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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

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 History's Forgotten. In this episode, Wilburn, Moats and Norris discuss the life of Rachel Carson. Carson's 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...

It’s Too Early for This

By Claire Valenti, Downers Grove South High School May 13, 2021

This story was originally published on Blueprint on May 12, 2021.

Cults of TJ

By Sean Nguyen, Elliott Lee, Robert Stotz, Santiago Criado, Nikhil Nair, and Rushil Umaretiya May 12, 2021

While the word “cult” can carry a sinister connotation, it can also be used more generally to describe a very tight-knit community. To outsiders, these groups may seem exclusive, when in reality, they...

Bonding over pickles, mom and daughter launch Pickl – ee’s

By Alicia Hernandez, Liberty High School - TX May 12, 2021

It’s common for students to start working in high school, but since the pandemic began last year, many students began their own business. But while several students turned to sweets, sophomore Emily...

Arospace Ep. 5: Landing at the season finale

Arospace Ep. 5: Landing at the season finale

By Chelsea Chang, Kasey Liu, Jack Hansen, and Maddy Ting May 12, 2021

In Arospace's fifth and final episode, hosts Chelsea Chang, Kasey Liu, and Jack Hansen discuss the American dialogue on sex and romance, from how it shows up in everyday life to mainstream media. They...

The Dallastown Unified Track team has a team huddle after their victory over Susquehannock at Senior Night on April 28. Dallastown currently has two unified teams: bocce in the winter and track in the spring.

Unified Track: Photo Story

By Camryn Eveler, DALLASTOWN AREA HIGH SCHOOL May 12, 2021

The Dallastown Unified Track and Field team is sponsored by the Dallastown Area School District in partnership with Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Unified Sports is a fully inclusive and co-ed high school...

Exploring philosophies students and teachers began following due to the pandemic

Quarantine mottos to live by

By Melody Cui and Sophia Ma May 11, 2021

Expect the unexpected Sophia · Quarantine mottos to live by - Eric Otto “Expect the unexpected. That’s really been something that I’ve been thinking about a lot since COVID began.” COVID...

Carly Grizzaffi brings service initiative to Masters

By Tara Phillips and Lily Zuckerman May 11, 2021

This story was originally published on Tower on May 10, 2021.

Pinned

By Jimmy Riedel, Downers Grove South High School May 11, 2021

This story was originally published on Blueprint on May 10, 2021.

Senior strums strings from scratch

By Miguel Paredes Reyes and Tenley Wright May 11, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on May 10, 2021.

Metro West Dive Team uses LHS pool to complete annual training

By Joey Weaver, Lafayette High School May 10, 2021

The Metro West Dive Team is a team of firefighters specifically trained for underwater search and rescue. They utilize the Lafayette pool multiple times a year to train and practice for a real underwater...

Bliss & Wicks: The Candle Queen

By Emma Huget, Downers Grove South High School May 10, 2021

This story was originally published on Blueprint on May 7, 2021.

After over a year of distance-learning, Maywood Center for Enriched Studies offers students the opportunity to participate in hybrid-learning. For the first week back on campus, students and staff adapted to a new schedule, routine, and safety protocols. Photo by Melissa Ponce

Photojournalism: A look inside school’s first week of reopening

By Melissa Ponce , MACES Magnet May 10, 2021

Assistant Principal Mr.Meza checks the temperature of freshman Juliary Chavelas on March 27. All students are required to get their temperature checked prior to entering the school. Those with temperatures...

CRIMSON

By Sruthi Ramesh, Wentzville Liberty High School May 7, 2021

  A Note from the Writer: This poem was written during the height of the 2021 succession of hate crimes against Asian-Americans. Drowning in the news as updates were coming out, I couldn't grasp...

MHSNews | New Club Helps Girls Around the World

By Jack Huster, Marquette High School May 6, 2021

MHS students, Trinity Lopes and Suchita Karnati started the Days for Girls club to help women in our community and all over the world. This story was originally published on Marquette Messenger on May...

Sport of the Arts: A Look from the Rookies

By Sean Nguyen, Yoo-Bin Kwon, Hannah Bang, Garv Jain, and Erin Chen May 5, 2021

As spring sports continue, an activity stands out among the rest as not just a sport, but a sport of the arts: marching band. Originally set to take place in the fall, complications have converted what...

Taking flight to Zen

By Madelyn Christiansen, Millard West High School May 5, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on May 4, 2021.

The key to achieving happiness is actually very simple.

Generate authentic happiness using this one trick

By Grace Livecchi, Staples High School May 4, 2021

This story was originally published on Inklings on February 12, 2021.

As the list of victims of police brutality grows longer — George Floyd, Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor, Adam Toledo, Ma'khia Bryant, Elijah Mcclain, and Daunte Wright — with every passing day, activists are hoping that the guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin's case serves as a precursor for other cases of police violence.

Derek Chauvin: The Importance of his Guilty Verdict (PODCAST)

By Emara Sáez, Adriana James-Rodil, Raquelle Elson, and Isabel Bequer May 4, 2021

In this episode of "Achona: Beyond the Articles," members of the Achona Online staff — Editor-in-Chief Adriana James-Rodil, Managing Editor Emara Saez, Sophomore Staff Writer Raquelle Elson, and Sophomore...

This is episode two of the mini-series,

Episode Two: Carieal Doss, Forever 18

By Zoe DeYoung, Parkway West High School May 3, 2021

[a beat comes in] Before we begin, a quick disclaimer. This episode will focus solely on facts and personal stories, in the hopes of humanizing the tragedy of gun violence in St. Louis. It is never...

STICKING WITH TRADITION: The McCallum Blue Brigade sticks the final pose during

Blue Brigade ends tough year with triumphant show

By Marley Angle, Carly Johnson, Lucy Marco, Anna McClellan, Caleb Melville, Madelynn Niles, Grace Nugent, Samantha Powers, Lindsey Plotkin, Lydia Reedy, Anna Schlett, Alice Scott, Alysa Spiro, Javier Vela, and Kennedy Weatherby May 3, 2021

After not having a spring show in 2020 and after a 2020-2021 campaign that director Nancy Searle said was often characterized by frustrations, disappointments and cancellations, the Blue Brigade ended...

Living with mother Earth Ep. 7: What you can do

By Payton Zolck, Carlmont High School April 29, 2021

Throughout, this series Payton Zolck has spoken with various people about climate change and different environmental issues. Join her in the last episode of Living with mother Earth, where she speaks with...

Virginia’s Garden: A mini documentary

By Kimberly Fickerson, Foothill Technology High School April 29, 2021

What does gardening mean to you? This is a question asked in the Home Garden Mini Documentary about Virginia's home garden located in Ojai, California. Virginia touches on how we can create our own garden...

The future of education

By Annabelle Harshbarger and Brooke Sliva April 29, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on April 28, 2021.

In first year at LHS, Biermann proves positive attitude crushes any obstacles

By Riley Philipp, Lafayette High School April 28, 2021

Though freshman Ashleigh Biermann had a rough start when she came into this world, she is proving that with strong family support and a great attitude, anything can be accomplished. She is active in several...

Students React to Retrenchment

By Nick Distefano, University of Central Missouri April 28, 2021

This story was originally published on Muleskinner on April 14, 2021.

A seller stands with his cart on Crisanto street.  He has lived on the street for 25 years.

Crisanto Street: A NML Photo Essay

By Ernest Leong, Los Altos High School April 28, 2021

. This story was originally published on LAHS - New Media Lit on April 21, 2021.

Never Too Late for Goodbye

By Lucie Flagg, North Allegheny Senior High School April 28, 2021

This story was originally published on The Uproar on April 27, 2021.

Writing Recs in Rona Season

By Sean Nguyen, Sahishnu Hanumansetty, Yoo-Bin Kwon, John Kim, and Alex Zhou April 27, 2021

It is that time of the year where students frantically ring up teachers for recommendations. However, with the primary communication between teachers and students being a digital screen this year, teachers...

Teaching in a Pandemic

By Riley Wania and Maya Culian April 27, 2021

We have heard countless stories of how COVID-19 has negatively impacted students, but we rarely get to hear how our teachers feel. With some teachers juggling in-person and virtual classes, this school...

The final stretch

By Miguel Paredes Reyes and Tenley Wright April 27, 2021

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

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