices skyrocketing, students find themselves with empty pockets. While both private and federal loans seem...

Jordan Murren, a firefighter with the L.A. County Fire Department, works to put out hotspots from the Country Fire in Thousand Oaks, CA. on Thursday, April 29. The Country Fire grew to 28 acres before being contained. Photo credit: Ryan Bough

Country Fire fully contained after burning 28 acres north of Westlake High School

By Ryan Bough, Moorpark College May 17, 2021

On Thursday afternoon a brush fire was reported just up the road from Westlake High School. The fire, dubbed the Country Fire, quickly grew to 28 acres triggering mandatory evacuations of over 1100 residents. ...

Jen Ziemke, an associate professor of International Relations, has worked heavily in global affairs and politics almost her whole life.

Academia sees rise in female Political Science majors

By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University May 6, 2021

More female college students than ever are choosing to be political science majors. While progress in gender equality can be expected in a myriad of fields, political science has always been regarded as...

JCU Students wonder if they can take their book writing dreams to new heights without the lofty price tag.

JCU book writing partnership spawns criticism

By Laken Kincaid, John Carroll University May 6, 2021

A new program at John Carroll has sparked controversy as students empty their pockets to follow their dreams. JCU’s Entrepreneurship program has partnered with Georgetown University’s New Degree Press...

Scenes featuring Renata Sorrah from the Brazilian telenovela

Where would mathematics take me?

By Christian Carlo Ceguerra, Skyline College May 5, 2021

“I don’t need math in my major!” “Why are there letters in math?” “Calculus is difficult, why do I need to study it?” “I only need arithmetic in my life!” These are some of the classic...

Over a million Facebook users virtually gather to

The shame request: The rise of adult cyber-bullies

By Xena Bunton, Marshall University April 30, 2021

There has been a noticeable trend of adult cyber-bullying since 2018, as over one million Facebook users virtually gather to “shame” strangers, celebrities and their friends. "You feel as if the...

The entrance to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, which has been used as a mass vaccination center since February 27. 

The mass vaccination center at Reggie Lewis is an accessibility success, but a lagging one

By Claire Yates, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston April 30, 2021

In one way, the establishment of mass vaccination centers across Boston took Black organizers by surprise. The vaccine was ready much faster than most people expected. But in another, it felt like Deja-vu....

Silent protestors in the crowd held signs that said

Policymakers, nonprofits leading the solutions for Boston’s affordable housing crisis

By Delaney Murray, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston April 30, 2021

In a small basement apartment in Mattapan, Massachusetts, Symone Crawford and her husband raised three daughters while working full time. When Crawford set out to secure the stable home that her family...

George Floyd's murder sparked some of the largest civil rights protests in American history.

Defunding the Police: Why It Needs to Happen

By Amira Cooper, Howard Community College April 30, 2021

The pandemic has isolated us, frightened us and shoved the truth into our faces. The cruel reality, neither new nor old, of increased police brutality towards Black people has traumatized and desensitized...

Students React to Retrenchment

By Nick Distefano, University of Central Missouri April 28, 2021

This story was originally published on Muleskinner on April 14, 2021.

Randy and Gene Aberouette are enjoying their first season playing together for the Skyline Trojans baseball team

From the backyard to the college diamond

By Steven Rissotto, Skyline College April 28, 2021

Randy Aberouette strapped on his spikes, doffed on his cap, packed his equipment, and set out to the field for his first practice as a member of the Skyline baseball team. Something wasn’t right when...

Toddlers playing with a Loma Chica staff way back in 2016.

Early Childhood Education: an overlooked program

By Christian Carlo Ceguerra, Skyline College April 26, 2021

Professor Sarita Santos will never forget how angry she was when a friend tried to dissuade her from pursuing a career in child psychology and special education. “‘Rita, you're so smart,’” Santos...

The pink ribbon is a symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Athletic Department’s “Shooby” Battles Cancer

By Meah Copeland, University of Central Missouri April 26, 2021

Assistant Athletic Director for Development, Michelle Schubert, is battling breast cancer. Through her journey, Schubert has a big support group. She has her husband, children, the Shooby Strong nation,...

Community medical staff are checking the information for those who are getting  vaccinated. This sign reads, “vaccinator information registration area.” Those who are willing to be vaccinated need to fill out the necessary information in this area and sign the consent form.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Differs Internationally: A look at Missouri and Beijing

By Junping Xia, University of Central Missouri April 23, 2021

  The world has been affected to varying degrees because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but vaccines have become the most effective way to combat the pandemic. As the University of Central Missouri hosts...

The Skyline View Podcast: National Poetry Month with poet laureate Janice Sapigao

By John Harrison, Skyline College April 22, 2021

April is National Poetry Month and today we're speaking with Santa Clara County poet laureate Janice Sapigao about her experience leading Skyline’s Cipher Hip-Hop Learning Community and the politics...

As of the 2010 Census, Crum’s population was 182. The town is only an hour from Huntington and sits on the border between the southern county line of Wayne and the northern line of Mingo County and on the West Virginia side of the Tug Fork, or Tug River, which divides the Mountain State with Kentucky.

Crum, WV- a town on borrowed time

By Tyler Spence, Marshall University April 15, 2021

CRUM, W.Va. — As of the 2010 Census, Crum’s population was 182. The town is only an hour from Huntington and sits on the border between the southern county line of Wayne and the northern line of Mingo...

Muslims try to read and study the Holy Quran with more fervor during Ramadan, often finishing the entire 114-chapter-long scripture one or more times during the one-month holiday.

Muslim Students begin fasting for the holy month of Ramadan

By Esha Bhatti, Howard Community College April 15, 2021

The fridge is loaded with Costco breakfast items. My list of spiritual goals is stored on the “Notes” app within my iPhone. My mind is already wandering to the foods that I will dig into come sunset...

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and many medical professionals are encouraging constituents to receive their COVID-19 vaccination, many are still wary of the possible side effects.

Infectious diseases specialist explains vaccine benefits

By Brittany Hively, Marshall University April 15, 2021

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and many medical professionals are encouraging constituents to receive their COVID-19 vaccination, many are still wary of the possible side effects. “Anyone...

(From left to right) Marcus Aurelius, Seneca the Younger, Epictetus, Zeno of Citium.

Stoicism: an ancient philosophy with contemporary value

By John Harrison, Skyline College April 15, 2021

“Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too,” wrote Marcus Aurelius, a Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor. He ruled from 161-180 A.D.,...

Malcolm X once said

Feminism Failed Black Women, Womanism is the Solution

By Deja Grissom, Howard Community College April 13, 2021

Malcolm X once said, "the most disrespected person in America is the Black woman." This sentiment rings true to this day. In the past few months, we have witnessed a young black woman being body-slammed...

In the obituary published by Brown’s Funeral Service, Dell McLain is described as having been an “incredible human being who captured the hearts of all” and “nothing short of spectacular.” The people he left behind are encouraged to live their lives to the fullest, and to laugh— a lot.

Beloved Southeastern professor leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter

By Addison Martin, Southeastern Oklahoma State University April 13, 2021

For Dell McLain, every morning was a whole new day to seize and spend making a difference in someone else’s life. On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, the curtains closed on the life of Dell McLain. Throughout...

Karen Trujillo, Ph.D. Courtesy Image LCPS. Karen Trujillo left a legacy at Las Cruces Public Schools as well as the community.

Memorial fund for Karen Trujillo to establish a scholarship for Education students at NMSU

By Raul Flores, New Mexico State University April 12, 2021

A memorial fund aimed to honor the late Dr. Karen Trujillo was approved by the New Mexico Senate on Monday, March 1, and it will be used by New Mexico State University to establish a scholarship for...

Alabama Rep. Neil Rafferty speaks in support of transgender rights during a rally outside the Alabama State House in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Beyond “she” and “he,” preferred pronouns offer safe space

By Brittany Hively, Marshall University April 8, 2021

With the increase surrounding equality awareness for the LGBTQ+ community, pronoun awareness has become pertinent. “When we talk about pronouns, people are always very scared because it’s something...

Intersection of Vivien Thomas Way and 21st Avenue South. (Hustler Staff/Ryan Suddath)

Dixie Place renamed Vivien Thomas Way

By Ryan Suddath, Vanderbilt University April 7, 2021

On April 5, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) capped off a nearly year-long project to change the name of Dixie Place to Vivien Thomas Way.  Running from 21st Avenue South to VUMC’s Central...

The Skyline View Podcast: Student unions stand against anti-Asian hate

By John Harrison, Skyline College April 6, 2021

In today’s episode we’re having a conversation with members of the Skyline College Filipinx Student Union and College of San Mateo’s Katipunan about why violence against the AAPI or Asian American...

The Skyline View Podcast: National Sleep Awareness Week with Emily Risk

By John Harrison, Skyline College April 5, 2021

It’s National Sleep Awareness Week and in today’s episode Emily Risk, a nurse with the Skyline College Health Center, will be discussing with us the importance of sleep for college students, what causes...

A Pride flag is pictured outside the LGBT Programs office.

NMSU students react to the U.S. House passing the Equality Act

By Selema Graham, New Mexico State University March 31, 2021

On Feb. 25, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act and have passed it on to the U.S. Senate.  The bill would make discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, or sexual...

Classes at NMSU will continue online for the remainder of the semester in response to the spread of COVID-19 in the state. 

*Image and caption written March 16 2020*

Transition to Online Learning: NMSU reflects one year later

By Raul Flores, New Mexico State University March 29, 2021

It has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, forcing a major lifestyle change for everyone which included nationwide school closures, curfews and a lockdown. New Mexico State...

44 Faculty Positions could be eliminated if UCM President Roger Best decided to approve the Academic Review Board's recommendations

44 Faculty Jobs at-risk of Termination

By Matthew Goldsmith, University of Central Missouri March 29, 2021

  University of Central Missouri President Roger Best is expected to announce his retrenchment decisions by midday Friday, March 26 after he reviews recommendations.    Best had initially planned...

Flood waters rose covering tables and other seating at Ashland’s riverfront.

Recent weather pattern typical

By Brittany Hively, Marshall University March 29, 2021

From ice storms and flooding to snow in Texas, will 2021 be the year of extreme weather? Kevin Law, West Virginia state climatologist, said most of the recent weather is typical for this time of year. “This...

The Cerritos College student hopes to transfer in Fall 2022. He is ready for Cerritos College courses to return to campus when the time comes. Mar. 18 2021.

Kinesiology major pursues fitness career after nearly fatal accident

By Emily Melgar, Cerritos College March 26, 2021

After surviving a life-changing car accident in 2017, Rafael Ricky Rincon-Alvidrez re-enrolled at Cerritos College and aspires for a career in physical therapy. Inspired by his battle in a two-month...

Racist rhetoric has torn apart both our nation and our community.

HCC Students Stand with Asian American Community Amidst Escalating Hate Crimes

By Esha Bhatti, Howard Community College March 24, 2021

Three beauty salons. Eight people dead. Six of them, Asian women. Last Tuesday, March 16, Americans received the harrowing news that a lone gunman carried out a series of attacks at three different...

Janeth Vazquez is a local advocate and teaches the citizenship classes at Seward County Community   College. Vazquez has been part of numerous protests and orginaztions that help support DACA awareness and pathways to citizenship. Dreamers like Sarahi Aguilera had come to Washington D.C to help advocate not only for DACA but for the rights of illegal immigrants. Aguilera is a recent graduate of Seward County Community College  and is a advocate for the community.  She celebrates and hopes that the American  Dream and Promise Act will help all 11 million illegal immigrants.

American Dream and Promise Act sparks hope for DACA recipients

By Maria Coronado, Seward County Community College March 23, 2021

The House of Representatives voted on March 18 to create a path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.    The American Dream and Promise Act forms part of President...

Etienne Boutan, co -founder Heex Technologies can be seen here.

From basketball to self-driving cars

By Ashley Hernandez, Skyline College March 22, 2021

Etienne Boutan attended Skyline from 2013 to 2014. His interest in technology led to him choosing to study in California. Whilst playing basketball as a shooting guard at Skyline College, Boutan found...

“We are living in a material world / And I am a material girl”

Exposed and Naked

By Christian Carlo Ceguerra, Skyline College March 17, 2021

“We are living in a material world / And I am a material girl” One can revel and jive to Madonna’s “Material Girl” for its tongue-in-cheek poetics and whimsical 80s melody all day long, but...

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be no job that has been as uniquely changed as the role of the police.

San Mateo County police departments vs. COVID-19

By Holden McCandless, Skyline College March 17, 2021

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be no job that has been as uniquely changed as the role of the police. In the face of the world turning over, guides for police departments to follow...

When was the last time you got a newspaper from the stands?

The role of higher education in media and information literacy

By Christian Carlo Ceguerra, Skyline College March 17, 2021

Before March began, journalism students and student newspapers' staff around the country observed Student Press Freedom Day on Feb. 26, along with the Scholastic Journalism Week, which lasted from Feb....

Community members, activists and lawmakers in favor of the CROWN Act gathered at the state capitol March 13 to demonstrate support of the bill to end hair discrimination.

Supporters rally in favor of CROWN Act

By Isabella Robinson, Marshall University March 16, 2021

Community members, activists and lawmakers in favor of the CROWN Act marched at the state capitol March 13 to demonstrate support of the bill to end hair discrimination. CROWN stands for Create a Respectful...

Miles Mastrobuoni was selected in the 14th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays and has thrived at different positions.

Miles Mastrobuoni’s opportunity

By Steven Rissotto, Skyline College March 11, 2021

Miles Mastrobuoni sat with his family at the dinner table as a 13-year-old in Livermore, California. While a plate of food was waiting for his attention in front of him, the wide-eyed kid was too distracted,...

A protesters holds their signs while marching peacefully down Kansas Ave. The March was done in order to support the Black Lives Matter Movement that was sparked after the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

Black History Month sparks conversations about advocacy, BLM

By Maria Coronado and Raven Staten March 11, 2021

February is dedicated to appreciate both the past and present of the black community. Black History month focuses on appreciating all Black historical figures —globally— that have changed history forever. “A...

West Virginia House delegates enter chambers, Saturday, March 9. New proposals concerning water quality and protections will not be reviewed until the 2020 legislative session.

Campus carry resurfaces, prompts response

By Tyler Spence, Marshall University March 11, 2021

Under current statutes in West Virginia, college campuses remain an exception for places one can visit and conceal carry a weapon without a permit. Earlier this month, the West Virginia Senate introduced...

President Joe Biden proposed the most sweeping immigration plan since 1986. In Boston, immigrant groups talk about what parts of the plan they are excited about, and where they hope to see more change.

Boston immigrant groups react to Biden plan

By Kelly Garrity, Northeastern University March 11, 2021

As President Joseph R. Biden’s sweeping immigration reform bill enters into debate in Congress, immigrant groups have responded with both hope and disappointment to various aspects of the plan.  ...

Following the introduction of H.R.1 to the House floor, former Bernie 2020 staffers launched Un-PAC, a new political organization dedicated to organizing students and young people to demand democratic reform. 

Un-Pac, organizing students for vast democratic reform

By Isabella Robinson, Marshall University March 10, 2021

Following the introduction of H.R.1 to the House floor, former Bernie 2020 staffers launched Un-PAC, a new political organization dedicated to organizing students and young people to demand democratic...

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