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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Callum Robinson (10) and Parker Bratton (5) huddle with the mens lacrosse team. When I think back, I’m very proud and lucky to have been his teammate and to have been his friend. Those memories will always stick with me, Bratton said.

10 as one: Stevenson community preserves the memory of Callum Robinson

By Katie Campbell and Ben Johnson May 29, 2024

The turf glistened under the stadium lights as Stevenson's men's lacrosse players dominated Eastern University, eye black smeared across their cheeks and jerseys matted to their skin in sweat. The buzzer...

A little Chinatown of music with its Chinese translation below it.

A Little Chinatown of Music

By Hope Zhu, Wake Forest University May 17, 2024

It’s 1973 in Harbin, China. Meimei Wan stood beside her music teacher's harmonium, feeling the ebbs and flows of the wind sent by foot-operated bellows. Something stirred in the 8-year-old girl's heart,...

San Francisco State University senior forward Jonah Roth (15) attempts a 3-pointer  against California State University, East Bay sophomore forward Grady Lewis (21) during the Gators’ loss to the CSU East Bay Pioneers on Feb. 29, 2023 at Pioneer Gymnasium in Hayward, California. (Sean Young / Golden Gate Xpress)

Gators forward Jonah Roth reflects on college career with satisfaction, resilience

By Kathia Noriega, Golden Gate Xpress May 17, 2024

The San Francisco State University men’s basketball team concluded their season with a loss in the CCAA Division II tournament on Thursday night — also marking the end of the distinguished collegiate...

An illustration of the Greek alphabet, highlighting the names of several San Francisco State University sorority chapters. (Sunthi Jong / Golden Gate Xpress)

Legacies redefined: the minority-interest sororities building campus presence and community

By Sunthi Jong, Golden Gate Xpress May 15, 2024

Jackets emblazoned with letters worn by Greek life members are a sight familiar even to unwitting passersby at San Francisco State University. The letters proudly displayed on each member denote allegiance...

Cora Roach (left) attends a Musical Empowerment flute lesson taught by Alyssa Zaepfel (right).

A Musical Mentorship

By Josie Scratchard, Wake Forest University May 14, 2024

Birds chirp in the light breeze of a bright afternoon. Coveted spring weather knocks on Thursday’s door. While students head to their final classes of the day, junior Alyssa Zaepfel’s day isn’t over. ...

Macaria Moore-Bastide of the SFSU womens track & field team high jumps at Cox Stadium during practice on March 4. 2023. (Dan Hernandez / Golden Gate Xpress)

‘Pushing past your limits’: Gators track and field star qualifies for third nationals in two years

By Kathia Noriega, Golden Gate Xpress May 14, 2024

Preparing for her third appearance at the indoor NCAA Division II championships, Macaria Moore-Bastide is earning a spot at nationals. From March 8-9, the San Francisco State University track and field...

Rachel Gauthier (left) and Paul Garber (right) in WAKE Radios studio.

The Deaconlight Shining

By Addison Schmidt, Wake Forest University May 14, 2024

Just behind Kentner Stadium is a corner of campus that few students venture to regularly. Each weekday, environmental program students and anthropology majors spill out of their department’s respective...

Stevenson student-athletes capitalize on NIL deals

By Caleigh Bernota and Gavin Shields May 13, 2024

Emma Gladstein never runs out of energy drinks. She also never runs out of peanut butter powder, iced tea, teeth whitening strips, bracelets, meal replacement, and new clothes. You see, Gladstein is...

A graphic depicting a girl looking at a television screen (Hustler Multimedia/Lexie Perez)

RAZA: ‘One Day,’ South Asian representation will be enough

By Shahbano Raza, Vanderbilt University May 10, 2024

This year, I was one of many who bawled their eyes out to Netflix’s “One Day,” which is another book-to-screen adaptation of David Nicholls’ sensational slow-burn romance between the cheeky Dexter...

Photo Courtesy of Maddie Pearson

For the love of birds: Students unite to protect migratory species

By J. M. Wise, Texas A&M University - College Station May 9, 2024

The deadliest building on campus for birds is one dedicated to studying them. At least 23 birds this year have been killed from window collisions at the AgriLife complex alone. Ecology and conservation...

Larry Johnson II takes pride in the accomplishments of his youngest son, Larry Johnson III.

Larry Johnson III continues the legacy of his namesake

By Katie Campbell and Kevin Kouchoukos May 9, 2024

The sound of sneakers squeaking against the court floors filled the room. Beads of sweat rolled down the neck of Larry Johnson III and left a salty taste in his mouth. He tossed the ball in the air, feeling...

Wake Forest alumnus Alexander Lloyd Blake (10) recieved a Grammy for Best New Age, Ambient or Chant Album in in 2024. (Courtesy of Alexander Lloyd Blake)

In Harmony

By Virginia Noone, Wake Forest University May 8, 2024

Alexander Lloyd Blake kept reminding his ensemble choir Tonality (and mostly himself), that it was an honor to even be nominated for a Grammy. The group was nominated for Best New Age, Ambient or Chant...

Mens ice hockey poses after capturing second consecutive MAC title

Stevenson men’s ice hockey’s year to remember

By Grant DeVivo, Stevenson University May 8, 2024

They knew. Stevenson men's ice hockey knew that what was in store for the 2023-2024 season. With victory in sight, the Mustangs made it clear to each other early on that they were not going to fall...

Kitty Weathers, their dog, Gaia and the 2013 Hyundai Elantra they both call home.

Behind the wheel with nowhere to go

By Edward Fernandez, Cerritos College May 8, 2024

For over a year, 28-year-old Kitty Weathers (they/them) and their dog, Gaia, have called an electric blue 2013 Hyundai Elantra, parked on the outskirts of a Walmart parking lot in Long Beach Towne Center,...

Members of the Salem Assassins (left to right: Dimarvin Puerto, Jada Douthit, El Awkward, Cameron French, Kobe Mccullough) stand in front of the 9th Wonder mural on 6th and Trade Streets.

Salem Assassins

By Cooper Sullivan, Wake Forest University May 3, 2024

Class has been dismissed for almost half an hour, but a handful of students are still sticking around. They stand at the front of the Carswell classroom blocking one of the doors as they pepper their professor...

Remnants of the encampment on the Northrop Mall being cleaned up on Thursday morning.

BREAKING: Closed buildings to open Thursday at noon, encampment scheduled to end

By Theo Franz, Sam Hill, and Alex Steil May 3, 2024

Interim President Jeff Ettinger sent out a campus-wide email Thursday morning announcing the end of the encampment on Northrop Mall at noon, which was erected to demand an array of asks from the University...

Beekeeper Shelby Dittman scoops bees back into their hive during a visit on Friday, April 5, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)

Bee-hind the scenes

By Shalina Sabih, Texas A&M University - College Station May 3, 2024

The speakers turn on. Static clicks. And a voice reads “Your starting lineup for the Texas A&M Aggies is …” Spectators hear that sentence echo through the speakers at every home tennis match....

Aggie students gather to protest university funding of Israeli weapons manufacturing in Academic Plaza on Monday, April 29, 2024.

Students at A&M gather for pro-Palestine protest, calling for university divestment

By Ana Renfroe, Texas A&M University - College Station May 3, 2024

Hundreds of Texas A&M students protested the Israel-Hamas war and assembled in Academic Plaza, demanding A&M divest funds and denounce supporting organizations benefitting from Israeli occupation. ...

Protestors and counter-protestors in drizzly weather on Monday. Several buildings were closed by the University because of the protests escalation.

Coffman Union, East Bank see continued closures admist calls for “escalation” of protests

By Theo Franz, Sam Hill, and Spencer White April 30, 2024

The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities  released a SAFE - U advisory to close a dozen East Bank Campus buildings at 2:00 p.m. on Monday. Those closures were extended through Tuesday in an evening statement...

Protesters gather outside the Student Center, chanting and booing as Rittenhouse’s supporters leave the building after his speech.

Kyle Rittenhouse speech at Kent State sparks student protest

By Israel Gole, Baldwin Wallace University April 30, 2024

On April 16, the Kent State University chapter of Turning Point USA hosted Kyle Rittenhouse to give a speech on campus, drawing crowds of both protesters and his ardent supporters into the same arena.    ...

Police on Northrop Mall Tuesday morning. A protestor carries a Palestinian Flag.

Faculty, student protests occur on Northrop Mall, at Coffman Union

By Theo Franz and Sam Hill April 26, 2024

The University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) cleared an encampment protesting the University’s investment in the Israel-Hamas war on the north end of Northrop Mall early Tuesday morning. Organizers...

Vivek Ramaswamy on stage, talking to students and faculty at the 36th annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner.

Vivek Ramaswamy headlines 36th annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner

By Cade Cracas, Ashland University April 26, 2024

Ashland, Ohio - Hope for the future revival of the United States. That is what Vivek Ramaswamy left in the minds of students on Wednesday night. For the 36th annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner,...

Student demonstrators in the rainy weather protesting outside of Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday.

Photos from April 23 protests

By David Stager, University of Minnesota April 25, 2024

Demonstrations  After early the Tuesday morning arrests of nine individuals, student groups organized a protest in the afternoon. Rep. Ilhan Omar U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL) came...

Ren Nocon (center), a cinema student, draws on the whiteboard with his eyes closed as part of Experimental College teacher Masha Aleskovksi’s (right) lesson plan for Diversibility in Burk Hall on Feb. 13, 2024. (Dan Hernandez / Golden Gate Xpress)

Immersive class “Diversibility” puts different realities into perspective

By Cami Dominguez, Golden Gate Xpress April 25, 2024

San Francisco State University’s Experimental College class, “Diversibility,” is like many others. Using a hands-on approach, the class often engages in activities like hangman or collaborative art...

Morrill Hall on March 29. Actions taken by the University include scholarships, improved NAGPRA accountability, beginning the process to return the Cloquet Forestry Center to the Fond du Lac Band and research guidelines.

The TRUTH Report’s impact on UMN administration, one year later

By Logan Anderson, University of Minnesota April 24, 2024

Tadd Johnson became the University of Minnesota’s first-ever senior director of American Indian tribal nations relations in 2019. “I was clear that my mission was to build relationships and trust...

Courtesy of The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts.

The Eliot School’s ‘Teen Bridge’ program welcomes the next generation of Boston’s artists

By Ian Dartley, Northeastern University - The Scope Boston April 24, 2024

The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts’ Teen Bridge program will welcome its cohort of 15 students this spring - its largest group since the project began eight years ago. Jamaica Plain, where...

Eileen Bass, the Interpretation Assistant for WAM’s Truth and Repair Initiative on Pillsbury and Pleasant St. SE in Minneapolis on Sunday. Indigenous students speak up about the TRUTH Report.

Indigenous students: Who the TRUTH Project affects

By Araia Breedlove, University of Minnesota April 23, 2024

The land thousands of students and faculty walk on daily had a truth hidden for decades until a group of Indigenous researchers decided to uncover it all.  The Toward Recognition and University-Tribal...

Jose and Raul, day laborers waiting for work, April 10.

“The world spits on us”: The Home Depot men of Cerritos

By Edward Fernandez and Emanuel Guadarrama April 23, 2024

Just across the street from campus–idling in the crowded Home Depot parking lot through sunshine and storm–are dozens of day laborers, men willing to take on just about any task for daily, under-the-table...

A deep dive into the states complex history of territorial expansion.

The TRUTH Report and Minnesota’s “land grab” legacy

By Sam Hill, University of Minnesota April 19, 2024

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities’ “land grab” history has sparked debate and calls for accountability as revelations of displacement and acquisition surfaced in recent years. Now, one year...

The Highway 6 Band performs while listeners slow dance at The Corner Bar and Rooftop Grill on Sunday, March 24, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

‘Life is a Highway’ (6 Band)

By Amy Leigh Steward, Texas A&M University - College Station April 19, 2024

It starts with a guitar riff. Justin Faldyn plays lead, pulling rock and blues out of the strings.  After a beat, comes the beat of the drums, snare and bass, and tom and cymbal, helmed by Brennan...

Light Middleweight boxers Francis Cristal and Frank Chiu throw crosses during Farmers Fight Night on Thursday, April 4th, 2024, at Reed Arena.

‘One day there’s going to be a ring in the middle of Kyle Field’

By Zoe May, Texas A&M University - College Station April 18, 2024

“Throw the 1, follow with the 2!” “Keep your hands up!” “Tie him up!” It was the sixth fight of the night. The crowd was either on its feet or the edge of its seats as shouts from the coaches...

Agricultural economics junior Jacob Bush and sport management sophomore Sam Stovall read the paper before Texas A&Ms game against Arkansas at Reed Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024.

Meet the costumed characters of the A&M crowd

By Ian Curtis, Texas A&M University - College Station April 17, 2024

Four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, George Washington, Oscar the Grouch and a banana walk into Reed Arena. It’s not the start to the weirdest “walks into a bar” joke ever conceived. This one is...

A protestor waves a Palestinian flag in front of Corbett Center Student Union. March 28, 2024.

Pentagon event inspires protest “to push for a ceasefire” in Gaza

By Elizabeth Anne Andrews, New Mexico State University April 17, 2024

Protesters from a pro-Palestine organization in Las Cruces gathered in front of Corbett Center Student Union on Thursday, March 28 to protest the job fair, “Taking the Pentagon to the People.” The...

A statute of St. Ignatius Loyola in front of the St. Francis Chapel at JCU.

The role of the laity in preserving JCU’s Jesuit mission and identity

By Tate Farinacci, John Carroll University April 17, 2024

For over 137 years, John Carroll University has been educating students in the Jesuit tradition, a Catholic religious order founded by St. Ignatius Loyola in the 16th century which emphasizes education,...

New Fall 2024 Business Law course sparks excitement and intrigue

By Kayden Lamphere, Utica University April 16, 2024

Announced on March 28 on Utica University’s Facebook page, the Fall 2024 semester will offer a brand new course titled MGT 300: “Pop Culture Through the Eras (Lawyer’s Version).” The post garnered...

Photograph of a pink blossoming tree next to Alumni Lawn, as photographed on March 21, 2024. (Hustler Multimedia/George Albu)

Alumni, faculty open letters criticize student BDS efforts, call for campus civility

By Brina Ratangee, Vanderbilt University April 15, 2024

Alumni and faculty members penned open letters expressing solidarity with Vanderbilt’s pro-Israel Jewish community and criticizing efforts to bring the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to campus.  ...

Annie’s Parlour in the Dinkytown neighborhood on Monday, April 8, 2024. As chain businesses have continued to crop up in Dinkytown, the changing nature of the neighborhood has left alumni and local businesses with only fond memories to look back on.

Ten years of closures: local businesses and alumni reflect on Dinkytown’s new landscape

By Grace Aigner and Gabrielle Erenstein April 12, 2024

When Chris Hawthorne was a University of Minnesota student in 2014, he said he and his football teammates would often get their post-practice meal at the family-owned-and-operated Vescio’s Italian Restaurant....

Customers browse vintage clothing together at the Bygone Vintage market on Friday, Oct. 6th, 2024 at Tavo Coffee Co.

Inside the rise of vintage collegiate apparel

By Ian Curtis, Texas A&M University - College Station April 8, 2024

Take a walk through the Memorial Student Center bookstore, and you’ll be confronted by a purchasable museum of Texas A&M branding history. There are hoodies featuring the Vault T logo, crewnecks...

Eli Motycka, a Nashville Scene reporter gets arrested by VUPD on Vanderbilt Campus, as photographed on March 26, 2024. (Hustler Multimedia/Josh Rehders)

Nashville Scene reporter arrested on campus, press denied entry to Kirkland Hall

By Aaditi Lele, Katherine Oung, and Rachael Perrotta April 8, 2024

Hours into an ongoing sit-in by Vanderbilt Divestment Coalition members at Kirkland Hall, the press — including student journalists — continue to be denied access to the building. A Nashville Scene...

Residence hall rapes at highest percentage in recent years

By Amelia Roessler, University of Minnesota April 8, 2024

Correction: The edition of The Daily Breakdown where this article was included mischaracterized the findings of the UMPD Daily Crime Log. The overall number of rapes this year is down, but the rate of...

The price of athletics at Fresno State: What you dont know youre already paying for

The price of athletics at Fresno State: What you don’t know you’re already paying for

By David Victor, California State University - Fresno April 8, 2024

Fresno State’s spending on athletics using student and taxpayer-subsidized funds has more than tripled in 15 years. This upward trajectory is raising costs for students and affecting funds for other...

Sofia Cerkvenik, who now teaches 6th grade Minnesota Studies in the dual immersion program at Highland Park Middle School in St. Paul Public Schools. If passed, the bill would take effect in July 2025.

Legislature seeks to pass bill to pay student teachers

By Grace Aigner, University of Minnesota April 3, 2024

A new bill introduced in February in the Minnesota House of Representatives aims to create state-funded stipends for student teachers. The bill, first introduced by Rep. Matt Norris (DFL-Blaine), would...

By demonizing pleasure, we set ourselves up for unfulfilling sex lives.

Opinion: Let’s talk about sex

By Leo Huppke, University of Minnesota March 29, 2024

I lost my virginity last summer. After years of relying on Reddit forums and television characters to make sense of my sexuality, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I downloaded Tinder, met a...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff onboard Hydrographic Survey Vessel CATLETT observe the damage resulting from the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.

Stevenson community in shock following Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse

As a young girl growing up in Baltimore City, Yolanda Peace remembers Sundays when she climbed into the backseat of her family car for a trip over the Francis Scott Key Bridge. “I remember always...

Illustration of Koko Wooley

Koko the Kid

By Kylie Stoner and Pranay Dhoopar March 28, 2024

The love of the game was instilled in last season’s leading player in batting average, triples, hits and stolen bases from her older sisters. From endless games of backyard baseball and broken windows...

Illustration by Pranay Dhoopar

Let’s Ride

By Luke White, Texas A&M University - College Station March 26, 2024

Jace LaViolette faced a difficult decision: Boy Scouts or baseball?  Growing up, Texas A&M’s sophomore outfielder was given a choice by his mother on what he could devote his time to. Ultimately,...

Senior LAX Player Calls Ferrum ‘Light at the End of Her Tunnel’

By Kyle Markowitz, Ferrum College March 25, 2024

Not all willows weep--some bend to a breaking point--but others absorb adversity and convert it into resiliency. Senior Willow Cooper has taken the beginning of the women’s lacrosse season by storm...

Organizations such as the Minnesota chapter of Moms Demand Action are pushing for the legislature to pass better gun violence prevention laws.

Gun safety activists strive for safer Minnesota

By Alexandra DeYoe, University of Minnesota March 22, 2024

Following Minnesota’s flurry of gun violence prevention laws passed last session, many gun safety advocates agree more legislation is needed, though the debate on gun violence causes and solutions continues.  ...

A student writing on their computer

Local Universities Scramble to Catch Up To Artificial Intelligence

By Andrew Havens, Pennsylvania Western University (California) March 22, 2024

Teedra Harvey wanted a good grade for the final paper in her first-year English class. The way to get that, she thought, was a paper that sounded “scholarly.” With the due date looming and unsure...

Administration building at Notre Dame College, located in South Euclid, OH.

John Carroll partners with Notre Dame College for teach-out program

By Amelia Marlow, John Carroll University March 22, 2024

Since Notre Dame College opened its doors in 1922, its institution has accomplished many major milestones that have left a lasting impact on students. With the implementation of a liberal arts curriculum...

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