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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

Gal’s Guide Library is located in the Nickel Plate Arts building. The library opened in the beginning of March 2020.

“Who run the world?”: Noblesville’s historic Gal’s Guide Library builds its new home

By Kylee White and Kennedy Miller June 3, 2021

Monopoly. Aquariums. Fire escapes. Toll House cookies. As random as these all may seem, they were all invented by women. And yet, many people may not be aware of these accomplishments, which pushed one...

Junior Beth Blessent beside her mom, wearing matching t-shirts they had made to support Terri through her cancer journey.

Fighting back

By Hannah Gray, Pittsburg High School - KS June 3, 2021

Sitting on her bed, junior Beth Blessent listens to a podcast for her world history class. She’s taking notes, when she hears her mom, Terri Blessent come in the front door. She calls to her from the...

Recent graduate (class of 2020) Monserrat Flores' stuffed animals placed in a corner of her sister Vanessa Flores' room in remembrance of her.

In Memory of Those We Lost this Past Year

By Wendy Rodriguez, Godinez Fundamental High School June 2, 2021

With over 60,000 deaths in California due to the outbreak of COVID-19, it is evident that it is no longer just a number, but more about the millions of lives that this pandemic has taken worldwide from...

The 2019 Lunch Bunch club members join in room B127 for a Thanksgiving dinner. “My favorite experience has been forming relationships with people—which doesn’t just happen in one single moment,

Hey! Yeah you! Come join the Lunch Bunch!

By Caterina Tomassini and Billy Cossart June 2, 2021

While lunch period may be a small break from academics for some students, that time can be magical for students in room B127: home of the special education classroom and the “Lunch Bunch” club. Students...

Labels can be used to express one's identity and also tie them to the communities they are a part of.

A Look at Labels

By Sofia Guerra, Annie Wright Schools June 1, 2021

Glossary of Labels LGBTQIA+ Labels are terms people use to identify and express their sexuality and gender identity. For example, the acronym LGBTQIA+ stands for the following labels: Lesbian Lesbian...

A group of Cotter students wear their Pikachu masks to a Zoom English class to connect with the in person learners and bring a smile to their day

Cotter’s really distant learners make it through the year

By Lexi Licheng and Tony Zhao June 1, 2021

There are distant learners and then there are REALLY distant learners. Under  COVID-19, many of Cotter's international students  were forced to return to their home countries and go through distance...

Roderick Wilson, a security guard at Baldwin High School, is known for his enthusiastic morning greetings to students and for attending school sports events.

Security guard’s passion for positivity stretches from activism to morning greetings

By Alli Schroeder and Ethan Spozarski June 1, 2021

Baldwin students know Roderick Wilson as the security guard who greets everyone with positivity in the morning.  But before his employment as a security guard, Wilson was a bishop in several different...

The increased demand for people with a platform to advocate change and spread awareness has become more prevalent with global issues. Questions arise of whether or not they hold responsibility to become activists have become increasingly widespread.

Community evaluates celebrity activism

By Yasmina Kassir, The American School in London June 1, 2021

With the prevalence of growing reform movements such as Black Lives Matter, the demand for people in fame to use their platform for activism and education has increased. However, some choose not to pursue...

Lohiya transforming self-taught skill into inspired masterpieces

Lohiya transforming self-taught skill into inspired masterpieces

By Trisha Atluri, Coppell High School June 1, 2021

As the persistent clicks of the sewing machine bounce off the blush-colored walls of her study, Coppell High School sophomore Mehak Lohiya settles into an easy rhythm.  Just minutes before, Lohiya...

BSU and World Religions Students will host a prayer service on Thursday, May 27 to pray for people of color who were killed at the hands of police in 2020.

BSU and World Religions Students Host Prayer Service to Memorialize Victims of Police Brutality

By Mallory Middendorff, La Salle Catholic Preparatory High School May 27, 2021

After months of planning, a prayer service will take place in the academic courtyard to remember and pray for men and women who were killed at the hands of police in 2020. The Cross Project prayer service...

Vax facts for students

By Lauren Ritz and Grace Miller May 27, 2021

PhotographyInfogram This story was originally published on Lantern on May 26, 2021.

On June 5, Archbishop Riordan High School will graduate girls for the first time in its history. The ceremony will take place on Mayer Family Field and be live streamed for those who cannot attend.

Riordan to graduate first coed class

By Christian Ramirez Cortes, ARCHBISHOP RIORDAN HIGH SCHOOL May 27, 2021

On June 5, Archbishop Riordan High School will officially have its first coed graduating class, the Class of 2021. This year’s senior class will be the first graduating class at Riordan to consist of...

Being Deaf in a hearing world

By Christine Hinckley, Middle College High School May 27, 2021

You cannot escape the hearing world. Since the majority of the world has the ability to hear, hearing has become an important part of life. The ability to hear is important in countless situations so much...

Wilton High School, despite its vast campus, thrives due to the immense efforts of often unappreciated staff members.

Hidden Gems

By Bella Andjelkovic, Joy Ren, and Lora Simakova May 27, 2021

Human. A quality that is unique to none and shared by all of society. As a species, humanity relies on identity to make them different, such as their behavior, personality, and past experiences. So why...

Math teacher Martin Jenning retires after 39 years of teaching, 23 of which were at MVHS

MVHS Retirees

The end of the 2020-21 school year marks the start of retirement for six MVHS staff members — math teacher Martin Jennings, Guidance Senior Clerical Assistant Elaine Hamilton,...

Equality means giving everyone the same opportunities. Equity means allocating resources such that equal outcomes are achieved.

A Question of Equity

By Jeff Pape , St. Charles East High School May 27, 2021

On March 8, the D303 School Board approved the implementation of Deep Equity, a professional development program for teachers, starting next year. The program aims to reduce educational inequities--meaning...

Senior Jaden Billings will attend TCU in the fall to major in pre-medicine.

Senior Speaks Out on Prejudice in Aledo

By Olivia Caggiano, ALEDO HIGH SCHOOL May 27, 2021

In sixth grade senior Jaden Billings created a science project about ducks. He brought his presentation to school along with all of the other kids in his class and set it up in the classroom. Parents filed...

Ellery Bodell ’22 writes and produces their own music, as well as performs in front of live audiences, even amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ellery Bodell continues passion for songwriting professionally

By Anna Diorio '23, Staples High School May 27, 2021

As a community that prides itself in the musical arts, it’s no surprise that there are young, talented musicians in Westport looking to make their dreams a reality. Many aspiring artists pursuing their...

Marta Flores de Gomez readies her first child for school before heading to work in the early morning.

Bellaire’s Selfless Servant

By Ricky Kai, Bellaire High School May 27, 2021

The wailing of her baby wakes her up. In the pitch black, she navigates through the mess of her bedside desk to find her phone. It’s 5 a.m.  The crying comes from her second child, whose whining...

Many members of the LGBTQIA+ community try and hide their sexuality. Jayy Whited said,

LGBTQIA+ community speaks out on acceptance

By K.J. Beckley, Streetsboro High School May 26, 2021

Since quarantine, people of all ages have come out and said they identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.  Sophomore Kale Conti said the reason they came out as bisexual was “because my family...

Senior Hasset Asfaw (right) often had to translate for her parents when she was younger.

The hidden responsibilities of bilingual children

By Christopher Campos, Ritenour High School May 26, 2021

Ritenour is amongst the most diverse school districts around the St. Louis Metropolitan area, providing education to students from all ethnic backgrounds who often juggle multiple languages as they bounce...

Social selling becomes the basis for the attention-seeking craving people have.

Watch Me

By Lora Simakova, Wilton High School - CT May 26, 2021

We crave attention. It’s the human in us. Social selling is the act of using social platforms to present oneself in a desirable way. It often refers to the establishment and expansion of sales products...

READY SET GO: Chloe-Mei Espinosa sees the effects of plastic in our oceans firsthand through her many scuba diving adventures. The harmful impact that single-use plastics have on the environment are what caused Espinosa to launch her campaign, Skip the Plastic Straw.

Freshman launches campaign to reduce plastic waste and save our oceans 

By Lilly Ashworth, Mater Dei High School May 26, 2021

The issue of plastic straws and their impact on the environment has become a topic of debate within the past few years. Many people have switched to metal, rubber, and other reusable alternatives in order...

The AAPI community and its allies share powerful messages and tags across social media and during protests and speaking events.

Community Response to Rise in AAPI Hate Crimes

By Sofia Guerra, Annie Wright Schools May 26, 2021

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 virus in the Wuhan Province in the People’s Republic of China, there has been a significant increase in discrimination against the AAPI community in the United States....

Many immigrant students face challenges that go unnoticed by others, which can lead to immense amounts of stress.

The struggles that go unnoticed: Life as an immigrant at PV

By Kendall Jarvis, Pleasant Valley High School - IA May 26, 2021

Immigrant students are faced with many challenges within and outside of school. At PV there are many immigrants who are living in America on many different types of immigrant visas. These students all...

IB Theory of Knowledge teacher Leath Hunt has been a teacher in South Florida for 50 years, since 1971, and is celebrating his retirement at the end of this school year. (Shown on right with IB Coordinator Jan Patterson.)

Leath Hunt: 50 Years as a South Florida Educator

By Kathleen Lewis, Gulliver Preparatory May 25, 2021

“Supportive.” “Lively.” “Funny.” “Mentor.” “Friend.” These are just a few of the words members of the school community use to describe IB Theory of Knowledge teacher...

The learning ledge on the second floor of the Center for Science, Technology, and Industry waits for students fill its seats starting the 2021-22 school year — the first year that West Campus will be known as the Upper Campus.

Becoming one

It is fall of 2022. A sophomore moves to the Upper Campus after coming from the Freshman Campus. As they navigate the school, they find and explore the recent extension — The Center for Science,...

A mother and her two children walk away from a Laraya's Bodega, a local grocery store. The grocery store is located in the middle of downtown Los Angeles and puts an emphasis on healthy nutritious food. According to Feeding America, inn 2020, an estimated 265,000,000 were living with food insecurity, partially due to lack of access to healthful food and affordable groceries.

‘Striving to help’: Understanding the underlying issues of affordable food

By Rose Sarner, Archer School for Girls May 24, 2021

Imagine your closest supermarket is only a convenience store, barely better than the mart at the corner gas station. The shelves have no fresh fruit or vegetables. In fact, the only produce options in...

Scholastic Journalism & Media Director Tracy Sena sits by stacks of The Broadview as she cleans out the Publications Lab before retiring. Sena has advised The Broadview for more than two decades and has overseen newspapers for both high school divisions, Convent Elementary and the yearbooks.

‘Okay gang, let’s wrap this up’

By Charlotte Ehrlich, Grace Krumplitsch, and Tabitha Parent May 24, 2021

Gazing at the flurry of high schoolers frantic to meet the imminent print deadlines in the Publications Lab, Tracy Sena removed her mask to take a sip of coffee, and smiled. It was the first deadline week...

Patrick Birmingham puts on his brand new socks for the first time early Friday morning.

They Knocked His Socks Off

By Lucie Flagg, North Allegheny Senior High School May 24, 2021

When senior Patrick Birmingham showed up to school Friday morning, he was shocked to see his face in so many unexpected places. “I feel so amazing,” he expressed. “My face is on socks.” Patrick,...

The conversation around pronouns has evolved with great speed in recent years. As there is a growing visibility of the transgender community and individuals beyond the binary, the topic of pronouns has gained an increased focus in school and work environments as well as on social media.

‘One small gesture that goes a long way:’ The evolving topic of pronouns

By Greta Irvine, Archer School for Girls May 21, 2021

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2019 was they: a common word in the English language, a personal pronoun. Warranting a title administered to only words that were a top lookup during the year is...

April was National Minority Health Month, and the National Office of Minority Health spent it improving coronavirus vaccine distribution to minorities.

Office of Minority Health Strives To Reduce Disparities In Healthcare

By Irem Inan, Wentzville Liberty High School May 21, 2021

Over the past year, the coronavirus has exposed cracks in the spackled walls of the United States’ healthcare system. More information is being spread about itemized bills and the unequal treatment different...

A student sits in a classroom that is led by a teacher. Although teachers are the ones who educate the youth, students often offer valuable learning experiences and new perspectives for teachers.

Role Reversal

By Ruby Lueras, Lake Zurich High School May 21, 2021

Whether it’s breaking down the quadratic formula or instructing students how to drive, teachers are an integral part of each student’s day. More often than not, teachers are the ones guiding and mentoring...

Senior Danny Nguyen is a co-president of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Club at La Salle.

Celebrating Triumphs and Recognizing History: What Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Means to La Salle Students

By Maddie Khaw, La Salle Catholic Preparatory High School May 21, 2021

Many kids want to grow up to pursue a variety of unequivocally “cool” jobs, such as doctors, veterinarians, or astronauts. Young children often have large-scale aspirations, with the sentence “When...

Sunny Hills alumna Jackie Logwood stands in front of the Fullerton Auditorium June 19, three days after the Fullerton Joint Union High School District board of trustees voted unanimously to remove Louis E. Plummer’s name from the building. Logwood had created an online petition seeking the change in name after Plummer was alleged to have been involved with the KKK.

From to change that name: Class of 2019 alumna reflects on one-year anniversary of how she successfully campaigned to remove a suspected KKK member’s name from district’s auditorium

By Rida Zar, Sunny Hills High School May 19, 2021

Originating in the 19th century, social justice was not on the minds of many of her peers when  Jackie Logwood attended Sunny Hills from 2016-2019. While Logwood had to contend against the pressures...

Vickie Miller is retiring at the end of the year after 23 years.

Soon to retire, Vickie Miller found a sense of family through FHC

By Lauren Batterbee, Forest Hills Central High School May 19, 2021

As custodian Vickie Miller sifts through her memories, one thing she was able to check off her bucket list was going on a cruise. Miller loves traveling and will hopefully be seeing more of the world as...

For many people, the isolation has been the hardest part of the pandemic experience. English teacher Amy Smith says she has never had as many students struggling academically and emotionally as she has this year.

Weathering the storm

By Sofia Ramon, McCallum High School May 19, 2021

Over the past year, life has shifted completely, turning our sense of normal upside down. With all this change, it’s been harder and harder for people to obtain a sense of normalcy. When every day holds...

A trend that has recently taken off, astrology is the study of celestial bodies and how they correlate to our everyday lives.

Astrology Trend Leaves Many Starry-Eyed

By Liza Cooper, Marquette High School May 19, 2021

On a clear night, the sky is sprinkled with stars. Ordinary people may just see dots of light; scientists may see balls of gas. People who participate in astrology, the study of the influence that stars...

Tomas Aguado with his two children, Madeleine and Braxton Aguado, during the time period in which he was awaiting his transplant.

Aguado shares her father’s story for National Organ Donation Awareness Month

By Emma Borage, Oakville High School May 19, 2021

April is National Organ Donation Awareness Month, and although the month has ended, it is still important to remember how the need for organ transplants affects people all over the U.S., including in the...

In honor of Women's History Month, Eastside celebrates women's achievements and contributions in history.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women’s History Month

In honor of Women's History Month in the month of March, Eastside presents a celebration of female representation in various aspects of our daily lives. In honor of this month, we encourage women to "break...

Black Student Union Aims to Recruit More Minority Teachers to Apply for District Positions

By Taniya Dula, Wauwatosa East and West High Schools May 18, 2021

Tosa West Junior Miles Coppage went to Eisenhower Elementary, Whitman Middle School and Wauwatosa West. In those 11 years, Coppage had just one minority teacher. “I think that it's been a real detriment...

Music Director Dr. Rufus Jones published his first autobiography in 2015,

“Just Tell the Story:” Music Director Rufus Jones Paints the Life of Maestro Dean Dixon in Acclaimed 2015 Biography

By Kathleen Lewis, Gulliver Preparatory May 18, 2021

It was 2009, and Music Director Dr. Rufus Jones was a professor at Georgetown University and paving his career as an orchestral conductor and educator. He was also deep in the research process of his first...

Wauwatosa School District Superintendent Dr. Phillip Ertl will retire at the end of the 2020-2021 school year after serving as the superintendent of the district for the last 16 years.

Wauwatosa School District Superintendent to Retire After 16 Years in Position

By Sara Stanislawski, Wauwatosa East and West High Schools May 18, 2021

When Wauwatosa Superintendent Dr. Phillip Ertl started in his position, the community stood divided over the school board’s recent vote to close Wilson Elementary School. Now retiring after 16 years...

Sophomore Sophie Logalbo matches with the ENTP personality type on the SixteenPersonalities test. The test determines the types of takers by taking into account traits like introvertedness and personal values.

It’s personal

By Zoey Young, Hagerty High School May 18, 2021

We spend every minute of every day with ourselves. Privy to the knowledge of our favorite food and our darkest secrets, it seems that we should know everything about us, yet the popularity of personality...

Trinity teacher Mr. Bernie Schum spoke with reporter Joseph Eng about the challenges of teaching in a COVID year.

Overcoming the Obstacles of Teaching in a COVID Year

By Joseph Eng , Trinity High School May 18, 2021

“This, without question of a doubt, has been the roughest year of teaching since my first year 24 years ago. If we have to do this again next year, I’m done; I will retire!” As expressed by Trinity...

There are many interesting things that people do not know about astrology.

Everything you need to know about Astrology

Rising sign, Scorpio, and what now?! If you have ever questioned the hype around astrology, this package is for you. Eastside breaks down each horoscope sign, how astrology came to be, skeptics views on...

Naomi Grishman was an instrumental teacher and leader at Grady. In her capacity as a teacher, department head, magnet program coordinator and assistant principal she was a mentor to many students and staff.

Former assistant principal Grishman impacts Grady community

By Ava Smith , Henry W. Grady High School May 18, 2021

Naomi Grishman never saw herself as a teacher, yet she ended up being one of the most influential teachers and leaders at Grady. Grishman was a history major, but after a trip home during her junior...

In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, students and staff reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health.

The second pandemic: mental illness

By Elle Rotter, Parkway West High School May 18, 2021

Imagine you are sitting in history class, trying to pay attention to a lecture, but you can hear every sound and see every distraction around you. You can hear the students in the back whispering to each...

While staff members claim the wearing of hoods is disrespectful, unsafe, and is a way to hide earbuds and not listen, students argue that earbuds help them be productive and that teachers are still able to identify those in hoods. Another rule that frustrates students -- mainly the females -- is the one requiring that shoulders be covered. Some girls claim this is sexist.

Dress code rules criticized for being unjust, outdated

By Jessica Wyno, Streetsboro High School May 18, 2021

Dress code rule and enforcement have been under scrutiny for decades for being trivial and sexist. Enforcement of the code within SHS has been lax this year, students have agreed, as teachers were more...

Social Justice 101: Green hopes for better future through winning poem

By Maya Apau, Linganore High School May 17, 2021

“As we rise from the trenches. As we build our own bridges. As we strive with unimaginable ambition. There will be no more social injustice for me,” said poet Promise Green. Social Injustice...

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