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

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Cat Zen Cafe Looks To Find Homes for Cats While Providing Comfort for Customers

By Drew Johnson and Taylor Saale December 5, 2023

For Tonya Williams, simply visiting shelters wasn’t enough to advocate for animals. Using her background in social work, Williams applied what she knew about human hospitality to pet care and...

New age of technology

By Sam Whittaker, Nathan Delaney, and Jack Schense December 1, 2023

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on September 28, 2023.

Treasure Island: Behind The Scenes

By Melissa Waas, Rock Ridge High School December 1, 2023

On Nov. 9, 10, and 11, Rock Ridge Performing Arts (RRPA) performed their fall play “Treasure Island.” This class act featured their DE Theater Literature class, composed of only upperclassmen. The...

Ziad Ben-Gacem (’25) speaks to Clarisa Gomez Rodriguez (’24) in the show’s opening scene during dress rehearsal Nov. 13. Rodriguez sang the first song of the musical, “I Get a Kick Out of You.”

GALLERY Students perform High School musical ‘Anything Goes’

By Laila Taraporevala, The American School in London November 30, 2023

The Performing Arts Department put on the fall musical “Anything Goes” Nov. 16-18. Set on the S.S. American, a boat traveling from New York to London in 1934, “Anything Goes” follows a combination...

The Makerspace Project brings innovation to Redwood City community

By Isabella Rice, Carlmont High School November 28, 2023

The Redwood City Public Library helps bring together the community by welcoming all people to partake in the many opportunities and resources it offers. In July 2021, the Redwood City Council approved...

The Urban Stream Research Center is part of the Blackwell Forest Preserve system. Students in AP Environmental Studies are able to visit this site as part of a field trip in the fall.

[PHOTO ESSAY] WEGO water testing

By Eshan Amir, West Chicago Community High School November 28, 2023

There exists a special kind of water that cannot be found in grocery stores, malls, or water fountains anywhere in America - one with a taste that cannot be quickly forgotten. That is right: microorganism-filled,...

Video: Project Life prepare students for independent living

By Melanie Coombs and Avery Liedl November 28, 2023

This story was originally published on OneMaize Media on November 17, 2023.

People, Politics, and Perspective Ep. 2: Asian Americans, admissions, and the affirmative action debate

By Elaine Jiang, Carlmont High School November 27, 2023

On June 29, the Supreme Court ruled on Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard and SFFA v. University of North Carolina (UNC), declaring that the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions...

America’s National Churchill Museum: A Midwest Treasure

By Rhianna Li, Marquette High School November 21, 2023

America's National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri, tells of the life, times and accomplishments of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. The museum is part of Westminster College's campus,...

Podcast Editors Dive into a Conversation with Hannah Snow and Nurse Layne Shoemaker: Exploring the Impact of Diabetes on High School Students

By Rylee Jarosz/Podcast Editor, Mount Vernon High School November 17, 2023

This story was originally published on Jacket Journal on November 15, 2023.

Eerie experiements

By Quinn Burton and Delaney Lueck November 13, 2023

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 9, 2023.

JOYFM Behind The Scenes: The Faces Behind the Voices

By Taryn Cunnigham, Westminster Christian Academy November 13, 2023

This story was originally published on The Wildcat Roar on November 9, 2023.

Head bent, head coach Tyler Moore laughs after the team dumped the water on his head, in celebration. This is Moores first year as head coach. The team has earned multiple iconic wins and accomplishments under his guidance.

Column: Football season through my lens

By Riley McConnell and Isabel Multer November 10, 2023

This story contains an alternate format that can only be viewed on the original site. View this story on Eagle Nation Online. It was originally published on November 2, 2023.

“From our heart to yours”

By Karina Grokhovskaya, Liberty High School - TX November 9, 2023

For cancer patients, some daily tasks become much more challenging or uncomfortable. One of those can be driving.  When chemotherapy is administered, it’s done via a port on the upper chest.   ...

Boston floral designers help a community bloom

By Alex Edwards and Austin Ikard November 7, 2023

Flowers are universal. In almost every nation, state, and city, flowers can be found bringing color and life to their respective environment, and now they get to bring life to a new location, the Prudential...

Video: Maize Elementary celebrates weeks long school marathon

By Ian Twist, Noah Byer, Kadence Shook, Hailey Blurton, and Colton Forrest November 1, 2023

This story was originally published on OneMaize Media on October 31, 2023.

The Wolf Cafe offers customers clean ingredients from local sources

By Jack Robeson, Lafayette High School October 31, 2023

The Wolf Cafe, owned by Bob and Denise Biribin, produces amazing food from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. With friendly service, great food, and an amazing atmosphere, The Wolf Cafe has a lasting...

WATER BALLOONS AND SMILES: Senior Peer Assistance and Leadership program member Jude Masoni holds up his fellow PAL, senior David Herring, as a human shield to protect himself from the path of an incoming water balloon. Students paid  to throw a balloon at the PALS on Tuesday as part of the shooting PAL-ery, one of the Pink Week fundraisers intended to raise money for the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Central Texas, an Austin-based non-profit that provides personalized support to those affected by breast cancer.  Year after year the PALS put on Pink Week in order to raise funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. The PALS put on a variety of different events the whole week at lunch in hopes of both bringing in profits and bringing an exciting week of fun to the McCallum community.   

Herring was made a target of the water balloon by his cross country teammates.

“I enjoyed seeing my teammates coming out to donate as I was telling them about it the week prior,” Herring said. “I was also just having fun on that nice day with my fellow PALS. Some of them that did the pallery that day, like Jude, I’ve known since elementary school.”

Caption by Chloe Lewcock with reporting by JoJo Barnard.

Pink Week soars to new fund-raising heights

Longtime PALS adviser Richard Cowles remembers when Pink Week was a young Mac tradition and would bring in around $200. More than a decade later, he says, the expectation is that Pink Week will bring in...

Playing as one

By Nathan Buroker and Delaney Lueck October 27, 2023

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 25, 2023.

Gator Tales: Xavier students create summer program called MathMagicians

By Asiana Guang, Xavier College Preparatory October 27, 2023

This story was originally published on Xpress on October 19, 2023.

Humans of FHN | Hailey Zhang

By Rhea Patel and Laney Quandt October 26, 2023

This story was originally published on on October 10, 2023.

Video: Local pumpkin patch ready for big season

By Stahley Sears, Maize Career Academy October 25, 2023

This story was originally published on OneMaize Media on October 6, 2023.

Getting on track: Michele Abbate ‘brakes’ through barriers in racing

By Elaine Jiang, Carlmont High School October 25, 2023

Women only make up 4% of top talent, according to the More than Equal Initiative, an organization founded to develop the first female Formula One world champion. As a result, female drivers are often few...

Tracing the lines

By Karina Grokhovskaya, Liberty High School - TX October 24, 2023

From abstract to realism, Art 2 students’ are shifting their focus to contour lines by tracing multiple drawings to create a new piece. “This is actually the first time that I have done this contour...

Brewing new skills

By Logan Moseley and Makayla Potter October 23, 2023

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 19, 2023.

The mall has been abandoned since 2017 and is often nicknamed The Quad.

Photo Essay: Charlestowne mall: once booming, now abandoned

By Dhanveer Gill, West Chicago Community High School October 20, 2023

A car commercial is not the first thing that people think of when Charlestowne Mall comes to mind; instead, a once lively and popular shopping center is often far more memorable in the minds of the residents...

Student Profile: Victoria Tsou lands passion for taiko

By Alexandra Chan, Carlmont High School October 20, 2023

Junior Victoria Tsou has been involved in the art of Japanese drumming, known as taiko, for over half her life. She learns from Grandmaster Tanaka who brought his knowledge from Japan to the United States...

Streets of Vintage Flea Market: Small business haven

By Bailey Basurto, Foothill Technology High School October 19, 2023

With the cool breeze and the ocean view, local vendors of Ventura County went down to the Ventura Boardwalk on Oct. 8, 2023 to set up for the Seaside Sunday Flea Market, hosted by Streets of Vintage Flea...

The Uproar on air

By Jacob Hargens and Jacob Larson October 19, 2023

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 3, 2023.

That 70th Show (and Tell)

That 70th Show (and Tell)

By Julia Copas, McCallum High School October 19, 2023

On Sept. 8, 1953, A. N. McCallum High School, named after AISD's third superintendent, opened its doors to the 1,336 students enrolled. They weren't Knights yet because they hadn't yet picked the mascot....

The Head and the Heart opened with an acoustic set, consisting of only three band members.

Goin’ “Down in the Valley” for the Head and the Hearts’ music festival

By Ella Furuichi, Archie Williams High School October 16, 2023

Nestled in the middle of downtown Napa Valley, the first Down in the Valley music festival took place at the Oxbow RiverStage, Saturday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 3, featuring a lineup of nine talented...

MHSNews | Music Production Class Introduced to MHS

By Stephan Bosnjak, Marquette High School October 13, 2023

The music production class was introduced to Marquette High School in the 2023-2024 school year. The class is taught by first-year teacher Mr. Schierbecker and has been an enjoyable experience for students. This...

ONE FINAL HURRAH BEFORE THE TORCH IS PASSED DOWN: With the upcoming football season nearing a fast approach, the marching band is preparing its halftime segment for the games. While the first game isn’t until Thursday, the band took the opportunity to put on its annual Bandapalooza for family and friends. The events goal is simply to show off what the band has been working on and to give the community an early peek at whats to come.

For senior Frank Montesinos, Bandapalooza is not only a fun experience but also a beneficial one. 

“The showcase gives a perspective of how our rehearsals are run,” Montesinos said. 

While the show itself is a whole marching band production, Montesinos is part of a saxophone quartet with a feature in the second movement of the show along with William Viner, Elliot Taylor and Aubrey Mitchell. 

“It’s nice being able to show off our individual talent in such an exposed section,” Montesinos said.  

One of Montesinos fellow quartet members, senior William Viner said it was worth all the hours of work he and his bandmates put in.

“Bandapalooza is always the first performance we do for people,” Viner said. “It’s satisfying to finally get to put together a months work of heat and hard work.” 

But given that he’s a senior, it also means that this was Viners last Bandapalooza. 

“I thought I would be very sad in my last year,” Viner said, “but it’s honestly more sweet than bitter. I feel much stronger and more confident as a senior and a leader. It’s fun to pass the band torch down to new underclassmen.” 

Viner said he is excited to pass the tradition on to younger high schoolers just as early band members passed it on to him.

Caption by Chloe Lewcock.

MacBand reaches for the stars

By JoJo Barnard, Julia Copas, Naomi Di-Capua, Chloe Lewcock, Maggie Mass, Alice Scott, Lanie Sepehri, Ingrid Smith, Lucas Walker, and Francie Wilhelm October 12, 2023

Through the sweltering heat, the McCallum band showed off the first two movements of their 2023 contest show, “Starsurfer” in the band parking lot on Friday night. The annual Bandapalooza event gives...

Dressed as Professor McGonagall, AP Precalculus teacher Monica Russell goes over answers to problems that students assigned to the different Harry Potter houses solved. Each correct answer gave that house a point. “I hope that I can make (math) a little bit more interesting,” Mrs. Russell said.

Bring in the Teachers, Bring in the Magic

By Genesis Arrieta, Dreyfoos School of the Arts October 12, 2023

“I’d like students to see a richer world so that they can live a richer life,” science teacher Timothy Siniscalchi said. “I don’t want my classes to just be words on a page, where rules are...

Prepcast 2.2: Striking Through Hollywood: The Breakdown

By Sara Gelrud and Valeria Bigott October 7, 2023

This story was originally published on The Raider Voice on September 19, 2023.

‘Battle Bots Destruct-a-thon’ Inspires Young Engineers

By Travis McGinnis and Ellie Lakatos October 5, 2023

This story was originally published on Southwest Shadow on September 8, 2023. 

The Homecoming Bonfire burns in the night Sept. 21. According to Fire Science, the fire was approximately 25 ft. high and 500 degrees Celsius. “The Homecoming Bonfire is always a cool tradition to be a part of and it’s cool to see the fire itself and how high it can get,” Mason Conrad ‘24 said.

The Heat of The Moment: A Homecoming Bonfire Recap

By Avalon Nielsen and Baylie Van Horn Turnidge October 5, 2023

Fire blazing, heat roaring, smoke billowing and hundreds of students huddled together. This is the Homecoming Bonfire. The Homecoming Bonfire was one of many Homecoming events, following the parade...

Westminster Ties Hands It Off to the Experts

October 4, 2023

This story was originally published on The Wildcat Roar on October 2, 2023.

In Season Episode 3: Conversation With Rob Burns from the Chicago Bears

By Diego Collazo and Tommy Thornton October 3, 2023

This story was originally published on The Raider Voice on September 18, 2023.

Senior overcomes obstacles

By Briella Mulligan and Aubrie Thomas October 2, 2023

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on September 28, 2023.

MHSNews | A Day of Mystical, Medieval Magic

By Myles Edgington and Elliott Jorgensen September 28, 2023

Wentzville hosted the St. Louis Renaissance Fair this fall season. The event brings an element of medieval times and whimsical fantasies to draw in visitors of all ages to experience the charm of the variety...

CHEERS AND CHESTS: Freshmen cheer on the Knights with “McCallum” written across their chests in blue paint. Freshman Hugo Smith said the shirtless display of spirit was a spur-of-the-moment decision.

“Everyone in our row that we were sitting with participated,” Smith said. “We just told everyone ‘Take your shirt off. Write your letter.’”

Smith said he knew the Knights needed some spirit to get through the game. 

“It says that I care about my team,” Smith said.

Caption by Julia Copas with reporting by Ingrid Smith.

Some things borrowed, some things new, but all things Taco Shack still McCallum blue

By JoJo Barnard, Julia Copas, Naomi Di-Capua, Chloe Lewcock, Alice Scott, Lanie Sepehri, Ingrid Smith, and Maya Tackett September 25, 2023

McCallum’s observation of the Taco Shack was a mix of old traditions blended with new ideas. The student government pulled ideas from homecoming and Pink Week to bring a new experience to Taco Shack....

Local soccer team creates opportunities for kids with special needs

By Franklin Kuo, Carlmont High School September 21, 2023

The Everyone Plays in Our Community (EPIC) soccer team is a program by the American Youth Soccer Organization designed for children who have mental or physical disabilities and may have a more challenging...

Fixing a Broken Heart [Podcast]

By Keely Carter, Friends School of Baltimore September 20, 2023

I could be dead right now. What pumps my blood throughout my body was going to fail me. When I was three, I got lucky, and my doctor heard a weird little noise through his stethoscope. Four years later,...

The STEMinist Ep. 1: Do what you love

By Alessandra Tremulis, Carlmont High School September 19, 2023

In this episode, Allie Tremulis talks with Siobhan Pickett, a life-long scientist with a 30-year career as a biotech marketer. Pickett's passion is introducing cool technologies to people who do cool...

The Wildcats defend the endzone against the Bartlett Hawks as the game approaches halftime on Sept. 1.

Photo Essay: WEGO wins against Bartlett

By Emily Ziajor, West Chicago Community High School September 18, 2023

West Chicago Wildcats vs. Bartlett Hawks. The first football home game took place on Sept. 1 at WCCHS in Memorial Stadium. The West Chicago Wildcats came out victorious with a score of 21-14, securing...

MHSNews | Librarians Encourage Students to Explore Library Offerings

By Rhianna Li, Marquette High School September 18, 2023

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. The Marquette and local libraries are ready to serve students. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on September 8, 2023.

Though I have visited many amusement parks, I owe my passion to Kennywood Park above anywhere else.

Memories of an Amusing Hobby

By Andrew McLaughlin, North Allegheny Senior High School June 1, 2023

In 1977, a North Hills amusement park called West View Park closed forever. 35 years after the park’s closure, a seven-year-old boy wandered into his local library’s nonfiction section and pulled a...

MHSNews | Custodial Shortage Puts a Strain on Staff

By Stephan Bosnjak, Marquette High School May 31, 2023

This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on May 25, 2023.

Senior Breaks Javelin Record

By Annie Alcorn and Sam Stremlau May 30, 2023

When Brigg Ernstrom, senior, started throwing javelin during his sophomore year track season, he said he never predicted breaking a school record two years later.  There was a record set last year...

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