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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

Encanto is a great movie watch as a family. The movies great animation and music give this film a 4/5 stars.

Encanto Disney’s Latest Trending Musical

By Kylie A., Ariana A., and Andrew H. January 27, 2022

Walt Disney Studios’ new animation movie “Encanto” has recently been trending among family movies. Directed by Jared Bush, Byron Howard, and Charise Castro Smith, the movie was introduced in theaters...

How Omicron Has Affected DCIS

By Eliana N. and Layla G. January 25, 2022

This story was originally published on The Day Creek Howl on January 24, 2022.

To many students suprise, there were therapy dogs during lunch to help kids cheer up.

“Paws To Share” Spends a Week at Day Creek

By Declynn G., Emily L., Jadyn K., and Adrian M. January 20, 2022

It’s another typical Monday at Day Creek Intermediate School. You head to your regular lunch hangout with your friends but stop when you notice a few unusual Ez-Ups. There is already a long line of students...

Seventh-grade students fill the hallways as Duncan Middle School dismisses for the day. Students will be out Thursday and Friday because of an increase in illnesses.

DPS cancels school Thursday, Friday

By Finley Davis and Emily Hallford January 14, 2022

Because of COVID-19, the flu and other sicknesses, Duncan Public Schools is canceling school for the next two days. A total of 166 students were out today, and 21 staff members were out. Yesterday,...

In our world today, many people choose to avoid conversations with others in hopes to avoid conflicts. But what would our world be like if people listened?

We’re All in This Together

By Kirsten L. and Aurora GS. January 13, 2022

The theory of a spiral of silence represents the idea that a larger group disagrees with, then isolates a smaller group’s opinion, causing the minority group to fear sharing their viewpoint. Unfortunately,...

Andrew H. is a DCIS student who has been improving his swimming skills since the age of four. He has practiced a majority of his life to accomplish his dream of becoming an Olympic swimmer.

Coyote Makes a Splash at Junior Olympics

By Jadyn K., Adrian M., Declynn G., and Emily L. November 18, 2021

As you walk into the meet, nervous energy begins to build. You have worked so hard to make it to this point and you're finally there. All the hours you have given toward practice are finally paying off....

LEFT BEHIND. Seventh grade science teacher Raven Olsen works with his students. Olsen is one of several teachers that decided to return to Sevier Middle this year. Many teachers did not return.

Major teacher staff changes strike Sevier Middle

By Claire Mooney, John Sevier Middle School November 15, 2021

Teacher turnover is an issue that schools face all over the country, and this obstacle has hit Sevier especially hard this year. Students were shocked when they found out almost twenty-six percent of full-time...

TEXTING FOR HELP. A student illustrates how to use 911 texting. The Kingsport Police Department recently introduced the ability to text 911 for Kingsport residents.

Call if you can, text if you can’t

By Calli Venzon, John Sevier Middle School November 11, 2021

An old lady has fallen on the sidewalk, the wind knocked out of her. Her leg is broken. She can hardly breathe, much less talk. Calling 911 is out of the question. Instead, she can now quickly text 911...

Students have been taking part in the Devious Lick Trend by vandalizing school property. Is there a way to prevent this from happening?

A Devious Challenge

By Declynn G., Adrian M., Emily L., and Jadyn K. October 21, 2021

As you rush to the restroom those last few minutes of lunch, you peer inside and all you see is destruction. Someone threw toilet paper all over the stalls and the soap dispensers have been torn from their...

PRIVATE AND RELIGIOUS. Providence Academy in Johnson City is one of several private schools in the region.

Local private schools are not that different from public schools

By Karmela Whiteside, John Sevier Middle School September 20, 2021

Most students believe public and private schools are completely different. Public students usually picture private schools as stuff, strict, with school uniforms. Private school students often think public...

Cathy Barker teaches about 9/11 in her humanities class. Many DMS teachers have stories about where they were when the attacks occurred.

2021 marks 20th anniversary of 9/11

By Delilah Ballard and Charlee Lafee September 17, 2021

There are some moments people will never forget. At Duncan Middle School, many of the teachers could tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard about the 9/11 attacks....

Oh my gorgeous! Four beautiful women express self love for their body.

Nobody Struggles Alone

By Abigail Shearer, Altoona Area Junior High School May 21, 2021

Many teens and young adults struggle with body image issues. These issues can lead to bigger issues such as eating disorders. Plenty of young teens and adults struggle with an eating disorder, but no one...

Now that Hybrid learning is underway, kids are finally being able to see their friends and teachers again, and even though distance learning definitely had its drawback, there may have been some positives as well.

Benefits of Virtual Learning

By Ryan W., Sebastien A., Hailey A., and Ryan A. May 14, 2021

Over the past year, schools across the country have been shut down due to the pandemic, and teachers have had to rely on Virtual learning to teach their students. After a year of Virtual learning,...

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The Howl Unscripted: What is Ingenuity?

By Hana S. and Malak Y. May 11, 2021

This story was originally published on The Day Creek Howl on May 10, 2021.

“Young, Proud, and Sung-Jee” is a book Joyce Lee wrote to help educate face racism for Asians and teach others about it.

Joyce Lee tackles anti-Asian racism through her book “Young, Proud, and Sung-Jee”

By Angela Chen, Clague Middle School May 3, 2021

Trigger Warning: Asian hate crimes mentioned For Joyce Y. Lee, a social work researcher at the University of Michigan, anti-Asian racism was not new. Being Korean-American, and a female, hate towards...

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The Howl Unscripted: What is Earth Day and How Can We Contribute?

By Hana S. and Malak Y. April 28, 2021

This story was originally published on The Day Creek Howl on April 19, 2021.

Cathy Barker is a member of the Duncan Legislative Team. Team members go to the Capitol and meet with legislators about public education.

Duncan teachers continue involvement at State Capitol

By Katelyn Young and Joelliza Fincher April 13, 2021

Duncan Public School teachers have gone to the Oklahoma State Capitol to persuade members of the House of Representatives and the Senate to support public education. A couple of Duncan Middle School...

Lauren Kelly of the Boston Pride (and Watertown Middle School) celebrates with the Isobel Cup after Boston beat the Minnesota Whitecaps, 4-3, for the NWHL title on March 27, 2021, at Warrior Ice Arena.

A championship to cherish ‘for the rest of my life’

By Katherine Schick, Watertown Middle School April 13, 2021

“Pure joy and excitement!” That’s how professional hockey defender and Watertown Middle School instructional assistant Lauren Kelly felt when her team, the Boston Pride, won their second National...

Many students are eager to return to their school campuses, but is it safe?

Going Back to School

By Lily G., Ryan W., Sebastien A., and Edhen A. April 12, 2021

You overhear your parents discussing your return to school. Are they a little too eager to send you back? Are they certain denying virtual learning is the safest option? This will cross more than a few...

The Neutral Zone in Ann Arbor has a recording studio where students can learn about Hip Hop.

Creating Hip Hop in Ann Arbor

By Ketki Patil, Clague Middle School April 1, 2021

Music is everywhere. It is found in every culture. Music doesn’t just include what is heard, it includes art and dancing — and it is being created in Ann Arbor with the help of Elliott Sabbagh. Sabbagh...

Cancel culture should not be a way of ruining lives, but a way to call out those who make bad choices and help them grow.

Has cancel culture gone too far in the US?

By Ashley Han, Clague Middle School April 1, 2021

Cyberbullying is a familiar topic, internet safety very extensively talked about in schools. But then the question emerges: Is cyberbullying a bully okay? The answer is usually (and should always be)...

Sen. Chris Kidd and Sen. Jessica Garvin talk to middle school students this morning, following the Legislative Breakfast.

State senators, representatives visit Duncan Middle School

By Ava Miller and Presley Sanders March 29, 2021

Oklahoma state legislators visited Duncan Middle School today, giving them a chance to meet with Duncan educators and students. Senators Jessica Garvin and Chris Kidd and Representatives Marcus...

Teachers have reported it’s a new challenge for them to keep their students’ attention for the full length of classes online.

Thoughts on Quarantine: How Teachers Feel About Teaching Remotely

By Claire Wang, Clague Middle School March 16, 2021

Switching to a quarantine lifestyle has changed things for everyone; the world is filled with cancelled opportunities and things people can’t do. For everyone’s safety, most activities, including school,...

The book club meets two Wednesdays a month at 12pm.

Teaching Through Books: Mrs. Fleming’s Mission to Get Students to Read

By Satvika Ramanathan, Clague Middle School March 11, 2021

Wanting to find a way to combine two of her favorite things, Social Studies teacher of 22 years, JL Fleming, started the Cougars Care Book Club in 2018 to try to teach kids about social justice while getting...

What is the importance of being bilingual and what does it do for the world?

What is the Importance of Being Bilingual?

By Hayley B., Edhen A., and Aishwarya A. March 2, 2021

Being bilingual can be a valuable skill for everyday life. Not only when traveling to another country, but in everyday trips out and about in Southern California, it makes everything so much easier being...

With the current circumstances, academic struggles are more present in our society than ever before.

Grades Dropping During the Pandemic

By Hannah G., Day Creek Intermediate School February 11, 2021

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools have been forced to teach students virtually. For nearly six months, classes have met through online platforms like Zoom and Google Meet. Students are...

There have been millions of people who have gotten COVID-19, but is there a chance your furry friends can also get this virus?

Can Pets Get the Coronavirus?

By Hannah G. and Keira S. January 4, 2021

The number of adopted animals has dramatically spiked since the advent of COVID-19. But have you pondered if your furry friend could also test positive for the virus? According to local veterinarians,...

Karter H. on his 12th birthday two weeks before the aneurysm ruptured.

“I had to relearn everything a human knows”: A Brain Aneurysm Fighter

By Hailey A. and Keira S. December 7, 2020

A brain aneurysm is a weak blood vessel in an artery in the brain that fills up with blood. Sort of like a thin balloon, it has a chance of rupturing. If it does burst, blood spills between the skull and...

SOMEBODY IS WATCHING. Scribe opinion editor Anna Harrington works on a school-issued laptop. Teachers can use software called Netop to observe students screens while on campus

“Netop” allows teachers to monitor student Chromebooks

By Cameron Roberts, John Sevier Middle School November 20, 2020

Netop allows teachers to “spy” on students In the Kingsport City Schools system, students use computers every day. While in class teachers use a program called “Netop” to monitor their students. ...

BACK IN HIS OLD STOMPING GROUNDS. Daniel Kilgore visits Sevier Middle, where he once played several sports. Kilgore has gone on to great success as
a professional football player.

Former Sevier athletes reflect on what it takes to become successful

By Kylie Moore, John Sevier Middle School November 12, 2020

Many student athletes believe they will eventually play in college or become professional athletes. The odds of becoming successful athletes beyond middle and high school, however, are low. Daniel Kilgore...

PLEASANT SMELL. Air freshners like this one are common in many classrooms. They can cause problems for students with allergies or asthma.

Harmful scents remain a problem in middle school

By Meredith Mooney, John Sevier Middle School November 10, 2020

It’s hard not to love something that smells great, whether it is lotion that smells like flowers, soap that smells like clean laundry, or hand sanitizer that smells like morning air. What if these lovely...

Halloween will definitely be different from past Halloween celebrations that we’ve done before.

Halloween Amid a Pandemic

By Lily G., Audrey C., and Nisreen M. October 21, 2020

Clusters of kids line up, each with the intent to bite into an apple, all in an effort to collect as many as possible. Others run from door to door loudly proclaiming their ‘Trick or Treat’ in hopes...

School will definitely be a lot different compared to before.

Behind the Scenes of the Hybrid Learning Plan

By Hailey A. and Audrey C. September 28, 2020

Day after day, students log on to a computer and look at a screen in order to learn. Nothing is face to face; everything is digital. Multiple months have passed since Day Creek Intermediate School has...

DCIS staff members are working to plan for all of the potential outcomes of this pandemic.

DCIS is Exploring the Possibilities for the 2020-2021 School Year

By Shivani R. and Mikah C. May 20, 2020

As the 2019-2020 school year is coming to a close, students are growing more and more excited about the possibilities of the upcoming school year, scheduled to start in August of 2020. Children used to...

Healthcare workers are still going to work even if they are put at risk, continuing to be there for their communities.

Healthcare Workers Are Stepping Up Against the Pandemic

By Mikah C. and Shivani R. May 7, 2020

The coronavirus has temporarily closed businesses and offices until it is considered reasonably safe to return to public places. But health care officials are still required to go to work, as hospitals...

VACCINATED. Tennessee state law requires vaccinations for students to attend public schools. Some parents have begun to avoid vaccines.

Growing trend among parents causes them to avoid vaccines

By Michael Fanning, John Sevier Middle School April 30, 2020

In Virginia, the House of Representatives is trying to pass a law that students need thirteen more vaccines and a required flu shot to attend public school. Many lives that have been lost throughout history...

MY BODY, MY CANVAS. Sevier teacher Ty Hayworth shows off his tattoos. Several Sevier teachers and students have body art.

Teachers and students embrace body art

By Amber Cowden, John Sevier Middle School April 27, 2020

When people think of tattoos and piercings, they think of them as something cool. There are many stereotypes about tough people that have them, like bikers and criminals. As it turns out, however, there...

Once the masks were finished, they were sorted into plastic bags.

Marvelous masks

By Grace Miller, Cannon Falls High School April 17, 2020

There has been a huge swell in face mask usage lately as the COVID-19 virus works its way across the world. Fearful citizens wear them on the few trips taken out of the house. Food workers sport these...

The halls at Day Creek Intermediate may be empty, but learning is still taking place despite the current situations.

How Has the ESD Staff Been Affected by Distance Learning?

By Shivani R. and Mikah C. April 16, 2020

It is widely known that due to the coronavirus, the Etiwanda School District has temporarily closed its schools and transitioned to Distance Learning. Many students are pleased to swap six hours of school...

HACKED! Sixth grade math teacher Kristen Bridwell illustrates what it may feel like for a teachers computer to get hacked. Hackers are targeting schools more than ever before.

Hackers target schools for money, personal information

By Kaitlyn Burke, John Sevier Middle School April 14, 2020

In October of last year, Johnson City Schools’ teachers and staff members received a message from computer hackers on their screens. “Every byte of any types of your devices was encrypted,” the...

HELP IS AVAILABLE. Macy Davis, left, checks out a poster advertising the new P3 Campus anonymous reporting system. The new system allows students to submit concerns, including bullying, directly to KCS administrators.

New anonymous reporting system arrives at Sevier Middle

By ShayLeigh Honaker, John Sevier Middle School April 9, 2020

Kingsport City Schools has recently put a new anonymous reporting system in place. Students can now report problems at school anonymously. Holly Flora is the principal at John Sevier Middle School. ...

In this episode, Ashley and Azam discuss the effects of the Coronavirus quarantine on DCIS...and they are mostly negative.

The Howl Unscripted: Day Creek in Quarantine

By Ashley P. and Azam E. April 8, 2020

This story was originally published on The Day Creek Howl on April 7, 2020.

SMALL VIRUS, BIG PROBLEMS. This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals the structure of the coronavirus. Since the virus has arrived in the United States, it has shut down schools and business all over the country.

COVID-19 virus shuts down Kingsport schools

By Meredith Mooney, John Sevier Middle School April 6, 2020

People all over the world are buying massive amounts of toilet paper to protect themselves against a world-wide fear: COVID 19. This massive illness has shut down schools all around the world, including...

Assignments and updates are posted through Google Classroom, email and other sites to keep students updated. Students have used their Chromebooks and physical books throughout the first week of online classes.

Students, teachers handle switch to online classes

By Paris Lawson, Altoona Area Junior High School April 3, 2020

School has been closed since March 16 with an original return date of April 6 due to the Covid-19 virus. Now, it is not supposed to resume until at least April 30 under Governor Tom Wolf’s newest order. Since...

During the 11th Democratic Debate, Joe Biden committed to selecting a female running mate. The move has caused both support, and controversy. In this episode, Ashley and Azam take a deep dive into whether the move was good or bad.

Joe Biden Commits to Choosing a Female Vice President

By Ashley P. and Azam E. April 1, 2020

This story was originally published on The Day Creek Howl on March 31, 2020.

A RISING STAR ATHLETE. Eighth grade student Dakota Benton has become a champion in a new sport, disc golf. He has won several events and is event ranked by the official disc golf association.

Local student becomes a champion in new sport Disc Golf

By Camille Carter, John Sevier Middle School March 27, 2020

If travel, playing your favorite game and winning sound fun, then take a look at the life of Dakota Benton, a disc golf champion.   Benton is 14 years old and attends the 8th grade at Sevier Middle....

Student council members marked the middle schoolers  hand while they got into the line for lunch.

No one eats alone

By Angel Zheng, Cannon Falls High School March 25, 2020

Awkward stalls in conversation abound as the middle schoolers walked toward their tables. Entering into the lunchroom on February 21, middle school students were met with unusual circumstances. Colored...

READY TO TAKE THE FIELD. Katie Hartsook stands on the sidelines during a Sevier football game. Hartsook was the only girl on Seviers football team this school year.

Hartsook looks back on her season as a female football player

By Anna Harrington, John Sevier Middle School March 24, 2020

Football is a physically demanding sport that is most often played by boys. It’s fairly rare for a girl to join a football team, but not completely unheard. In the past, there have been girls that occasionally...

A KINGSPORT HOGWARTS? This coat of arms mock-up represents the effort of Robinson Middle to bring a House System to students.

Robinson Middle tests “Harry Potter” inspired house system

By Adyn Smith, John Sevier Middle School March 18, 2020

In the “Harry Potter” stories, the school of Hogwarts is divided into houses. Students are sorted into these houses based on their traits and their own wishes. In the House Cup challenge, houses face...

PRO DEATH PENALTY. A large percentage of students surveyed support the death penalty, despite the fact that they also believe innocent people have been sentenced to death.

A divided nation continues to grapple with the death penalty

By Michael Fanning, John Sevier Middle School March 17, 2020

Michael McCormick was sentenced to death for murder in Chattanooga in 1985. He was convicted due to a strand of hair found at the crime scene. After twenty years awaiting his execution, however, the DNA...

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