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

The Reel Ramble Ep 3: ‘Squid Game’ discussion and review

By Izaan Masud and Isabel Wright October 22, 2021

In the second half of the episode, they discuss whether or not they would survive the different squid games and argue about how long they would last. "Squid Game" follows Gi-Hun and 455 other contestants...

Organizers hold up the “Columbus Day Parade” sign at the corner of State Street and Wacker Boulevard at the beginning of the parade route on Monday, Oct. 11. The organizers were preceded by a marching band.

Parade watchers express differing views on Columbus and holiday

By Téa Tamburo and Audrey Matei October 22, 2021

The Columbus Day parade took place downtown in the Loop, early afternoon of Monday, Oct. 11. Under overcast skies small crowds of people gathered behind barricades to watch floats, bands, and other...

Unified Softball falls short to the Patriots

By Brooke Sliva and Evan Vaslow October 21, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 8, 2021.

Senior members of the LBJ Fire Academy line up to put out the propane fire at their first live fire skill day of the school year. Each person in the line has a specialized job, first in line holds the nozzle of the hose, the second and third are backup and the fourth person is the hose wrangler, making sure they have enough hose left to turn. “We just had to learn every single job, and that was stressful,” senior and LBJ Fire Academy member Michael Valentino said. “Every person has their job and they have to do it, and if you don’t do it it’s gonna go bad.” Caption by Kennedy Weatherby.

Class of ’22 is on fire (figuratively)

By Josie Bradsby, Lydia Reedy, and Kennedy Weatherby October 21, 2021

The members of LBJ Fire Academy participated in a fire demonstration on Sept. 25 that required them to put into practice all of the skills learned in the course. The event was held at the Austin Fire Academy...

Talkupation Ep. 2: A day in law

By Carolina Cuadros, Carlmont High School October 18, 2021

This episode of Talkupation is full of law, laughs, and learning. This educational podcast provides information about various occupations for listeners who may be interested in pursuing a certain career. Host...

Nik Bruckman: Future Gamer

By Maddie Shaw, Midtown High School October 18, 2021

Junior Nik Bruckman hopes to become a professional gamer. Having already broken many records, Bruckman has established himself in the gaming field. Under his gaming organization, G-Haven, Bruckman...

TOP teaches adults with special needs how to adult

By Erin Dallatorre, Colton High School - CA October 15, 2021

On October 8th, 2021, students in Colton High’s TOP program went on their weekly city bus ride down Valley Boulevard. Their goal: ordering takeout for lunch.  All the students had their own money...

Horror Guide episode 1 – classic horror

By Nathan Baszuro and Tristin Qualey October 14, 2021

This story was originally published on Lantern on October 6, 2021.

Redhawks address the Board to Trustees

By Sadie Johnson, Liberty High School - TX October 14, 2021

Every month the Frisco ISD Board of Trustees meets to discuss school district business but some people may not realize students can address the board to talk about a variety of issues facing students. ...

Hispanic Heritage Month brings school community together

By Shalin Bhatia, Midtown High School October 12, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month is a month that runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 which recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American influencers who have inspired others to accomplish their...

Dear Dumb Diary Ep. 2: I like girls

By Anoushka Mekerira, Carlmont High School October 12, 2021

From gay awakenings to the media’s fetishization of lesbians, guest María Valle Remond touches on the general ideas of lesbianism and coming out. Remond shares their lesbian life experience to shed...

Podcast: Writer from The Athletic previews Pens season

By Ethan Spozarski, Baldwin High School - PA October 12, 2021

This story was originally published on Purbalite on October 11, 2021.

Coding for kids

By Kaitlin Reynolds and Samantha Vojslavek October 7, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 6, 2021.

A group of abortion rights activists raise their signs as they gather and listen to the speakers at the women’s rally on Saturday at the Texas Capitol. Some cheer to agree with the proclamations made. “I wanted to show my support for organizations [at the rally] who are working to overturn Senate Bill 8,” junior Edith Holmsten said. “It is important for me to go to rallies because it is a way for me, as someone who can not vote yet, to show my support for issues that I care about. I learned about many different organizations that worked on women’s rights who had tables set up at the march.”

Women’s rally delivers an unmistakable message: repeal Senate Bill 8, vote its creators out of office

By Katherine Boyle, Amaya Collier, Meredith Grotevant, Bo Witzel, and Josie Bradsby October 7, 2021

Activists of all ages gathered on the south lawn of the Capitol building Saturday morning to protest Senate Bill 8, a new, restrictive Texas abortion law that went into effect Sept. 1. From around 9 a.m....

Surviving childhood cancer

By Christian Naujokaitis and Brooke Sliva October 5, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on September 16, 2021.

Red, White, & True Ep. 2: Pray for politics

By Chesney Evert, Carlmont High School October 5, 2021

Welcome back to Red, White, & True, a podcast that aims to navigate America’s polarized, partisan politics. Join host Chesney Evert and guest Avantika Swaminathan as they discuss religion and its...

Viral vandalism

By Miguel Paredes Reyes and Evan Vaslow September 29, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on September 23, 2021.

Video: De Smet Robotics Takes on the First Competition of the Year

September 27, 2021

This story was originally published on The Mirror on September 24, 2021.

The Westminster Ties: S2 Ep.1 Mike Rohlfing

By Abby Johler, Izzy Trost, Triston Scales, Anna Fregene, and Jackson Loehr September 27, 2021

Today we talk to Mike Rohlfing. We learn all about his career before Westminster and why he loves working at his alma-mater. We talk about how he got here, how he comes up with his creative ideas, and...

Supporting trans teens: video reporting from national summer workshop

By Alice Scott, McCallum High School September 21, 2021

Last spring, I was selected as a fellow for the PBS Student Reporting Labs yearly Summer Broadcast Academy -- an opportunity to spend two weeks in June working with and learning from the PBS team and other...

Carlmont’s highest population ever instills concern in students

By Sabrina Lo, Carlmont High School September 20, 2021

Though students at Carlmont have been away from campus for over a year and a half, the school seems much more packed with people upon return, being at its highest student population of 2,241 individuals....

S3 EP1- HSETV On The Road: Farm Life

By Eric Bedrosian, Zachary Vance, William Cantwell, and Gabriella Haynes September 20, 2021

Welcome to season three of HSETV On The Road! If you're new or even returning back for more, we cannot wait to share with you some of the awesome content we have been prepping for this season. 15 episodes...

Over their two pandemic albums, Baxter Low, the self-proclaimed “musician/occultist/aspiring artist,” has seen their sound improve and evolve into what they call “cosmic folk pop.”

A songwriter first, Baxter Low views their lyrics as a dialogue with the subconscious mind

By Theo Roe (he/him), Alysa Spiro (she/her), and Evelyn Griffin (she/her) September 20, 2021

macshieldonline · Feedback Loop, Episode 4 -- Baxter Low Baxter Lowrimore has always struggled with time. “Whether it's moving too fast or moving too slowly,” they said, “time and I have never...

Podcast: LGBT Women Through History: Episode 1

By Kalyani Rao, Prosper High School September 20, 2021

"LGBT Women Through History" is a podcast started by junior Kalyani Rao in August 2021. The podcast aims to cover LGBT female figures throughout different time periods. Rao hopes to inform and entertain...

Near return to normalcy

By Morgan Weir, Garrett Wilcoxen, Makayla Taylor, and Quinn Burton September 17, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on August 25, 2021.

Roan talks on overcoming past hardships, ‘encouraging’ students to take risks

By Gabriella Winans and Amanda Hare September 16, 2021

Morning after morning, students can expect to be greeted at the door by Assistant Principal Dr. Kari Roan. What some may not know, though, are the details behind Roan's journey — including the trials...

News faces from different places

By Evan Vaslow, Camille ONeill, Joseph Ebmeier, and Jacob Hargens September 16, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on August 24, 2021.

Redhawks reminisce on the 20th anniversary of 9/11

By Cooper Ragle, Liberty High School - TX September 16, 2021

Millions of Americans will be taking time tomorrow to remember those who risked and sacrificed their lives in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. This year marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11...

Disconnect to reconnect

By Brenna Batchelder, Kaitlin Reynolds, Brooke Sliva, Riley Kramolisch, and Samantha Vojslavek September 15, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on August 24, 2021.

Podcast: History’s Forgotten – Season 2 – Episode 1 – Charles Whittlesey

By Christi Norris, Amanda Hare, and Caleb Audia September 15, 2021

  In the first episode of Season 2 of History’s Forgotten, seniors Christi Norris, Amanda Hare and Caleb Audia introduce themselves to kick off a new year of topics, including the life and achievements...

Digital illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Podcast: Mahlet Woldemariam ’95 on Vaccine Development

By Edan Zinn, Brimmer and May School June 3, 2021

 In the second episode of the podcast series about COVID-19 vaccines, Acting Editor-in-Chief Edan Zinn interviews clinical researcher and manager Mahlet Woldemariam ‘95 about the science behind...

OUT and about: Episode 2

By Cassandra Mellor, Dominion High School June 1, 2021

This story was originally published on DHS Press on May 27, 2021.

The AAPI Experience at NA

By Michelle Hwang, North Allegheny Senior High School June 1, 2021

This story was originally published on The Uproar on May 25, 2021.

Females with ADHD struggle to find diagnosis

By Anna Thorne and Kendall Jarvis June 1, 2021

This story was originally published on Spartan Shield on May 26, 2021.

VIDEO: Lovejoy Livestock

By Connor Dunn, Aiden Beaumariage, and Nolan Novotny May 26, 2021

In this week's edition, an eighth grader shares how he manages his own farm.  This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on May 26, 2021.

Gen Z Ep. 4: Environmental problems

Gen Z Ep. 4: Environmental problems

By Jenica Su, Carlmont High School May 26, 2021

Environmental problems in California are a big issue, with disasters ranging from wildfires to droughts. In this episode of Gen Z, host Jenica Su and guest Tim Bussiek, the leader of Scots eBikes,...

Bussin’ My Way to TJ

By Sean Nguyen, Sahishnu Hanumansetty, Zac Baker, Sean Kim, and Alexander O'Quinn May 26, 2021

Public transportation offers students, and the public in general, an effective way to get to and from activities. However, among 172 TJ students who responded to a general survey, only two respondents...

Diverse Creativity Ep. 3: Ladle and Leaf

By Josh Barde, Carlmont High School May 25, 2021

Steve Sarver, owner, and CEO of the trailblazing SF Soup Company and Ladle and Leaf explains his experiences in the restaurant industry and what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. This story...

VIDEO: Ranch Roots

By Noah Naidoo, Anna Beth Smith, and Carder Lewis May 24, 2021

In this week’s edition, a family business shows how hard work can be passed down from generation to generation. This story was originally published on The Red Ledger on May 24, 2021.

sNEAKY sNAKE

By Annabelle Harshbarger and Brooke Sliva May 24, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on May 19, 2021.

Out and About Episode 1: Austin Melio

By Cassandra Mellor, Dominion High School May 21, 2021

This story was originally published on DHS Press on May 20, 2021.

No matter how small

By Jenna Reynolds and Dana Summers May 19, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on May 18, 2021.

All Things ADHD: Neurodiversity in the Classroom

By Faith Nelson, Downers Grove South High School May 19, 2021

This story was originally published on Blueprint on May 18, 2021.

We Came Back to Teach

By Sean Nguyen, John Kim, Valerie Kovacs, Cat Tran, and Tommy Fan May 18, 2021

Most TJ alumni usually graduate from school and leave for college without turning back. However, for some alumni, this is not the case. Many former TJ students have chosen to come back as teachers. Former-students-turned-teachers...

Flannel v. Fancy Friday

By Maya Culian and Riley Wania May 18, 2021

To be fancy, or not to be fancy? That is the question. Every Friday FHC is divided between those in flannel and those in fancy attire. Fancy Friday and Flannel Friday are both fun FHC traditions, and...

MHS Rock Climbing Club Resumes

By Katie Wheeler, Marquette High School May 18, 2021

This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on May 17, 2021.

Tae Kwon Do black belt continues her training during COVID

By Chiara Bouckaert and Riley Philipp May 17, 2021

Senior Navya Nagpal earned her black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2019, and though many people slow or stop their training after achieving that level, she has continued to train even when COVID hit and she had...

India battles enormous COVID-19 crisis

By Chelsea Plunkett, Carlmont High School May 14, 2021

The second wave of COVID-19 in India has only just begun in April. However, cases and deaths in the country have been rising rapidly and breaking records. Hospitals are running low on oxygen tanks, hospital...

A Zoom full of strangers

By Alice Scott and Morgan Eye May 13, 2021

As summer approaches, many students have yet to attend an in-person class or interact face-to-face with their classmates. Instead of being inside classrooms together, lessons have taken place in kitchens...

In an image taken by Neena Sidhu, seniors Caroline Wilburn, Maddie Moats and Christi Norris record the final episode of Historys Forgotten. In this episode, Wilburn, Moats and Norris discuss the life of Rachel Carson. Carsons work made a lasting impact on the environmental science industry, and her published books brought awareness to the harmful affects of pollution.

History’s Forgotten Finale: Rachel Carson

By Caroline Wilburn, Maddie Moats, and Christi Norris May 13, 2021

In the last episode of History’s Forgotten, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss the life and achievements of Rachel Carson. Born in Pennsylvania, Carson grew...

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